Quotes and Sayings about Cartoons



"Cartoons have always been an enjoyment to me... a relaxation... I get my ideas from everyday events."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: Ideas, Cartoons, Enjoyment, Events, Relaxation)

"Cartooning at its best is a fine art. I'm a cartoonist who works in the medium of animation, which also allows me to paint my cartoons."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Art, Animation, Cartoons)

"Making cartoons means very hard work at every step of the way, but creating a successful cartoon character is the hardest work of all."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Work, Successful, Character, Cartoons, Hard work)

"My biggest kick comes from the individual fans I run into. Middle-aged men ask me when we're going to do more Johnny Quest cartoons."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Men, Cartoons, Fans, Quest)

"After I had done a handful of cartoons I was satisfied with, I started submitting them to the magazines."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Cartoons)

"I first pitched the idea of doing a series of cartoons based on Bible stories. They didn't much like it."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Idea, Bible, Cartoons, First)

"I never got tired of Tom and Jerry, but I did have a dream of doing more with my life than making cartoons."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Life, Dream, Cartoons)

"I was unable to sleep and I would stay up and draw these little cartoons. Then a friend showed them around. Before I knew it I was a cartoonist."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Friend, Cartoons, Sleep)

"I started doing cartoons when I was about 21. I never thought I would be a cartoonist. It happened behind my back. I was always a painter and drawer."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Thought, Cartoons)

"He always describes his characters' voices and their physique so brilliantly. As people have said, they are cartoons, caricatures. They're grotesques really."
- Simon Callow
(Related: People, Cartoons)

"But by us doing a lot on the road, we were able to afford things like videos on the tours, cartoons that we'd open up the shows with. We were doing that way back when and now it's the hippest thing to do. We're just coming back around, I guess trying to play catch-up."
- Bootsy Collins
(Related: Cartoons, Now, Open, Play, Road, Trying)

"There is too much illustrating of the news these days. I look at many editorial cartoons and I don't know what the cartoonists are saying or how they feel about a certain issue."
- Paul Conrad
(Related: Cartoons, News, Saying)

"I have no idea what readership is of written editorials, but it doesn't come anywhere close to the readership of editorial cartoons."
- Paul Conrad
(Related: Idea, Cartoons)

"I was doing political cartoons and getting angry to the point where I felt I was going to have to start making and throwing bombs. I thought I was probably a better cartoonist than a bomb maker."
- Terry Gilliam
(Related: Thought, Bombs, Cartoons)

"And, uh, I've got about six thousand cartoons up there, also books and papers."
- Rube Goldberg
(Related: Books, Cartoons)

"When I did sports cartoons, I used to uh, go to fights."
- Rube Goldberg
(Related: Sports, Cartoons)

"I've learned to look like I'm listening to long confusing plots of cartoons and comic books when I'm actually sound asleep or making grocery shopping lists in my head."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: Books, Cartoons, Listening, Sound)

"In live action movies, you just hope that everything works. Because the actor may had a bad morning and doesn't play good, or accidents happen continuously. Many things contradict what you are trying to say. But in cartoons, nothing contradict what you want to say."
- John Hench
(Related: Movies, Action, Hope, Accidents, Actor, Cartoons, May, Nothing, Play, Trying, Want)

"I'm not up on today's television for children, because it's mostly cartoons that don't seem to interest me."
- William Jackson
(Related: Cartoons, Children, Interest, Television, Today)

"My intended audience was everybody. I just want to make cartoons for human beings."
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: Cartoons, Want)

"Most cartoons are those colors. They have been for 35 years."
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: Cartoons, Colors, Years)

"As soon as I found out how compartmentalized the industry was, I realized, Well, no wonder the cartoons are so bad."
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: Cartoons, Wonder)

"I don t think cartoons are only for kids, but I think kids will love anything as long as it's visually interesting."
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: Love, Cartoons, Kids, Will)

"Joe Barbera's s always complaining that he can't get humor into cartoons anymore. Just do it. You've got your money. Why do they let the networks run their lives?"
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: Humor, Money, Cartoons, Complaining)

"I quickly realized that this medium had a lot to offer someone like me. To do Disney-quality hand-drawn cartoons, you have to be a master of two art forms. Seriously, you have to be able to draw like a Leonardo da Vinci or a Michelangelo. But also you have to know movement and timing and control that through 24 frames a second."
- John Lasseter
(Related: Art, Control, Cartoons, Disney)

"I realized that people make cartoons for a living. It had never dawned on me that you could do this as a career."
- John Lasseter
(Related: People, Career, Cartoons, Living)

"Picasso's always been such a huge influence that I thought when I started the cartoon paintings that I was getting away from Picasso, and even my cartoons of Picasso were done almost to rid myself of his influence."
- Roy Lichtenstein
(Related: Thought, Cartoons, Influence)

"I've never really thought about competing with cartoons. If it ever gets to that point, then just shoot me."
- Lucy Liu
(Related: Thought, Cartoons)

"I went to a catholic public school St Helens and learned English by watching bugs bunny cartoons."
- Nick Mancuso
(Related: Bugs, Cartoons, English, Public, School)

"I would like to thank the people who encouraged me to draw army cartoons at a time when the gag man's conception of the army was one of mean ole sergeants and jeeps which jump over mountains."
- Bill Mauldin
(Related: Time, People, Army, Cartoons, Man, Mountains)

"I'm a great admirer of cartoons, because I can't do cartoons."
- Bruce McCall
(Related: Cartoons)

"Well, for one thing, the executives in charge at Cartoon Network are cartoon fans. I mean, these are people who grew up loving animation and loving cartoons, and the only difference between them and me is they don't know how to draw."
- Craig McCracken
(Related: People, Animation, Cartoons, Difference, Fans, Network)

"They weren't impatient for the boys to turn into cartoons again. They awarded sympathy, gave compassion. Because deep down they had found parts of themselves in the characters. You said it George."
- Audrey Meadows
(Related: Sympathy, Boys, Cartoons, Compassion, Deep)

"I've never canceled a subscription to a newspaper because of bad cartoons or editorials. If that were the case, I wouldn't have any newspapers or magazines to read."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Cartoons, Newspapers)

"I don't think there's more than half-a-dozen cartoons that I've been really truly happy with in all the time I've been doing it."
- Pat Oliphant
(Related: Time, Cartoons)

"I see myself as an artist who happens to do cartoons."
- Pat Oliphant
(Related: Artist, Cartoons)

"98% of the people who get the magazine say they read the cartoons first - and the other 2% are lying."
- David Remnick
(Related: People, Cartoons, First, Lying)

"I was very lucky all three newspapers approached me and asked me to draw their cartoons for them."
- Jonathan Shapiro
(Related: Cartoons, Newspapers)

"The cartoons which I enjoy have caused some kind of out rage, but they have got people talking about these issues out in the open and in essence that's what its all about."
- Jonathan Shapiro
(Related: People, Cartoons, Open, Talking)

"Newspapers across the country and the world have published cartoons that have gone beyond reasonable differences of opinion and expanded into the realm of antisemitism."
- Gordon Smith
(Related: Cartoons, Country, Newspapers, Opinion, World)

"Some of those cartoons look nothing like me."
- Sarah Sutton
(Related: Cartoons, Nothing)

"Why does this person who is sitting behind a desk and never watches cartoons is arguing about what cartoons should be like. Its so creepy realizing that this person is a lunatic."
- Jhonen Vasquez
(Related: Cartoons)

"At one time Tribune Syndicate emptied out their storeroom. They put tables full of original cartoons down in the lobby and said take one if you want one. The comics were simply a burden to them."
- Mort Walker
(Related: Time, Burden, Cartoons, Want)

"You don't make a fortune doing cartoons. It's a lot of fun, it keeps you busy, and it's better than a kick in the pants, absolutely. But doing voiceover work doesn't make you rich. It just doesn't."
- Patrick Warburton
(Related: Work, Cartoons, Fortune, Fun)