This month Animation World Magazine is featuring stories on Fox's upcoming feature film, "The X-Men," and superstar Todd McFarlane. We are also remembering the careers of Charles Schultz, Dale Messick and Edward Gorey. Joseph Szadkowski is going behind the scenes to take a look at the tools of comic book production. We are also looking at the sophisticated themes of Jiri Trnka's films and Martin Goodman is investigating why some folks still won't accept animation as an art form. Lee Dannacher is continuing her profiles of Internet companies by taking on Rumpus.com, and Jacquie Kubin is continuing with her gaming column as well. As for events we are offering film reviews of the best films direct from the Annecy International Animation Festival by Maureen Furniss. We'll hear from the busy MIFA floor as well.
Of course, there's even more like Joseph Szadkowski's take on the X-Men figures sets by Toy Biz and Maureen Furniss' review of films from Annecy (more clips to be added). So go to the complete Table of Contents at http://www.awn.com/mag/.