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Toonzone Presents 12-Page Preview of cereal:geek Magazine, Available via Previews

Toonzone News is proud to host the following 12-page preview of cereal:geek magazine, now available for pre-order at comic book specialty shops through Diamond Comics’ January issue of Previews magazine. Launched in 2007, cereal:geek focuses on 1980’s animation, with each magazine containing interviews, behind-the-scenes artwork, and more.

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You can also read the Toonzone News review of the premiere issue of cereal:geek here.

The full press release about cereal:geek‘s addition to Previews and the contents of issues #2 and #3 follows:


CEREAL:GEEK 1980S ANIMATION MAGAZINE TO BE DISTRIBUTED BY DIAMOND COMICS

Busta Toons Productions, publisher of 1980s animation magazine cereal:geek, is pleased to announce a distribution agreement with Diamond Comic Distributors Inc., the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels and related pop-culture merchandise.

cereal:geek magazine was launched in 2007, and focuses strictly on animation from the 1980s, challenging the perceptions of the reader. Each issue features 100 glossy pages with no ads containing refreshing and enlightening articles, illustrations, scripts, storyboards, a wealth of unseen production materials from your favorite shows, and interviews with those individuals that helped shape this particular decade of animation history.

Each issue of cereal:geek to date is focused on a general theme; #1 – Violence, #2 – Magic & Science, #3 – Evolution, #4 – Horror, and #5 – Comics.

Series featured in cereal:geek include Transformers, Smurfs, He-Man, Captain Harlock, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Inspector Gadget, The Real Ghostbusters, M.A.S.K., Filmation’s Ghostbusters, G.I. Joe, Pole Position, ThunderCats, Inhumanoids, Robotech, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, Jem, Thundarr the Barbarian, Galaxy Rangers, Ulysses 31, Visionaries, Dungeons & Dragons, She-Ra, Centurions, Galaxy High School, The Mysterious Cities of Gold, Force Five, Thunderbirds 2086, Dogtanian, plus numerous other productions.

Contributors include editor James Eatock (The Real Ghostbusters DVDs, Time-Life), Robert Lamb (Filmation Studios), Larry DiTillio (Filmation Studios), Sean “Cheeks” Galloway (Spectacular Spider-Man, Adelaide Productions), Val Staples (Criminal, DC), Emiliano Santalucia (Masters of the Universe, MV Creations), Makoto Ono (Transformers: Timelines, Fun Publications), Matt Moylan (Lil Formers), Andie Tong (The Batman Strikes!, DC), Ken Steacy (The Real Ghostbusters, NOW Comics), Nathan Baertsch (Masters of the Universe, MV Creations), Micah Gunnell (Heroes, Aspen Comics), and many more.

To obtain issues of cereal:geek, be sure to order it through your comic store, through Diamond’s Previews catalog, or direct from cereal:geek‘s homepage, http://www.cerealgeek.com/

Two PDF sampler issues, cereal:geek: same/as, containing selected articles and artwork from the print editions are also available for purchase at http://www.cerealgeek.com/

Alongside the in-depth articles are also sections focusing on specific aspects of eighties shows, including:

  • NEWS FROM THE EIGHTIES
    Tongue-in-cheek news gossip.
  • WHO WILL WIN?
    What if-style battles between different eighties characters.
  • ANALYZE THE INTRO
    Ornate intros abounded in the eighties, and here’s a chance to step back and take a close look at some of them.
  • INTERVIEW WITH…
    Animation professionals provide an insight into the trials and tribulations of animation in the 1980s. Interviewees include Larry DiTillio, Jack Olesker, Christy Marx, Flint Dille and Tom Sito.
  • ANIMATION NATION
    Profiles on a variety of animation companies notably active during the eighties.
  • SAME EPISODE, DIFFERENT STYLES
    Highlighting the sometimes wildly different animation styles seen in a single television episode.
  • VOICE ACTOR SPOTLIGHT
    Profiles of voice actors prominent in eighties animated productions.
  • TRIVIA OF THE EIGHTIES
    A list of little-known facts on a specific series.
  • THE BOUNDARIES OF BELIEVABILITY
    Eighties animation could be short on logic, but sometimes even they went too far.
  • THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE EIGHTIES
    Marvel Handbook-style character profiles.
  • WHY I DISLIKE…
    Everyone’s got a controversial opinion on something, even eighties’ animation!
  • TOP TEN…
    An all-encompassing Top Ten list based on a common aspect in a range of series.
  • A “REAL” CARTOON
    A look at what popular eighties live-action franchises might have looked like had they made the leap to animation.
  • LOVE IN THE EIGHTIES
    Highlighting the many romantic couplings seen in an assortment of series.
  • UNLIKELY TEAM-UP
    Hypothetical team-ups between disparate eighties characters.
  • THE DESIRED EPISODE
    The greatest episodes never made.
  • HAIRSTYLE OF THE EIGHTIES
    Profile shots highlighting eighties’ characters over-the-top hairstyles.
  • SIDEKICKS OF THE EIGHTIES
    From Orko to Snarf to T-Bob, the lowdown on ubiquitous eighties mascots.
  • 5 THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT…
    The five best aspects of a choice of series.
  • TOY ADVERT TEST
    Many toy-based eighties series were regarded as blatant commercials; here they are analyzed to see how shameless or not their advertising was.
  • WHAT IF AN EPISODE WERE A COMIC COVER?
    A look at how an episode’s premise can be summed up in one picture; namely, a comic cover.
  • THE END
    Spotlighting the final episode of a given series.

About Busta Toons Productions
Founded by freelance writer and publisher James Eatock, Busta Toons Productions has assembled an array of writers and artists to produce cereal:geek magazine, with five issues published to date. Dedicated to high-quality and entertaining material, cereal:geek epitomizes Busta Toons Productions’ commitment to creating premium productions.

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