Left Handers Club Newsletter – March 2012
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- Left handed cartoon characters (36)
- Top 10 most powerful left-handers (94)
- Lefties vs. Righties: How we decide differently (10)
- The Health Risks of Being Left-Handed (34)
In this issue..
1. News round up
2. More new left handed products
3. Left Handed Cartoon characters
4. Left handers Desk Diaries half price
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Here are some of the left-hand related stories that have caught our attention recently:
We put information on a lot of new products in the last newsletter (click here to see the details if you missed it) and now we have added a lot more!
While most cartoon characters are either right-handed or change hands to fit whatever makes the best pose for a particular frame, we have noticed that there seem to be quite a few cartoon characters that are clearly and consistently left-handed.
We are sure you know many more examples and if you do please add them as a comment to our article on this here – Left handed cartoon characters – and if you can put a link to a page where there is a picture of them being left-handed that would be great and we will build up our list.
What is it that makes the artist or animator draw a left-handed character? We would be very interested in your thoughts:
Left handed puppets are interesting. The Big Blue Bear is left-handed on the show; he seems to do most things with his left hand. This is because the head controls are important and a right-handed puppeteer's right hand is busy moving the head and mouth and has to do other things with their left hand. In a similar fashion, a lot of Muppets are left-handed, because their puppeteers are right-handed, so the right hand is almost always used to operate the puppet's head.
What about left-handed puppeteer's – is it really hard to do as the puppets are designed for right-handed use?
We would also be interested in inks to cartoons about being left-handed. Here is one page we found (though not particularly funny!)
Here are a few more – I am sure we can find funnier cartoons than these?
52 double-page spreads, one for each week of the year.
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