Thursday, August 11, 2005

Hollywood by John...2






Katie posted some John K caricatures over at her site www.funnycute.blogspot.com She also divulged some truly priceless information gleaned from our caricature theory night with Mr. Kricfalusi, information that I pleaded with her not to share so as that we could hog it all for ourselves. Being the kind person she is however, she not only shared the drawings and info but conned me into doing the same. Now I'm not nearly as eloquent in my writings as Ms Katie so I'll just post the drawings and let them speak for themselves. I will share one little tip though....Star magazine. Enjoy...

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, amazing volume in these. Seems like most caricaturists these days fall back on generic exaggeration and flat angular style and here comes John to blow everyone away with amazing construction and life-like volume. I'm a better person for seeing these. Thanks Fred and Katie for sharing! I can't believe there isn't a book on John and his art, hell several books! Maybe one day... -Chris

Anonymous said...

Meh - I truly don't understand how people continue to worship at the altar of John K.

His best work is clearly behind him, and there's not much of it, frankly.

So he mocks easy targets, and is clearly obsessed with Paris Hilton. That makes him as unique as.... everyone else.

Chris said...

Hey anonymous, after reading your post I've decided your best thoughts are clearly behind you.

Have you seen the APC Ren and Stimpy episodes? They are a million miles beyond anything done in animation today as far as story structure and acting. Definitely beyond his previous work!

I admire, or worship John as you put it, because I believe he stands for artistic integrity and innovation in an industry where those things don't exist anymore.

Your post has no critical analysis of the drawings and you speak as though you have a personal distaste for John that overshadows the drawings posted here. If thats the case you should keep these misinformed opinions confined to your diary or offer up some real reasons why you think these drawings aren't that great!
-Chris

Chad Coyle said...

I really don't get how people can look at drawings like these and still come back with the same old bs.

Thanks very much for posting them Fred! Your Disney caricatures are looking really good too. I suck at painting so I'm afraid I can't help- but I'll bet you'll get it soon.

Chris said...

You're right Chad, it's always the same argument with some people. I'm kind of sorry I fell for it. Thanks again Fred for posting these and sorry for trailing off topic! And keep painting! -Chris

Anonymous said...

controvery over John K? Who'd have thunk it? Your blog has now officially made it.

Great drawings by you and John. Thanks for sharing.

Process Junkie said...

These are so-so, on the mediocre side really, Gable's being the best of the bunch (assuming that's Gable) but honestly, there's nothing amazing about them, two of the most important aspects of good caricature is to satirize, by either humanizing or de-humanizing the subject and to convey essence of subject's character, through exaggeration and/or stylization, these accomplish neither. True John K is a good animator but that doesn't make him a good caricaturist, or even a decent one.

-Alberto

johnk said...

>> two of the most important aspects of good caricature is to satirize, by either humanizing or de-humanizing the subject and to convey essence of subject's character

is that how hippies do caricatures?

Process Junkie said...

I don't know, I'm not a flower child. You do what you want, ultimately and ideally we do what we do to please ourselves so if you're happy with them things, who gives a shit what I have to say, only you know what the purpose of these excercises is, I still think their mediocre.

-Alberto

max W said...

I like these, but I have to say they did not strike me as much as the ones Katie Rice posted over at her blog. I saw those first, and they really blew me away! Normally I don't care much for caricatures because they are repetitive, uncreative and predictable, but John's strike me as very different and hilarious, not to mention they actually have character. Like I said, go check out Katie Rice's blog for other charicatures from John that I personally like more than these.

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