Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Found Lost Ren & Stimpy


1990 for pilot, final was painted by John K.

27 comments:

Michelle Klein-Hass said...

Oh wow man...that is awesome.

I daresay your original sketch is more powerful than the actual painting that was in "Big House". Lots more energy.

I want to put that on a T-Shirt. I wonder if we could go down to Kinkos and have them do that. I promise I'll wear it at Comic-Con. Girl Scout's honor.

Jim Smith said...

To michelle: You got it sugar lips.

Chloe Cumming said...

Oh, treasure! I'm glad I decided to visit today.

Thanks Jim. I still get magic feelings about Ren and Stimpy sometimes. It's like looking back at the future or something.

Charlie J. said...

yay, you're back!

The last three posts blew me away. Nice to see youre left wing.

Kali Fontecchio said...

I love the drawing and the painting- it kills me!!!!!

ryan said...

AWESOME

Arschblog said...

Thanks that you upload this! I love this drawing, it's full of action and cuteness!!!

Hammerson said...

What a fantastic drawing!! I agree with Michelle, it's even better than finished painting. The action is more clear and easier to understand in your sketch. And that expression on the face of Stimpy's ancestor is priceless!
Do you have any other "Big House Blues" rarities and sketches? It remains one of my favorite Ren & Stimpy episodes.

Jim Smith said...

To hammerson: I think I have some more of that stuff. I will look. Thanks for the kind feedback.

david gemmill said...

this is awesome! great great great

katzenjammer studios said...

Haha, roughs always have so much live in 'em. Hey Jim, do you animate much? I'd love to see some monumental Smith pencil tests or something.

Jenny said...

Jim, I get the same feeling as Chloe there re: R&S sometimes...for instance: the other day Jeff Pidgeon posted a photo of that old Stimpy "spitting" squeeze toy and it made me flash back to the day I first saw that damn toy(and bought it)in that store downstairs in the Galleria, Cartoon Junction or whatever. I told Jeff I was SO thrilled to see YOUR characters being...sold...in real honest-to-God plastic! In a retail store! Amazing. Weird! Wild! Kids today can't imagine how strange it was to see those designs popularized. Now it's all taken for granted.

And this drawing or yourn is masterful, of course. Even better than a toy. Beautiful.

max said...

I thought Bob Camp did the final painting of this drawing.

Shawn said...

Very good!!!

The drawings in the pilot are my favorite...I hope you post more!

Duck Dodgers said...

Can you post drawings from the unfinished "Jimmy's Big Date"?

CaveMatt said...

One of my favourite Ren and Stimpy gags! Hey Jim are you gonna be at the San Diego Comic Con?

spleenal said...

Yeah, I read your complete profile. not exactly complete is it.
What's your favorite book?
What's your favorite cheese?
Actually I don't care. just keep sticking drawings up on this thing.

ted said...

that is pure gold! more please!

Jim Smith said...

To cavematt: Yes, we have a de-luxe extra double wide booth right next to the ladies room this year. Hope a tornado doesn't wipe us out.

Jim Smith said...

To spleenal: My favorite cheese is toe-cheese and my favorite book is my Woody Woodpecker coloring book. Thanks for asking.

Jim Smith said...

To katzenjammer: I animated some of the pilot episode and all of the Chestacles animatic except for the Frank Forte scenes. I'll post some of the roughs. I have none of the Ren & Stimpy stuff. I animated the scene of them shivering in the rain and the dog catcher in his truck scene.

Jim Smith said...

To duckdodgers: I have some of those somewhere, and a few are in the first sketchbook, Lonely are the Naked. We did a couple of storyboards on Jimmy but I don't know where they are. I will post whatever I can find.

Duck Dodgers said...

Thank you very much Jim.

Why that short was not finished or released? From what I know it sounds like a funny story....

James Sugrue said...

Hey thanks for putting this up. I love seeing behind the scenes stuff of Ren and Stimpy. I linked you to me blog, if that's ok. Keep up the good work, man.

jimgrue.blogspot.com

Jorge Garrido said...

Hey, Jim I saw the cartoon that this is from today for the first item, and I gotta say, the original drawing is much better than the painting in the cartoon.

Do you have any other anecdotes or cool things about that first episode?

Jim Smith said...

To jorge: Glad you liked it. I can't think of any right off but if you have a specific question it might jog the memory.

Bev said...

Hi Jim I was trying to track you down re Al Givens.Do I have the right Jim Smith?