Friday, October 24, 2008

Chowder Marathon

Catch a full day of Chowder, this Sunday starting at noon on CN.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Real World Food Counterparts

I've been asked if all the characters on Chowder are named after food. Yes they are. Usually when I come up with a character for the show, I make a list of foods and try to find the name that seems to fit. And for those of you who were curious, here are the real world equivalents:

Mung Daal is a thick, spicy stew made with the mung bean, sometimes spelled as "moong dal." The bean is used in a variety of Asian cooking. If you've had bean sprouts, then you've eaten mung beans. Originally Mung was going to have an Indian accent, but I decided against it early on.

Here's a picture of the bean.

And here's a picture of the finished daal dish.

Endive is a type of chicory: a bitter, leafy vegetable. Belgian endive is considered kind of fancy. Combine bitter and fancy and it seemed to fit the character of Endive pretty well.

Gazpacho is a cold, uncooked tomato soup, sometimes chunky almost like a salsa. I dunno why it suited the character, but it fit right away.

A veined, Italian bleu cheese. I hate bleu cheese. It's one of the few foods I dislike. So it seemed appropriate to use for a character that didn't get along with Chowder.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Underfist this Weekend!

Art by Maxwell Atoms.

If you like Billy and Mandy, be sure to watch the spinoff special "Underfist" this Sunday night at 7pm.

It was a real labor of love by Maxwell Atoms. If you look hard enough, you can see his sweat in it. There's even a B&M marathon leading up to it featuring all the Underfist heroes: Fred Fredburger, General Skarr, Hoss Delgado, Jeff the Spider, and Irwin.

Visit Maxwell Atoms' blog for more info.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The Arborians

Well unbeknownst to me, a new episode aired last week. Luckily if you missed it, they've got it up on the CN website.

Watch the full 11 minute episode here! There's a sneak peek at "Underfist" there as well. It airs this Sunday, October 12 at 7 pm. Be sure to watch it!

Arbor was played by Ron Perlman. He was awesome! And the best part was the Nicky Jones (who plays Chowder) was speechless to be in the same room with Hellboy!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Nine more!

Well we got picked up for 9 more half-hours. We're all very excited, but not sure what to make of that number. It's not a full season, but it keeps us going. New Chowders will air this November, right around the election. In fact, we're premiering with an election-themed episode, "Panini for President."

There's a Chowder DVD coming out in November as well. I'll post more info as I know it.

Here's a piece I drew early on for an internal Cartoon Network calendar. The painting he's chewing on is temporary placement art.

Thanks to those who came to the SF talk last week! And thanks to Martine at the Commonwealth Club and Travis at the Apple Store for putting it on.

Oh, and comments have been turned off for a while.