SPX/Nickelodeon collab puts Wittert’s ‘Best Baddies’ into production

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Last year, SPX (The small Press Expo) announced it was joining with Nickelodeon to allow attendees to pitch animated shows to the net. The announcement met with a mixed response–some saw it as a logical evolution of the career development that the expo always offered; others felt it was a corporate invasion. Whatever you’re feelings, […]

DC updates Scooby-Doo and other Hanna-Barbera characters but are they really 2016?

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Proving their worth as part of the larger Warner Bros. media family, DC Entertainment has just announced a comic book revamp of the Hanna-Barbera characters bringing the Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, Johnny Quest and Space Ghost and more into the “modern world,” A long interview with co-publisher Dan Didio and Jim Lee that doesn’t actually come out […]

Tonight on HBO: Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists

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Ever wonder how cartoons REALLY get into the New Yorker? Tonight Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists debuts on HBO after a brief theatrical run. Directed by Leah Wolchok, it’s a full length documentary that follow the New Yorker’s Bob Mankoff and staff on the cartoon rounds. If you enjoy seeing […]

Cartoon Network and Nick are the new Big Two as Kris Mukai’s Adventure Time episode debuts tonight

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In re the last piece, here’s a direct link to my first piece for Slate in which I investigate the comics/cartoon connection with quotes from Rebeca Sugar, Kevin Lee, Annie Koyama, Sam Alden and Ryan Sands. As a longtime reporter on the comics world, I was a bit surprised when cable animation started scooping up […]

South Park finds yaoi, but Craig and Tweek have been an item for a long time

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Some may have been perplexed by the “yaoi” element in last night’s South Park episode but it’s turns out that Trey Parker and Matt Stone were just ripping the lid off a long existing shocking secret about Craig and Tweek. Here’s the startling truth!