Thursday, October 31, 2013

There's an App for That (Unfortunately)

Add me to the list of people getting peeved (enough to block it) at the recent app that attempts to "cartoon":
The latest annoying Facebook trend has hit, and it’s called Bitstrips. You may have seen these comics popping up over the last week, wherein your friends create animated version of themselves and others in “funny” or “wacky” situations. Mostly, they’re inside jokes that come with caricature versions of users.
I concur whole-heartedly with ProCartoonist:
"We have seen this kind of automation of cartooning skills before. And now, as then, we believe it is a poor substitute for bespoke cartoons created by a professional cartoonist. The software may be clever but it does not produce hand-drawn, unique cartoons."


  1. Thanks, Jamie, for shedding light on what this thing is. I've seen it on FB a lot the last week and had no idea what the hell it was. Pissed me off, actually, since one of the people who is using this awful app is a relative of mine. She's a nice lady, but she has no clue that this is an affront to cartoonists. Ugh!

  2. Fortunately the fad already appears to be petering out...