John Lennon would have turned 82 years old today.

Lennon, of course, was a Beatle, an author, an actor, a poet, an activist, and one of the most important figures in music and pop culture in the hsotry of the world.  In 1986  Yoko Ono and Oscar-winning animator and historian John Canemaker created a cartoon short John Lennon Sketchbook. Executive produced by Ono and designed, directed, and animated by Canemaker, it is a poignant peek into the fertile mind of a Beatle whose prodigious talents extended well past creating immortal music.

We’ve run this in PopCult before, but thought it’d make a good reminder of Lennon’s birthday.