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New Bytes: Peabody Nominations, AX Artist Zelda Wang, Comics Artist Joyce Chin’s Medical GoFundMe & More

AX 2019 cover by Zelda C. Wang
AX 2019 cover by Zelda C. Wang

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New Bytes: Peabody Nominations, AX Artist Zelda Wang, Comics Artist Joyce Chin’s Medical GoFundMe & More

LISTEN: ’Robotech’: The Cartoon That Showed American Animation How to Do Long Stories
In this episode of SyFy Wire’s Every Day Animation, editor-in-chief Adam Swiderski joins Dany Roth to talk about the early anime import success and the legacy it left behind.

’The Mandalorian’ Premieres with Disney+ Launch, Logo Unveiled
The Disney shareholders meeting revealed that the epic series will bow in November, with creator Jon Favreau promising it will be on the same scale and of a similar style to the original Star Wars trilogy.

REGISTRATION OPEN: TAAFI X CASO Animation/VFX Job Fair
The one-of-a-kind recruitment fair returns to Toronto to hook up artists and techs with 40 of the best hiring studios in Canada’s animation, visual effects and gaming industries. Confirmed participants include Nelvana, DHX, 9 Story/Brown Bag, Guru, Pixomondo and more! April 27 at George Brown College.

CROWDFUND: Medical Bill Funds for Joyce Chin
Nearly $30K of the $50K goal has been reached thanks to donations from fans and colleagues like Sam Humphries, Justin Gray, Mark Waid, Branwyn Bigglestone, JH Williams III, Adam Hughes, Matthew Rosenberg, Nick Barrucci, Tony Panaccio and BOOM! Studios. Chin suffered a stroke and related injury while en route to Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo last month, and spent two weeks in the ICU.

Chin is a penciler, inker, colorist and cover artist who has worked for top publishers including Marvel, DC, Dynamite, Image, Dark Horse and IDW, on titles like Xena, Vampirella, Red Sonja and Wynonna Earp.

Get a First Look at the AX 2019 Program Guide Art by Zelda C. Wang
The new piece for the 28th edition brings back the mascots Ai, Xeno, Kisegi and Mahoko — originally created by Wang for the 15th anniversary — as well as artwork from other years’ programs.

“I made Ai, the girl with the pink twin-tails and the cute AX cube hair accessories. Xeno came naturally since I needed someone calm and poised to be Ai’s tsukkomi – I mean partner. Their names ‘Ai’ and ‘Xeno’ stand for ‘love for foreign culture/things/people’ and make up the initials for AX.” — Zelda C. Wang (@ZeldaCW)

78th Peabody Awards Nominees
Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe and Netflix’s Hilda are up in the Children’s & Youth category. Sixty programs in all received nominations, with the winners to be announced next week.

Hilda

Hilda

Steve Universe

Steve Universe

Spiderman No 8 cover by Joyce Chin

Spiderman No 8 cover by Joyce Chin

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