There is a great blog called Comedy For Animators… check it out! The goal is to teach animators about the art of physical comedy as practiced by the masters.
About Comedy for Animators
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.
Top Ten Posts On Comedy For Animators
- Rowan Atkinson’s Guide to Visual Comedy
- Too Funny For Words Parts ONE , TWO , THREE
- Sub verbal characters
- Motherlode of character ideas
- The Eight Comic Plots
- 10 Types of Comedic Entrances
- Jackie Chan: Tips for Animators
- Eating: The Elements of Comedy for Animators
- The problem with evaluating comedy
- Character and Context