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    through time in multiple ways like video, songs, writing and through art. Of the many forms of art used to capture situations, cartoons have become a popular type in the most current time. Cartoons have been used since the 1700s to depict different situations in seriousness or humor. Cartoons appear in the form of movies and television shows to bring smiles to its viewers and even in the form of comics to bring out the adolescence in any person. They have been known to entertain the viewers, educate, and sometimes persuade them on different situations. Mort Gerberg is one of the most known Political Cartoonists in the world. Gerberg has been a cartoonist since 1960 and sold his very first cartoon in 1961 to small magazines, like 1000 Jokes, Swank, and Diners Club Magazine, before publishing in major markets. Overtime his cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker, Playboy and numerous other publications. He has written, edited, and illustrated 43 books for both adults and children. His most respectable instructional work in his career for 28 years is Cartooning: The Art and the Business. Gerberg…

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    Dana Summers is an editorial cartoonist who wrote for the Orlando Sentimental for thirty years before leaving. His main focus for all of his editorial cartoons is politics in America, and problems surrounding said politics. Summers uses multiple different techniques to get the point across to the viewer of his cartoons. Color is one of the biggest, color sets the tone and mood for the entire cartoon whether that may be bright or dark. Another strong technique he uses is the appeal of logos,…

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    Optimism Brought on by Cartoons As a little girl I remember sitting in front of the television watching cartoons. Cartoons, a place where anything was possible, even a flying school bus. Growing up my memories add my sister sitting there next to me, the screen showing talking ponies instead of the old school bus. Even as the cartoon changed, it still had its own message to present, whether it be about the solar system or the magic behind friendship. In Nick Flynn’s lyric poem “Cartoon Physics,…

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    Cartoons: Retro Versus Modern Many various generations would argue that the cartoons from their childhood are the best cartoons ever made. However, lets focus on more recent cartoon styles such as the 1990s and 2010s. Though I was born in the 90s I have little memory of the 90s so I am not obligated to say that I am a true 90s kid. I am more of a 2000s kid. So, now you’re probably thinking, she’s going to go with the 2010s cartoons being better. However, I did say 2000s; which is in the middle…

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    In Diary of a Part-Time Indian the main character, Arnold uses drawn cartoons to express his view of the world. In a way, it is how Arnold best speaks to the world. He draws cartoons not only for fun, but also to let his voice be heard. Cartoons allow him to tell the world his hopes and dreams as well as his fears and things he hates. The two most pertinent examples of this in my opinion, come in the form of the cartoons Arnold draws when he starts with Reardan, and the almost sacrilegious comic…

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    Political cartoons are frequently made by artists to express their frustration with certain issues, politicians, and sometimes even the public as a whole. What initially appears to be a simply humorous cartoon is actually so much more. In these two cartoons, two completely unrelated issues are addressed: the Flint water crisis and global warming. Yet, both topics are discussed by displaying criticism that natural disasters are frequently disregarded until one’s career is at stake and even then,…

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    Gender Roles in Cartoons Cartoons have a large influence on our children’s societal education. They learn how to act, treat others, and what their role in society is (Heintz). Have stereotypical roles changed over time on the Cartoon Network Channel? What will unfold as we explore the character roles on Cartoon Network? First, let’s understand what stereotypical gender roles are. In order to know if there has been change, we first need to establish what those roles are and understand where…

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    Gene Basset's Controversy

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    During the 1990s, Gene Basset drew an untitled editorial cartoon to stress the importance of the controversy about economic development and preservation of the natural environment. Basset’s editorial cartoon depicts a man representing the Billboard Lobby holding a chainsaw and shouting “obstructionist” at a tree, Although Basset’s cartoon seems straightforward, it can be inferred that he was trying to stress the importance of the battle to limit or to expand billboards up and down highways. This…

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    Animation and live action are two very different types of films, each kept in a different world and rarely cross over into the other. Cartoons and the animated characters that are crafted for them live in a world that defies logic, normal limitations, and have their own physical laws; it is a world only limited by the imagination of the artists and their tools. The real world, one that people are more familiar with, knows the restrictions and limited possibilities of what a person can do in this…

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    Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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    together and solve a murder. This pair is from opposite worlds, one is a cartoon, from Toon Town, and the other is a regular person from the normal world. From the beginning to the end, I was engulfed in this movie. Either I had questions about the story and how producers created so many of these scenes, or I just could not stop laughing at how hilarious this movie is. Who Framed Roger Rabbit uses elements of narrative, cinematography, special effects, and acting to make an out of the box and a…

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