Interview with Pen Ward by Bullseye with Jesse Thorn published on 2012/04/09 20:44:11 +0000 From Public Radio International's <b><i>Bullseye</i> with Jesse Thorn</b>: <a href="http://www.buenothebear.com"><b>Pendleton Ward</b></a> is a writer and animator, and the creator of the Cartoon Network series <a href="http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/adventuretime"><i>Adventure Time</i></a>. 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 <i>Adventure Time</i>. 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 <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bullseye-with-jesse-thorn/id73331298" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">iTunes</a>, our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/tsoya" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RSS feed</a> or <a href="http://www.maximumfun.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.maximumfun.org</a>.