What is THE PAUNK! SHOW, you ask?
Animated Puppet Parodies
The Paunk! Show was created as a wraparound device to present animated parodies. The parodies are created and animated in 3D, but are made to look like puppets. Why? Well, there's a long history of puppet shows being used for parody and satire and certainly there's an element to them that makes them immediately funny, but the chief reason is that they are easier to animate.
The Paunk! Show
The concept of The Paunk! Show is that Paunk is an alien who is rebroadcasting Earth's television transmissions to other aliens. It's a take on the old Horror Host presenting the Monster Movie. The fact that these are not direct copies of the original programs is because the original transmission signals were weak and incomplete. The poor quality transmissions are then re-interpreted by Paunk's stolen computer, the Pear OD-9000, who restores them, improving the quality and filling in the missing bits. The Pear OD-9000 was not created for such a task and frequently gets them very wrong, probably on purpose.
The Web Comic
Given the lengthy production time it takes to create episodes of the web show, I thought it would be fun to have an outlet for mini-parodies that could be created more quickly. I'm not sure if there'll ever be a set schedule for them.
Why am I doing this?
I've always wanted to. The Stalled Trek parody began as an idea I had in 1996. I've always been a fan of animation, puppets and parody. Growing up in the 70s, I preferred Mad and Cracked magazines to comic books.