Jackson Publick emerges from hibernation with a long post covering LOTS of stuff, including the next season of THE VENTURE BROTHERS. Season 4 has also been greenlit.
The start of a new season is a parade of paralyzing possibilities—a tug of war between paradoxical, insecure thoughts of “how are we possibly going to come up with 13 new stories?” and “where am I going to put all these ideas?”—as hundreds of random thoughts, jokes, chunks of dialogue, half-baked plots and doodles fill up your notebook, post-its, stray pieces of printer paper and available napkins, then jockey for the pole position in your personal writing queue. You look them over. You look at some of last year’s unused material. You turn them over in your head. You kind of wait anxiously for one of them to stand out from the rest, take off in your imagination and roll downhill collecting more details and colliding into other ideas to start formulating a genuine story with a theme and B plots and everything—because until then you’re just a scatterbrained mess who both loves and loathes every idea that pours out of your head.
[snip]So what’s gonna happen this season? We couldn’t tell you if we wanted to. I’ve definitely got a short list of characters we neglected last season who I’d like to hit harder this time around, as well as a list of characters I’m personally boycotting for at least the first part of the season. And then there are some new guys and gals we’re hoping to breathe life into. Hopefully it’ll be great. You should watch them when they come on TV.
The new season will probably start about this time next year. The great Stephen DeStefano has returned as Storyboard Director. (There’s a nice interview with DeStefano at Frederator, btw.)
The above art is an unused cover rough for the Season 2 dvd. Woot!