Friday, February 26, 2010

Spumco


Presentation art from 1980s, including the Predator, which originally appeared as another character in a Beany & Cecil episode.

15 comments:

RooniMan said...

He-Hog sucking on a bad guys head is too funny for words.

Pat Desilets said...

The bottom one is seriously just too awesome *head explodes*

chrisallison said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA this presentation art is really the best. looks so great. who colored this old stuff? was it with markers?

hope you're doing well, jim!

Jim Smith said...

Thanks Chris, how about that Cal State Fullerton basketball team?
Bob Camp painted the bottom piece. Notice the Peter Lorre character - he's been in the line-up before and is back for another tasting. The top left is mine and the rest is John K, with Lynne Naylor. Bob used acrylic I believe. I used prismacolor pencil and ink. John used pencil and marker if memory serves.
One of He-Hogs superpowers is super taste-ocity - the ablilty to taste even the faintest flavors.

Jim Smith said...

PS: The He-Hog in the upper center is a cel painting, something you young folks might not be familiar with.

Chris said...

This can still be seen on youtube.
He-Hog The Atomic Pig

Jim Smith said...

Thanks for the link Chris, the animatic has some good stuff, still holds up.

Jim Smith said...

Thanks also to whomever posted the Ripping Friends on Youtube.

Chris said...

Jim, you're welcome. He-Hog is fantastic. I think it's better than Ripping Friends (sorry). A helluva lot more bizarre, too.

I have the import DVD collection of the Ripping Friends entire series. Was Ripping Friends ever envisioned as a feature or was it always thought to be a series?

James said...

I always loved that drawing thats on the bottom.

Vincent Waller said...

Meeeemories.Great drawings.
i think the Bob piece wasd done in Cell Vinyl.

Jim Smith said...

I am not certain, but Ripping Friends was just another show idea that cold go feature or TV. We wanted to do a feature early on, then it became whatever the finance people agreed to. Most of the show ideas were like that, just give us money and we'll dance for you.
Thanks Vincent, that sounds right. Cel vinyl and acrylic are similar as far as I know.

aj said...
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aj said...

i like the Peter Lorre character

1914 said...

Hope you bring out "Furry are the naked" in book form, rather than just Kindle...
..or a complete Jim Smith art book with painted art, sketches etc.
Love your work.