The Mantis-Eye Experiment http://mantiseye.com/ Venture Bros. news, information, episode guides and more. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 7:36:44 UTC Thu, 10 Jul 2014 7:36:44 UTC http://mantiseye.com/news/rss en hourly 1 <![CDATA[Book It: Venture Bros. Between Season Special Later This Year]]> http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/05/book_it_venture_bros_between_season_special_later_this_year http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/05/book_it_venture_bros_between_season_special_later_this_year#comments Sat, 17 May 2014 20:47:00 UTC Mike http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/05/book_it_venture_bros_between_season_special_later_this_year Adult Swim Central that the Venture Bros. between-seasons special has been formerly announced and slated for release sometime this year:

THE VENTURE BROS. SPECIAL - Space. The final frontier, where no one can hear you scream, revenge is only served cold, and the drinks are comped in the casino. Join the Ventures—and pretty much everyone they’ve ever crossed paths with—as they rocket to the Gargantua-2 space station for an epic, hour-long adventure that will change the Ventureverse as we know it forever. Created and directed by Jackson Publick and written by Publick and Doc Hammer, both of whom also provide voices for the special, The Venture Bros. Special is being animated by Titmouse, Inc. The half-hour animated special premieres on Adult Swim later this year.

No word on if the special is an hour or half hour, but either way, Venture Bros. on the way in 2014! Thanks to Papa Thorn and Adam for sending me the news.]]>
<![CDATA["Art of the Venture Bros" Art Book Officially Announced by Dark Horse]]> http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/04/art_of_the_venture_bros_art_book_officially_announced_by_dark_horse http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/04/art_of_the_venture_bros_art_book_officially_announced_by_dark_horse#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:31:00 UTC Mike http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/04/art_of_the_venture_bros_art_book_officially_announced_by_dark_horse Dark Horse has formally announced The Art of the Venture Bros., a huge art book chock full of Venture history.

This massive coffee table book includes original artwork, character designs, storyboards, painted backgrounds, and props from every episode of The Venture Bros. to date, with accompanying commentary on the development of the series from cocreators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer!

Check out the earliest sketches of all your favorite Venture Bros. characters and the genesis of the ideas that became some of the show’s funniest episodes.

To top it off, comedian Patton Oswalt pens a very special foreword!

The book will be on sale starting October 22nd this year, and you can already pre-order it on Amazon for under $30 (the price seems to be fluctuating, it's $27.25 right now).]]>
<![CDATA[Venture Bros. Back On The Air]]> http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/04/venture_bros_back_on_the_air http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/04/venture_bros_back_on_the_air#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:04:00 UTC Mike http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/04/venture_bros_back_on_the_air Venture Bros. back on the air. Starting this Sunday, April 6th, at 8pm Eastern/Pacific time (adjust for your timezone accordingly) you can catch a one-hour block of episodes from the very beginning, season one. The second episode in the block will also reair the next morning (or later that night, depending on your sleep schedule and employment status) at 5am. You can always stay on top of the schedule (except when I forget to update it) by checking the official Mantis-Eye Venture Bros. schedule. Official for this site, but not Adult Swim, that is. They have their own, but it's got a bunch of other shows on it so it's harder to figure out.]]> <![CDATA[Reminder: Venture Bros. Season 5 DVD and Blu-Ray on March 4th]]> http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/02/reminder_venture_bros_season_5_dvd_and_bluray_on_march_4th http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/02/reminder_venture_bros_season_5_dvd_and_bluray_on_march_4th#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 09:11:00 UTC Mike http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/02/reminder_venture_bros_season_5_dvd_and_bluray_on_march_4th Venture Bros. season five Blu-Ray and DVD are out in a few short days: on March 4th! If you're into it, there's still plenty of time to pre-order them from Amazon and get them just in time. The Blu-Ray version is $24.96 and the DVD is $18.96. You could also go out and buy them from the store if you prefer, but you're on your own in that case.]]> <![CDATA[Venture Bros. Season Five DVD/Blu-Ray Revealed!]]> http://mantiseye.com/news/2013/11/venture_bros_season_five_dvdbluray_revealed http://mantiseye.com/news/2013/11/venture_bros_season_five_dvdbluray_revealed#comments Thu, 21 Nov 2013 06:17:00 UTC Mike http://mantiseye.com/news/2013/11/venture_bros_season_five_dvdbluray_revealed Venture Bros. season five DVD/Blu-Ray was released! You can check out the art below (click for a bigger version) and the release date is currently March 4th, 2014 for both formats. All season five episodes will be included, as well as "From The Ladle To The Grave..." and "A Very Venture Halloween" (technically part of season five's arc). You can also pre-order the DVD version on Amazon for a mere $17.49. No specific word on any extras just yet, though there will be the usual episode commentaries from Jackson and Doc.

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<![CDATA[Super Late: NYCC 2013 Wrap-Up]]> http://mantiseye.com/news/2013/11/super_late_nycc_2013_wrapup http://mantiseye.com/news/2013/11/super_late_nycc_2013_wrapup#comments Fri, 08 Nov 2013 22:36:00 UTC Mike http://mantiseye.com/news/2013/11/super_late_nycc_2013_wrapup
  • PSNation has a nearly 10 minute video of a round table discussion Jackson and Doc had with various members of the press. Promises of season six, along with some good character discussions. Well worth watching!

  • Kastor's Korner has a nice summary of a talk with Jackson and Doc along with 12 minutes of audio from the interview. Lots of insightful and interesting stuff in there, worth listening if you have the time!

  • Short interview by Open The Fridge. Doc and Jackson provide some musical insight and, I guess if you ever wanted to see a guy wearing a Flash t-shirt and a sports coat interview Jackson and Doc then this is for you!

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    <![CDATA[NYCC Venture Bros. Panel Video]]> http://mantiseye.com/news/2013/10/nycc_venture_bros_panel_video http://mantiseye.com/news/2013/10/nycc_venture_bros_panel_video#comments Mon, 21 Oct 2013 05:12:00 UTC Mike http://mantiseye.com/news/2013/10/nycc_venture_bros_panel_video Venture Bros. panel from NYCC earlier in the month! Since we're in between-season limbo there's no new footage or anything, but plenty of Jackson and Doc. If you've got 45 minutes, you should check it out!

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    <![CDATA[Venture Bros. Panel at NYCC 2013]]> http://mantiseye.com/news/2013/09/venture_bros_panel_at_nycc_2013 http://mantiseye.com/news/2013/09/venture_bros_panel_at_nycc_2013#comments Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:50:00 UTC Mike http://mantiseye.com/news/2013/09/venture_bros_panel_at_nycc_2013 Venture Bros. panel at this year's New York Comic Con. The panel is on Friday, October 11th at 4pm on the main stage, 1-D. NYCC runs from October 10th until the 13th this year. No word on any potential special guests just yet, but stay tuned.]]> <![CDATA[Cash In Those Hankbucks For A Hankbuck Towel]]> http://mantiseye.com/news/2013/08/cash_in_those_hankbucks_for_a_hankbuck_towel http://mantiseye.com/news/2013/08/cash_in_those_hankbucks_for_a_hankbuck_towel#comments Wed, 21 Aug 2013 06:41:00 UTC Mike http://mantiseye.com/news/2013/08/cash_in_those_hankbucks_for_a_hankbuck_towel Venture Bros. crew at Titmouse are offering up a Hankbuck towel for a mere $25. However if you have any Hankbucks (one came with each Shirt Club shirt) print out this form on Astrobase Go!, fill it out and mail it in with your Hankbucks for a discount. Each Hankbuck is worth one buck off the towel, meaning if you were a subscriber the towel can be yours for only $15!]]> <![CDATA[Film School Rejects Interviews Jackson and Doc]]> http://mantiseye.com/news/2013/08/film_school_rejects_interviews_jackson_and_doc http://mantiseye.com/news/2013/08/film_school_rejects_interviews_jackson_and_doc#comments Fri, 09 Aug 2013 21:35:00 UTC Mike http://mantiseye.com/news/2013/08/film_school_rejects_interviews_jackson_and_doc Film School Rejects has a nice post-season 5 interview with Jackson and Doc that delves into a lot of creative process stuff, as well as fan interaction, budgets and so on. It's a good interview as it's not the typical set of standard Venture Bros. questions which is something I always appreciate.]]>