Famous toon characters on the Web
The following is a brief compendium of some of the most well-known Web toon characters:
Live-action and stop-motion animation combine digitally to depict the everyday adventures of an insolent brat.
Creator: Darren Walsh of U.K. stop-motion studio Aardman Animations (“Chicken Run”)
Where to find him: www.atomfilms.com
A female superhero, whose beat is love, attempts to mend broken hearts worldwide with the help of the Web.
Creators: writer-comedian Lynn Harris and cartoonist-designer Christopher Kalb
Cecil and Stubby
Two English working-class blokes review current movies in Thugs on Film.
Creator: Mondo Media, a San Francisco-based animation production and distribution company
Dude and Larry
In the Flash series “Space Is Dum,” a yellow man operating a one-man space station and his friend, a space eel, wish they could be more like the superhero Super Suzy Rocker Chick.
George W. Bush and Al Gore
The online parody, Capitol Ill, lets the viewers control the turntables as the presidential candidates duke it out in a rap showdown.
Creators: Brothers Gregg and Evan Spiridellis’New York studio, JibJab
The only “virtual” presidential candidate; his slogan: “Absolutely nothing to lose.”
Creator: Dotcomix, a San Francisco-based 3-D animation company, and cartoonist Garry Trudeau, creator of “Doonesbury”
Jake the Pimp
“Booty Call” follows the drug-hazed adventures of Jake on his quest to get laid.
Creator: TheRomp, entertainment company founded by Michael Eisner’s son Eric
Where to find him: www.romp.com
A chain-smoking nun with a proclivity for finding hidden sexual themes in art work aims to bring true art appreciation to the masses.
Creator: Dotcomix, San Francisco-based 3-D animation company
Where to find her (or is it him?): www.dotcomix.com, BBC America
Bizarro superhero Stainboy leaves a mess wherever he goes.
Creator: Tim Burton
Where to find him: www.shockwave.com
Racial stereotypes abound in this show about a Chinese butler.
Creators: South Park scribes Pam Brady and Kyle McCulloch
Where to find him: www.icebox.com