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Making 'Toons That Sell Without Selling Out by Bill Plympton

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Chapter 10

POSTPRODUCTION

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BLACK AND WHITE INK-WASH

Editing

As you’re probably aware, I began my art career as a print cartoonist, and my love was sequential cartoons. In other words, I drew a lot of six- to nine-panel cartoon stories.

It was via this process that I learned the rudimentary rules of editing—what stays and what goes. What’s important for the story, and what’s not important? I learned about timing, pacing, building momentum, and surprise endings. All of these qualities are important in the process of editing a film.

In fact, when I create my storyboards, which resemble print cartoons, the editing of the film is pretty much predetermined. ...

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