1. Last August, Ray Sumser began a project called the Cartoonuum, wherein he planned to hand draw 2,000 recognizable cartoon characters into a massive, ultra-colorful mural. He used Kickstarter to raise funds for supplies, but also to source character suggestions from the crowd. The response was unbelievable. And although the project was labor intensive — “It was a mammoth undertaking that claimed months, threw out my shoulder and scrambled a portion of my sanity while I worked on it,” he relates — it only gave him a taste for more. Enter the Characternity , a project to illustrate the entire cartoon universe. In the word’s of at least one highly recognizable animated character, “Here we go!”

    Last August, Ray Sumser began a project called the Cartoonuum, wherein he planned to hand draw 2,000 recognizable cartoon characters into a massive, ultra-colorful mural. He used Kickstarter to raise funds for supplies, but also to source character suggestions from the crowd. The response was unbelievable. And although the project was labor intensive — “It was a mammoth undertaking that claimed months, threw out my shoulder and scrambled a portion of my sanity while I worked on it,” he relates — it only gave him a taste for more. Enter the Characternity , a project to illustrate the entire cartoon universe. In the word’s of at least one highly recognizable animated character, “Here we go!