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Pendleton Ward

  1. The Mary Sue Exclusive Interview: Olivia Olson, Voice of Marceline the Vampire Queen

    Interview

    What time is it? Interview Time! Abrams Books, in partnership with Cartoon Network, has put out The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia, a definitive companion to the ever-popular television series, and it is worth a look. Written in character by Martin Olson, who voices His Lowness Hunson Abadeer, Lord of the Nightosphere, on the show, the book is a lavishly illustrated guide to the Land of Ooo, featuring work by cartoonists Renee French, Tony Millionaire, Celeste Moreno, Aisleen Romano, and Mahendra Singh, and designed by Sean Tejaratchi. With extensive character notes, commentary from series characters Finn, Jake, and Hunson’s daughter, Marceline, and a wealth of information about the mysterious, post-apocalyptic world, the Encyclopaedia is a tempting treat for fans of the cartoon. In honor of the book’s release, I had a chat with voice actress (and real-life as well as in-show daughter to Martin Olson) Olivia Olson, who plays Marceline, to talk about bringing life to the undead Vampire Queen, meeting her gender-swapped counterpart, and what it’s like to work with her father.

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  2. Watch a Whole Episode of The Bravest Warriors A New Series From the Creator of Adventure Time

    Oh Mah Glob Guys

    If you're wondering why The Bravest Warriors looks and sounds so much like Adventure Time, it's because it's the creation of Pendleton Ward, guy behind Adventure Time (and the voice of Lumpy Space Princess). The show is aimed towards a slightly more adult audience, however, which seems like a weird thing to say about Adventure Time, which just had an episode about, well, the effects of dementia on the relationship between a father and daughter, basically. Another difference between this an Adventure Time, much to the delight of AT fans without cable everywhere, is that it will be airing not on television, but on the Cartoon Hangover YouTube channel. And please, everyone. Find constructive ways to channel your moop.

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  3. Things We Saw Today: Hit The Green With This Batmobile Golf Cart

    Things We Saw Today

    Who needs skill when you can rely on intimidating your friends with your badass golf cart? (via Reddit.)

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  4. Inside the Fun Factory: An Elucidating Discussion with Pendleton Ward, the Creator of Adventure Time

    Pendleton Ward talks like you'd expect the creator of an anarchic frenetic, cartoon like Adventure Time with Finn and Jake to talk. His sentences often circle back on themselves, tinged with a West Coast laid-backness, which again seems quite commensurate with his job. But as cool and fun as his show is, it also has a big heart which was just as present when Ward spoke.

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  5. Adventure Time‘s Marceline Gets Her Own Comicbook Spinoff, by the Creator of Octopus Pie

    Good News Everyone!

    Marceline the Vampire Queen is one of the radder characters (if I may say so myself) of Pendleton Ward's Adventure Time... I mean, the show has a great extended cast of some pretty awesome princesses like Princess Bubblegum and Lumpy Space Princess, but Marceline... well. She's a queen. Boom! Studios is in charge of the Adventure Time comics, and frankly I'm in love with the way they're putting them together, by hiring not from the paper comics establishment but getting Ryan North of Dinosaur Comics to write (Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb are drawing). It's paid off, with the comic going to multiple printings. Boom! announced yesterday that they'd be playing on that success with by giving Marceline (and Princess Bubblegum) their own comic miniseries starting this July. And not only are we getting a comic about Adventure Time's infamous are-they-saying-what-I-think-they're-saying? lady couple, it's going to be written by the internet's own Meredith Gran, of Octopus Pie. Here are some of the awesome covers for the series, by awesome ladies:

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  6. Things We Saw Today: The X-Community

    Things We Saw Today

    Illustrator Aviv Or has single-handedly given us something wonderful to tide us over until Community comes back to NBC's lineup in the spring: Xaver's Community College For Gifted Students. Of course they are. Visit Imgur for individual pics.

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  7. Pendleton Ward and Natasha Allegri of Adventure Time Made a Movie About Pokémon and Farts

    hold on to your butts

    I'm not gonna lie. This video doesn't have much to do with Pokémon, other than that it's got the characters in. It's mostly about farts. Does proper care of a Onix actually demand occasional applications of spackle or grout? Because if that's true I think it's awesome. Key quote:

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  8. The 2010 Emmy Nominations: Ultimate Geek-Out

    This morning, the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced. And while that's generally exciting for a TV nerd such as myself, this is a system for geeks you're reading on. So I have embarked on an epic mission: I am going through all the nominations (not just the elitist ones that actually get into the televised awards show), category by category, to provide a full-on geek perspective. The only ones that shall be skipped are those with no good geeky offerings, or the ones where you don't even know what the name of the category means. In other words, here's everything that matters to a geeky television viewer. For reference and your personal knowledge-accumulating pleasure, here is the full list of nominees. For those of you who care more about which shows prevailed, here is the nomination summary, that just states number of nominations per program without specifying the categories. I'm going to be going in order through the categories as they appear in the full list linked above so that it's easy for you to follow along at home. Ready? Let's begin.

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