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Origins of PBS's "Zula Patrol" Animated Series

A brief article in the New York Times covers PBS’s upcoming animated series Zula Patrol, which will send a group of strange alien explorers out to “take the sting out of science education for children” (registration required). Deborah M. Manchester, creator and executive producer for the show, details the origin of the show from a […]

JLU's Adam Beechen Takes on Robin; Other DC Creative Teams Announced

An article on Newsarama.com notes that Adam Beechen, current writer for the Justice League Unlimited tie-in comic book, will be the New York Times covers the two big “tent-pole” events for both Marvel and DC Comics starting next year. The announcement comes along with several announcements of new creative teams for DC’s superhero comic books […]

Aaron McGruder Interviewed at Onion A.V. Club

The Onion A.V. Club has interviewed Aaron McGruder about his Boondocks comic strip and new animated TV show. Topics covered include the genesis of the show, what McGruder is feeling angriest about, and his opinion on the state of politics and the press.

Thanksgiving Day Parade Animation Tie-Ins

The New York Times reports on the importance many companies are placing on floats at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (registration required). Cartoon characters are a perennial favorite among the floats, and this year’s batch will include Scooby Doo, Disney’s Chicken Little, Dora the Explorer, the Pillsbury Dough Boy, Garfield, and Puffy Ami Yumi.

Bill Plympton Animates Music Video for Kayne West

An animated music video by Bill Plympton for Kayne West’s “Heard ‘Em Say” debuted on MTV on Monday, November 21. Plympton’s 12 Tiny Christmas Tales is also one of several programs on a “viewer’s choice” poll at CartoonNetwork.com. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog)

Derek Lamb, Animated Short Film Maker 1936 - 2005

Derek Lamb, a producer of animated short films, passed away on November 5 due to cancer at the age of 69 (registration required). Lamb won two Academy Awards for the short films Every Child and Special Delivery. He also co-produced the animated lead-in for PBS’s Mystery!, which featured art by Edward Gorey.

"Teen Titans Go!" Writer J. Torres Interviewed by Global Nation

J. Torres, writer of the Teen Titans Go! tie-in comic book, has been interviewed by Global Nation about his career in the comic book industry. The interview ranges over almost all of Torres’ comic book work, including his debut Copybook Tales, his work on Teen Titans Go!, his upcoming comics Lola: A Ghost Story and […]

Adam Beechen Talks "Justice League Unlimited" Comics

Writer Adam Beechen and his work on the Justice League Unlimited tie-in comic book have gotten a feature article at Comic Book Resources. Topics include how he landed the job, how he deals with continuity and the show, and his feelings on the highs and lows of the comic so far.

Joe Kubert Talks Current Comics Projects

Writer/artist Joe Kubert, founder of the Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, has been interviewed by Newsarama about two of his current comics projects: Jew Gangster, an original graphic novel about a young Jewish boy who joins an organized crime syndicate; and Sgt Rock: The Prophecy, a six-issue series set in World War II […]

Comics Previews for November 18: Hero Squared, Spider-Man/Black Cat, She-Hulk

The following comics previews are available on the web: – Buzzscope.com has 8-page preview of Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Joe Abraham’s Hero Squared #3. – Newsarama.com hosts an interview with Giffen and DeMatteis. An interview with Giffen and DeMatteis contains several more preview pages and covers for their upcoming mini-series Planetary Brigade. Both comics […]

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