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"Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days" Manga Announced

Newtype USA has announced that they will be publishing a new manga series based on the Neon Genesis Evangelion anime. Titled Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days, the manga will be based on a PC/PlayStation 2 game and promises a lighter, more humorous take on the giant robot warriors and their pilots. The story will be […]

DC Direct to Produce Looney Tunes Action Figures

DC Direct, the toy and merchandising arm of DC Comics, has announced a series of Looney Tunes action figures. The initial wave of figures, scheduled for 2006, will include sets from “What’s Opera, Doc?” and “The Scarlet Pumpernickel.”

Dan Slott Does His "Thing"

Newsarama.com has posted an interview with Dan Slott (Batman Adventures, She-Hulk) about his upcoming The Thing mini-series. The Fantastic Four spin-off comic is scheduled to be released this fall.

Devil's Due Opens Up for Submissions

Devil’s Due Publishing has opened its doors to submissions from the general public, with an aim to publish several new comics in 2006. Several restrictions apply, all of which are detailed in DDP’s press release.

Scott McCloud Interviewed by Fresno Bee

The Fresno Bee newspaper has interviewed Scott McCloud (Superman Adventures, Understanding Comics) in comic-book format.

Byron Preiss 1953 - 2005

Writer, editor, and publisher Byron Preiss was killed in an auto accident on July 9, 2005. Preiss was the president of Byron Preiss Visual Publications and ibooks and had a career in publishing that stretched back to the 1970’s. Preiss’ obituary is at The New York Times (free registration required), and comic book legend Jim […]

Ovi Nedelcu's "Desene" Book Previewed On-Line

Artist Ovi Nedelcu’s hardcover sketchbook Desene: Sketches and Scribbles has been previewed by ComicBookResources.com. The book comes with an introduction by director Henry Selick and is scheduled for release this September from Image Comics.

Telling Stories: The Comic Book Creators -- Off to See the Wizards

With the rise of DVD commentaries, mass media programming dedicated to entertainment, and specialized Internet news sites, it seems that audiences have more access than ever to the behind-the-scenes process of making art. Broadly, there are two ways to look at this phenomenon. On the one hand, it’s possible that too much intimate knowledge of […]

Origins of Telling Stories: Creator Biographies and Further Reading

There are nine comic book creators interviewed in the Telling Stories DVD. As a aid to those who are not familiar with all nine of them, Toon Zone’s Comic Book Culture staff has assembled these brief biographies of all nine, along with recommendations for further reading and links to relevant websites. Howard Chaykin Howard Chaykin’s […]

Norm Prescott, R.I.P.

Norm Prescott, a co-founder of Filmation Studios with Hal Sutherland and Lou Scheimer, has passed away at the age of 78, according to writer Mark Evanier. Prescott also was a frequent voice actor in Filmation cartoons, often acting as narrator.

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