Sunday, October 08, 2006

Spumco Toys and Comics- Barbie Has Them For You!

Hi,

Barbie has made a nice page to show you how I go about making merchandise. My theory is to make the packing as fun as the content.

Go see if you agree!

SALUTE TO SPUMCO - PART 1

SALUTE TO SPUMCO - PART 2

SALUTE TO SPUMCO - PART 3

Say hi to Barbie too. She's one of the good ones!

40 comments:

juvenile_cyle said...

These are really cool. I love how even the instructions are entertaining. Are these things for sale anywhere?

Ryan G. said...

Wow! that coloring book is great! Can you still find those anywhere John? EBAY perhaps?

Eric C. said...

Awesome John, I own vol 3 of "Comic Book". I didn't know that The George Liquor Fishing Show was in "Comic Book". I thought you guys made that specialy for Spumco.com

Speaking of which, when's it coming back?

And if I can ask you a question that's not relating to this for a second, in your own personal opinion, What do you think about puppets? Since there has been jokes about them on and off on Ren & Stimpy.

_Eric
http://muppetpro.tripod.com/

Dr. Strange-Q said...

Is THAT what Jim Smith really looks like??? Gulp! Sorry, but that freaks me out. I guess y'all are being funny.

Freckled Derelict said...

Hey John,
Thanks for the mention. I've finished part 3 so be sure to check it out.
Thanks so much!
-Barbie

Pedro Vargas said...

Good Lord!! Now that's some beautiful merchandise! Now I really want one of those. I'm super envious.

Randy Siplon said...

Mr. K,
Have you ever thought about collecting all of the Comic Books in one giant hardcover of awesomeness? I think you would be able to sell a few. There should also be a Spumco coffee table book. Please consider these wonderful ideas.

Thomas said...

Actually, I have all three of those Spumco comics, in mint condition.

Eddie Fitzgerald said...

That blog is a gift to humanity!!!! Many thanks, Barbie!

The GagaMan(n) said...

Oh how I would love to find a Jimmy Idiot boy toy of my own! I bet all this stuff is sold for stupidly high prices on Ebay now, though!

Jennifer said...

Hi John,

I like Randy's idea of putting the comics into one large hardcover "coffee table" style book. Even a softcover edition would work.

What can we do to help make that happen?

Eric C. said...

John, I have a queston.

In your point of view, what is the difference between creativity and style.

Kali Fontecchio said...

Where were these toys when I was child? I can attempt to capture some heart-warming moments by finding them now and pretending I'm a kid, that'll have to do.

Thanks Barbie for the scans- and thanks John for the happiness!

Jorge Garrido said...

These are terrific! I love the all the cartoonist/executive jokes you put into them, especially the intelligence chart!

Sean Worsham said...

I want one of those!

lastangelman said...

Wow, all fun stuff, how many kids had fun playing with those kits (as opposed to Spumco geek collectors who bought an ashcan full and put 'em in storage)?

Was any of the Spumco merchandise bootlegged? I was shocked to find your Three Stooges dolls in amusement vending machines, out of the packaging, mixed in with other stuffed toys, quite a few years ago.

The Mighty Robolizard said...

Snuh! I like those dolls.... pretty sweeeeet...

Why is the third comic published by Marvel btw? And who drew them?

Powerhouse said...

Excellent job Barbie, thanks for sharing. It's good to be back.

-Dave

R2K said...

Fun stuff : )

Serge said...

Hey John, i remember Frank Zappa did the voice of the pope on one of the ren and stimpy episodes.
Could you tell that story? how did he agree or why? come on tell us...

Jorge Garrido said...

Steve Worth answered this on the animatonshow.com forums:

"I wasn't around then, but John told me that he was at a party where Zappa was also a guest. John was a huge fan of Zappa and the Mothers of Invention growing up, so he introduced himself and told Zappa that he was a fan. Zappa said that he and his kids were fans of Ren & Stimpy. John suggested that he do a voice, and Frank gave him his number and said he'd love to do it if they had a character that suited him. John called Frank up and asked him if he'd like to be the Pope. Frank said that was perfect. That's all I know...

See ya
Steve"

JohnK said...

well that's completely wrong, Jorge!

Jorge Garrido said...

^What are you, RACIST? Hate Canadians, do yee? The RCMP shall hear of this! Now step aside, son, ya botha me!

I'm arranged without futher ado, yes sir, and a discount is in order too! Except without relish, ANDALAY, ANN-DAH-LAY!!!

Art F. said...

Great stuff! I still have my full box of "Sugar Corn Waste" that came with my Jimmy of The Future paint-by-numbers kit. I also have a few sets of the Palmer Cartoon paint sets that came out. The paint in them is dried up, but the packaging is awesome!

Freckled Derelict said...

John mentions how he got Frank to do the voice on the DVD commentary for that R & S episode.
While hanging out with Frank at his house and watching Ren and Stimpy cartoons with him and his kids John asks frank if he wanted to do a voice. Frank says sure. John says"how would you like to be the pope" and Frank says " well I've always wanted to be the pope"...

Serge said...

Come on John tell us your version...

Alex said...

I love the wierd armed Jimmy in the first link. I'm still kicking myself for not getting a coloring set I saw once that you put out ages ago.

Alex said...

John, do you think you could tell us some more of the stuff Bob Clampett told you? I've seen lots of stuff on here about your analysis of his work, but I really liked hearing some of the stuff he told you directly that you talked about at Ottawa. Thanks.

el-ed said...

FANTASTICO BARBIE!!!!!!!! un homenaje genial!

David Germain said...

Jorge Garrido said...
^What are you, RACIST? Hate Canadians, do yee? The RCMP shall hear of this! Now step aside, son, ya botha me!

I'm arranged without futher ado, yes sir, and a discount is in order too! Except without relish, ANDALAY, ANN-DAH-LAY!!!


Jorge, wherever that came from, send it back there. >:P

Anyways, I finally got to see The Bashful Buzzrd (by Bob Clampett c. 1945) last Saturday on Cartoon Alley. As I was watching, it reminded me of the post you did about it about a month or so ago. IMO, you didn't show us Scribner's best work in that. The part in that cartoon where Scribner really showed his stuff was where the mother vulture was calling for Beaky. She and the other child vultures were in silohuette. You could really feel her anguish throughout that entire scene. That was some of the best acting ever. If you ever get the notion to demostrate for us how acting in animation is done I highly recommend that scene.

Favian G said...

Hello Mr. Kricfalusi, is there any chance that you will be utilizing youtube or google video to distribute new content and animation?

I remember spumco releasing flash animation series like 'weekend pussy hunt' years ago, but it was a little too ahead of its time, people weren't really used to the idea of using the pc as a vehicle for animation or programming... but now the internet is slowly replacing television.. Youtube is worth billions now because its such a high traffic website (probably because people are fed up with modern television and are seeking an alternative for content)

so how about it?

Has the idea of distributing content via youtube or google ran through your head?

The prospect of a Kricfalusi cartoon on youtube is an exciting notion to me and the rest of your fans.

I will be heralding the return of anything you are up to.

-favian

Lori said...

(s)he who dies with the most Spumco toys wins!

Beezle said...

SPUMCO overdose...

Klim said...

These were and ARE some of the most hilarious toys ever produced

when are new things coming out???

I saw that giant SodyPop sculpt

who did that?

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

Well you certainly succeeded. There's a lot of fun packed into everything there. By the way, I think those Catholic School girls in Remote Control Jimmy are pretty much the sexiest cartoon girlies I've ever seen. Can you post some girly drawing theories some time?

And the Fishing Comic is pretty much the highlight of George Liquor drawings.

Scolly said...

Hey John
I couldn't find a way to email you but I wanted to tell you I admire your passion for animation. You have such a unique style. I am a 24 year old law student and I watch these Ren & Stimpy episodes late at night on Nickelodean Gas and I think I like them even more than when i watched them growing up.
I hope you find success in your future endeavours, and now that I have discovered this blog I will definitely come back and check it out again.

Robert said...

ha ha!! this is funny stuff. where do you find it all? i'll have to come back more often...just found the site today.

Lautaro said...

Hi John, I must say that Ren & Stimpy is one of the 5 things that created my mind.

For me, it's like the bible for a non-fanatic person, who goes to read it when they need to find inspiration or something like that.

Bye.

Eric C. said...

John, can you please tell me in your point of view, what is the difference between creativity and style.

flashcartoons said...

hey john you gotta make a book on how to draw the girls of spumco! it would sell like hot cakes with a side of bagels!