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An Interview With Venture Bros. Storyboard Artist Douglas Lovelace

An Interview With Venture Bros. Storyboard Artist Douglas Lovelace
If you're a fan of Venture Bros. then you're inevitably fan of Douglas Lovelace, who has worked on the show as a storyboard artist and character designer in varying degrees since the pilot episode. Sadly he won't be involved with the upcoming season 5, but that didn't stop him from recounting his glory days on the past few seasons. Check out my interview with Mr. Lovelace for info on what he did on the show, his favorite Venture Bros. stuff, what he's working on now and words about working in animation. Here's a snip:

The eBay auctions came about by accident. I kept the artwork because it represented a breakthrough for me as an artist, and because no one else on the production team wanted it. It migrated to milk crates in storage where it would have rotted away had I not noticed that fellow Venture vet Stephen DeStefano sold some of his paper Venture Bros. art on eBay. So I thought I'd have a go. Got Jackson's okay. The Venture fans are so happy to get this artwork that I feel the obligation to keep going until it's all gone.

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  • by 420dude
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It's b/c of dudes like Lovelace that the first four seasons rocked... even if he didn't do much on season four.

I'm worried for season five, titmouse studios sucks at storyboarding... well, they suck with animation in general.

Sure it will be animated in Korea still... but Titmouse sucks so bad the show will never look right again.. the storyboards will be awful... and the characters will look all dumb and rubbery.. I'm calling it, right now.

And Doc and Jackson will say the show has never looked better, when in fact it'll look like flash-garbage, just like that Shallow Gravy waste of time 'special' we got last year.

And everyone ate up that hot shit like it was glorious, I got news... it wasn't.

Wow, 100 references to every band, ever. Some really rubbery crap animation, and with an 11 minute run time..the special was anything but special.

It was just a lousy commercial to keep fans watching the shows re-runs during the two year hiatus.

So yeah, to say I'm worried.. is an understatement of the year.

Titmouse can't even animate Superjail! right, I wish the company would go just under already.

Oh well, it's the end of an era all around then.
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Apr. 3, 2012, 4:59pm
  • by 420dude
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I just wanted to quickly add that the 'Jacket' music video following that crappy special was actually pretty good.. besides the terrible animation.

And that several people I know; whom I told to tune in, totally agreed with me.

I felt embarrassed and ashamed that I told so many people to watch the Shallow Gravy special... it was just lame, like a new Simpsons epiosde (all lame jokes and cultural refrences) no good story or characterizations and not one good reason why it actually got made.

There I feel better.... I really needed to write that out.
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Apr. 3, 2012, 5:10pm
  • by 420bot
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Don't get me wrong... everyone else involved in this show is genius.

I've only seen two good artists at Titmouse studios.. that's all I was trying to say.

I'm just worried about how the show will look.

I'm not worried about the writing/acting.

Jackson and Doc are the best writers on T.V. right now....

Or am I wrong?
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Apr. 9, 2012, 10:48pm
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Just b/c I hate Titmouse studios... I will always have respect for Doc and Jackson.

They kick ass, take names, and fuck your girlfreind while you are at work.

They can't not rock... at everything they do.

Forever.

Amen.
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Apr. 9, 2012, 10:55pm
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