Monday, October 06, 2008

SpongeBob News

I have fun news to share with frequent visitors of Jinx the Monkey and Drip! Some of you may remember a couple SpongeBob related posts from the beginning of the summer (1, 2). The primary reason I drew those studies was because the fine folks over at Nickelodeon Magazine had asked me to pitch ideas for SpongeBob comics. They ended up selecting one of my ideas, where SpongeBob goes a little crazy with a Polaroid camera, and gave me the go ahead to draw it up. I finished the inks in July, which they proceeded to color and finalize.

I recently received word that my comic (a two-pager) will appear in the December issue of the magazine! Even better, today I got the green light on another pitch—one where Plankton schemes to steal a Krabby patty. It's all been pretty exciting for me, as I'm a huge fan of the show. In the midst of doing my own comics, I'll be keeping busy drawing the gang from Bikini Bottom as well.

For those of you who aren't familiar with the Comic Book section of the magazine, head on over to NickMag where they've made a ton of Nicktoons comics available online. Better yet, pick up the magazine! They also have a great blog that regularly posts on upcoming comics and features.

I'll post the comic later in December when the magazine hits the newstands. Until then, here's a snapshot.

14 comments:

David DeGrand said...

Congrats man!! That really is truly awesome, can't wait to get a copy of the mag in December. I can see you doing a really awesome Spongebob comic with your style, hope they let you do many more!

Bob Flynn said...

Thanks, David! It's been special to be able to write the comics, too. I've tried to stay pretty close to how the characters look in the show, but Nick even told me upfront they don't need to look super on-model, which enables me to keep the drawings loose.

Shelli Paroline said...

Awesome! Can't wait to see this in hand. I'm also glad that Spongebob has seemingly inspired some really great new cartoons: Chowder and Flapjack. Have you been seen these?

James said...

Yay! Congrats! How exciting! I'll pick up a copy when it comes out.

Bob Flynn said...

Thanks, Shelli and James! I watch Chowder and Flapjack...both really fun shows. Though I tend to think Flapjack probably isn't the best thing around for kids, it is undeniably fun to watch...strange, and at times disturbing. The Mighty B is one of the the new shows on Nick that is trying to gain an audience. At first I was thrown by how derivative it seemed, but Bessie is starting to grow on me---and Bill Wray's backgrounds are beautiful.

Honolulu Dogfight said...

Great news man! Congratulations!
I'm a definite fan of Nick mag and will pick this up for sure.
-G

alex noriega said...

Congrats, Jim!

Ran Mano said...

Most impressive Bob!

Onsmith said...

Congratulations Bob! Very good fit, I say.

Bob Flynn said...

Thanks again (George, Alex, Ran, Onsmith)! I'm actually sketching out a 4-page Plankton comic right now. The kudos are great motivation :)

SteveLambe said...

Huge congrats, Bob! I'll have to keep an eye out for that issue. Bet it's going to be awesome.

Vincent Waller said...

Neato!

Bob Flynn said...

Thanks Steve and Vincent! I've been peeking in on your blogs (and work) for a while. So cool to have you around these parts.

Jesseanna said...

How fun, Bob - the SPARK interview will need a sequel!