Jack Pendarvis

Jack Pendarvis

Jack Pendarvis has written five books. He won two Emmys for his work on the TV show Adventure Time. During a period of light employment, he spoke into a digital recorder whenever the mood struck him and transcribed the results, accumulating the two thousand pages from which this column has been extracted. Please begin at the beginning for the optimum experience.

Jack Pendarvis’s Moby-Dick

"... if God had meant to say ‘whale,’ he would have said ‘whale!’"

Jack Pendarvis’s Moby-Dick

Do you think he’s rude because he uses his harpoon to reach across the table and stab a beefsteak?

Jack Pendarvis’s Moby-Dick

Deeply intimate. Bridal. Conjugal. Linked. A marriage. Explicitly!

Jack Pendarvis’s Moby-Dick

“Here I am in my raggedy hat and my… boots with the holes in it, and I can’t afford a frickin’… hamburger!"

Jack Pendarvis’s Moby-Dick

"Hey! Everybody. I’m tellin’ you a story."

Jack Pendarvis Talks to Himself

I think of little squirrels just having heart attacks and dropping out of the trees.

Jack Pendarvis Talks to Himself

It was called “Barista Bold,” I think.

Jack Pendarvis Talks to Himself

He’s sawing—I can’t tell what he’s sawing. There’s some greenery interceding.

Jack Pendarvis Talks to Himself

You’ve seen, uh, the Ingmar Bergman movie, The Seventh Seal. Everybody’s always convinced that, you know… [sigh].