1 July 2011 | brucetwo
Looks Like a Big Ripoff of Kim Deitch!
The visual style of this cartoon is a COMPLETE rip-off of 1960s-1980s underground comic artist KIM DEITCH. Is he credited anywhere? Look at his artwork and his plots and you'll see what I mean. Many of the same characters as this show are in his work--or pretty similar ones.
Check out this YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfqCgf8867c You'll see what I mean.
Deitch is/was a contemporary of R. Crumb, Zap Comics and all the SanFrancisco-engendered underground comic book artists of that era, though his work seemed to have more an east-coast NYC lower-east-side of Manhattan subject or vibe a lot of the time. I could not find any allusion to Deitch on this "U-As" IMDb entry, and when I watched the show--on Comedy Central I think--the credits went by too fast to tell.
By the way Deitch was affiliated with animation artist Sally Cruikshank at one time.