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Kassandra Heller’s day job is over on Clarence, but we’re pretty happy she’s made the time also to work on BOOM!’s Adventure Time comics. kassandraheller: Wonder Con 2014 was such a blast! Thanks to my friends at Boom!Studios for having me at your booth.  The only regrets I have is I didn’t take many photos! Here are a couple of photos I managed to snap of covers I did.  Oh and I was totally on NBC news for a hot second talking about Adventure Time comics. 

April 22, 2014

Kassandra Heller’s day job is over on Clarence, but we’re pretty happy she’s made the time also to work on BOOM!’s Adventure Time comics.

kassandraheller:

Wonder Con 2014 was such a blast! Thanks to my friends at Boom!Studios for having me at your booth. 

The only regrets I have is I didn’t take many photos! Here are a couple of photos I managed to snap of covers I did. 

Oh and I was totally on NBC news for a hot second talking about Adventure Time comics. 

Cole, Andy, Tom, and Steve boarded tonight’s half-hour premiere for Season Six. It’s kind of a big deal, what with meeting Finn’s dad and all. Just please make sure you note Adventure Time’s NEW TIME: 6/5c. kingofooo: Wake Up/Escape from the Citadel promo by writer/storyboard artist Steve Wolfhard Adventure Time: Season 6 begins

April 21, 2014

Cole, Andy, Tom, and Steve boarded tonight’s half-hour premiere for Season Six. It’s kind of a big deal, what with meeting Finn’s dad and all. Just please make sure you note Adventure Time’s NEW TIME: 6/5c.
kingofooo:

Wake Up/Escape from the Citadel promo by writer/storyboard artist Steve Wolfhard
Adventure Time: Season 6 begins

Cole, Andy, Tom, and Steve boarded tonight’s half-hour premiere for Season Six. It’s kind of a big deal, what with meeting Finn’s dad and all. Just please make sure you note Adventure Time’s NEW TIME: 6/5c.

kingofooo:

Wake Up/Escape from the Citadel promo by writer/storyboard artist Steve Wolfhard

Adventure Time: Season 6 begins

Dark and life-affirming, funny and frightening Here’s one more Adventure Time press piece leading up to Monday’s half-hour season-six opener. This one, a short write-up by Robert Lloyd, appears in the L.A. Times. By any standard of inventiveness, intelligence, imagination, ambition, care, fearlessness, boldness, openness, humor, poetry and love I’d care to live my life by, it is as good as anything on television; and better than many more ballyhooed series that only seem superior Above: Jake the Dog gets to the bottom of the cheesy crackers in “Wake Up,” part one of the sixth season premiere

April 18, 2014

Dark and life-affirming, funny and frightening
Here’s one more Adventure Time press piece leading up to Monday’s half-hour season-six opener. This one, a short write-up by Robert Lloyd, appears in the L.A. Times.

By any standard of inventiveness, intelligence, imagination, ambition, care, fearlessness, boldness, openness, humor, poetry and love I’d care to live my life by, it is as good as anything on television; and better than many more ballyhooed series that only seem superior

Above: Jake the Dog gets to the bottom of the cheesy crackers in “Wake Up,” part one of the sixth season premiere

Dark and life-affirming, funny and frightening

Here’s one more Adventure Time press piece leading up to Monday’s half-hour season-six opener. This one, a short write-up by Robert Lloyd, appears in the L.A. Times.

By any standard of inventiveness, intelligence, imagination, ambition, care, fearlessness, boldness, openness, humor, poetry and love I’d care to live my life by, it is as good as anything on television; and better than many more ballyhooed series that only seem superior

Above: Jake the Dog gets to the bottom of the cheesy crackers in “Wake Up,” part one of the sixth season premiere

Which TIME Is It? The April 28, 2014, issue. Yeah, you’ll to need to sign in and/or up to read Lev Grossman’s take on the show in TIME (this week’s third major article on the series, all leading up to Monday’s season six premiere), but it’s worth it, and not just for Pen’s artwork, above. From "Adventure Time’s Moving Pictures," … for a show set in a magic postapocalyptic world, Adventure Time is fiercely committed to its own brand of realism. It has a lot of internal integrity. The fart jokes aren’t there because they’re funny–or not just because they’re funny–they’re there because real people fart a lot too. “We don’t have a ton of cartoon logic,” says Adam Muto, a co–executive producer of the show. “There was a thing where if anyone lifted something from offscreen, Pen would flag it and say, No, they need to be carrying that the entire time. Because why would they just pull it from offscreen?” Go here to get to the entire piece. Of course, you can always buy the magazine - the one printed on paper - too. Thanks, Lev. Also: "It’s Adventure Time" by Maria Bustillos "Castle in the Air" by Emily Nussbaum

April 17, 2014

Which TIME Is It?
The April 28, 2014, issue.
Yeah, you’ll to need to sign in and/or up to read Lev Grossman’s take on the show in TIME (this week’s third major article on the series, all leading up to Monday’s season six premiere), but it’s worth it, and not just for Pen’s artwork, above. From "Adventure Time’s Moving Pictures,"

… for a show set in a magic postapocalyptic world, Adventure Time is fiercely committed to its own brand of realism. It has a lot of internal integrity. The fart jokes aren’t there because they’re funny–or not just because they’re funny–they’re there because real people fart a lot too. “We don’t have a ton of cartoon logic,” says Adam Muto, a co–executive producer of the show. “There was a thing where if anyone lifted something from offscreen, Pen would flag it and say, No, they need to be carrying that the entire time. Because why would they just pull it from offscreen?”

Go here to get to the entire piece. Of course, you can always buy the magazine - the one printed on paper - too.
Thanks, Lev.
Also:
"It’s Adventure Time" by Maria Bustillos
"Castle in the Air" by Emily Nussbaum

Which TIME Is It?

The April 28, 2014, issue.

Yeah, you’ll to need to sign in and/or up to read Lev Grossman’s take on the show in TIME (this week’s third major article on the series, all leading up to Monday’s season six premiere), but it’s worth it, and not just for Pen’s artwork, above. From "Adventure Time’s Moving Pictures,"

… for a show set in a magic postapocalyptic world, Adventure Time is fiercely committed to its own brand of realism. It has a lot of internal integrity. The fart jokes aren’t there because they’re funny–or not just because they’re funny–they’re there because real people fart a lot too. “We don’t have a ton of cartoon logic,” says Adam Muto, a co–executive producer of the show. “There was a thing where if anyone lifted something from offscreen, Pen would flag it and say, No, they need to be carrying that the entire time. Because why would they just pull it from offscreen?”

Go here to get to the entire piece. Of course, you can always buy the magazine - the one printed on paper - too.

Thanks, Lev.

Also:

"It’s Adventure Time" by Maria Bustillos

"Castle in the Air" by Emily Nussbaum

Adventure Time #27 KaBOOM!’s Adventure Time #27 is out in the universe today. Ryan North wrote it, guest artist Jim Rugg drew it. Brittney Williams, Sabrina Scott, and Tom Hunter created the covers along with Chrystin Garland, whose cover D is above. Head to your local comics emporium or order one online from BOOM!

April 16, 2014

Adventure Time #27
KaBOOM!’s Adventure Time #27 is out in the universe today. Ryan North wrote it, guest artist Jim Rugg drew it. Brittney Williams, Sabrina Scott, and Tom Hunter created the covers along with Chrystin Garland, whose cover D is above.
Head to your local comics emporium or order one online from BOOM!

Adventure Time #27

KaBOOM!’s Adventure Time #27 is out in the universe today. Ryan North wrote it, guest artist Jim Rugg drew it. Brittney Williams, Sabrina Scott, and Tom Hunter created the covers along with Chrystin Garland, whose cover D is above.

Head to your local comics emporium or order one online from BOOM!

If you’re going to read just one wonderful Adventure Time write-up today (and you should), make it this one by Maria Bustillos. In it, she talks with the key creative gang of Pen, Adam, Pat, Kent, Rebecca, Nick, and Jack, making for a fairly definitive overview of the series. Read it here. Thanks, Maria! The resolution of each eleven-minute episode is anything but tidily triumphant; each one is as likely to end on a question or a joke as on an answer. Yet one comes away satisfied, a little bit the way one might at a David Lynch movie. The narrative is endlessly malleable, and includes all the possibilities granted by the existence of wizards and magical creatures, time travel, and a huge, ever-evolving cast. It’s a canvas and a story big enough for dozens of artists to make their own way. Even the drawing style is inconsistent, handmade-feeling; longtime fans may learn to detect the hand or voice of a favorite storyboard artist or writer. The goal of the show seems to be exploration, not uniformity.

April 15, 2014

If you’re going to read just one wonderful Adventure Time write-up today (and you should), make it this one by Maria Bustillos. In it, she talks with the key creative gang of Pen, Adam, Pat, Kent, Rebecca, Nick, and Jack, making for a fairly definitive overview of the series. Read it here. Thanks, Maria!

The resolution of each eleven-minute episode is anything but tidily triumphant; each one is as likely to end on a question or a joke as on an answer. Yet one comes away satisfied, a little bit the way one might at a David Lynch movie. The narrative is endlessly malleable, and includes all the possibilities granted by the existence of wizards and magical creatures, time travel, and a huge, ever-evolving cast. It’s a canvas and a story big enough for dozens of artists to make their own way. Even the drawing style is inconsistent, handmade-feeling; longtime fans may learn to detect the hand or voice of a favorite storyboard artist or writer. The goal of the show seems to be exploration, not uniformity.

If you’re going to read just one wonderful Adventure Time write-up today (and you should), make it this one by Maria Bustillos. In it, she talks with the key creative gang of Pen, Adam, Pat, Kent, Rebecca, Nick, and Jack, making for a fairly definitive overview of the series. Read it here. Thanks, Maria!

The resolution of each eleven-minute episode is anything but tidily triumphant; each one is as likely to end on a question or a joke as on an answer. Yet one comes away satisfied, a little bit the way one might at a David Lynch movie. The narrative is endlessly malleable, and includes all the possibilities granted by the existence of wizards and magical creatures, time travel, and a huge, ever-evolving cast. It’s a canvas and a story big enough for dozens of artists to make their own way. Even the drawing style is inconsistent, handmade-feeling; longtime fans may learn to detect the hand or voice of a favorite storyboard artist or writer. The goal of the show seems to be exploration, not uniformity.

A whole lot of Adventure Time trivia with the Olsons in Zack Smith’s newest podcast. Thanks, Zack. topsbloobybear: As we enter Season Two, it’s a change of pace as the voice of Marceline, Olivia Olson, and her real/on-screen dad Martin Olson talk about the making of “It Came From the Nightosphere!” More than that, there’s THE FIRST EVER ANNOUCEMENT about the details of the sequel to the bestselling ADVENTURE TIME ENCYCLOPAEDIA! It starts about 35 minutes in, and you’ll find out why this will be bigger and better than the last book – and considering how good that was, that’s sayin’ something! PLUS! Hear how Olivia got the role of Marceline, what her audition was like, and her take on Princess Bubblegum! Martin shares a story about the origins of the series that even Olivia’s never heard before! Oliva talks recording and signing with Tom Kenny on “I Remember You!” Martin reveals Thurop Von Orman pranking him on “Camp Lazlo!” A digression about “Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys!” THIS HAPPENS! Remember to like, follow, reblog and do things that make other people listen to this! PREVIOUS EPS IF YOU HAVEN’T CHECKED THEM OUT YET: Episode 1 (with THE MAGICIANS author Lev Grossman): https://soundcloud.com/zack-smith-81/adventure-time-ancient-psychic Episode 2 (with Jenny Klein of SUPERNATURAL): https://soundcloud.com/zack-smith-81/adventure-time-ancient Episode 3 (with AV Club’s Oliver Sava): https://soundcloud.com/zack-smith-81/adventure-time-ancient-1 Episode 4 (with the Very Venture Vodcast Girls): https://soundcloud.com/zack-smith-81/adventure-time-ancient-2 PHOTO: Olivia and the first drawing of Vanessa Doofensmirtz, the character she plays on PHINEAS & FERB, where her dad writes. INTRO: “Fry Song” by Rebecca Sugar, performed by Olivia Olson and Jeremy Shada OUTRO: “We Are Immature” by Martin and Olivia Olson ZACK’S WEB BIZ: www.zswriter.com topsbloobybear.tumblr.com www.twitter.com/thezacksmith THE STARS BELOW: Comic at https://www.comixology.com/The-Stars-Below/digital-comic/32200 MARTIN’S WEB BIZ: http://martin-olson.com/ Martin’s book THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF HELL! http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopaedia-Hell-Invasion-Concerning-Infests/dp/1936239043 Martin (and Olivia)’s THE ADVENTURE TIME ENCYCLOPAEDIA! http://www.amazon.com/The-Adventure-Time-Encyclopaedia- Encyclopedia/dp/1419705644/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_y Martin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/emartin888 Olivia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OliveOlson Martin and Olivia’s THE FATHER-DAUGHTER ALBUM OF UNSPEAKABLE BEAUTY! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/father-daughter-album-unspeakable/id692404639 Olivia’s BEAUTY IS CHAOS EP! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/beauty-is-chaos-ep/id678748422 NOTE THE FIRST: This is a fan podcast and not affiliated in any way with Cartoon Network, Frederator Studios or related organizations. NOTE THE SECOND: This is intended for adult and older viewers of “Adventure Time.” There may be language or themes discussed that are inappropriate or confusing for younger listeners. NOTE THE THIRD: There was a lot of good non-AT stuff I cut from this, but trust me, you’re better off.

April 14, 2014

A whole lot of Adventure Time trivia with the Olsons in Zack Smith’s newest podcast. Thanks, Zack.

topsbloobybear:

As we enter Season Two, it’s a change of pace as the voice of Marceline, Olivia Olson, and her real/on-screen dad Martin Olson talk about the making of “It Came From the Nightosphere!”

More than that, there’s THE FIRST EVER ANNOUCEMENT about the details of the sequel to the bestselling ADVENTURE TIME ENCYCLOPAEDIA! It starts about 35 minutes in, and you’ll find out why this will be bigger and better than the last book – and considering how good that was, that’s sayin’ something!

PLUS!

Hear how Olivia got the role of Marceline, what her audition was like, and her take on Princess Bubblegum!

Martin shares a story about the origins of the series that even Olivia’s never heard before!

Oliva talks recording and signing with Tom Kenny on “I Remember You!”

Martin reveals Thurop Von Orman pranking him on “Camp Lazlo!”

A digression about “Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys!” THIS HAPPENS!

Remember to like, follow, reblog and do things that make other people listen to this!

PREVIOUS EPS IF YOU HAVEN’T CHECKED THEM OUT YET:

Episode 1 (with THE MAGICIANS author Lev Grossman): https://soundcloud.com/zack-smith-81/adventure-time-ancient-psychic

Episode 2 (with Jenny Klein of SUPERNATURAL): https://soundcloud.com/zack-smith-81/adventure-time-ancient

Episode 3 (with AV Club’s Oliver Sava): https://soundcloud.com/zack-smith-81/adventure-time-ancient-1

Episode 4 (with the Very Venture Vodcast Girls): https://soundcloud.com/zack-smith-81/adventure-time-ancient-2

PHOTO: Olivia and the first drawing of Vanessa Doofensmirtz, the character she plays on PHINEAS & FERB, where her dad writes.

INTRO: “Fry Song” by Rebecca Sugar, performed by Olivia Olson and Jeremy Shada

OUTRO: “We Are Immature” by Martin and Olivia Olson

ZACK’S WEB BIZ:

www.zswriter.com

topsbloobybear.tumblr.com

www.twitter.com/thezacksmith

THE STARS BELOW: Comic at https://www.comixology.com/The-Stars-Below/digital-comic/32200

MARTIN’S WEB BIZ:

http://martin-olson.com/

Martin’s book THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF HELL!

http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopaedia-Hell-Invasion-Concerning-Infests/dp/1936239043

Martin (and Olivia)’s THE ADVENTURE TIME ENCYCLOPAEDIA!
http://www.amazon.com/The-Adventure-Time-Encyclopaedia-
Encyclopedia/dp/1419705644/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_y

Martin on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/emartin888

Olivia on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/OliveOlson

Martin and Olivia’s THE FATHER-DAUGHTER ALBUM OF UNSPEAKABLE BEAUTY!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/father-daughter-album-unspeakable/id692404639

Olivia’s BEAUTY IS CHAOS EP!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/beauty-is-chaos-ep/id678748422

NOTE THE FIRST: This is a fan podcast and not affiliated in any way with Cartoon Network, Frederator Studios or related organizations.

NOTE THE SECOND: This is intended for adult and older viewers of “Adventure Time.” There may be language or themes discussed that are inappropriate or confusing for younger listeners.

NOTE THE THIRD: There was a lot of good non-AT stuff I cut from this, but trust me, you’re better off.

Clarence Here’s our very best to former Adventure Time storyboard artist Skyler Page. His own show, Clarence, premieres tonight at 7/6c on Cartoon Network. By now you’ve seen the seven-minute pilot along with the Fun Dungeon episode, so you don’t need us to tell you how wonderful this cartoon is. Like lots of folks, we’ve been looking forward to tonight for quite a while. Congratulations, Skyler, cast, and crew, and best of luck with Clarence.

April 14, 2014

Clarence
Here’s our very best to former Adventure Time storyboard artist Skyler Page. His own show, Clarence, premieres tonight at 7/6c on Cartoon Network. By now you’ve seen the seven-minute pilot along with the Fun Dungeon episode, so you don’t need us to tell you how wonderful this cartoon is. Like lots of folks, we’ve been looking forward to tonight for quite a while.
Congratulations, Skyler, cast, and crew, and best of luck with Clarence.

Clarence

Here’s our very best to former Adventure Time storyboard artist Skyler Page. His own show, Clarence, premieres tonight at 7/6c on Cartoon Network. By now you’ve seen the seven-minute pilot along with the Fun Dungeon episode, so you don’t need us to tell you how wonderful this cartoon is. Like lots of folks, we’ve been looking forward to tonight for quite a while.

Congratulations, Skyler, cast, and crew, and best of luck with Clarence.

….. I’ve waited six seasons for the narrow world of the “chattering class" to catch up to the Frederator/CN production of Pendleton Ward's Adventure Time. And though our friends at Cartoon Network appreciated the show enough to put it on their network, they never really understood that AT is, frame for frame, one of the truly great shows on television. Of course I’m biased, and a complete soft touch, but which of the “big” modern dramas accomplishes their depth without having a completely unredeemable hero. Adventure Time is easily the equal of Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Justified, and the others, but Finn, its star, is a kind, generous, happy man/boy. Just like his creator. Emily Nussbaum in today’s New Yorker totally understands what you already know: “It’s beautiful and funny and stupid and smart, in about equal parts, as well as willing to explore uneasy existential questions, like what it means to go on when the story you’re in has ended.”  Read it, nod your head, and please pass it on to all those people who look at you blankly.  –Fred CASTLES IN THE AIR The gorgeous existential funk of “Adventure Time.” BY EMILY NUSSBAUM APRIL 21, 2014 The New Yorker

April 14, 2014

…..
I’ve waited six seasons for the narrow world of the “chattering class" to catch up to the Frederator/CN production of Pendleton Ward's Adventure Time. And though our friends at Cartoon Network appreciated the show enough to put it on their network, they never really understood that AT is, frame for frame, one of the truly great shows on television.
Of course I’m biased, and a complete soft touch, but which of the “big” modern dramas accomplishes their depth without having a completely unredeemable hero. Adventure Time is easily the equal of Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Justified, and the others, but Finn, its star, is a kind, generous, happy man/boy. Just like his creator. Emily Nussbaum in today’s New Yorker totally understands what you already know: “It’s beautiful and funny and stupid and smart, in about equal parts, as well as willing to explore uneasy existential questions, like what it means to go on when the story you’re in has ended.” 
Read it, nod your head, and please pass it on to all those people who look at you blankly. 
–Fred
CASTLES IN THE AIR
The gorgeous existential funk of “Adventure Time.”
BY EMILY NUSSBAUM
APRIL 21, 2014
The New Yorker

…..

I’ve waited six seasons for the narrow world of the “chattering class" to catch up to the Frederator/CN production of Pendleton Ward's Adventure Time. And though our friends at Cartoon Network appreciated the show enough to put it on their network, they never really understood that AT is, frame for frame, one of the truly great shows on television.

Of course I’m biased, and a complete soft touch, but which of the “big” modern dramas accomplishes their depth without having a completely unredeemable hero. Adventure Time is easily the equal of Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Justified, and the others, but Finn, its star, is a kind, generous, happy man/boy. Just like his creator. 

Emily Nussbaum in today’s New Yorker totally understands what you already know: “It’s beautiful and funny and stupid and smart, in about equal parts, as well as willing to explore uneasy existential questions, like what it means to go on when the story you’re in has ended.” 

Read it, nod your head, and please pass it on to all those people who look at you blankly. 

Fred

CASTLES IN THE AIR

The gorgeous existential funk of “Adventure Time.”

BY EMILY NUSSBAUM

APRIL 21, 2014

The New Yorker

Meet Adventure Time storyboard artist Seo Kim this Sunday at the L.A. Times Festival of Books. The event’s a treat, and walking away with a copy of Seo’s new book, Cat Person, will be even treatier. seokim: koyamapress: Be one of the first people to get your hands on Seo Kim’s comical comic Cat Person. An attendee of this past weekend’s MoCCA Fest in NYC, after perusing a preview copy, proclaimed that “It’s hilarious…and I don’t even like cats!”  Cat Person Signing with Seo Kim // Kinokuniya Books Booth at the LA Times Festival of Books 13 April 2014 | 11AM–12:30PM Booth #84, USC Campus | FREE Visit the LA Times Festival of Books website and Facebook Event Page for more details This Sunday!! Come by and pick up my new book! I’ll sign it and do a lil doodle in it for you.

April 8, 2014

Meet Adventure Time storyboard artist Seo Kim this Sunday at the L.A. Times Festival of Books. The event’s a treat, and walking away with a copy of Seo’s new book, Cat Person, will be even treatier.

seokim:

koyamapress:

Be one of the first people to get your hands on Seo Kim’s comical comic Cat Person. An attendee of this past weekend’s MoCCA Fest in NYC, after perusing a preview copy, proclaimed that “It’s hilarious…and I don’t even like cats!” 

Cat Person Signing with Seo Kim // Kinokuniya Books Booth at the LA Times Festival of Books
13 April 2014 | 11AM–12:30PM Booth #84, USC Campus | FREE
Visit the LA Times Festival of Books website and Facebook Event Page for more details

This Sunday!! Come by and pick up my new book! I’ll sign it and do a lil doodle in it for you.