Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I swear it's almost finished

Page one of the first comic, just to tease. I have been working hard at delaying this comic book.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cartoon related crap for sale

Just a sample of the gigantic tidal wave of merch. coming your way.

I Can't get Enough of this stuff

20th century art

To put it in terms you can understand - this is the shiznit!

20th century art

Nuff said!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Marker study

Drawn from life. Being on the scene is always better than drawing from photos, there's the 3d stereo-scopic view that cannot be seen any other way. And the colors are more subtle with real lighting.

Concept sketch

Ripping Friends 1999.

Movie Star caricatures

Daniel-Day Lewis , Leonardo DiCaprio from Gangs of New York, and unknown babe 2004 - 5?

Napkin Art

From 1988 Beany and Cecil study on Bob's Big Boy napkin by John K. Note original Ketchup stains. More often than not dooldles on napkins have more energy and life than those done at work. Maybe because the artist is more relaxed and happy knowing food is on the way.

Movie praising

The job of a critic is to criticize. I am more of a movie compliment-er. My column finds good things to say about all your favorite and non-favorite movies.
"Inglorious Basterds" - except for the obvious typo in the title, is my favorite movie of the year, maybe for the last 10 years. Chock full of Tarantino goodies, this movie will be analyzed forever.
"Public Enemy" maybe my second favorite of the year. Johnny Depp rules as Dillinger to my surprise. He's done some cool shit but this is the best Depp. Great use of sound in the gunfights - very convincing.
"Extract" another gem from Mike Judge, maybe the best comedy director working.
That's all from the movie compliment-er, join me the next time I can afford to go to the movies.

Contrasting storyboard styles

Samurai Jack storyboard by Jim Smith 2001, Spiral Zone by Phil Norwood 1988. Phil is one of the most in demand board artists for animation and live action.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fall Previews

Sgt. George A. Liquor demonstrates his favorite weapons with R. Lee Ermey as the target.

Monday, September 21, 2009

21th century art

Japanese video game design, a giant casino in space. The entrance is through the ... (ahem) know.

. . . and more

Good-bye bumper and Firedogs layouts. $100 per or best offer.

More Cartoon Art Crap for sale

Bug House Blues layouts, 1990.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

I love Superheroes so much . . .

... that I need to make fun of them. These here cels are not really for sale, just wanted to show you how deep the hole goes. The top cel is a color model from the 1987 Mighty Mouse episode "Tree Weasels" (not the correct title) - The rest are color models from the "League of Super Rodents" a personal favorite, though this set is missing the fabulous "Cow" (voiced by Mike Petaki) who talked like George C. Scott in "Patton" and eventually became George liquor. Strange concept - a male cow AND a villain. Directed by John K. written by Jim Reardon?, storyboards and layouts by Bruce Timm, myself and others.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Cartoon Art for sale

From Stimpy's Inventions cel no bg. This one has a bid of $300.

Crap fror sale

This one here has been sold/

Cartoon Art for sale

Original art for back cover of Chestaclese sketchbook, 2006? marker on animation paper, $50.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Cartoon Art for sale

Western scene, marker on paper, 1983, "6 x "4 approx. $100 or best offer.

David P. Smith Corner

"If'n you count your chickens before they hatch, you'll never get chicken OR dumplin's."

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Cartoon Art for sale

Storyboards from "Two-Face Part II" xeroxes, 1992. No originals, I will sell the whole board (approx. 91 pages) for $75. Drawings by Jim Smith with help from Bruce Timm.

Cartoon Art for Sale

-SOLD Layout of Phil the Wise Guy SOLD- Animation drawings will be signed by Jim Smith and John K.from Big House Blues. Goodies for a good price. $300 or best offer for all 8 or will sell individually. All drawings are standard animation paper size.
I jumped the gun on the release for the art of Spumco. It will be out next year sometime. My ass was talking without my permission.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Cartoon Art for sale

Preliminary story sketches for "Two-Face" 1992, ink. $150 or best offer.

Cartoon Art for sale

Storyboard sketches and studies for Batman episode "Two-Face" 1992-93? $25-$50 per sketch. or $200 for whole set.

Cartoon Art for sale

This is a finished layout from a Beany&Cecil episode 1988. $100 or best offer.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cartoon Art for sale

These are all the Ripping Friends storyboards I have, and xeroxes only but will negotiate a fair price. There's much more art coming. From Stink Butt, (1999).
My e-mail is:

More art for sale

The cel is from Big House Blues. Please excuse the reflections. It is matted and framed so this is the best image possible. I really want to keep this but if the price is right... Sorry this one is sold I had to keep it in the family.
The Daffy is from the new Loony Tunes. The Petey Pate layout is from Mighty Mouse (1987).
The the color layout is from Bobby's Girl presentation, Bakshi (1988).

Cartoon Art for sale

Original background drawing for Boy who Cried Rat (Ren and Stimpy, 1991).

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Only the Finest

See previous post. Here is some more. Bg drawing of the Dog Pound, (Big House Blues).
Cigarettes the Cat, layout drawing from Weekend Pussy Hunt. 1994-5?
Ren Hoek from Big House Blues 1990.
The Fire Chief from Fire Dogs 1991.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Fine Animation Art

Ahoy, collectors and coniseurs? sp These are for sale and I will name some prices if you see one you like.
Image one is an animation drawing from the opening titles of "Troop Beverly Hills".
Image two is from Stimpy's Inventions". I may have the cel that goes with it but the bg is priced at whatever Steve Worth says, kinda like market value.
Image 3 is a bg from "Night of the Bat-Bat" !987 Mighty Mouse. Sorry no cel- it was a long shot of the Cow's lair. Fair price only. We're crazy with the heat!

Friday, September 04, 2009

Steve Mannion Comic Pages

Check out cartoonist Steve Mannion

It's like goin' back in time!
Jim Smith here, thank you Frank.