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“Jot” for sale

“JOT was just a basic circle that changed shape and color depending on his relationship with God”.

All hail Jot, the syndicated cartoon series from 1965 with strikingly modern design – graphics perhaps MORE inspirational than the religious messages crammed into each episode. Amid has written about Keitz & Herndon, Jot’s Texas-based production studio, in his book Cartoon Modern and previously on the Brew. Now, several rare cels from the show have turned up and are being offered at auction next month, on May 5, in Heritage’s New York City Comics Auction.

The visual storytelling on Jot was certainly ahead of anything being done at the time for television – especially interesting as it was produced by a small firm in Dallas. Check out this sample episode, below:

(Thanks, Peter Kurilecz)