Aug 14, 2009
I watched hours and hours of cartoons as a kid. Unlike the way people think, I was not just mindlessly staring at the tube. What I was doing was studying carefully how it was done. The brilliant writing and great gags. I was studying the editing and timing of the routines. Today in my job of coming up with clever ads, I still reach back into the old bag of tricks I learned studying Bugs Bunny, Felix the Cat, George of the Jungle, Huckleberry Hound, and Tennessee Tuxedo. These great cartoons were made by adults who were trying to crack themselves up as well as little kids. So today when I watch a little Spongebob, I can can see the care and genius that goes into it. Right now millions of little artists of the future are staring at LCD flatscreens preparing themselves for a life of creativity.