Friday, September 01, 2006

Profile of the Author

I certainly hope that you are enjoying the articles that I'm writing here for The Craft of Making Cartoons. I have been a cartoonist and animator since my early teens in the 1960's. My goal with this blog is to provide knowledge, inspiration and encouragement for anyone who is interested in cartooning and making cartoons. My major focus is on making animated cartoons but I will also cover topics about making sequential strip style cartoons and about drawing cartoon characters in general.

Caricature courtesy of Zeb at ZEBtoonz

In 2002 my company, Connected Concepts LLC., added on
a new area to our management consulting business, Connected Concepts Media Productions, and formed the TallGrassRadio Studios (TGRS) to provide the additional services of producing graphical and animated content for our corporate clients to assist them in their confidential inter-organizational communications of concepts and ideas.

Animated cartoons are far more than Saturday morning entertainment. TGRS combines humor and visualization to enhance our client's business operations during times of change and during the implementation of new operational and organizational paradigms. It is much easier and less threatening to embrace change when the concepts are presented in a less formal and more familiar way, like an animated cartoon. Historically this idea of using animation for information and education has its roots in the work done by most of Hollywood's legendary film makers during World War II. For years I observed how difficult
paradigm change management was for most organizations and I decided to turn my love of cartoon making into a useful as well as entertaining tool.

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