So John K is upset. He's hinted at his retirement (from virtually no work), and he's privatized his blog -- the very blog around which a massive cult had formed. Where will all those followers go? And what made him snap and hit his own History Eraser Button?
The last time we saw John K he was making that practice pitch at Comic-Con for "John K Presents," his proposed Adult Swim series. Not every cartoon he makes is good and I've wanted another thing on par with "Stimpy's Invention" for some time now. I don't want another Adult Party Cartoon, or Ripping Friends, or whatever He-Hog is, I just want another cartoon as funny as "Stimpy's Invention." BEFORE he dies would be preferable.The cartoon he pitched here was, surprisingly, hilarious enough to pull that off.
I was still laughing about it hours after I'd watched it. "EEEEAT YOUR FACE!!!" could easily be the next tossed-around quote, like "Happy Happy, Joy Joy" or the Log song.
But I guess he didn't get it because now he's pretty sore. Thing is, I think if anybody other than John K had made a pitch like that, they would have been greenlighted right away. But it was him, and AS likely knows how well he works with others.
I wouldn't trade places with John K right now for the world. I think losing the Adult Swim pitch has finally made him realize how deep he's dug himself into a black ditch, and that he could make the most brilliant cartoon idea ever tomorrow, but no one would buy it, because he's John K.
I feel sorry for him, in spite of everything. He's in a position nobody wants to be in. The years are still ticking away and he now knows he will never achieve his dreams. Ever. A blow like that would make anybody bitter. It's such a shame and it's such a waste -- he's got amazing talent, yet it's stuck in that infantile body.
However this doesn't mean he realizes it's his fault. In John's mind, he will always be perfect and free of blemishes. John will always think the world didn't embrace him because the world is stupider than him, not because of his behavior.
It is ALSO within John's character to start pulling a Brett Favre. I wouldn't be surprised if he announces he's back, finds no work, throws a fit and retires again, gets bored, comes back, finds no work, throws a fit and retires again, gets bored, infinity. If you see it happen, remember, you read it here first and I called it.
But just in case John K's blog never comes back, I saved the Google cache this morning before that disappeared too. Behold the final moments of John K. Stuff:[link]
So many images. John loves his gratuitous images. The folder weighed 13 MB.