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Viacom Employees Become Casualties of Corporate Chaos The boardroom battle over who controls the media giant — which encompasses Nickelodeon, Paramount, Comedy Central et al — ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network Goes Bigger for Licensing Expo

Cartoon Network Enterprises will be bringing an expanded brand portfolio to this week’s Licensing Expo in Las Vegas (booth #D170). This includes the re-imagined Powerpuff Girls, ... Continue Reading →

2016 Eisner Nominations Set Record for Women in Comics

Comic-Con International has announced the nominations for the 2016 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, as chosen by its panel of judges. The big story this year is that 49 women have ... Continue Reading →

‘Saga,’ ‘Lumberjanes,’ ‘Nemo’ Top Eisner Award Winners

Saga, Lumberjanes and various incarnations of Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo were the top honorees at the 2015 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, presented July 10 at Comic-Con International: ... Continue Reading →

‘Ms. Marvel,’ ‘Multiversity,’ ‘Saga,’ ‘Bandette’ Top Eisner Noms

Comic-Con International is proud to announce the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for 2015. The nominees, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges, highlight the ... Continue Reading →

Image Comics’ ‘Saga’ Tops Harvey Awards

Image Comics titles Saga and Sex Criminals — as well as graphic novels about former Beatles manager Brian Epstein and a collection of Marvel Comics’ 1970s foray into undergrounds ... Continue Reading →

Gnosis, Vinton Team Up for Four-Picture Slate

Gnosis Moving Pictures and Vinton Entertainment has signed a co-production deal on a slate of CG animated films to be directed by Oscar winner and stop-motion pioneer Will Vinton. “After ... Continue Reading →

Shane Acker to Direct Reel FX’s ‘Beasts of Burden’

Reel FX announced today that Oscar nominee Shane Acker (9) will direct the studio’s upcoming untitled CG-animated feature based on the Dark Horse Comics series Beasts of Burden, written ... Continue Reading →

‘Snow White’ Writer Tackles ‘Emily the Strange’

Melissa Wallack, the screenwriter of the upcoming movie The Brothers Grimm: Snow White has another assignment about a famous heroine: She will deliver a new feature based on the Dark ... Continue Reading →

Comic-Con: ‘Dapper Men,’ ‘Wilson’ Tie for Key Eisner Award

The Will Eisner Comic Book Industry Awards ended for the first time in a tie, with the Best Graphic Album-New award going to two books: Return of the Dapper Men, by Jim McCann and Janet ... Continue Reading →