Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy 4th From The Ultimate American

Not me, but George Liquor who represents the highest pinnacle of iconic Americanism.
George is my tribute to the American spirit and culture that I think was at its most influential and impressive in the mid-2oth century.
He is an ultra conservative that enjoys the freedom, innovations, easy living and cultural achievements of a nation forged and built upon by generations of radical thinkers, inventors, entertainers and meat processors. Like Jim Smith, radical cartoonist who drew some of these pictures.
George is completely free to complain about the types of folks who gave him the world he enjoys. He lives a comfortable suburban life but is also able to escape to a more rugged pioneering American ideal from time to time.




http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2009/04/george-liquor-outdoorsman.html

He has a solid muscular granite like head (here produced by famous Puppeteer Craig Marin).



Like all real Americans, George feels it's his duty to protect the next generation from the corrupting influences of creeping decadence and the latest rash of radical ideas.
One harmful influence on American youth is of course, the Canadian female. Being extra robust and healthy due to the unfair advantage of free health for all, she uses her lustful wiles to spread socialist ideas to decent but less healthy Americans who believe that if God has chosen to bless you with disease, it is your unalienable right to rot away quietly in honor of His generous gift of individuality.





All you lovers of comic books that promote American ideals will be happy to know that the Spumco Comic Books of the decadent mid 90s are being reprinted in hardcover form by that mogul of comic publishers, Craig Yoe.
I made Craig promise to print the colors truer to the original files too. The comics were originally printed too dark and that always fried my eyeballs.We'll also include some comics that have never been printed. "Nutty The Friendly Dump" drawn by Vincent Waller tells a story of American sentiment and family trials.
It's chock full of pathos and heart.


Anyway, Happy 4th of July from a Canadian who loves his own country and its best neighbor the United States Of America.


MORE GOD-FEARING CARTOON STORIES OF PATRIOTISM

http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2008/10/george-liquor-show-preview.html

27 comments:

David Gale said...

So glad to hear about the Yoe book!

Brian Damage said...

Happy 4th of goddamn July, George!

Skid said...

I just peed myself, I'm so excited for that book!!!!

Damiano D said...

Great news! So happy to hear about the book, I've wanted those comics for so long. Any news on the Spumco Art book?

Robert G. Schaad said...

Heppy Foureth to thee. Great to hear of von Yoe boook.

BlakeJ said...

George Liquor sees America's Founding Fathers like you see Clampett and company, John: the founders of great principles!

July 4th keeps America "American"! Happy Independence Day from a Republican in Texas!

Andy 7 said...

Great artwork as usual, but when I read Ultimate American all I thought was "Mighty Mouse".

JohnK said...

Mighty Mouse is definitely a true American.

Elana Pritchard said...

Haha funny, cool drawings.

Ryan Storm said...

Alright, I could never get my hands on any of the comics on Ebay. Most of them cost more than I wanted to spend on a paper back book.
The re-release is great, but is there any chance that the story about George taking Jimmy to get a haircut will get in with the Nutty the Friendly Dump story?

Happy 4th neighbor to the North

JohnK said...

Hi Ryan

it will be either the Barbershop one or Nutty the Friendly Dump.

If the first volume sells I'm sure they will want to put out a second.

Chip Butty said...

That's great about the Spumco Comic Book collection!! I too was worried I'd have to pay through the nose on eBay or Amazon for the originals!

Seconding the request for a Spumco book update...is 2011 a possibility?

John Pannozzi said...

Looking forward to the new Spumco comic collection. I just hope all the original editorials and fake advertisements are included.

Maybe we'll see some news regarding Spumco at the San Diego Comic-Con?

Scrawnycartoons said...

Happy July 4th from Noo Zealand

Great to hear about the comic, I've seen snippets on your blog but never seen the full stories. Looking forward to it!

Amazing George Liquor drawings btw. I can't believe it's 2011 already and there's STILL no George Liquor show!

Sandra Rivas said...

George Liquor makes me feel more patriotic!

Happy 4th, John!!!

Sandra Rivas said...

Oh yeah! And thank you the very nice comment on my blog!! It really made my day!!

Herman G said...

Happy Freedom day! Ha ha ha George rubbing the big o ass is the best and having it as a trophy. I gotta get my mits on those comics soon, pls. keep us posted on availability. Your pictures are so extreme and alive John. Thanks for always pushing

Paul B said...

Hi John!

That porche background is just a masterpiece, it's like the old MGM layouts from a Tex Avery Cartoon or a Tom & Jerry, simply beautiful art piece.

One of the things I have discovered recently in your drawings, it's your ability (or Jim's) to portray so well the texture, weight and shape of solid objects, I can almost feel every splinter in the woods!. I love it.

Carmine said...

I have all the Spumco comics, but would love to get the collection for the proper colors, cause in many stories George Liquor is really red.

I LOVE George Liquor, he really reminds me of my old man, who was a crazy ex marine, vietnam vet. Some of Georges expressions AND actions totally mirror my old mans :) .

Anyway, gotta ask John, I always assumed George was based off your father, but since ur Canadian where does the patriotism fit in. It seems too authentic to not be based on real lived experience.

Steven M. said...

The Spumco comic books are being put in hard cover? YES!

Kenny W. said...

YAY! THERE'S GONNA BE A BOOK!!! SO gonna try to get my hands on it! Happy fourth, even though where I'm living it's not celebrated XD.

For such a long time I've been meaning to ask if you could critique my cartoon pages; could you see the link below and maybe give me some pointers if it needs improvement; or say whats good and stuff? I'd be explosively grateful if you could. Again, Happy 4th! Hope the link works...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZlbPNL1hbbw/ThMPmI_3OPI/AAAAAAAAAE8/lDhzhRJn73U/s1600/12094.png

Roberto Severino said...

Happy 4th of July, John. These George Liquor drawings are always beautiful and fun to look at. Thanks for generously putting so much time and effort into your blog for everyone who cares about cartooning.

Adam said...

When are more George Liquor dolls being made? I could only find a Jimmy

Isaak said...

On July 4, the Twilight Zone was on a marathon on Scifi. What do you think of the show. It is basically the liberal live-action version of Disney, but I think the monologues are great. Also, George Liquor is great animation. Are there any plans for his own feature film?

Mykal said...

May God love and save George Liquor.

INSUMYAK said...

Sounds awesome John, any idea when this should be available?

Jude said...

Have you tried Pantone Matching? Prints never quite come out as they do onscreen.