About Us Without Us:
Adventures of the Cartoon Republican Army
who loves animated cartoons should be interested in knowing the truth
about them. Which is that they have lives after the camera stops
filming, and pretty interesting ones at that. This book will give you
the truth about who they are and what they feel, direct from their
lips. Particularly about how the leaders of the world want them out
of the way, forgood….
Contrary to popular belief, the word “alien” does not apply exclusively to beings from outer space. The truth is, it originally applied to anyone who was somewhat “foreign” to the normative standards of a nation, be it in dress, speech, language, social customs, behavior, or any of a million other biased and narrowly structured devices designed to separate the people who “mattered” from those who supposedly did “not” matter. And that doesn’t mean just those who assume human form. There’s a whole race of beings, who you know rather pedantically as “cartoon characters”, who have been “entertaining” you for over a century, and they’ve been treated like crap and manipulated by people to make money and careers of their own for nearly that long. That especially applies to the uniquely gifted and talented beings of television animation, the exclusive population and racist target of that rotten Orthicon enterprise. Well, not anymore, pal! After we got back from Orthicon, that interplanetary hellhole we got exiled to by a totally and completely unsympathetic U.S. government, we formed the Cartoon Republican Army to get control of their own rights and affairs. Hey, it worked for the Irish, didn’t it?
Perlmutter is a freelance writer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
He is the author of America Toons In: A History of Television
Animation(McFarland and Co.), The Singular Adventures Of
Jefferson Ball(Amazon Kindle/Smashwords), The Pups
(Booklocker.com), Certain Private Conversations and Other
Stories(Aurora Publishing), Honey and Salt (Scarlet Leaf
Publishing), Orthicon; or, the History of a Bad Idea (Linkville
Press, forthcoming), The Encyclopedia of American Animated
Television Shows(Rowman and Littlefield) and Nothing About Us
Without Us (Amazon Kindle Direct Prime). His short stories can be
read on Curious Fictions at Curious Fictions/David Perlmutter. He can
be reached on Facebook at David Perlmutter-Writer, Twitter at
@DKPLJW1, and Tumblr at The Musings of David Perlmutter
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