Mainstream media discovers Adventure Time!

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Well, to be fair, the sixth season debuted last night, so a big media push is only natural. Emily Nussbaum did the honors for The New Yorker, citing “a hero who fights villains, with fun violence, the occasional fart joke, and a slight edge of Bushwick cool-kid hipness.” They even got creator Pendleton Ward to do an illo for the piece (left). Lev Grossman took it on for Time Magazine, but now Time is behind a paywall, so you’ll just have to imagine what it says.

Ben Towle did read the piece and found a passage to give pause:


Cartooning and tromboning — definitely a thing now.

Speaking of season six, here’s a preview of an episode directed by Masaaki Yuasa, a Japanese animator known for Mind Game, Kick-Heart, and the anime based on Taiyo Matsumoto’s Ping Pong.

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