Thursday, May 21, 2009

Flintstone Angular


more phone doodles on the new site...

13 comments:

Rick Roberts said...

Pardon my ignorance but what is a
"phone doodle" ? Do you mean talking on the phone and just screwin' around with a pencil ?

JohnK said...

yes

Thomas said...

Its great seeing these.
The somewhat more realistic characters are interesting too. Its already been done, but do you ever think about a Curb Your Enthusiasm type idea with you and the Spumco gang? Or is that too sitcom-y and not cartoon-y enough...just a thought.

RobochaoXX said...

There's a Droopy cartoon I'm having a really hard time identifying.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQSHns4PfnY

Do you think you could help, John?

David Germain said...

HA! Fred looks CooCoo for Cocoa Pebbles.

Pete Emslie said...

This is quite the revelation, as I had no idea that Fred was a Christian. For some reason I assumed that that Jesus fella' happened along some years later, so I'm surprised to find that Fred apparently knew him and sported his logo on his shirt.

Incidentally, John, one of the lawyers from Turner just phoned. He's a little perturbed because he can't find that pose on the official model sheet and said he'll be calling you back...

Pilsner Panther said...

I love it when you make the H-B characters look demented, like this pencil sketch of Fred. Why? I guess it's because if there was one thing none of those characters ever did, it was act crazy!But this Fred looks like a distant relative of Screwy Squirrel or the early Woody Woodpecker, or Bob Clampett's Daffy Duck. Or a refugee from a "Flintstones alternate universe!"

Pilsner Panther said...

Robochao XX, I'll save John the trouble by identifying that Droopy cartoon: it's "Deputy Droopy" (1955), co-directed by Tex and Michael Lah.

I'm not a big fan of the late, "UPA-style" MGM cartoons, but this one works well because the superb timing and the near-endless variations on the basic gag carry it through with flying colors.

Oh, and it's even funnier in Japanese, of which I don't understand a word. Yeah, I know, I'm weird...

queefbezzzzzzy said...

>>>but do you ever think about a Curb Your Enthusiasm type idea with you and the Spumco gang?

Curb is my favorite comedy show of all time, and shows who the real genius behind seinfeld was, but a Curb style cartoon is retarded.

RobochaoXX said...

Thanks Pilsner Panther!

Pilsner Panther said...

RobochaoXX, you're welcome. I don't think the totally insane head-swapping routine was ever done in any other animated cartoon. It amazes me no matter how many times I see it.

The word "genius" has been thrown around so often and so carelessly that it doesn't have much meaning any more, but Tex Avery was the true coin!

rodineisilveira said...

It looks like the Fred Flintstone's redux version, drawn by Craig Kellman.

JohnK said...

You mean the other way around.