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ECCC 2017: Go Team Venture! Dark Horse Announces The Venture Bros. Art Book Based on Hit Adult Swim Series

Dark Horse is excited to offer fans a never-before-seen look at Adult Swim’s The Venture Bros. animated series with artwork and original sketches by Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer.

In Go Team Venture!: The Art and Making of The Venture Bros., writer Ken Plume sits down with series executive producers Publick and Hammer to have an in-depth conversation about the creation of every single episode, from the pilot through season six and beyond. It’s all here, the earliest sketches of Hank and Dean scribbled in a notebook, pitching the series to Adult Swim, learning the ins and outs of animation, character designs for each season, storyboards, painted backgrounds, behind-the-scenes recollections of how the show came together, and more.  This oversized book is the comprehensive companion to the art and making of the The Venture Bros. and includes a foreword from the voice of fan-favorite character Wonder Boy, Patton Oswalt!

Created and directed by Publick, and written and executive produced by Publick and Hammer, The Venture Bros. is an irreverent but affectionate animated television series that chronicles the hair-raising adventures of Hank and Dean Venture, the not-especially-bright twin sons of pill-popping “super-scientist” Dr. Thaddeus “Rusty” Venture. The show premiered as a pilot on Adult Swim in 2003, followed by a full first season in 2004.

Go Team Venture!: The Art and Making of The Venture Bros. hardcover hits shelves August 23, 2017.

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SDCC 2016: Adult Swim Returns

Adult SwimAdult Swim is ready to once again take on one of the largest and most exciting fan experiences of the year during San Diego Comic-Con this month. Fans can always expect the unexpected from Adult Swim, as they dive into celebrity-filled panels and signings featuring series stars, creators and producers from Robot Chicken and Rick and Morty, a new animated sketch show Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio and the much-anticipated Samurai Jack. The free swag will be flying at the network’s official booth in the convention center and also at the exciting Adult Swim on the Green experience overlooking the bay.

First stop, the convention center! Get your game on at the Adult Swim Booth (#3721) with the Return To Feline Fun Hole Slide Mouth, Part 2. Limber up and come lob fishy fun sacks into our illuminated cat holes. Steady your trembling paws and pray your sacrifice to our great glowing kitty doesn’t go unnoticed. If your aim is true, she may cough up something beautiful and exciting.

Need to escape the crowds inside and feel the sun on your face? Adult Swim On The Green is back and it’s gonna be greener than ever. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s on the green behind the convention center at 5th Avenue Landing and Convention Way, Thursday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Everything you’ve ever dreamed of will be up for grabs at the Carnival Midway, which will be full of fancy games and Adult Swim themed prizes. Have your soul photo taken in the Mr. Pickles photo booth, then head over to The Meatwad Full Dome and challenge your mind and stomach to 360 degrees of trance-inducing hallucinations in  “Six Minutes Of Your Life That You’ll Never Get Back.” Back for its fifth year, State Farm® is helping Adult Swim fans best prepare for the con with an Oversized Prizeball Machine that will dispense prizes to maximize fan experience on the green. A few lucky con-goers will win access to exclusive Adult Swim screenings and on-site games. All events are free for those that are 18+. RSVP at AdultSwimPresents.com to fast track your entrance.

The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down, so come cuddle up with Adult Swim under the stars and check out what’s on the horizon with Nighttime on the Green featuring screenings from 8:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. with lineup starting at 7:00 p.m. On Thursday join Toonami Pre-Flight for a night of behind-the-scenes info on our popular anime programming block with your hosts Jason DeMarco, Gill Austin, Steve Blum (Voice of TOM), and Dana Swanson (Voice of SARA). Friday we expose you to the unknown with “Things You’ve Never Seen,” a night of specials and original pilots. For our final night on Saturday, don’t miss an improvised evening with Rick and Morty creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland. Arrive early to get suited up for the show by SNICKERS® in custom Ricky and Morty costumes.

ADULT SWIM PANELS

FRIDAY, JULY 22

Hilton San Diego Bayfront – Indigo Ballroom

Robot Chicken

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Perk up your feathers and lube your gears—the poultry posse’s back to show exclusive, never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes footage of their Emmy Award®-winning series! Co-creator / EP Matthew Senreich, EP / co-head writer Tom Root, EP / co-head writer Doug Goldstein, actor / writer Breckin Meyer and writer / director Tom Sheppard are joined by a very special guest: voice actor Donald Faison (Scrubs). Moderated by Keith Crofford, SVP of production for Adult Swim.

 

Brad Neely’s Harg Nalllin’ Sclopio Peepio

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Show creator Brad Neely (China, IL), executive producer Daniel Weidenfeld (China, IL), co-executive producer Dave Newberg (China, IL) invite you to an exclusive look at the first season of the animated sketch show Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio premiering Sundays at 11:45 p.m. (ET/PT) on [adult swim].

 

Rick and Morty

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Executive producers Dan Harmon (Community) & Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), writer / producer Ryan Ridley (Community) and voice talent Spencer Grammer (Greek), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs) and Chris Parnell (Archer) invite fans for a sneak peek of the highly-anticipated third season. Moderated by Brian Q. Quinn (Impractical Jokers).

 

Samurai Jack

3:15pm – 4:00pm

Join creator / director Genndy Tartakovsky, head writer Darrick Bachman, art director Scott Wills, storyboard artist Bryan Andrews and character designer Craig Kellman as they give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming revival of hit animated action-adventure series Samurai Jack. Moderated by Tom Kenny (Samurai Jack, SpongeBob SquarePants).

ADULT SWIM SIGNINGS

Tickets are required for all signings at the Adult Swim Booth (#3721). A limited number of tickets will be given out at the booth on the day-of. First come. First served.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 23

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Samurai Jack

Adult Swim Booth #3721

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.      Rick and Morty

Adult Swim Booth #3721

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.      Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio

Adult Swim Booth #3721

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.      Robot Chicken

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One-Punch Man Anime Debuts on Toonami July 16th

OnePunchMan-Anime-KeyArtVIZ Media has announced the North American broadcast debut of One-Punch Man on Adult Swim’s Toonami. VIZ Media and Adult Swim’s Toonami team made the announcement before a packed audience of fans at the nation’s largest anime convention – Anime Expo – held this past weekend in Los Angeles.

The action adventure about an uncanny superhero with a knockout punch is scheduled to premiere on July 16th (time to be announced), with future episodes set to air each Saturday. Toonami is the anime programming block on Adult Swim, Turner’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults.

One-Punch Man is based on the bestselling manga series (the latest chapters serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump, and graphic novels published by VIZ Media; rated ‘T for Teens), created by writer ONE and artist Yusuke Murata. The anime series was animated by the renowned Japanese studio, Madhouse, and helmed by famed anime director, Shingo Natsume, (Space Dandy, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos), and features character designs by Chikashi Kubota (From the New World, Robotics:notes). For its broadcast premiere on Toonami, ONE-PUNCH MAN will feature a notable cast of English voice actors including Max Mittelman (as Saitama), Zach Aguilar (as Genos), Robbie Daymond (as Mumen Rider) and Erik Kimerer (as Speed-o’-Sound Sonic).

In One-Punch Man, Saitama only became a hero for fun, but after three years of “special” training, he finds that he can beat even the mightiest opponents with a single punch. Though he faces new enemies every day, it turns out being devastatingly powerful is actually kind of a bore. Can a hero be too strong?

Viz Announces the Premiere of Hunter X Hunter on Adult Swim

HunterXHunter-2011Anime-KeyImage-LgVIZ Media has announced the launch of the all new Hunter X Hunter anime series on Adult Swim’s Toonami.

The first episode of the action-packed, supernatural adventure series will premiere on Saturday, April 16 at 1:00 a.m. EST/PST, with future episodes to air each Saturday. Toonami is the anime programming block on Adult Swim, Turner’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults.

This latest anime property to join the VIZ Media catalog was produced in 2011 by the famed animation studio, MADHOUSE, and was broadcast in Japan on Nippon TV. The series reboots the popular Hunter X Hunter manga series created by Yoshihiro Togashi. For the North American debut, VIZ Media has assembled a fresh cast of talented voice actors that includes Erica Mendez as Gon Freecss, Cristina Vee as Killua Zoldyck, Matthew Mercer as Leorio, Keith Silverstein as Hisoka, and Erika Harlacher as Kurapika.

In the original Hunter X Hunter manga series, which is also published in print and digitally by VIZ Media, Hunters are a special breed, dedicated to tracking down treasures, magical beasts, and even other people. But such pursuits require a license, and less than one in a hundred thousand can pass the grueling qualification exam. Those who do pass gain access to restricted areas, amazing stores of information, and the right to call themselves Hunters.

In the Hunter X Hunter anime series, abundant riches, hidden treasures, fearsome monsters, and exotic creatures are scattered around the world… Gon departs on a journey to become a Pro Hunter who risks his life in search of the unknown. Along the way, he meets other applicants for the Hunter exam: Kurapika, Leorio, and Killua. Can Gon pass the rigorous challenges of the Hunter exam and become the best Hunter in the world!? His wild and epic journey is about to begin!!

Listen to Talking The Venture Bros Podcast Season 6 Episode 8 on Demand

On demand: iTunes ¦ Sound Cloud ¦ Stitcher

The finale of season 6 of Venture Bros. gets the Graphic Policy Radio treatment! All obscure references explained! From defunct NYC nightclubs to Edgar Allan Poe to super-powered Nazis.

Join pop culture and history experts Steven Attewell (whose secret identity is that he’s an actual historian) and Elana Levin (who’s secret identity is that she used to go clubbing) discuss Venture Bros episode 8 “Red Means Stop.”


Had a great time doing last night’s podcast with @racefortheironthrone. It’s been an ambitious year at @graphicpolicy radio. We’ve done so many podcasts, deep dives into the content of fantastic shows like this one.

Thanks for everyone who’s helped promote the show. Thanks to @mrchrisgeorge for his amazing art. Having those character designs on tumblr to reflect on was super helpful.

This season of the show has been outstanding. There are a few episodes that felt like they were literally made for me. Namely “Maybe No Go” with all the reflections on New Romantics music. And “It Happening One Night” which basically justified my college research on Warhol.

The Venture Bros makes a show about things that I love. It’s a show where characters show real growth and development and story-arcs. It’s a show with careful and beautiful animation. The character designs are the best around. This is a season that loves NY. I hope they stick around here for more!

Listen Talking The Venture Bros Podcast Season 6 Episode 8, LIVE this Wednesday

venture-bros-logo-e1445361617820The finale of season 6 of Venture Bros. gets the Graphic Policy Radio treatment! All obscure references explained! From defunct NYC nightclubs to Edgar Allan Poe to super-powered Nazis.

Listen to our resident experts discuss the episode LIVE tonight at 10pm ET.

Join pop culture and history experts Steven Attewell (whose secret identity is that he’s an actual historian) and Elana Levin (who’s secret identity is that she used to go clubbing) discuss Venture Bros episode 8 “Red Means Stop”.

Listen in LIVE tonight.

Listen to Talking Venture Bros. Season 6 Episode 7 on Demand

On demand: iTunes ¦ Sound Cloud ¦ Stitcher

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a Venture Brothers podcaster. After our deep dive into Warholiana last episode, Elana and Steve are back to discuss Martin Scorsese, 70s serial killers, the political economy of supervillainy, and Christopher Motherfucking Lambert.

In this podcast we continue to explore the series as pop culture history geeks, drawing out themes and references present in each episode. Steven is a Professor of US history. Elana writes about comics, worked in NYC politics and is qualified to evaluate the success of musical pastiches in numerous genres.

Talking Venture Bros. Season 6 Episode 7 LIVE This Wednesday

venture-bros-logo-e1445361617820As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a Venture Brothers podcaster. After our deep dive into Warholiana last episode, Elana and Steve are back to discuss Martin Scorsese, 70s serial killers, the political economy of supervillainy, and Christopher Motherfucking Lambert.

Listen to the show LIVE tonight at 9pm ET.

In this podcast we continue to explore the series as pop culture history geeks, drawing out themes and references present in each episode. Steven is a Professor of US history. “Elana writes about comics, worked in NYC politics and is qualified to evaluate the success of musical pastiches in numerous genres. Expect more then 15 minutes of expertise.

You can catch the show this Wednesday at 9pm ET.

Listen to Talking Venture Bros. Season 6 Episode 5 and 6 on Demand

On demand: iTunes ¦ Sound Cloud ¦ Stitcher

Science Fiction Double Feature! After a week off, Elana and Steven are covering the fifth and sixth episodes of Season 6 of the Venture Brothers: “Tanks for Nothing” and “It Happening One Night.”

In this podcast we continue to explore the series as pop culture history geeks, drawing out themes and references present in each episode. Steven is a Professor of US history. Elana has a BA in Studied Warhol A Lot (came in handy for episode 6). Expect more then 15 minutes of expertise.

Talking Venture Bros. Season 6 Episode 5 and 6 this Wednesday LIVE

venture-bros-logo-e1445361617820Science Fiction Double Feature! After a week off, Elana and Steven are covering the fifth and sixth episodes of Season 6 of the Venture Brothers: “Tanks for Nothing” and “It Happening One Night.”

In this podcast we continue to explore the series as pop culture history geeks, drawing out themes and references present in each episode. Steven is a Professor of US history. Elana has a BA in Studied Warhol A Lot (came in handy for episode 6). Expect more then 15 minutes of expertise.

The episode airs LIVE this Wednesday at 10pm ET.

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