Animation historian Michael Barrier posted an interview with Incredibles director Brad Bird. The two discuss the influences (or lack of influence) of other superhero comic books on the movie, hand-drawn vs. CGI animation, Will Eisner’s The Spirit comic strip, the making of The Iron Giant, and a small raft of projects that never got off […]
Newsarama.com has posted an update to the battle over copyright to Superboy between the estate of Jerry Siegel, co-creator of Superman with Joe Shuster, and Time-Warner, parent company of DC Comics. In addition to linking to the text of the Siegel’s complaints and Time-Warner’s repsonse and counterclaim, Newsarama notes that the Siegel estate has retained […]
A press release from Nickelodeon has announced The Best of Nickelodeon Magazine Special All-Comics Issue, a 58-page special containing the best comics from Nickelodeon’s magazines for the past 11 years. The issue contains contributions from Scott McCloud (Superman Adventures), James Kolchaka, Johnny Ryan, Craig Thompson, and Andi Watson. Comicon.com’s the Beat weblog has a complete […]
The Miyazaki-Moebius exhibition currently running in Paris has been extended due to popular demand. Originally scheduled to close on March 13, the show will now run until April 17, according to this article on ActuaBD.com. The show details the mutual appreciation between Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki and French comic book artist Jean Giraud, a.k.a. […]
Marvel Enterprises held a presentation for investors at a Bear Stearns conference this morning. The Marvel Gateway website reports that Marvel and Lions Gate Films will continue making direct-to-video animated feature films, with the third project already in development. In addition, a Fantastic Four animated television show was confirmed and the MTV Spider-Man animated series […]
The New York Times has published an article about Brown Johnson, an 18-year veteran of Nickelodeon who will be named executive creative director of preschool television today (free registration required). The article focuses on her contributions to shows like Blue’s Clues and Dora the Explorer and the challenge Nick’s programming presents to PBS.
Silver Bullet Comics has interviewed writer/artist Darwyn Cooke about his DC: The New Frontier graphic novel. At the end of the interview, Cooke reveals that he has written an upcoming episode of Justice League Unlimited starring the Suicide Squad. The interview also includes preview artwork for his Green Lantern Secret Files story. DC: The New […]
Writer Gail Simone has been interviewed by Newsarama.com about Villains United, one of four mini-series spinoffs coming after March’s DC Countdown that unites six of DC’s top villains into a Justice League-styled organization. Simone is both the fan-favorite writer of the Birds of Prey comic book and the writer for an upcoming issue of Justice […]