As the UK sees a comics for kids revival through The Phoenix and new releases, like Gary Northfield’s Teentinysaurs and Viv Schwarz’s A Place to Call Home, the US is seeking something very similar. (Not to mention that Viz are back in the game, WoW are looking at it too and there’s always Papercutz)
Fear not - Aw Yeah are having some great fun… and now Joey Esposito and Ben Bailey have cooked up a new idea for a kids comic, published by MonkeyBrains. Meet Captain Ultimate!
“It’s too homogenous. It’s way too much the same. The films aren’t really that different one from the other. Despicable Me could have been made Pixar, by DreamWorks. It’s not a great time for feature animation if you want to do something even moderately outside the formula.”
It’s interesting that Selick sees the digital broadcasting space as a potential home for new and creative content - he’s looking to Amazon and Netflix to be a home for new and experimental shows.
As the Disney machince builds up - and the Star Wars announcements begin to come together - here’s on endorsement that JJ Abrams can smile about. John Williams is on board for the next film - and talks about working with Kathleen Kennedy and JJ Abrams.
Be ready for some mega announcements in Anaheim next month
Neil Gaiman has announced his new project… Wayward Manor. It’s a game. Gaiman says that the story for Wayward Manor didn’t begin as a game, but it became a whole lot more.
Working with The Odd Gentlemen, Gaiman details the launch of the game and appeals to fans to get behind the game and delve into the Wayward Manor website to find hidden gems and marvels. Want to know more? Of course you do!