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.

DreamWorks Cancels Stock Offering, Lowers Profit Estimates

DreamWorks Animation SKG has cancelled a secondary stock offering and lowered its earnings estimates, the company said today. The studio now expects to lose between seven and nine cents a share during the second quarter of 2005, and it lowered its annual earnings expectations to between eighty and ninety cents a share. The company has […]

Soup2Nuts Exec Interviewed

The Boston Globe interviews Carl W. Adams, director of development at Home Movies-producer Soup2Nuts.

"As Told by Ginger": Slow Times at Junior High

Animators have long concentrated their attention on boys … Sorry, that sounds like a Michael Jackson reference. Anyway, animation has usually focused on the young male audience, and it’s only in the last few decades that cartoons specifically targeting girls have become prevalent. Perhaps it was assumed girls bought fewer toys or were more literate. […]

"Fantastic Four"? More Like "Barely Adequate Four"

Twentieth Century Fox’s live-action Fantastic Four falls short of expectations, limping along with a cast of mixed talent doused in mediocre special effects, poor direction, and an anemic plot. What should have been a major comic book adventure comes across as just another bland action movie. Like the cartoons and comics that have come before, […]

DVD Collection Is Fun But Not "Fantastic"

The four-disc Fantastic Four: The Complete 1994-5 Animated Series DVD set is a mixed offering giving us both the best and worst of Marvel Animation. Thankfully, a fantastic (pun intended) second season makes up for a wretched, laughably horrid first season. But much like the first season of this cartoon, the DVD extras fall incredibly […]

"Kakurenbo" Gets Comic-Con Screening

Central Park Media will hold a free preview screening of the upcoming release Kakurenbo: Hide and Seek on Thursday, July 14, at Comic-Con in San Diego, the company says. More details will be available at the company’s booth (Booth 5478). Central Park Media also says that Tomoko Taniguchi, author and artist behind such books as […]

Lions Gate Picks Up Steve Niles Graphic Novels

Superohero Hype! reports that Lions Gate Films has picked up the feature rights to various graphic novels by Steve Niles. The films will serve as starring vehicles for actor Tom Jane. The first movies to be produced under the deal will include adaptations of Niles’ The Lurkers, In the Blood and The Dark Country. Jane […]

McDuffie Discusses The Complexities of "Justice League Unlimited"

With the current season finale of Justice League Unlimited in high gear, writer and story editor Dwayne McDuffie has his hands full. Besides the heavy planning already going into the next thirteen episodes, he’s making sure the current finale story-arc flows smoothly. McDuffie says that a lot of work has gone making sure this finale […]

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