C. Montgomery Burns’ Handbook of World Domination
Author: Matt Groening
Publisher: Insight Editions
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This 64-page cartoon “book” is a pop-up book for adults. For all fans of the mega-popular TV animated series, actually. “Celebrating 25 Years of The Simpsons™!”
In small type, Matt Groening is credited as the creator of the 1990-present “The Simpsons”. The actual producers of this book are two writers, ten artists, and several layout designers and editors of the TV staff.
Specifically, this is the third (of twelve) of the semi-annual “The Vault of Simpsonology” series of 64-page cartoon fun books for all-ages fans of America’s longest-running prime-time TV series, “The Simpsons”. It follows “Homer Simpson’s Little Book of Laziness” (September 2013) and “Bart Simpson’s Manuel of Mischeif (March 2014). This volume (September 2014) showcases the greed and nastiness of the TV series’ main villain, Charles Montgomery Burns, the hissable megaplutocrat who owns mythical Springfield, U.S.A.’s major business (the safety-negligent Springfield Nuclear Power Plant), the local bank, the TV station, the supermarket, and all other important establishments.Read More»
TELEVISION STAR AND MUSICIAN SHANE WEST TO MODERATE BEHIND THE MUSIC PANEL FEATURING FILM AND TELEVISION’S TOP COMPOSERS AT COMIC-CON 2014
WHAT: “Behind the Music with CW3PR: Scoring for Crime, Death and Resurrection” – The original music panel returns to San Diego Comic-Con for its sixth consecutive year, bigger and better than ever!
Murder, mayhem, mystery and more are all at the center of “Crime, Death and Resurrection,” a Behind the Music panel featuring composers that create the music to some of your favorite films and television shows! Following the success of last year’s panel, which included special guest moderators Matt Lanter (The CW’s “90210” and “Star-Crossed”) and Deborah Ann Woll (HBO’s “True Blood”), this year’s attendees will be the first to view (and hear) some surprise sneak peeks from upcoming projects. A fan-led Q&A will follow with exclusive giveaways!Read More»
“Constantine,” “The Blacklist,” “Hannibal,” “Grimm,” “Bates Motel” and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog to Share Secrets With Fans
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — July 11, 2014 — NBC and Universal Television have announced their plans for the upcoming Comic-Con International gathering in San Diego, which runs from July 24-27.
The network will present panels for returning series “The Blacklist” and “Hannibal” while Universal Television will host panels for NBC’s “Grimm,” its A&E series “Bates Motel” as well as a new untitled series coming to Adult Swim that stars Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and “30 Rock” alumnus Jack McBrayer. Also, Warner Bros. Television will present multiple screenings and a panel for new NBC Friday night series “Constantine.”
Based upon the characters from DC Comics, “Constantine” reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine (Matt Ryan), a morally challenged character who doesn’t come down on the side of either good or evil … but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond.
There will be a huge presence for “Constantine” at Comic-Con, including at Gaslamp Square (Thursday-Sunday between the Hard Rock Hotel and the Convention Center) where a 3-D experience will immerse fans in the world of “Constantine.” Limited edition souvenirs will also be given away.
Comic-Con fans will have a chance to see the world premiere of the “Constantine” pilot as part of Warner Bros. Television’s annual Preview Night screenings on Wednesday, July 23 at 6 p.m. in Ballroom 20.Read More»
IRISH ANIMATION STUDIO CARTOON SALOON TO PRESENT
AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON
“DESIGNING THE SECRET OF KELLS”
PLUS EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW OF SELECTED SCENES FROM UPCOMING
“SONG OF THE SEA”
New York, NY – July 10, 2014 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announces that Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon will be launching their Designing The Secret of Kells book and unveiling never-before-seen clips from their upcoming feature film Song of the Sea, at San Diego Comic-Con this month. The book will be available for sale at Cartoon Saloon’s online store, as well as from Stuart Ng Books. GKIDS and Cartoon Saloon began their relationship with the North American release of The Secret of Kells in 2010, which resulted in the Irish animation studio’s first Academy Award® nomination. Cartoon Saloon’s second feature film, Song of the Sea, will be released theatrically in North America by GKIDS later this year.
Cartoon Saloon at San Diego Comic-Con: ScheduleRead More»