A couple of months ago I worked on the cover and interior art for the Venture Bros Season 5 DVD/BD packaging. The cover and all of the little design elements were drawn by me and painted by VB background painter Chris Fisher; the cover design was by Jackson Publick.
I’ll post all of the interior pieces I did when it hits the shelves in March.
VB SHIRT (of the Week) CLUB HENCHMAN 21 CONTEST DETAILS!!!
HERE’S HOW YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO DO THAT:
1. Dress up as Henchman 21.
2. Go to our Venture Bros. panel at San Diego Comic Con on Friday.
(12:15pm - Indigo Ballroom - Hilton San Diego Bayfront)
3. We will call all the Henchmen 21s up at the end of our panel to judge the best costume. Our judgement will be capricious and final.
WHAT YOU WIN IF YOU WIN:
The winner will have his/her photo taken wearing (or, most likely, holding) the final VB Shirt Club shirt of the season. Your photo will go live on our ordering page at midnight Sunday night, July 21st, and all of your friends will instantly be super-jealous. You’ll also get to keep the shirt we hand you. Or another one just like it, but in your size.
Maybe there will be some other prizes, too. Maybe even some for the runners up and stuff. We don’t know, we’re making this up as we go. Whatever they are, they’ll probably be things you like.
We’re trying to work with the SDCC and adultswim staff to make sure anyone dressed as Henchman 21 will get in to our panel and get a seat. We can’t exactly promise it—the lines get long, things get weird at Comic Con—but I swear we’re working on it.
You can dress as any iteration of Henchman 21 (aka Gary/aka The Viceroy/aka Jake Cutter/aka Jet Girl/aka SPHINX Commander/etc.). EXCEPT normal, out-of-costume Gary. Because that’s just a chubby dude in big shorts with a pony tail. I mean, you can try it… I’m not gonna rain on your parade if that’s what you’re really into. But you are totally not gonna win, and the chances of you even talking your way past the door people are markedly slim.
You must be willing to have your picture taken and smeared all over our website. You don’t have to let us tell everyone your name, though, if you don’t want to (say, if you played hooky from work, or you have super-strict religious parents who think Comic Con is demonic or something. No questions asked!)
…Hope we see you there!
Hello, valued members of The Venture Bros. Shirt-of-the-Week-Club…
Some of you are wondering: "Where are my shirts?"
The short answer is: "Your shirts will start shipping super-soon."
As you know, Shirt Club shirts are printed to order—meaning we don’t make a bunch of them ahead of time, and we don’t make more than are ordered. This is why they are so jazzily “limited edition” and coveted by all. It also means we don’t place our order for shirts with our shirt providers until the ordering period for that shirt is closed. For example, the subscriptions and individual ordering period for Week 1’s HankCo and Palaemon shirts ended on June 9th. We tallied, organized, and triple-checked all those orders, then placed our order with our shirt printer on the 11th.
HERE’S THE THING: It is a shitload of shirts. The response to this season’s Shirt Club was so overwhelming that it was, well… frankly overwhelming. American Apparel needed a few extra days to come up with all the blank shirts we needed. And our silk screen printers needed a few extra days to print them. In fact, they’ve been busy at it for a few days now. Compounding the issue was our decision to release TWO different shirt designs in our inaugural week.
But we’re all on top of it now and everything’s on track. The HankCo and Palaemon shirts will be delivered to our Titmouse satellite facility this week, and an eager staff of Honorary AstroBase cadets and Soulbots will immediately begin packing them in ludicrously well-designed custom envelopes, carefully inserting lovingly printed Hankbucks, and sending them on their way. Once they start, shipments will go out at the end of each and every day, insuring we’re getting them to you literally as fast as we possibly can (This is seriously a lot of shirts!).
The order for Week 2’s “U.R.G.H!” shirts has already been placed, and now that everyone knows what to expect and our systems are all in place, things should move a lot smoother for future shipments.
You will all be happy soon. We promise. Like The Venture Bros. itself, VB Shirt Club is worth the wait and eager to please! Ask anyone who was a member last time!
We Love You,