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Pen & James

March 30th, 2011

Pen Ward and James Kochalka
Pen Ward and James Kochalka

If you’re wondering why the posts around here have been light this week, Vermont’s Comic Laureate, James Kochalka, is in town. We’ve been making the rounds with the Johnny Boo creator, trying to get sold a top-secret animation project. James did have time, though, to pop by Cartoon Network yesterday to spend some time with Pen.

– Eric

No New Title Card Today

March 18th, 2011

AAHHH! Let's Hide And Burn The House Down

Despite my earlier reports to the contrary, there’s no new Adventure Time episode Monday night. The next premiere, “Go with Me,” featuring Marceline and Princess Bubblegum, debuts Monday, March 28. It’s a good one and worth the wait. At least this gives me the opportunity to catch up on posting some more art from the past few cartoons.

– Eric

Don’t Miss “Death in Bloom” Two Days Ago

March 2nd, 2011

Sorry I missed posting Jesse Moynihan’s drawing promoting this past Monday’s episode, “Death in Bloom,” one of my favorites. If you didn’t catch it on Jesse’s blog (or even if you did), it’s now above. Jesse wrote:

I gotta say I’m real pleased with how this one turned out. Cole [Sanchez] and I were starting to hit our stride as a team, while simultaneously losing our minds! … It’s worth noting that the scene depicted above is based on a real thing my dad told me about when I was young. I hope it inspires kids to try it out themselves.

As an aside, you should all be checking the websites of the board artists, including Ako Castuera, Tom Herpich, and Rebecca Sugar. Besides getting glimpses of the Adventure Time production process, you’ll also find out what these folks work on when they’re not spending their ninety hours a week storyboarding.

– Eric

Tom’s “Guardians of Sunshine”

February 20th, 2011

Storyboard artist Tom Herpich’s promo drawing for “Guardians of Sunshine.” The episode was boarded by Tom and Ako Castuera. Watch it tomorrow night.

– Eric

Don’t Forget “The Real You” Tonight

February 14th, 2011

“The Real You,” storyboarded by Rebecca Sugar and Adam Muto, premieres tonight at 8:00 p.m. Rebecca’s art, above, was plucked from her blog:

“I walked around as you do, investigating the endless star,

and in my net, during the night, I woke up naked,

The only thing caught, a fish… trapped inside the wind.”

-Pablo Neruda

I pitched an early version of this episode’s climax where Finn recited this poem. I pitched it harder than I’ve ever pitched anything. Pen looked at me like I was out of my mind.

– Eric

“Her Parents,” Tonight at 8:00 p.m.

January 24th, 2011

Tom Herpich’s drawing promoting tonight’s episode, “Her Parents,” storyboarded by him and Ako Castuera. Says Tom:

Guest starring Henry Rollins and Laura Silverman as Lady Rainicorn’s parents, Bob and Ethel (if I remember right…) I can now say that Henry Rollins sang a song I wrote, but it’s the shortest dumbest song ever written, so, y’know. But still. Anyway, I woulda tried harder, but I thought originally it was gonna be sung in Korean, but then it wasn’t.

“Her Parents” debuts tonight at 8:00 p.m.

– Eric

“The Chamber of Frozen Blades” Reminder

January 17th, 2011

Storyboard artist Rebecca Sugar’s promotional art for tonight’s episode, “The Chamber of Frozen Blades,” boarded by her and Adam Muto.

– Eric

“The Other Tarts” Premieres Monday

December 31st, 2010

Tom Herpich’s promo drawing for the episode “The Other Tarts,” storyboarded by him and Ako Castuera. “The Other Tarts” premieres on Cartoon Network on Monday, January 3, 2011.


December 1st, 2010

by Nick Edwards

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December 1st, 2010

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