Welcome to Cartoon Modern

Cartoon Modern

Today I’m launching a new blog, Cartoon Modern, dedicated solely to 1950s animation design. It is a supplement to my forthcoming book of the same name, CARTOON MODERN: STYLE AND DESIGN IN 1950S ANIMATION, which will be released by Chronicle Books in April 2006. I’ll be updating regularly and sharing all sorts of rare research and visual material that I’ve gathered during the course of writing the book. Over the coming year, expect to see lots of great artwork by the likes of John Hubley, Ward Kimball, Mary Blair, Tom Oreb, Eyvind Earle, Maurice Noble, Ed Benedict and many other lesser known (but equally talented) 1950s-era animation designers. The site address is:cartoonmodern.blogsome.com