Sunday, May 25, 2014

New Collections Of Doodle Sets - Preview

Here is a preview of my latest collectible sets of phone doodles - only for my beloved Kickstarter donors - this is just the tip of the mountain of goodies.

Treasures of Dizzy Doodles Collection


The Chipmunkians Package Of Hairy Delights







The Cream Of Hanna Barbera Creatures




Ren and Stimpy Classics Collection





The Liquor Family Of Social Outcasts Folio


These and a sh** load more are on their merry way.

Thanks!

20 comments:

Elana Pritchard said...

Can you eat doodles? Because I am super hungry over here.

Elana Pritchard said...

Ralph said, "John cares about one person, and that's John."

Jesse Oliver said...

AWESOME DOODLES!!!

Scott Cardona said...

These are great !! Might try inking some in toonboom. Or animating that huckleberry hound style. Bet it world look good in a 3/4 walk

Nicholaus Hutton said...

Great work

Erik Butter said...

Very nice :)
I love how you draw those Hanna Barbera characters, and the Pluto with the piece of paper stuck to his ass. As a kidd i alway got anoyed with those Pluto cartoons.

Is your hand keeping up with drawing so many doodles? Or can you draw with both left or right?

Roberto Severino said...

Amazing work!

Joe Blevins said...

Your "Chipmunkian delights" sketches show that you actually get what the original Chipmunks were about, unlike the makers of the recent movies. The basics: Dave Seville is a simmering rageaholic, and Alvin is a sadistic bastard. Plain and simple, the Chipmunks are about rage. Dave Seville wants everything to be polite and perfect, and Alvin just keeps pissing him off until Dave inevitably explodes in anger. There's a really dark subtext to those original 'munks records, because Dave's anger is very realistic. In the '80s reboot, they totally wussified Dave, and the movies made it worse.

Elana Pritchard said...

Thanks for the shout-out... it's great to feel loved.

Elana Pritchard said...

Writing back to Titmouse tomorrow. Not waiting anymore without knowing what is going on.

Elana Pritchard said...

In the show, Dave is the "authority figure" dealing with Alvin the sadist who is supposed to be in his care. What if the roles were reversed, and the sadist was in charge? How would Dave deal with things then?

He'd certainly feel like he was trapped in a bad situation, but the whole thing would end up being a completely different cartoon.

Can a sadist reform? They take pleasure in hurting other people.

Elana Pritchard said...

Maybe Alvin makes Dave feel like a joke on purpose

Elana Pritchard said...

Sometimes I think Alvin has an evil heart

Elana Pritchard said...

Well, you don't want Dave to yell, so what is he supposed to do when Alvin starts acting like a monster?

Nate said...

Any of these for sale, John?

JohnK said...

Hi Nate! Sorry they are already on their way to kickstarted donors.

If you are ever in LA, drop by and I'll do one for ya.

Nate said...

Sounds great, John! I'm actually trying to make it out to LA sometime this year.

zombie-d0g said...

I guess this is an odd question, but how open would you be to the idea of discussing good cartoons for serious things? You don't need to actually answer the question—only if the idea interests you.



So, it seems to me that there is always sort of a war on between the idea of visually pleasing cartoons and serious stories, because the cartoonists just tend to want to have fun with what they're doing and and the story writers/directors tend not to have the visual dynamic required to understand what makes a cartoon appealing to look at.


In some ways it feels kinda like there is a no-man's land between these two things: on the one side there is the post-weeaboo calarts world, and its slowly collapsing legacy of recycled components compounded by increasingly inept draftsmanship, while they tackle stories that are not quite serious and not quite silly; on the other side is the mgm-fliescher-warner bros. crew, with its wiry, ecstatic, elastic masses slinging themselves jubilantly through one inconsequent gambit after another; and never the twain shall meet.

For the past couple years I have felt sort of trapped between the two opposing worlds of the """respectable""" and the visually engaging and appealing. Neither party seems to allow me the freedom to do everything I want.

I've read pretty extensively on why you think mainstream cartooning has fallen so far, and I know what you've said on the subject, for example: "They can't let go of the impossible dream of making animation not be be magic. They are all ashamed to be stuck in our world and hope that by imitating realism they might get invited into the more respectable world of live action."

Etc. etc.

But then you also said that Walt Disney had this strength, which was that "The dramatic scenes in his movies—the ones he didn't water down with comedy relief—really do approach and sometimes surpass the drama even in the best live action pictures."

So it must be possible for these things to mesh somewhere.

Does this sound like something you'd want to talk about? If you don't want to—understandable, but I figured I'd ask you anyway since I respect the crap out of your opinions on a lot of stuff, and if there's even a chance you'll answer I'll go for it.

Thanks for reading,
--John

Jonathan Pritchard said...

Hey John, why are you harassing my sister? Does it make you feel like a man?

Chandelor Armstrong said...

Hi John,

I hope you are doing well. I recently graduated from Cal State Northridge with my journalism degree. I became a journalist at the age of 9 as a Cub Reporter for my hometown's newspaper. You have definitely enriched the lives of many including myself. I'm a huge Hanna-Barbera fan with "The Flintstones" being one of my favorites. Would you mind doing a sketch for me? If you could sign and personalize it for me that would be awesome :) My email is chandelor@me.com. Thank you :)