Posted on May 29 2012
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Canadian-born animator JOHN K. has a definitively warped visual style and sense of humor that matches the intensity of his opinions against most modern and animation techniques. Though his main influences are classic animators like Bob Clampett and Tex Avery, his visual style is more in keeping with Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. In the early ‘80s, he worked as a hack animator drawing remakes of cartoons like The Jetsons for Filmation studios.
Ralph Bakshi took him under his wing to work on The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse, where he got to inject a little of his trademark sick humor. The next year he founded the production company Spumco and began work on his magnum opus: Ren & Stimpy. Using strange still images, jarring character inconsistencies, and ridiculously
rude sound effects, Ren & Stimpy became an early ‘90s cartoon phenomenon. In 2003, Spike TV (the new TNN) broadcast a Ren & Stimpy revival series.