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LA Times on Technology's Role in Animation

The Los Angeles Times has published a brief article about technology’s role in advancing animation, ranging from the invention of rotoscoping by Max Fleischer to today’s use of CGI to generate or enhance animation (free registration required). The article is printed in conjunction with the “Animated Performance: Art Meets Technology” seminar scheduled on July 29 […]

"Long John" Baldry 1941 - 2005

The New York Times is reporting that “Long John” Baldry passed away at his home in Vancouver on Thursday from a severe chest infection (free registration required). Baldry was extremely influential in the Britsh rock scene in the 1960′s, coaching and playing with artists like the Rolling Stones, Elton John, and Jimmy Page. In recent […]

Frank Espinosa Talks "Rocketo"

Animator Frank Espinosa, who redesigned the Looney Tunes characters in 1992 and provided artwork for a series of Looney Tunes postage stamps, has spoken to Newsarama about his new comic book series Rocketo, which details the adventures of an explorer and mapmaker living 2000 years in the future. Rocketo #1 is scheduled for release in […]

WizardWorld Atlanta Announcement Triggers Creator Conflict

Yesterday’s announcement of WizardWorld Atlanta, currently scheduled to run from June 30 – July 2, 2006, has triggered a minor firestorm of controversy due to its scheduling on the same weekend as HeroesCon in nearby North Carolina. Numerous comic book professionals have declared that they are boycotting WizardWorld Atlanta to appear at HeroesCon instead.

Wizard Announces Atlanta Comic Convention Starting in 2006

Wizard Entertainment has announced a new annual convention to be held in Atlanta, GA. The first WizardWorld Atlanta is currently scheduled for June 30 – July 2, 2006, and will join the five other conventions held in Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Arlington, Texas.

Mickey News Looks Back at Disney Strike of 1941

An article on MickeyNews.com covers the history behind the Disney animator strike of 1941, which led to the unionization of the animation staff and ultimately led to a tremendous creative burst in the animation and comics businesses.

Forbes 15 Richest Fictional Characters

Forbes magazine has published this year’s “Forbes Fictional Fifteen” list, detailing the top 15 richest fictional characters. Trailing list leader Santa Claus (listed with an infinite net worth), come characters such as Richie Rich, Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks, Scrooge McDuck, Bruce Wayne, Lex Luthor, and Cruella DeVil.

Jim Aparo 1932 - 2005

Jim Aparo, DC comic book artist for over 40 years, passed away early this morning at the age of 72, due to complications from a recent illness. Aparo’s work appeared in Batman and the Outsiders, The Brave and the Bold, and The Spectre, as well as the controversial “Death in the Family” storyline which killed […]

Greg Pak Lands on "Battlestar Galactica" Comic

Writer and filmmaker Greg Pak (Warlock, X-Men: Phoenix – Endsong) has been tapped by Dynamite Entertainment to write a new, ongoing monthly comic based on Battlestar Galactica, the new Sci-Fi Channel series. The comic is currently scheduled to launch in the fourth quarter of 2005.

Dan Slott Talks Up His Mighty Marvel Mayhem

BrokenFrontier.com has posted an interview with writer Dan Slott (Batman Adventures, She-Hulk), surveying his career in writing comics to date but focusing on his upcoming Thing mini-series and the relaunch of She-Hulk in October.

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