Here's a sneak peek at the finished art for the Venture Bros. Season 2 DVD interior wraparound cover; a colorful, retro collision of my illustrations and the design stylings of Duke Aber down at Williams Street. The DVD project is nearly complete--after an exhausting month and a half of work, we're delivering the special features this week, including:
• Commentary by Doc and Me on all episodes, plus special appearances by James Urbaniak or Mike Sinterniklaas on a few)
• Deleted Scenes (some from animatics, some from finished animation)
• "Deep Inside AstroBase Go!" informative super-documentary about the inner workings of the fabled space station/animation studio, as narrated by Master Billy Quizboy and Pete White
• Surround Sound
...and you can already pre-order it from amazon.com
The original cover illustrations are all individual ink wash drawings, about 8 1/2 x 11", and I might make some of them available for sale on eBay or something in the coming months, if anyone's interested.
Speaking of eBay, in lieu of any real merchandising, one can now bid on a rare Venture Bros.-related item of distinction: a poster designed by Doc Hammer for this year's Gonzo FilmFest at DragonCon (see earlier entry for details of that evening's shenanigans), which we both signed in silver Sharpie. Surely that beats a clumsy heat-transfer bootleg t-shirt, no?
Oh, and we've begun writing Season 3...
We Love You,