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  Comic and cartoon characters named after people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arpine Lusène, named after Arsène Lupin, a fictional character from Maurice Leblanc.
Oscar from Cerebus named after poet and playwright Oscar Wilde.
Alvin, Simon, and Theodore (The Chipmunks), are named after the executives of their original record label, Liberty Records: Alvin Bennett (the president), Theodore Keep (the chief engineer), and Simon Waronker (the founder and owner).
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 Fictional character - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some 18th and 19th century texts, on the other hand, represent characters' names by the use of a single letter and a long dash (this convention is also used for other proper nouns, such as place names).
Minor characters, or stock characters, are often the focus of this kind of analysis since they tend to rely more heavily on stereotypes than more central characters.
The protagonist (main character, sometimes known as the "hero" or the "heroine") of a traditional novel is certain to be a round character; a minor, supporting character in the same novel may be a flat character.
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 List of comic and cartoon characters by age - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some notable examples are For Better or For Worse in which the characters age in real time; South Park, wherein the children grow from 3rd graders to 4th graders; Gasoline Alley, whose main character, Skeezix, has run the gamut from babyhood to old age; and Peanuts, where characters may start out as babies (i.e.
In some cases, there are multiple depictions of a character as different ages (Archie/Little Archie), or in flash-forwards and flash-backs (common in the Simpsons).
This is a list of (human) comic and cartoon characters, sorted by the characters' age.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_comic_and_cartoon_characters_by_age   (290 words)

In addition to people, characters can be aliens, animals, gods or, occasionally, inanimate objects.
However, there are few characters with names that are completely arbitrary.
The protagonist (main character, sometimes known as the "hero" or the "heroine") of a novel is certain to be a round character; a minor, supporting character in the same novel may be a flat character.
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Comics are a form of visual art that consists of a series of static images in a fixed sequence, usually to tell a story.
Comics are thought by some to be an art form, also known as sequential art, although whether they are an art form or are merely a medium in which sequential art is practised is still a matter of debate amongst creators, scholars and readers.
The narration of a comic is set out through the layout of the images, and whilst there may be many people who work on one work, like films, there is one vision of the narrative which guides the work.
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 Queertoons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
But signs are necessarily unfixed, especially in cartoons, which build upon inference: a few loops and squiggles, a few lines of dialogue, must suffice to establish cartoon characters' basic identities, life histories, and current crises.
Characters whose relationships were amenable to romantic readings in a previous generation were either infantalized into asexuality — The Muppet Babies, The Flintstone Kids, A Pup Named Scooby Doo — or heterosexualized via marriage and parenthood.
In cartoons, Goofy was mostly absent; Mickey Mouse was a suburban bachelor, saddled with two nephews and a steady girlfriend, Minnie Mouse.
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 St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture: Comic Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Fashioned for a mostly adolescent audience by individuals often little older than their readers, comic books have not been obliged to meet the critical and aesthetic criteria of respectability reserved for works aimed at older consumers (including newspaper comic strips).
Although comic books would later embrace a variety of genres, including war, western, romance, crime, horror, and humor, they have always been most closely identified with the costumed superheroes who made the medium a viable entertainment industry.
Only a few years after the end of its participation in a world war, the comic-book industry found itself engaged in a new conflict--a cultural war for the hearts and minds of the postwar generation.
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 Classic TV & Movie Hits - Mighty Mouse
The original name of the character was Super Mouse, but it was soon changed to Mighty Mouse when Paul Terry learned that another character with the same name was being published in comic books.
These characters were created for a series of Mighty Mouse cartoons that spoofed the old cliffhanger serials of the days of silent film; the cartoons usually began with Mighty Mouse and Pearl Pureheart already in a desperate situation, as if they were the next chapter of the serial.
In the 1950s the name "Mighty Mouse" was unofficially applied by the United States Air Force to the 2.75 in (70 mm) FFAR (Fin-Folding Aerial Rocket) weapons used by various USAF interceptor aircraft against bombers.
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 The Comic Treadmill
There's action and character and that combination is a lot rarer than it should be these days.
Like Black Manta in issue 35, Aquaman refers to the threesome as “old enemies” signifying that the cartoons were in continuity or that there are untold DCU tales of the Awesome Threesome waiting to be told.
Other people may lay on the snark with a story titled after a threesome and featuring humans and sea creatures engaging in mating rituals.
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 Roz Chast - Interesting Motherfuckers - Acid Logic ezine
After all, she is a mother of two, a boy and a girl.
After you read a few of Chast's cartoons, you start to become familiar with the recurring characters that inhabit her world.
Her characters are defined by their relation to the family unit; "Son", "Mom", "Dad." and so on.
www.acidlogic.com /im_rozchast.htm   (1277 words)

 The Tick cartoon gallery of supervillians
Chairface is also responsible for the CHA written on the moon throughout the comic and cartoon series; he was trying to carve his name onto the moon with a giant heat ray built by Professor Cromedome.
In the comics, The Man Eating Cow is owned by Chairface Chippendale who trains her to eat people, but she escapes and becomes a superhero (in fact, she has her own comic spin-off).
In the cartoon, the Man Eating Cow is a member of The Terror's league of evil, where she conspires to kidnap the mayor and rule the world.
www.thetick.ws /tvvillains.html   (3710 words)

 Comic Artists Direct, your direct connection to comic book artists worldwide - articles and artwork
The company, EC (Educational Comics, later Entertainment Comics) revitalized and revolutionized the industry - its cynicism and gore was impossible for the general public to ignore.
Sales of individual comic book titles are way, way down from their peak 50 years ago (The actual date eludes me, but you would be surprised by the actual sales figures - where are all of these readers today?).
James is now working on characters and even sent a 3D rendering of Adam, the "hero" of Adam among the gods.
www.comicartistsdirect.com   (4412 words)

 Famous Japanese Characters
His name in Japanese is Tetsuwan Atom, which means "Mighty Atom." He was created as a comic book character in 1951, and was the first animated cartoon on Japanese television in 1963.
After a devastating rampage through Tokyo, he was destroyed by a secret weapon developed by an eccentric scientist.
The TV cartoon started it all, but there are also movies, comic books, toys, and video games.
www.cusd.chico.k12.ca.us /libraries/elementary/japan/famousjps.html   (1070 words)

 Don Markstein's Toonopedia: Yogi Bear
It is quite likely that more people today know of Yogi Bear than the man he is named after, baseball's Yogi Berra.
Yogi's voice, provided by Daws Butler (Cap'n Crunch, Chilly Willie), was based on that used by Art Carney for his character Ed Norton, one of the stars of the old sitcom The Honeymooners.
In 1960 a new character, Hokey Wolf, took over his slot, and in on January 30, 1961 he got a show of his own.
www.toonopedia.com /yogi.htm   (555 words)

 Colonel Blimps' England by Prof. Peter Mellini
Blimp's career, in Low's cartoons and elsewhere, is a window into an era crucial to Britain's fortunes in the world, on the evolution of her national symbols, and on the impact of editorial cartooning.
Low thought he had created in Blimp merely a comic figure typifying stupidity, but public opinion decided he was a symbol of profound meaning.' In his Autobiography late in the 1950s Low observed that the rotund Colonel was 'an object lesson in what can happen to a symbol.
He manipulated his characters and meshed ideas, symbols and words so effectively, that years later, when we look at his cartoons and his caricatures, we laugh and comprehend, even if the references are obscure.
www.politicalcartoon.co.uk /html/history14.htm   (3828 words)

 Blake Schwendiman's Blog and Blook: November 2005 Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
People (even people from Tatooine) don't easily turn from average citizens into child killers.
Fewer people were killed than would have been affected had the bomb detonated on land, but the impact was more personal.” Quinn set the Darth Vader down and walked back to his chair.
After having read a plethora of blogs, it seems that the blogger (me, in this case) is supposed to have some sort of opinion about something.
www.blakeschwendiman.com /blook/2005/11   (10855 words)

 Salon.com People | Bin Laden as Lex Luthor
His loathing for Superman is personal: According to DC comics lore, Luthor went bad as a teenager when Superboy, rescuing him from a scientific experiment gone awry, inadvertently caused him to go bald.
In the old comics, Superman would respond to a hurricane or other disaster, only to find out that it was a cover for a robbery or other heinous act by Luthor's men.
In the cultural upheaval of the '60s, comic artists such as Jack Kirby (creator of the characters Darkseid and Dr. Doom, on whom Darth Vader was said to be based) began to invest villains with moral ambiguity, Evanier says.
archive.salon.com /people/feature/2001/10/15/laden_luthor   (913 words)

 Comic Book Resources - CBR News - The Comic Reel
For example the characters chosen were all heroes who could be easily described and understood.
Comic scribe Marv Wolfman, who made "Teen Titans" a must-read in the 1980s, penned an episode of the show.
Another new show on the Cartoon Network schedule is "Duck Dodgers." The show is a sci-fi adventure, spinning out of some classic Looney Tunes shorts.
www.comicbookresources.com /news/newsitem.cgi?id=2223   (2069 words)

 Don Markstein's Toonopedia: Mighty Mouse
Even before the Terrytoons character's initial release, however, another character named Supermouse was in the works.
In part, this was due to a decision to team him with an earlier Terrytoons character, Oil Can Harry, the villain in a brief and unjustly forgotten series of "Mellerdramas" the studio did in the late 1930s.
He first appeared in his own comic in 1946, and was published steadily all through the 1950s and part of the '60s.
www.toonopedia.com /mightym.htm   (878 words)

 Anime News Network - Press Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In 2005, Cartoon Network will telecast brand new series and acquisitions, launch an original programming franchise for young viewers and their parents and support a healthy lifestyle initiative, it was announced today at Cartoon Network’s Upfront presentation to advertising executives and the media in New York.
The central character takes on near-mythical status as he returns to his hometown of Atlanta and gets caught up by a diverse collection of kid outcasts who swirl in and out of his life.
It has everything a camper could want: rustic cabins named after all the famous beans (like soy, garbanzo, jumping and cocoa); a beach for aquatic fun; a campfire pit; a loudspeaker for blasting music to all the campers; and a mess hall.
www.animenewsnetwork.com /pressrelease.php?id=852   (2711 words)

 Wendy: The Archives
"Wendy" was a comic I drew from 1999-2003 about the title character and the three other girls she lived with.
The comic, on the whole, was a bit of a mess, but it was also a fun little six-year experiment, and I don't regret doing it.
Shortly after, I post comic #23, the first color "infinite canvas" comic, which would be the format Wendy was best known for.
wendycomic.com   (1129 words)

 The Simpsons Archive: Who's Who? In Springfield
character "Neddie Flanders" mentioned in Truman Capote story who was this 80 or 90 year old guy in New Orleans, who up until the mid-seventies appeared in Jackson square, dressed in a tux and top hat, who would sing and tap dance and play his harmonica.
People would call into his show sharing with him their psychological problems, which he attempted to diagnose (with lots of unintentional humor).
Ralph Wiggum was named after Ralph Kramden on "The Honeymooners" because the character was intended to be a loudmouthed smaller version of Homer.
www.snpp.com /guides/whoiswho.html   (4602 words)

 Archive of fictional things - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Fictional characters who are from Fort Wayne, Indiana
Fictional characters who have an asteroid named after them
The cast of characters in The Cthulhu Mythos
www.netlexikon.akademie.de /Archive-of-fictional-things.html   (329 words)

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 Blake Schwendiman's Blog and Blook: Making a List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Unfortunately I was directed to a new list by my brother today on which I'm happy to report I'm not currently listed.
This list is the list of people who currently owe fines of $5 or more to the Madison County Library in the town where I grew up.
I am happy to report that I am not personally on the list, but it seems that my mom is on the list and currently owes $54.38.
www.blakeschwendiman.com /blook/2005/11/making_a_list.html   (316 words)

 cars - Archive of fictional things
1.2 Fictional characters from specific works or series
1.2.2 Fictional characters from cartoons, comics, or graphic novels:
List of Sesame Street characters, by order of debut
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