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is a form of two-dimensional cartoon illustrated visual art. While the specific definition has changed over time, modern usage refers to a typically non- realistic or semi-realistic drawing or painting intended for satire, caricature, or humor, or to the artistic style of such works. An artist who creates cartoons is called a cartoonist
The term originated in the
Middle Ages and first described a preparatory drawing for a piece of art, such as a painting, fresco, tapestry, or stained glass window. In the 19th century, it came to refer to humorous illustrations in magazines and newspapers, and in the early 20th century and onward it referred to comic strips and animated films.
, often simply referred to as The Ren & Stimpy Show , is an American animated television series, created by Canadian animator Ren & Stimpy John Kricfalusi. The show premiered on August 11, 1991, on Nickelodeon as part of its Nicktoons block along with and Rugrats . The series focuses on the titular characters: Doug Ren Höek, an emotionally unstable chihuahua, and Stimpson J. Cat, a good-natured, dimwitted cat. The show ran for five seasons on the network, received critical acclaim, and developed a cult following during and after its run. Some critics credit it along with for leading the way for satirical animated shows like The Simpsons and Beavis and Butt-head , and for playing a significant role in television animation. Throughout its run, South Park The Ren & Stimpy Show was controversial for its off-color humor, sexual innuendo, and violence which were rare for television animation of the time. This controversy contributed to the production staff's altercations with Nickelodeon's Standards and Practices department. A spin-off for adult audiences, , aired in 2003 on Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon" Spike, but was cancelled soon after its debut.
Superman, an animated character appeared at the beginning as seen from the Fleischer Studios' cartoon series from the first animated short which was released on September 26, 1941.
(March 21, 1931 – June 12, 2010) was an Alfonso "Al" Williamson American cartoonist, comic book artist and illustrator specializing in adventure, Western and science-fiction/ fantasy. Born in New York City, he spent much of his early childhood in Bogotá, Colombia before moving back to the United States at the age of 12. In his youth, Williamson developed an interest in comic strips, particularly Alex Raymond's . He took art classes at Flash Gordon Burne Hogarth's Cartoonists and Illustrators School, there befriending future cartoonists Wally Wood and Roy Krenkel, who introduced him to the work of illustrators who had influenced adventure strips. Before long, he was working professionally in the comics industry. His most notable works include his science-fiction/ heroic fantasy art for EC Comics in the 1950s, on titles including and Weird Science . In the 1960s, he gained recognition for continuing Raymond's illustrative tradition with his work on the Weird Fantasy Flash Gordon comic-book series, and was a seminal contributor to the Warren Publishing's black-and-white horror comics magazines and Creepy . Williamson spent most of the 1970s working on his own credited strip, another Raymond creation, Eerie . The following decade, he became known for his work adapting Secret Agent X-9 films to comic books and newspaper strips. From the mid-1980s to 2003, he was primarily active as an Star Wars inker, mainly on Marvel Comics superhero titles starring such characters as Daredevil, Spider-Man, and Spider-Girl.
of episodes , an The Simpsons American animated sitcom, created by Matt Groening (pictured) for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical parody of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by its eponymous family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield, and lampoons American culture, society and television, and many aspects of the human condition. Groening created a dysfunctional family and named the characters after members of his own family, substituting Bart for his own name. Since its debut on December 17, 1989, The Simpsons has broadcast 586 episodes. The Simpsons holds several American television longevity records. It is the longest-running prime time animated series and longest-running sitcom in the United States. The series has surpassed in seasons to claim the spot as the longest-running American prime-time scripted television series. Gunsmoke
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