Saturday, October 11, 2008

Cool Stuff That People Send Me

Damn, I forgot who sent me this stuff. Remind me so I can thank you!


Barbie sent me this pretty nifty album cover art.
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I love the colors, even the purple.
Here's the cover art for one of my favorite kids' books. It's a whole book starring Boo Boo, one of my favorite cartoon characters and the illustrations are wonderful. Really swell colors. A perfect balance of neutrals with spots of bright colors.

Jesse is very reliable in sending me fine work. Here he demonstrates that he knows exactly what the difference is between girls and guys.


And Quinton sent me this Harman-Ising film that proves once and for all that cartoons can be more than mere entertainment.




and here's one I found



one more for the sake of diversity:





39 comments:

ComiCrazys said...

John - The Rico Tipo may have been from Shane. He has loads of those comics on his site CartoonRetro.

Emmett said...

What country are those movie clips from? I don't recognize them, and one's not in english. And is Boo-Boo really one of your favorite characters?

Mr. K, this may be off topic, but when did you do your posts about writing cartoons? I'm curioius about writing shorts and cartoons, and am not sure where to start.

Mr. Semaj said...

Surprising how that particular Walt Disney signature has been around for so long.

Paul B said...

Hi John!

that cover of Tipo Rico magazine is awesome!!!

I bought one of those magazines recently, the cartoonist who made the covers is Divito, is a MASTER, besides the magazine is full of funny artists.

Im gonna send you some pics of my magazine for your posts.

And well, Im a bit late but I made the Bosko Dance lesson yesterday, I put it in my blog

www.paulbadilla.blogspot.com

I hope you give me your opinion

Thanks
Paul.

-jjmm- said...

The first pictures are both from Divito right? Damn, they are...

AC said...

Hello, here is a blog full of divito stuff: http://willydivito.blogspot.com/

Vince M. said...

I recieved some cool stuff yesterday:
your Political Candidates Vinyl Toy Collection! I'm amazed at the amount of detail and beautiful painting on these items, John. The metallic accents are solid in color saturation and expertly placed. Love the over-sprays, especially on Obama's face and McCain's liver spots. Hilary's hair coloring, eye make-up and rosy cheeks are perfect, and the use of 'flocking' on her pantsuit is a masterstroke.

These toys are modern masterpieces created with good old-fashioned quality. Great concepts, design, sculpts and production. I hope they are hugely successful.

Kudos to you and your team.

-jjmm- said...

By the way, thanks for sharing so much knowledge in every of your posts. I think yo are genius and one of the most talented artist.

Bruce said...

Since you’ve been a grand teacher, I’ll send in some goodies for you to view.

Just to let you know, these are various pieces of art were illustrated and penciled by Albert Uderzo, who is well known for the Asterix comic book series.

What do you think of them, John?

From an aspiring animator/ artist

http://gb.asterix.com/assurancetourix/galerie/latraviata.htm

http://gb.asterix.com/assurancetourix/galerie/14814.htm

http://gb.asterix.com/assurancetourix/galerie/fleur.htm

http://gb.asterix.com/assurancetourix/galerie/14683.htm

http://gb.asterix.com/assurancetourix/galerie/legionnaire.htm

http://gb.asterix.com/assurancetourix/galerie/3418.htm

http://gb.asterix.com/assurancetourix/galerie/3418b.htm

http://gb.asterix.com/assurancetourix/secrets/p2.htm

http://gb.asterix.com/assurancetourix/secrets/p3.htm

http://gb.asterix.com/assurancetourix/secrets/p9.htm

http://gb.asterix.com/assurancetourix/secrets/p13.htm

http://gb.asterix.com/assurancetourix/secrets/p27.htm

http://gb.asterix.com/assurancetourix/secrets/p1.htm

http://gb.asterix.com/assurancetourix/secrets/p4.htm

http://gb.asterix.com/assurancetourix/lire/images/37.gif

http://gb.asterix.com/assurancetourix/lire/images/38.gif

Taco Wiz said...

John, have you discussed the stupidity in live-action adaptions of cartoons yet? Here's a recent article all about it.

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117993435.html?categoryId=2520&cs=1

Lucas Nine said...

The two first are from Guillermo Divito, illustrator and director of an argentine magazine called Rico Tipo. The “Divito Girls” were so popular in the '40 and '50 that lead the way in which fashion evolved in Argentina.
If you are interested, I can send some clips from another Rico Tipo's artists (as Calé, or Oski).

Aaron said...

those gestures the monkey makes smack dab in the middle of the movie feel very human and natural

Oliver_A said...

How about this? Probably the only time German animation approached cartooniness:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BxsNp6SbS8
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLMD8Miebeg
www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkkFBsi2KKI
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWaiGks31I4

What do you think?

Rated-R said...

emmett>> The third clip is from Japan. The first cartoon clip is Shonen Sarutobi Sasuke, and then it goes to a clip of Alkazam.

mdouglas said...

This is off topic, but I just received the presidential toys in the mail. They are seriously the best designed toys I've ever seen. Great job and thanks! If anyone is still contemplating ordering these, do it! They are the best thing to come out since rubber nipples.

JohnK said...

Hey Vince and Mdouglas. I'm glad you liked the toys!

If you take pics of yourselves with them, I'll use them for an ad on my next blog.

If you're not shy, that is...

thanks!

JohnK said...

Hi Emmett


yeah, I think Boo Boo is very cute and very funny - at least in the first couple seasons.
The movie clips are from the U.S., China and Japan.


writing cartoons:

http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2007/03/writing-for-cartoons-2-skills-you-need.html

http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2007/03/writing-for-cartoons-3-story-1.html

Nikita said...

I really like the goofy's spectacular cover. I'm actually practicing painting like that,but with dirty pitchers. Mary Blair painted it I assume; she used to paint the concept art for disney films in like the 70s? 60s? Either way check her out her pictures are beautiful!

Bob said...

I like monkies.
Have you seen "Uproar in Heaven," there are many monkies in that movie.

Anyways I bought Quisp today and noticed your cartoon on the box and laughed. Are you making one for Quake as well because that would be awesome.

Fabian Gordillo said...

John:
Las portadas de Rico tipo son de un dibujante argentino llamado Gillermo Divito, fue un referente importante en la decada del 50 y 60, tanto que en mi país existìa una moda entre la mujeres llamada"Chicas Divito" y consistía en muchachas muy altas y con cintura muy delgada.
Muy bueno tu blog, perdòn por no escribirte en ingles pero creo que igual me entenderás.

Un abrazo, Fabián.

Jeff Pidgeon said...

Speaking of sending... here's a photo I shot of your new Obama toy. I really love it, and will try to do a write-up on your figure line really soon!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3046/2934220253_1761a0b3aa_o.jpg

I'll try to do an even better photo of it and your Hillary toy soon, too!

mdouglas said...

Hi John, Here's two pix for ya to use in your blog.
Thanks again, these are great!
Matt_01
Matt_02

TacoTheSmurf said...

The Rico Tipo cover has a very strange style to it. It's done in a way that I can't even describe. Also, is it just me, or is the left foot of the buff lifeguard on the picture below twisted around? And is it possible to look at boo-boo with out going "DAAAAWWWW" at his cuteness?

JohnK said...

Hey Mat

only one of your pics is there. It's a good one though.

mdouglas said...

Oops! Sorry John, heres the other.
Matt_02

Vince M. said...

John K said:

"Hey Vince and Mdouglas. I'm glad you liked the toys!

If you take pics of yourselves with them, I'll use them for an ad on my next blog."

Thanks for the kind gesture, John. I'll get a photo to you asap.

Sean Worsham said...

Shawn (the artist who does Untamed Highway) sent you those first 3 pics from Guillermo Divito sent you this. I know because he sent me the same exact ones earlier this week.

Sean Worsham said...

Whoops I meant to say the first 2

Nikita said...

Tacothesmurf:
"Also, is it just me, or is the left foot of the buff lifeguard on the picture below twisted around?"

the foot is twisted and actually the reason is (in my opinion) the give him his own specific walk. they talk about it in the Richard William's "animator's survival kit."

Nikita said...

Oh and john I forgot to give you these

http://todountipo.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/montreal-april-12-mary-blair.jpg

http://cartoonmodern.blogsome.com/images/blair_littlehouse.jpg

http://wishingstardesigns.typepad.com/wishing_star_designs/images/2008/02/19/mary_blair.jpg

http://magicjelly.typepad.com/magicjelly/images/2007/10/29/maryblair01.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/176/412808070_9d8dcba95f.jpg

http://cartoonmodern.blogsome.com/images/blair_cinderellagirl.jpg
http://magicjelly.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/2007/10/29/maryblair05.jpg

check it out I hope you like it!

megabulk said...

This is totally offtopic, but I just found this lovely site by an artist who's illustrating the Jim Jones massacre in the style of Golden Books: http://www.howdypardner.com/. Nice stuff.

Jeff Pidgeon said...

Hey John,
There's a new link for my Obama toy photo - it's at
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3201/2937712410_c21b4cf7c4_b.jpg
Enjoy, Jeff

Hernán G. Fuentealba said...

It seems that the people from argentina (as I am) get easily amazed when our native artists talent is recognized outside our country(the case with rico tipo).
I know cartoon magazines where very popular in my country at those times, but now, sadly there is produced almost only pseudo-anime and super heroes magazines and sort of that...

JohnK said...

Hey Jeff

it's the same picture. You're not in it...

Rne said...

Divito was a great Argentine artist. His characters were incredibly successful, and his girls became a prototype of beauty in our country (oh,by the way, I´m argentine). Hence the expression "chica Divito" (Divito-girl) used to refer to girls with thin waist and voluptuous curves.

captain ahar said...

Anyone have any information on the age of that Chinese cartoon. There was some decent work in there.

ByTito said...

Jhon, in addition to all written about divito, I want to mention that his sense of humor was so great and hilarious as his funny drawings.
Althoug Im from near country Argentina, it is easy to recognize a master at first sight. Divito was the one in his country. Not only influenced many argentina comic creators, also PEPO from Chile (that created CONDORITO) also influenced many Spain drawers as the great By Vazquez and all Bruguera staff, that in those 50's years left their kids publishing company and tried the Rio de la Plata humor in Spain. Unfortunatly Franco the dictator did not liked this new humor and censored it. Just delayed this kind of humor for 20 years in spain.

Divito, as Nine mentioned, was the great, but there are many other great comic creators in argentina from that period. The best one was Lino Palacio

Fernando Sosa said...

Man you are greatest and universal.
Rescued to the memory to the master Guillermo Divito and your girls of the Rico Tipo magazine.
Great discover for the new generations.
Congrats for you & your magnificent blog.

CJ said...

An old post is old, but I've always loved the Adventures of Sasuke (the clip with the monkey) I wish more Japanese animation had more detail in movements like this film does.