Bessie is a writer and marketing professional. She is passionate about media in all its myriad forms, an avid fan of live music and baseball, a frequent traveler, and a consummate foodie. She grew up in the Driftless area of Western Wisconsin, moved to Western Massachusetts for college and several years after, and then migrated back to the Midwest. She now lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her baby boy, teenage daughter, fiancé, two cats, and approximately 3 dozen house plants.
Visual communication has existed since long before the Internet – scientists estimate some symbols etched in the walls of caves have existed for 30000+ years. The seeds of what we now call animation were planted in 1833, when the phénakisticope was introduced. Soon after that, the zoetrope and the flipbook were invented. Concurrently, drawing was