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but we love your forehead!

congrats!

She's the cutest! Congrats to the family. :)

On the topic of Dragon*Con...I was drinking with a guy Sunday night who had taken it upon himself to "confiscate" all available HIV Awareness pamphlets from some hotel lobby and "inform" every con-goer he could about the subject. While drunk. He claimed he cornered you and Doc in an elevator, pressed the subject of AC Slater's opinion on HIV, and probably pissed you both off. He was sorely embarrassed that, in his drunken convention loving stupor, he didn't recognize either of you until his entirely sober friend later informed him of his faux pas.

Holy shit! Tom Atkins! He was fucking awesome in Night Of The Creeps.


(Brick was indeed very good.)

Oh my god, I can't tell you how awesome it is that the Season 2 DVD will (hopefully) be coming out as soon as March. Love how the current season is going so far, though I'll admit to wanting to see LOTS more of the Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend. I hope they get lots of action in the season finale.

PS: Are we ever going to learn anything about Mom Venture?

You will get both of your wishes in "I Know Why The Caged Bird Kills." Sort of.

i love you and i want you inside of me.

In retrospect, "Love-Bheits" (the first episode produced this season) probably should have aired before "20 Years to Midnight" because of the reference to the Impossible family dressing up as the Fantastic Four, since I doubt they'd be engaging in a whole lot of fun family interaction after the latter's events.

I actually figured that it wasn't necessarily Richard, Susan, Ned, and Cody who went to the costume party, just Richard and three of his Impossible Industries employees we haven't seen (or really needed to see).

I hate to say it, but I hostly don't expect that degree of continuity from this show. Doctor Venture loses an arm, H.E.L.P.eR get's wild styling or is destroyed, and with all the crazy irreparable harm that's done, the next show starts where it wants.

Also, nobody said you have to air a show in chronological order.

I'm so glad you and doc were at Dragon Con... Hope to see ya next year!!!

So are you going to turn your niece into a Girl Adventurer and totally traumatize her in the style of "Rusty"? Or is she going to find the kill switch on Soulbot?

I can't see why anyone would be confused about that part in "20 years to midnight". It seemed pretty clear Jonas Venture Jr. wrote Jonny a bunch of fake prescriptions.

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Sadly, slim to none. My camera's battery was dead the day I finished it and had to drop it off at Kid Robot, and I only managed to squeak off a couple of not high quality pictures of it at the opening tonight (one of which is the pic in my journal). I am a terrible archivist when it comes to my own work.

Fallen Arches may have been the greatest 20-some minutes of my life to date. Thank you.

Yes, that was definitely the best episode so far.

Good to see ya at the Con, my man...and congrats on being an uncle. Caught BRICK last night, coincidentally, and loved the hell out of it. And snce you're too lazy to do it....here's a shot for your viewing pleasure:



I be the one on the left. I.e. the cat with that little wrestling website.

Peace be wid ya....

-Santiago

Here's me with all the jealousy. Look deeply into my jealousy.

There are days that I really resent being poor and stuck in Michigan.

Actually, I quite like your forehead. Who's saying mean things about your forehead?

I don't think he mentioned that anybody was saying anything about his forehead. He just mentioned his own forehead. You are "projecting". So what have YOU heard?

Tangent

(Anonymous)
Just out of curiousity, if you were going to imagine Dr. Venture in reality, what would his facial hair look like? Goatee? Weird neck-beard with pointy chin thing?

I only ask because the answer could have some Halloween related consequences. If it's a neck beard I'd better stop shaving soonish

Have you seen Ed Norton lately? He's totally turning into Doc Venture. :) He'd be perfect...

And I think Doc probably manscapes his facial hair pretty meticulously. He just seems the type to spend an hour in the bathroom looking "perfect." So I wouldn't bother growing out anything on the neck. He'd think neck hair is gauche.

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I'll chime in my thanks about the con appearances. You two were fantastic, as was 'Caged Bird', though I have to admit, that 'short' about the music stylings of Ludwig Von Duck or whatever the fuck his name was proved to be a test of pure mettle.

That being said, it was still worth it.

To Brick, it is out on DVD and if you can find it kicking around, they issues a Brick 'slang' dictionary a while back. The movie is great without it, but getting some clarity on the lingo helps quite a bit.

nothing important

(Anonymous)
grats on your newly found unclehood first off, awesome dunny 2nd (but dear god how i want some REAL venture toys soon) and 3rd off awesome friggin season, after how much i loved season 1 i was sure 1 of 2 things would happen, A the show would get cancled since adult swim as far as i can tell is in fact run by 3 year old chimps, or B it would totally suck, glad neither happened (and with the talk of season 3 maybe even the chimps are learning). i did have one question for you, i've been a collector of animation art for a long time now and i was wondering if you guys were ever planning on making some venture production art available, i'd asume there are only sketeches of the show as i don't think it's cel animated. owning my very own Baron Underbite sketch would be even cooler then my very own Baron Underbite action figure (which have i mentioned i NEEEEED to be made soon :-P) anyway thanks for reading if you did and keep up the awesomeness

Always wonderful to hear from you, and get the inside scoop on your daily grind.

I continue to rage feverishly over every new Venture Bros. esisode that airs, and continue to DVR every single one of them. So I will have my very own (kind of) complete Season 2 before it is actually released on DVD. And you can bet that they wont be removed from my DVR (to my own will!) until I have that sweet piece of plastic and cardboard in my sweaty little palms.

Your niece is quite cute. I have a little one of my own, which is why I have not made the trek to see you folks at any of the cons. Maybe if there is some Seattle based con in the future, I will have to make it with the sole purpose of praising you with compliments on one of the greatest television shows ever created, but of course, you already know that.

Anyway, have a great one and keep up the wonderful work on the Venture Bros.


Congrats on the niece. She looks pink and healthy. And you're going to love being an uncle. You get to play with the kids and have fun, and then when they get all stinky you can just hand them back.

And thank you so much for finding the time to attend Dragon*Con. You and Doc really made it a wonderful experience. Your panels were great, fun and interesting. And I think everyone appreciated how open and friendly you were. I've already started working on a new badge design for next year and other table projects. And progress continues on the H.E.L.P.eR. I mentioned (except I forgot to say that he's only 4' tall due to travel issues and should be radio controlled). I was also thrilled by all the comic artists who kept coming by the table talking about how much they love Venture Bros.

Thanks again for everything. :)

Conratulations on unclehood! Making up words is a gift you get as an uncle, so no one can fight you on it or have to take on the League of Uncles' lawyers. Let me tell you this, those lawyers are vicious.

Congratulations on the niece. :)

BTW, "Fallen Arches" was hilarious.

Glad to hear about a possible 3rd season. Congrats!!

Will it be possible for the 2nd season episodes to be shown in the correct production order when it arrives on DVD next year? You know have the episodes arranged via production order rather than airdate? Because Arrested Development also suffered from that same fate. Some of the Season 1 episodes aired out of production order, and that's a show you have to see in the correct production order rather than how it aired on FOX (the episodes on G4 air via how it aired on FOX). Luckily the DVD's have the correct production order.

"Firefly" did the same thing, but that was totally a network decision. *shakes angry fist at Fox* Damn you Fox.

You don't speak up often, but when you do you're a goldmine of info. Glad to hear that the second DVD and third season are on something of a fast track -- I'm guesssing the swift sales of Volume One aided in those decisions.

Speaking of DVDs (and clumsy transitions), I picked up The Tick last week and have been watching for your (other) name in the credits, but it hasn't popped up yet. (Of course, I'm parceling out the episodes, so I'm only in the middle of disc one.) When did you start working on the show? Also, do you know why the "Mole Men" episode you wrote was left off the set?

Here's how it went down: The first season was originally going to be a six episode test run, or a mid-season kind of thing or something. Ben was out in L.A. producing those episodes when I was in N.Y. writing for a Tick spin-off comic book (having been hired precisely because Ben would be too busy on the cartoon to make any more Tick comics for the foreseeable future). At some point Fox decided to up the order to a full 13 episodes, so Ben asked me to write one--"The Tick Vs. The Mole Men"--which, as you know, is not included on the set (I also did my first storyboard ever for that episode). So I came onto the show mid-way through season one (around 1994). I still don't know the exact reason why the episode has been excluded. I'm told it's a copyright issue, but have no other details about it. Speculation has been that Cindy Crawford, who is loosely parodied in that episode, objected--but I have absolutely no confirmation of that. It could be for any number of reasons one would never suspect.

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Glad to hear things are going well- I, um, haven't had cable for a couple years now, and while I guess I could watch the eps online, I just haven't had the patience for it. But all of my online buds adore the second season, so I'm very glad to hear about the DVD release. Keep us posted, please, as my wallet is just aching to open and spew its contents on a Best Buy counter for some more sweet, sweet Venturing.

Brick is indeed teh awesome. Everybody should buy the DVD, and then buy another one, in case the first DVD is unable to fulfill it's duties of being brilliant 24/7.

Zombieland: an online horror novel

Hell yes, Brick. It has been really sad seeing the same 20 copies of it sitting on the shelf at work while Bring it on 3: Direct to DVD sells like dick cream.

brick was o.k.

(Anonymous)
Brick was an interesting exercise in language, but o.k. otherwise. Brick loses it's lustre on the second viewing and actually becomes sort-of lame.

OMG I MUST HAVE THAT DUNNY!

I am so thankful you are on iTunes that I fall asleep to the show every night on my iPod.

And not that I have fanboy'd it up... I will run away in shame.

Grats on your uncle-ness! So far season two has kept me rolling on the floor and exhorting my minion to watch.

I have to say though season one left us with a lasting and what will probably be eternal quote:

"It's like two ninjas taped together to form one giant ninja."

I laugh out loud every time I say that.

Best. Line. Ever.

That's one of my favorite lines ever, too. Penned by Doc Hammer, who also wrote the Lizzie Borden Vs. Anne Frank argument that probably ties it for first place in my book.

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