Bill Plympton’s Quirky Animated Guides to Kissing and Lovemaking
By Maria Popova
In 1896, Thomas Edison scandalized society with the very first kiss in cinema. Nearly a century later, in 1989, animation legend Bill Plympton created a charming short film for Rolling Stone, titled How to Kiss, examining with equal parts pragmatism and delightfully violent irreverence the art of the smooch, and laying out the technical components of the different kinds of kisses in his signature colored-pencil technique.
The face is the jewel in the crown of desire.
In 1995, Plympton upped the ante with the equally quirky and much more NSFW How to Make Love to a Woman — an animated guide to “the slippery and challenging path to true [heterosexual] romance.”
Published July 17, 2012