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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

WGA Animation Writers Caucus

From the WGA Animation Writers Caucus...

The Animation Writer's Caucus is pleased to announce Dwayne McDuffie will be the guest speaker at the next Animation Schmooze, tomorrow, March 28th at 7:00 PM inside the Hamburger Hamlet, 9201 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 278-4924. (Please bring cash since the waiters don't like to do separate checks for so large a group.)

Don't miss this opportunity to meet Dwayne McDuffie!

Dwayne McDuffie is the co-founder and co-creator of the multicultural comic book company, Milestone Media. He is currently a Producer of the BET network adult animated series WARGOD, which he co-created. He also writes the monthly FANTASTIC FOUR, AVENGERS CLASSIC and FIRESTORM comic books.

Dwayne was a story editor on the KIDS WB's animated series STATIC SHOCK, which he also co-created. He was a Producer and Story Editor on Cartoon Network's JUSTICE LEAGUE and has written scripts for an animated feature, the video game JUSTICE LEAGUE HEROES and episodes of the animated series STATIC SHOCK!, JUSTICE LEAGUE, WHAT'S NEW, SCOOBY-DOO?, TEEN TITANS and FRIENDS AND HEROES. He was Editor-In-Chief of Milestone Media's award-winning line of comic books, and has also worked as an editor for Marvel Comics and Harvey Entertainment. Dwayne has created or co-created more than a dozen comic book series, including DAMAGE CONTROL, BEYOND!, DEATHLOK II, ICON, STATIC, XOMBI, THE ROAD TO HELL and HARDWARE. He has written stories for dozens of other comics, including, SPIDER-MAN, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT, THE TICK, CAPTAIN MARVEL, BACK TO THE FUTURE, HELLRAISER, ULTRAMAN, (The Artist Formerly Known As) PRINCE and X-O MANOWAR.

Dwayne won the 2003 HUMANITAS PRIZE for "Jimmy," a STATIC SHOCK script about gun violence in schools. He has been nominated for two EMMY AWARDS for the TV series STATIC SHOCK, a WRITERS GUILD AWARD for the TV series JUSTICE LEAGUE and three EISNER AWARDS for his work in comic books.

Dwayne was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and attended The Roeper School. Before entering comics, he studied Physics in undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Michigan, then attended film school at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Laura Watson
WGAW Organizing Department Coordinator
(323) 782-4894 Direct


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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Comic Strip Network Characters Animated in 'Cartoon Overlord' Live

Beverly Hills, CA - March 14, 2007 - The Comic Strip Network today announced that select comic strips, starting with Darren Jones' 'Mostly Heads', will be part of the live cartoon improv comedy show 'Cartoon Overlord'. Using a proprietary video game engine created in Dark Basic, actors performing to a live audience at ACME Comedy Theatre in Hollywood will drive cartoon characters using video game controllers as they improvise comedy sketches on stage and output the show as glorious HDTV cartoons.

"We're thrilled to be part of 'Cartoon Overlord' and involved with ACME Comedy Theatre," says Comic Strip Network executive producer Robin Rowe. "'Cartoon Overlord' will appeal to audiences who enjoy the raw cartoon comedy of 'South Park' or the live comedy experience of 'Saturday Night Live'...two genres never before seen combined!" 'Cartoon Overlord' cartoons will be available at,, on DVD and HD-DVD, and possibly TV (stay tuned!).

'Cartoon Overlord' is a revolutionary new comedy show where cartoons are drawn, animated, voiced and CREATED BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES. Impossible you say? Come and see it live! The 'Cartoon Overlord' is voiced by ACME Comedy Theatre veteran Joseph Limbaugh. The cast and enslaved minions of the 'Cartoon Overlord' include veteran comedy actors who've appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, in motion pictures such as Sideways, and in TV shows such as Curb your Enthusiasm, That '70s Show, Scrubs, Las Vegas, and Joan of Arcadia. 'Cartoon Overlord' features the improv voice talents of Bob Bendick, Robert Covarrubias, Dave Cox, Brian Michael Jones, Ethan Karson, Porter Kelly, Jordan Krain, Brian Lohmann, Chris MacKenzie, Tara Ochs, Robyn Simms, Brian Spillane, Craig Tollisfson, Cory Rouse, and Henry Watkins.

Each week 'Cartoon Overlord' will feature a guest cartoonist drawing an entire cartoon live, a comic strip character from the Comic Strip Network (with artists from around the world), and even a competition for independent artists who want to submit artwork to be included in the show. Tickets to attend the live show are $12 Or, $10 if you submit art to be animated before 8PM. 'Cartoon Overlord' has a two-month engagement, Sunday nights at 8pm, from March 18th to May 27th. No show on April 22nd.



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