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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.

Jackson Publick Talks "Venture Brothers" on Sound of Young America Podcast

by Ed Liuon February 22, 2007
Jackson Publick, creator of Adult Swim’s Venture Bros, has been interviewed in the latest podcast from the Sound of Young America. Publick discusses his personal life and how he went from a comic book shop clerk to television writer. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat)

Osamu Tezuka Exhibit Opens in Australia

by Ed Liuon February 21, 2007
An exhibit showcasing the artwork of Osamu Tezuka will be opening soon in Sydney, Australia, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Tezuka: The Marvel of Manga will run at the Gallery from February 23 to April 29, 2007, before coming to San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum. Read Toon Zone News’ prior coverage of […]

Paul Dini on DC’s "Countdown" and Top Cow’s "Madame Mirage"

by Ed Liuon February 21, 2007
Wizard magazine has spoken to writer Paul Dini about DC’s new weekly comic book series Countdown, which will begin on May 9 and which Dini describes as “the ultimate tentpole movie.” Dini discusses his partners in the exercise, the driving plot behind the book, his selection of cast members, and what exactly the series is […]