Friday, July 28, 2006

Fans! Look what happened in San Francisco

Diana and Lauren came to the Cartoon Art Museum and got this:

http://chelonianrevolution.blogspot.com/


Sydnie and Ally were first in line at the Kiddie matinee!
See their prizes.http://mikehershrabidanimal.blogspot.com/


Here's a review of the show!
Candice Ate My Shit Up!
Go say hi to her and thank her for the review!
She's one of the good ones.
So are her pals.

Hey folks.

Thanks for coming to all the shows over the weekend.

It was a lot of fun!

Hey why don't you tell me what cartoon bits or stories you liked best?

I was happy to see people laughing so hard at the damn Ripping Friends! The drawings in those cartoons sometimes make me cringe, but I guess the jokes were working.

The Kiddie Matinee was fun too. I drew all the boys and girls.

here's Max:

http://www.maxsplayhouse.com/

At the Cartoon Museum, I didn't really know what I was supposed to do, but it was filled with animators, animation students and teachers who prompted me into a lecture about the history of cartoons and who kept them cartoony and why they stopped being cartoony. People seemed very receptive and lined up after to get drawings and take photos. It's nice to see young cartoonists eager to know their roots!

If you haven't already been to the Cartoon Museum, get your ass over there to see some really cool comic stip, comic book and animated cartoon art from many eras and in many styles!

If you DO live in SF, the Castro people asked me to come back to host a 3 Stooges festival! Would you like that? Of course you would!

Or how about some nights of old time movie theatre experience with:
classic cartoon short (Bugs, Daffy or Popeye, etc.)
comedy short (3 Stooges)
a Ren and Stimpy with references to the classic films being shown (Space Madness or Stimpy's Invention, or Altruists...)
a B movie (The Raven with Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff)
an A movie (Kirk Douglas in Detective Story)

?? Are you coming to that super fun??

If you don't live in San Francisco but want some of this action, someone set up some shows in your home town for some cartoon fun and film and cartoon history.

Your best friend,

John

134 comments:

Andy Harwood said...

Hey John, I'd be hugely grateful if you told me what you thought of the comic I just put on my blog.

Brian P. Stone said...

If I lived in San Francisco, you could totally come hang out with me, John. Let me know if you're ever in Connecticut!

Senorphlynn said...

I lived close enough I'd come hang with you. If you come to New York though then let us now.I'd come see ya then(I live close enough).

Anonymous said...

John-

this is a bit off topic. I was trying to learn more about early spumco days and I came across this very detailed account of its early history:

http://victorian.fortunecity.com/russell/105/storyp.htm#

Is this accurate at all?

AW

The Butcher said...

Holy shit, the Wild Cartoon Kingdom article! This is where I learned all about Spumco, the Ripping Friends, and the take over by Games. This is a relic I wish I still had.

I remember after I read it a hundred times that I cut out all the pictures and pasted them on everything. My school folders, my art supply box and my walls. This brings back some memories.

Anonymous said...

Go Hang at The Bar at rhe top of the Mart (Hotel from Vertigo) and get freebies from the fancy hookers that grew up watching Ren and Stimpy.

Gabriel said...

If I were not in another hemisphere I'd go.
People who let go this kind of opportunity puzzle me. The same go for folks in LA who don't volunteer at asifa, if I lived there I bet I'd spend more time there than in my home.

The Butcher said...

" Go Hang at The Bar at rhe top of the Mart (Hotel from Vertigo) and get freebies from the fancy hookers that grew up watching Ren and Stimpy. "

Hah ha! There ya go! Boredom solved. Don't be ashamed. You are a "John" afterall.

Anonymous said...

Hm...sit in the lobby and draw pictures of people? For booze?

Anonymous said...

While you're waiting for fun check this out. It's very "Life Sucks"

V

Anonymous said...

Sorry forgot the link.

http://www.maniacworld.com/hornets-vs-bees.htm


V

Anonymous said...

Shit guys!!! we would have loved to have you over to podshow, thought you got too busy. See ya tonight - Chris (rockwell) Breshears

Jesse Oliver said...

Hi John

I know tomorrow is going to be a big day for you at San Francisco. I bet you will be showing all your classic cartoons there right? Show all the classic episodes of Ren & Stimpy and Ripping Friends and of corse the cartoons "Boo Boo Runs Wild", "The Pee Boner Cartoon" and the cool comercials you made. Really wish I could be there. Hopefully one day you will visit New York or anywhere thats close to Baltimore MD.

Jesse

Anonymous said...

John, I can't believe that you've lived in California for 25 years and don't know shit about SF? Tsk...it's a nice place, you should make some pals there. Beautiful town and environs.

Have fun tomorrow!

Jorge Garrido said...

>Yell at us about Adult Swim!

HOW DARE THEY RUN THE RIPPING FRIENDS AND BOO RUNS WILD! I hope you and your assistant *snicker* have a good time!

Jorge Garrido said...

Also, make lots of $$$ so you can make more entertainment-style content!

Jesse Oliver said...

Hey John

I hope the next projects you work on will be the following Ren & Stimpy storys.

1. Wilderness Adventure with George Liquor

2. Life Sucks (The Movie)

3. All the other Lost Episodes that got rejected by your ole hippie lady bosses at Nickelodion!

Only you and the SPUMCO gang understand Ren & Stimpy!

Jesse Oliver

Hryma said...

Bugger, what about those of us who don't live in SF or even the USA!
How about running a comp like where you draw a pick, send it in and you may win a signed comic/sketch?! That would be sweet, I'd love a John K pick!

Vanoni! said...

I've never been to San Francisco. But I'd be glad to show you around the next time you find yourself in El Centro. (ha!)

Hope everyone has fun at the museum and such.

– Corbett

Anonymous said...

yeah, what's going on with Life Sucks?


-Jordan

Anonymous said...

THAT WAS A BADASS SHOW... can't wait for tomorrow. the new weird al video is FANTASTIC!!!! I think the best song he has ever done, and the animation is amazing.

Wilderness Adventure animatic was also SUPER cool. Us fans need to find a way to help John get what he needs to make this.

chris (rockwell) breshears

Brett W. Thompson said...

Yay, I'm really really looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!! :D

Unfortunately I don't know anything about San Francisco. I hope you find someone super entertaining who does :)

Anonymous said...

Totally enjoyed the show tonight and look forward to seeing you at the meet and greet tommrow...Yes, thats right boys and girls, I have no life.

I do have to agree you plugged the hell out of the damn DVD, once or twice would have been fine,but I heard it out of you like 5 times atleast... Had I known it was a DVD promotion part I wouldnt have payed 10 bucks to get in since I already have the DVD.

I have the original wild Cartoon Kingdom article/magazine,that was mentioned above. I'm looking for it now, I suppose its safe to scan since I dont think the magazine is in circulation anymore.

Eddie.com said...

wow. tonight twisted my brain in all the right ways. was great to see banned episodes, especially the super adult beach party one.

JK, Dozens off Pee Wee Hermans will be roaming the streets of SF on Saturday. Be sure to cross paths with them and celebrate Paul Ruebens Day.

j9 said...

dude.

my bar staff sucks and i didnt make it the show because of those sh#&heads, and i prepaid for my tickets. so i hope it went well. and i hope i can make it tomorrow to the cartoon art museum.
fuck.
i hate everyone.

A Highly Refined Pirate said...
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A Highly Refined Pirate said...

Hey John,
Thank you so much for the show tonight and kick- ass drawing, it's awesome. It made my summer to meet you. Thanks for sharing your cartoons and knowledge!
Here's the link to the Drawing he made me:
http://ahighlyrefinedpirate.blogspot.com/

Clinton said...

what happened with Adult Swim?

Anonymous said...

While the music isnt my style I saw this on youtube.com and found it rather amusing and actually fairly well dubbed....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB65G49qdIM&search=john%20k

Christopher A said...

John,
Thanks for the great show of cartoons last night at The Castro Theatre. It was a great time. I've always been a cartoon fanatic - there's something melancholy about them - and I am especially a fan of limited animation cartoons and most anything before about 1965. Please make more cartoons like the new Ren + Stimpy DVD, and if the opportunity ever arises advocate for the release of The New Adventures Of Mighty Mouse which was a favorite of mine as a kid in the 80's and a real breath of fresh air from all "Teen Wolf" and The Snorks.

Gavin Freitas said...

You guys can spackle the den and eat Olive Loaf, till you puke!!!! Or you can play with your magic nose gobblins........Sorry but you set it up.

Marc Deckter said...

Had I known it was a DVD promotion party...

The retrospective is not really a DVD promotion party - John is showing you lots of rare, uncut and uncensored cartoons he has made throughout his career - and reminding people that if enough "Lost Episodes" DVD's are sold he can make more cartoons for all of us.

Sure, he's plugging the DVD. But only because he wants to make more cartoons - for our entertainment! Afterall, this whole blog is basically to plug his cartoons.

It's all for for us!

BrandonPierce said...

Hey, John K! August marks the 100th anniversary of Friz Freleng! So are you gonna make a tribute to Friz, huh? John? Huh? Are you, are you? are you? are you? HUH! HUH! HUH?

Just curious.

Dis that bug you? Did that bug you? I wasn't touching you.

yOUR FACE. said...

SO WHAT WILL YOU DO FOR THE ANNIVERSARY HUH?! WATCH CARTOON PORN LIKE YOU DO. YEAH YOU HIDE IN YOUR ROOM AT NIGHT AND WATCH PORN YOU STUPID LOSER. PATHETIC HUMAN!

LOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANKS FOR MAKING PPL THROW UP THEIR ORGANS ;o!

ARE YOU EMO OR SOMETHING?

ORLY?
OYARLY?!
ONAHRLYL?!!

cheech said...

well, that was uncalled for.

The Butcher said...

Hey John.

If you ever get the resources to do a feature-length Ren and Stimpy, like the Life Sucks idea, I say find a happy medium between the kid stuff and adult stuff so you get fewer complaints. Leaning more toward the risque material you did for Nick except this time you can throw in the pseudo swear words like piss, hell, damn, etc. Also add more beatings, surreal stuff, scantily clad (but not completely nude) chicks and your psychodrama stuff that may have been pushing the envelope for Nick, even though you intended for it to be children's entertainment. Man's Best Friend comes to mind. Not that I mind the adult stuff, in fact I like it much more, but your kid stuff still rocks and you'd want a feature like this to be more universal than APC. Content wise, I'd say slightly milder than Beavis and Butthead which was considered vulgar at the time, but for today's standards is pretty timid. Somewhere between PG and PG13. I think a lot of people would be really happy if you did that.

Andy Harwood said...

I concur. Maybe you could get Disney to pay for it now that Lasseter's in charge. I'd be happy with something as tame as Nightmare Before Christmas.

Jawa9001 said...

I've been a fan of R&S since the beginning and last night's screening/talk was just amazing. I finally got to see the real R&S as you intended them to be shown. Thanks!

Question: What are your thoughts about 3D animation in light of recent technologies that allow for Tex Avery style squash and stretch?

Brett W. Thompson said...

Awww Candice is sooo cool!!

Oh, I'm so excited about seeing you in a couple hours, John! :D

cinematograph said...

Thanks for coming to San Francisco!

Friz Freleng was a golfing buddy of my grandfather's and Izzy used to draw The Pink Panther on napkins for kids who would come up and say "hi!". It's nice to see that continuing with you and R&S in a way.

More thanks for being cool and nice and giving a great show at the Castro!

Jonathan Weiner said...

It was great seeing the show on friday. Truly brilliant stuff. I'm glad you showed some of the Mighty Mouse footage, as I was unable to catch it in the 80s.

Touch tips!

David Germain said...

August marks the 100th anniversary of Friz Freleng!

That was last year. August 21, 2006 would have been his 101st birthday.

Hell, I'll still celebrate though. Not too sure about John. ;)

charlie thomson said...

Hey Vincent, thanks for that link to "30 hornets vs. 30,000 bees". That film was brutal!

Did you do "The Bully Fighter" cartoon for Bob Jaques?

Jorge Garrido said...

What cartunes were played?

John, if Life Sucks is as good as I've heard, I urge to to WAIT until you get the chance to do it in full animation in that super bouncy style. That is, if the DVD sets sell well enough for you to make new episodes, don't do Life Sucks it can be done in the best wasy possible.

I'm sure you got tons of other amazing stories.

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F said...

What kind of an idiot would let anyone just comment. Seriously, you should just not let annoymous ppl comment :O

tim kelly said...

F said...
What kind of an idiot would let anyone just comment. Seriously, you should just not let annoymous ppl comment :O


Or letters of the alphabet.

Anonymous said...

Hey there John,
Thanks so much for coming to SF, and giving us a treat. A small glimpse into your wacky, insanely heartwrenching work.
My girlfriend and I would have loved to show you the town, we would have talked about the incredible work of the Fleischers, and developing character voices, while visiting some of the real historic spot of the city. Maybe next time.
And bring Katie!!

Anonymous said...

Hey there John,
Thanks so much for coming to SF, and giving us a treat. A small glimpse into your wacky, insanely heartwrenching work.
My girlfriend and I would have loved to show you the town, we would have talked about the incredible work of the Fleischers, and developing character voices, while visiting some of the real historic spot of the city. Maybe next time.
And bring Katie!!

Mr. Ed said...

Hey there John,
Thanks so much for coming to SF, and giving us a treat. A small glimpse into your wacky, insanely heartwrenching work.
My girlfriend and I would have loved to show you the town, we would have talked about the incredible work of the Fleischers, and developing character voices, while visiting some of the real historic spot of the city. Maybe next time.
And bring Katie!!

Anonymous said...

Hey John saw the show last night and tonight and met you at the meet and greet, I must say you deffinitly saved San Francisco good sir.... and made them laugh till they cryed and there ribs hurt to top it off.... :) Thanks for comming up I know I had a blast and seemed as though everyone else did as well. Please do it again soon!

C. A. M. Thompson said...
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C. A. M. Thompson said...

Hey everyone I just got back from the show and it was totally awesome. Wish I'd been able to stick around. Really loved what I saw of Life Sucks and the Weird Al video was pretty much the best thing of the show.

DO MORE MUSIC VIDEOS.

Marlo Meekins said...

haha celibates

Graham said...

Hey John. Just got home from the show. THought it was really great. Three hours worth of John K. was certainly worth the ten bucks. I don't have the dough to buy the lost episodes yet, but believe me it's next on my list.

Oh, sorry bout the heckler. I was the one who started the booing twoards him, so there ;).

I had two questions. One, you tlaked a lot about limited animation and full animation. Could u talk about that a bit in the blog? Second, r u planning on writing a book about animation any time soon? You posts on the blog might be good in complilation form...

ANd the blog has been a huge inspiration to me. I've been hacking my way through the preston blair book and hopefully I'll have something to send u soon.

Loved the weird al video and thanks for making the trip!

Brett W. Thompson said...

Great show!! :)

That Mighty Mouse epsisode was hilarious. And I loved the Weird Al video!! And the guy with the cereal toy down his throat, he made me laugh so much.

It was intersting, it sounded like I was almost the only one who found the running backwards of Ralph to be hysterical.

I forgot how incredible the poses and expressions of George Liquor were in Man's Best Friend. Wow.


Thank you so much John :) Particularly for the lovely drawing you did for me and the feedback you gave on my drawings (I know I have such a long way to go).

I took notes during the program (and the museum event, which was just amazing) so I'll try to summarize those in the coming days on my blog :)

Daniel said...

Great show John. I saw you on Friday and Saturday at the Cartoon Museum. I weaseled 2 drawings and a signed DVD out of ya! They're on my freshly minted blog. Check in on me from time to time to see if I am better than you yet. Come back to S.F. soon, I hope you screen some classic cartoons at the Castro like you said you wanted to!

Anonymous said...

Hi John,

Saw your show tonite because of a post on Boingboing. Good on them and good on you.

For the people that say it was a promotion for your new DVD - So what and screw them. How many of them have made a DVD's worth of cartoons? How would they promote it?

Also, the heckler in the audience paid ten bucks to be an asshole. That makes no sense to me. That's like paying money to go to a concert and boo the band. What a waste of time and energy.

Finally, you mentioned that the Weird Al video was made in Flash, but in a way that didn't look like Flash. A tutorial about this process would be great.

Thanks for a great evening John!!

Limothy said...

Hi John,

Saw your show tonite because of a post on Boingboing. Good on them and good on you.

For the people that say it was a promotion for your new DVD - So what and screw them. How many of them have made a DVD's worth of cartoons? How would they promote it?

Also, the heckler in the audience paid ten bucks to be an asshole. That makes no sense to me. That's like paying money to go to a concert and boo the band. What a waste of time and energy.

Finally, you mentioned that the Weird Al video was made in Flash, but in a way that didn't look like Flash. A tutorial about this process would be great.

Thanks for a great evening John!!

Jonathan Weiner said...

>>For the people that say it was a promotion for your new DVD - So what and screw them. How many of them have made a DVD's worth of cartoons? How would they promote it?<<

Yeah, god forbid should someone promote their work. That would make too much sense. Holy crap, what did they expect?

There was a heckler tonight? What the hell happened?

Daniel said...

I took my friends to the show on Friday and my buddy's girl made a comment about how she liked the show but was annoyed at the constant plugs. I tried to explain that John was trying to drum up sales for his DVD and I think she got it. I don't see how you can begrudge a guy who simply wants to sell his artwork. It's not like John is telling you to buy his DVD. No one gets mad at musicians when they tell you their CD is availibale for purchase at concerts. Cartoonists need to get some goddamn respect once in a while.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I enjoyed the show. Boo Boo Goes Wild was the highlight, it had me in tears

Don Reniff said...

Holy Jesus on a stick, I went to your show on Friday with a friend and I gotta say: "Yes sir, I like it". I made sure to buy your Lost Episodes DVD the day they came out; I watched each and every episode more times than my brain can remember. I love you man, you're my hero. I was a little concerned for my friend however. She grew up loving Ren & Stimpy, like all kids did, but she had yet to see any of your more intense stuff. My worries were baseless. She loved every cartoon, just as regular people should. My favorite? What Pee Boners Are For? was the funniest thing I've ever seen in my life. Touch tips!! I'll buy a million copies of your DVDs for a chance to see Life Sucks.

pauletcheverry said...

It was great to meet you and laugh a lot through three stellar shows. Not only does Katie draw beautifully, there is a sweetness and likeability about her characters.

Your programs came on the heels of some devastatingly funny Laurel & Hardy films and a Marion Davies comedy (Hearst wanted her to be a dramatic diva, but she's one helluva comedianne. . . a riot)screened at the SF Silent Film Fest two weeks ago - and a Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls midnight show (with three original cast members) four weeks ago - so it has been an excellent time for film buffs in these parts.

Enjoy those 1930's B&W Looney Tunes, they are treasures. First off, there's the incredible PORKY IN EGYPT, just one of the Clampett unit's many gems from this period. Frank Tashlin's stuff is brilliant and gets better with each viewing. And those 1935-1936 Jack King shorts have weird, striking imagery that you just don't see in his Disney output.

The 1930's B&W cartoon that really reminds me of your work is Screen Gems' THE PUPPET MURDER CASE (story and direction by Sid "Tasmanian Devil" Marcus, animation by Emery Hawkins and Art Davis). It ends with Scrappy (Ren) stringing up misbehaving little brother Oopy (a darker version of Stimpy) as a marionette so other marionettes can beat the crap out of him onstage.

Will e-mail you when we do the next Psychotronix Film Fest.

AlexP said...

Hey Johnny. Thanks for a great weekend. Went to all 3 shows and I swear I'm seeing cartoon characters all around me now... in the bathroom tiles and textured ceilings... it's fantastic!

Definitely come back to the Castro with some old movies and toons.

Looking forward to the Tenacious D videos.. and more?!

And, Adult Swim seems like a perfect match. Would love to see some Ranger Smith and some more Ren & Stimpy. "MAKE WAY FOR NEW LIFE!!!"

Anonymous said...

John, If you're still in S.F. you should go to the Mitchell Bros. O'farrell theater. The girls their put even Katie's drawings to shame. http://www.ofarrell.com/
Send me mail and I'll give you the tour:

fredmertz_03@yahoo.com

Eric C. said...

JOHN, I GOT A GOOD IDEA

HAVE GEORGE LIQOUR AND RALPH BASHKI TOGETHER

Eric C. said...

JOHN,

CONNECTICUT!
CONNECTICUT!
GARDE ARTS!
GARDE ARTS!
DO IT, DO IT, DO IT!!!!!!!
http://gardearts.org/
Please John, I beg!!!!!!!!!
I got to meet you, your my 2nd biggest influence in my work!!!!

_Eric
send me a email if you can do it or not.
dianne_clark@sbcglobal.net

Jorge Garrido said...

DETAILS!

Menial Drawback said...

Fantastic show Saturday night! Thanks for the great insight into your creative process, and thanks again for the great "SPACE JIMMY" you drew for me.

Oh, and if you start selling those SPUMCO toys you have stashed away, I'll buy as many as I can afford! (KidRobot...GREAT idea John! I'm QUITE sure Medicom would make a fantastic line of Kubricks out of your characters.)

Jesse Oliver said...

Some times I wish that Games Animation's Studio didn't produced the following Ren & Stimpy storys that started at SPUMCO.

1. Stimpy's Cartoon Show

2. Ren's Brain

3. Lair Of The Lummox

4. Bass Master

I bet if Nickelodeon didn't use thoes storys for the Games R & S they would have been Adult Party Cartoon CLASSICS! "Ren's Brain" could have been a SPUMCO CLASSIC. "Stimpy's Cartoon Show" should have been made the way John wanted it to be! "Lair Of The Lummox" would have been more grosser then what Games did to it! And finally, "Bass Master" would have been another classic R & S cartoon with George Liquor!

"What do you think folks?!

JohnK said...

Hey, no wars ok?

Let's all love one another

Jesse Oliver said...

Hey John

If you were talking to me I didn't mean to start a war between SPUMCO and Games. I just thought about what those shows would have been like if you produced them. Sorry if I gave ya the wrong idea man. Forgive me

Jesse

Jorge Garrido said...

John, if you get picked up for more you should go back and redo some of the episodes Games used the stories for. I'm talking the really epic ones that you wanted to be timeless classics, the "A" cartoons.

I'd love to see Stimpy's Cartoon, anyone else agree?

John, are you gonna do any commentaries for the WB Restored Popeye DVD set?

Anonymous said...

uh, i am really mad now! and i blame gnarls barkley, kurt cobain(RIP) and bob marley! i need my twenty bucks back so i can get APC on dvd, like now!!!!!!!

SNKFan said...

I just can't believe that thoes bastards at NICKELODEON took away Ren and Stimpy from you!

Anyway I hope you take your revenge on NICK for what they did to your cartoon!

Trust me, John.
STRIKE BACK AT NICK!!!!
GET RID OF THEM!

Eric C. said...

HOST STOOGES JOHN!!!!!!!!!!

C. A. M. Thompson said...

I think a show with old Looney Tunes and Film Noir flicks and your commentary would be the greatest. I would definitely make it out to every show. Especially if you can do them on real film. That digital stuff always looks washed out.

Jonathan Weiner said...

>>I'd love to see Stimpy's Cartoon, anyone else agree?<<

Agreed. That's my favorite Ren & Stimpy episode!

"It's easy to be a genius. All you have to do is say everything stinks. Then you're never wrong."

priceless.

There have been times where I've been so poor I've almost had to resort to slicing up a tree trunk for animation bond, myself.

As for my favorites from Friday, Pungent Puss was brilliant. If I had had a piece of paper, I would have asked you to sketch a quick one for me, time permitting. (I think I've met a couple of real cats like that.)

I also loved the Weird Al video. Katie is an amazing character designer and animator. Her women are incredible.

Stimpy's pregnancy was also a fave. I was planning on getting the lost episodes anyway, but now I have even more incentive to do so!

And of course, Pee Boner. I laughed my ass off during the bus scene, where the division markings on the street mimicked animation bond perferations. (Unless I was imagining things.)

I'd seen Boo Boo Runs Wild before. Boo Boo's walk cycle still cracks me up as much as it did the first time!

I would LOVE for you to host some stooges, old timey movies and classic toons. The Castro is such a perfect venue for that.

Freckled Derelict said...

John,
Sat was damn fun! If you hosted a 3 stooges screening or old noir movies like night of the hunter or Big heat me and 20 of my closest friends would definitely come!!!
Please also think about selling your remaining Spumco toy's like George Liquor. I would buy all of them!!!!!!
Hope to see a George Liquor and Bob Clampett cartoon DVD in the future
Please, Please come back to S.F. for another show.
I posted the sketches you did on my blog -
http://talesofwhoa-meat.blogspot.com/

Mike S. said...

Awesome, I took that group picture you posted. Anywho, please come back to the Castro with some Looney Tunes classics. Kinda interesting if you think about it, but that damn theatre is so old, it likely showed the original showings of the Looney Tunes shorts.

3 stooges is awesome too. Haven't seen a lot of those sadly.

Would be nice to see such cartoons as "One Froggy Evening", "The Great Piggy Bank Robbery" (my fave), "Heckling Hare", etc.

Mike

JohnK said...

Hey Freckles...

I don't see the drawings at your blog.

Are they at another URL?

JohnK said...

Hey Mike,

I'd love to come back and show a whole series of classic cartoon shows.

Anonymous said...

"Ren's Brain" sounds like a good idea, I saw pictures from that eisode, but never saw the actual episode.

Peter said...

I have some friends that work at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY. Would you be interested in coming out East to present some things? I know they have a pretty huge film collection and there may be some good animated stuff in there... http://eastmanhouse.org/

Also, I just watched Firedogs 2 again. I didn't know there was so much they didn't show on Spike TV. The episode was great! Have you and Ralph Bakshi ever thought about working on an animated feature together? I don't know what your guys take might be on it but I think it would be pretty stinking amazing.

JohnK said...

Hey Peter,

yeah it sounds like that would be fun.

How do I find out what they have in their cartoon and film library?

John

Michael Amos said...

Hey John,

Just wanted to mention I got a copy of your new DVD here in Australia over the weekend (Finally!)

All in all the show are amazing! I loved Stimpy's Pregnant and Ren Seeks Help the most, but each time I watch the others I like them more and more. I think it some of it just smacks you in the face and you fall back in shock, and then watch it again and take more of the subtle things in. There is just so much great animation in there.

Other thing - colour! Holy crap. These are the nicest backgrounds I have seen in ages. The small shadows on ren in Ren Seeks help as well just made him sit into those paintings so well. Just had such a great mood!

So well done - great work! Out of interest they aired Naked Beach Frenzy on Comedy Channel in Australia so maybe us Aussies are a little more relaxed when it comes to Katie’s nipple drawings!

Michael.

Dave_the_Turnip said...

god dammit, those show ideas sound awesome! I need to get my ass over to California one of these days. :)

Louisa The Last said...

Hey, I know I'm not the only person in the DFW area who reads this blog, and I know someone else mentioned the possiblity...why don't we try and find a place and support to invite John out here to do a show? Comment here or comment on my blog, but let's see how many of us are out there and interested.

Daniel said...

I would prefer a screening of classic cartoons better than the stooges, but I will go see either if you come back!

Freckled Derelict said...

"Hey Freckles...
I don't see the drawings at your blog.
Are they at another URL?"

I had blog problems earlier but they should show on there now.
If they still don't show let me know and I'll post them in your comments section.

Anonymous said...

Why by golly, of course I would attend any of the above stated shows. You amaze me with having such a candy coating of manners and demur over that nougatty center of dirty demented filth!!!!!
Thanks for my character drawing!
Eryn Supple

Jesse Oliver said...

Hi John

I know your a busy man but when ever you get the chance could ya send a comment here about the drawings of my cartoon creations I sent you. I would love to know how you feel about my creations. I'm a little nurvise about it because I know you have high standerds with cartoon drawing and I hope you don't think they look wimpy. I created my own cartoon characters because I love what you created. You are the reason why I want to make cartoon films. So whene ever you can let me know what ya think about my creations.

Thanks

Jesse

Paul Murphy said...

Hello John,

Thank you so much for coming to Our Fair City. My pal Kyle and I went to your Friday show and it exceeded our most crazed expectations. Neither of us had seen BOO BOO RUNS WILD and it was mindblowing. There's nothing like sitting in thr back of one of the nation's most elegant theatres and realizing that your buddy is in imminent danger of LOSING CONTROL OF HIS BOWELS.

I hope you come back and do a whole program with 3 Stooges, a Bob Clampett cartoon, Edgar Ulmer's BLACK CAT, you name it.

Thsnks for being a great animator and making your fans feel loved.

Your new best friend,

Paul Murphy

pfmurphy AT lmi DOT net

Tony Papesh said...

Hey John-

This is Tony Papesh (I saw you at the two shows, mueseum and went out to eat with you last night). I had an great time the last two days. Thanks for all the great drawings and 'old-timey-cereal'ish toys.

I will link your drawings as soon as I get a free moment. Also, I need to talk to you about getting the information about seeing Ed in Sacramento. I would really enjoy setting up a visit to see him and hear some stories. I will keep in touch in the next few days with all of that.

Also, be sure to post when you are coming back. I know a TON of people who would love to see the three stooges in the castro theater.

Thanks again.

gary said...

hey john. just wanted to say the show last night was a thing of beauty. thanks so much for the advice on my blair copies, too. it's helping out a lot.

p.s. what did ol' ed benedict have to say about boo boo runs wild?

-gary

David said...

The show last night was amazing, John. I'm surprised you are less proud of the Ripping Friends: I've always thought that your subvert-the-1950's-superhero approach to the show produced some of your best moments...just like Powdered Toast Man years before!

Sophorn said...

Friday's weather was good.
I was with my friends in the city.
We were watching cartoon in a cool theater. I laughed.
I had a great time.
Thanks John!

Gavin Freitas said...

Lets get this ball rolling John! The classics are where it's at!!!!!

Brett W. Thompson said...

Oooooo!! Any night of 3 Stooges or cartoons or anything of that sort, I will most certainly come if I am anywhere near San Francisco!! :)

John, I had a blast at the museum and at the Castro last night. Thank you so much for having a look at my drawings (I know I have a long way to go) and drawing me Ren and Stimpy! :) :)

I took notes during both events and will hopefully have some time to compile them into a blog post of some sort in a day or two...

Ah, I wish I'd brought a camera, I'd 've loved to get a pic with you1 But I didn't want to swamp you- god, there were so many people!

Let's see, which cartoon bits or stories did I like best... Well, the Weird Al video looked fantastic, and I loved the Mighty Mouse episode (I'd seen a clip somewhere- maybe here?). I'd seen Naked Beach Frenzy already and absolutely loved it (Ralph is freakin' hilarious!!!)

Children's crusade was hilarious too and really fascinating to see the animatic.

I had never seen the Slab & Ernie episode, that was really funny too!!

The guy who ruins things by swallowing in the Ripping Friends episode was amazing.

I've probably made this comment long enough, sorry! But I loved the night, thank you so much :)

Anonymous said...

Do a show in the New York or Boston Area.

A Highly Refined Pirate said...

Hey thanks John!!!
That's flippin sweet that you linked me! I really appreciate it. I've been meaning to do the Preston Blair stuff since you first posted about them (school got in the way) but I'm in the works on it, not bad, harder than they look! Thanks for some motivation. Come back to SF, the suggestions that you have for some screenings (if you come back) sound awesome, I would go. My friends would too!

The Butcher said...

A real movie experience? Where I don't have to sit through 20 minutes of soda commercials and 40 minutes of previews to see the movie I paid to see? Damn you! How much do you charge to do shows? I want to see if I can get a venue around here to book you.

Anonymous said...

Went to your show Saturday - if you need some help putting together a show at the Castro, a group that I'm involved with has done some big events there: http://www.bayareafilmevents.com/
They were thinking of doing a 3 Stooges festival anyway. Check it out.

Anonymous said...

If you did a film festival of some sort at the Castro theatre with Three Stooges or cartoons or something of the like, I would be in line in a heartbeat. I had a great time this weekend and it was the first time in a long time I laughed till the point of tears at a movie screen.I liked the first one so much I came back for the second as a matter of fact..... Keep up the great work and I'd see another show in a second!!! -Chris

Anonymous said...

John: Nice review of the Lost Episodes DVD at AICN!

http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=24027

Brian

Peter said...

ahoy John,

I just emailed my friend Michael who is the director at the Eastman House. I sent him your blog and and the skinny as far as what's up. I'll be sure to let you know if he's interested. Thanks John!

Eric C. said...

John,

How come Jim Smith wasn't on the APC DVD?

PLEASE COME TO CONNECTICUT
http://gardearts.org

Thank You,

_Eric

Peter said...

Michael sounds into it and he said that they have lots of early silent animation in their collection. If you email me at peter.lazarski@gmail.com I can get you two guys buzzing about it. Thanks sir!

Mr Farnham said...

Hey John ,

Max and I had a great time on saturday afternoon with you, the picture of you and Max is at www.maxsplayhouse.com.

The RIPPING FRIENDS ROCK !!!

Thank you for a great time....

Jorge Garrido said...

Here's a great venue, John!

Reg Harrt's TEX AVERY
& FRIENDS ANIMATION FEST 2006.

This program offers over 200 uncut 16mm prints of some of the wickedest animated cartoons ever made!

Wednesday, Aug. 30;
7pm: BOB CLAMPETT FEST
9pm: TEX AVERY FEST # 9

At The Cineforum, 463 Bathurst Below College Across From The Beer Store. B.Y.O.F.D. 416-603-6643

Toronto, Ontario

WARNING: Some people may be offended. If you think you are one of them, stay away.

Crash the party, John! At first I wasn't gonna go because of some horror stories I'd heard, but the cartoons outweighed everything else.

Call Reg up and make it a John K event!

Aaron Paetz said...

bring that old time movie experiance to LA!

Jeff Gill said...

LOVED the saturday nite show! I'm still laughing at the thought of stimpy with morning sickness... priceless! And the weird al video was GREAT! Hard to guess it was animated with Flash! What kind of 'new techniques' did you use for it?!?!

JimTex said...

URGENT...URGENT...URGENT

I'm woefully ignorant and regretfully forgetful and wish to ask a question that perhaps someone can answer for me.
It's driving me crazy.

In what short did a character go around saying "All I want are STEEEEEAMED CLAMS!" (or thereabouts) in a slightly hoarse/froggish voice? The "steamed clams" is the kicker, though.

Saw this numerous times on TV on various "Kartoon Karnival" shows from Manila to Los Angeles back in the early-mid '70s but maybe only once or twice since. It MAY be from a Fleischer or Famous Popeye or maybe a Warner Bros short.

Any clues to the character and short? This is essential to a restoration of my sanity. Or, at least partial restoration.

Thanx, in advance!

Christopher A said...

Yes please to the Three Stooges fest at The Castro. Come back! I've only been able to see classic cartoons on the big screen in their proper glory a few times. If not a Stooges night then an old-time movie show with comedy shorts, cartoons and one or two classic films - maybe "My Man Godfrey" and a crime movie like "Pickup On South Street" plus the Stooges and

m. said...

hey john k., i had a great time at the show on saturday night. awesome stuff. i've always loved "ren and stimpy" when i was younger. i'll have to look for the "lost episodes" dvd. thanks so much for a great show!

p.s. i'd totally attend a cartoon shorts show (old warner bros. bugs and daffy shows)!

Kali Fontecchio said...

I bet you made the kiddies so happy! Such a heart-warming photo.

Anonymous said...

John, did you really screen cartoons you taped off TV?

Lame and lazy.

MikeHersh said...

Dear John,
Thank you for the pictures and toys. We liked all of your cartoons!
Sydnie and Ally

http://mikehershrabidanimal.blogspot.com

Diana and Kelly said...

Boo Boo regressing: Yes!
3 Stooges: Yes!
SF/Castro: Yes, Yes, Yes please!

mike f. said...

Wow, those Syndie and Ally kids are cute! And their caricatures are awesome. What a cool picture.

The caption should read: "REAL cartoons make kids HAPPY, not like that CGI crap."

Diana and Kelly said...

Thank you so much for coming to SF. Seeing Stimpy bear a child in the Castro was especially appropriate. And meeting you was like being touched at a revival.

Turbo is a tortoise.

Toren Q Atkinson said...

"If you don't live in San Francisco but want some of this action, someone set up some shows in your home town for some cartoon fun and film and cartoon history."

I live in Vancouver BC and I'd love to know how to do this i.e. rights to WB toons (are ones older than a certain date fair game)?

Crimster said...

John,

I came to the Saturday 7pm show and brought 3 friends. We all laughed our asses off. Afterwards at dinner and compared notes. Everyone's favorite moments were Stimpy as "THE SHAMPOO MASTER" and pretty much the entire Pee Boner short. If you hosted a Stooges night or a classic movie night with classic cartoons, every one of us would gladly come back. Here's an idea- if you really want to make it authentic, see if you or any of your colleagues could find some old news clips like they also used to show before movies in the 1930s-50s. If you dig hard enough, you could probably find some excellent stuff.

Anonymous said...

Actually Friz Freleng's PILES are 100 years old in August. The man himself dates to 1860.

Shauna of the Pink Mohawk said...

Hey John!

Thanks again for coming out to S.F. I had a blast @ the Friday night show & Sat. matinee. It's so hard to choose 'favorites' but if somebody put a gun to my head, I'd have to say I enjoyed the Ranger Smith cartoons & the pee boner short the most. I'd love to see a 3 stooges festval @ the Castro. Last year they showed a 3D 3 Stooges short called 'Spooks' after 'House of Wax' in 3D. It would be really cool if they could show that one again. The Stooges also made 2 other 3D shorts but I don't know if they're still in print.
Warmly,
Shauna
PS--The Pee-Wee mob was thrilled to hear you name-checked them at the matinee! Your presence was missed at the afterparty! :-)

Callaway said...

i'm in sf. i saw your show an i loved it. do more, but somebody needs to give that projectionist a lesson in "how to project". Don't they hire union guys anymore?

3 stooges would be awesome. Same with some Kirk Douglas.

rock on.
come back.
plz

krissy said...

I can't believe I missed this! Sven Hoek is my favorite cartoon character ever.

Diana and Kelly said...

my best bud from florida left this on my blog--passing it on:

John K is my hero. Would be perfect if he hosted the 3 stooges festival!

Ryan Kramer said...

im so down for a 3 stooges festival! LA is throbbing for it..plus we can have Iggy and the Stooges play, while we eat stooge burgers (3 undercooked patties)

Aimee's Sketch Blog said...

I want you to come back to SF. We couldn't make it last time *sniff*
xoxox,aim

JohnK said...

Hi Aimee,

I wondered where you were...

See you next time for sure!

Aimee's Sketch Blog said...

Plz let us know about Stoges in SF!! I'll be waiting with bated breath. What's that smell? WWWildd
Hyacinth!

Diana and Kelly said...

"someone set up some shows in your home town for some cartoon fun and film and cartoon history."

what's the procedure if we'd like to set up a show in another town? Say ... Flint, Ann Arbor (UMich), Detroit, Michigan area.