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


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


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!

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Luke Cage Comic is being hyped — again


The other day the great animator Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter’s Lab, Clone Wars, Hotel Transylvania) did an interview for Hotel Transylvania 2, which is coming out soon, and sneaked in a reference to a Luke Cage comics that he drew in 2007: “Actually, you could help out with that,” Tartakovsky told me, with a laugh. “The […]

NYCC ’15: Adult Swim announces signings, panels, parties, poop


OKAY KIDS, NYCC is right around the corner and the schedules and exclusives and all that are raining down fast and furious. Here’s Adult Swim’s plan, including two free parties (Get their early and be prepared). One of them is a three hour boat cruise around the Hudson. Talk about setting away from the con! […]

‘Vixen’ debuts on CW Seed and ‘The Flash’ adds Jesse Quick


Today, The CW’s streaming network CW Seed debuted the first animated extension of their televised “Arrowverse” in Vixen, starring Megalyn Echikunwoke and featuring guest talent from the network’s lineup of superhero series (including Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin). For those curious, you can now watch the full episode and get a look at the newest addition to […]