When I was young, I used to idolize He-Man. Now that’s I’m older, I idolize a new cartoon character, namely Drinky Crow, star of Tony Millionaire’s Maakies comics, which are focused mostly on alcohol, alcohol abuse and the everyday horror of living. Last March, Adult Swim aired a pilot based on the cartoon, titled The Drinky Crow Show, which looked a little something like this:
And now, according to ICV2, Adult Swim has ordered 10 more episodes a mere 11 months after the pilot first aired. I’d say this calls for a toast, but I’m drinking alone tonight.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.