A report on ICv2.com details Disney’s plans for upcoming graphic novels to be sold in the United States. In addition to the existing W.I.T.C.H. comics and the Abadazad children’s books (written by JLU scribe J.M. DeMatteis and drawn by Mike Ploog), Disney is planning comics based on Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black […]
Newsarama.com has posted a 5-page preview of Hero Squared #1, written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis and drawn by Joe Abraham. The comic, published by Boom! Studios, focuses on the adventures of Milo and his superheroic counterpart from a destroyed parallel universe. Hero Squared #1 will be in comic book stores this Wednesday, July […]
The Los Angeles Times has published a brief article about technology’s role in advancing animation, ranging from the invention of rotoscoping by Max Fleischer to today’s use of CGI to generate or enhance animation (free registration required). The article is printed in conjunction with the “Animated Performance: Art Meets Technology” seminar scheduled on July 29 […]
The New York Times is reporting that “Long John” Baldry passed away at his home in Vancouver on Thursday from a severe chest infection (free registration required). Baldry was extremely influential in the Britsh rock scene in the 1960′s, coaching and playing with artists like the Rolling Stones, Elton John, and Jimmy Page. In recent […]
Animator Frank Espinosa, who redesigned the Looney Tunes characters in 1992 and provided artwork for a series of Looney Tunes postage stamps, has spoken to Newsarama about his new comic book series Rocketo, which details the adventures of an explorer and mapmaker living 2000 years in the future. Rocketo #1 is scheduled for release in […]
Yesterday’s announcement of WizardWorld Atlanta, currently scheduled to run from June 30 – July 2, 2006, has triggered a minor firestorm of controversy due to its scheduling on the same weekend as HeroesCon in nearby North Carolina. Numerous comic book professionals have declared that they are boycotting WizardWorld Atlanta to appear at HeroesCon instead.
Forbes magazine has published this year’s “Forbes Fictional Fifteen” list, detailing the top 15 richest fictional characters. Trailing list leader Santa Claus (listed with an infinite net worth), come characters such as Richie Rich, Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks, Scrooge McDuck, Bruce Wayne, Lex Luthor, and Cruella DeVil.