The characters Alfe, Roba, and Horace appeared in a comic titled "Roba" which was on the Paper Rad website. The comic was made in 2001. They once again appeared in another comic on the website titled "MB". Their first animated appearance was in a music video titled "star kings",also on the Paper Rad website. The first full length animation was a short titled "Alfe" included on the 2006 "Trash Talking" DVD (released by Load Records). In 2008, several short episodes of a show called "Problem Solvers" appeared on YouTube, and were included in a DVD with the periodical "The Ganzfield 7": while these episodes didn't contain the characters, they did introduce the "problem solving" element of the show. In 2010, Neon Knome was pitched as an adult-oriented animated series for Cartoon Network's late night programing block, Adult Swim, and was released on Adultswim.com as part of their "Big Uber Network Sampling". Later, in December 2010, Adult Swim announced that Neon Knome was too "mindblowingly cute" for them, and that it was being re-tooled as a regular Cartoon Network show, which combined both previous ideas.