Krazy Kat, carrying his banjo, leaves home and flies his plane "Kazook" to the house of Ignatz Mouse, whom he loves. Outside Ignatz's window, Krazy starts his serenade. Meanwhile, Ignatz ... See full summary »
Mr. Nobody Holme has a jitney that won't start. He's cold, his back hurts, and he even cries. While the little fellows "Joy" and "Gloom" have a small shoot-out, Holme builds a small bomb that shoots the car through the roof. But at least it's running! Written by
In general, Tom Powers' cartoons have very basic and cheaply made animation style. Nobody Holme is especially simply drawn--he looks like a slightly fleshed-out stick figure. But the saving grace for his cartoons is usually their wit and bizarre, unexpected endings. This one, alas, is actually quite straight-forward. The big gag is that Nobody has to create an explosion in order to get his car to run. While he does this, Gloom and Joy shoot at each other for no apparent reason. And that's about it. Heck, the cartoon is only 1 and a half minutes long. Not really enough time to create an actual plot or point. Anyway, for those who might want to check out some of these early cartoons, this and several other Powers cartoons are now available on the Library of Congress website!
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