The all-time greatest TV cartoon's psychotic saga!
In the 1990s animation boom, The Ren & Stimpy Show stood supreme. Animation's most talented and disturbed artists created an entity for the Nickelodeon cable network that pulled the art form out of a 25-year rut. The world has never been quite the same since, and we're eternally grateful!
Now you too can join the rollercoaster ride that is the fascinating, insane real-life story of art, money, and ego that gave birth to Ren Höek and Stimpson J. Cat. History Eraser Buttons need not apply. No stone has been unturned, no magic nose goblin unpicked, in this extensively detailed history of the show that defined a generation and changed an entire medium.
Fully revised and bursting with new information, interviews, and illustrations, it's everything you wanted to know about Ren & Stimpy—but were afraid to ask!
"A compelling cautionary tale of rags to riches success in Hollywood. Thad Komorowski's book documents the entire story behind Nickelodeon's first cartoon hit, The Ren & Stimpy Show, utilizing extensive interviews with the program's key players, justifying the show's important role in the recent history of animation. A great read." — Jerry Beck, animation historian and author, proprietor of CartoonResearch.com
"Animation is a collaborative art form. When inspiration and enthusiasm are ignited among a group of gifted men and women, the results redefine the medium and hold audiences enthralled. In Sick Little Monkeys, Thad Komorowski explores the genesis of Nickelodeon's groundbreaking Ren & Stimpy Show and details how the talents, passions, and united vision of a once in a lifetime gathering of artists created, and ultimately ended, a cartoon classic." — Paul Dini, animation and comic book writer, author of Dark Night: A True Batman Story