Singaporean comedian artist Sonny Liew shall be contributing to a comic book tie-in of Adventure Time, a preferred American animated tv sequence.
Liew, who gained three Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards final yr for his 2015 graphic novel, The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, was supplied a co-writing gig for Adventure Time Season 11 by comedian ebook writer Boom! Studios.
The 43-year-old clarified to The Straits Times that he is not going to be scripting the sequence attributable to scheduling conflicts, though he supplied story concepts for the primary few points.
Adventure Time, which was created for Cartoon Network by American animator and screenwriter Pendleton Ward, follows the adventures of a boy named Finn and Jake, a shape-shifting canine, who dwell within the post-apocalyptic land of Ooo.
The Emmy Award-winning tv sequence ran from 2010 to Sept three this yr.
The comedian sequence, Adventure Time Season 11, is an official continuation, by Liew and My Little Pony author Ted Anderson and illustrated by artist Marina Julia. It shall be launched on Oct 10.
Liew has lengthy been a fan of the present and labored on a 20-page story for challenge 25 of Adventure Time Comics earlier this yr.
For the brand new comedian sequence, he prompt specializing in sure objects that advised the historical past of Ooo after the occasions within the remaining cartoon sequence – “playing a little off books like (Neil MacGregor’s) The History Of The World In 100 Objects” – and to have the narrative skip forwards and backwards between a number of timelines.
“I wanted the opening chapters to be not too Finn and Jake-centric, partly because a lot of my favourite episodes of TV shows were the ones that focused on side characters.”
He prompt that the story finally centre on the characters Marceline the Vampire Queen and her father and take care of the themes of immortality and recollections.
He ultimately determined to drag out of scripting duties, nonetheless, to deal with his personal authentic graphic novel.
He has simply wrapped up comedian miniseries Eternity Girl with author Magdalene Visaggio for DC’s Young Animal line, about depressed immortal superhero Caroline Sharp.
“It would have been fun to work on (the Adventure Time series), but maybe the scale of it was a bit too much… You’d have to deal with not only the needs of the franchise from Cartoon Network, but also fan expectations,” he mentioned.
“In the end, it wasn’t the right fit at this particular moment in time.”