Â Prolific Web cartoonist and general nice guy Wes Molbash has been invited to be half of an exhibit at the Pump House Center for the Arts in Chillicothe Ohio called the Art of Cartooning. Any sort of publicity like this is awesome and I for one am proud of Molbash. The exhibit will be running from July 17th and run through August 25th and any one in the Ohio area should head out and support one of our own. You can get all the info and check out an invitation designed by Molbash over at You’ll have That.
The name of this exhibit leads nicely into a topic I’ve been meaning to bring up here. I’m not much of an artist myself, but I’ve read plenty of frustration from people saying that cartooning isn’t a real art form. I just don’t get it. what is the actual difference between cartooning and say painted a still life? Where to do people get these accusations?
As a writer, I don’t really understand this. I can’t see any difference between writing a script for a comic strip and writing a screen play or another kind of script. Characterization solely through dialog is characterization solely through dialog no matter what the art form portraying the dialog.
Is the problem that cartoons look too simple, so people who don’t know what goes into it assume it’s easy? But from what I understand, that’s what make it more difficult. I guess I’m not artistic enough to get it and maybe you more gifted types could enlighten me a bit.
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