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Cartoonist Jack Elrod at work. Pictured is a Sunday color page of the comic strip Mark Trail.
Cartoonist Jack Elrod at work. Pictured is a Sunday color page of the comic strip Mark Trail.

A cartoonist is an artist who specializes in drawing cartoons. The term can also be applied to those who produce comic books, anime, manga, editorial cartoons, as well as comic strip creators and those working in animation. Those artists whose work is said to have a "cartoony" style are also called cartoonists. Cartoonist with his cartoons. ... Mark Trail is a daily newspaper comic strip created by the American cartoonist Ed Dodd. ... Look up artist in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A cartoon is any of several forms of illustrations, with varied meanings that evolved from one to another. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ... Manga )   is the Japanese word for comics and print cartoons. ... William Lyon Mackenzie King is freed from his Conscription promise by Johnny Canuck. ... A comic strip creator at work. ... Animation is the rapid display of a sequence of 2-D artwork or model positions in order to create an illusion of movement. ...


A cartoonist traditionally sketches the picture out roughly in pencil first, before going over the sketches in black ink, using either brushes or metal nibbed pens. Cartoonists whose work is intended for online publication increasingly work in digital media. A Pencil. ... Different styles of paintbrushes The term brush refers to a variety of devices mainly with bristles, wire or other filament of any possible material used mainly for cleaning, grooming hair, painting, deburring and other kinds of surface finishing, but also for many other purposes like (but not limited to) seals... A ballpoint pen A pen is a writing instrument which applies ink to a surface, paper. ... Bold textDigital media (as opposed to analog media) usually refers to electronic media that work on digital codes. ...


Large comic book publishers (such as Marvel or DC) utilize teams of cartoonists to produce the art (typically one doing the pencil work and another doing the inking, with the coloring added digitally by colorists). When a consistent artistic style is wanted among different cartoonists (such as Archie Comics), character model sheets may be used as reference. Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Entertainment, Inc. ... DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... A colorist is an artist who colors comic art reading it for production as a comic book. ... Archie Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenagers Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Forsythe Jughead Jones characters created by Bob Montana. ... In motion picture animation, a model sheet is a document used to help standardize the appearance, poses, and gestures of an animated character. ...


Traditional animation houses employ specialized cartoonists, called "inbetweeners", to draw the motions connecting the broad movements of a character. This process is often called "tweening". Tweening, short for in-betweening, is the process of generating intermediate frames between two images to give the appearance that the first image evolves smoothly into the second image. ...


Calum MacKenzie in his preface to the exhibion catalogue The Scottish Cartoonists published by the Glasgow Print Studio Gallery (1979) defined the selection criteria as being the difference between a cartoonist and an illustrator was the same as the difference between a comedian and a comedy actor- the former both deliver their own lines and take full responsibility for them, the latter could always hide behind the fact that it was not his entire creation.


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A cartoonist traditionally sketches the picture out roughly in pencil first, before going over the sketches in fl ink, using either brushes or metal nibbed pens.
Cartoonists whose work is intended for online publication increasingly work in digital media.
When a consistent artistic style is wanted among different cartoonists (such as Archie Comics), character model sheets may be used as reference.
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