Thursday, June 11, 2009

DO YOU HAVE THE LATEST JIM SMITH SKETCHBOOK?


I feel like such an idiot! Jim had a new sketchbook out and I didn't realize it until I saw a copy of it at the House of Secrets comic store in Burbank. My review: It's a winner! If you're an artist it's a must have!


I don't know how Jim does it. He's the only cartoonist I know who can make perspective (above) funny.



For Jim perspective isn't just a tool that adds volume and drama, it's a major part of the joke. Perspective is an attribute that his characters have, like red hair or a big nose. Sometimes you get the feeling that they're embarrassed to have all those lumps and angles.



Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to be Jim Smith, and see the world through eyes attuned to perspective.



Even a walk down the street (above) would be interesting.



Jim looks at his shoes.



Well, back to the world of flat. If you want to see more of Jim Smith's world, go to his blog and buy his book. It's on my links in the sidebar.








10 comments:

Jenny Lerew said...

Jeem has always drawn so beautifully. Plays like a madman too. And he was always the nicest Spumco man(I don't count John-he was always somewhere else anyway).: )

mike f. said...

My hero!

Kali Fontecchio said...

One of the all-time MUSTS! Yes!

ElVez said...

Are you talking perspective or foreshortening, Eddie? I can't quite wrap my eyeballs around what you mean, if you do mean perspective. Would you diagram it for us?

Sean Wiig said...

He's too good. So solid. Gotta get that sometime.

Trevor Thompson said...

Jim is the man!

thomas said...

Foreshortening is a drawing of an object in perspective.

Anonymous said...

TWOOOOO PIECES OF CANDAAAAAY

Jim Smith said...

Thanks Uncle Eddie, cousin Jim here. Glad to see the books on you blog and thanks to all for the good words. The Chestaclese comic is assembled and 6 pages (of 12) are ready for print, and the theme song for the TV show which is being pitched all up in the WB is done with lead vocals by Steve "Sugar Larynx" Worth. The music on the animatic was only for a rough pitch dealy thingy, ma-jig.

Jim Smith said...

photo #3 looks like girl legs! Thanks for the sour persimmons cousin!