Thousands of cartoon faces undulate like waves on the ocean, smiling, laughing, and morphing in a neverending loop. It's a friendly face, Finn the Human from beloved animated show Adventure Time —but wait, looking closer it appears that it's also Fiona the human, a gender-swapped version of Finn from the show's in-house fan fiction. Keep looking and the brain starts swimming. Stare too long and the stomach churns, even as the eyes are mesmerized. Welcome to the world Looopism , a.
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Ward Taylor Pendleton Johnston born September 23,    , known professionally as Pendleton Ward or simply Pen Ward , is an American animator , screenwriter , producer, and voice actor who works for Cartoon Network Studios and Frederator Studios. He has recently co-created the adult animated Netflix series The Midnight Gospel —present. His mother Bettie born is an artist. Ward became interested in animation at an early age, inspired by his mother, who is an artist and worked with animators. He started drawing flipbooks in first grade. He often worked with his best friend, Alec "The Logdog" Coates, on short comic books. Ward attended CalArts , where he became friends with J.
Adventure Time has nuked our brains with its mixture of weird humor and colorful post-apocalyptic characters. Last summer at Comic Con, people who shrugged off appearances of A-list celebrities were completely captivated to see Lady Rainicorn and the Ice King zooming down the sidewalk. So we were super excited to speak to series creator Pendleton Ward about the show, in honor of the second DVD collection coming March 6. And here's what he told us about keeping Adventure Time fresh and weird. On avoiding the season four blues: Adventure Time is in post-production on its fourth season and already the writers are working on writing season five. And yeah, brainstorming has gotten a lot harder as a result, because they've already used a lot of cool ideas. According to Ward, head writer Ken Osborne calls this the "season four blues. Not to say that anything's unoriginal — everything's still coming out super weird and interesting — but it just gets a little harder. You have to dig a little deeper. In particular, they have to get into some weirder ideas and more off-the-wall notion, along with introducing new characters and exploring the existing characters more.
Three years after that, he had one of the biggest cult hits on television: a rapturously surreal post-apocalyptic animated saga that has since spawned a merchandising empire, 14 million weekly viewers, a 17 million-strong Facebook following and virtually unanimous acclaim. A four-day-old bowl of Fruity Pebbles lies neglected at his elbow, the milk evaporated to leave just a rainbow of crud stuck to the sides of the bowl. And the more popular it gets, the more the ancillary things — like the merchandise and games and everything — keep getting bigger. Related Best.