Thursday, April 30, 2009
Danko Jones is a Canadian trio that pumps out unabashed, dumb-assed, headbanging, 1981 guitar rock, very much in the David Lee Roth tradition. (Click the picture at left to buy their 2008 album, Never Too Loud.) This video for their song King of Magazines is just about the dirtiest thing you will ever seen, without it actually being dirty. Really, nothing even slightly x-rated happens here... But artist Dave Cooper has a way of making everything gloriously, hilariously obscene. He's a popular alternative comics artist who has created several graphic novels worth tracking down, you've seen his design work on Futurama (he had a big hand in the look of the Planet Express office) and he's a widely exhibited gallery artist. Here he brings his "mostly pillowy girls" to life in animated cartoon form, and sends them crashing and bouncing around town like a bunch of sexy little tornadoes. Is there any way we can we get this thing made into a Saturday morning cartoon?