Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Digital Production Arts
Jerry Fireman is concept for a 3D animated cartoon that is based on the style of early 1900s cartoons. It is inspired by the pioneers in early animation, Fleischer Studios and Walt Disney, and designed with the intent to educate people on the social and political environments that influenced the production of cartoons during the 1920s and 30s. During the development of this concept, I investigate different modeling techniques to represent the main stylistic elements of these early animated drawings in a 3D form, and I compare the possible modeling workflows for advantages and disadvantages in this process. In this document I present a summary of the period of influences and my design and models. Rendered poses are also included as a proof of concept.
Joyner, Matthew Ray, "Jerry Fireman: Modeling Characters for a 1930s Cartoon" (2021). All Theses. 3544.