Last week while Hurricane Sandy forced me to go offli–wait I said that last time. Er, last week the sci-fi world was abuzz with news that Disney had acquired LucasFilm and LucasArts from George Lucas, and with it all the IPs associated with both branches, including Indiana Jones, Monkey Island, and Star Wars. But it looks like Disney wasn’t done. Rumors are now surfacing that Disney is seeking to acquire toy giant Hasbro. The company currently has the rights to Transformers, G.I. Joe, My Little Pony, Littlelest Pet Shop, and TV network The Hub. According to MTV Geek, the talks are still in the discussion phase, but are “serious enough that something could be announced at any time and create ripples throughout the entertainment industry.” As MTV Geek points out, Hasbro has collaborated with Disney when it came to the Marvel properties with some table-top games among other things.
Personally, this could really mean a straight up acquisition, OR it could be a another collaboration between Disney and Hasbro for a toyline with Marvel or their new playmate Star Wars. This seems a little too major for it to be taken seriously though, so take this with a grain of salt. As long as they don’t don’t fuck up the ponies…
It’s time to take a break from the videos and look at the other attractions that populated Comic Con. No, it wasn’t all the free schwag we got (though we’ll be making an article about that later). It’s the cosplayers, and boy were there many. With the Jacob Javits Center packed to the brim with comic fans, animation and anime fans, and gamers (and nary a jock in sight), you were bound to bump into a cosplayer or two (or, say, seven). As many of you know, cosplay is serious business, and these people were ready to display the best of what they had. We have over 70 pictures, and you can view them all after the break! Continue reading →
For this second feature, we take a look at an artist who goes by AnyaUribe (formerly known as ASSESINA). Her main base of operations being on deviantART, she sports a bright comic artstyle with a tinge of anime. The subject matter she covers ranges from fighting games such as Street Fighter and Darkstalkers, to comics like Batman, and cartoons like Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (the toon side) and G.I. Joe, and then some. With this bright style, nothing is taken too seriously with the subject matter of the art, a good thing when compared to most other artists on deviantART. Things are consistently playful. Rather than trying to match the artstyle of the source material, she draws characters (mostly female) in a different, albeit curvy, style. The cool thing about Anya is the she has the original linearts of her work available for anyone to color (as long as credit is given). From my own experience in coloring her lineart (here and herensfw), her lines are easy to manage and quite fun to work with. You can catch her art gallery over at deviantART.