Animator and illustrator Mark Page has been interviewed for Buzzscope.com’s “What’s a Nubian?” column, which focuses on comic books starring characters of color. Page discusses his new self-published, all-ages comic book Kana’s Island and his work on The Journey of Henry Box Brown–an award-winning direct-to-video feature about a young runaway slave’s unusual means of escaping. […]
At a meeting of Apple Computer shareholders, Apple and Pixar CEO Steve Jobs stated that he had no desire to take any senior management position at Disney after the Disney/Pixar merger is completed. Jobs further stated that he intends to spend more time at Apple once the merger is complete and expressed his confidence in […]
A press release from Image Comics is touting Afterworks 2, an original anthology of comics from several employees at Pixar Animation Studios, with topics that range from retellings of classic myths to fact-based accounts of the assault on Fallujah. Some of the creators involved include Scott Morse (Noble Boy, Soulwind), Bill Presing (Rex Steele: Nazi […]
Comedienne Wanda Sykes has been interviewed by ComingSoon.net about her role as Stella the skunk in the upcoming CGI animated film Over the Hedge, including the amount of improvisation she was allowed to do, the differences between live-action and voice-over acting, and why she dislikes the adjective “sassy.” The movie is based on the newspaper […]
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will take place this weekend, April 29-30, 2006, and included among the programming are panel discussions on animation and newspaper comic strips. The “Animation: New Frontiers in the Art & Medium” panel will be held at 10 AM on Sunday, and will include cartoon historian and New York […]
Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening has been interviewed by the Onion A.V. Club. Among other topics, the interview covers Groening’s history with Fox on his two shows, the movie-length Simpsons and Futurama projects, Groening’s collection of bootleg Simpsons merchandise, what makes him laugh, and the odd greetings he gets from rabid Simpsons fans.
A press release from Slave Labor Graphics states that the new Gargoyles comic book is available for pre-order now for shipping in June 2006. The new comic book will be written by Greg Weisman, creator of the original TV show, and will pick up where season 2 left off. The press release states that each […]
A post in writer Mark Evanier’s weblog provides a behind-the-scenes look at Hanna-Barbera’s The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan animated series. Evanier discusses the origins of the series in 1972, including the novel attempt to cast all Chinese (or Asian) actors in the leading roles and the problems that resulted. The tie-in comic book […]