what a convincing hand puppet

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"Many of my movies have strong female leads - brave, self-sufficient girls that don’t think twice about fighting for what they believe in with all their heart. They’ll need a friend, or a supporter, but never a savior. Any woman is just as capable of being a hero as any man." - Hayao Miyazaki

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This makes me happier than I can accurately express.

(Source: 99percentinvisible)

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Tie #020: “K.I.T.T.”

Short for “Knight Industries-Tailored Tie.” Or something. It’s a Knight Rider reference, you guys.

Tie rating: 2.5/5



By Andrew Wheeler

On Tuesday morning Whoopi Goldberg and the hosts of The View announced that Marvel will relaunch Thor this October with a female ‘worthy’ brandishing the hammer. Marvel followed that announcement with another high profile switcheroo on Wednesday night as Entertainment Weekly revealed a new-ish and possibly superior Iron Man, and comedian Stephen Colbert joined Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada to announce on The Colbert Report that a new guy is also going to take up Captain America’s shield.

That in itself isn’t much of a surprise — original Cap Steve Rogers has passed on his mantle a few times before before yanking it back. After spending some time in Dimension Z and whatnot, he’s now too old to Avenge from the front lines. The big reveal is that the new Captain America will be Sam Wilson, the African-American superhero currently known as Falcon.

It’s not hard to guess at Marvel’s intentions here. By announcing a female Thor and a black Captain America as a swift one-two punch, the publisher accomplishes two things. First, it shakes up its universe in a way that’s sure to garner attention — as indeed it has. Second, it makes a mission statement.

To the first point; the whole world knows Marvel’s Avengers characters now. That could be a millstone around the publisher’s neck if Marvel put the need to reflect the movies ahead of a need to tell its own stories. Marvel has certainly tried to configure Avengers comics around the on-screen characters, but to no particular success with respect to sales (certainly nothing to indicate that the Avengers are the most popular movie characters in America).

Replacing at least two of its Avengers big three — Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man — suggests Marvel’s commitment to telling its own stories, albeit in a grandstanding, headline-grabbing way. A woman taking the name and role of a male Norse god? A black man representing all of America? These are moves that upset the right people, and that guarantees attention.

Which leads in to the second point. These changes suggest an agenda. I’d call it progressive agenda, but it’s not. Putting women and people of color in key positions isn’t progressive, it’s just evidence that superhero comics are slowly catching up to the present day. It just happens that there’s a strong regressive agenda in our culture that’s resistant to that kind of change.

Marvel’s only motive here may be to stir up controversy and hope it translates to sales, but I think there’s enough evidence in the publisher’s support for books like Ms. MarvelCaptain Marvel, and Mighty Avengers, that the publisher is sincere in its efforts to reach out to audiences that traditionally haven’t been well-served by superhero comics. There’s always more work to be done, but Marvel’s output feels more inclusive with every passing quarter.


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actual quote from xbox magazine (via actualnerdvaughn)
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New tweets about Episode 4

Man I can’t wait to see this trailer now.

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A commission for mattmcguigan who wanted a trio of robot mages

I’m still open for commissions so please send me an ask if you’re interested!

these are just the coolest robots.

Oh my goodness I love these so much???

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Anonymous said: are pitches nerve-wracking? have you ever had any rough moments, like dead silence after a joke you thought would be funny? tell us about pitching an episode, owen!




So a pitch goes basically like this:

1) Schedule some time on JG’s calendar to pitch the board.

2) Pin all our storyboards up on some gigantic foam core boards. If the episode needs music, usually one of us will set that up and we’ll figure out when we want to play it and rehearse that part real quick.

3) The actual pitch.

4) Notes

5) Redraw and rework whatever got notes and find another day to pitch on.

6) Repeat 2-4 but this time do a group pitch with the other story boarders getting to watch as well.

7) Do final revisions and hand them in.

I don’t usually go into a pitch nervously, I’m always about 80-90% confident that what I’ve made was what JG wanted. If it’s not what he actually asked for, it’s at least in the spirit of what he asked for.

There are usually a couple jokes where Toby and I are like “ehhhhh they’ll probably want to cut this” because it’s not in the style of the show or it’s too obtuse or something. There’s one episode I remember going in and thinking “There’s no way they’re going to like any of this, we got really weird in this one” and they ended up loving it and wanting more. It’s very hard to guess.

Pitches absolutely have jokes that fall flat. One of the more frustrating things is when they fall flat in the very beginning of the story, because sometimes that will make it so people might be thinking of alternates to that joke or something and become a little distracted, missing other jokes later. Then there’s just silence for awhile. That’s hard. It’s just human nature though, it’s what happens. Happens to me too when I watch someone else’s pitch.

After we pitch, JG and the other writers walk around the room and point at various spots that they think need work. It might be that they want a little bit of a structural change or that a joke could be funnier. Occasionally JG will suggest a design change on a character or a background or something.

I had many, many problems doing the designs for the satellite in Portable Toilet. Every satellite I drew ended up looking like a penis. I couldn’t not make them look like a penis! Eventually I tried to model it after a spider and gave it to JG. JG drew a different design from that and I used his.

One of the things I personally really like is seeing everyone’s different pitching styles. Everyone has a unique way that they go about getting people on board with the pitch, because it’s as much a performance as it is a presentation. I think getting the audience to side with you immediately, even when they’re a whole bunch of people you’ve known for years, is extremely important in pitching.

I really like Toby’s style of pitching because it’s very matter of fact. Every time he pitches he stays so straight and never accidentally laughs while he’s talking. He’s really good at it. Minty’s pitches are very funny because they’re like listening to a friend tell a funny story. It’s very conversational sounding. Maddie performs and moves around a lot. It’s like watching an actor. Benton makes a lot of sound effects. Calvin is also pretty matter of fact, but I almost don’t even remember how he pitches because I love his drawings so much. Ryan laughs while he’s talking sometimes, which is just how he is in non-pitching real life anyway.

When I pitch I almost always end up talking to the audience in an aside. I think it’s a style I picked up when I was a teacher to try and keep the students alert. Like I’ll say the line that I wrote or point at a picture or something and then say “You know though right? Yeah you know, you get it! JG stop writing! So then Mordecai’s like…”

All these different ways of pitching are very fascinating to me. You see a different side of people when they pitch versus when you have a one on one conversation with them.

A writer/storyboard artist on Regular Show explains the process of pitching on the show.

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Character photos: ‘Big Hero 6,’ Cast & Character details announced | Coming Soon

From the top down, Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, TJ Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez. The cast also includes Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass, James Cromwell as Professor Callaghan, Alan Tudyk as Alistair Krei, and Daniel Henney as Tadashi Hamada.


How excited? SO EXCITED.

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