My DrawSomething addiction has coaxed out of me a desire to illustrate without getting bogged down by a writing process. My recent draws are cartoonish, bright and friendly, and other players keep asking if I'm an artist. Where can I find cartoon or childrens book writers in need of artwork that might tolerate my lack of portfolio and professional experience?
posted by jayCampbell
on Apr 30, 2013 -
Does anyone have any examples of some cartoons that reference Film Noir or are drawn in a noir-esque fashion/explore noir themes? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner
on Dec 13, 2012 -
Please recommend the best cartoons you can think of (in the vein of say, Samurai Jack or Flapjack) for my cartoon-lovin' 8 year old and myself. We're obsessed and need new material! [more inside]
posted by youandiandaflame
on Nov 29, 2012 -
When I was a kid, I had this book I remember I loved very much. It was a large hardbound book with colorful illustrations of construction projects. I remember there were ones about building a large dam, building a Saturn V-style rocket, and one about building a skyscraper. There were probably others which I don't remember. The pictures were colorful and cartoonish but had lots of details. Anyone know what book this is?
posted by nohat
on Nov 12, 2012 -
Does anyone know a way to find the old web cartoons from monkeysrobots.com? [more inside]
posted by azoth
on Jun 23, 2012 -
What educational children's shows have an episode about the internet and or computers in general? Episode name or number a bonus! [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes
on Apr 10, 2012 -
I'm looking for the name of an animated short film involving two humanoids (male and female) who live in a bubble house at the bottom of the sea. After a long argument between the two about venturing outside the safety of their home, one of them leaves the bubble, holds his/her breath on an epic journey to the surface, only to find himself/herself floating alone in the middle of a seemingly infinite sea. I think I saw in on TNT in 1991 whilst tripping balls and it BLEW MY MIND.
What is this animated movie?
posted by mrgrimm
on Mar 8, 2012 -
It may sound silly but I am desperately looking for DVD's of a kids show called Catscratch.
I emailed the network and haven't heard back. I can't find them for purchase, and they aren't available for downloading.
Any thoughts or ideas?
posted by risaroni
on Jan 23, 2012 -
I'm going to a costume party for Halloween. The theme is 80s and 90s cartoon characters. Help me find a costume that won't be expensive or challenging to move around in, but will be awesome. [more inside]
posted by decathecting
on Oct 18, 2011 -
You know that stereotypical, cartoonish little jingle that in the past (prior to more enlightened views on race) was used whenever a clearly stereotyped chinese person entered the scene in movies/television/cartoons? Where the hell did that come from and why is that little tune supposed to mean "CHINA"?? [more inside]
posted by spicynuts
on Aug 31, 2011 -
What are some good English-language TV shows for toddlers where the characters aren't speaking in overly affected voices? [more inside]
posted by holterbarbour
on Aug 18, 2011 -
I remember an animated movie that showed on TV at least a couple times during the 70s. The only thing I remember is at the end, this blond boy has to pass some sort of test where he has to move between some small above ground pools/big cauldrons of water. At one point one of the vats freezes, and he becomes trapped underneath the ice. A deer like creature (of mystical significance who is somehow favoring him) breathes on and/or paws at the ice. It melts and he's freed and transformed into a bigger/older/princelier(?) boy.
What the did I see and is it based on some fable/myth/story?
posted by jefftang
on Mar 30, 2011 -
ToonFilter: I remember, when I was very young, watching a cartoon about two bears living in a forest (note: they were not Yogi & Boo-Boo), who scrounged meals off people passing by. The older bear would, when an older couple drove through, make himself look pathetic and starving. When a jalopy full of teenagers drove through, he said "I'll do my Elvis act," whereupon he combed his head fur into a pompadour grabbed a guitar and sang "Hound Dog Hound Dog Rock and Roll Rock and Roll Hound Dog" and was rewarded with a bunch of eats. Has anyone else seen these and if so, what is the title of the short?
posted by jonmc
on Jan 29, 2011 -
Help me refresh my Spanish at the same time that my 8 month old acquires it. Where can we watch Spanish-language cartoons online? [more inside]
posted by 256
on Nov 9, 2010 -
Are there any good animation-making websites for an 8 year old? He's got lots of characters drawn up, and we'd love to scan them and have them move and talk and such. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by prophetsearcher
on Nov 7, 2010 -
We want to replace our cable TV with a Mac Mini. We watch mostly documentaries, cooking shows and cartoons. She loves cheesy horror movies, and I love baseball and pro football. Apart from Netflix, what do we need to live cable-free?
posted by Slap*Happy
on Aug 19, 2010 -
Dumbest askme ever: Calling all SpongeBob and/or pop culture experts. There is an exchange between Spongebob and Patrick in the episode "A Day without Tears" that seems like a reference to something else, or an inside joke. I don't get it. [more inside]
posted by peep
on Jul 29, 2010 -
What are other Japan-made cartoons that you recommend to me that are similar to Kiki's Delivery Service or Princess Sarah? [more inside]
posted by LittleMissItneg
on Jul 8, 2010 -
Can you identify these 90s cartoon cats from Happy Meals or some other restaurant prizes? [more inside]
posted by lily_bart
on Jun 22, 2010 -
You know that sound a cartoon makes when it swallows something--not the swallow sound itself, but the little boingy boom that goes bouncing down into its stomach? I assume a drum makes it, but what kind of drum?
posted by Powerful Religious Baby
on Mar 11, 2010 -
Tintin, but not. What are some similar cartoon/bédé that might appeal to a ten-year old boy? I know about Asterix and Lucky Luke, are there any other particularly notable ones that have cropped up in the thirty years since I was ten?
posted by From Bklyn
on Mar 2, 2010 -
Please help me find manga and/or anime that has a story that would appeal to a mature audience, but without "mature" content. [more inside]
posted by Vorteks
on Feb 15, 2010 -
Is there a word or a term that describes the type of comic/cartoon in which a picture and caption are both necessary in order for the joke to work? [more inside]
posted by obliquicity
on Jan 15, 2010 -
Inspired by this question
, I am looking for a clean, full copy of the song Powerhouse by Raymond Scott, performed by Carl Stalling, that I can purchase / download. [more inside]
posted by GJSchaller
on Aug 13, 2009 -
I work in a lab with rhesus monkeys. They need names. For reasons of historical precedent and notational convenience, lab animals are usually named alphabetically, from A ("Abe") until you run out of monkeys. For reasons of awesomeness, we're naming our monkeys after spunky cartoon characters. So, please help me come up with the best comic/cartoon/superhero names for each letter of the alphabet. [more inside]
posted by miagaille
on Jul 31, 2009 -
This has been driving me crazy, and I'm obviously a weaker google user than I thought. I used to watch a cartoon on Saturday mornings and I have no idea what it was, or even if it was real. My recollection is hazy and may incorporate any number of other childhood memories and red herring elements, but I'm hoping someone can help me out! [more inside]
posted by doublehappy
on Jul 19, 2009 -
Name My Blog! After years of creating things and then casually tossing them aside, I've decided to create a blog to put them all in. Cartoons, short fiction, audio clips, short video, etc. A bit like Lore's Bad Gods
. The only problem is, I've got no idea what to call it. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Jun 19, 2009 -
Can anyone identify these cartoons? One about two poor kids who dream of a world made of food, then wake up to a feast in their kitchen. Another about a young couple at a future world/technology expo where they see instant houses, get groomed by robots, and ballroom dance? [more inside]
posted by thebellafonte
on Apr 28, 2009 -
What were these traceable cartoon characters with mix-and-match features called that I remember getting handouts of in elementary school? [more inside]
posted by flod logic
on Jan 8, 2009 -