The Medium-Sized Book of Zim Scripts: Vol. 1: Pigs 'n' Waffles: The stories, and the stories behind the stories of your favorite Invader

The Medium-Sized Book of Zim Scripts: Vol. 1: Pigs 'n' Waffles: The stories, and the stories behind the stories of your favorite Invader

by Eric Trueheart

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For two years of his limited lifespan on this planet, Eric Trueheart was a staff writer on the cult hit show INVADER ZIM, and was responsible for writing some of the most beloved episodes of the series. This unauthorized and unofficial collection not only brings you the scripts for some of those favorites, but also the stories of how they came to be, and a rubber pig-load of memories from inside one of the strangest cartoon series in the history of the legendry beast they call "Kids' TV." READ IT, OR FACE YOUR DOOM! This volume includes scripts for the episodes... - "Bad, Bad Rubber Piggy" - "Hamstergeddon" - "GIR Goes Crazy and Stuff" - "ZIM Eats Waffles" - "Mortos Der Soulstealer" - and the lost episode turned comic book issue "Pants!" Art by original series artist Aaron Alexovich, and Rikki "The Voice of GIR" Simons.

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ISBN-13: 9781734692518
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 03/17/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 282
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

ERIC TRUEHEART has been writing in the zone called "Kidspace" for nearly 20 years, despite his best intentions., and he's made animated creatures talk for every major — and minor — kids' network in town. He started on Nickelodeon's original cult hit, Invader ZIM, wrote for Disney XD's BAFTA-nominated Yin Yang Yo, helped Dreamworks develop the feature film Turbo into the first animated series for Netflix — garnering it a Daytime Emmy nomination in the process. He also spent time in sketch comedy, but took a shower afterwards. Along the way he sold pilots to Cartoon Network, Disney, SyFy, and even Spike. (Remember them?) Eric grew up in fabulous Rochester, NY — for no reason he's ever been able to figure out — and has lived in the greater Los Angeles area for so long he can't remember what real life looks like.Rikki Simons is a voice actor, writer, and artist. He is most famous for being the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from INVADER ZIM. As writer he is known for science fiction and fantasy novels such as HITHERTO A LION, RANKLECHICK AND HIS THREE LEGGED CAT, SUPER INFORMATION HIJINKS: REALITY CHECK!, THE SAD CIRCUS BY THE SEA, and the six volume SHUTTERBOX fantasy series, which he co-created with his wife, Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons. He is also a background painter in animation, most noted for his color design on Invader ZIM.Comic artist, writer, and character designer AARON ALEXOVICH (who is me)'s first professional art job was building hideous children for Nickelodeon's INVADER ZIM. Since then he's been building hideous children for various animation and comic projects, including Avatar: The Last Airbender, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, Disney's Haunted Mansion, DC's Fables, KIMMIE66, Confessions of a Blabbermouth, STITCHED, the Lovecraftian horror/comedy ELDRITCH! (with art by Drew Rausch), IT'S NOT SCARY! and three volumes of SERENITY ROSE.

Table of Contents

Dedication 1

Foreword Rikki Simons 3

Introduction: Enter the Nickelodeous 9

A Word About Screenplays 16

A Little History 23

Bad, Bad Rubber Piggy 29

Script: Bad, Bad Rubber Piggy 43

The Zim Offices 61

The Notemare Begins 66

And A Note on Psychology 79

Hamstergeddon 82

Script: Hamstergeddon 88

The Daily Job of Writing Stuff 104

Stories What Never Was: Pants! 112

Lunch, Dammit! 117

Gir Goes Crazy and Stuff 120

Script: Gir Goes Crazy and Stuff 127

Stories What Never Was: Zim Choabs Foo! 142

Deelishus Weenie! 145

Zim Eats Waffles 147

Script: Zim Eats Waffles 164

The German Calypso Song 179

Stories What Never Was: Plastimart Rising 181

Mortos Der Soulstealer 184

Script: Mortos Der Soulstealer 189

Stories What Never Was: Squishy: Hugger of Worlds 203

Rikki Simons: The Squishy Interview 210

The Cancelling 220

The Comics! 227

Pants! 232

Script: Pants! 236

Will He Ever Zim Again? 259

Fans Q&A 264

About the Author 272

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