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The other day, a student at Woodbury volunteered to help build out our database. His name is Jo-Jo. He told me how much this blog...has opened his eyes to how great cartoons were in the 30s, 40s and 50s. He had a sketchbook full of Preston Blair drawings and enthusiasm for Fleischer, MGM and Warner Bros cartoons. So I asked him what kinds of music he listens to...
"David Bowie mostly."
My jaw hit the floor. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. I gave Jo-Jo the best tip he'll ever get...
Cartoons aren't the only things that were better back in the first half of the 20th century.
Stephen Worth goes on to offers some clips of classic jazz, country music and blues to get the creative juices flowing. He writes:
If you are a student planning to be a professional cartoonist, listen to music that relates to your work- read books that inspire cartoony ideas- watch movies to learn cinematic techniques that can be applied to cartooning- LIVE THE FABULOUS LIFESTYLE OF A FAMOUS HOLLYWOOD CARTOONIST!
By the way... Jo-Jo is a big Fats Waller fan now! #