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"Tonight Show" Covers Superman Festival 2005

NBC has posted Mark Evanier’s weblog. The coverage includes interviews with Noell Neill, John Schneider, and Superman museum curator Jim Hambrick. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

Bruce Hamilton, R.I.P.

Comic book publisher Bruce Hamilton passed away on the morning of June 18, 2005, according to a post on writer Mark Evanier’s weblog. Hamilton owned several comic book publishing imprints and was pivotal in the publishing and preservation of the Disney “Duck” comics of Carl Barks.

Marvel Enterprises Under the Magnifying Glass

BusinessWeek takes a look at Marvel Enterprises, focusing on the path CEO Avi Arad and Marvel Chief Executive Ike Perlmutter took to go from immigrant veterans of Israel’s Six Day War to Hollywood hotshots.

BusinessWeek Looks at the Anime Business

BusinessWeek has published an article looking at the rise of anime as an exportable commodity, noting anime’s influence on both live-action and animated movies and sales that are estimated to top $5 billion globally.

IDW to Reprint "The Maze Agency" in November

IDW Publishing will be releasing a trade paperback in November collecting Mike W. Barr’s comic book series The Maze Agency. The series centered around private eye Jennifer Mays and amateur sleuth Gabriel Webb with each story presenting a “play fair” mystery, where all the clues necessary to solve the case are presented to the reader […]

Image Comics to Give Away Home Run Pies at San Diego ComicCon

A press release states that full-page color ad at this year’s San Diego Comic Con International. A special full-page color ad for Home Run Pies by Image Comics Publisher Erik Larsen has also been created to run in selected Image Comics titles. San Diego Comic Con International 2005 is scheduled to run from July 14-17, […]

Advance Comics Previews: "Astro City: The Dark Age" #1, "DD vs. Punisher" #1

Buzzscope.com has posted two pages of comics previews. The first is for comics scheduled for release next Wednesday, June 22, with advance looks at Astro City: The Dark Age #1, Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere #1, and Spider-Man: House of M #1. The second page contains advance previews for July comics, and includes Viper Comics’ The Middleman […]

Billy West on Voice Acting at the Onion A.V. Club

Voice actor Billy West (Futurama, Ren and Stimpy) has been interviewed by the Onion A.V. Club website about his career as a voice actor, the troubled history of Futurama, and the downside to celebrity voice casting. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

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)

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