‘Adventure Time: Seeing Red’ Writer Kate Leth On Marceline And Jake’s Quest For The Axe [Interview]
By Chris Sims
Kate Leth is a kind of comics renaissance woman: web cartoonist; retail leader; self-publisher; artist-for-hire contributing to Locke & Key, The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, and numerous projects for BOOM! Studios; and, most recently, a ComicsAlliance guest contributor. But this spring, Leth’s taking on a new role. With Adventure Time: Seeing Red, the third original graphic novel based on the popular Cartoon Network series, Leth’s taken on her first job writing comics — and she’s using the opportunity to take Marceline the Vampire Queen and Jake the Dog on a weekend trip to the Nightosphere.
To find out more about Leth and her new OGN with artist Zachary Sterling, we spoke to Leth about approaching comics as a critic, retailer and creator at the same time, her love of Adventure Time, and why she identifies with Marceline as “an angsty teen at heart.”
By Lauren Davis
Gaming dice get their own personalities in the hands of Lee Bretschneider, who creates portraits of everyone from your everyday d6 to the regal d100. He also dreams up labels for Harry Potter-themed booze, goofy fanart, and plenty of music and roller derby posters.
By Chris Sims
October is finally upon is, and here at ComicsAlliance, and one of the best parts of the month is gearing up for Halloween with costumes! It’s the one time of year when even people like me who could never cut it in our Best Cosplay Ever feature can drop by the local department store and walk out with the ability to dress up as our favorite characters.
But is that really a good thing? I have my doubts, which is why I’m spending every day taking on the store-bought costumes inspired by our favorite things. Today, we’re running down the costumes based on Adventure Time, featuring Sexy Lumpy Space Princess and the best Finn and Jake costume ever!
Funko’s Pop Vinyl series is set to continue its Adventure Time line this fall with six new figures joining the current assemblage of Finn, Jake, Ice King, Marceline the Vampire Queen and Lumpy Space Princess. Natasha Allegri’s fan-favorite female versions of AT’s usual male protagonists Fionna and Cake are notable standouts, with Princess Bubblegum, Ice King’s penguin Gunter, Lemongrab and BMO rounding the half-dozen figure strong wave out.
Following the haunting “Finn the Human" episode of Adventure Time, many fans may have thought they’d never see the bleak “Farmland” timeline again. Leave it to Ryan North, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb to not leave you hanging, though. A comparatively dour version of AT’s last boy on Earth known as Finn Mertens a.k.a. “Farmland Finn” returned in the last issue of AT and his mechanical-armed adventures continue in Adventure Time #19 on August 21. Things aren’t exactly what they seem this time around, however, as both Finn and his best friend Jake the dog work together to overcome the weirdness of converging nightmare worlds.
Peppermint Butler and Cinnamon Bun’s detective adventure continues this week in Adventure Time: Candy Capers#2, by Yuko Ota, Ananth Panagariya and Ian McGinty. This time, though? Marceline the Vampire Queen and Treetrunks are on the case. With Finn and Jake missing, PB appoints the odd couple the new heroes of the Land of Ooo. Both heroines have proven themselves capable on other adventures, but when it comes to their dynamic as a duo, this comic answers a burning question in AT fandom. When teamed up… which one is the loose cannon?