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‘Adventure Time’ Creator Pendleton Ward Draws Fan Requests at an Airport

If you’ve ever been in an airport, you’ve probably had the experience of being bored in an airport. For most of us, this is a time to contemplate giving in to Cinnabon, but Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward decided to use this time for a far more productive purpose: Taking requests from his fans over Twitter on what to draw while he waited for his flight. The results, as you might expect, are both awesome and bizarre. Check out a few of our favorites after the cut!First up, a request for Ward to draw everyone’s favorite Super Friend, Aquaman! I’ll admit that I’ve never really been a fan of the character, but I’m pretty sure that a new direction involving chubby, seahorse-petting, clamshell-codpieced version would be the one that catapulted him to mainstream success:

Surprisingly, only one Adventure Time character makes an appearance: Lady Rainicorn, seen here being swept up in the emotional rollercoaster of a man saying hello to a baby:

Some might think that the penny in this one was thrown in for scale so you could see how small the drawing was, but I’m pretty sure it’s meant to represent the giant copper head of Abraham Lincoln that stalked the skies of America during World War II like a shiny Republican Sinistar:

One fan requested “Karate Circus Bear,” which leads me to wonder why there is not already show on Cartoon Network with this title:

The same goes for the Mustard-Tusked Walrus, who has sadly been hunted nearly to extinction due to increased hot dog consumption. Please, consider this adorable and somewhat horrifying creature the next time you get ready to enjoy processed cow snouts:

For another animal request, Ward threw in a quick tribute to Kate Beaton:

The important thing here isn’t that Ward was drawing a likeness of Eminem, but that he felt it was necessary to point out that the drawings he was doing in an airport bar of requests sent in over Twitter were done without reference material:

And speaking of likenesses, it’s important to remember that even on Twitter, you should be careful what you wish for:

I have a sneaking suspicion that this was a request to draw Baby Cakes, the character from Brad Neely’s China, IL, but Ward took it in a more literal and somewhat horrifying direction:

With this one, Ward illustrates the often overlooked problem of trying to find pants that fit when you’ve got eight legs. The hat, meanwhile, is what really ties the ensemble together:

For “any kind of tree,” Ward chose to draw one that was ten times more terrifying than the ones who menaced Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz:

In Ward’s verison of Wizards, I think the one with three eyes represents the price guide. His triple vision helps him spot the difference between VF+ and NM-:

As much as I like Ward’s portrayal of female characters like Princess Bubblegum and Marceline the Vampire Queen, I have to say that I’m disappointed in the way he plays into unrealistic expectations of beauty that go along with having eyes slightly larger than one’s hands:

And finally, my favorite, the aggressively suicidal fish:

It’s fun stuff, and a nice way to interact with his fans. For more, and to get in on the action in case he ever has another flight delay, check out Ward’s Twitter account!

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