Monday, June 28, 2010

Me Talk Pretty One Day

Super-Otaku, WB animation producer and good pal Will Feng will be hosting me on his panel "Breaking into the Animation Industry" this Saturday at Anime Expo. Stop by, say hello and nerd out.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Megas Media Round-Up

Strange Kids dig giant robots, yet another list that pairs us with Invader Zim on the awesome scale, and part one of a Q&A on the genesis of Megas with yours truly.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wichita Digs Giant Robots

Megas got a bit o' love in today's article, Americanime 101: Megas XLR.

To quote Wichita, "The show aired on Cartoon Network's Toonami block, back when it ran on Saturday nights. Why the show was cancelled remains a mystery as it was a great show that had a lot of potential. It had great action, a rock oriented score, and was packed to the brim with great jokes and dialogue."

Always cool to see the show bob up here and there in the pop culture mind-stream.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Zim-Megas Connection...

So I've noticed that Zim and Megas seem to be rubbing elbows on a number of "Best Of" lists - most recently; "Sketch's Top 5 Great Cartoons Cancelled Before Their Time."

I find this interesting as both of our shows were considered to be "failures," but for some reason, they still seem to keep popping up in the zeitgeist...

I've discussed this at length with Jhonen and we've come to the conclusion that this psychic residue may be a side- effect of the fact that while he sacrificed human souls to the Dark Ones to power Zim, we sold our fealty to the Machine Gods - both of which are almost as powerful and undying as the corporations that own our creations, but certainly not as vengeful...

And with that, a quote for the ages:

"It was a show for this generation to be sure. In the height of giant robot series featuring mal-adjusted bishounen teenage protagonists fighting only because they were forced to it presented the exact opposite in Coop the 20 something out of shape gear head who fought in his giant robot to have fun while saving the world was mostly an afterthought. "