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