We owe the fans more than 'okay' writing. We owe them our best effort, so we've always tried to hold our own feet to the fire as far as the quality of our work and stuff like that. Sometimes it helps to be under the gun when production is actually moving and sometimes it hurts us. Last season was a little too rough on me in the fact that we were always behind and were constantly late with the scripts and there was never a chance to catch up and feel okay.There's lots more, so go check it out.
We're working on getting a physical CD (with bonus video content) available in the adultswim online store soon, hopefully.And don't forget the special itself will air this Sunday night after a lengthy Venture Bros. marathon.
The official panel will contain Doc Hammer, James Urbaniak and Astro-Base Cadet, 2nd Class, Ken Plume as a moderator. Sadly Jackson will not be there this year, sorry to disappoint his fan club, but Doc and Urbaniak will probably solve crimes or something to make up for it.
I'll have a more complete schedule with various Venture Bros.-related events and Adult Swim activities up probably in the next couple of days. And for those of you attending who are also super awesome, there's a chance to contribute to coverage for this site.
Please read on for more specific info, but if you're interested please email me with samples of your work and I'll get back to you.
If you haven't listened to Ken Plume's chat with Jackson yet (and you ought to if you haven't) there's some valuable info buried in there about "From The Ladle To The Grave". Namely that a five-song EP of Jacket (Shallow Gravy's lone song) and 'various interpretations of Jacket' will be up on iTunes on August 23rd. The music video, screened at Comic-Con, will also be on iTunes as well as a sort of teaser for the special.
And for even more Shallow Gravy insanity, Adult Swim has also put up their second promo for the special the marathon that precedes it:
And remember, the special airs at midnight on the night of August 28th.
"Nielsen data told us where children ages 12-17 are watching animated programming on basic cable. PTC analysts followed the Nielsen data in order to see exactly what type of material kids are consuming. The findings of this report should be vexing for every parent. The term 'adult' not only describes the nature of the cartoon content itself; it also describes the products being marketed to kids," said PTC President Tim Winter.Obviously parenting and not exposing your kids to whatever you deem unfit is important and the study can provide some valuable insight in that regard, it should be noted that well over half of the content explored by the study were shows airing on Adult Swim which accounted for the vast majority of the offensive content. 100% of all drug references and drug depictions, 95% of the sexual references, 85% of the explicit language and 65% of sexual depictions. So if you have kids and learn anything from the study it should be to not let them watch Adult Swim.
Douglas Lovelace, who has provided his storyboarding skills to every season of The Venture Bros. is up to his old tricks again. Head on over to his eBay items for sale page to check out the latest crop of storyboard auctions, among them the above scene from "Ice Station Impossible". Though clocking in at $99 it is the most expensive item there. If you're more of a frugal shopper you should check out this piece of Dr. Girlfriend looking kind of pissed. You can hang it on your wall and secretly pretend that she's your wife and always angry at you for playing too many video games. I mean, that's kind of weird, but you could totally do it. Don't pretend like you didn't think of it.