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 […]
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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!
Let’s face it…no one was looking forward to the Jem and the Holograms movie which opened silently, deadly, this weekend. We wrote about it a bit here but lost interest when it was clear that it was just microwaved Pitch Perfect about a girl who gets a band and doubts herself and fights with her […]
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 […]
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! […]
It’s been nine months since there was a new episode of the Venture Bros—the epochal All This and Gargantua-2—and two YEARS since Season Five aired on Adult Swim. The show debuted in February, 2003, so it’s taken a mere 13 years to get to the sixth season. HOwever a premiere date, after many false starts, […]
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 […]
While the chance for SPX exhibitors to pitch cartoon ideas to Nickelodeon as announced yesterday sounds like a good opportunity, there was quite a bit of controversy about it on social, as seen in these tweets. Click on the Gillman and Gran links to go to much longer discussions, but the basic objection is that SPX is a small press show that celebrates the joy of small press comics, and formalizing the participation of a major cartoon network/corporate brand at the show goes against that philosophy.
Here’s where I finally release what’s left of our SDCC audio content…as a follow-up to last week’s set of DC and Marvel Television interviews, here are our chats on the animated side of things including discussions with Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, Bruce Timm, Andrea Romano, Ike Barinholtz, Seth Meyers, and more! Additionally, here are the audio […]