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The Lone Indie Animator

As a form of art, animation has been around for nearly a hundred years. From hand drawn individual pictures packed together to complex 3D virtual movie, it is developing faster than almost any other visual form of media. Although animation is widely used by film-makers, advertisers, instructional film producers and computer specialists, its major popularity lies in creating cartoon feature films. Since the 1980’s it has become standard in many studios to combine hand-drawn animation with computer generated assistance. However, many animators continue to make their productions using hand-drawn animation. It is this admiration for the art of hand-drawn animation which inspired the topic for this paper about Bill Plympton, an independent animator who produces his work completely on his…