Via The Annex Quartet: Here is "Humorous Phases of Funny Faces," a 1906 short by J. Stuart Blackton, generally considered to be the first animated short film.
Humorous Phases of Funny Faces (1906) set our rendition of "Joe Martin Blues" by Little Brother Montgomery - recorded live November 2011 in Toronto, Canada. The track is put through a vinyl synthesizer set to the sounds of the 1930's.
February 14, 1952: IT BEATS WORKING - Cartoonists, who are really artists with their brains knocked loose, have the softest jobs in the world -- all pay and no work. Here three of the unusual breed look over "Rick Smith" comic strips from the imagination factory owned by Hal Reyburn (left) and Kevin O'Tool (right). The Denver creators have shipped their sports comic strip here to a New York syndicate, hoping to find a market for their brainchild. Bob Bowie (center) Denver Post sports cartoonist, gets in on the act to see how the other half lives.
February 20, 1965: Fred Neher, Dik Browne, Mort Walker and Bob Bowie:
February 20, 1965: Giving cartoonist Mort Walker creator of "Beetle Bailey" (center), a few pointers are Fred Neher (left), creator of "Life's Like That" and Bob Bowie (right), Denver Post sports cartoonist. Walker's strip and Neher's panels are carried in The Post. Walker was scheduled to speak at Colorado Press Association Sunday morning.
Mordillo sometimes in the 1970s:
Cartoonist "Bub" Smiley, of the Colorado Sprints Evening Telegraph, in a self-portrait postcard, 1910s: