Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Happy Room

All cartoonists should have a happy room filled with toys and cartoon art and comic books.

All this fun will be naturally absorbed by you and will fill your ow cartons with joy and wackiness.
I urged Kali to take some pictures of hers to share with the world, 'cause it is just so Goddamned happy looking.

Go see for yourself!

http://kalikazoo.blogspot.com/2010/01/newfangled-icon-links-and-ultramodern.html

What a load of fun!

add to your own Happy Room with some Kali fun
Fun Time Brush Pen Doodle (Original) Falling Girl (Original) Strawberry Bacon Mint Delight

24 comments:

Beef Witted Klingon said...

is that a "Devo" hat in the top pic....whip it good!...I Just got a old coin OP flintstone egg machine from 1981 and stuck it in my "Happy Room" Happy Happy Joy Joy!

Austin Papageorge said...
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smackmonkey said...

Somehow the Devo hat seems incongruous.

chrisallison said...

What was the off-site spumco studios like? Did you guys have a library or decorations? Just curious.

JohnK said...

There were toys everywhere at Spumco, Chris.

And a huge cartoon library.

Maybe I'll post some pics of it soon.

RooniMan said...

I need a Happy Room to cure my tortured eyes and spirit.

Evham said...

I'm getting there myself!

Kali Fontecchio said...

"So you don't mind the Chrono Trigger picture?"

Why would John? He's an openminded sorta guy.

"Somehow the Devo hat seems incongruous."

Not even!!!

Shawn Dickinson said...

>>There were toys everywhere at Spumco, Chris. And a huge cartoon library. Maybe I'll post some pics of it soon.<<


Yes please!

Veronica said...

Woohoo! My fiancee has to have all the different Godzillas -

Oh! And we just got the Mighty Mouse DVD set - we love your hair.

Guy said...

Mine will be mounted with ten buttocks.

Fifteen buttocks.

Herman G said...

Wow..that some great stuff on the walls..Definitely need cool stuff to see all the time to get in the mode and just feel good.

O gato said...

My room is filled with stuffed animals and cartoon stuff. :P I feel accomplished!

O gato said...

My room is filled with stuffed animals and cartoon stuff. :P I feel accomplished!

:: smo :: said...

i'm glad that that dog is wearing a devo energy dome.

Manny Festo said...

I'm not a cartoonist, but I have a Happy Room. I just never knew to call it that.

Dan said...

I have a Skeletor cel hanging in my bed room... does that count?

JohnK said...

That would make it a sad room.

Zoran Taylor said...

In my room -I'm in it right now - I haaaave, let's see.....

A plastic Daffy Duck mug.

A wooden toucan (not Toucan Sam).

Two little Simpsons trinkets that demonstrate the odd and enigmatic things that happen when those designs turn into 3-D plastic.

A piece of pottery I did in high school that looks like a bowl and a tooth at the same time (It has four root-like legs, a bit surreal) and which I use for pencil shavings.

A fake miniature flower pot with fake miniature golden flowers growing out of it.

An EXIT sign pointing at the window.

An I-kid-you-not box of "BARF" brand Derergent (!!!!????) with some kind of Arabic lettering on the back (Oh, those foreign companies sure know how to look after their multilingual marketing departments, don't they?).

A completely surreal but apparently authentic picture of my Granny (not the one mentioned below *R.I.P.*) gleefully feeding a baby pig from a bottle in a restaurant while the rest of my sharply-dressed family of two generations ago look on with "Oh my, how gay!" faces.

The obligatory lava lamp.

And then there's this awesome old toy from my Baka (Croatian Grandmother *also R.I.P.*) that's hard to describe briefly, but let me give it a try (John, you'd love this thing, and so would Kali and maybe Mike):

It's a small pencil sharpener....except that mounted on top of the plastic case for the shavings there's a little red donkey. Adorable - the design is kinda Disney-meets-George Pal, what with the painted-on straight eyelashes and round white spots on the cheeks, but still with a bit of a Bambi vibe. And there's this kind of second plastic case under the first one that's connected to little strings running up through the donkey's legs and then its neck via its torso. When you push down on the top case so it touches the table and covers the bottom case, the strings slacken, causing the donkey's legs, torso and head to collapse in that order. But of course, he's always still smiling.
If you wanna see it I could upload a picture or two. It's an enormously sentimental thing to me.

Zoran Taylor said...

*Oh yes, and I also have a found reprint of an old (looks 1920s-ish?) poster advertising "Bicycle Brand Fresh British Columbia Red Salmon". Of course there's a joke there - the question is whether or not the company realized it at the time....

Elana Pritchard said...

What if you live in a place where the rent is so high that you can't afford a happy room?

Boston is a difficult place for a cartoonist. Everyone here is much too academic and serious and there are no jobs in the arts.

Maybe someday I'll be rich and I can rent out Legoland.

Sven Hoek said...

is that a stripper pole at the foot of the bed?!?

Oh MY, that IS a happy room.

K. Nacht said...

An empty room can be a "happy room", all you need is, firstly, rip a tube (full chamber at 4'), empty a whippet (heavy duty balloon required), and play the "Perry" track from the Butthole Surfers' seminal album, Rembrandt Pussyhorse, and welcome to cartoon-land, kiddies!!

Brad said...

Pictures of a girls bedroom! Oh my.