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NYCC: Toon Zone News Interviews Stan Lee on "Mosaic" and "Condor"

Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. To the general public, his name is synonymous with comics, and his frequent cameos in movies and voice-over work in Marvel Comics animation may make him the most recognizable personality in the comic book industry. I can say that the experience of interviewing Stan Lee is […]

NYCC: Toon Zone News Interviews Tad Stones & Mike Mignola on "Hellboy: Blood & Iron"

In 1993, a promotional comic book made for the San Diego Comic Con by Dark Horse Comics introduced a giant spawn of the supernatural fighting to keep the monsters in the world at bay. Created by Mike Mignola, Hellboy soon became a fan-favorite comic book character, becoming one of the pillar characters for Dark Horse […]

NYCC: Jeff Smith Reads "Bone" and "Shazam!"

Tucked away in Sunday’s afternoon panels at the New York Comic Con was a rare treat for comic book fans of all ages: a panel hosted by Cartoon Books’ Jeff Smith titled, “Bone Reading.” As it turns out, it almost seemed that Smith himself wasn’t quite sure what that meant, since he admitted to the […]

NYCC: Slave Labor Graphics' Dan Vado Talks Disney Licensed Comics

On the first day of this weekend’s New York Comic Con, Toon Zone News managed to catch up briefly with Slave Labor Graphics founder, President, and Publisher Dan Vado about his licensed Disney comics based on Gargoyles, Alice in Wonderland, Tron, and the Haunted Mansion live-action movie. Vado had recently commented in his weblog that […]

NYCC: VIZ Media Gives Anime Fans "Death Note," "Bleach," and More "Naruto"

Toon Zone News missed the VIZ Media Anime Panel, but we did catch up with Wendy Shimamura, VIZ’s associate product marketing manager for home entertainment at the VIZ booth on Sunday. She recapped the successful launches of Shonen Jump home video, Naruto, and the Toonami Jetstream in 2006, before going into VIZ’s plans for 2007. […]

NYCC: Bandai Brings "Flag," "Ghost in the Shell," and "Haruhi"

Bandai executives Robert Place Napton and Ken Iyadomi hosted the Bandai Banzai panel at the New York Comic Con on Sunday afternoon, giving anime fans a taste of upcoming anime and manga from Bandai Entertainment. Bandai debuted their latest anime, titled Flag and directed by Ryosuke Takahashi (Blue Gender, Samurai 7). Bandai showed the opening […]

NYCC: The 2007 One-Minute Interview Part 2 - Individuals

To repeat the experiment from last year, Toon Zone News wandered the 2007 New York Comic Con’s show floor and “Artist’s Aerie” for the “One Minute Interview,” where a variety of companies and individuals were asked the same 3 questions about this year’s convention. The creator answers follow, alphabetized by each creator’s first name. We […]

NYCC: The 2007 One-Minute Interview Part 1 - Companies

To repeat the experiment from last year, Toon Zone News wandered the 2007 New York Comic Con’s show floor and “Artist’s Aerie” for the “One Minute Interview,” where a variety of companies and individuals were asked the same 3 questions about this year’s convention. The company answers follow, alphabetized by each company representative’s first name. […]

NYCC: Central Park Media is "Back, Live, and Kicking"

Toon Zone News caught up with Central Park Media’s John O’Donnell at the New York Comic Con to see how things were going for the company. O’Donnell stated that they were back to their full production schedule in the comic book line, with Be Beautiful manga putting out a new release once a month. The […]

NYCC: The Venture Bros. Panel Actual Factual Report

One of the most popular panels at the New York Comic Con was the Venture Bros panel on Saturday, where creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer were joined by voice actors James Urbaniak (Dr. Venture), Michael Sinterniklaas (Dean Venture), and Steven Rattazzi (Dr. Orpheus). Everything in this article is actual factual information from the Venture […]

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