My strange, deeply unhealthy obsession with Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE Time yeilded a bunch of pieces this year.

Here they are in chronological order, more or less.

This is actually from Dec.27 of last year, but eh, it’s still close — I talk with Ryan North about the KaBOOM! AT comic book.

Courtesy of Andrew Neal

Here’s an intro to the series on the eve of the comic book’s launch party at Chapel Hill Comics, who did an original cover.

Before Season Four premiered, I did an interview with series creator Pendleton Ward with guest-Qs by Paul Pope, Mike Allred, Joe Hill — and this original Tony Millionaire illustration of Lumpy Space Princess!

Here’s the conclusion to that Pen Ward interview, with guest-appearances by Scott McCloud, Scott Kurtz, and this special original illo by Tony Millionarire’s daughters Phoebe and Pearl!

I interviewed some of the people who worked on the show about their own comic book projects — here’s a talk I did with Tom Herpich, who did the above “Thank You,” along with “Goliad,” “Memory of a Memory” and “Too Young,” among many others.  This is about his new comic WHITE CLAY.

Here’s a piece I did with Micahel DeForge, who’s designed props and things for such episdoes as “Beautopia” (seen above).  This is about his online strip ANT COMIC and his print collection LOSE.

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Here’s another interview I did with Pen Ward, about the influence of 1980s culture on his work.

Lev Grossman

Later, I talked with THE MAGICIANS novelist Lev Grossman (and his daughter Lily) about our obsession with ADVENTURE TIME.

And on a slight AT-tangent, I talked with A SOFTER WORLD writer Joey Comeau on the BRAVEST WARRIORS comic book from KaBoom!, based on Pen Ward’s new YouTube series.

Marceline's Dad (Adventure Time) by James Harren Comic Art

Finally, I got many, many new additions to my collection of ADVENTURE TIME drawings by comic book artists.  There is some pretty cool stuff in there, including things by guys who work on the show.

Yes, I’m aware I have a problem.  I’m working on it.

Yes, I haven’t updated this site in forever.  I was busy.  And sick.  And busy again.  And disorganized. Well, new year, new opportunities, and here is some of the stuff I wrote that is worth archiving.

Pop Cultural and Nerd Icon John Hodgman came through town, so I talked to him about moustaches and the “Occupy” movement…

Read That Interview Here

…and for Newsarama, where he expressed his thoughts on DC Comics’ “New 52″ relaunch (he doesn’t like it).

Read THAT Interview Here

Continuing my brush with the highbrow, I talked with NPR’s lovely, funny and smart Brooke Gladstone about her excellent graphic novel THE INFLUENCING MACHINE with Josh Neufeld.

Read Part One of the Interview Here

Read Part Two of the Interview Here 

And Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket came through town to promtoe his book WHY WE BROKE UP, and we chatted about a bunch of odd stuff.

Read Our Witty Reparte Here

I talked to many webcomic creators, including Zach Weiner of SATURDAY MORNING BREAKFAST CEREAL, who even shared the script to an unused strip!

Read That Very Disturbing Interview Here

Brian K. Vaughan of Y: THE LAST MAN, RUNAWAYS and EX MACHINA talked with me briefly about his new Image comic SAGA…

Get Down With BKV At This Link

…and with that book’s artist, the very cool Fiona Staples

Check Out Some Sweet Preview Art Here

I did a two-part interview with author Brian Selznick on his new prose/graphic novel hybrid WODNERSTRUCK — and talked about Martin Scorsese’s film of THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET, HUGO (now up for 11 Oscars)

Read Part One Here

Read Part Two Here

And I discussed some cult comics, like John Arcudi and Doug Mahnke’s MAJOR BUMMER….

Read This One, it has a Nazi Dinosaur Named Tyrannosaurus Reich

…and a three-part series on comics that need to be reprinted (a few of which have in the ensuing months)

Part One is Here

Part Two is Here

Part Three is Here

And this essay on the cult 1980s’ show CAPTAIN POWER AND TEH SOLDIERS OF THE FUTURE coming out on DVD, which proved strangely popular online.

Power On Wtih Captain Power Here

Toward the end of 2011, I became obsessed with Cartoon Network’s cult hit ADVENTURE TIME.

First, I chatted briefly with creator Pen Ward and voice actors Tom Kenny and Jeremy Shada at a press junket at New York Comic-Con…

Experience The Insanity Here

Later, BOOM! Studios announced an ADVENTURE TIME comic, and I talked with that book’s writer, Ryan North of the amazing DINOSAUR COMICS

More Strangeness Here

And for the coupe-de-gras, I talked with ADVENTURE TIME creator Pen Ward at length, with guest-questions from Mike Allred, Joe Hill, Scott Kurtz, Lev Grossman, Nicholas Gurewitch, and even a guest-art piece by Tony Millionaire!

Part One is Here

Part Two is Here

In January, the daytime soap opera ONE LIFE TO LIVE ended, so I talked to local author Michael Malone, a former headwriter of the show, for a piece that included many clips from his era

It’s a Daytime To Remember Here

And for some reason, I wrote about the weirdly compelling awfulness of ONE TREE HILL, with clips.  Including one where a dog eats a heart.

Read This Very Strange Essay Here

Well, that’s most of the best stuff.  I’m pretty awesome, aren’t I?

The creator of one of the most popular comics online — and co-editor of the anthology that overtook Glenn Beck on Amazon — tells us about his work.

Read the full interview here!

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