Looking at some old periodical clippings the other day I came across this gem . . . my, how times have changed ( not that there's anything wrong with that ) . .
This from Horizon Magazine, January, 1981, in an article " Still at the Drawing Board " by Andrew Feinberg . . quoting Mr. Shawn: " A cartoon that is likely to endure is one that is drawn well. " ( Now THERE'S a radical idea ! ) In other words, it's okay NOT to draw a cartoon well, it's just that it won't ENDURE . . . . What part of that DON'T you understand ? Got it? Or-r I know better . . let's reinvent the wheel . . Let's go in the opposite direction . . . Remember, now, UP is DOWN, BAD is GOOD . . . Yah-hh, got it ?
What's interesting is that William Shawn reigned for 35 years . . 10 more than the magazine's founder, Harold W. Ross . . But what the hell did THEY know about cartoons !?
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