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Oni Press Begins Talent Search

Oni Press has announced a talent search in conjunction with this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International. Any comic-book artist interested in pitching to Oni Press can download one of four short scripts from their website and submit finished artwork in person at SDCC or by mail (postmarked by July 31, 2005). Writers may submit project […]

Miyazaki Audio Feature Available from NPR

National Public Radio has posted a page for their Nausicaa.net, which contains their original radio story (in Real and Windows Media formats), video clips from Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro, and a bonus audio feature from Pixar director Pete Docter about how Miyazaki works. (via Nausicaa.net)

Giffen/DeMatteis/Maguire "Defenders" #1 Preview On-line

Newsarama.com has posted a 4-page preview of Defenders #1, the first of a five-issue mini-series by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Kevin Maguire that reunites the mismatched superteam of Dr. Strange, the Sub-Mariner, the Hulk, and the Silver Surfer to save the universe before they kill each other. Defenders #1 goes on sale on July […]

Greg Pak Talks "House of M: Iron Man", "1602" Sequel

ComicBookResources.com has spoken to writer Greg Pak about his upcoming Iron Man: House of M and Marvel 1602: Brave New World mini-series. Several preview scans from Iron Man: House of M are provided in the article.

New "G.I. Joe: America's Elite" Interview with Joe Casey

Writer Joe Casey has been interviewed by Newsarama.com about his upcoming G.I. Joe: America’s Elite monthly comic book from Devil’s Due. Issue #0 is due to hit comic book stands tomorrow, June 15.

Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles to Appear in "Digital Webbing Presents" #24

Digital Webbing Presents #24 will feature a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles story, focusing on Raphael. The issue is due to hit comic book stands in July.

Lane Smith 1936 - 2005

News agencies are reporting the passing of actor Lane Smith due to Lou Gehrig’s disease. The 69-year old Smith played Perry White in ABC’s Lois & Clark television series but also had several guest voice appearances on Fox’s King of the Hill.

"Howl's Moving Castle" Box Office Results

Nausicaa.net is reporting the box office results of Howl’s Moving Castle from two separate news sources, each of which interprets the results differently. BoxOfficeMojo.com interprets a $427,987 take from 36 venues as a disappointment compared to the debut of Spirited Away. However, BoxOfficeGuru.com takes a lower estimated take of $401,000 and spins it as an […]

Iger on Pixar Talks and Running Disney

Robert A. Iger, set to take over Disney’s CEO position on October 1, was briefly interviewed by the New York Times about managing Disney (free registration required). Among other topics, Iger provides marginally more details about the re-opening of talks between Disney and Pixar Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing, […]

NY Times: Reality Looks Like Animation

In an article centering on the documentary film The March of the Penguins, the New York Times notes that several viewers of all ages seem to believe the film was at least partially animated (free registration required). The film, which was the result of 13 months spent in Antarctica, uses no computer-assisted effects or animation […]

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