A drawing depicting a humorous situation, often accompanied by a caption.

A couple of examples spy vs spy and red bubbler madvlad click links above

In 1906, Vitagraph released the first animated film in the United States, Humorous Phases of Funny Faces, by cartoonist James Stuart Blackton. It featured a series of faces, letters, and words being drawn. This rudimentary foundation encouraged other cartoon pioneers, including Emil Cohl and Winsor McCay. Cohl produced Drame Chez Les Fantoches (A Drama in Fantoche’s House) (1908), a film more like modern classics, both funny and with a well-developed plot. McCay’s Little Nemo (1911), the first fully animated film, was based on his Newspaper comic strip. His Gertie the Dinosaur (1914) was the first to use frame-by-frame animation, which produced fluid motion. Gertie also initiated fascination with a central character.

In the 1910s, animated cartoons were also being produced as series. John Randolph Bray had success with a number of them. Bray and other innovators developed ways of speeding up the drawing process using translucent paper, which enabled quicker drawing. The decade also witnessed the rise of the cell animation process and other important advances.

Like early motion pictures, the cartoons were silent. Various methods of portraying speech were used, from balloons to dialogue on the screen, sometimes confusing the audience. In addition, the cartoonists lacked the resources to focus on story continuity. Often the cartoonist did all the work individually or with a small staff. Cartoons might have disappeared without sound.

My digital interpretation i often wonder what is in a cartoonists mind


cartoon, spy, versus, blamo


  • navybrat
    navybratalmost 6 years ago

    excellent!! Is he for hire???

  • linaji
    linajialmost 6 years ago

    I remember when I was just a tyke.,tee hee bro brought home Mad Mag.. and SpyVSSpy.. was a fav.. thanks for the interesting info.. very..and the great art!

  • You too i used to read the mad books on holidays a vital; part of the journey and allways had the comics along with marvel thanks linaji

    – blamo

  • blamo
    blamoalmost 6 years ago

    hahaha if you bring a raincoat thanks navy’s

  • simba
    simbaalmost 6 years ago

    Fabulous Blamo

  • many thanks Linda

    – blamo

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 6 years ago

    O very enticing yet calm and peaceful sweetheART ;} hugglez

  • many thanks val

    – blamo

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekalmost 6 years ago

    Those big-headed aliens are SCARY!!! Nice work Tone!!

  • lol many thanks steph

    – blamo

  • JanKolling
    JanKollingalmost 6 years ago

    great work on this, outstanding!

  • many thanks again Jan Cartoonists intrigue me

    – blamo

  • reflector
    reflectoralmost 6 years ago

    I’m not familiar with those mags, but I can see a face in your artwork Blamo ! His head is melting ! :)

  • check out the link on the side James in glorious b/w

    – blamo

  • Jarede Schmetterer
    Jarede Schmett...almost 6 years ago

    spy vs spy – thats a trip into the past. i have never seen spy vs spy as a film – that was cool!! Digital Spy is awesome – thank you for sharing!

  • Your welcome jarede the good old days eh many thanks

    – blamo

  • reflector
    reflectoralmost 6 years ago

    It’s really late, so I’ll look tomorrow afternoon – and my flash player needed updating.
    We had a hugely popular Aussie band in the mid 1980’s called Spy vs Spy. They were excellent !

  • I will have to check them out cheers my friend

    – blamo

  • svs

    found them u will have to view tomorrow punk type band cheers james

    – blamo

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