John K Presents: Spumco Comic Book Exclusive Preview!

IDW Publishing and Yoe Books are set to release John K Presents: Spumco Comic Book in June. The 160-page book reprints the original run of four Spümco Comic Book issues from the mid-90s, which were published by Marvel and Dark Horse. In addition, the book will include an unpublished 25-page story called “Jimmy the Drooling Numbskull in Nutty the Friendly Dump,” which is dedicated to Chuck Jones “for the decades of warmth he’s brought to lovers of cute cartoons everywhere.” The book features the drawings of John Kricfalusi, Jim Smith, Vincent Waller, and Mike Fontanelli, inking by Shane Glines, and stories by Rich Pursel.

IDW provided Cartoon Brew with an exclusive preview of the book including a couple pages from the never-before-published “Nutty” story. Pre-order on Amazon for $22.98.


  • CG_Animator

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  • JeanbearTheImmasculator

    Those comics were inconveniently huge. The couple I have were cool though. But still too big.

    • Roberto González

      I liked the huge size. I’ve seen huger comics actually.

  • Roberto Severino

    Yeah. I apologize for getting off topic in the beginning of my comment, but it seemed relevant at the time to bring up because I thought John must have had some active involvement with this too, which would have made sense. Those pesky deadlines….

    Anything that Craig Yoe is involved with ought to be excellent though.

  • Bob

    The absolute worst Chuck Jones short will always be better than John K’s best.

    • Roberto Severino

      I honestly wouldn’t go that far to say that, but John’s very best work was helped quite a lot by group collaboration with tons of excellent artists like Vincent Waller, Bob Camp, Jim Smith and many others, regardless of what people have to say about John behind the scenes. These Spumco comic books aren’t an exception to that rule and that’s one of the reasons why I’m so excited about this.

    • http://twitter.com/BeamishKinowerk Beamish Kinowerks

      Kricfalusi never made anything as incompetent and utterly devoid of value as THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH.

      • Bob

        The Phantom Tollbooth is NOT a “Short”

  • It’s Come To This

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  • http://robnonstop.com/ Robnonstop

    Is “Chuck Jone” without s on purpose?

  • Eric

    So who is this “Chuck Jone” to whom the comic says it is dedicated? I tried a Google search but it auto-corrects to Chuck Jones.