November 2, 2010

Teletoon Pilot Project Time | Dunce Bucket, Angora Napkin

This is the first of what I hope will be a few reviews concerning the Teletoon Pilot Project.  The Pilot Project, which has currently aired three of its nine pilots, airs every Sunday at 11:30 PM on…well, you can just guess.

Since URBMN is pilot-friendly, I’m attracted to the Teletoon Pilot Project.  I’ve skipped Fugget About It for now, as the review for it was originally bundled with unpublished reviews for The Dating Guy and Archer.  Also, Fugget About It‘s title describes the show perfectly.  I might not get to Fugget About It for a while.

Dunce Bucket, Angora Napkin Reviews After the Jump


October 14, 2010

Interview | Nick Cross, Angora Napkin/Yellow Cake/The Pig Farmer

Nick Cross is the other half of Angora Napkin, although he’s better known for his short animated pieces.  The Waif of Persephone (2006), Yellow Cake (2009) and The Pig Farmer (c. 2011) touch on subjects like classical mythology and reactionary politics, while animated in a 1940s-inspired cartoon style.

Cross worked on both The Ripping Friends and Ren & Stimpy ‘Adult Party Cartoon.’  John Kricfalusi loves the man’s style.  When I mentioned the possibility of a Nick Cross interview to Cartoon Brew‘s Jerry Beck…well, let’s just say Beck wasn’t unenthusiastic.

Nick Cross fans don’t need me to tell them why he’s worthy of an interview.  I’m amazed I’ll publish this interview three days after Troy Little’s.  Hell, I’m even timely in this one.  Hold on to your butts.  You’re watching me pimp in record time.

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October 11, 2010

Interview | Troy Little, Angora Napkin

You might have heard of Troy Little’s work.  As a comic book artist/writer, he’s created Chiaroscuro, initially a self-produced seven-issue series published from 2000-03.  Three more issues were completed by 2005, for the graphic novel version of the comic.  The Chiaroscuro graphic novel was republished by IDW in 2007, on the basis of a Dave Sim recommendation.

The Angora Napkin comic, published by IDW in 2009, was recently nominated for a 2010 Eisner Award, in the Best Publication for Teens category.  AN lost to Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson’s Beasts of Burden, but the nomination’s still an honour.

Oh, almost forgot, Teletoon commissioned an Angora Napkin pilot.  Said pilot will air October 31, 2010 at 11:30 PM ET/PT, as part of the Teletoon Detour at Night Pilot Project.  You may have seen me promote the Teletoon Pilot Project at some point in time, but don’t quote me on that.

This is an interview with just one of the Angora Napkin creators.  I plan to interview the other AN creator, Nick Cross, later this month.  This might look like favouritism, but you don’t usually see a Ren & Stimpy-like adult animated series on Teletoon.  At least I admit my bias.

Watch me be more biased!