Fred Patten reviews Dart's unusual but delightful first in the Yuki 7 Gadget Girls series that combines an original secret-agent novel with a Flash-animation “complete movie trailer” DVD.
For some time now I have been promising myself a return to organic art. In my case this means line drawing. I love how line fluctuates, swings, cuts, curls, twists, envelopes, stubs, caresses, how it becomes a natural extension of an artist, how its creator can funnel into it the inner thoughts, passions, desires, frustrations or dreams.
The Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention will be held on March 4, 2012, with special guests Tom Felton, Eric Walker, Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Sara Bechko, Mike Kazelah and Vernon Wells.
The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes Keith Knight, creator of "The Knight Life," and Stephan Pastis, creator of "Pearls Before Swine," for a discussion of their comics and careers in celebration of CAM’s latest exhibition, "Black and White and Read All Over: Comics of the New Millennium."
Marvel has prevailed in the lawsuit against it over the copyright to GHOST RIDER, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
As I reflected in my previous blog, Japanese are true perfectionists, in all they do. Thus, when it comes to political correctness, over centuries, and elected isolation from the external world, they turned it into an art form, a nature, but at what cost? Bowing projects a wonderfully charming sense of politeness and respect, but it does not end on just one bow, it goes on, and on. It is very carefully and skillfully choreographed and, as such, not spontaneous.
Jeff Kinney, the author of the wildly popular DIARY OF A WIMPY KID illustrated book series, has filed suit against Antarctic Press, the publishers of DIARY OF A ZOMBIE KID, reports the Boston Herald.
Stan Lee and his POW! Ent. have teamed with Liquid Comics to create a new Indian superhero called Chakra – The Invincible, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
Mondo, the collectible art boutique arm of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is excited to announce their first-ever print for a Studio Ghibli film, from living legend Hayao Miyazaki and his incomparable classic MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO.
"Are you insane?” "Have you lost your mind?" "Are you not afraid?" "Don't you realize this is the worse time to go there?" This is just a sampling of the polite examples of reactions and comments my plans for a trip to Japan had triggered. And yet, based on my own life’s journey, I understood early on that, sometimes the worse time could be the best, the most raw, sincere, revealing and insightful.
Jerry Robinson, who during his time as an artist on BATMAN helped create the Joker and Robin, has passed away, reports Heat Vision.
CTNX is for the young and hungry, boasting a crowd of current students and the recently graduated, who are looking at an angle into their beloved, but notoriously tough, contemporary animation industry. There’s no doubt the event will keep on drawing in professionals, studios, and students, but it remains to be seen whether it can live up to high expectations. Seeing young talent engage with their idols, and feeling their way into a field they are clearly passionate about, is where CTN truly shines.
Comics writer Steven John Busti has filed suit again DreamWorks Studios, Universal Pictures and Scott Mitchell Rosenberg's Platinum Studios claiming they stole his idea for COWBOYS & ALIENS, reports Deadline.com.
Now in its third year, CTN Expo has gotten over some of its growing pains. Gone was the hectic chaos that was last year's event, replaced with the efficiency that so impressed in its inaugural year. Los Angeles has been in need of a quality animation gathering and this fills the bill nicely.
Warner Bros. and comicbook publisher Bluewater Prods. have settled their dispute over the title of the CLASH OF THE TITANS sequel WRATH OF THE TITANS, reports Variety.
Noted animation producer / director / technologist / multimedia guru / man of international mystery Christopher Panzner has launched a brand new bi-yearly digital magazine, LHOOQ (pronounced “Look”), a pluridisciplinary (pronounced “double-you tee eff”) look at mindstyle, lifestyle, arts, literature, anything, everything. The first issue includes a great piece spotlighting three well-known Canadian (pronounced “Kun-ay-dee-yan”) animation-type folks, none other than Mike Fallows, Chris Robinson and L. Elliot Taylor.
Bil Keane, the creator of the one-panel comic FAMILY CIRCUS, passed away from congestive heart failure on Nov. 8, 2011 at his home Paradise Valley, Arizona (via The Huffington Post).