Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Slab's First Fist 6: Enter Bastard

Bobby's favorite Toon wrenches himself out of the message board.
He spins and is ready for action.

Out spews his famous hat.

Donald goes into his anticipation...
..and explodes offscreen!
Outside the carnage continues unabated.
Donald Bastard approaches the slaughter in strike position.
Who is this interloper, wonders Slab "n" Ernie?
Bobby Bigloaf has been pummeled and bruised to near unconsciousness.

Ernie is outraged. He tells Slab to continue the onslaught, as he takes a step towards the Cartoon celebrity: "Finish the job, Slab! I'll take care of this feathered faggot!"

(I don't condone Ernie's use of hate-words and neither will our knight in shining keratin)


Donald Bastard
to be continued...

29 comments:

Pedro Vargas said...

Haha very funny poses!! Super appealing drawings. Why does he have eyes on the back of his pants?

Zorrilla said...

Walking through those new LCD screens is tricky. With the older ones you just smashed the glass.

The Butcher said...

This is awesome. Though Popyeye is clearly the "toon" to call.

Chris_Garrison said...

Beautiful. Somehow that fists-up pose with the hop-hop-hop on the back foot almost looks like the Carl Barks version or something.

What's up with the gray bill? I like it .. I think.

John said...

My money's on the duck! Not because I want him to save Bobby, but because I want him to hurt people.

More layout stuff

Felix Petruška said...

to Pedro Vargas:

...Because he's a Badass?

Zoran Taylor said...

"Knight in Shining Keratin" - How do you come up with this genius every single day? Oh wait - you just come up with it. That's how I do it too.

Zoran Taylor said...

Butcher - Speaking of Popeye, did you see Google's recognition of Seagar today? Awesome. Cartoons will have their vengeance soon, my friends. The day is nigh....

David Germain said...

(I don't condone Ernie's use of hate-words and neither will our knight in shining keratin)

That explanation isn't necessary, at least not to me. I can see that you're clearly putting that kind of word into Slab's mouth in order to present him as an ignorant type of person who would use that word and in that context. It's much the same as if there were a KKK member in this story we'd understand any racial slurs that might be there. I guess your explanation is moreso aimed at those who over-react to such minor things.

I am loving this story. I'd like to see how it ends.

Just a tiny thought, if you wanted us to have less sympathy for Bobby as he's getting beat up, I think it would've been good to see the person who he was having a flame war with at the beginning. Just a quick shot of someone at another computer crying their little eyes out, so we can see just how mean Bobby can be online.
If you want us to have sympathy for Bobby, then what I just said probably isn't necessary. Carry on.

mr paal said...

His strike position is ace!

Hey John, i've taken a bunch of photos of some Ren & Stimpy figures which i think would be good study aids & put them on my blog to share with anyone who wants to do some more toy studies.

If you wish feel free to link to them if you think it'd be useful.

Otherwise everyone's invited to download them to draw from.

Ren & Stimpy Toys

Cheers all.

Paul.

Katy Lloyd said...

Donald's "strike position", coupled with the hopping, had me in absolute stitches..! such an amazing pose! Sorry I don't have anything useful to say here, but I have to show my appreciation!
Also I love how his trademark hat unmistakably looks like an arse.

Guy said...

I say again, genius.

diego cumplido said...

I like it, but I'm not sure if I like how the Internet fits in your work, maybe is because your creations and your work are made up of vintage references and your own childhood, so it gets weird when you mix it up with this kind of stuff, but I can't be sure.

Anyway, I like the format you're using to show these stories.

RooniMan said...

The battles getting fierece! Who will win?

LazZa said...

Hi John, please don't approve this comment to be published, I honestly only wrote here because I couldn't find any other way to contact you. My name is Lachlan and I have been a huge fan of your work ever since I was a kid. I'm 25 now and I live in Melbourne, Australia. I have just finished a Bachelor in Screen production, majoring in Animation. I had to create a short animated film for my final project. Now it IS CGI and I know how you feel about CGI however I have tried so hard to put everything that is lacking in 3D animation into my film (crazy expressions, squash and stretch, off model poses). I have always been into drawing cartoons and 2D animation, so this was my experiment to see if certain things could be done in 3D. I had your work in mind and as reference when I was making it. I would really really really love to hear your feedback on it, my email address is lachaveli@hotmail.com if you have the time and would like to see it please send me an email so that I have an email address that I can send the film to for you to critique. Thanks so much for your time. Lachlan

Lluis fuzzhound said...

This is soooooo cool!!!! I've been hooked from the beginning!!!! the drawings are awesome!!! and the story just gets better and better!!!
wicked!

The Butcher said...

"Butcher - Speaking of Popeye, did you see Google's recognition of Seagar today? Awesome."

Yes, I noticed that. Popeye is the best.

queefZILLA said...

I remember when calling someone a faggot meant they were being a pussy, not gay.

Sven Hoek said...

All right everyone it's time to cough up some money for John. This stuff is too good. Make sure to donate until it hurts...or Donald Bastard will get ya.

Niki said...

Sir John! Considering your next merchandised product! Make it eyed pants! For I shall be your first payer!

Felix Petruška said...

Hey, John. I'm keeping on experimenting with your characters. I dusted off my old blog: If you'd like to take a look, I'd be more than glad.
Thanks,
Felix

...Oh, and thanks to mr paal for the great toys pictures!

Trevor Thompson said...

Oh, man! Isn't this great?

thomas said...

I can see George Liquor stepping to settle everyone's differences in a civilized manner. Maybe a lawn mower rebuilding contest, or a hedge clipping contest, or a cleaning out the garage contest. You know; something civilized like that.

A saw an interview tonight on MLB network with Bob Costas interviewing Bob Feller, the Hall of Fame pitcher from the 30's to 50's.

Couldn't help thinking of George Liquor. As American as apple pie; very old apple pie.

Trevor Thompson said...

Hey John, how come Donald's bill is grey now? I like it.

Shorty said...

I was so hoping he'd pull his head through with no eyes, suck the ones off his pants up his backside and pop them out onto his face.

Khato said...

Echoing David Germain above: Is Bobby Bigloaf supposed to be sympathetic? I kinda felt sorry for him, even though he was flaming people online. It just seemed like he was a little naive.

I love these ones, too. Donald's poses are really big and deliberate, in contrast with the bullies, who have less... presence than him. It's really nice to see so much variation in the acting!

JohnK said...

I sympathize with Bobby. Bt he does need to learn a life's lesson.

There will be a moral to the story, because after all that's what cartoons are for, right?

Cotton Gin said...

"Feathered Faggot" is a great line. Both words start with F so it adds a great, clean, random, biting-awkwardness to the sentence. Also because you don't see it coming, it breaks up the comfort of the scene.

Shorty said...

You'd be fairly flummoxed if failing to factor for fierce fighting.
Oh my aching lisp..