The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack

Young Flapjack embraces the carnage.

A while back, my talented chum Danny Cantrell landed a gig composing all of the music for a new animated children’s show, and he enlisted me to fiddle for it. The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack is the cracked brainchild of Thurop Van Orman (previously a writer for Powerpuff Girls). I’m at a loss to describe Orman’s vision properly, but if you were to picture Ren & Stimpy style shenanigans unfolding in a beautifully watercolored Treasure Island setting, you wouldn’t be too far wrong.

Flapjack is an innocent young cuss with an unquenchable thirst for adventure on the high seas. He’s being raised by a somewhat overprotective blue whale named Bubbie, and his best friend/partner in crime is a scraggly, no-pants-wearin’ pirate with two peg legs who goes by Captain K’nuckles. Hilarity and high jinks ensue.

In addition to being gorgeously drawn and painted, Flapjack is rife with non sequiturs, uncomfortable silences and gross-out humor, so I thought you perverts might appreciate a heads up. We’ve been working on –and giggling over– this weirdness for months now. (Wish I could show you the Tentacular Lovecraftian Horror episode. So warped.)

Nothing says quality children’s programming quite like a pair of hairy, floppy, tattooed man teats. Unless it’s fart noises. Flapjack has plenty of both.

The first episode premieres today on the Cartoon Network at 8:30pm, EST. Folks with cable and a hankering for “ADVENTURRRRE!!!” are encouraged to tune in and report back.

8 Responses to “The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack”

  1. joshua Says:

    yarr! avast ye, mer. congrats!

  2. Mer Says:

    Thanks, dood. Right back atchyer.

  3. Nadya Says:

    I want to get cable, only so that I can watch this! I hope that it’s available online afterwards! Can’t wait to hear your part in it.

    It’s interesting how different (in terms of rendering) the above 3 images look from each other. I can’t wait to see how it all comes together!

  4. Zoetica Says:

    Those nipples got me through the day. Looking forward to this!

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  6. Alice Says:

    Oh, no way! I just had a young child stay at my house for a few days. Consequently, children’s programming was all that could be heard throughout the living room. I can’t even BEGIN to count how many times I saw commercials for this show; now I’ll definitely plan to watch this…

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  8. Winominx Says:

    I love this show! I can’t see why they could call this “children’s programming” when I know the only jokes that the kids will get are the gross ones. It’s like watching Looney Toons when you’re older, the jokes take on a more mature light. HA!