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LAist Interview: John K. creator of "Ren & Stimpy"

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John Kricfalusi's last name is hard to spell. You may have heard of John K. because he created two cartoon characters that revolutionized the american idea of what a cartoon can be. Ren and Stimpy were raunchy, shocking, sadistic, and hilarious as hell.

SInce then, John K. has started Spumco, made more fabulous cartoons, and sat down with LAist to answer a few silly questions:

Does being a cartoonist help your luck with the ladies? Does it hurt your luck? ect...
It helps with cartoonist girls sometimes.

What kind of music do you like? Who is in your CD player right now? Do you have a favorite rapper?
Jim Reeves is in my car CD player. The Beatles are on my record player. I like lots and lots of real music. My favorite rappers are the dead ones.

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Do you have any tattoos? What are they, and from where did you get them? or would you consider tattooing as a hobbie?
No, I am unmarred except for some acne scars.

Have you ever considered Lasik eye surgery? (i had it done, it was mellow)
I've thought about it but heard that while they fix your distance vision, they ruin your close up vision.

Your blog is cool. It seems like you relish in helping aspiring cartoonists, with tips, contests, ect. Why would you say you blog?
Thanks. Read my post today. I'm wondering why I do it, myself.

How would you describe Los Angeles to someone who's never been there?
Mostly nice weather. Great flea markets. A great place if you like to collect rare shit like old toys, music, movies, TV shows etc. Ugly architecture. Dirty and stinky.

Do you smoke pot, drink booze, or pop pills? what do you do to party?
I drink beer and party and dance sort of.

Have you ever dated any celebrities?
April March.

What final words do you want to say to's readers?
I don't know enough about what LAist hi.