Tag: John Kricfalusi

Album cover of the week: Era Vulgaris

Album cover of the week: Era Vulgaris

Album Cover of the Week, Music
In addition to being a pretty kickass album and major return to form for Queens of the Stone Age after the disappointing Lullabies to Paralyze, Era Vulgaris features some of the coolest cover art and packaging of recent times.  Check it out: These are but two of the characters created for Era Vulgaris - Patchy the Pirate and Bulby.  Designed by Jason Noto and Doug Cunningham of Morning Breath Inc., they were part of a relatively elaborate (for QOTSA anyway) marketing campaign leading up to the record's release in June 2007.  That campaign included some short promotional videos as well.  Here's Bulby explaining just how the QOTSA magic works: And here's Bulby's big day, the photo shoot for the Era Vulgaris album cover. Come to think of it, Bulby sounds like a cross betw
Note to John Kricfalusi: Enough already

Note to John Kricfalusi: Enough already

People, Rants
There was a time when I saw the name John K. and knew I was about to witness high-quality entertainment. For those who don't know him (or have forgotten), John K. introduced the world to the world of The Ren & Stimpy Show in August 1991. The first season of R&S is still revered by many animation fans as one of the finest ever for any cartoon. When it debuted it was seen by fans (if not by critics) as imaginative, frenetic, and the perfect antidote to a world of bland, predictable animation. But that magic didn't last long. By the time the decent (albeit uneven) second season started there were already huge delays (as long as one month between new episodes) and reports of friction between John K. and his bosses at Nickelodeon. Prior to the start of the third season in 1993, Kricf...