Tuesday, August 08, 2006

When Cartoons Were Cartoony-Live Event In Sherman Oaks

THIS THURSDAY AUGUST 10, 7:00 PM-11:00 PM






If you live near me in the San Fernando Valley, or anywhere near LA, then come on down and watch some very cartoony cartoons!

I'm going to show some highlights of the most cartoony cartoons in history.


SEE CRAZY CARTOONS
Jim Tyer
http://inspiration-grab-bag.blogspot.com/2006/05/more-jim-tyer-animation-mother-gooses.html
Oswald The Rabbit-Walter Lantz
Swing You Sinners- Fleischer
Polar Pals-Clampett
Great Piggy Bank Robbery- Clampett
Slap Happy Lion-Avery and Irv Spence
Deputy Droopy-Avery and Ed Benedict

A Dramatic musical clip from Stimpy's Pregnant
My 2 latest short cartoons, one done with Katie Rice


I'll talk with you about what the "Alphabet Of Cartoons" is and answer questions.




MINGLE AND MOLEST FAMOUS CARTOONISTS
I will bring special guests-Eddie Fitzgerald http://uncleeddiestheorycorner.blogspot.com/from Theory Corner and
Marc Deckter from Duckwalk. http://www.DUCK-WALK.com/
Marlo Meekins
http://marlomeekins.blogspot.com/will do a special dance celebrating the day that real cartoons will come back.I am even now trying to convince her to make a Jim Tyer chicken suit for the glamorous event.
Mike Fontanelli will toss the ceremonial Clampett garlands around her nether regions and chant to The Loss Of Cartooniness Dirge.



GET YOUR STUFF SIGNED
After the talk and cartoon show, I will sign any art you might have, or DVDs, or you can purchase original art there at the gallery.



LOVE STEVE
Steve Worth master of the great Asifa Cartoon Archive is the brain behind this historic event. Beg him to give you a personal tour of his amazing collection of classic cartoons in Burbank.
Maybe some of you true cartoon lovers want to contribute to his monumental effort with cash, volunteer work or donations of tubed meat food products.
Go see his great cartoon blog:
http://www.animationarchive.org/

Address:
Van Eaton Galleries http://www.vegalleries.com/is located at 13613 Ventura Bl in Sherman Oaks. There is an $8 donation to the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive at the door, and you must reserve a seat in advance. To RSVP, please phone 818 788-2357 or email your name and the number of guests in your party to...

SEE YOU THERE!

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

bring the show to NYC!!!

Anonymous said...

sounds fun. I'll be there

max ward said...

Are there going to be any John K. events in September? I will be in L.A. visiting the ASIFA archive.

Diana and Kelly said...

would love to have seen that

Chloe Cumming said...

Bring the show the field full of cows next to my garden in rural south west England! There may be weasels!

No it's OK you don't have to.

Gosh it sounds like fun though.

Mike S. said...

Sounds awesome. I hope you can eventually bring such a show to San Francisco. Maybe include some 3 Stooges as well?

C. A. M. Thompson said...

I also want to see a San Francisco show with cartoons like these in the near future.

Gabriel said...

Jim Tyer is awesome, you should do a post about him!

Dan said...

I'd definetly go to any show you had in the New York area.

sam e. a.k.a. firecrouch said...

Damn, what a great way to spend a mildly refreshing summer evening. Too bad I can't drive. DAMN!

Hey, would any of you fine folks out there in Internet Land be willing to give a strapping young lad such as myself a lift? I promise not to be a complete stranger! Please? . . . Anyone?

Anonymous said...

Have you ever caricaturizated ashlee simpson? Sorry that's kinda random. love your blog btw

Anonymous said...

Why are the outlines of the characters in the Lost Episodes so bold and thick compared to the original Ren & Stimpy?

Diana and Kelly said...

could someone please do a video or audio podcast of this?

TCA said...

Sherman Oaks was the name of a hero on the Fractured Flickers teevee show from the 1960s. I'm sure you remember it. I'm afraid to ask your opinion of Jay Ward.

Steve Worth. That name rings a bell. The old Cartoon Bar, right? He delivered lectures about cartooning there in virtual reality. I'd soak up his words of wisdom before I got 86ed from the joint. You know, the bum's rush. I guess cartoons are too intoxicating.

Thursday is kinda short notice. I'll see what I can do.

James said...

This is off topic, but I was wondering if you saw the idiotic review of Monster House by Mick LaSalle. (I didn't see any posts about it here, though I may have missed it.)

The key stupidity:

Animated films always had the advantage of being able to go anywhere and show anything, to defy the laws of physics and follow the imagination as far as it could go. But they never had the ability to show the human face. There was never any point to a close-up in an animated film -- there was never really anything to see. But with the motion-capture process, real actors give their performances with computer sensors attached to their face and body, and that recorded information becomes the template for the computer animation. If an actor is bug-eyed, the character will look bug-eyed. Moreover, if the actor is thinking or is full of doubt, the technology will be able to render subtle qualities of pensiveness or doubt in the animation.

"There was never any point to a close-up in an animated film -- there was never really anything to see"??? Has he ever watched an animated film?

There was a good write-up about the dustup over this at Boing Boing.

Tibby said...

I love those old lions. Them old cartoons had so much depth and beauty.

I just wanted to show you my favorite Webcomic - It's pretty damn funny.

PURPLE PUSSY.net

Marty Mart said...

John, what a pleasure to see that you are ALIVE!!! hehehe I've been one of your follower since the first time I bought a copy of the Wild Cartoon Kingdom magazine featuring Ren & Stimpy (1993?)... funny thing is that yesterday I've searching your name on Google to get any news about what's happening with your project and I have found your blog thru a fan page.

I've been one of your usual reader and poster on your forum on Spumco.com and I saw on your recent post that BigShot Steve Worth is still around! ( his picture with the chihuahua was awesome back then)

Anyway, I think it is a really great idea that your get your own blog!

Also, what's your next big project? Any idea if you will do a sequel to Jimmy the idiot boy and Georges Liquor on the web?

Another thing... why is the first time I take notice that your hometown is Chicoutimi, Quebec (saw that on some fan pages)? I thought you were from Ottawa...(well.. it's always good to see a fellow quebecer doing cartooning though!:)

Have a great one John K.!

Jorge Garrido said...

Why do the Califorians get all the good shows? WHY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?! UGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marlo Meekins said...

I'm single, boys.

Sean Worsham said...

I wish I lived in Hollywood :(

Jesse Oliver said...

Hey John

If you ever host a cool SPUMCO event would you do it in NYC?

Jesse

Clarke (Csnyde) said...

crap sucks that all of this cool stuff is happening right after I leave the area. i would have realy liked to hear your thoughts and analysis on some of those great Jim Tyer scenes John.

Maybe some other time once I move out to L.A. in a month or so.

JSL said...

Thanks Marlo. You gave me mild heart failure with your post. I'm just gonna slowly... pull myself away from the computer, and get on with my day now.

:) -JSL

john p said...

Would love to make it to this but can't!
You should include a Tashlin cartoon, those have great 'stylized' cartooniness. BTW what do you think of Tashlin, John, I've never heard you talk about him.

Jorge Garrido said...

Oh yeah, that pose of Daffy from Piggy Bank is awesome! And that Jim Tyer screen grab rules! I've never seen a Terrytoon but that pic makes me want to get them on DVD!

>>I'm single, boys.

I don't believe a word of it!

JohnK said...

>>Would love to make it to this but can't!
You should include a Tashlin cartoon, those have great 'stylized' cartooniness. <<

I admire lots of his cartoons, but they aren't very cartoony. They just sort of get from here to there to tell the gags.

I love Porky's Romance.

Anyway, at the show I'm gonna define what the elements of cartooniness are and then show strong examples of them.

Jorge Garrido said...

>I admire lots of his cartoons, but they aren't very cartoony. They just sort of get from here to there to tell the gags.

What about the dramatic angles and film making techniques he used? That set him apart from the others, didn't it?

JohnK said...

>>What about the dramatic angles and film making techniques he used? That set him apart from the others, didn't it?<<

That's what the books say, but if you watch the films, Clampett and Jones also did it and did it better, in my opinion.

But fancy angles, while artistic, are not cartoony.They are possible in other mediums.

You can have dramatic angles in photography and film too.

Kali Fontecchio said...

Will there be clips of cartoon butt-stabbing?

Hammerson said...

>> That's what the books say, but if you watch the films, Clampett and Jones also did it and did it better, in my opinion. <<

Jones used the dramatic angles and strong visual compositions really well, in his early cartoons (with exception of the first few). His Sniffles cartoons were devoid of any laughter, but they were quite advanced cinematically speaking. Still, Clampett used the cinematic tricks in the best possible way during the '40s and they were integral part of his cartoons.

Of course, Tashlin was probably first to broke the ground and I have great admiration for his cartoons and live action films. John, have you seen any of Tashlin's books? I saw just a few illustrations, and they look rather interesting, drawn in a different manner than his cartoons.

>> But fancy angles, while artistic, are not cartoony. <<

I agree... they should be used very carefully and appropriately in cartoons. Again, Clampett is the best example.

Lori said...

"I'm gonna r-r-r-r-rub you out, see? R-r-r-r-r-r-rub you out!"

Have fun. Write all about it and make me jealous.

Vanoni! said...

Van Eaton's just a hop and skip from me.
No excuse to not hop and skip down there.

I'll even drag my wife along to help shield me from Marlo's wild gyrations.

Although I do like to think of myself as "swingle"

– Corbett

Vanoni! said...

Sold out!?

poo.

JohnK said...

The screening is sold out, but I think you can come after 9 just to hang out.

The Butcher said...

I really love the cartoon Deputy Droopy. The gags get crazier and crazier.

I've seen a couple more with the same premise, I think. Have you ever thought of paying homage to it? Maybe make a cartoon where Wally Man is a a sherif's deputy and Billy Chicken tries to rob a bank while Wally tries to alert the sherrif? I'd like to it it improved upon, and by improved I mean make it even wackier.

Or have you given up on Wally Man altogether?

Mr.Alarm said...

Your next caricatures should be late-night comedians: Leno, Conan & Letterman

Donald S. said...

Are you going to post anything about the elements of "cartoony" for those of us unfortunates that cannot attend?

JohnK said...

>>

Are you going to post anything about the elements of "cartoony" for those of us unfortunates that cannot attend? <<

Yes sir, I am.

David Germain said...

But fancy angles, while artistic, are not cartoony.They are possible in other mediums.

Fancy angles may not be 100% cartoony but they certainly don't sap any cartooniness away either. It all depends on how you use them.
Yes, Tashlin, Jones, and Clampett used all sorts of camera angles very effectively for the medium as opposed to some modern feature animation who only use them to mimic live action. And there are some idiots out there that consider this BETTER than the classic toons. What an ass-backwards era of animation we live in. >:P

R.Dress said...

The first Post "Jim Tyer". Unmistakable.
This guy was pumping out 50Ft. of animation per week while other guys were doing what 15-20.

I'm so glad to see his work being celebrated.
He's one of the many unsung heros.

paul etcheverry said...

Can't, unfortunately, blast to L.A., as I'm doing film shows this weekend. We'll show some Clampett & Tex plus pre-code Lantz (Bill Nolan rocks!) and Fleischers in your honor.

Nick Sweet said...

John:The black and white, pic they have of you on the archive website makes you look like a composite of Dracula and Jerry Lee Lewis, wearing Buddy Holly's glasses.

Do you think you could do a post on The Impatient Patient? Gotta be my favorite Daffy toon.

Clinton said...

I guess there is no chance of you coming down South, huh? I have to get my ass over there.

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