Thursday, September 11, 2008

Mike Fontanelli's Latest Gifts





Wait'll you see what you can get arrested for these days.
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2008/0911081baggy1.html


And here are some gifts from me. I came across these gorgeous cels in my research for 80s animation.





31 comments:

Whit said...

The New Kids on the Block recently reunited for their middle age decrepitude tour.

perspex said...

those cels, are those stuff you worked on?

Chris Rank said...

Please tell me this is sarcasm:
"And here are some gifts from me. I came across these gorgeous cels in my research for 80s animation."

Ryan Cole said...

Ah, the 80's. Where everything looks and feels like it were over 18 years old.

Don't quote me on that.

trevor said...

Nice, finally! and yuck.

- trevor.

Mattieshoe said...

about time that was illegalized.

Wonkey the Monkey said...

Too bad you can't be arrested for lumpypants.

El leo said...

Hi john! i'm practicing with some human expressions and digital inking.i know it isn't the best work around here, but i wanted to shared it with you, maybe some observations, be hard, please. my name is leo, from venezuela, check this illustration i made yesterday for a party

http://www.flickr.com/photos/leonardogonzalez/2851407498/sizes/o/

and some details: http://www.flickr.com/photos/leonardogonzalez/2850567547/sizes/o/in/photostream/

and here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/leonardogonzalez/2850566281/sizes/o/in/photostream/

i used this as reference for the astronauts...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/leifpeng/243822023/in/set-72157594277591720/

i'm practicing this digital inking on illustrator, but my home pc is freaking slowly, so the wacom makes some mistakes and sometimes the lines aren't too smooth.. for the background i tryied to use neutral, complex colors, to make the characters pop up from the illo.

well, i had some time without checking your blog, now i gotta do the homework and keep drawing.

thanks soooooooooooo much

btw. my email is lasangredecristotienepoder@yahoo.com
(tricky, isnt'it? =)or ilustreishon@gmail.com


leo.

Sarcastro said...

Is the Pope pleading with Rambo for his life?

Sven Hoek said...

There's a great new TV channel that plays music all day, its called MTV,

its totally awesome.

Attlantic said...

Look what the cat drag in!
nice to see you here :D

i want to know if you have those sexy drawing girls doing perv stuff, i mean... WE WANT TO SEE PORN FROM YOU!!!

Michael Turek said...

those cels ain't so hot

Mark said...

The Rambo cartoon I'd forgotten all about that, now I want to again.

Rudy Tenebre, esteemed secretary. said...

Rambo with a Lama or the Pope!

Damn, your toys fill me with terror.

(Hey, please do a cartoon wit that beautiful old unrefined, molten glass plate effect for underwater scenes like the one they used in Hare Ribbin', would'ja... Yep, I don' wanna see anymore Flash, I wanna see the dirt on the glass pressure-plate from photography, watch a speck travel some frames, and see more dirt on the multiplane element. Because it's there, like the needle in the blank groove... I'm in no position to make requests but I'm making a request...)

Nate said...

"Your [sic] a cracker and ain't got shit better to do."

Oh if I had a nickel...

Rated-R said...

Those are some great Rambo hands in the second Rambo cell.

HemlockMan said...

Failed comic book artists have to have SOME place to work!

Ione said...

I'm less offended by baggy pants than the only people who were arrested for it are black.

White boys wear their pants really baggy too.

Sam said...

Wow that law is retarded. Is it even real?

introvert said...

You are doing the animation community a fine service by buying up those 80's cells.

This way, no-one else can get the chance to buy one and mistake it for something good looking.

Adam T said...

So the state of Florida decides that it can arrest guys for wearing saggy pants. I hope there's a retaliation and puffy pleated pants get banned next.

Dan C said...

This is a great example of nickel-and-diming - the government enforcing all these little bullshit laws in order to get their hands on our money to pay back all the debt they've incurred thanks to their financial mismanagement!

k.dubb said...

haha.. how much you think those cells would sell for on ebay?

hey John, i was wondering if you could do a post on producers. i just did a new post on my blog about some of my favorite shorts, and i've noticed since i was a kid that a lot of my favorite classic cartoons were produced by Fred Quimby.

word up!

Zorrilla said...

That's unfair. How come they arrested those kids for wearing their pants a little low, but Rambo gets to walk around with no shirt on?

Mattieshoe said...

On the subject of bad 80s saturday morning cartoon art, I'd just love to see you're take on this.

And I thought those days had come to a close.

cartoonjoe said...

Well...at least you guys won't have any excuse to fall back on the old "minstrel" look when you draw black men, now...

Pete Emslie said...

Gosh, those New Kids on the Block, with their bright coloured clothes and dynamic poses are just so...so....ICONIC!

But seriously, what I find particularly galling is the cookie-cutter approach that makes them practically indistinguishable from each other due to the complete lack of any caricature and striving for individual likeness. It makes me yearn for that better era of TV cartoons from the 60s where The Beatles were so delightfully caricatured in a simple, very stylized cartoon fashion, resulting in each one of The Fab Four being instantly recognizable. Though the animation on that series was admittedly a little awkward, it was just nice to see that celebs could be really caricatured back then instead of being portrayed as the bland nonentities of today's animated mediocrities.

Joel Bryan said...

I'd hate this Rambo and New Kids on the Block stuff if only it managed to scrounge up enough aesthetic quality to make me care about it.

Daryl T said...

Dear John K,

I realise that you are very busy but I was just wondering if you will be able to answer my questions sent in my previous e-mail.



Thank you for your time.



Best Regards,



Daryl-Rhys Taylor

ZackWallenfang.com said...

In regards to kids getting arrested for wearing baggy pants, it's about damned time, I say! I swear I get stupider every time I'm exposed to it.

Also, I'd like to see you draw the second guy on the top row of mugshots.

kenn said...

If you watch the history channel, the show about drug laws you'd learn that the first drug laws made for african americans. That law is stupid. Why don't they arrest drug dealers. ??