One difficult thing about working on The Venture Bros is trying to describe the show to friends and family who haven’t seen it.
Summarizing the premise is easy enough, something along the lines of “Remember Jonny Quest? OK, this is what would happen if he grew up to be a really shitty father and forced his kids to go through the same childhood he did.”
What’s actually challenging is attempting to convey the increasing complexity of the characters’ development and relationships, which for me is what makes the show so good. For the viewer, it began with a simple enough idea, one largely based on satirical homage, but has since developed its own engrossing and truly unique dramatic universe.
It isn’t simply an “adult cartoon show”. It is rich, layered, and unlike most comedy programs you really do need to watch it from the beginning to appreciate what’s coming in the new season.
This is why I was happy to find out adult swim is providing 2 easily digestible information items for people who either haven’t watched the show before, or have forgotten everything in the 2 years since season 4.
Now I have a way for my relatives and friends to be able to share in the work I am so very proud of. And everyone can look forward to an amazing new season of what I consider to be one of the best shows ever.
This is from over 2 years ago but I just now realized I never put it on my blog! It’s the animated music video I made for The Ditty Committee’s “Meat & Money, Inc.” who you can check out at dittycommittee.com
Also, make your day better by checking out lead singer Gideon Kendall’s website to see what someone doing everything ever all the time looks like.
DAY 11 of our 6-Artists-in-12-Days FANTASTIC ANIMALS series is Efraim Acevedo Klein, a Brooklyn based fine art painter and filmmaker. Efraim’s work explores the kind of alienation and dis-jointed human relationships that plague an urban lifestyle. His reoccurring use of anthropomorphized animals is a device that, while deceivingly adds charm, further underscores a sense of “other” from the viewer’s point of view. His success as an artist is his ability to make room for playfulness within the feelings of distance he seeks to evoke. Here is a sneak peek snippet his 30”x40” acrylic painting painting entitled “First Show,” on view for the upcoming exhibit Fantastic Animals, opening Friday, April 5th (7pm-10pm) at the Bunnycutlet Gallery.
Keep your eyes peeled on adultswim tonight if you love us and new things from us. We’ve cut two 30-second commercial clip spots for the upcoming Venture Bros. Season 5 premiere episode, and I’m told they’ll be running them this weekend.
IT TOOK SO MUCH TIME/WORK FOR US TO MAKE THIS SHOW BUT ITS FINALLY HAPPENING YOU GOTTA GET READY