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New York Comic Con 2008: Complete On-Site Coverage (Updated Apr 22 11:45 PM)

The 2008 New York Comic Con is now finished in New York City, and I’m here to report on all the animation news I can find. Stay tuned for continuing coverage live from the Con all weekend long. Links to all of Toon Zone’s coverage so far can be found here: DAY 1 Ralph Bakshi […]

NYCC 2008: One Note Samba - Thoughts on This Year's Con

The third annual New York Comic Con has come and gone, so before it gets too far in the past, I figured I’d share the random thoughts that bounced around my brain during the weekend. Why? We’re the media. We can do things like this. Everything in here is worth exactly what you paid for […]

NYCC 2008: Dark Horse Comics on "Hellboy Animated," "Turok," "Gremlins," and Manga

We missed the Dark Horse Comics panel at New York Comic Con, but had a chance to meet up briefly with Jeremy Atkins at the Dark Horse booth on Sunday to catch up on the animation-related comics from Dark Horse, and chat about a few other things besides. – For now, there aren’t any new […]

New "Avatar" Episodes Begin July 14, 2008; NYCC Trailer Available On-Line

A notice on the Nickeloden Avatar website reveals that the remaining episodes of the third season will begin airing on July 14, 2008. AvatarSpirit.net is also now hosting a clean video copy of the trailer that was shown at this past weekend’s New York Comic Con, in streaming Flash and downloadable QuickTime formats. (via Toon […]

NYCC 2008: "Igor" Panel - Lessons in Evil Science

IGN.com’s movies and DVD chief Eric Moore was on-hand to moderate the panel for the Weinstein Company’s upcoming CGI animated comedy Igor, which stars John Cusack as a hunchbacked mad scientist’s assistant in the country of Malaria who aspires to become an inventor on his own and win the annual Mad Science Fair. He does […]

NYCC 2008: Bouncing Off the Walls at "The Mighty B!" Panel

Two of the three creators of Nickelodeon’s The Mighty B! were on hand at New York Comic Con to discuss their new show. Artist Erik Wiese and writer Cyntha True were joined by moderator Megan Casey from Nickelodeon to talk about their creations: young Bessie Higgenbottom and her friends. Unfortunately, the third member of the […]

NYCC 2008: "Edgar & Ellen" Panel Delivers Object Lesson in Proper Pranking

Pranksters of all ages were welcome at Nickelodeon’s Edgar & Ellen panel at New York Comic Con on Sunday. The panel was hosted by Sara Berliner of Star Farm, with illustrator Rick Carton and his brother and show writer Billy Carton in attendance. Attendees also got a free Edgar & Ellen book signed by Rick […]

NYCC 2008: Bill Plympton Showcases "Idiots & Angels" and "Hot Dog"

One of Saturday’s last panels was with independent animator Bill Plympton. The panel opened with the announcement that Plympton was named one of the 85 weirdest storytellers of the past 85 years by Weird Tales magazine. Editor Stephen Segal was on hand to make the announcement and hand over the award to Plympton, who was […]

NYCC 2008: "The Venture Bros." Panel - You Just Like Kim Because She's Hot. Admit It.

(l to r) Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, James Urbaniak, and Michael Sinterniklaas. I can spell his name without looking it up. So. The Venture Bros panel at New York Comic Con. It wasn’t quite as funny as last year’s, but the weight of expectations can do that to you. The real news: New episodes premiere […]

NYCC 2008: "Avatar" Full Panel Report

(NOTE: This panel report will present the events out of order to move spoilers for the end of season 3 to the bottom.) The frighteningly large audience for the Avatar panel A completely packed conference room at the New York Comic Con welcomed Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, co-creators of Nickeloden’s hit show Avatar the […]

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