How does animating a music video differ from a cartoon?
JK: When you’re animating a music video, you have to animate to some set music. You’re somewhat restricted by that, but you’re also inspired by that. The animation becomes secondary if you’re animating to a music video. Either way, it’s important. Music has really helped my animation, that’s for sure. They’re pretty similar art forms. They both depend on rhythms. They both depend on your senses absorbing things in time. If you’re reading a comic strip, you can read it at any speed you want. But with film and music, the audience has to take it the way the composer gives it. AVC: You’ve done updates on older cartoons like Yogi Bear. Is it confining to work with existing characters? JK: I guess it would depend on who the characters are. I asked to do Yogi Bear. Those are the cartoons that inspired me to become a cartoonist. I was a little kid when those were appearing on television, and I used to stare at them and draw them while watching them on TV. I used to write my own stories and eve