Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Fist is out of the bag

Sunday, July 15, 2007

ComiCon 2007!

Hello boys and ghouls!

Here is the updated updated info on the Billy & Mandy ComiCon presence this year:

Signing #1 (weewee):
Thursday, July 26th
2:00 - 3:00
At the Cartoon network Booth

The Panel:
Friday, July 27th
11:45 - 12:30 (Followed by a Chowder preview and a Foster's panel!)
Room 6B

Signing #2 (doodoo):
Friday, July 27th
1:45 - 2:45
At the Cartoon Network Booth

Don't forget to stop by C.H. Greenblatt's signing. He's the creator of Chowder, the voice of Fred Fredburger, and a level 68 Orc Hunter. He'll be doing a signing on Saturday and I might stop by to heckle him.

I'm excited about this ComiCon. It'll be the last B&M ComiCon panel, so drop by if you can. It's a nice big room, so hopefully I won't stink the whole place up.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Creepy, crawly.

I used to have a tarantula when I was a kid and now I pretty much let spiders run free in my house. We have an understanding. They kill the other bugs, I let them crawl about and occasionally rescue them from drains. I had a funny conversation with a friend the other night about that. I'd said that I let the spiders go so they can eat the ants and the flies, and he said, "Well they're all bugs. Don't you think you're siding with the spiders just because they're the loners and rebels of the bug world and the ants aren't? Isn't that why you play a spider on TV? Aren't you just projecting your own worldview onto the bugs? Is that fair?" I thought about it and said, "Ants are stupid. &@#$ those ants!" So technically I'm the Spider King. Now if I can just learn to control them...

July is here and it’s a big month for Billy & Mandy. It might be the last big month for Billy & Mandy ever! That’d show you! Seriously, “Wrath of the Spider Queen” is coming up on July 6th and ComiCon is happening again in San Diego at the end of July. We’ll be having our second (and most likely final) Billy & Mandy panel during the weekend, so I hope some of you stop by and give a shout-out to Stupid.

To answer some questions I’ve been getting lately:

1. Yup. “Wrath of the Spider Queen” is the series finale. Because I say so, that’s why. Cartoon Network has chosen to hold onto a few of the final episodes for Fall, but any permanent changes to Billy and Mandy’s world caused by the Spider Queen won’t affect your enjoyment of those last few one way or another. If it bothers you, you can always Tivo Spider Queen and watch it next Christmas. It’s really just all about me believing that we went out with a bang…

2. This really is the end of “The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy”. I don’t think there’s any going back now. I feel really lucky that it got made at all, and the fact that we got to 78 half-hours in the current media climate is a miracle. Like, a no-kidding-bloody-flaming-frogs-falling-from-the-sky-and-healing-your-boils kind of miracle. With the crew gone, the network changing, and 78 already in the can, I seriously doubt you’ll see any more new episodes of Billy & Mandy. Specials, probably yes. Episodes, no. Don’t get me wrong. Nothing better will ever come along to fill the void. Ever. There will never be another funny cartoon ever made. It’ll be “Billy & Mandy” and “Tijuana Toads” forever, and that’s all we get. Just grieve and move on.

3. Yeah, I guess there are Billy and Mandy toys out in Kay-Bee now. If you can find a Kay-Bee. Someone told me they’ve been out for weeks now. I had no idea… I personally prefer the stuffed ones that smack-talk when you beat them up.

Again, I have to thank the fans for keeping the show alive for the run. You guys rock, and you have great taste. And cool hair, and a killer style. Great shoes. And I’m sure you’re pretty smart, too. You look smart, at least. Do you wear a puffy shirt? You look like you would.

May you not see the Grim Reaper again for a long, long time.


P.S. – Enjoy the “spider fun” below!

The "Wrath of the Spider Queen" trailer:

Education on a box:

It could happen to any of us:

I'll stick with the chicken marsala, thank you.