Thursday, August 06, 2009

"Cans Without Labels" Live Pitch at Comic Con

Here's some presentation art for a George Liquor cartoon.
Drawn by Jim Smith and I; colored by Kali.

I tend to really get into the characters when I draw them. I feel their angst.
Then I act them out for people - to see which gags go over and which don't. Here's a sample of me acting out a cartoon this year at the comic con.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGNe_LlQc78
these were shot by Mark DiNatale, who was in the audience and kind enough to upload them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbG3c96Em7w


GEORGE LIQUOR PROTECTIVE TOYSI also met lots of new pals at the con like Zach and Tara.


39 comments:

Frank Macchia said...

great pitch john.

I was amazed how well you do mike Pataki's voice. bang on.

how'd it go with adult swim?

Trevor Thompson said...

Hey John,

are you going to be doing George's voice from now on ( should the show get picked up )? You're very very good at it! Almost makes me think all these years that Pataki was impersonating your version of it.

I loved the pitch! I would like to see more innovative shows on adult swim. Superjail is very lonely on that channel.

- trevor.

Shawn Dickinson said...

Just that pitch was making me laugh my ass off! I hope to see the actual cartoon some day!

JohnK said...

No, Mike Pataki is king. I'll keep you posted on Network stuff. It's all hush-hush right now.

Roberto González said...

Wow, this is going to be a hilarious cartoon, I love the combination of daily nature and absurdity in it. Congratulations!

Ryan G. said...

Awesome! Very entertaining!

carlo guillot said...

Hi John.
Since I wasn't able to go to SDCC, (I'm from Colombia, South America) it's awesome that I've being able to watch you pitching. Really funny, can't wait to see a new George Liquor episode finally released. (BTW, please say thanks to Mark for recording it.)

Pilsner Panther said...

John K., you don't need to make any more cartoons, you could just do standup comedy (with slide presentations like this one). Hilarious stuff!

But please keep on making cartoons.

Mr. Fun said...

This is awesome to watch, John. I have always been a fan... you inspire me like you will never know. I visit your blog every single day.

I hope you don't mind that I posted my take on your SDCC pitch and embedded the videos on my blog, called F As In Fun:

http://fasinfun.blogspot.com/2009/08/john-k-pitches-cartoon-show-at-2009.html

Thanks again!

Robert Colins said...

Zach and Tara are awesome. you should check their Deviant art pages and blogs (if you didn't yet)

Atta Havlykke said...

Loved it! You should do live shows. Go on a tour pitch, all your cartoon ideas to an audience who appreciates it.

drawingtherightway said...

hey john I'm not sure if you can answer this because as you said everything is hush hush but do you think if the show gets picked up that you would be doing the animation in house using programs such as flash etc., or do you think you will have to outsource it to another studio?

Ed said...

John I just quit art school and I gotta beg ya, don't stop this blog even when John K Presents makes it big because I don't know where else I'd get instruction!

Nicol3 said...

Those networks better bite, or SO HELP ME.. I'll KEEL 'EM.

If the Georgie Prog. doesn't pull through (which there's no god damn doubt it my mind that it won't) I'll be expecting the John K. one-man-show, pronto.

HemlockMan said...

I never seen movin' pichers of you before. You remind me of Brian Wilson. Just not quite as crazy.

ArtF said...

freakin' great, John!

Taco Wiz said...

HILARIOUS!!!!!!
BRAVO!!! BRAVO!!!!!
ENCORE!!! ENCORE!!!
That was epic.

Rick Roberts said...

One question, what exactly will be on the Youtube channel ? Or is the variety show going to be on there ?

kris.w said...

man, i'm sorry i missed that! but thanks for posting the link for us! you continuously inspire me John K.

Roberto González said...

I have watched it three times already and I must add that it's surprising how much of your movements resemble the movements in your finished cartoons.

To me this is one of the funniest plots you've come up with recently. Well, I don't really know if you came up with it recently or it's some old idea you have drawn now, but anyway it's superb. It reflects real human behaviour yet at the same time it's very cartoony. There should be quite an audience for this.

Rick Roberts said...

This the difference I notice between your George Liquor and Pataki's:

Yours= Your Dad

Micheal Pataki= George C. Scott

Not saying one is better then the other but just a thought.

Kali Fontecchio said...

The Zach and Tara drawings are dead on! And they're awesome folk!

Geneva said...

Man, this was so much fun to watch! Thanks for posting, I'm glad I finally got to see it!

Whit said...

There's a strong trace of Kirk Douglas in John's George Liquor vocal, too.

Kali Fontecchio said...

The presentations are cooler in person too folks, 'cause I used GLITTER GLUE. That's right, GLITTER......glue.

Sean Wiig said...

Goddamn that's good!
The Goddamn George Liquor show!
Well named. Watching it inspires that word in me out of awe.

akira said...

Oh man, I hope somebody has the brains to pay you a crapload of money to make this cartoon and keep em coming!!! when a storyboard pitch for a short has more laughs than a half hour simpsons/family guy/south park episode, you know something is wrong with the network executives who aren't green-lighting this stuff! this would be perfect for adult swim! i know a lot of their audience is family guy stoners or whatever but they deserve some awesome cartoon drawings and funny jokes too!

Dave_the_Turnip said...

Wow, that pitch was hilarious. Wish i was there to see more of the panel. Hope the meeting with the networks went well. I would love to see a show like that! :D

Mitch L said...

Wow thats awesome John.
Im really proud to own a drawing from the pitch.

Hope you get the chance to make the cartoon!

Vincent Waller said...

Great pitch. i'm sorry i didn't get down there in time to see it in person.

Floyd Bishop said...

You should do a pitch video of your own, with a clear shot of you in front of the boards (I'm thinking like the Baby Weems segment from The Reluctant Dragon, or somehting you might see on a DVD extra from Pixar or the like). This video is good, but you can't get you and the boards at the same time, which I think is a HUGE part of a pitch.

Andrew Mortlock said...

i love the gigantic george head, he's like a caricature of a caricature of himself in every new drawing.

SoleilSmile said...

John, that pitch had me dying with laughter! I think the execs will have you over just to see the pitch! Cartoon Network, PLEASE green light this show!

Sketch said...

That was an awesome pitch! Donald Bastard has grown on me. It's a good mixture of zany but not too zany.

James said...

What do I have to buy so you could make "Cans Without Labels"

Benjamin Anders said...

That was really funny and entertaining. Such an enjoyable presentation.

I really hope it gets picked up!

sunny kharbanda said...

That's a really animated pitch! Funny, engaging, and it makes me wanna watch the show!

What do you think about pitching your shows to Comedy Central? Would they buy 'em?

Gabriele_Gabba said...

Wow your pitch was lively and fun! Just like cartoons ought to be!

Thanks for the inspiration!

K-T said...

The pitch seems to have been taken down due to "copyright infringement"...

From WWE of all people.