Monday, April 03, 2006

Beautiful People 13 - Breakthrough? THESE BEAUTIES FOR SALE NOW


If you were here for my first caricature post you might remember I said it takes a while for me to loosen up and get a more extreme caricature of someone?

I think it happened the day I drew these. At least I got a bit more confident with exaggerating.

Think you can figure out who these babies are?


Hey by the way, I'm hooked up with a gallery now to sell my original art and my partner there wants to set some prices, so tell ya what. I'll sell these images here if anyone wants to buy 'em.
Let me know which you want and what you would pay for 'em.
Screw Ebay. We'll do it right here!
















Hey go look at my pal Marlo's caricatures. She's much more exaggerated than me. I want her secrets!
http://marlomeekins.blogspot.com/

77 comments:

Anonymous said...

These are really great! I like the exaggerated teeth.
Top notch stuff.

Btw, have you ever heard of Al Hirschfeld? he does some neat caricatures too.

Jeff said...

Dude, Bugs Bunny's packin' some heat.

I'd pay $40 for that Barbara Bush from way back when, as long as it was signed.

I'm a poor bastard, btw.

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Jason_Chatfield said...

Top one on the right looks like Nicky Hilton..is the one on the left Ashlee Simpson?
Second one down on the left looks like Hilary Swank, and next to her.. Nicole Richie? And.. Hugh Jackman?
Love the Angelina and Brad Pitt with babies - gold.

Brian Romero said...

The Brad, Angelina and babies drawing kills me!

Aimee's Sketch Blog said...

Ahh...what a combination--Marlo Meekins and cute Jewish Kids!

Aimee's Sketch Blog said...

I love the fluidity of Brad and Angelina, you've become intimate with every curve of their faces. Or is the shape of their face just a base >insert expression here<

bryan said...

I don't have a ton of money but if you ever draw something you'd want to sell for relatively cheap (remember, I'm a student!) I'd love one :)

Anonymous said...

Jenna Malone?

Ted said...

Uh, clicking on the ads on your page in an effort to generate ad revenue for you, I found the link to be to a pirate version of Ren and Stimpy:
https://www.dvdavenue.tv/products.php?iProductID=458&iCollectionID=82&gclid=CIPj78igkoQCFSKlIgodMHajxw
So... yeah... You might want to do something about that...
Have you considered setting up one of those things where you link to Amazon and then every preorder of the Lost Episodes linked from the links you generate gets you a cut?
(I bid 99¢ for each drawing that no one else wants...)

Lee said...

Mr. K,

I need to conduct an interview for a paper i'm writing for a class. Do you give interviews to animation students?

let me know. If you want I can email you questions and you can answer via email.

much thanks in advance.

-Lee

Anonymous said...

Hey John K.

Have you ever been to any of Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Animation Festivals?

P.C. Unfunny said...

You should definetly draw caricatures for Mad Magazine.

Anonymous said...

Dear John K.

My name is Jesse Oliver. I am 20 years old and I'm a huge FAN of Ren & Stimpy. I also love George Liquor, Jimmy the Idiot Boy, Ripping Friends and Boo Boo Runs WILD. I am also a cartoonist. I havent learned about Animation yet but I wanna learn Animation and start making cartoon shorts. Ren & Stimpy changed my life forever. You are the reason why I want to make cartoons of my own. My old school cartoon making hero is TEX AVERY. I love everything he did for MGM. I aloso love The Three Stooges. I love listening to the Audio Commentarys on all the Ren & Stimpy DVD sets. You guys are hilarious and I love listening to your storys. I also love Eddies laugh. I can't wait for the NEW Adult Party Cartoon DVD to come out. I'm dying to see all the unaired episodes. I think Eric Bauza does a great job doing Stimy's voice. Jim Smith play's a "DAMN GOOD GUITAR". I live in Baltimore but I would LOVE to meet you and the guy's at SPUMCO. I believe that cartoons should be in the hands of cartoonist like they use to be in the 1940's. Hope to here from ya.

Your Biggest Fan
Jesse Oliver

Anonymous said...

John, I don't know what access you have to original Spumco cels and production art from past work - but if you could sell that stuff it would make a mint for you and be a gem for collectors. Not that people won't buy your caricatures, but I know that I would love to collect as many cels and production drawings of R&S, the Bjork vid, the Tenacious D vid, your NBC peacocks, etc.

Your loyal fan and admirer,
Jason Davis

Joel Bryan said...

Yeah, those caricatures by Marlo were amazing! I can't believe she gets away with hideousifying people like that. But they're great drawings as well- gestural and wild plus I love how she puts down colors.

In other news it's hilarous to me the way you smack down Angelina's kids in those pics too. If they had any idea the famous artist who makes the cartoons they're not allowed to watch has already caricatured them before they've even grown up to be maladjusted, drug-addicted celebrities in their own right!

Jeff Pidgeon said...

Hi John!

Let me know when that gallery thing gets going...I'd like to buy some of your artwork!

Jeff

Mike P said...

Hey john!

I'd absolutly love the Kiefer Sutherland drawing you made! I'd be willing to pay you $30 to $40 bucks (assuming you sign it as well)!

Hope you'll consider it!

Mike

David Germain said...

Is Brad trying to grab Angelina's boob in that last picture? If he is, it is diabolically and deliciously evil of him to do so when she's carrying a kid and can't prevent it. >:)

Nice caricatures once again. I wonder if Seth MacFarlane has seen the Bugs Bunny you drew.

nightwing said...

id imagine that the original r&s cells would sell, id like to have the "fuck her gently" cells aswell...hahahahaha, that was great...
and that third caricature down has to be matt damon, either that or i am retarded...which is a strong possibility...that brad...jelina, damn celebrity couple names, is pretty good

lastangelman said...

I'll pay you FIFTY DOLLARS AMERICAN for Barbra Bush! I must have that hunk of All American Womanhood gracing my domicile! Don't take that other fella's money! It's no good!! NO GOOD, I TELLS YOU!! Look, mine is made fresh in Fort Worth, Texas. It's got that minty fresh currency smell - AHHHH, you can't beat that, eh John? Sniff it again... good isn't it? Look at Jeff's money, GAWD! It's full of that Washington cruddy stinkiness! Look, right there, under Jefferson, see? Lobby Beavers! You don't want that, now, infiltrating and disgustipating your pristine Yakskin wallet? Before you know it, the Lobby Beavers will stink up your credit cards and run up charges ordering Brazillian Teak and Dom Perignon. You want fresh Texas American money with no stinkin' Lobby Beavers, and I got FIFTY, count 'em, FIFTY, right here. WAddya say, John? Is it a deal?

BrianB said...

These are amazing. They feel very fresh, very unpredictable. Even dangerous. lol.

By the way, I'd love to see you give FHM's sexiest woman of 2006, Scarlett Johansson, a shot. She's very unique but subtle. She gave me headaches trying to draw.

will carson said...

i love your caricatures, they have an extreme style to them. you're definatly origional with your art and it's too bad the "suits" don't appreciate your savage humour. hope george liquor works out.
i'd definatly buy your art. (ren and stimpy related would be prefered) that show changed cartoons and as far as i've read, that credit was never given to you. anyway, that was a long comment. keep up the blog.....

will, willcarson21@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Brianb : http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/uploaded_images/Beauties-761350.jpg

Bo Wisneski said...

Hi John I really like these charicatures I would pay fifty to sixty bucks for either the first one which appears to be Ashlee Simpson and Paris Hilton or the last one of Brad Angelina and their child.

benj said...

That BUGS is AWESOME!!

The Knitter said...

Excellent and Hilarious both the sketches and the writing.

Hope you go Global

Found this site through StumbleUpon.

jorge garrido said...

Finally, John K drew Bugs Bunny! WHOO-HOOO!!!

IS #3 ron Perlman? Gary Busey?

Alicia said...

Hi John. I have tons of animation art on my walls, including a cell from Big House Blues. I'm not shy about dropping a few bucks for art either. On average I pay $250 for production drawings & cels and if it's an original painting I go about $1200 (mind you, this is all Canadian). I have some concept sketches that I paid about $100 for.

I'm currently looking at purchasing a production drawing of Ren from ACP. If you wanted to sell me a comparable Ren, I would rather give the money to you. As for the caricatures, I probably wouldn't buy any of the ones shown , not because they aren't cool but because I really don't care much for celebrities. If it was a caricature of the Warners directors that would be a different story. If it was a drawing of Cigarettes or Jimmy, that would be even better. If it was Mr. Horse or R & S, I would be on it like a fat kid on a Smartie. If you have anything you are interested in unloading to me, contact me privately at aliciawishart@rogers.com.

baron von josho said...

I'm not really sure who these are, except Angelina and her evil baby at the end.

As for the Bugs Bunny....youre a terrible person, Mr. K

Fernando said...

I think the windows brights ( I mean sort of balloons brights in the faces) do not arrive to a port. But, of course, the drawings are very well done.

Fernando said...

I think the windows brights ( I mean sort of balloons brights in the faces) do not arrive to a port. But, of course, the drawings are very well done.

radimus said...

No you eeeediots!
its "lowest bid wins".

I'll pay a whole single cent for the jessica/ashlee in beautiful people 11

;D

mark said...

Gotta be Gary Busey.
It's not Nick Noltey>

That was a great lesson on Design and Style from saturday's post. thanks john!

So how much money would I pay for a sketch or cel?
I am more likely to buy a dvd with cartoons than i am to buy an artwork.

I would pay for a drawing of Stimpy as Citizen Kane... 20 bucks.

drawing of Ren as Peter Lorre with Humphrey Bogart in a scene from Casablanca... 20 bucks

big somewhat clean Inked sketch/drawing of Ren and Stimpy as PEI MEI and BEATRIX KIDDO [aka The Bride] training to punch through a wall from 3 inches away in Kill Bill 2...$50 bucks

A caricature of Toshiro Mifune and Akira Kurosawa holding hands at the beach in the sunset... $30

Muddy Waters as a Catfish drinking whiskey, with pretty spumco babes fishing after him... $30

John i hope selling sketches makes you so much money that you have to hire an accountant and buy him or her a snowshovel to handle all your loot.

BlackCapricorn said...

jonk- $30-$40 for the Bugs one. How bout it?

JohnK said...

I guess I'll have to save my pics for the Gallery since all my pals here are hurtin' for cash.

Anne-arky said...

Whoa, Paris Hilton in cyclops form! That makes her even MORE awesome. (Except for the inevitable lack of depth perception.)

G_had said...

I'd $60 for the Brangelina family portrait. It's brilliant!

JohnK said...

>>Whoa, Paris Hilton in cyclops form!

It's actually her sister Nicky who's even weirder looking!

CarolineJarvis said...

The eyes on the top left.... Hilarious!

Chet said...

hahahahaahahahaha, your screwed. Everytime you find a way to make money from us,we let you down.

I feel sorry.

Suisho Gagarin said...

Hey this is Suisho, I got this blog sent to me on Gaia from JersyLust. Heard your the creator of Ren and Stimpy... I loved that show when it was on Nickolodeon... whouldnt work for anyone else besides perhaps Cartoon Network myself... I am in school for animation, and not ashamed of being penniless or parentless XD
Anyway... I knda prefer to draw in the anime style myself, and I have big dreams... probably bigger than I should dare but I just bold like that. I mean I am writting to you for example. You know as they say it never hurts to try! Maybe you can write me back via e-mail indigoninja@hotmail.com
p.s. plz relize I am not your everyday anime fan... I'm more open minded and less dense than that. And sorry this is so long...

Eric C. said...

John,

This may seem like a crazy question but, post us a picture of you and your family.

Especially you and your MANLY father! LOL :)

_Eric

Eric C. said...
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Eric C. said...

Very nice John.

Sorry fellow posters if I double posted.

Bye the way. I didn't want to hog the replys on the comments too much so I posted a importaint detailed question on Barber Shop 8.

Thank you for talking the time to read it, if you do.

_Eric

Alicia said...

JOHN!!!
WANT ART!!!
GOT MONEY!!!

SEE MY PREVIOUS POST!!!

Gabriel said...

Some people who buy art are collectors, and investors. We people here are your biggest fans, but not many are used to buying original art, I bet it'd be the first time for many who offered to buy yours. Really, you'd get more money on ebay.
I could pay for a drawing by mowing your lawn, but not with money, I'm 25 and have no job.

Fotog said...

I'm just humbled to be on the same page as your drawings ! Love them. I used to collect cels ( had a few Bakshi and some Warner Bros) till I decided to try art as a living myself. Ended up selling them to pay rent ! Keep up the great work and thanks for the Katie Rice link, shes amazing as well !

Alicia said...

I've gone to school, worked, and now I can enjoy the things that I've done without for most my life. I want John's art because it's inspiring to me and looking at it every day just makes me want to try harder to do better with my art. My drawing room is littered with cels and sketches and photos of the people who have meant the most to me (even my friends photos and art).
I have wanted something from John for 13 years now, and I assure you, the only way it would leave my hands is if I die. I'm sure everyone on this blog feels the same.

Bo Wisneski said...

How much would you like to see put up in cash per drawing. I agree with alicia I would be more prone to pay more for something like a Ren and Stimpy or George Liquor drawing.

Jennifer said...

Hi John,

I like the Bugs Bunny one. I would probably pay between $200 - $300 USD for it.

Which gallery will be selling them? Will you be launching a web site to sell your work?

If you are going to sell any of your Ren and Stimpy or George Liquor sketches or works, I would be interested in buying those.

-- Jennifer

The Original Dangster said...

Dang dude, these caricatures are pretty kickass.....Although I gotta say that the ones this dude did at Six Flags of me eating a Bratwurst while riding a trike, totally shred this stuff up .

HOLLAH!

[redacted] said...

If the auction is still on, I'm good for $30 on the Brad and Angelina one. I'm flexible though.

thanks.

R2K said...

Too crazy :)

R2K

Josh "Just What the Doctor Ordered" Heisie said...

If you were selling just normal drawings instead of caricatures, I would be much more willing to fork out cash.

I just don't care enough about any celebrities to buy humorous pictures of them.

the heart of the world said...

My problem with buying pictues of these celebrites is that I don't like these people. I wanna see Robert Ryan and the stars of yore!

jorge garrido said...

>>. As for the Bugs Bunny....youre a terrible person, Mr. K

:D:D That comment made my day... lol!

jorge garrido said...

>>> I guess I'll have to save my pics for the Gallery since all my pals here are hurtin' for cash.

Ok, Mr. Jewish mother.

Try drawing some Bob Clampetts and Tex Avery's and stuff and see if you get any more offers, I'd rather have John K drawm Mel Blanc than a John K Ashlee Simpson.

Hmmm... a John K-Ashlee Simpsons hybrid? Innnnnnnnteresting...

David Germain said...

Too crazy :)

BAH! There's no such thing. >:P Especially to a cartoonist.

S.G.A said...

One kabillion dollars, cash for the lot.
steveameyart.blogspot.com

JohnK said...

Hey folks

if you wanna buy something, email me at Cartoonmister@aol.com

I can't sell anything for less than a hundred bucks though and I'll sell each image for whoever makes the best offer, for I am a capitalist pig as well as a radical cartoonist.

Please don't use that email for anything else but commerce!

Maybe you want me to do YOUR caricature.
If you are brave.

Anonymous said...

Hey John--I'd bet 100 bucks you drew this--did you?
http://cgi.ebay.com/Signed-special-movie-program-from-Bob-Clampett-1981_W0QQitemZ2251991746QQcategoryZ1386QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Nightsleeper said...

Well, that bugs bunny is... strange. You know why. =/

Anonymous said...

Hey John K.

Was there any reason why your name was not on the title credits of the Ren & Stimpy cartoon "Nurse Stimpy"?

Anonymous said...

-Hey John K.

Was there any reason why your name was not on the title credits of the Ren & Stimpy cartoon "Nurse Stimpy"?-

It said on wikipedia he didn't put his name on the cartoon because of how bad it turned out. Nickelodeon also did now like the quality of that ep.

Pedro Vargas said...

Christ! I love them! Goddamn I love this blog!!

P.S. I'll see if I can round up some cash and hopefully email you this week.

Pedro

David Germain said...

Who's the girl in the picture with Hillary Swank? I can't place her.

WIL said...
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WIL said...

Hey Uncle Johnny,

I've found a brave soul who'd like you to do a caricature of him:

NEW WIL ORDER

Name your price!

akira said...

Congrats on the breakthrough... HIlary swank is so F'n good and the brad pitt with the nostril and the way he is surveying angelina and kids... gosh they're SWELL! i don't know if i'd want to like frame them and put them up in my living room, though...

UM said...

Or go to http://www.krugerstars.com. Not bad either if you like that kind of thing.

Anonymous said...

John the email address isn't working.

JohnK said...

Cartoonmister@aol.com

Bo Wisneski said...

Whenever I try to send something I get this message 550 cartoonmister IS NOT ACCEPTING MAIL FROM THIS SENDER
550

JohnK said...

>>Whenever I try to send something I get this message 550 cartoonmister IS NOT ACCEPTING MAIL FROM THIS SENDER

Whoops!

It's working now. Try again!

Sorry.

Reg Hartt said...

"THE BEST CARTOON YOU'VE NEVER SEEN."--Maclean's Magazine, March 27, 2006.

Bob Clampett's COAL BLACK AND DE SEBBEN DWARFS

5pm Saturday, April 15, 22, 29 At The Cineforum, 463 Bathurst below College Across From The Beer Store, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (416-603-6643) Admission $20 ($10 under 24). Cineforum members may bring their own food and drink.

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Back stage at a Duke Ellington revue titled "JUMP FOR JOY" in Los Angeles in the early 1940's Warner Brothers' Animation Director Bob Clampett (now recognized by many as the great unsung hero of Warner Animation) was asked why Warners Brothers was not using Black musicians on cartoon soundtracks as both Max Fleischer and Walter Lantz were doing. "I do not know why but if you fellows want to make a cartoon I will make one with you," said Bob.

The big hit at the time on Broadway was the musical CARMEN JONES, a Black version of Bizet's opera which was made into a film by Otto Preminger. Dorothy Dandridge, the first great Black American film star, played Carmen Jones.

Clampett decided to do a film called SO WHITE AND DE SEBBEN DWARFS. Walt Disney called Jack Warner complaining people might think Disney's SNOW WHITE had drifted. The title was changed to COAL BLACK AND DE SEBBEN DWARFS.

Bob took his artists (among them the great animator Rod Scribner) to Los Angeles' CLUB ALABAM where they soaked up lots of atmosphere. got contact highs from all the pot in the air and, as a direct result, totally reinvigorated graphic design at Warner Animation and elsewhere. Color design was never before as vibrant in studio animation as it is here in COAL BLACK.

Originally Louis Armstrong worked with Clampett but had to be replaced by drummer "Zoots" Watson when Armstrong got called away on tour.

Ruby Dandridge (mother of Dorothy) voiced the evil queen. Her other daughter, Vivian, did the voice for Coal Black (she is still called So White in the film). Despite objections from the musicians union, which first refused the artists because they were non-union, and from the studio (which balked at paying outside musicians to record the music) Clampett kept his word and recorded the score for Coal Black with Eddie Beale and his orchestra.

"Working with writer Warren Foster, Clampett came up with COAL BLACK AND DE SEBBEN DWARFS, a flamboyant wartime spoof of SNOW WHITE with an all-black cast; incredibly rich in gags...Many independent film makers have labored for years to create a short film as personal and unique as COAL BLACK, which was just one of a dozen shorts Clampett had to put on an assembly line in 1943."--Leonard Maltin, OF MICE AND MAGIC.

In 1980 Bob Clampett and his wife Sody were the featured guests at ANIMAFEASTIVAL 1980, a three day long marathon animation symposium I sponspored at Innis College on the University of Toronto Campus. People came from as far away as Russia and Japan. Every word Bob spoke was recorded. Those talks are now available on cd (as well as the talks given by Friz Freleng, Shamus Culhane and Grim Natwick in Toronto). The Clampett, Freleng and Natwick talks are also available in published form. Some are on dvd.

At a Los Angeles screening of COAL BLACK in the 1970's some Black Panther members in the audience took objection with Bob over the yellow streak that flashes up Prince Chawmin's back when Murder Incorporated runs off with Coal Black. Later the same day the PANTHERS had a meeting with Los Angeles Mayor, Tom Bradley, the city's first Black Mayor. When they mentioned they had been to a BOB CLAMPETT CARTOON FESTIVAL, Mayor Bradley said, "Oh, Bob Clampett! He made my favorite cartoon. I saw it in France where I served in the trenches during WORLD WAR II. It is called COAL BLACK AND DE SEBBEN DWARFS."

On February 19, 1979 animators Leo Sullivan and Floyd Norman were given an award by the THE BLACK FILM MAKERS HALL OF FAME. In the audience were many celebrities, amoing them Lena Horn. When asked who they would like to have present their award Sullivan and Norman replied, "Bob Clampett, as he was on the man most responsible for giving us the breaks we needed to succeed." Bob was the first white man ever asked by this organisation to present an award. He was honored to do so.

COAL BLACK (which is now banned from television and home video) is included in Jerry Beck's book, THE 50 GREATEST CARTOONS OF ALL TIME (as selected by 1,000 animation professionals). I am pleased to offer a stunning 16mm print of this film that does full justice to its vibrant graphic design. In Hollywood little statues of COAL BLACK were given to people who had seen this film more than five hundred times. The program will include eleven other animation classics each as their creators meant us to see them. For more info on cartoon censorship go to http://looney.goldenagecartoons.com/ltcuts/, http://www.rotten.com/library/culture/banned-cartoons/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censored_Eleven.

To see COAL BACK better than you ever dreamed you could come to this festival.To learn from the greatest master of American studio animation get my Bob Clampett books and cds.--Reg Hartt.