Bill Plympton (Animation)
American drawer born in 1946, cartoonist and caricaturist for lots of magazines, Bill Plympton also emerged with his animations. Films generally funny, often satirical and always critical. From “Drawing Lesson #2″ (1988) to “I Married A Strange Person” (1997) or, recently, “Idiots And Angels” (2008), he combines simple lines, limited technical means and a great creativity, both scenic and narrative. He is the only director having drawn all the frames of a movie by himself.
His peculiar style, recognizable, brought him many awards as Cannes Grand Prize and largely inspired the new american generations of the indie animation. Films like Joseph Pierce’s “Stand Up” certainly owe him a lot. Discover here after some excerpts from “I Married A Strange Person” and his short-movie “Push Comes To Shove” (1991).