Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Cats with Cigars




These doodles were all done at different times but I just noticed a recurring theme.

22 comments:

Bruce said...

I really love the first one: it's cute and funny at the same time.

katzenjammer studios said...

i love the fat one in the middle. i guess i'm just a sucker for one suspender jeans. awesome doodles, will, keep posting more of your sketches! - chris

Michael J. Ruocco said...

I love it when you post your quick sketches up! They're so appealing (& funny, to boot!). I've noticed that you like drawing cartoons with big bulbous noses, I like that.

Did you happen to see Michael Sporn's scans of Milt Kahl's King Louie animation from Jungle Book? They're worth checking out.

Uncle Phil said...

cats are the biggest tobacco fiends. nice ones will.

David Nethery said...

But , Will, think of the children ... those smoking cats are a "bad influence".

;)

Those are great . Thanks.

Max Ward said...

These are great drawings, that second one is amazing

Will Finn said...

thanks for the nice words everyone. i have no idea why this theme keeps cropping up in my sketchfiles.

mike thanks for directing me to the king louie post. i have a couple of old xeroxes but not all the keys that michael sporn has up.

max are you going to AiP now?

Joey Chou said...

love the first one. danny devito would be a great voice for it

perkypickle said...

ah, i could go fer a good see-gar!

Whit said...

Cigars make great character props. Today smoking must always be depicted as a heinous thing, according to the media police.

Arschblog said...

The cats are sooo cute, especially the first one!!!

Mike Nassar said...

the recurring theme must be bad ass line work of cats with self confidence and a lil' bit of know how!




.....and stogies.

amir avni said...

Your cats rule, Will!

Kali Fontecchio said...

These are some cool drawings! I like them very much!

I saw you walk in late to Goonland with your kiddie! I hope he enjoyed all that old stuff!

Will Finn said...

Kali,
My son loved GOONLAND but his favorite was the wartime Terrytoon. Too bad we got there late and and had to leave early...

glad you like the kats....

CigarAdvisor said...

Will,
Nice work. Would like to feature one of your drawings on CigarAdvisor.

~Gary

Lena said...

Greetings!Hot are you doing!I liked your figures!Beautiful style.Lena.Moscow.

pappy d said...

As Freud said, "Sometimes a cigar is just a cartoon prop."

More transgressive art!

Weirdo said...

The second cat is my favorite. There should be animated shorts about him.

Mike said...

Hi Will,

It's been a long long time.

I continue to follow your career with great interest. Congratulations, again, on all your accomplishments. Are you--have you--been involved with the "Enchanted" film?

Your Old Friend,
Mike (Wyckoff)

ps--What ever happened to Tony, I wonder?

Will Finn said...

"Weirdo" , if only Pat Butram were still alive, he could do the voice....

Mike--
Am I glad to see you here! great to hear from you.
Alas i did not animate on ENCHANTED, (the animation director and the live action director are both old friends of mine though.) I was stationed at Dreamworks during that production and am currently storyboarding at a new company called IMAGI.
Where and how are you these days ?(and whatever did become of Tony?) None of my family lives in Auburn any more and i rarely get out of CA. You were living in Utah (or Ariz) last time we checked in...?

Mike said...

Will,

I lost track of you after "Home On the Range" (what a smile I had upon seeing you directed) -- and have been wondering what would be next for you as things have changed, over time, for animation. I found your blog, here, as I was trying to see if you were in the "Enchanted" production (sad to read, from your reply post, that you were not used there, and, their loss indeed).

Excellent that you have made yourself available, in this blog, to people interested in animation. Great opportunity for them to benefit from your talent, insight, and experience.

Loved seeing you in the bonus material on my "Alladin" DVD -- what a treat! Complete with a sketch reproduction by you of Iago! Placed it with the original, or two, I still have from back-in-the-day.

I haven't completed looking all the way through your blog, but am enjoying it. Loved your analysis on Schulz; made me think of our conversations on him, and on strips generally.

I'm still in Tempe (Phoenix-Metro area). In good health (as far as I can tell or know). Happier than I have ever been, in the best period of my life.

In enduring, warm, yet distant, friendship,
Mike