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Jon Kinyon

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Born 03/29/1962
Stanford, California, USA
Nationality American
Other names J. F. Kinyon
Jonny Kingston (pseudonym)
Occupation Filmmaker, Music Producer, Entrepreneur
Known for Creator of The Jimi Homeless Experience; Producer, Writer & Director of the film God Squad!; Founder/President of Hot Rod Condoms (condom brand).

Jon Kinyon (born March 29, 1962) is an American filmmaker, film editor, stop motion animator, music producer, song writer, parodist, webcomic creator/writer, and entrepreneur.

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Hot Rod Condoms

Jon Kinyon is the founder and president of Hot Rod Condoms, a U.S. condom brand which he launched in 1994.[1]

God Squad!

In 2002 he wrote, produced and directed God Squad!, a comedy film which parodied Christian Films and 1970s Buddy Cop Films. It featured cult film actress and former Penthouse Pet of the Year (1993) Julie Strain as well as actor Al Israel who is famous for his roles in Scarface, Carlito's Way and Body Double. After its premiere at the Academy Award accredited Los Angeles Film Festival the film went on to screen at Tromadance 2003, the Backseat Film Festival and several other U.S. film festivals. This film is included in the European version of "The Best of Tromadance" DVD.[2]

The Jimi Homeless Experience

Stop motion animation and webcomic

On March 6, 2008 he became the first "featured animator" on MyToons[3], a YouTube-styled website specifically geared for 2-D and 3-D animation, with a stop motion animation parody of Jimi Hendrix' key performance at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. The animated piece features a fictional character named Jimi Homeless who first appeared in a series of webcomics published as The Jimi Homeless Experience (webcomic). The webcomics are written by Jon Kinyon and drawn by an underground cartoonist known as Big Tasty.[4] The stop motion animation was a collaboration with Josh Curtis, the singer for the related band project, who molded the clay version of Jimi Homeless.[3]

Parody album

On August 23, 2007 he released a full length CD of parody songs he had written and produced, all inspired by the aforementioned comic. The first CD by The Jimi Homeless Experience was released on the exact day of the 40th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix' first album release Are You Experienced, his Are You Homeless? features "Weird Al" Yankovic-styled parodies of some of Hendrix' biggest hits.[4]

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