Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I am Dan Harmon, creator of Community, writer of Monster House, and Executive Producer of the upcoming Charlie Kaufman Stop Motion Animated feature Anomalisa, ask me anything! by danharmonin IAmA

I feel like NBC is in a state of chaos that may or may not be ended by this latest regime, but in any case, at the moment of my firing, lacked the concern, coordination, foresight and muscle to make Sony understand what a needlessly risky move they were making.
I think Sony took the risk because they didn't see it as a risk. What's at risk when your show's been moved to purgatory, etc. I feel like taking me off Community was as obviously foolish as you see most people saying.
I think the rumors you hear about me being bad at my job, especially the empty, overblown stuff about Chevy, are the best possible attempt anyone can make at making a very confusing, very dumb thing seem less confusing and less dumb.
I also feel relieved and excited and proud and smug. I feel like I win and they lose. My writers and I bled for that show and we would have kept doing it, in spite of Sony's attitude, for one reason: the fans. If it weren't for the fans, we all would have quit after season two. That show stopped being about our fulfillment the day Sony told us the Dungeons and Dragons episode was their least favorite. It stopped being about the writers' fulfillment the day Greenblatt told me he had seen "about half" the episodes but wanted to know how we could stop making it "too weird to follow The Office." There was a point where the only thing getting the writers out of bed was the joy of the viewer, which was plenty, even though Sony was doing everything in their power to make us miserable. So you can see how a company taking it upon themselves to martyr me the way they did was a pretty clean way out of a pretty tough spot for me. At the end of this thing, I'm rich, people want to work with me, audiences respect me, I don't have to work for Sony anymore and I can even feel sorry for myself if I feel like it. It's a pretty sweet ending to a crazy story.
That's how I honestly feel. Answering honestly does me no favors, but I want to take the "anything" part of "ask me anything" seriously, because Reddit made Community. And that's the part of this whole thing that bums me out, is that the only people that stand to suffer are the only people that never made a dime. The people that put free labor into Community. The people that got tattoos of it, the people that made halloween costumes and birthday cakes and tee shirts and music videos about it. They're the only people not walking away with millions of dollars and they're the only people that EVER MATTERED and ever understood the show.
So I feel good bad. I feel terrible awesome. I feel proud ashamed. I feel engorged on my own starvation, I feel like the biggest con artist and sucker in the history of monsters and heroes.

Friday, July 27, 2012

SDCC 2012. Year Six for me.

SDCC 2012. Year Six for me.

-Biggest con crew yet. 10 people in 2 rooms at the hard rock hotel right across from the convention center.

-Once again was able to attend preview night. Attempted to find out about about community and breaking bad signings. Both were not ticketed, more of a random choosing from the crowd.

-Went to drop off my list of art requests for Katie Cook. Picked up art of my Star wars The Old Republic character from Grant Gould.

-Spent the rest of preview night just checking out booths and looking for handouts, which weren't as common as years past.


-Not a big day for panels. Just Attended the video game "Beyond. two souls" from the creator of "Heavy rain". Was able to get a pic with the creator David Cage and one of the actors Kadeem Hardison. Dwayne Wayne! Ellen Page was in attendance for the panel but was whisked away pretty quickly.


As far as panels. i actually spent a ton of time in them this year. pretty much all Friday and Saturday. Friday was tv. community(fun!) Firefly(emotional) (Oh yeah i'll upload or find a better video of that panel for ya) got a joss panel all to himself that was entertaining. And that day topped off with breaking bad (great to see the cast feel the con love)


Saturday was the big movie day. Django(tarintino was impressive as ever) pacific rim (Del torro is so funny, and could be a cool monster/robot movie) Campaign (Was surprise panel, Ferrel had the crowd rolling) Man of steel (the trailer, villain got exposed by question asker) Godzilla (Looks like a serious take on it) The Hobbit (This one was pretty impressive. 12 minutes of the film and andy serkis on stage using the gollum voice to curse) As far as showmanship though the marvel panel really stood out. Antman test footage. thor and cap titles. guardians of the galaxy announcement with rocket raccoon! Robert Downey Jr running through the crowd with ironman arm on. Favereau showing up to support new dirrector and the ironman 3 footage with ben kingsley Mandarin reveal. 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Reference Pics. Breaking Bad. Tina Fey. Draper. Zissou.

-Britta from community

Breaking Bad


Jesse and Walt

-Walter White. from Breaking Bad played by Brian Cranston

-Jesse Pinkman. from Breaking Bad played by Aaron Paul

Tina Fey / Liz Lemon on 30Rock

-Steve Zissou. from the life aquatic played by Bill Murray

Friday, June 10, 2011

Magic Picture Box: Linden & Holder

Magic Picture Box: Linden & Holder: "Per my buddy Theo's request, I'm writing a rare The Killing blog. He very astutely pointed out that this past ep, 'Missing', was reminisce..."

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Community Cast Photos

The Group

Jeff Played by Joel McHale

Britta played by Gillian Jacobs

Annie played by Alison Brie

Shirley played by Yvette Nicole Brown

Pierce played by Chevy Chase

Abed played by Danny Pudi

Troy played by Donald Glover

Chang played by Ken Jeong

Dean Pelton

The GreenDale Human Being

A couple of artistic representations of the group scoured from google. The Group as The Avengers. Ha!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

She & Him – Don’t Look Back

retro-futuristic elements fueled by 60s culture :)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Theo Top 50 Best Movies Of All Time. All Time

A List that's always in motion. I'm always talking about what would be in my top movies and where new favorites would rank so i threw this list together. I might move a few up or down the ranks, but it gives a good idea.

1. Starwars - The series as a whole. In which i would rank empire, new hope, jedi, sith, clones, menace.

2. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

3. Tropic Thunder

4. Ghost World

5. Inception

6. Brick

7. Scott Pilgrim VS. the world

8. Lost In Translation

9. In Bruges

10 Zoolander

11. There will be blood

12. Fantastic Mr. Fox

13. The Truman Show

14 Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind

15. The Royal Tenenbaums

16. The Indiana Jones Series - The temple of doom,

17. The Harry Potter Series - Order of the phoenix,

18. The Bourne Identity - and others in series.

19. The Big Lebowski

20 Big Trouble in little china

21. Unbreakable

22. The Goonies

23. Anchorman

24. District 9

25. The Sixth Sense

26. Talladega Nights

27. Signs

28. The Green Mile

29. Hamlet 2

30. Back To The Future

31. Barbershop

32. Angels and Demons - Da Vinci Series

33. Swimming Pool

34. Groundhog Day

35. Juno

36. Vanilla Sky

37. Spirited Away

38. Be Kind Rewind

39. The Princess Bride

40. E.T.

41. Iron Man

42. Ghostbusters

43. Wall-E

44. Toy Story

45. Ocean's Eleven

46. Pulp Fiction

47. The Good, the bad, and the ugly

48. Kill Bill

49. The Lord Of The Rings Series

50. Forrest Gump

Monday, August 2, 2010

Star Wars Celebration Art Prints part 2

Tom Hodges Star Wars Park

Snell's Bane

Ken Phipp's Padme

Lashley's Vader and Fett

Staggs Hoth Invasion

Dedicated to Followers everywhere