"Clarence" Head-of-Story reaction

I was Head of Story on “Clarence” from the beginning.

Obviously Skyler Page sexually assaulted a female artist at CN. Skyler’s a piece of shit, and CN should give him the boot. Emily Partridge is one bad-ass chick for standing up to a guy who a lot of people wanted to cover up for. Skyler’s asshole behavior (though not yet sexual assault) was the main reason I quit the show more than a year ago.

I can’t imagine how fans of the show are feeling right now. But the reason you like Clarence, in spite of it’s creator, is because the “creator” had very little to do with the show. Despite what it says in the credits, Skyler never wrote a single episode of Clarence. It was created by the writers (me and Spencer Rothbell) and the talented board artists (people like Charlie Gavin, Derek & Diana). We took Skyler’s idea of “a fat dumb kid” and made a character out of it. Skyler mostly “kept the couch from floating away”, and read whatever lines we gave him. There’s been enough victims of Skyler Page, don’t punish the talented crew that actually raised Clarence.

- Patrick Harpin

  1. why-is-life-the-way-it-is reblogged this from patrickharpin
  2. ultra-masterrabbit reblogged this from patrickharpin
  3. syrico reblogged this from vivzie-pop
  4. blueheavenols reblogged this from patrickharpin
  5. princessstream reblogged this from patrickharpin
  6. cuckooclockwork reblogged this from emmyc
  7. yessoverylarge reblogged this from patrickharpin
  8. usagination reblogged this from steven-universe-confessions
  9. molewoman reblogged this from patrickharpin
  10. janeatlas reblogged this from emmyc
  11. zadjatheifrit reblogged this from emmyc
  12. notzzzeal reblogged this from patrickharpin
  13. iambee-beeisme reblogged this from crownkind
  14. mercymercymerci reblogged this from patrickharpin
  15. fluffberries reblogged this from patrickharpin
  16. perplexedcam reblogged this from patrickharpin
  17. dumbshit-fucker reblogged this from patrickharpin
I write and draw cartoons. I storyboarded a film called "Moonrise Kingdom" for Wes Anderson. I also helped create the TV series "Clarence" for Cartoon Network.

view archive