Popeye, Roy Lichtenstein, 1961
So, here I am, trying like hell to get out of debt by saving money, and what do I do?
Go buy a huge box set of old Popeye cartoons… at retail price yet!
Sorry, couldn’t help it…I grew up on these cartoons (and Looney Tunes, Tex Avery, etc) and I really wanted to see them uncut. Plus, I have a soft spot in me for the guy. He’s a relic of a bygone era, (mostly) unchanged over the years.
Which serves as an ungainly segue to this blog:
It’s run by John Kricfalusi (creator of Ren & Stimpy and others). As far as I can tell, he’s writing down his entire theory of how animation should be done, along with the usual blog stuff. Magnificent!
If only your average famous director (Spielberg, I’m looking at you!) would do the same…