KENT OSBORNE EXPLAINS HOW TONY HAWK INSPIRED ‘ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY’ (SORT OF)
When Boom! filled us in that Adventure Time head writer Kent Osborne would be teaming with Regular Show: Skips artist Mad Rupert for a new series in July that’d include the show’s recently-introduced Root Beer Guy, I was intrigued. When the title of the book was revealed to be Adventure Time: Banana Guard Academy, I was ecstatic. I finally had a reason to make someone answer a question relating to the Police Academy franchise! Fortunately for ComicsAlliance, Kent is a very good sport. Read on to learn about how Kent crossed over from the world of AT animation into comics, who some of his favorite creators are, and how Tony Hawk fits into it all.
ComicsAlliance: The impression I have is that people in animation don’t necessarily have time to dig into all the ways their work is adapted that they aren’t directly involved with — be it in comics, video games, etc. Have you been keeping an eye on the Adventure Time comics up to this point?
Kent Osborne: I’ve read a lot of the comics. I remember when the first issue came out and I thought it was awesome. As a fan I was really satisfied. I read Natasha [Allegri]‘s story, of course. I really like seeing the different styles, too. It’s cool to see interpretations of Finn and Jake by artists like Jeffrey Brown, Frank and Becky, Phil McAndrew, Zac Gorman, Paul Pope…ehh… the list goes on and on… oh! Ricardio by Pen’s mom, Betty. Oh my gosh. I love all the variant covers. I have them all in mint condition because I want to give them to my grandkids one day. Oh wait, I’m not married… Well, I’ll give them to someone one day—maybe a bill collector, or some mob goons… probably mob goons.
everything was canon and nothing hurt
You guys, Newsarama just posted this article about my upcoming Adventure Time graphic novel, with art by the amazing Zack Sterling!
I am so excited for you all to read this in Spring. It’s my first time as an author and I honestly couldn’t be more excited.
talk about a dream team!!
Friendly reminder that my friend Laura has her art on the cover of Adventure Time: Candy Capers #5, which came out this week! Her work is gr8 and you should pick it up if you get the chance! It’s Cover A!
You don’t want to know how hard I was laughing at this. Seriously, check out Candy Capers, it’s an absolute scream.
Probably my favorite bit in issue 2!
I like how Ian drew Treetrunks in panel 3… Dat’s a good face.
Snippet from Adventure Time: Candy Capers #2!
whatever, it’s 2009! #ootn
fionna: true hero. setting misogynists on fire is always the best plan.
Looks like the alternate covers for Candy Capers #2 are out, so I can finally show this off! Peppermint Butler is one of my favorite characters ;o;
caught up on some Adventure Time, took a break from work