I got some cool mail from people thanking me for the art blogs I linked to yesterday. I figured if you like those you should also check out John K’s blog. You probably know him better as the guy who made Ren and Stimpy. The thing I love about him is that he really seems like a complete asshole. That’s something I appreciate it a person.
He put up a fantastic post the other day about organic drawing. It’s a jab at the current trend in animation and it’s pretty harsh. The whole cartoon network, Genndy Tartakovsky, approach to character design (which I love) really bothers him. He says it’s “Ugly and uninteresting and too easy.” If you think that’s inflammatory go back a month and read the post where he says that “Spumco is responsible for the 3 biggest business, marketing and technological innovations (in animation) in the last 15 years and everyone else has benefited greatly.” HAHA, awesome!
Having read his blog for a couple months or so now I’m certain he’d hate Penny Arcade. He made a comment about comics that were essentially just “wallpaper with bad words” and even though I doubt he has ever even heard of PA I’m positive he’d place us in that category. That’s honestly fine with me, I mean the guy is on a whole different level.
So he’s an asshole who would more than likely hate my work if he saw it. So why I do like his blog so much? Well, because the guy fucking loves to draw. He has a passion for animation and cartoons that is inspirational. Just reading his blog in the morning gets me excited about drawing that day. If you spend your day making art or being creative I highly recommend you check it out.