Everyone’s a cartoonist nowadays

January 6, 2014 in Comment, General, News

Google_Comic_Strip_Automation_©_Matthew_Buck_Hack_Cartoons_@procartoonists.org

© Matthew Buck Hack Cartoons @ Procartoonists.org

Regular readers of this blog will be unsurprised to learn that automation has struck once more with Google receiving a patent for the ‘‘self-creation of comic strips in social networks and other communications’’.

The advertising giant is following in the footsteps of other digital toolmakers such as Bitstrips.

Digital automation of cartoon formats for display is inevitable in a time of growing digital processing power, and it means that now everyone can be a cartoonist.

Procartoonists.org believes that quality will out, however.

Booting up a PC © Colin Thompson @ procartoonists.org

Booting up a PC © Colin Thompson @ Procartoonists.org

1 response to Everyone’s a cartoonist nowadays

  1. Joiners, builders, carpenters, plumbers – a whole slew of experts have lived alongside a rather more slewed group of avid DIY-ers for ages. Maybe the time to worry will be when some clever person comes up with a way of manipulating good ,professional cartoons so that DIY-ers could fiddle with yours and mine, to further tedious “social networking” ends.

    We’re safe as long as the Google product remains so boringly anodyne.

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