You my Parkside bitch!
Awwwwsome work my man!
I pissed in the ink when you weren't look'n...(heh heh) :^)
"makes it a scratch 'n sniff for the kids!"
wanna get one of these at the show fri!...... (insert "gay" smiley face craptoid at the end)
Whoah Nellie! Look at all these comments.
I'm a big fan of the retro style and Jim Flora's work has always been among my faves. His style popped into my head because this show is a two-night split bill.
The bitchin' camaro is on loan from one of my 'patrons.'
It was apleasure seeing this print come out! The "flatstock" really makes the gloss outline on the figures pop! Lil Tuffy is a solid printer and gettin better every day!
Dirty Donny & I give the full on mega props!
PS. is that your bitch'b camero i always see you in?.....DD
UPA was the shit! I loved that stuff. When ever I draw someone with a plaid shirt, and the pattern doesn't conform to the person's body, that's a nod to them(I believe I saw that in a Mr. Magoo short).
The "Spice Girls" shirt makes me giggle.
For those who are into this style, check this out: http://www.genedeitch.com/2.html
Looks like a must-buy book to me.
For those who don't know Gene Deitch was in the UPA animation studios in their heyday...I think the covers on that page were done before he started at UPA though. He went on to run the Terrytoons studio for a short period (he introduced Tom Terrific during this period) and eventually ended up moving to the Prague doing animated versions of children's books, the occasional original story and even a few Tom & Jerry cartoons (the Czechs didn't quite get the Tom & Jerry humor so these ended up being some of the absolute worst Tom & Jerry cartoons made). This guy has led an interesting life...
You can find more about his life here: http://genedeitch.awn.com/
I know...way more than you wanted to know...
It's Toot Whistle Plunk & Boom - I can't believe you just mentioned that...the poster I'm working on now totally rips off that cartoon!
That cartoon was (I believe) the first animated film in CinemaScope. It really wasn't that "Fresh" at the time - it was Disney ripping off the UPA animation style.
That style is awesome. I remember seeing a filmstrip in music class in elementary school called "Boom, Whistle, Plunk, Thud" or something like that. It was totally in that style. i wonder if he was involved or if it was some sort of homage. Anyone else remember this?
this is actually a rather twisted parody of a specific flora cover for a jazz combo called sauter-finnegan back in the fifties. they were pretty interesting band in a duke ellington meets spike jones sort of way, if you can figure it.