Date of Award

May 2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Digital Production Arts

Committee Member

Eric Patterson

Committee Member

Victor Zordan

Committee Member

David Donar


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.



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