Artist Linkup: The Animator Edition

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This post has stuff about a previous relationship. My perspective has changed

I have to admit that I really dig cartoons. I love the big bold lines and colors. I especially love a few cartoons, most of which were on the Cartoon Network although Disney has managed to produce one or two good ones. Since most of their artists are actually employees of the companies that they are animating for you don’t find big portfolios of work for most of them. This article will just feature some screenshots of their work with links to their Wikipedia pages.

Genndy Tartakovsky

Samurai Jack

Genndy is most famous for Dexter’s Laboratory and Samurai Jack. He also worked closely with Craig McCracken and the Power Puff Girls. He kinda loses the outlines for Samurai, which gives it a really cool look, much like flash or vector based illustration.

Craig McCracken

Power Puff Girls

As mentioned above Craig did the Powerpuff Girls. I secretly love the Power Puff Girls and it’s a running joke in our household. If Mary and I weren’t wed and you could marry cartoons, and the Power Puff Girls weren’t like 6 years old, I would totally date Buttercup ;)

Stephen SilverKim Possible

Kim Possible

Daniel Davis from Steam Crow mentioned in the comments that the character designer for Kim Possible is Stephen Silver.I’m really not sure who the primary illustrator was for this cartoon. Maybe it was a bunch of them? Regardless, the His style is super cool and a little closer to Samurai than the Power Puff Girls.

Glen Murakami

Teen Titans

Teen Titans was done by Glen Murakami. It’s an interesting style that blends a little bit of the Japanese with the Western. I think it’s really unique as far as animation goes.

BTW , if you have any more information, let me know. I’d love to give the artists credit.

Ed: Updated the Kim Possible/Stephen Silver section