Gene Luen Yang on BOXERS AND SAINTS

Award-Winning BOXERS AND SAINTS – Gene Luen Yang’s Two-Perspective Historical GN by Zack Smith, Newsarama Contributor Date: 29 January 2014 Time: 05:00 PM ET CREDIT: Gene Luen Yang View full size image Gene Luen Yang’s already earned widespread acclaim for everything for such works asAmerican Born Chinese and writing the Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novels for Dark […]

Oscar Shorts Review

The Oscar shorts return by Zack Smith @thezacksmith Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures Helium Oscar shorts Carolina Theatre Opens Jan. 31 There’s an international flavor to the short films nominated for Academy Awards this year, with no American entries in live-action and only two in animation (one of which is by Disney). Though there’s a predictable quality to […]

Why Aaron Sorkin Should Adapt THE POLITICIAN

Forget Newsroom. Aaron Sorkin should go back to politics This is an interesting moment for the playwright and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. After months in limbo, his HBO series The Newsroom was just renewed for a third and final season. This should excite hardcore Newsroom fans, but there’s another opportunity we’d like to see him pursue—his long-promised adaptation of Andrew Young’s […]

Tom Scioli on TRANSFORMERS/G.I. JOE at IDW

Scioli’s Ultimate 80s Team-Up: TRANSFORMERS / G.I. JOE by Zack Smith, Newsarama Contributor Date: 09 January 2014 Time: 11:00 AM ET CREDIT: IDW View full size image We’ll be blunt: We love ‘80s cartoons. We love the insane Kirby-style riffs of writer/artist Tom Scioli (Gødland, American Barbarian). So when we found out Scioli was going […]

William Shatner — Extended Interview

Did a short interview with William Shatner for a local paper — you can read it here Here’s the extended version of our talk. # He’ll forever be known as Star Trek’s Captain Kirk, but William Shatner’s willingness to embrace his campy persona has made him more prolific than most actors a quarter of his […]

Antony Johnston on THE FUSE

COMICS Antony Johnston lights THE FUSE at Image Comics by Zack Smith, Newsarama Contributor Date: 03 January 2014 Time: 12:00 PM ET CREDIT: Image Comics View full size image Antony Johnston is no stranger to scifi worlds with his long-running post-apocalpytic series Wasteland at Oni. Now, the prolific creator is headed offworld with The Fuse, a new SF […]

Aaron Becker on JOURNEY

Going back to old policy of posting links to individual articles I publish this year.  Let’s see how long this lasts…   READING / INTERVIEWSAaron Becker takes children on an illustrated Journey Posted by Zack Smith @thezacksmith on Wed, Jan 1, 2014 at 10:36 AM   Aaron Becker Journey Cover Aaron Becker has worked on such big-budget CGI-animated films asThe Polar Express and A Christmas Carol. But […]