§ Nice Art: Chip Zdarsky and Chris Bachalo are doing a two-part Sandman story. Not that Sandman…the other one. Here is the first cover. § Must read! Cartoonist Seth delivered the commencement for this year’s Center for Cartoon Studios graduating class, and he strikes a hopeful note, while looking back at what seemed like dark […]
This year, on August the twenty-eighth, comic legend Jack Kirby would have celebrated his one-hundredth birthday. For family and friends, not a day passes that they don’t think of the icon, to whom he was not Jack Kirby or Mr. Kirby, but simply Jack. To Mark Evanier, long-time friend and Jack Kirby historian, these conventions […]
So D23 wrapped up over the weekend, and Disney rolled out their very own Hall H-worthy line-up of announcements. In fact they could probably have filled Halls I, J, K and L as well. In case you didn’t get the memo, D23 is Disney’s very own Comic-Con, held once every two years in Disneyland, attended […]
Announced by Marvel Games, Bill Rosemann, on the D23 stage the Marvel universe is coming to virtual reality. The game is called Marvel Powers United VR and will be exclusive to the Oculus Rift device featuring a blend of shooter and action elements utilizing different power sets and weaponry from a wide range of Marvel’s library […]
In what has been reported as an emotional ceremony, the late Carrie Fisher, Jack Kirby celebrating his centennial this year, and Stan Lee, making his first public appearance since his wife’s death, were named Disney Legends.
§ Nice art: People on my twitter feed were excited by this tweet! So…I’ve illustrated a Star Wars Little Golden Book and it’ll be available in July AHHHHH!!!! https://t.co/BwZQss26BB pic.twitter.com/ySLmQQHbAn — Eren Blanquet Unten (@ErenUnten) April 17, 2017 Heroic Rey and cheerin’ Chewie! Who wouldn’t like that? Artist Eren Unten has done quite a few […]
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At D23 in the Anaheim Convention center this morning, Disney revealed a short clip and some concept art for the biggest single ‘land’ expansion of Disneyland yet: Star Wars Land. The new area based on the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens film and will be built in 2017 around the Big Thunder Ranch area and […]
D23 gives gamers tons of Star Wars to cheer about on its last day.
I’m not at D23 this weekend, and I’ll reserve any of the “on the scene” impressions for Beat contributors Alex Jones and Victor Van Scoit, who are both there in person. But that doesn’t mean I won’t report on the biggest announcements that are worthy of attention and discussion, and when it comes to Disney […]