If you’re attending SDCC with the sole purpose of doing Venture Bros. type things and not much else then have I got the thing for you! Check out the official Mantis-Eye unofficial SDCC Venture Bros. schedule for all your Jackson and Doc needs. There’s the usual panel and two signings and… that’s all for now, but there’s probably some other stuff maybe? I don’t know. Either way it’s a handy guide you can use when you’re at SDCC but can’t remember when to go to an event (hint: they are all at noon, or noon-fifteen).
There’s probably some other non-Venture stuff at SDCC, but I’ll leave those schedules up to whoever else wants to make them. I don’t even know what to do with that information, to be honest.
For those of you attending SDCC this year, you already know about the Venture Bros. panel with Jackson and Doc, of course, but did you know they’ll also be autographing things at the Adult Swim booth on Saturday? Check out Adult Swim’s kind of creepy SDCC page for more info on non-Venture stuff, but the deets you want are Saturday, July 26th from 12pm until 1pm at the Adult Swim booth, #3721. Also make sure you get your butt to the Adult Swim booth sometime earlier in the day (the earlier the better) to pick up tickets for the signing, because you’ll need one to get an autograph.
Additionally Entertainment Earth has a couple of convention exclusive Venture Bros. items that you can purchase at their booth (booth #2343):
Both of these can be purchased at the convention but will also be available through the regular site (while they last) in August. Just in case you can’t get to SDCC but want to pretend that you did. Entertainment Earth also usually has a signing with Jackson and Doc, though none has been announced yet, but keep an eye out for an additional chance to get them to write on your stuff.
Comic-Con is slowly releasing the schedule, but the most important event for Venture Bros. fans is this year’s Venture panel. It will be on Friday, July 25th at 12:15pm:
- Bloody Black Shirt Brock 3 3/4” action figure - $14.99 - A variation on the many Brock figures that BifBangPow! has produced. This one has a black shirt and battle damage.
- Set of 6 Character Shot Glasses - $26.99 - Shot glasses with some of your favorites: Hank, Dean, Brock, Dr. Venture, The Monarch and Classic Dr. Girlfriend. If you have friends who love the show and also getting drunk, then this is for you. Or maybe you only want to drink a couple ounces of water at a time, I don’t know.
The fifth annual [adult swim] panel block at Comic-Con will be kicked off with the cult-favorite series The Venture Bros. Co-creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer take the stage to discuss the upcoming sixth season of their original series and to answer fan questions.I’ll have the full slate of Venture Bros. events and activities all in one place for you to peruse once all schedules are finalized. Until then, get your costumes ready!
Saw over on Adult Swim Central that the Venture Bros. between-seasons special has been formerly announced and slated for release sometime this year:
THE VENTURE BROS. SPECIAL - Space. The final frontier, where no one can hear you scream, revenge is only served cold, and the drinks are comped in the casino. Join the Ventures—and pretty much everyone they’ve ever crossed paths with—as they rocket to the Gargantua-2 space station for an epic, hour-long adventure that will change the Ventureverse as we know it forever. Created and directed by Jackson Publick and written by Publick and Doc Hammer, both of whom also provide voices for the special, The Venture Bros. Special is being animated by Titmouse, Inc. The half-hour animated special premieres on Adult Swim later this year.No word on if the special is an hour or half hour, but either way, Venture Bros. on the way in 2014! Thanks to Papa Thorn and Adam for sending me the news.
It was laready mentioned by Jackson and Doc last Comic-Con, but Dark Horse has formally announced The Art of the Venture Bros., a huge art book chock full of Venture history.
This massive coffee table book includes original artwork, character designs, storyboards, painted backgrounds, and props from every episode of The Venture Bros. to date, with accompanying commentary on the development of the series from cocreators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer! The book will be on sale starting October 22nd this year, and you can already pre-order it on Amazon for under $30 (the price seems to be fluctuating, it’s $27.25 right now).
Check out the earliest sketches of all your favorite Venture Bros. characters and the genesis of the ideas that became some of the show’s funniest episodes.
To top it off, comedian Patton Oswalt pens a very special foreword!
After a lengthy hiatus, Adult Swim is finally putting Venture Bros. back on the air. Starting this Sunday, April 6th, at 8pm Eastern/Pacific time (adjust for your timezone accordingly) you can catch a one-hour block of episodes from the very beginning, season one. The second episode in the block will also reair the next morning (or later that night, depending on your sleep schedule and employment status) at 5am. You can always stay on top of the schedule (except when I forget to update it) by checking the official Mantis-Eye Venture Bros. schedule. Official for this site, but not Adult Swim, that is. They have their own, but it’s got a bunch of other shows on it so it’s harder to figure out.
Or more accurately a discount on your very own Hankbuck towel. The Venture Bros. crew at Titmouse are offering up a Hankbuck towel for a mere $25. However if you have any Hankbucks (one came with each Shirt Club shirt) print out this form on Astrobase Go!, fill it out and mail it in with your Hankbucks for a discount. Each Hankbuck is worth one buck off the towel, meaning if you were a subscriber the towel can be yours for only $15!