Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Calling All Kids-The Wally Man Show


47 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hooray! I'm the first poster!

armyofdarkness said...

Hey, who's that? Mr. Peanut and Mr. Potato Head's illegitemate son?

Art F. said...

Great!!! i was intrigued by Wally Man the 1st time i saw a drawing of him. now, i'm even more intrigued...

Anonymous said...

It's Locke's kidney, and he wants it back! Ha ha.......but seriously, what's a Wally Man?

-Ollie

Gabriel said...

More Wally Man!! Our pleas have been heard! Tell us more about him! Is he an alien? Where's his penis?

JohnK said...

Wally is a family cartoon. He doesn't have any rude parts-except the bowties that grow on him occasionally.He has to get them cut off, so as not to offend the censors.

He's allowed one under his chin. If he paints it, then it isn't rude.

The Craze Ziggurat! said...

Totally Boffo, Mr. Jon Krishfaloosi!

Seriously, this is triggering intrigue intricately! Is it anything like Wally Gator? (j/k about your name, I know how it is spellered.)

Spizzerinktum said...

Love the Disembodied Finger typography!

stiff said...

Love the bowtie idea...I literally laughed out loud when I read that.

Anonymous said...

HI JOHN K.

Great idea for a cartoon. If he is a family cartoon what network are you selling him to? He looks weird and cool looking. Who will do his voice? Would his voice be played by you, Eric Bauza or Eddie? Can't wait to see him on TV!

your pal,

Jesse Oliver

P.S. Would you ever think about selling the 2 Dirty Pussies cartoon to Adult Swim? I would really love to see animated episodes of them.

jorge garrido said...

He's like a large concept verigng on the edge of bad taste! Carefully calculated to form an artifical enjoyment of the points of wurst! Optimistic, we shall cry, as the Wally Man Show destroys such very longing for...
Finger foods! Mmm...hash!

Charlie J. said...

Is this the one with buster hog and dimbulb duck?

Jason White said...

what a disturbing little dude! I imagine him talking like Charles Nelson Reilly.

benj said...

Nice pics! B)

Emmy said...

Haha WHAT. What is it!
Why is it wearing no pants :(
Great non-digital coloring, though

Oh, and thank you for the compliment on my art!! :)
It MADE my day!

max ward said...

John,

Are your cartoons extremely popular in Japan? I found a few Japanese websites about Spumco. Your cartoons seem like they would appeal to the Japanese

Martín said...

Hi John,
I wanna know if i can show a few pics of production stuff of yours in a book about animation that we're doing. Here in Argentina there's not much about it. Like others say, i found far better stuff here than in any animation books. Thanks, really thanks to you and Stephen Worth for all your inspiration and dedication to the real animation art!

PS: i know you're very busy, so i hope you can help us...

martineschoyez@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAHA....Wally Man...holy shit the design kills me, but that name is just icing on the cake....Wally...lol...does anyone actually name their kids Wally anymore?

Ryan G. said...

its a bean filled scroatal tissue..

Marc Deckter said...

WALLY MAN NEEDS HAVE HIS OWN CARTOON SHOW!

Hey John, how about a Wally Man t-shirt and accompanying coffee cup?

Marc Deckter said...

self edit: ...NEEDS TO HAVE..

Mitch K said...

Haha He buds bowties -- that's great! =]

Shawn said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! WHAT THE HELL??? Man, that looks like it could be a great show! Fuck it! I need to win the Lottery so's I could win BILLIONS and give it all to John. Then we could have good cartoons to watch FOREVER!!

Evan said...

This kinda reminds me of the flesh-colored type jokes from the Manman & big finger in the future jokes in Ripping Friends. I thought those were great. Are you gonna tell us more about this idea John?

NeoNcP said...

I've gotta see where this is going...

Anonymous said...

ahh this is nice, i love the shine marks on his head. such lovely tactile quality

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

Holy crap! It makes no sense but I love it! What is he?!?

This, and "Two Dirty Pussies" must become cartoons, Mr. K...are any of the important bigshots listening to you lately?

Can us lowly fans do anything to help convince them?

Anonymous said...

More weird than humorous but it isn't animated so it is almost impossible to pass judgement.

David Germain said...

I would love to pass judgement on this, but all I see is the character's name and his design. Like Tex Avery said, "It's not what the character looks like it's what you do with it that counts." Once I know Wally Man's personality and such I'll be able to make an informed comment on this new show.

Chloe Cumming said...

I don't know if I have anything clever to say. I Just love the concept of a bow tie generating skin disorder.

I mus conclude that a cartoon universe whose logic enabled the existence of such a chap would have to be a place my senses would want to fondle.

There's something beautiful about a purely visual blog post like this.

Craig D said...

I've had the delight of cutting skin tags off other people, so I'll help you out, Wally. First you get the aerosol freeze spray. Hold the can 4" - 6" from the affected area and spray for about 4 seconds, until the skin turns white. Then pull the tag/bow tie away from the skin and cut it off flush with the surface of the epidermis. It shouldn't hurt, except that the freeze spray can cause a burning sensation if over-done.

Here's my first attempt at Lesson #2

fabiopower said...

it seems a thumb without nail

Spizzerinktum said...

>>chloe cumming said,

"There's something beautiful about a purely visual blog post like this."<<

Agreed! Just the fact that it wasn't accompanied by any introduction or "explanation" of what Wally Man's future holds, made it even funnier.

"Pass judgment"? Can't a guy just draw something funny and post it if he wants to?

fabiopower said...

it seems a finger thumb without nail

Franfou said...

Hey John, do you have some tips about caricaturing people? yesterday I made some caricatures of actors that were playing on tv that I upload this morning in my blog, but even tought that I'm an illustrator I am not a caricaturist, Im at my first steps in caricature in fact, so some advices from you would be very cool...thanks !

Javier Mosquera said...

Mr. John K:

I live in a little country called Chile. I don't think is in the atlas.
I've tryed to follow you sice I was a little kid, but it is really hard when you live here. From all your fans I must be definitely around 17 or something like that!
You have been a true inspiration to me, sice I first watched The Ren & Stimpy show back in 90's.
I always wanted to do animation, but in Chile an animator doesn't have a chance, so I stayed in comics. Afortunatly Macromedia Flash gave me the opportunity of making some cartoons and here I am. Im hoping to make a change here in Chilean animation, cuz it really sucks a lot and it's kindda of "corporative" And you know what happens to those things...
Please tell Mr. Horse that he's a but kicking horse and say "hi" to George Liquor for me.
It's been great to find this blog today. I finnaly know you're not retired or something. I hope I can meet you someday before I die.
Bye, Mr. John k. Your work will be always an inspiration for youngs animators.

Kitty said...

coolie. not my first choce of type of character, but original. My sister didn't like this that much. don't mind her. she's only almost 9 and doesn't know what true art it

Trevour said...

John - whatever happened to Wally Whimsy?? If I had a big cereal company back when you made that demo, I woulda been all over that.

Vanoni! said...

Hey, Fabio! "finger thumb" is my new, favorite phrase!
I'm going to use it with all of my friends!
"Leggo of my woman before I put my finger thumb in yer eye!"

I love Wally Man!
Here's to greenlighting the lil' freak of nature!

– Corbett

Eric Dotseth said...

Is Wally Man a parody of Mickey Mouse? There is a logic behind this assertion.

1) The big ears elevated on the head
2) The bow tie
3) The gloves
4) The composition of the name (Proper First Name, Common Animal Name)

jess green said...

It's the ears that make him. Makes me think of the ears on Stimpy in one of the space episodes when they find all the left socks in the universe.

Hey all, please scope out my lesson 2 (and one) and feel free to leave me some comments. I'd love some feedback. I'm slowly getting to lesson 4....

Fun with a pencil and eraser!

thanks, -jess

makinita said...

wally man rocks what is he a thumb heheh looks awesome what ever he is

Rach said...

Where does Wally Man live? Inside a hollow tree in the forest or a more domesticated place like a human house?

JohnK said...

>>Where does Wally Man live?<<

In a cozy house of skin. It's a Duplex.

Vanoni! said...

tending to his follicle garden and trimming back his cuticle hedges???

I imagine a home renovation episode where him and a buddy have to exfoliate the exterior and slap on a couple coats of All Weather SPF 45.

SPLEK!

– Corbett

Captain Spaulding said...

he looks like a baby, hairless Larry Fine!

akira said...

ewwww grossss! seriously this is gross! ikkky! can we have some kaspar the bear instead.... PLEASE?!?!?