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Comic strips bring joy to millions around the world daily. The comic strip is one form of cartoon art.
Cartoon philosophy relates to the philosophy of art
The estimation of cartoon art may be primarily evaluative.
Cartoon art philosophy needs to be distinguished from cartoon art criticism, which may be more or less peripheral. ◊
Cartoon art is not limited to visual cartoon art; music and drama and poetry may intermingle. One may also see paintings of cartoon figures and scenes, sculptures, and a variety of objects for sale.
For future philosophers of cartooningThe philosopher of cartoon art asks as if in a pensive mood:
Answers may differ. But in every case the aim of cartoon art criticism is to attain an increased understanding or enjoyment of the work (or classes of works) of cartoon art. Speaking of enjoyment, however, if the term "cartoon art" is to be used without confusion, bad cartoon art as well as good cartoon art may exist.
Cartoon philosophers may classify cartoon art findings in several ways: ◊
Aesthetic cartoon work revolves around the concepts of beauty and "I like"
USEFUL cartoon art may have both an aesthetic and a utilitarian dimension: We may find solid cartoon works in educational material, and enjoy some of them as objects of beauty and otherwise too.
Cartoon philosophy is to be streamlined to suit this kind of expressiveness. If you sit down at your carefully designed, comfortable table and take your preferred tools in hand, you should have some ideas or facts to toy with if you have no sensible inspiration - which may come later as a result of setting your deep mind at work through interest or work for some time. Good routines and fine, inspiring how-to-do-it books and examples can further much.
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