Oh shit guys, I’m doing a Reddit AMA Monday evening at 6pm with my Baby Geniuses cohost EMILY HELLER! Come by tomorrow night and ask us anything!
And hey, Baby Geniuses is now officially a part of the Maximum Fun network. I’ve been a fan of so many of their shows (MBMBAM! Bullseye! Lady to Lady!) for so long so this is super exciting.
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If you’re just starting out, some recent favorites of mine are episode 70 (we talked to Kelli Karsten, a circus performer who lives on a circus train and, oh god, it’s even cooler than I could ever describe) and ep 71 (Megan Amram came by to chat about crossword puzzles and synesthesia). Picking just those two examples was excruciating, we’ve been getting such great guests every show. You can browse even more old episodes here!
Got a burning question about BoJack? Get your curiosity satisfied tomorrow during our Reddit AMA! 2pm PST/5pm EST.
EDIT: Here’s a link to our AMA! Thanks to everyone who asked questions!!!
Here are two other ways to get your fill of my yappin’:
I got to chat with the lovely Meighan O’ Toole on her "What’s Your Story" podcast . I went on a weird rant about having children and global warming that I’m not sure I actually agree with? Fun!
And I did a fun interview with Ashley Brooke Roberts for SparkLife’s Career Wha? where I outlined 10 steps to success and tried to be funny!
Tuca eatin’ all the eggs!
Oh hey the Tuca links were down for awhile but I fixed ‘em. Read all the old Tuca comics right HERE.
brooklynncalifornia said: Why doesn't Bojack have a tail? Love the show!
He’s half-man, half-horse, and his butt is more man than horse (none of the animals on the show have tails, mostly a stylistic choice).
Also the man-half of BoJack is able to barf cotton candy, whereas the horse-half can’t vomit and gets gnarly colic. Watch the PBS documentary “The Science of Humanimals” for more fun facts!
mrpeanutbutter- said: Ok I have a question. What are your thoughts on the furry community and what inspired you to draw like this? :) I love your art so much
I’m totally delighted that furries are into BoJack/my art in general. I’ve always drawn this way. When I was six, I drew myself as a cat who dressed and behaved like Weird Al Yankovic (that was the coolest thing I could imagine being).
I read the Furry Fandom wikipedia page to brush up on my knowledge and this description definitely fits : "…interested in fictional anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities and characteristics," but I’m not a lifestyler & don’t find it erotic (no judgment if you do! just not my thing).
I feel like this a good place to plug this series my partner Adam co-created for College Humor: Furry Force. It’s SO GROSS AND FUNNY.
kensukevic said: I love Bojack Horseman!!! How much story/visual humor input did you have? I see a lot of things, particularly in the background, that seem very Lisa. Did you get to dictate actions or behaviors? Diane's story about dreaming of winning Macarthur grant for her Zine about girls at school sounded like Emily's story about hoping to one day win a pulitzer at the new york times for an expose on a boy in her class.
Winning a prestigious award for a piece of revenge writing is the dream of all smart women!
The character actions are totally dictated by Raphael and our brain trust of incredible writers, thank goodness, that’s the hardest thing. But background jokes and visual gags are a team effort - writers, storyboard artists, designers and directors, oh my!
For a lot of the puns, me and supervising director/funny friend Mike Hollingsworth come up with a list of options and pick the one that makes us laugh. My favorite task is designing artwork you see hanging on walls and writing little mugs/t-shirt gags.
Storyboard artist Aaron Long is responsible for “Bradley Hitler-Smith,” which…none of us can shut up about how funny that is.
safeword-cat said: I love Tuca's camel toe!
A Hole in the Ground
the-girl-who-cant-wait said: You've probably gotten eighty of these, but I loved Bojack Horseman and I loved your design work. I hope all you talented people get a second season, you deserve it.
Thank you for watching!!!
YES BOJACK IS GETTING A SECOND SEASON!!!! NETFLIX CALLS DIBS!!
Just for fun, here’s a sketch from when I first started designing the show (with watercolors!) back in 2012: