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NYCC: The 2007 One-Minute Interview Part 1 – Companies

by Ed Liuon February 26, 2007
To repeat the experiment from last year, Toon Zone News wandered the 2007 New York Comic Con’s show floor and “Artist’s Aerie” for the “One Minute Interview,” where a variety of companies and individuals were asked the same 3 questions about this year’s convention. The company answers follow, alphabetized by each company representative’s first name. […]

NYCC: Central Park Media is "Back, Live, and Kicking"

by Ed Liuon February 26, 2007
Toon Zone News caught up with Central Park Media’s John O’Donnell at the New York Comic Con to see how things were going for the company. O’Donnell stated that they were back to their full production schedule in the comic book line, with Be Beautiful manga putting out a new release once a month. The […]

NYCC: The Venture Bros. Panel Actual Factual Report

by Ed Liuon February 26, 2007
One of the most popular panels at the New York Comic Con was the Venture Bros panel on Saturday, where creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer were joined by voice actors James Urbaniak (Dr. Venture), Michael Sinterniklaas (Dean Venture), and Steven Rattazzi (Dr. Orpheus). Everything in this article is actual factual information from the Venture […]

NYCC: The Black Panel with Denys Cowan, Reginald Hudlin, Mike and Mark Davis, & More

by Ed Liuon February 26, 2007
The New York Comic Con was host to “The Black Panel” on Saturday afternoon, where a variety of black voices in comics and animation discussed their upcoming work. At the panel were BET’s Vice President of Animation Denys Cowan, musician Prodigal Sunn, AllHipHop.com CEO/Founder Chuck “Jigsaw” Creekmur, Jackie Ormes Society’s Cheryl Lynn, Blockhedz creators Mark […]

NYCC: The Stan Lee Panel

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2007
The New York Comic Con reserved one of its warmest welcomes for one of the comics world’s elder statesmen: the legendary Stan Lee. One of the biggest rooms in the conference hall filled to capacity with fans wishing to see and hear the man whose name is virtually synonymous with comics. Lee held court with […]

NYCC: Frogs and Bucks at Matt Greenfield’s ADV Panel

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2007
Matt Greenfield’s ADV Panel at the New York Comic Con was largely taken up by a screening of the new Sgt. Frog anime series. The screening began with a parody of NBC’s Heroes before launching into madcap comedy as the Hinata family encounters the frog-like Sgt. Keroro. At the end of the screening, Greenfield would […]

NYCC: Tad Stones and Mike Mignola on "Hellboy: Blood and Iron"

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2007
The second day of the New York Comic Con started with a bang at the Hellboy: Blood and Iron preview panel. Attendees to the panel were treated to a full screening of the direct-to-video movie, followed by a brief Q&A session with director/writer Tad Stones and with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. During the Q&A session, […]

NYCC: Anime Network Continues Growth; Bringing "Oh My Goddess!" S2 and More in May

by Ed Liuon February 24, 2007
On the first day of the New York Comic Con, the Anime Network’s Stacy Dodson (Director of Operations and Programming), April N. Brem (VOD & Programming Manager) and Emily Olman (Director of Advertising) presented the state of the Anime Network. In one form or another, they said, the network is currently carried in 96% of […]

NYCC: Bill Plympton Presents "Shut-Eye Hotel" and "Idiots & Angels" Excerpts

by Ed Liuon February 24, 2007
The New York Comic Con hosted an hour-long panel with renowned independent animator Bill Plympton on its first day of programming. Plympton spent most of the panel showing clips from a variety of projects. A short-film biography was followed by two music videos from last year: one for “Heard ‘Em Say” by Kanye West and […]

Brad Bird Talks "Ratatouille" on "Good Morning America"

by Ed Liuon February 22, 2007
Brad Bird’s appearance on Good Morning America on February 20 to the interview segment from director Brad Bird’s appearance on Good Morning America on February 20, where he discussed Ratatouille and showed a variety of clips from the movie. The same segment also talks with production designer Rick Heinrichs.