‘Adventure Time’ creator talks ’80s
Our pal, Zack Smith, interviews Pen for USA Today’s Pop Candy thing where Pen talks about his Magic: The Gathering deck and THE BEST CAPTAIN PLANET STORY EVER. Here’s a taste:
I love the post-apocalyptic stuff in Adventure Time – was that a reaction to any of the nuclear war films from the 1980s, like The Day After?
Sure! I think maybe I just wanted Mad Max, my first introduction to post-apocalyptia. I never planned it – I just saw this world as a magical place. The show developed organically – someone would add an element to the world, and it would stick. At some point, we did an episode about businessmen rising up from an iceberg at the bottom of a lake (“Business Time”) and that made the world post-apocalyptic, and we just ran with it.
Read Zack’s entire Pen piece right here. Thanks, Zack.