Saturday, November 28, 2009

Toons 3 Jim Smith Action

As a concept, I'm not sure which is more of a bastardization of cartoons, Furries or 'Toons? It's crazy that great cartoonists have to take jobs on imitations of what they actually do well themselves.Here are some fun explorations Jim did for Tiny Tooooons.
Imagine if the toons themselves looked this solid and CARtoony?
Was this from Eddie's Stomp For Freedom song? Below? I remember laughing at that.

I wish I had copies of Jim's TT storyboards. They were amazing. The setups and compositions looked like illustrations from Collier's.

15 comments:

Kali Fontecchio said...

Jim is amazing!

Sean Wiig said...

I never saw Tiny Toons, but gosh, it's hard to imagine how it could go wrong with a crew like this. I would be super excited if I were told these were from an upcoming show.

mr paal said...

Amazing! Like the eyes-on-cheeks porky pic. I once got paid for some work with some taxidermy. A red squirrel. The Corny Crow bgs are superb too.

I think my Kaspar studies are getting better...think i know what points i need to address but maybe you could take a look at my progress?

kaspaaaaaar

Thanks for the advice so far!

Paul.

Trevor Thompson said...

Thank God the furry crap is gone. I could stare at THIS stuff all day, John.

I love the angry football team!

Isaac said...

Jim's drawings never did make it to Tiny Toons, did they?

Kawks! said...

It seems there ether a lack of motivation no-adays to push the models harder. That's what I have always digged about your art. You went afraid to distort.

However I'm probably stating the obvious.

Shawn Dickinson said...

Nice! I wish the cartoons on TV looked liked Jim's drawings. Jim's drawings make me wanna draw!

drawingtherightway said...

Here's a link to Jim Smith's blog where he posted a Tiny Toons storyboard for the haunted house episode that never got made but later became the basis for a Ren and Stimpy episode Tiny Toons There should be at least 2 posts about Tiny Toons on this page if you scroll down.

Gad said...

i really prefer it when your posts deal with things you see as good and proper...they are much more interesting and enlightening,opposed to rants about what all your readers will agree is not worth discussion (like furriers or bad character design)

RooniMan said...

The world needs more people like Jim.

JohnK said...

"i really prefer it when your posts deal with things you see as good and proper...they are much more interesting and enlightening,opposed to rants about what all your readers will"

Hi Gad

I don't think there was a rant in the furry post-it was just some pictures of furry art and stuffed animals to show what that movie looks like. Not many agreed anyway. To my surprise lots of people are fine with stuffed animal character design, so I may not use that movie as a comparison with my beloved HB cartoons. Too sensitive!

Whew

Shawn Dickinson said...

John, how DARE you badmouth furries??! My mother was a furry!!!

Jenny Lerew said...

Hey John- that layout of Jim's was for a different episode, not the "Jump for Justice" Eddie one. A later football thing. It's the same staging though.

Jim's drawings were so beautiful, gosh-he made the characters' heads all rounded and bean-like(much more appealing than the Busters that had those oblong things for "cheeks");they looked so solid they were like sculptures. I really have to dig through my boxes now!

Severin said...

Which is worse? That's easy. The furry community is powered entirely by the shear enthusiasm of its follows; it's a sub-culture with no central direction, just a weird precept.

'Toons are corporate-powered, expensive products of mainstream media. Someone in an executive position is responsible for them... and they really should know better. Furries may make you uncomfortable, but you can't ever accuse them of not following their furry little hearts.

Eric Noble said...

That first set of drawings reminds me of the expressions Bugs made in "Hair-Raising Hare". These are fantastic and so appealing.