Vincent Stall also know as “King Mini” is a one-man operation of awesome. Vincent has been producing his own brand of mini comics for years now, with an attention to presentation and detail that’s so fine. King Mini International has its global headquarters in Minneapolis, MN. Vincent also creates and hand-prints custom posters through his other venture, KMI Posters. Get into it!
Doug Lussenhop aka Doug G Pound aka Doug Poundstone is a triple threat, squared. Check out his awesome videos, tunes, radio show, animated gifs, comedy bombs and elementary school aged break-dancing at his website.
Doug is a friend and fellow animator/ editor at my job working on Tom Goes to the Mayor.
From his website bio:
Douggpound videod then made funny edits with 2 VHS decks in Downers Grove IL. In 1993 was cable access show for few years. Play bands in the 90s. Then songs edited together with Sound Edit 16. Heaven Gallery. Get bored with everything he try. Everytime success, never so good. Now he try new thing, comedy and cartoon animate der Tim and Eric. Douggpound be collaborating with TV SHERIFF so much.
Doug is also The Video Ape!
Esao Andrews is back with ten new paintings added to his site and the promise of a total site redesign coming soon in 2006. Keep checking back, as he’ll also be adding a news section and more.
Katie Rice is one of the many great cartoonists who worked during the most recent boom period of Spumco when they were making the Adult Party Cartoon (the new Ren and Stimpy episodes for Spike TV). I had the pleasure of hanging around the studio a bunch during the final months of that production, meeting her and the other artists, and even doing a few layouts for one episode. Katie was already on her second Spumco run, having been there a few years earlier as well working on some of the Flash productions John had going, such as Weekend Pussy Hunt.
Since Spumco has been in hibernation, Katie has moved on to work at the other cartoon studios in town, but continues her work with John K on a variety of projects, including a new music video for Weird Al. Katie also has been maintaining a blog full of great and fun drawings, mostly of the cute girl variety. She was most likely instrumental in convincing her mentor John in starting his own blog, which has become popular almost immediately.
Lastly, Katie also contributed pages of bizarrely cute and wild girls to the GO FOR THE GOLD! sketchbook that we put out late last year, and is still available to get here.
That’s Celia BullwinKEL not Celia BullwinKLE, by the way. I’d just like to point that out because Celia’s name is just one of many artist’s names that we have misspelled in our own books like the bumblers we are. For example, Kenichi Hoshine. We really messed his name up at least once. And man did we screw up Tom Herpich’s actual comics– twice!
But back to reason for this post– Celia Bullwinkel is one of several survivors of SVA’s animation program amongst the Meathaus (Chris McD, Becky Cloonan, and Thomas Herpich all at least spent some time in there too). She now animates in NYC on a bunch of projects and has recently updated her nice little website.
Dave Kiersh has been creating comics with teenage feelings since he was a teenager. All kinds of longing, rebellion, drug use, lust, boredom, and teenage love can be found in his mini comics and comics that have been published in larger collections recently such as NON, Kramer’s Ergot, and Top Shelf.
Dave also has published and edited his own anthology books such as Last Cry for Help, and often collaborates with west coast friend and kindred-comics-spirit, Souther Salazar.
Dave is one of the artists with sketchbook work in the Meathaus GO FOR THE GOLD anthology sketchbook, and is part of the Meathaus online team uploading comics to this very website. Look at Dave’s website for more drawings, comics, and his online collections of cover images from vintage teen novel covers and forgotten teen actors.
Spumco bigshot and Ren and Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi has started a blog, with the initial post being a sampling of some of the great caricatures that he cranks out based on the celebrity photos in gossip magazines. John goes beyond just posting the drawings, he explains his process in drawing them and what his decision making process and priorities are in the caricature process.
Naturally, John’s work attracts people with the finest taste in cartoons, so even a look into the comments section gets you links to Spumco fans with their own great work professional and otherwise, plus more comments from John.
John was one of a bunch of artists with sketchbook pages in the Meathaus GO FOR THE GOLD sketchbook anthology that came out last year, and is always available to buy here.