Saturday morning cartoons – a ritual of breakfast cereals and Looney Tunes, Cartoons mixed with Live action Characters- a morning of colouring and waving doll figures around, often the same ones as on the very shows.
Comics in the newspapers, the black and white or the weekend colour…
Rocky Horror Picture Show hardly the first audience participation, eh?
Drawings contain context and relationship between creator and audience, often to explain with drawings what would take too long to put into words, or to soften an emotional blow, humour is a coping mechanism, and a means by which to shape perspective, and offer viewpoints…
I remember when The Simpons was an animated skit of The Tracey Ullman show…
Dilbert – Corporate Commentary or just documentary: adult cartoons
Puppets and Muppets and Animations…Special Effects Characters, Sesame Street and The Muppet Show – Fraggle Rock… Schoolhouse Rock, Give a Hoot and Don’t Pollute.
Commercial Jingos and Marketing Lingos… Words that rhyme for a reason: to sell you something…jingles, jangles, songs and poetry, the cadence of speech in punctuated time
Dilbert from newspaper strip and cartoon books, to products & plushies and a short lived tv series, which being too much like being at work is one thing in the daily 3 squares or the weekend panel, minus motion and sound.
tv vs outside, the outside lost to tv, and then game consoles connected to the tv – bringing arcade graphics into the home. Interactive cartoons that you controlled….
Matt Groening: the cartoonist behind The Simpsons and Futurama.
Bloom County – the cartoon that made Mary Kay the poster company for animal abusive testing.
School House Rock – Grammar, math and history! Science it rocks.
Comic books, adult comics and graphic novels: pulp to glossy and even hard cover collections.
The Desert Peach by Donna Barr
Rankin and Bass tv holiday and theatrical specials, then… there are the women, the lesbians to queer cartooning…
comedy allows us to address and express our anxieties, bridge cognitive dissonance …
when the first season of Sesame Street was released on DVD, it came with a sticker warning that it might not be suitable for children…. Sesame Street….PBS….