Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Thanks and random pics




Hi Folks,

I'm overwhelmed! So many comments that I can't even begin to answer them all. And I thought you had forgotten about my ass.

Here's a drawing I did for my good friend Steve Worth who produced the Bjork video with me:

He is also the archivist at Asifa and is making the greatest classic cartoon/animation resource anywhere-you have to go there and see it! Steve, send me links to this and your hot dog site and I will add them!
http://www.animationarchive.org/ Real animation and cartoon fans need to go to this site and learn about all the best stuff ever done!


Here is a sample from my library of a million cartoon shows that every executive at every network laughed their butts off listening to, then refused to let you have. Eric Bauza put this cool collage of fun together.



By the way, Eddie Fitzgerald and I just had a pile of theories about blogs today. I want him to put one up. He is a hilarious and brilliant cartoonist and he has the most creative theories I've ever heard - and on every imaginable subject! Ask him about saliva and how couples look exactly the same.
I'll let you know when he puts his THING up. Study his every thought and enjoy his great drawings!

He thinks maybe blogs will help save the sorry situation in animation today. I hope he's right

But anyway thanks again for looking at my crap and I will keep posting as long as you are interested.

138 comments:

David Tarleton said...

I just discovered your new blog. Way to go, John - I've been a fan since I first saw Big House Blues when it first came out.

I'm glad to see you're still fighting the good fight. Great work.

warren said...

Hey! The last one is Helder's!

Katie said...

That Bjork drawing you did is one of my favorite things ever! I'm so jealous of Steve! I guess he deserves it though, for all the hard work he's putting into making that archive.
Anyhow, keep it up John! Your blog is super informative and fun to read!

Charles Brubaker said...

Say John, whatever happened to spumco.com? I remember watching "George Liquor" flash cartoons.

Sam said...

Eddie Fitzgerald NEEDS a blog

Ben Williams said...

I absolutely love that sample of characters. Incredible stuff.

some guy said...

Yay, I have been pining for some spumco, and someone alerted me to your blog. These are great, especially the celeb caricatures. Good to see some of your pics again, if ya keep updating it I'll be here to look at it, as well as about a million others, I'm sure. Anyway, great stuff.

Gene Fowler said...

glad to see you bloggind dude, it's going to be a real treat.

Micah said...

Outrageous, boss. Nice going.
Thanks a heap for sharing, it's so great of you to take the time to give to us. I'm cirtain alot of folks are going to benefit from it.
gush gush.
I'm with Katie on the Bjork drawing. That's a scream!

bumbletbw said...

Wow, I think I'm about as star-struck as you can get on the internet. Shit, where to start?

Hello, I'm one of the countless little kids that Ren & Stimpy warped not so long ago. I loved that show, and still do. Anyway, it was an indelible part of my growing-up and I'm glad that I have this opportunity to say "Thank you."

I dig the blog, keep it up.

RoboTaeKwon-Z said...

Great stuff as ever John! George Liquor has always been a personal favorite. I stared at that little piece with all your characters on it until my eyes dried out. So many funny characters!
Ahhh, Eddie Fitzgerald! I was one of the fortunate ones who took Eddie's cartooning class at CalArts back in 1990. I learned stuff from Eddie about posing and staging that I use to this day! And he is right about Blogs saving animation! My blog is the only way I can get the REAL stuff out of my head so I don't go apeshit.
anyway, thanks alot for posting all the cool stuff!

Jeff said...

I jumped when I saw this blog! I've been a fan of yours, John, since R&S started on NickToons. It's great to see your more current stuff. Great blog, too. Keep bein' prolific!

JohnK said...

Hi Warren

yeah the drawing of Mr. Horse is by Helder Mendonca, the painting is by Kristy Gordon and Ren is by me.

It takes at least 3 people to make each image at Spumco!

Newsquirt said...

inspiring!

Lee said...

John, Thank you for being you and drawing what you feel and the way the character feels.

I also agree with you regarding blogging being the animation revolution.

Go John K!

Count Screwloose said...

John,

Great to see you here! What a treat this is going to be to visit!

Thank you, sincerely, for so much terrific work. I still remember the thrill I got when my Spumco Fan Club package arrived with little post-it notes you'd scribbled on. I treasure 'em still.

RG

Evan said...

Ren Seeks Help was absolutely brilliant. Great stuff John, keep it up! Of course we are interested!

Couple questions if you get a chance, about the "digital" paintings, are you using Corel Painter? And how are you drawing into the computer, a Wacom tablet or something? Please explain that process more. Thanks!

makinita said...

oh mn those are the coolest Charecters ever man i cant get it in my head how the FACK.. ejecutives wont buy your stuff its pure GOLD keep em coming Johny boy hehhe cheers.

Mitch K said...

The funiest ones are the retared guys with average names. "Ralph" and "Jim" and "Vincent"... DJ Eric is just hilarious too (what a raver!). Don't get me wrong, though. Most of them are pretty comical. I love Half-Life.

That Mr. Horse painting is wicked. That episode had some great night-time paintings.

Man, your posts are awesome. I love this blog!

Also: I'm excited for Eddie's blog.

wendy said...

ohhh i was so happy to i find out you were blogging. i think your drawings are stellar. thanks for posting them. xoxowendy

Brian Romero said...

John, thanks for taking the time to post all this stuff. We cartoon fans and artists never forgot about you either!

I can't wait until I move out to LA in the fall so I can check out all of the goodies at the archive. I've never seen a decent copy of 'Coal Black' which is supposed to have some of the best cartoon animation ever.

Benonymous said...

John K
So glad you didn't
fade away
Ren and Stimpy were da bomb
same as your mind
where they came from
keep giving us
your crazy brand
of cartoon crazies
by your hand
this poems got too cheesey now
so I'll quit before it turns into something I'll be truly embarassed about whenever I think about it.

CHeers.

Ben

Jay said...

I was just thinking a month ago, "John K needs to start a blog!" I'm so glad you finally bit the bullet! I've been checking it out daily since cartoonbrew.com announced it. Feel free to give any advice on animation, drawing, etc.!

Soj said...

I'll keep this short - love your work and esp loved the Bjork video you did (and still on your blog from there). Keep blogging!

Brenton said...

I know you're overloaded with comments, and since I don't know you personally and don't have anything particularly important to say, I wasn't gonna leave one. But, in response to your comment "as long as people are interested," I'M PEOPLE AND I'M INTERESTED!

Just in case there was any concern about that. Keep up the great work!
Brenton
P.S. What's the deal with Spumco right now?

Matt Greenwood said...

Haha! Great sample characters. Where have I seen He-Ham before? And what was the cartoon with Wally for? I saw a pitch for Channel Frederator which I think featured Wally.

Anyway, they all look great.

lastangelman said...

I love your children's mini-poster. Roxy and The Heartaches from Old Navy commercial is an old favourite. A lot of the characters remind me of the brilliant animated flash walkem prizes from Weekend Pussy Hunt. Is Steve Worth the curator of those walkems? I lost my copies in a hard disk crash (sniff, sniff).

Gonzi said...

John, had a great time at the House of Blues the other night. Thanks so much for this...

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d185/GregSamsa/joy1.jpg

:)

Anonymous said...

Yo Mr John K! I am a huge fan, and I wanted to give you a shout. Glad to you posting nice large sized cartoons, partially since I'm going blind from years of animating.

I never got to see the Yogi Bear beat up Ranger Smith cartoon all proper like. Sad. Send me a copy eh?

Huge Regards,
Chad Essley
www.cartoonmonkey.com -drawrin's paintings & amination.

-al said...

Thank for this, John, and for everything you've done in the past, and everything you will do in the future.

In order to avoid sounding like a crazed fanboy, I'll stop now. But thanks.

k o said...

o mr k!
me love you long time

you captured me n my hunny so spot on!
(mr metasonix is a vacuum tube god)

You have helped to shape my 16 yr old into the snarling cynical teen that he is today. Thanks a hell of a lot.

J.P. said...

Your Ren and Stimpy cartoons were just as influential in my life as the old Warner's Brothers cartoons were when I was a little grom. In my 20's my old roomates and I could go an entire evening communicating via Ren and Stimpy quotes only. Now, my wife still laughs at my killer Ren impression 5 years later. Thanks for everthing John K. and keep producing. You can't kill art!

Mish said...

John,
I notice the last picture is from "Ren Seeks Help". Any chance of that ever coming out on DVD? It's possibly the funniest thing i've ever seen. Mostly given to the fact that censorship no longer exists in popular culture.

You're a very, very sick and twisted man. Don't change, it's perfect.

Duck Dodgers said...

Hello jon,

thanks again and welcome in the blog world!

I own me self a little blog devoted to animation, it will be an honor if you would visit it sometimes and post comments there!

http://classiccartoons.blogspot.com/

By the way, could you post pictures of the Catholic school girls, from the unmade "Jimmy's Big Date" and from the unmade George Liquor's last episode?

JustScott said...

After much digging and bribery I managed to get the complete "New Adventures of Mighty Mouse" on VHS from some guy in France. It's tough to get people to watch them, but once they do they realize the snot-snortin'impact of Bakshi, and then begin to see the "Ren & Stimpy" similarites.

I'm also glad that KR is up and running again with Al...as if she ever stopped...she was doing barista work in a coffee shop and selling HQ lithos off the walls for a spell.

Ack!

Spumco has roots that go way deep and will continue to grow.

Xtabay said...

My kids used to watch Ren & Stimpy cartoons, I thought wtf when I saw them but I became an even bigger fan than they were. Wish they were still on TV here.

Markoff said...

HA! thank god someone started posting things worth reading on the internet. Good to see the man who warped me into the pile of wretching gross i am today is still kickin. it. kicking it like wut wut.

Drew Price said...

Oh, wow. Those character sheets are just too amazing. My mind is officially blown.

John, about blogs changing animation:
Blogs and the internet have already revolutionized comic strips, as a whole movement of quality webcomics have been online now for quite awhile. I definitly think the same thing could happen online for animated shows. I know there are plenty of flash animations out there, look at how popular homestarrunner.com is-- but still, it's not quite the same as classic animation principles you're most likely thinking of. -- I think blogs, and moreso the free and open information and discussion has the ability to revolutionize many industries.

If you put up show, but were transparent enough, showing development, really bringing the people into the studio-- you'd have millions of people watching.

mushroom blue said...

holy sweet zombie christ. I'm so happy you have a blog.

you are quite possibly the most influential artist in modern animation. never stop drawing. ever.

aeron said...

Jesus, what did Ren do to Mr Horse!!??!!

Curtis said...

Holy crap, John, I used to be the BIGGEST fan of Ren & Stimpy when I was a kid. It was the funniest and most twisted cartoon. My dad and I used to watch it together and laugh our asses off. I'm so glad I just found your blog.

Do you remember when you were on Conan O'Brien many years ago and did an hilarious custom answering machine message? We actually had that on our answering machine for about a month. Most callers ended up getting scared away by it though so we eventually changed it.

Much love and respect.

Troy Little said...

Hey John, good to see your stuff again. I'm dying to see those APC cartoons!! Any chance of the "Life Sucks" board being included on the DVD?

WIL said...

"And I thought you had forgotten about my ass."

... MUST...RESIST...COMMENT...

Peggy said...

Welcome back to the Internet, John!

In celebration, I drew a crappy caricature of you from memory.

Anonymous said...

John K. is not dead...and he is posting high-rez images of his work! I finally have reason to live, once again! I only pray that you update this blog every day to quell the urges of self mutilation that often arise within me in your absence.

/creepy fanboy

Ru said...

So glad to see you're still cartooning. It's a delight to see your work again.

adam said...

w0w!!
I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog.
You have been such a great inspiration to me in style and creative energy over the years and finally I can start piecing the jigsaw together that is your awesome career, anyway.. I'll take my nose out your ass and get back to looking at your other pics.

all the best

adam

Nick and Keith said...

Digging your blog the most and will be including it in our selection of sweet sites. Nice one.

JohnK said...

Hi Wil,

I haven't forgotten about!

Just trying to figure out how to get you back....


I'm kidding!

I'll meet you on the mat!

JohnK said...

Hi Troy

yeah, I think one of the Life Sucks animatics will be on the Lost Episodes DVD coming out soon, the other will be on "The Ultimate Set" coming out at Christmas.

I'll pose all about the Lost Episodes soon. It's full of great crap!

Where you livin' and workin' now?

Get Nick to show you the animatics!

Alexiev said...

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Josh Boelter said...

Great stuff! I'm thrilled I found your blog, John. I love your art and I have to admit I'm shocked by your admission that you can't paint. I have to assume that's false modesty or something. Or maybe you should use fingerpaints instead of brushes.

Cheers,

Josh

brianseye said...

John, I'm a great fan of the old Ren & Stimpy series. But the newer stuff portrays them as gay, (not that there's anything wrong with that) and it just seemed so wrong. I felt betrayed when my buddies were suddenly thrown out of a closet.
what's up with that?

Duck Dodgers said...

Jon, is " Naked Beach Frenzy" going to be released uncut on dvd?

Indigo said...

Greetings from Brazil, John. I'm a fan since long time. I still remember having lots of fun playing a Ren & Stimpy game on my old MegaDrive (SEGA Genesis) and I watch your version of Mighty Mouse whenever its on TV here.

Don't desapear again!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, John. I really appreciate that you help keep great cartoons alive.

Booklad said...

Oh, man, what a treat! Sure glad you are in the blogzone now. I've always loved your work and now I get a chance to peer into that quivering mass you call your brain. Look at all the responses you've gotten - isn't that great? Keep up the good work. I'll be checking in every day.

Angie Mason said...
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Angie Mason said...

you're awesome ^____^ just wanted to tell you I dig your blog

benj said...

Kaspar the unfriendly BEAR!
HAHAHAHAHAH...
I hope somebody will buy this crap!

Keep posting your beautiful atwork John!

Clarke (Csnyde) said...

God Bless your demented little soul John. You starting this blog has really given me a much needed inspirational boost these past few days and I find myself drawing like crazy thanks to your words and pictures.

That Collage image rules! I've never seen a more twisted, rag-tag crew of animated underlings. Oh what might have been...

Vincent Perea said...

How could we forget about you!
You are like the last line in the Don Mclean song " the world was never meant for one as beautifula s you..." or something like that.

p.s. that caricature of Goldie Hawn is amazing,

Tim said...

Seeing a good cartoon focused on music (Roxy) isn't a bad idea at all...Who ever turned that down is a fool.

Anonymous said...

i remember seeing big house blues when i was a little kid in spike and mike's animation festival or something.

afterwards my parents and i were talking about the best and worst cartoons. they both hated ren and stimpy and i said "BUT THAT'S MY FAVORITE ONE!"

Marc Crisafulli said...

What a great collection of characters! It should be a poster, and the proceeds should go to all the poor kids out there who've tuned into nothing but "Arthur" and "Jimmy Neutron"!!

Lex10 said...

John, this might be verboten but here goes:
http://www.glyphjockey.com/2006/02/george-liquor.html
You can't blame the folks who NEED to see this stuff.
"Boo Boo Runs Wild" Deserves every moving image award imaginable....

jayOh said...

ah. you've been inspiring me longer than i've known what it even means.

bravo.

ncross said...

Hey John way to blog!!

c.s.p. said...

Holy S! Great to hear that you are still doing your thing. Your animation spawned a completely different realm of thought. SO many people bite your style its not even funny.

Check this guy out - I think of your sense of humor and style whenever i read it.

www.achewood.com

Anonymous said...

This is great. Keep posting. I never get tired of looking at your spastic drawings. One of things I cherish is an issue of a now defunct cartoon magazine published by the Film Threat guys called Wild Cartoon Kingdom ( I think it lasted 3 issues ) There was an issue dedicated to you and Spumco and it had a great article on the great Nickolodeon mutiny. Very inspiring story of a maverick that wouldn't compromise his vision and the friends who turned their backs on him ( Bob Camp ).

Lori said...

My dad likes your blog too.

Anonymous said...

saw big house blues in the spike and mike show back when i was ... like ... 10.
was suuuper pleased with the suprise of a bjork video, and now with your blog.
still wish ren and stimpy were on the air
cant wait to see what else you got up your sleeve

SACKS said...

There is a heaven! You've been my insperation ever since I got in the animation biz. You are the F**king MAN! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry, I had to get that out. Swing by and check out my takes on classic cartoons. "Throwback Thursdays"

Anonymous said...

You, sir, are an insane fucking genius! And i thank you for it.

Is there any way you could produce your own series on dvd that would be for sale directly to the public? I would love to see you unleashed...

InCo said...

John, your work(i.e. Ren&Stimpy) influenced me beyond words. I even went to Artiste School to become a "Big Slob" that doesn't "make any money"! Thanks really for making the world a more aesthetic place, you are a great MAN!(In George Liquor irate voice)

Anonymous said...

John - congrats, kudos and cheers on your blog. May all your dreams come true. Dave Martin

porkbarrel said...

Our hero! We await your merest scribbles with bated breath. R&S shook up the world and I guess you have some of the most devoted fans of any illustrator, ever. Ditto to the idea of making a poster out of the character board. I know you wouldn't do them any way but a quality, costly process, but sign 'em and flog 'em for a relatively high price and they'll be gobbled up off of this board pronto. I garuntee!

Also, anyone care to post a url where I can view Naked Beach Frenzy, or buy a copy?

akira said...

Wow, this is awesome.. .i hope you'll put up drawing advice.. i've heard second hand a lot of your ways of teaching cartoon drawing like pausing a tape and drawing the character and printing out the frame and blowing it up to the same size and see what you did wrong... also in the cartoon magazine, i think jim smith said to draw without ever touching the paper with your hand... you're my hero!
-akira

CORKY said...

John! When the freaking hell did you get one of these Blogger things!? And why didn't you send me the link you bastard?? LOL

Do you hate me yet?? Well I don't hate you, I've just been busy outta my ass with school!!! (heellpmeeee!!)

Hope you're doing good! Love that Bjorkage pic!!

-CORK

Thorsten Hasenkamm said...

Very cool, looking forward to more...

Stephen Worth said...

Thanks for the plug for the archive! Hot Dog Spot is at www.hotdogspot.com

See ya
Steve

Nicolas Martinez said...

Hi, John! I'm a huge fan of your work. You're my idol. Cool blog.

Miss Jane said...

It's great seeing your work again :) I'm glad I found your blog :)
Cheers!

Anonymous said...

I will keep posting as long as you are interested.

Plan on posting for a very, very very very very... uh... for a long time, then, John. "Interested" would be an understatement. Thanks! Keep up the good work!

Vanoni! said...

Well hot diggity dang!
John's back on the internet!
How the hell could I not look forward to new art and insight from John K?

Yay!

– Corbett

Anonymous said...

John,

I cannot tell you how much your artwork meant to me growing up! It's so great that you have a blog and i love to see Mr. Hoek and Mr. Cat!

Steven

Can Opener Boy said...

I heart Ren & Stimpy -- but only the ones you had a hand in. You rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~ Can Opener Boy

keith said...

The odd thing is, my g/f let me borrow her REN AND STIMPY dvd, I have not watched the show in a few years, and I fuckin still love it. Then I found your blog ite a few hours later...crazy!
I must admit your comments on the added features killed me. The best is when you were talking about the creation of Ren and his voice and you said "I'VE COME TO MURDER YOUR BABY!", the ribs still hurt!

On a side note I went and saw Reg Hart here in Toronto a few years back, I didnt know you guys knew each other. He has some pretty cool cartoons man, wyld!
You should come back to Toronto for a visit, maybe you could be a sunshine boy.

Check my site!
http://spaces.msn.com/hahahainyourface/

The Comic Book Haters said...

Nice! Did Cappy put you up to this, or was he just pulling my leg?

-DJ Sloofus of the World Famous Comic Book Haters

vanillatray said...

Hey John! I've been a fan for years. I'm glad you setup a site. I'll be back often!

I'm currently watching The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse (haha).

Mike P said...

Great to see that you finally have a blog! I love all your stuff and i hope to see you make more real soon!

Mike

ps: never knew your were in a band. thats cool!

Anonymous said...

Wow! So you had thought a show for every character in that collage? I mean, some of them are pretty bizarre, I can't even imagine what kind of show they would have.

Wally Man looks pretty cool. I realized you use some of those characters in advertisements and stuff. There are some pretty cute "kid" cartoons as well (I mean, after watching Ren and Stimpy APC I almost forgot you could also be cute. Incidentally, since you have that frame there, loved Ren Seeks Help. About Onward and Upwarp I guess I agree with Michael Barrier, though. I hope you won't hate me for that)

Anyway, great, great stuff. I'll keep visiting.

Rodrigo said...

Holy cow.
That's a lotta comments. Anywhoo, you know people love your stuff. I'm getting a drink becasue your pictures made me laugh... as always.

happy birthday! (is it your birthday?)

R.

Eric C. said...

John,

Your my 2nd idol that I look up to in my work.

I was wondering what kinds of animation software do you use for animation?

I know you use Flash and Annie but anything that can do something with scanned drawings ?

_Eric

rajesh said...

all very, very nice stuff, but who drew the Rootie Kazootie pages? :(

a Blogger said...

Great blog with cool pictures.. :)

JohnK said...

>> But the newer stuff portrays them as gay, (not that there's anything wrong with that) and it just seemed so wrong. I felt betrayed when my buddies were suddenly thrown out of a closet.
what's up with that?

I'm amazed when I hear that!

The new series doesn't portray them any more or less gay than the first series. Sometimes they are gay, sometimes straight. Sometimes Stimpy is a woman. That's the way it always was. We have straight fans, gay fans, white fans, black fans, old, young...I try to do something for everyone but you can't tailor every cartoon to every single human or they would be completely bland and no one would like any of them at all!

Watch Naked Beach Frenzy and tell me if you think Ren is gay.

In fact he never really was. His preference is human women-which I guess makes him into beastiality. That's illegal isn't it? I hear it's legal to be gay now though.

Bugs Bunny did his share of gay jokes too and I never hear anyone concerned about that.

I'm scratching my head.
It's all in good fun. "Eet's just a cartooooon, man!!!"

Soon I will preview the "Lost Episodes" for everyone.

Thanks for your comment! I love everyone's tastes equally! You each get your turn to like something.

John

JohnK said...

Hey everyone,

thanks for the comments. I read them all and will cater to as many wishes as I possibly can!

Keep commenting like crazy and maybe it will prove to some executives that there is a market for entertaining cartoons.

I'm thinking I might do some posts previewing some cartoon ideas I'm trying to unload on the world.

Vote YES when you see them!

If there is a business genius out there who wants to partner up, let me know too.

I know how to make lots of money for some lucky would-be mogul who has a few bucks to start with.

Your best friend, ever

John

not a rock star said...

yea! yea! yea for john k!

noah's dad said...

Hi John K! I'm glad you've started a blog... I was wondering what you and spumco were up to. Anyway, just wanted to tell you what an inspiration your humor and art is.

makinita said...

Hi JOHN man i was so inspired by that cartoon of Gorge liquor u just posted that i had to draw him and color him hehe i used corel painter hope u like it :)
http://www.deviantart.com/view/29183012/

JohnK said...

that's a Jim Dandy of a George painting there!

Where can I get this swell program?

makinita said...

hehehe u like it heheh thats so awesome hehehe u made my day ;) ehhe well the program i downloaded it from a torrent site i can give u the link if ya want ?

garyploski said...

Whoohoo! Great to see you've found a new home on the web John. Best of luck with it and thanks for all the previews and memories.

One suggestion - when you upload the pix, select the small option. Your descriptions get all jumbled becuase the images are so big. We can click on the pix to see a larger size. Rock!

Anonymous said...

Dang...those characters make The "Ulitmate Avengers" toy commercial DVD look like a toy commercial DVD.

...Yes, we live in a hard to compare animation feild now.

Brother Rabbit said...

Hey John:

I just commented on the Animation Archive post about your blog, so I thought I'd cross promote and send you a note too.

Could you add the Animation Archive to your Blogger links? I saw that a few other animators have.

I am the admin for the Ralph Bakshi forum and loved your work with Mighty Mouse and Tattertown *One of my favorites as a child*.

Thanks for All You've Done For Animation,

Brother Rabbit/ Jeramy Bray

Sam said...

Hey John, will the APC DVD look like this: http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/1853/apcdvd4ly.jpg

makinita said...

Hey John if u liked that George Liquour drawing u should visit my gallery no presure ehheh
http://makinita.deviantart.com/
there ya go :)
and keep posting inspiring work like u allways do
cheers

spacesick said...

Thanks for sharing all this awesome crap. You're good, kid; good enough to be in the funny pictures.

Interestingly enough, a generous collector uploaded a few of those Flintstones Winston Cigarette spots for me a few days ago.

http://spacesick.blogspot.com/2006/02/flintstones-for-winston-cigarettes-or.html

At the time, I was quite proud of my bitchin' Laff-A-Lympics joke.

Not so much now.

aeron said...

What happened to Spumco.com?? I miss the flash poop cartoons! That one where the sun is rising and the poop people are walking their poop dogs, hillarious!!

lastangelman said...

"aeron said: ... I miss the flash poop cartoons! That one where the sun is rising and the poop people are walking their poop dogs, hillarious!!"

Ah ha! That was episode one of The Goddamn George Liquor Show. How I do miss those Spumco Flash animations, like Weekend Pussy Hunt, the talking George Liquor comic book, the spum buttons. Then the behind the scenes stuff on Boo Boo Runs Wild, the pencil sketches, animatics and the uncut fight sequence between Ranger Smith and Yogi. Stephen Worth has all that stuff now, right?

Vanoni! said...

>>If there is a business genius out there who wants to partner up, let me know too.

I always wondered what would happen if you had the money and resources to do what you wanted.
There's gotta be someone out there with some money to blow on swell cartoons!

When they do, you'll need new artists, right?
Right??

aeron said...

Another thing about the poop person walking the poop dog. When the poop dog poops is it just pooping or is it giving birth to a baby poop dog? You know, these are the kind of questions that need answers.

Anonymous said...

I recently discovered my Ren and Stimpy VHS tapes from way way way back when. Had to visit the doctor to get my belly stitched up. Then I found this blog a few days ago and just woke up and realized it's friday!

cheers mate

Anonymous said...

Hello John. I always loved your Ren & Stimpy cartoons. So pleased you have a blog now and i can see all of your other work! Thanks!

-- Husky

Mystery-Man said...

i'm a HUGEEeee fan!!!!!! gez, your blogs kicks ass, I think you need an favicon and a cool logo (spumco style hehehe), and plz, keep writing and showing us your "crap" :P

somebody's crap is someone else's treasure :)

Duck Dodgers said...

I made a post about your terrific blog here:

http://classiccartoons.blogspot.com/2006/02/jon-k-blog-online.html

Mr.Normal said...

John , you bastard! When is Hee Hog going to see the light of day ?! I need to see it before my sex change ! For obvious reasons ! And stop drawing all over everythin K! You were like this in school, an it's gettin old! Holy, look how far down this is entry is . Are you an attention hog or something ? Personally , just between us , hehehehe , for the moment ...... guys ! These people seem a little .. stiff... don't you think ? The "Oh I love your blog " and "your so informative " and " I've been a fan forever" ! Your in danger of becoming Walt! Personally I lobbied for you to get Lasseters new job at Disney but ... hey, nobody listens to me. Welcome to the blogging world John.

Anonymous said...

John,

>>If there is a business genius out there who wants to partner up, let me know too.
I know how to make lots of money for some lucky would-be mogul who has a few bucks to start with.

I wish you the best of luck in finding a money mogul. If there was a guy who could do it, it would be you!

But, how much money are you looking for? Could it be possible to put a PAY PAL DONATE MONEY button on your blog to finance a cartoon? It'd be a pretty neat idea that determined fans could actually finance your project.

At the very least, perhaps we could finance an internet short. Hell you could put it on a site like REVVER.com or YouTube.com and not have to pay for the bandwidth!

As one of the first guys publishing cartoons on the internet with SPUMCO.com and one who changed TV animation, you'd have to have some insite...

Greco said...

WOW!!! Thanks a lot for creating Ren & Stimpy! They are the coolest cartoon ever!

César Da Col said...

Jon, you are a REAL genius...(Tex Avery and you, of course!).
Regards from Argentina,
César.-

Graham said...

When I found out you had created a blog, I almost wet myself. Well, I actually did wet myself, but that's besides the point...

I think two years ago you went around showing some banned Ren and Stimpy episodes...Stimpy's Baby and some other ones. Are you ever planning on doing that again? I missed them the first time around and I don't think I could go on living if I don't get to see them!

tedtoons said...

Hi John!

Long-time viewer, first-time commentor. Do you feel some sense of responsibility for your part in swinging the country to the right with your Goddam George Liquor cartoons? We all know how influential cartoons are (e.g. the shocking rise of anvil deaths in the late-40's). There's not much question which way George votes. And no doubt he got his bacon ball recipe from Dick Cheney!

Think, man! Think!

Android said...

Where is Stinky Wizzleteats?

Did Sven Hoek ever make it back to his native whelping box?

Has Cora given birth to a new baby sstink?

Where can I find a willing pectoral implant donor?

What ever became of Rocco and his young son?

Are you sure I can't wash my Leiderhosen just once? They are awfully ripe.

Lastly, where do I send in my Gritty Kitty contest entry?

Thanks John for many years of Happy Happy Joy Joy

Toren Q Atkinson said...

Are we voting on which of those characters we would like to see more of? Because we should be. I vote for Squirtamazoon, Dimbulb Duck and He-Hog, in that order.

Jenny said...

Yeah, I want a Bjorked-John drawing too, waaah!

Ah, lovely, such gorgeousness(as Ms. Gudmundsdottir would say).

This is the best blog ever and I love your writing. Yum.

Tim M said...

First time I saw R&S, it was Nurse Stimpy, I couldn't watch another episode for months. Later, I recorded every single episode that you made. Thank you. I can't watch a single cartoon made today without seeing your fingerprints somewhere in there. You made it possible for so many of them to do what they are doing. Monet never had so many ripoffs/disciples.

BTW - Any subscription fee based video podcasts coming? I'd pay for that in a heartbeat.

The Raven Flight said...

Hey, I got money, something like twenty bucks. Plus, I've got a pooload of HB, 2B, 4B, and 6B pencils, all ready to take over the animation industry one tie-wearing doorknob at a time. Death to narrow minded idiots!!

Can you tell I've worked in "THE INDUSTRY"...?

The Pope said...

Hey, I'm "The Pope" on myspace... let me tell you, you've got a serious fanbase! I created a moniker that combined my love for R&S and Zappa for the heck of it, and the fans just keep cropping up! Be sure & get in touch with me (or Corky) & let me know how to drum up support! I'd love to help you get a new cartoon on the air!

(SR71)Atomica said...

Buddy, I don't think you would know HOW to make "crap"! You keep up the good work. This is AWESOME.

efek said...

dddd

efek said...

ok now i know it works.... John K you created a MONSTER!!! always loved your shows.. long time fan i go to the art center in tucson this chick said you guys hooked up for a while... any way iam taking animation classes and would love to show you my character designs and facial reations (my favorite) ill send some pics sooon i know youll like em

Masta Bingus said...

Yer the man John,I mean seriously the man....

Ivy said...

Ha. A blog. And here I was expecting to see you give in to myspace, Johnny. This is more fun.

MelissaY said...

JOHN!!! I don't know if you remember me but I used to correspond with you via e-mail when I was on the old Prodigy on-line service and I met you when you were in Westbury New York years ago at American Royal Arts signing cels, etc. I just wanted to say "Hello" and I miss corresponding with you. Please e-mail me at MelissaY1@yahoo.com!!! Best wishes from your fellow Ukranian, Melissa Yowhan

Ivy said...

Hey, is Julia on here? She was one of the nicest to me out of the Canada crew. You have to fill me in on this band you're in...

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BeanoFats said...

hey john k. love you and all your work. sad that spumco is no more. LISTEN.. PLEASE... ANYONE... i need the ranger smith cartoons and the jetson cartoons all the shit you did with cartoon network. that beany and cecil shit you did too would be awesome. i love the bob clampett ones so i know yours are gonna be better ten fold. yes john.. i'm on your nuts. i had all those recorded on a tape a long time ago. i have all the ren and stimpy dvd sets, the region 4 ripping friends complete set, and now the mighty mouse new adventures. if they are for sale... i want physical copy. if not... anyone have a torrent? i'll donate money ANYTHING. i love you john k... help a bruddah out!!