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    Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated

    I have vague memories of hearing about this forthcoming show, but this is the first time I’ve actually gotten excited about it. I’ve raved about the work of animator and character designer Derrick Wyatt before, but today I’ve got him to thank for posting a preview of the upcoming Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated series on his blog.

    Here’s how Wyatt describes the series:

    “Meet Dale and Angie Dinkley! Barty and Nan Blake! Colton and Paula Rogers! And Mayor Fred Jones, Sr. Join the gang and their extremely disappointed parents for Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated, coming this July!”

    And here’s the preview:

    Check out more about the upcoming Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated at Cartoon Network.com, and watch for the series to start in July.

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    The Manly Art of Jason Chalker

    I’ve raved about the work of artist Jason Chalker on the Ramble before, but two new gems have popped up on Jason’s blog in the last few days that merit special mention.

    Working backwards, I feel compelled to point out this fantastic mash-up between Big Daddy Roth and Big Trouble in Little China, the “Lo Pan Express.”

    The image is avalable as a print, and would make a fine addition to the art collection of any discriminating home.

    Next is an image that Jason posted a couple of days ago, promoting his forthcoming exhibit at the Amy’s Ice Cream on 6th Street in Austin.

    Now, if you know Austin, you know that Amy’s Ice Cream offers some of the best ice cream on the planet, and starting July 1st the 6th Street location is also going to be putting on display the manliest of manly art I know, from the manly Jason Chalker himself. What do you have to lose?

  • interviews

    iZombie interviews

    I’ve been lax about pointing out interviews here lately, since I started posting regular updates on Twitter. But just to cover the bases, here are a few interviews that have appeared recently that might be of interest.

    Over on Time.com’s “Techland” blog, Douglas Wolk interviewed me about my “secret origins” as a comic book fanatic, which includes a bit about Dust to Dust and iZombie, as well as the revelation of the debt I owe to Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew.

    My spectacular collaborator Mike Allred and I listed our personal soundtracks for the first issue of iZombie for Largehearted Boy’s “Book Notes” last month.

    Christian Lipski has done a three part interview with Allred for Examiner.com, the first part of which is all about iZombie (but be sure to check out the other two parts, too, which are just as good!).

    I’ve done a couple more interviews recently, but I don’t think they’ve appeared online yet. I’ll update the blog as they become available.