Friday, February 15, 2008

Custom Job


New commission - Ripping Friends art.

17 comments:

carlo guillot said...

Hi Jim
I've just finished my own cartoon. It last just one minute, but it has a lot of work. Hope you like it.
I've shown it to John K and Auntie Eddie (yes, Fitzy, who else? hehe).
Well, it's right here.
www.carlocartun.blogspot.com
Leave any comment, or give me all the advices you want.
I'll really appreciate it

Weirdo said...

Excellent artwork. What were some of the specific influences for Ripping Friends? Any specific artist?

Josh "Just What the Doctor Ordered" Heisie said...

Yes sir that's me! I'm jealous of myself...

Come on folks, Jim deserves your money!

Jim Smith said...

Weirdo, my main influences were always Kirby and Frazetta. Lately I've been getting into Crawford, Blair and other children's book artists.
Josh, glad you like it. I sent along the preliminary sketches also.

Josh "Just What the Doctor Ordered" Heisie said...

I'll be the envy of the town.

Weirdo said...

I also see a lot of Wally Wood in some of the drawings you posted. Do you?

Jim Smith said...

I love the Wood man. It took me a while to catch up on that but now I marvel at the sheer virtuosity of the man. My friend Nick Cuti worked with Wally and always said what a genius he was. My head was so far up Kirby and Frazetta's asses I couldn't see much else. Tex Avery and Chuck Jones had my lips on their asses too.

Weirdo said...

What do you think of Jack Davis? I love his work at EC Comics.

Jim Smith said...

Jack Davis is anther great from the EC bunch. There are some animated TV commercials from the 80s? with Davis designs. Check out Bernie Kriegstein. He does any style and can paint like Golly Bob Howdy! Billy be jiggers!

Trevour said...

I just discovered Wally Wood was born in Menahga, MN - that's not far from me!

On a semi-related note Jim, I also found out Lubbock, TX and Fargo, ND (my nearest city) are in a flapjack war! Check it out here! It's been in the news nonstop around here.

Jim Smith said...

Trevour, that's an interesting bit of news. Of all the things to have war over. I'm sure it's all in good fun.

Josh "Just What the Doctor Ordered" Heisie said...

Darn and damn the postal system. I want this on my wall!

Vincent Waller said...

oh that is another wonderous drawing from the mind of Jim Smith.

Jim Smith said...

Thanks cousin Vincent. Sorry we missed you at the Annies, Heard you were in London.

Weirdo said...

Jim, have you seen my post on Jack Davis? I'd like to hear what you think of it.

Lindenbaum311 said...

I never really read into it. But why were the Ripping Friends taken off the Saturday morning block of cartoons on Fox?

Jim Smith said...

Linden, I don't really know, but John K. was dealing with the suits so he has a better idea on that. I was so burnt by then I didn't want to know. My guess is the same as on Ren & Stimpy - corporate indifference and animosity towards the creative side, which is rampant.