Three Comics from SPX 2015 That Deserve the Animated Treatment

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Time for my favourite post of the year: the one where I decipher which comics I discovered at the Small Press Expo (SPX) that are worthy of getting…

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Six Questions Every Creator Needs to Ask Themselves

Friday, January 16, 2015

Everyone can create, but should everyone create? Plenty of great ideas never get off the drawing board, and seemingly terrible ones manage to make it all the way…

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Why I would Turn These Five Comics from SPX Into Animated Series’

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Small Press Expo (SPX) is an annual gathering for creators and fans of independent comics and everything to do with them. It’s a two day affair that (mercifully) takes place near Washington DC and is often both a showcase and barometer for what’s happening in the indie comic world. It’s also full of many talented individuals creating some of the finest comics you can find. Given the relationship between comics and animation, you would think it would be a great place to discover great ideas to animate. You wouldn’t be wrong.

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The Courtship of Animation And Comics is Getting Ever Closer to Marriage

Friday, June 27, 2014

Animation and comics have always been somewhat related. The latter is, after all, a more polished version of the storyboard for the former. Using one as the inspiration for the other is a long-standing practise dating all the way back to the Fleischer Superman shorts of the 1940s. Tie-ins are nothing new either, being around at least as long as shorts but only really hitting their stride with the advent of television. So how do things stand today? Well, the relationship has become ever closer and could even be considered a full-on marriage.

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Five Comics From SPX With Animated Potential

Monday, September 23, 2013

Building on a previous post, here’s five comics from SPX 2013 that have lots of animated potential.

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Why The Practise of ‘Pitching’ Ideas Has To End

Friday, September 20, 2013

Pitching is the traditional way in which studio pick up new ideas. It’s inefficient and laborious though. Here’s a potential replacement.

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Disney & Pixar Should Not Make Any Marvel Cartoons [repost]

Friday, June 29, 2012

Via: Screenrant Just a little bit over a year ago I posted a bit of a rant about how Disney & Pixar had no business engaging in productions…

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Baltimore Comic Con Recap

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Just a couple of thoughts on the 2011 Baltimore Comic Con that took place this weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚ Overall it was a lot of fun to just walk around…

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Disney & Pixar Should Not Make Any Marvel Cartoons

Monday, May 2, 2011

I apologise for this post. It is by far the worst I have written although I am sure it is not the last. The only reason I leave…

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It’s Comic and Cartoon Time This Weekend in NYC!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Via: MoCCA Starting tomorrow at 9am and continuing through till Sunday evening, the Lexington Ave Armory in New York City will pay host to the annual festival of…

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Why Visuals Are The All-Important Way Of Expressing Character Emotion

Sunday, March 27, 2011

I need to begin this post by pointing out that that displaying emotion in a character is not the same as displaying attitude, something I discussed here and…

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