Island Cartoon’s Blog

A selection of news items, tutorials and opinions on all things related to kid’s illustration, animation and 3D cartoons.

The first recorded cartoon illustration and animation

We all know the media is full of cartoons. They’re everywhere. But like cars, computers and mobile phones they didn’t always exist. So who was the first recorded cartoonist and who made the first hand-drawn animation? And what is the difference between an illustration and a cartoon anyway?
Rocket & Liftoff kids illustration

Styles of Illustration

Jon Ireland writes about styles of illustration for your book, advert or article. If you’re a children’s writer, copywriter or journalist this article discusses a few illustration styles to consider.
dinosaur and robot illustration


The first recorded cartoon illustration and animation

Styles of illustration