Deadly are the Naked

    (Asylum, 2005)
™ and © Asylum Press

Ren and Stimpy co-creator Jim Smith’s sketchbook brims with kinetic energy. No one stands around in this book when they could be running, flying, swinging, lunging, or convulsing instead. In addition to Ren and Stimpy, this densely-packed 64-page survey offers peaks at other lesser-known Smith creations like Chestaclese and The Ripping Friends. The artist’s signature blend of gestural exaggeration and retro-techno-kitsch gets a full representation. Several pages of color, some sequential art, and portraiture are also included.

— Leland Burrill

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