Legendary animator and curmudgeon John Kricfalusi has a lot of strongly held beliefs, and writes about them on his blog. Here, hs talks about stereotypes in cartoons…through the lens of Sven Hoek.:
When I created Sven Hoek, I didn’t go and study all Nordic cultures. I had a conglomerate stereotype in my head of what I thought was funny about nordic white folks. I combined the funniest stereotypical attributes from different branches of Germanic peoples.