Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Calling Dr. Venture, your back end is sticking out of the boob tube!

Here are a few super quick sketches of Dr. Venture and Brock Sampson from the Venture Brothers cartoon series that airs on Cartoon Network. I hadn't seen the show until a co-worker of mine recently brought in the DVD set for season 1. I think it's hysterical. It seems to follow the creative mantra of most things created by folks in my generation (or younger), which is to poke fun at everything and anything that moves, especially the things we cherished as kids.

This show is loosely based on the old Johnny Quest cartoon, which had a big impact on me as a kid. Not as big as Star Wars, but big enough. The fact that the Venture Brothers pokes loving fun at every show or movie that influenced me as a kid makes it a natural fit. Season 2 just started up and I sketched these while watching the show. I think it would be fun to do some storyboards for the show. Maybe I'll do some more sketches of them later...

4 comments:

John Gallagher said...

Mike-- alot of the Venture characters were designed by Bill Presing, of Rex Steele, Nazi Smasher fame-- he has since moved opn to Pixar

-gallagher

UrbanBarbarian said...

Hey Mike! Just found your blog! I'll be linking you up directly! Stunning work here! I've missed a bunch of posts since I was away in NYC!

UrbanBarbarian said...

Check out Martin Witig's blog. I believe he designed quite a bit of the Venture Bros and he just kicks ass in general!

http://martinwittig.blogspot.com/

Penickart said...

Hey! Two more buddies! Thanks for the info, guys. I'll be checking both of these guys out pronto!