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Others might disagree, but I believe Son of Stimpy (or Stimpy’s First Fart) should be ranked with the finest holiday TV specials. Here’s a breakdown that explains how it came to be.
Irv Spence and Rod Scribner, both known for the unbridled energy of their animation, took a chance free-lancing their own “funny animal” stories for Happy Comics.
Jim Tyer began drawing stories for the St. John comics in 1948. Unlike the other freelancing animators, Tyer wrote his own stories, which often led to strange but humorous ideas.
In the 1940s, arguably the most prominent animator from Famous Studios to freelance on funny animal comics was Jim Tyer, at the time serving as head animator/de-facto director on Popeye cartoons.