Interview with Pen Ward by Bullseye with Jesse Thorn published on 2012/04/09 20:44:11 +0000 From Public Radio International's Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Pendleton Ward is a writer and animator, and the creator of the Cartoon Network series Adventure Time. The show follows the adventures of Finn the boy and Jake the shape-shifting dog, through a magical post-apocalyptic Earth. It's very witty and full of humor, and is one of those rare programs that works just as well for kids as it does for adults. Pen is a born artist, who even during this interview can't help but capture his host on paper. He joins Jesse to discuss drawing as a comedic outlet, the delicate art of writing a quality fart joke, and the influence of Dungeons & Dragons on the fantastical quests of Adventure Time. The show has just begun its fourth season; you can catch new episodes Monday nights on Cartoon Network. For more interviews about the best in pop culture, comedy, and recommendations every week, visit us in iTunes, our RSS feed or www.maximumfun.org.