John Kricfalusi on Influences

John K, creator of Ren and Stimpy and more has posted a lengthy overview on his theories of how most of today’s animation cartoonists and their shallow pool of influences could improve drastically if they could just accept their problem and explore a wider range of material to be inspired by. Acceptance is the first step. Go ahead, say it, “Hello, I am a cartoonist and my influences are anime, he-man, and the snorks, plus Disney.” Now you admit you have a problem, and you can work to solve it. John promises to also start adding visuals to illustrate the post over several days, since it is so massive.

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