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Comedy for Animators book is published!

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Comedy for Animators book is published!

I am proud to announce the publication of my book, Comedy for Animators by CRC Press.

Intended for animators, story artists, writers and development executives, Comedy for Animators is a book written to introduce you to the remarkable art of physical comedy.   If you want to make  funny cartoons, it’s critical to understand this unique history of characters and stories.   Animation teachers have long told students to “study the great silent comedians.”  You could watch hundreds of hours of silent films, and read a hundred books on theater and film history, then spend time analyzing what you saw and read.  Or you could simply buy this book.  I have done all that for you.  From the ancient Greeks to Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.  From vaudeville to recent film stars like Rowan Atkinson and Jackie Chan.  I also include tips from Walt Disney, Chuck Jones, Tex Avery, Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston and other animators.  I have sifted through vast amounts of material, searching for the most useful  concepts to share.  All of it presented to help animators create unforgettable characters and  films.

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Thank you for your time!

Jonathan Lyons

It's quite interesting and

It's quite interesting and for me, as a fan of books, it's very cool and interesting. Usually, I like to read classic novels or books by famous authors. Most recently, I read a literary essay "Power in Macbeth" on this site and I really liked it because I got the impression that he wrote it himself. The book about animators for me is the discovery of a new genre that I will read and accept for myself as a new life experience.