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I never studied art, but taught myself to draw by imitating the New Yorker cartoonists of that day, instead of doing my homework.
My father, George, has also affected the choices in my life regarding films. I like films that take chances or say something different or experiment. Growing up with him, I was surrounded by different artists - not just actors or film-makers but cartoonists, poets, writers.
There's a great myth about cartoonists, writers and people that are on TV.
I'd love to see more equal representation of female and male cartoonists on the comics page.
Cartooning is a wonderful career, and I'd like more women to get to have it. I can't think of any reason why we won't see more syndicated female cartoonists in the future.
Cartoonists' dirty secret is that we tend to come up with stories that involve things that are really fun to draw.
Well, there are better cartoonists now than there ever have been. I firmly believe that. There's some amazing work being done.
Alternative cartoonists have to rely on comic book stores to get their stuff in the hands of readers.
Like a lot of freelance cartoonists, when any opportunity like that comes along, I have a hard time saying no, whether it makes sense or not.
I'm a better editorial cartoonist by default because so many editorial cartoonists out there are so awful.
Such is the nature of comic strips. Once established, their half-life is usually more than nuclear waste. Typically, the end result is lazy, rich cartoonists.
Cartoonists are untrained artists, while illustrators are more trained.
I can definitely say that of all my friends who I consider to be really great cartoonists, we're all trying to aim at basically the same thing, which is an ever closer representation of what it feels like to be alive.
Orrin Hatch was the keynote speaker at the last meeting of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. He sought me out because he was a fan. I was thinking he had confused me with someone else.
There is too much illustrating of the news these days. I look at many editorial cartoons and I don't know what the cartoonists are saying or how they feel about a certain issue.
We need more cartoonists to truly retire when they retire, and not run repeats.
There has always been quite a strong black and white art tradition in Australia, with quite a large contingent of cartoonists, given the size of the population.
So many cartoonists draw the same year after year. When they find a style, they stick with it. They don't mess with innovation, and they become boring.
At that time, the people that were in the animated film business were mostly guys who were unsuccessful newspaper cartoonists. In other words, their ability to draw living things was practically nil.
All cartoonists are linked together in the world - it's our language, one we can communicate in.
Most cartoonists are failed actors.
One of the perks of being a 'New Yorker' cartoonist is that you get to hang around with interesting people. My fellow cartoonists are all interesting, and all highly creative.
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