Lately this is mostly me Tom, but I'm sure Pete will be posting stuff once in a blue moon. He's doing photo retouching in NYC and I'm a former character designer, current writer/storyboarder on Adventure Time at Cartoon Network in LA.
Over on the Meathaus blog, Chris McD just posted a preview handful of the Adventure Time concept drawings of mine which are included in his new Art of Ooo book. Here’s a couple; you can see a bunch more over on the Meathaus site, and, of course, you can buy the book, which rules, to see a TON more.
12:52 pm • 7 October 2014 • 344 notes
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Steve and me pitching the season seven premiere in California’s coldest conference room (photo snatched from Kent Osborne).
7:17 pm • 26 September 2014 • 142 notes
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looks like my vine of the Art of OOO book has been making the rounds online.
Adventure Time - The Art of Ooo - 6sec preview.
Friday reminder: The Art of Ooo, written by Chris McDonnell, will be available for your coffee table on Rocktober 14.
I’m in here! Didja see me? This is a really amazing book full of a lotta fun stuff from the show makin process that doesn’t always get to be seen! I would very much recommend it
Read me say stupid things. Look at some of my old drawings :) Couldn’t be more proud and honored.
This book gets my fullest, two-thumbs-uppest endorsement… I can’t imagine a better possible version of this thing. So dense, so thorough. Two thumbs up. Thanks/Congrats, Chris!
6:01 pm • 26 September 2014 • 2,964 notes
Way back in April I did a panel discussion with Pen Ward, Jaime Hernandez and Bryan Lee O’Malley for Robin McConnell’s Inkstuds podcast- and now it’s online and you can listen to it here. Up above is the jam comic we made onstage with my old buddy Brandon Graham who was cohosting. Came out pretty good… pretty seamless.
11:22 pm • 29 July 2014 • 127 notes
Ocarina promo by writer/storyboard artist Steve Wolfhard
premieres Thursday, July 17th at 7/6c.
This is my last week in Los Angeles so instead of making a fresh image to promote ‘Ocarina’ here’s a cut scene that I really like.
'Ocarina' is based on an idea I had been fixating on for ages. I think the episode turned out pretty good.
I love the pups!
note: The scene stayed in but the dialog was revised.
Ocarina tonight! Hope y’all dig it.
11:26 am • 17 July 2014 • 1,044 notes
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Adventure Time Nominated for Emmy
Guess who just got nominated for an Emmy? If you’ve looked over this morning’s list of nominees or read the above “Adventure Time Nominated for Emmy,” you’d know the answer is Adventure Time. The episode up for the statue this year is “Be More,” and the category is Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program.
Congratulations and best of luck next month to Pen, Tom, Steve, Nate, Nick, Kelly, and the entire cast and crew.
3:26 pm • 10 July 2014 • 5,276 notes
*Severian of Nessus
*The giant Baldanders
Just finished rereading Gene Wolfe’s Book of the New Sun. Still haven’t read The Urth of the New Sun, but it’s on deck.
7:21 pm • 3 July 2014 • 441 notes
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The youngest temptress offers
wealth from hands of fire.
And you accept not in the name of wealth,
nor in the name of truth,
but for the state of truth.
For to deny her offer is to abstain-
not from acting but from choosing;
whether steered by wisdom and will
or by trepidation,
you leave virginal,
You may as well not
have had the choice at all.
For you see now, face to face,
it’s not jewels she offers,
the burning, not the gems.
For the burn is true.
Truer than riches
(which have no power to change),
as black is darker than white,
and truer by far
than your conception of self
as hero or coward;
truer than your world of thought.
So what choice do you have?
You can tell her “later”,
but you can’t
look her in her eyes and
tell her “no”.
5:19 pm • 15 June 2014 • 47 notes
The Tower promo by writer/storyboard artist Tom Herpich
…to celebrate Steve’s and my upcoming episode: my first and last Adventure Time tarot card illustration- THE TOWER! This upcoming Monday at 6. Check it out.
5:16 pm • 1 May 2014 • 2,961 notes
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Wake Up/Escape from the Citadel promo by writer/storyboard artist Steve Wolfhard
Adventure Time: Season 6 begins
Super excited about this one. It’s a biggie.
Man, season 6… gettin’ heavy.
12:18 am • 17 April 2014 • 5,562 notes
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TWO new Adventure Times this Monday- sort of! Lemonhope returns in a two-parter written and storyboarded by Steve Wolfhard and myself. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, things’ll change, things’ll stay the same! This Monday at seven on Cartoon Network- check it out.
5:47 pm • 5 March 2014 • 1,835 notes
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