Comics & Animation Design

Animation design has a long history, from Disney classics like Bambi to stop-motion animation shorts and computer-generated Pixar films. Animation has had an important influence on graphic design—and vice versa. Imprint columnists including J.J. Sedelmaier and John Canemaker, both revered animators, reflect on the essential techniques and milestones in the field, including animation character design as well as digital design and animation.

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Wonder Women of the Eisner Awards

Michael Dooley showcases work by "wonder women"—that is, female comic writers and artists—from this year's San Diego Comic Con.

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Shadows of the Pasts

"Triumphs and Laments" by William Kentridge is a large-scale 500-meter-long frieze along Rome's urban waterfront.

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The Italian Tarzan Was a Voman

Pantera Bionda was an Italian comics series launched in 1948, featuring Ms. Bionda ("Blonde Panther"), a jungle girl with a sisterly resemblance to Sheena of the Jungle.