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Huffington Post Gay Voices Interview With Jackson & Doc

Kicking off the Comic-Con interview bonanza this year is Huffington Post Gay Voices, who put together a nice interview with Jackson and Doc that goes into the many gay characters in the series. There are also a few tidbits in there about the upcoming season, the most interesting being that Col. Gentleman will have a "decent episode" this season. Here's a snip:

And what of your other [straight] characters? What’s your mindset [when writing for them]?

Doc Hammer: Jackson and I are not gay and we’re not supervillains and we’re not women. We’re not any of these things. We draw upon them the same way we would any other character. If you write for a character that has the same sexual preference as you, doesn’t matter, they’re not you. So when we write a gay character, it’s just one more thing that he has.

Jackson Publick: Yeah, we write them differently but no differently than all the real character specifics that we take into account when we’re writing anybody else.

Thanks to Robert and Kevin for letting me know about this. Related item: there is also a slideshow of 35 LGBT characters on Adult Swim, a number of which are from Venture Bros.. Boom!

SDCC 2012: All The Venture Bros.

For those of you attending SDCC this year I've put up the usual Venture Bros.-centric schedule of events for your Venture Bros. needs. Jackson and Doc will both be there along with James, and with season five on the horizon and the Halloween special on an even closer horizon there should be some juicy news-bits for you to sink your teeth into. The schedule will also be updated if new events appear, so keep an eye on it. Barring a last-second hail mary I won't be in attendance this year, however I'll still be reporting on the goings ons and letting everyone know what's going on. Those of you who are attending, enjoy, and check out the rest of Adult Swim's SDCC offerings.

Newest Batch of Storyboard Auctions

Douglas Lovelace put up the newest crop of storyboard eBay auctions for those of you into checking them out and possibly purchasing. This set features a variety of scenes from seasons one and two including a nice drawing of Hank and Dean from the opening of "Trail of the Monarch" and the Monarch's escape scene with King Gorilla in the season two premiere episode. Enjoy!

Venture Bros. Panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2012

For those of you attending this year's San Diego Comic-Con, panel information has finally been released. As is the usual custom there will be a Venture Bros. panel with Jackson and Doc:

The Venture Bros. (Adult Swim): Creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer will discuss their original series and answer fan questions. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, [Friday] 11-11:45 a.m.

Thanks to all those who sent me word on this (especially Robert Sullivan, since he was first). Hollywood Reporter has a complete listing of convention panels if you require more than just Venture Bros. fun and games. Also keep on the lookout for the complete Venture-related SDCC schedule to be posted here in the near future.

Introducing Mantis-Eye Mobile

For those of you who visit the site via some kind of mobile device you may have noticed a change or two. The previous mobile version of the site has been totally revamped and should be nice and easy to navigate on your iPhone or Android or whatever else. According to tracking, over 8% of the site's visits are from people using an iPhone or Android, so finally you have something a little more workable. Also for those of you on one of the new retina display iPads I knocked up the quality on some of the images so things like the logo and other various bits should look a lot better. As always, feel free to let me know about any bugs or improvements.

Venture Bros. Halloween Special Coming In October 2012

While Adult Swim's Upfront announcement mostly contained info about non-Venture Bros. specials, pilots and renewals (including SuperJail!'s third season being formally announced), there was one bit of pertinent info on the Venture Bros. Halloween special, which is that it will be airing this year in October:

VENTURE BROTHERS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL -- This October on Adult Swim, the Venture Family fills your Halloween goody bag with fun-sized Truth. Created and directed by Jackson Publick and written by Publick and Doc Hammer, both of whom also provide voices for the special, the Venture Brothers Halloween Special is being animated by Titmouse, Inc.

So just when you thought we would go all of 2012 without a Venture Bros. episode, fear not! No other info was provided but I'm sure we'll find out more in the coming months.

BifBangPow! Reveals SDCC Exclusive Brock Samson Action Figure

Those of you hankering for the San Diego Comic Con exclusive Venture Bros. toy can stop your hankering because it has been revealed on the Twitter. This figure is a variant of the standard Brock figure with this Brock wearing a different t-shirt and sporting the blood of what I assume to be his enemies (but with Brock you never can tell). If you can't make it to Comic Con, fear not, you can pre-order one from Entertainment Earth for just $14.99. Get to it!

Season Five Status Update From Jackson Himself

After yesterday's speculation on season 5, Jackson was nice enough to give me some more specifics on what exactly is going on. On how the episode production pipeline is going he had this to say (emphasis mine):

Things are moving briskly over here at Venture Central/AstroBase/Titmouse. The first episode just shipped to Korea. But you're wrong about one thing--it doesn't take nine months to animate overseas. Nine months is more like the time it takes to complete an episode from initial design to final edit, so it includes pre-production. Actually, it's more like ten months, since we began design on the first episode the first week of the new year, and we'll be delivering it to the network in early October. According to our schedule--and assuming we keep to it--all ten episodes will be completed and delivered by the end of January. Which is roughly when we're supposed to premiere the fifth season.

So, new Venture Bros. to kick off the new year? Sounds like a plan! Jackson also noted that he and Doc likely will be attending all three conventions this summer (SDCC, Dragon*Con and NYCC) and they promise to show off whatever they have ready at the time. SDCC comes a little too early in production so they might not have any stuff to show off just yet, but Dragon*Con and NYCC will "maybe kinda" have some sort of trailer.

And finally, he promises that he still loves you all and will start posting art and whatever else on his LiveJournal fairly soon. Thanks, Jackson!

Venture Bros. Season 5 Mini-Status Update

Astute reader '420guy' has noted in a comment thread here that Jackson left some juicy tidbits in the comments of his LiveJournal. Specifically a status report of sorts on the much anticipated (but always elusive) season 5 of Venture Bros. When asked by a loyal reader for a morsel from the season:

Sorry, man... nothing to show until the summer. We're just about to ship the first episode to Korea to be animated.

Which, to me anyway, implies you guys will get to see some stuff during convention season. The big three conventions, as always, are San Diego Comic-Con, Dragon*Con and New York Comic Con. Jackson and/or Doc are likely to make appearances at all three of them, possibly with clips and trailers.

Perhaps even more telling is the fact that the first episode was just shipped off to Korea (his comment was written on April 8th), meaning there are still a good seven or eight months before that episode is completed, which already puts us into early next year. Coupled with Jackson's other comment (in response to asking for the title of the season 5 premiere):

Sorry, but we haven't actually written the premiere episode yet. And since Doc wrote the "first" episode in the production order, I can't tell you the title. Because he totally hates when the titles get leaked.

Obviously the season can't begin until the intended premiere is completed, and even if Jackson and Doc suddenly wrote a script for it today there would still be around a month of pre-production, plus another 7 - 8 to get the animation finalized. So, my own (hopefully) educated guess is that season 5 will start sometime early next year, somewhere around March. The best I can do is speculate, though, so take that with some grains of salt.

Spinoff Online Interviews James Urbaniak

There's an interview with James Urbaniak, voice of Dr. Venture (and Phantom Limb, and Jonas Jr.) in Venture Bros. over at Spinoff Online. It mostly goes into his work on Venture Bros.; how he and Jackson came up with the voice and his thoughts about the show's writing and continuity. There's also a good amount at the end about his role as Robert Crumb in American Splendor as well as some non-Venture things he's currently working on.

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Jul. 4, 2019, 11:34pm
It's a month old but there's not much news here for two years at a time, so whatever :) https://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/the-venture-bros/281421/the-venture-bros-season-8-jackson-publick-doc-hammer


Jun. 7, 2019, 9:33pm
Okay, Venturoos. Here's what ya get for the Extras, at least on the DVD version. I felt it was a little light, but that's just my opinion. Deleted Scenes (as always) - Some are B&W sketches with the dialog, others are animated with the dialog. Ghost in the Pro-Blem - An extended view of the distorted images of events from the Pro-BLEM's point of view. Maybe there are some clues hidden in it if you like frame-by-frame advancing. Maybe not. Sirena Goes Off... - Cristin Milioti ad-libbing way more dialog than the script calls for. Poor Rocco. Promo - Basically the season 7 promo. Maybe there's Easter Eggs to find. I haven't done any extensive searching yet. If anyone finds any feel free to post them here!


Mar. 15, 2019, 1:34pm
I haven't seen a press release yet, but people on reddit say June 4, 2019 is when Season 7 is on bluray. https://www.reddit.com/r/venturebros/comments/b14aa2/june_4_2019/

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