Developing an animated series or feature from a comic book might seem easy from the standpoint that the comic book would give a development team a solid starting point. However, developing a comic book into an animated property has its own set of special problems. We asked a select group of development executives, "What were/are the most challenging aspects of transferring a property from comic book form to an animated one?" While story plays an important role, it seems the actual shift in medium remains to be the most problematic aspect of the process. ...
Frederik Schodt explains to Maureen Furniss a few aspects of the Japanese culture behind manga and its huge success.
Michael Goldman probes the life and times of Marvel's exuberant creator of such titles as Spider Man, The X-Men, The Incredible Hulk and many more.
UCLA Greek literature professor Dr. John Rundin conducts a lively review of Disney's feature adaptation of the traditional Greek fairy tale.
Mark Kausler reviews Serious Business: The Art and Commerce of Animation in America From Betty Boop to Toy Story, and has some serious problems.
Heather Kenyon introduces this issue with a focus on two hot topics in the comics world plus introduces two new features of the magazine.
MainBrain's Tom Mason (Dinosaurs For Hire), Steve Rude (Nexus) and Randy and Jean-Marc Lofficier (The Garage) describe their experiences in the world of development.
Mark Langer chronicles the evolution of one of the most enduring characters in animation history, the sailor man who got his start in comic strips.
As the world becomes smaller, individual countries' comics industries are changing. John A. Lent explains.
So how does one go about getting a comic book published? This is the exact question we asked the following folks. Whether you choose to go the distance with a large established company like Dark Horse or delve into the world of self-publishing, a few things remain certain. Getting a comic book off the ground requires not only amazing talent, skill, and knowledge of the marketplace but also determination and an ego of steel.
Also, for tips on how to submit materials to a publishing company, see our compilation of Submission Guidelines compiled...
Independent recruiter Pamela Thompson investigates where the industry's top recruiters look for their next hires.