Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet at Disneyland
December 15th, 2011
When my friend, Joe Olson, and his charming girlfriend walked into the Innoventions Pavillion at Disneyland's Tomorrow Land to see an exhibit on the future of gaming, they were surprised and delighted to see videos of Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet playing on several monitors of the exhibition wall! Now, how cool is that?
Interview @ Straight 2 DVD
December 14th, 2011
I recently did an interview with Straight 2 DVD about my upcoming book, Young Romance: The Best of Simon and Kirby's Romance Comics. The interview features a few inside pages and some insight on why I did the book. Check it out.
Wrapping Up ZED
December 9th, 2011
It's never easy to find time to work on my comic series, ZED, but somehow, between juggling various projects, I've been able to make progress on the final issue (Number 10) and it's almost done! It should go on sale within a month! I designed the story as a ten-issue series and I can't believe that after over 10 years, I'm finally going to wrap this up. I guess there's something to be said about persistence. Here's a 3-page preview:
Annie Award Nomination and More
December 8th, 2011
I just learned that Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet has been nominated for an Annie Award for Best Animated Video Game.
I'm looking forward to hang out with all my old pals from the animation industry at the ceremony. You can see the full list of nominees here.
Besides the Annie, the game has been gathering various industry nominations. Here's the list so far:
Best Downloadable from X-Play's Best of the Year
Best of XBLA from IGM Game of The Year Award
Best of XBLA from Game Fanatics Award
Best Licensed Music from The Annual Video Game Music Award
Best Downloadable from Gamers Headquaters Video Game Award
Video Game Award Nomination
November 17th, 2011
How cool is that? Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is nominated for a VGA in the category, "Best Downloadable". Let's keep our fingers crossed! Tell the world who should win by casting your vote.
November 16th, 2011
I received the final proof this morning for Young Romance: The Best of Simon and Kirby's Romance Comics, and I must say, the book looks really nice. Tony Ong, the designer at Fantagraphics, put together the final cover. Pretty cool I think! Although I've authored more than a dozen books, this is my first one credited as editor, and frankly, I'm quite surprised it will finally see the light of the day. It's been one of those side projects that just linger on forever. You can read about how the book came about here. It is slated for January 2012.
And here's the back cover.
November 13th, 2011
Chris Foss, BR Bruss, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Silver Age Marvel, Basil Wolverton,
Steve Ditko, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, Ultraman and Eiji Tsuburaya, Fleuve Noir Anticipation,
HR Giger, Picasso, Moebius, Trilobites, Walt Disney
Osamu Tezuka, Yves Tanguy, Nature and its Wonders, Norman McLaren, Stefan Wul and René Laloux,
Wayne Barlowe, Ishiro Honda and Godzilla, Oskar Fischinger, Science and the Universe, Miyazaki,
Science Fiction Literature, Kandinsky, Don Bluth, Carl Sagan, Watership Down