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).
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.
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.
Some interesting recent Superjail links:
- MTV.com Interview With Series Creators Christy Karacas and Stephen Warbrick
The first season’s great and we loved it, but we just wanted to—us and the network—get a little bit deeper. You know, the first season is—if it were up to us, I feel like we would have done it completely visually with no talking. But it’s a TV show, [and] people want to relate to the characters and get a story and all that.
- VBS.tv Christy Karacas Interview and Behind the Scenes Video
- LA Weekly – Christy Karacas on Season 2 of Superjail! and What’s Up with The Twins
“You learn a lot more about the characters,” said Karacas. There are two [episodes] about The Twins. You learn more about Alice and Jared.”
Karacas described the initial concept of The Twins as something like “alien foreign exchange student, Paris Hilton characters and they kind of have no business there [in Superjail].” He’s quick to stress, though, that the characters may not actually be aliens.
- Superjail Advertisement in Chicago
An interesting look at the making of Superjail: