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‘This is possibly my most favourite interview I have ever done. It happened at the tail end of 2010 when I was still writing for adultswim.co.uk (sadly deceased). Venture Brothers Season 4 was coming to an end and we were all anxiously waiting to see what the finale would bring.
My brief was to do a profile piece on Doc and Jackson for my ‘Gritty Guides to..’ blog but I went one step further and through the magic of Facebook and a lot of luck I managed to secure a late night Skype interview with the Venture Brothers creators live from the Astro Base. It manifested itself as a video chat over Skype at 1am and I managed to snag the audio. When this was put on the blog it was in the form of a painfully transcribed two part piece, but now you get to hear the whole thing in its entirety. A full hour of Venture loveliness and off-topic babbling with two of the most entertaining people I’ve ever had the pleasure to interview.
This was really a catalyst for what was to come. On the back of this interview we met up with Jackson Publick in London where we saw Pulp in Hyde Park together and from there the idea of this film grew and blossomed into what it is today (thanks mainly to some genius levels of dealings and schemings by Michelle).
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Liz Artinian, color supervisor for The Venture Bros., has a Kickstarter campaign going on right now for the annual New York gallery show she organizes, Too Art for TV.
Since 2006, Too Art for TV has brought together animation artists for a large, juried group show. Previously, the show hopped from gallery to gallery. This year, Too Art for TV marks the opening of Artinian’s new space Bunnycutlet Gallery in Williamsburg. The Kickstarter campaign aims to raise $15,000 to cover some of the costs of opening the space. With just under two weeks left of the campaign, Too Art for TV has surpassed the halfway point to goal. Because it’s Kickstarter, though, they will need to reach the goal to get any of the funds.
Too Art for TV is a cool project and there are a lot of incentives that will appeal to animation fans. For pledges of $125, donors can select a giclee print from one of several artists, including Artinian, Chris George (The Venture Bros.), Devin Clark (Ugly Americans), Jackson Publick and more. At the $300 level, you can pick up a 20″x24″ signed giclee print from Superjail! creator Christy Karacas. There are also postcard sets, prints packages and even a few original paintings available. You only have until November 8 to pledge, so don’t lag on this.
“We’re making Season 5 right now,” Publick said. “We haven’t gotten any animation back yet – it’s coming, like, next week but we do have a little something to show you.”
With that, fans were treated to a 10-minute animatic providing a glimpse of new locations, new characters and a few scenes from the fifth season. Throughout the video, the crowd regularly broke into fits of laughter and cheers.
“There’s actually a Season 6,” Hammer said. “Also, this is not the last season. Even if you watch Season 5 and you’re like, ‘Aw, they got so bad,’ which you won’t because it’s awesome.”
As the two left the stage, Hammer joked, “We’re super-apologetic for putting out our show every two-and-a-half years.”
“The Venture Brothers came to San Diego Comic-Con and spoke to a packed house filled with some of the best cosplayers in all of fandom. All the fans in the crowd waited with baited breath for the announcement of when season five would premiere. Their anticipation was paid off when show creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer told them that they would get a Halloween special for this year, with new episodes starting in early 2013.
The crowd was then treated to an animatics preview of the upcoming season. The preview had plenty of laughs and included shots of Sgt. Hatred with bitch tits, Doc Venture and Billy Quizboy doing a ventriloquist act, and the promise that Brock Samson will be in the whole season. We also learned that The Monarch is a big Game of Thrones fan, but that Dr. Mrs. The Monarch is not. Judging from the limited footage shown, it looks like we’re in for another excellent season.
Several guest stars were announced for the upcoming season. J.K. Simmons will guest star in the Halloween special. Other guest voices for the season include Aziz Ansari, John Hodgman, Tim Meadows, Gillian Jacobs, and Paget Brewster.
One other thing that was announced is that there will be another hour-long special between seasons five and six.”
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.