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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 […]

John Ledford and Kevin McFeeley on the Success of the Anime Network

by Ed Liuon February 21, 2007
The “Animated Shorts” column at Newsarama.com has an in-depth look at the Anime Network and has spoken with John Ledford, head of the Anime Network, about the channel’s origins and success in the video-on-demand (VOD) space. Ledford discusses how VOD proved the demand for anime programming on cable, how they select timeslots for their programming, […]

Toon Zone Interviews John Delaney on "Futurama" in Comics and "Chaotic"

by Ed Liuon February 21, 2007
Longtime readers of the Toon Zone Forums will remember the John Delaney sketch poll with fondness. Familiar to many readers as the artist for Justice League Adventures and other animated tie-in comics from DC, Delaney is now leading the team bringing Chaotic to the 4Kids! Network. Chaotic centers on two teenaged boys who discover a […]

"Binky Goes Nuts" on DVD to Teach Kids About Health Issues

by Ed Liuon February 20, 2007
WBGH Boston Video has published a press release announcing Binky Goes Nuts, a compilation DVD debuting on April 24, 2007. The DVD will contain 4 stories from the PBS Kids’ series Arthur, and is meant to highlight health issues like nut allergies and the importance of exercise. Read the full press release here.

NYCC 2007: CBLDF Announces Raffles and Auctions

by Ed Liuon February 20, 2007
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has issued a press release detailing auctions, raffles, and other programs scheduled for this weekend’s New York Comic-Con. Raffle prizes will include original artwork, autographed comics and prints, and anime from FUNimation and ADV. There will also be auctions for sketches by artists at the con and premiums at […]

"Simpsons" Movie Trailer Available for On-Line Viewing

by Ed Liuon February 20, 2007
A new trailer for The Simpsons Movie is available on-line in QuickTime Format, coming to theatres July 27. Among other things, the trailer reveals the location of the town of Springfield. (via Cartoon Brew)

PR: WBGH Boston Video and Arthur Spotlight Youth Health Issues with "Binky Goes Nuts"

by Ed Liuon February 20, 2007
WGBH BOSTON VIDEO AND ARTHUR SPOTLIGHT YOUTH HEALTH ISSUES WITH THE DVD DEBUT OF BINKY GOES NUTS Arthur and His Friends Help Kids Understand Nut Allergies and the Need for Exercise FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BOSTON (February 16, 2007) — WGBH Boston Video will debut Binky Goes Nuts on DVD April 24, 2007. Featuring four stories […]

PR: CBLDF Announces Raffles, Auctions, and More at NYCC

by Ed Liuon February 20, 2007
CBLDF ANNOUNCES RAFFLES, AUCTIONS, AND MORE AT NYCC! This weekend the New York Comic Con opens at the Javits Center, and the CBLDF is proud to announce a broad variety of fundraisers where you can win original art, rare comics, toys, anime and much more by supporting the Fund! First up is the CBLDF’s Official […]

Steve Uy on Drawing the "Legion of Superheroes"

by Ed Liuon February 20, 2007
Comicon.com’s PULSE News has spoken to artist Steve Uy about his covers and interior artwork on the upcoming Legion of Superheroes in the 31st Century tie-in comic, coming from DC in April. Uy discusses how he got the job, what his artistic influences are, and why he opted to do interiors for one issue.