Well, to be fair, the sixth season debuted last night, so a big media push is only natural. Emily Nussbaum did the honors for The New Yorker, citing “a hero who fights villains, with fun violence, the occasional fart joke, and a slight edge of Bushwick cool-kid hipness.” They even got creator Pendleton Ward to do an illo for the piece (left). Lev Grossman took it on for Time Magazine, but now Time is behind a paywall, so you’ll just have to imagine what it says.
Ben Towle did read the piece and found a passage to give pause:
From this week's TIME article on Adventure Time. As a cartoonist, I'm never sure how to take this kinda thing. pic.twitter.com/awA3ohbbpS
— Ben Towle (@ben_towle) April 20, 2014
Cartooning and tromboning — definitely a thing now.
Speaking of season six, here’s a preview of an episode directed by Masaaki Yuasa, a Japanese animator known for Mind Game, Kick-Heart, and the anime based on Taiyo Matsumoto’s Ping Pong.