John from Adult Swim Central conducted an interview with some of the creators of Superjail at New York Comic Con in October. Check out this video of him chatting with Christy Karacas, Stephen Warbrick, Mike Carlo (animation director), Janine DiTullio (story editor), and Richard Mather (character layout artist, voice of The Twins).
Kenny Powers is a character (played by Danny McBride) from HBO’s comedy series Eastbound & Down, and he is also the “MFCEO” of K-Swiss in a series of online advertisements for the sneakers. The latest ad features an animated segment produced by Superjail co-creator Christy Karacas, along with other members of the Superjail team. The cartoon is presented as a “Saturday morning commercial, specifically for the soft little minds of children”. The animated portion is 35 seconds long and starts around the 3:30 mark in the video below.
Lindsay Lohan isn’t the only bosomy female to be found in the pages of Playboy‘s January issue: Alice is in there too. The Warden, Jared, the Twins, the Doctor, Jacknife, and Jailbot are all in the magazine as well, but unlike Lindsay, none of the Superjail characters are naked. Instead, they are featured in a six-page comic written and drawn by Superjail creator Christy Karacas. While this is technically considered the “January/February 2012″ issue, the issue is being released early in response to Lohan’s Playboy spread leaking online, and should be available next week.
The comic ends with this message:
Be sure to watch season 3 of SUPERJAIL! This spring on [ADULT SWIM]!
An exact date has yet to be announced for the start of the new season, but this at least narrows it down to the spring.
At New York Comic Con I interviewed Superjail creators Christy Karacas and Stephen Warbrick, and here is a video of that interview:
Thanks to all those who submitted questions for me to ask them; obviously I was not able to ask them all of the many questions you fans posted. Several of the questions were answered in the earlier press conference, which I’ve posted below.
Adult Swim has uploaded a video of some of the highlights of the Superjail panel at NYCC, including Titmouse animator James Sugrue performing his live dub of the episode Gay Wedding.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem likely that Superjail will be on Blu-Ray yet. The creators of the show are in favor of the idea, but ultimately the decision isn’t up to them. They had similar answers to questions of things like Superjail toys, video games, or crossovers with other Adult Swim cartoons: it would be cool, but unlikely to happen anytime soon.
Information about Superjail was dispensed in the form of two panels with question and answer sessions. The first was a press conference, for news outlets and websites such as this one; the second was a general panel where the creators of the show answered questions to a room full of fans. I’ve transcribed a couple excepts from these panels that you can read below.
Adult Swim Central and Jailbot.com will be interviewing Superjail co-creator Christy Karacas at New York Comic Con, and we need more questions to ask! Tell us what questions you want us to ask Christy. Leave a comment on this post, and we’ll try to get your questions answered.
The Superjail interview, press conference, and panel took place on October 15, 2011 and comments on this post are now closed.
There will be a Superjail panel at this year’s New York Comic Con, on Saturday, October 15.
Join creators and executive producers Christy Karacas and Stephen Warbrick with Jackson Publick and Janine DiTullio as they discuss their Adult Swim series Superjail! and preview never-before-seen footage!
Saturday, October 15; 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm; American Airlines Theater, 1A06
You can watch 2009′s NYCC Superjail panel on Adult Swim Video.
Other Adult Swim shows with panels at the convention this year include The Venture Bros., Robot Chicken, Delocated, and Eagleheart. New Adult Swim programs to be showcased are China, IL (by Brad Neely); The Heart, She Holler (by the creators of Xavier: Renegade Angel, starring Patton Oswalt); and Black Dynamite (based on the film).
For more information, panel schedules, and to buy tickets, go to NewYorkComicCon.com.
I will be attending the convention, so look to Jailbot.com for coverage of the panel and any Superjail news. For news from the other Adult Swim panels, check out our parent site AdultSwimCentral.com.
Cartoon Brew provides Christy Karacas’s description of the upcoming episode as well as a sneak peak.
“He’s kind of a super-villian dude who has his own army, kinda like Cobra… He washes up on Superjail after his base is destroyed and the warden loves him, sees him as an equal and tries to be buddies… but Stingray has other plans for Superjail. This was actually the first one we did but we didn’t air it first… Stingray appears in other episodes later in the season.”
Adult Swim has this promo: