Not very many people can draw who are illustrators today.
There's tons of people with talent; it's the system that's all screwed up.
To make something look real and alive, nothing can be symmetrical because nothing in real life is symmetrical. You have to make it look organic.
Joe Barbera's s always complaining that he can't get humor into cartoons anymore. Just do it. You've got your money. Why do they let the networks run their lives?
Schools are really bad now. Schools are not only bad in reading, writing and arithmetic, they're worse in cultural aspects, like in music and art. They don't teach you anything.
In old movies, the cinematography is a thousand times better than anything today. Writing, a thousand times better.
One guy records the voices, another guy times the storyboard, another guy times the sheets, one guy is the story editor. All these jobs should be covered by the director.
If you're a kid wanting to be a cartoonist today, and you're looking at Family Guy, you don't have to aim very high.
You can draw Family Guy when you're 10 years old. You don't have to get any better than that to become a professional cartoonist. The standards are extremely low.
From 20 years of experience hiring artists out of the schools, I know-they get worse every year. They're absolutely ridiculously retarded now.
All artists get better with age. The more you draw, the better you're going to get.
George Liquor is really the richest character I have. I'm amazed there aren't 365 episodes about him on TV already.
I find it very hard to sit down and create an idea or especially a new character on command. Usually my characters evolve by accident out of some story context.
The only character I ever remember actually creating in a flash of inspiration was George Liquor. God planted that in my head in an instant.
I don t think cartoons are only for kids, but I think kids will love anything as long as it's visually interesting.