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  • - Hey, I'm Kevin.

  • - Hey, I'm Austin.

  • - Hey, I'm Nick.

  • - Hey, I'm Kyra.

  • - Hey, I'm Brad Guigar, the creator of Evil Inc.

  • and the editor of webcomics.com.

  • - And I'm Dave Kellet, cartoonist of Drive and Sheldon

  • and co-director of Stripped.

  • Together, we're the co-hosts of Comic Lab podcasts.

  • - And today we're drawing SpongeBob mash-ups.

  • - And we're sporting a 1974 Chicago meat-packer mustache.

  • (Brad laughs)

  • (playful music)

  • - All right Austin, so to spin the wheel

  • just go ahead and hit spacebar there.

  • - All right.

  • (wheel clicking)

  • Oh. (laughs)

  • - The Hulk? Ooh.

  • - You know what? (laughs)

  • This is gonna be cursed.

  • - Yeah, it's definitely going to be cursed.

  • - I'm ready, it's fine.

  • - Wow.

  • - Ahh, huh, all right.

  • - Okay, I can do that.

  • - Pikachu! (laughs)

  • - Shrek.

  • - Oh you're so lucky.

  • I wanted to do Shrek.

  • (both laughing)

  • - All right, delightful.

  • - Oh, yes... yes!

  • (screams) Skeletor!

  • - Oh god

  • (Nick imitates Skeletor)

  • - Oh my God, I'm so excited.

  • - All right, let's get to it.

  • - So now, the thing is,

  • I haven't watched SpongeBob in a hundred years.

  • I've got to kind of remember what he looked like.

  • But I remember that I think

  • if you really want to talk process,

  • I think half of it is keeping his overall sponginess.

  • - Yeah, like I think, basically draw him the way

  • your wife would describe your mid-section.

  • (Brad laughs)

  • - I think I might think about like,

  • for SpongeBob at least, cause it's a mash-up,

  • I might think about like what are the things

  • that make SpongeBob SpongeBob,

  • but then also integrate some of the shape language

  • of Skeletor.

  • - So what I'm thinking is, I'm trying to like,

  • I kinda want it to be a bit of an abomination,

  • but like, also sorta cute.

  • So I think I'm gonna kinda like,

  • turn Pikachu into like a sponge?

  • - How cursed do we go?

  • - Uh. I say we make it like,

  • we take as cursed as we can possibly make it,

  • and then we go even a step beyond that.

  • - Oh my God.

  • SpongeHulk or HulkBob?

  • HulkBob, what about HulkBob?

  • - Yeah, that sounds pretty good.

  • - Okay.

  • - HulkBob,

  • SmashPants.

  • - Ah, I love that.

  • A HulkBob SmashPants, that's amazing.

  • - Now if you had to do your best Kermit impersonation Brad,

  • what would it sound like?

  • - Oh boy.

  • Hold on.

  • (Brad imitates Kermit) It's not easy being green.

  • Huh, well, okay.

  • - No, no.

  • What I was saying is at any point,

  • go ahead and start your Kermit impersonation.

  • (Brad laughs)

  • - Let me hear your Kermit, you think you're so smart.

  • - (Dave imitates Kermit) Hi-ho!

  • Kermit the frog here.

  • Live at the three little pigs' house.

  • Hi-ho.

  • - That's pretty good!

  • - I don't know what to do for the nose on this,

  • cause it's like, Skeletor doesn't have a nose

  • but at the same time, SpongeBob's nose is so iconic.

  • - You should make it like a hole,

  • like the nasal cavity but then like

  • that nose coming out of it.

  • - Oh, that's like the stuff of nightmares.

  • (both laughing)

  • You're like, legit obsessed with Skeletor.

  • I mean, what is up with that?

  • - I love him!

  • He's such a good character.

  • First of all, he's so weird looking.

  • He's like, got this buff man body,

  • but like a skull for a head

  • and like a really shrill voice.

  • He's hilarious.

  • He's like the perfect example of like,

  • it's menacing but it's also like incredibly silly.

  • He's like perfect villain

  • - So Austin, you are a storyboard artist at Netflix.

  • - I am!

  • - And you are working on Cuphead, right?

  • - I am working on the Cuphead show.

  • - That is very exciting.

  • - No it's really cool.

  • - And you're right out of school, right?

  • - Yeah. I graduated last year.

  • - Wow.

  • And you're already a board artist on a show,

  • that's amazing.

  • - Now what happens if you've already hit perfection

  • and you don't need the rest of your minutes?

  • Can I donate my minutes to Dave?

  • - Wow!

  • Wow!

  • Brad, yeah I'll take your minutes.

  • - So Kyra, how do you think you're doing?

  • - I'm having a lot of fun!

  • I love the color yellow so much,

  • so this is like very nice.

  • - So Brad, if you had to describe it

  • for someone who had never heard

  • of our weekly podcast before,

  • our podcast Comic Lab,

  • how would you describe it to someone?

  • - Comic Lab is,

  • it's studio talk.

  • (Brad stutters)

  • It's if you were listening to us talk

  • in our studios, as we worked.

  • This is what you'd hear.

  • - Right, right.

  • Two good friends who love comics,

  • love hanging out and talking shop,

  • and sharing all they know in terms of best practices,

  • in terms of making a career, making a go of it.

  • And working independently on the web.

  • And laughing the whole time.

  • - Yeah, so what are you thinking about color?

  • Are you gonna make him green

  • or are you gonna make him yellow?

  • - Um. Yes.

  • - Ugh.

  • - See? You see what I'm saying it's like,

  • that's what I'm talking about.

  • You gotta just kinda like, let life just

  • take you for a whirl.

  • - Okay. That's infuriating.

  • I can't decide if I'm gonna give him

  • SpongeBob feet

  • or Shrek feet.

  • And let me guess what your answer is, Austin.

  • (indistinct response)

  • Yes.

  • - You know what?

  • I think you can read minds.

  • - All right, so I'm wrapping up my SpongeBob, Brad,

  • and I gotta tell you,

  • you can't see it yet but,

  • the word gorgeous comes to mind.

  • It comes to mind, Brad.

  • - Well, thank you very much

  • but how's your drawing?

  • - It's going okay,

  • but really, frankly,

  • I'm just looking at,

  • I'm going through,

  • basically just stored iPhoto photos of you

  • and just,

  • I gotta tell you Brad, this wedding ring comes right off.

  • - Okay, so for my finishing touches,

  • I think I'm, really it's just coloring most of the thing,

  • I think I've added like, the majority of what I wanted to

  • to incorporate Pikachu's, you know,

  • markings and stuff into this.

  • How about you, Nick?

  • - Still have to do the eyes, but,

  • it's looking cool.

  • - I know, I'm debating if I should add

  • the SpongeBob eyelashes.

  • - Oh, I am definitely doing the SpongeBob eyelashes.

  • - You know what, I think I came up with

  • a pretty good mash-up idea,

  • for Kermit and SpongeBob.

  • I came up with an idea that I think you're gonna like a lot.

  • How's Gollum looking over there?

  • - I gotta tell ya, uh,

  • I'm happy with this mash-up.

  • It's pretty fun.

  • They're both,

  • they both have a vaguely watery theme

  • that I could play off of, which is good.

  • - Oh that's a good call.

  • - You know what's fun?

  • In drawing SpongeBob, it is a brilliant design.

  • It's so unique.

  • - Yeah, you can tell this is a character design

  • that went through a lot of iterations.

  • - All right, so I gave ShrekBob

  • a SpongeBob color so he's yellow right now,

  • and now just for giggles,

  • I'm going to make him green

  • and see how that feels.

  • And that is,

  • so much more cursed.

  • (Austin laughs)

  • I'm gonna keep it.

  • I'm gonna keep it.

  • He is green.

  • He is green now.

  • I think if you combined SpongeBob and Shrek,

  • the power of the memes of the two of them together,

  • would be unstoppable.

  • - Done!

  • - [Dave] Done! Perfect.

  • Moi! Chef's kiss.

  • - So Nick, how do you think you did?

  • - Um.

  • It's something.

  • It is something.

  • I mean, I think it's a good mash-up

  • between Skeletor and SpongeBob.

  • Which, it's,

  • it's something out of my nightmare.

  • It's something out of my nightmare, yeah.

  • - I'm so excited to see.

  • - I did my best. (laughs)

  • You know, a father can only do so much.

  • He is who he is, at this point.

  • - All right, let's send them to each other.

  • (playful music)

  • - Oh my God.

  • - Oh my god!

  • - Yes!

  • - It's so cute! - Thank you.

  • - You drew the cutest thing ever!

  • - Yours is so good.

  • - Ohh.

  • - I was not ready.

  • - It's such a perfect mash-up of

  • Pikachu and SpongeBob.

  • - Thank you!

  • Yours is like, probably what Skeletor

  • looked like as a child.

  • - A messed up, creepy child.

  • (both laughing)

  • - Oh my goodness, that is fantastic!

  • - This is terrifying, oh my God!

  • (both laughing)

  • - Oh you remembered that the biting the head off

  • of the fish?

  • - No, there was something genuinely funny