This comic is good in itself but it gets better once you learn that each panel of this comic was done by a different artist going off of whatever the person before them drew for fun. The artists who worked on this? (Not in order) Pendleton Ward (Creator of Adventure Time), Andy Ristaino (Adventure Time storyboard artist), Jesse Moynihan (Adventure Time storyboard artist), and Tom Herpich (Adventure Time storyboard artist). This show is in good hands.


Adventure Time storyboard artist and writer Jesse Moynihan along with his brother musician and Adventure Time composer Justin Moynihan have created Manly in which they have described as “Silver Surfer meets Star Trek Next Generation, with the violence of Fist of the North Star and the tenderness of the Little Prince”.

Now stop reading the description and check it out for yourself!

if that truly was jesse moynihan’s last episode, then today is indeed a dark day. let’s take a moment to appreciate all that he’s done for us. think about it. think of all the episodes he storyboarded which jake farted in. 

  • Crystals Have Power
  • The Silent King
  • Death in Bloom
  • Return to the Nightosphere
  • Jermaine
  • The Comet
  • Checkmate
  • Crossover

so thank you. thank you for everything that you’ve done. i’m sure i speak for all of us when i say that we hope that the rest of your days are filled with joy and that whenever jake farts, we will think of you. good luck. 


Last spring we had too much fun running a story workshop and panel with famous cartoonists/Adventure Time story artists Jesse Moynihan, Michael DeForge, and Sam Alden (co-sponsored with CAKE!)  Now there’s video posted of the panel.  Thanks for visiting DePaul Animation guys!  Having the Brothers Quay and Yuri Norstein visit was unbelievable, but this was my personal favorite of all our visiting artist events.

Forming II Signing Tonight

If you’re in the L.A. area tonight, please swing by The Secret Headquarters on Sunset to meet “Manly” co-creator and Adventure Time boarder Jesse Moynihan. He’ll be there signing his new volume of Forming comics (available here for all you non-locals). Also on hand will be Jesse’s Adventure Time cohorts, Seo Kim and Jillian Tamaki, autographing their own work, including Cat Person and This One Summer. See you there.