Ben Jones, who has bounced back and forth between Massachusetts and Rhode Island working with the collaborative Paper Rad as well as on solo projects, is now in Burbank, California, “working long days on his Cartoon Network series ‘The Problem Solverz’” (above, a sample posted to YouTube on Dec. 5), according to his New York publisher PictureBox. The publisher adds, the first season of his trippy fabulous cockamamie series, “which was written with Eric (Futurama) Kaplan, is in the middle of production, with an air date sometime in 2011. This is not, as some of you may know, ‘Neon Knome,’ which was an Adult Swim project that sprung briefly to life. This new show is, if anything, a more pure expression of Ben’s longtime characters, Horace, Roba, and Alfe. It perfectly exemplifies Ben’s genius for character, dialogue, and strikingly beautiful world building.”
As we’ve said before: If you’re a local museum having trouble finding a local artist to feature, consider this MassArt grad who has shown at Deitch Projects, The Museum of Modern Art, The New Museum, Yerba Buena, and Tate Britain. Do you want to be the last museum to figure out that this hometown guy is worth paying attention to? And he’d make a great keynote feature at the 2011 Boston Cyberarts Fest.