All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures.

It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.

I try to build a full personality for each of our cartoon characters - to make them personalities.

It's a sad day when a cartoon is doing more and cares more and pays more attention to the environment than our president.

98% of the people who get the magazine say they read the cartoons first - and the other 2% are lying.

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I was influenced when I was younger by the cartoon movies that Disney put out, like Cinderella and what not. I watched those movies over and over when I was younger and the music is ingrained into my head. Nowadays, I'm still humming the tunes. It taught me the fundamentals.

I can do a really high-pitched cartoon voice. Everybody always say they like that.

The nice thing is that, at least in Los Angeles, I'm known as a character actor and I do auditions for other things besides just cartoon shows.

I feel like my music is just an extension of my acting.

I treat the songs like scenes that tell a story... it's very similar. My favorite thing is when cartoon fans show up to my live gigs! They are always the most kick-butt audience members 'cause they're not trying to act all cool like a lot of the music fans do! It's refreshing!!

Many thanks for all of the love and good wishes sent our way from my friends out there in cartoon land... the only place where a nine month pregnant woman can still play a hot goth chick in a belly shirt!

It's not like we have a formula, but I think one of the reasons this show has survived is that it has a big heart at its center. Other cartoon shows have people crap on each other and make racist jokes. But I don't think people tune in for that. I just don't think a show lasts for 10 years without a heart.

When we constantly ask for miracles, we're unraveling the fabric of the world.

A world of continuous miracles would not be a world, it would be a cartoon.

When you get down to it, at it's root, Comedy is truth, absurdity, and pain.

One of my little mottos is: 'Do you remember the Peanuts cartoon where Charlie Brown kicked the football and kissed the Little Red Haired Girl? Neither do I.'

A lot of people feel that there is less artistry involved in cartoon making unless they have painstaking control of each frame.

My favorite thing is when cartoon fans show up to my live gigs! They are always the most kick-butt audience members 'cause they're not trying to act all cool like a lot of the music fans do!

When I was 12 years old, I was hanging out with 23-year-olds.

I was into cartoons and Pokemon, and they're all talking about girls. It was a strange way to grow up.

I started, actually, to make my first animated cartoon in 1920.

Of course, they were very crude things then and I used sort of little puppet things.

Animation is different from other parts.

Its language is the language of caricature. Our most difficult job was to develop the cartoon's unnatural but seemingly natural anatomy for humans and animals.

Honestly, at one time I though Babe Ruth was a cartoon character.

I really did, I mean I wasn't born until 1961 and I grew up in Indiana.

Back then, my idol was Bugs Bunny, because I saw a cartoon of him playing ball - you know, the one where he plays every position himself with nobody else on the field but him? Now that I think of it, Bugs is still my idol. You have to love a ballplayer like that.

I felt so painfully isolated that I vowed I would get revenge on the world by becoming a famous cartoonist.

I parody myself every chance I get. I try to make fun of myself and let people know that I'm a human being, and these things that have happened to me are real. I'm not just some cartoon who exists and suddenly doesn't exist.

What I really resent most about people sticking labels on you is that it cuts off all the other elements of what you are because it can only deal with black and white; the cartoon.

There is too much illustrating of the news these days.

I look at many editorial cartoons and I don't know what the cartoonists are saying or how they feel about a certain issue.

If I can finish a cartoon in 20 minutes, then that's the ideal editorial cartoon - it's to the point.

I have no idea what readership is of written editorials, but it doesn't come anywhere close to the readership of editorial cartoons.

Homey don't quit. What else are you gonna do? It's like those guys in the cartoon they get up in the morning, check the clock and fight all day and after it's over they check the clock and go home. That's how it goes.

Just about every actor wants to be a Disney cartoon voice at some point.

They wanted to make her less rural, less of a cartoon.

Not that Southern woman are cartoonish - they're the strongest women in this country, but with Val they wanted to take the stereotypical things out.

I like the idea of bringing cartoon characters to life.

.. and although the Americans have already attempted this, their culture is not sufficiently humane to make it work.

I'm not up on today's television for children, because it's mostly cartoons that don't seem to interest me.

It is no accident that I made Cartoon Town a simple little village - in many ways it mirrored my home town. And, yes, many of my puppet characters took on some of the more eccentric characteristics of people I knew there.

You can take charge, kick ass, do whatever you have to do and it's okay.

You can blow people up. These are things that are okay for cartoon characters to do.

I did this within a philosophical framework, and a moral and legal framework.

And I have been turned into a cartoon of the greatest villain in the history of lobbying.

Certainly in cartooning I'm given huge free rein at the moment.

I see the cartoonist as contributing to the content, being critical, because we do poke holes in some of the dialogue and find new ways of seeing things.

There was a teacher who recognized that I was interested in cartooning and he was great.

The cartoons which I enjoy have caused some kind of out rage, but they have got people talking about these issues out in the open and in essence that's what its all about.

Most cartoonists are failed actors.

I hope to actually get back to painting someday.

.. soon. I sort of transitioned into cartooning from painting.

I was doing illustration work, and the cartooning slowly took over.

I didn't want to start acting like a cartoon.

Josie needed more of a personality than what the cartoon had to offer.

I hated Woody Woodpecker and Scooby-Doo, but I was a cartoon freak.

The humor is essentially dark for a cartoon and sophisticated.

But at the same time, being a cartoon gives the writers more freedom than in a normal sitcom. It always pushes the line that, despite human failings, the Simpsons are really decent people.

No one blames themselves if they don't understand a cartoon, as they might with a painting or "real" art; they simply think it's a bad cartoon.

I did 14 movies in six years, I had a cartoon TV show, and I don't want to do that again. I just want to make unique pieces of art. That's why I quit everything when I was 14 and sat around for eight years before I did another movie.

Well, for one thing, the executives in charge at Cartoon Network are cartoon fans. I mean, these are people who grew up loving animation and loving cartoons, and the only difference between them and me is they don't know how to draw.

But to me what seems to be missing in a lot of portfolios is Cartooning.

Beanie and Cecil was the first cartoon I remember watching and I think there are analogies.

Okay, let's talk about cartoon labels for half a second - some people think anything with a dog or a car or a colorful alien is garbage, which is not true. Look at Big Moose Red. It's, like, a $6 wine with a cheesy label, and it's actually a solid wine.