Thursday, 27 October 2011
John K. Couch Gag (Simpsons)
Check out John K.'s animation for the Simpsons opening couch sequence. John K. is the creator of 'Ren and Stimpy' and has a very crazy style of animating, and works with some bizarre and even morbid concepts. This is the reason I like him. He claimed that with this animation he wanted to completely move away from the rigid style of the Simpsons, and this resulted in a wacky almost surreal approach. Some of the subject matter is also very crude, e.g the way that Homer commands his wife to bring him a beer, reflective of feminist issues in earlier decades, and also how Homer ejects his brain resulting in him becoming slow and mentally impaired. This is clearly a very strange and daring approach being used by the well-loved 'Simpsons' series, which is the reason the animation is so exciting.