Thursday, November 3, 2011

Extra Credit - Bob Camp

Bob Camp is a comic book artist, illustrator, and animator who is most well-known and revered for his work on The Ren and Stimpy show. I can't begin to say how influential this guy's work has been on me and I only just recently learned who he was. I watched Ren and Stimpy as a kid and I remember liking it, though it disturbed me at the same time. I forgot about it for a while and then rediscovered it a few years ago. The wit and slapstick-deadpan humor sort of blew my mind. It is probably due to this guy (and the writers of the show) that I have such a messed up sense of humor. Camp has a real knack for character design. All of his characters -- the faces, the body shapes, and poses, are so wonderfully expressive. They convey a sort of manic, somewhat horrifying mood full of life death and wild movement. I strongly recommend checking this guy out.

1 comment:

  1. I was banned from watching Ren and Stimpy when I was little. Now that I am older I understand why. lol A lot of the jokes and images were for "adults". Even censored it still pushed the limits.