It's Comic Con weekend! That's right, Comic Con has once again descended upon the Big Apple and for the first time Kickstarter has an official presence at the illustrious nerd convention. If you plan on popping by the Javits Center this weekend, be sure to head to the Kickstarter booth in Artist Alley, where a host of comics creators will be sharing their work all weekend. Oh, and you can pick up one of these rad sketchbooks to start sketching your new comic. Boom!
While your at NYCC be sure to check out Masaaki Yuasa's Kick-Heart project, which will be participating in a panel tonight at 5:15pm in room 1A23. In the meantime, or if you can't make it to Comic Con, head over to Masaaki's new Tumblr for Kick-Heart, where the team has been busy posting concept drawings and amazing animated gifs from the production process.
In other animated news, an exciting project emerged this morning from David Fincher, director of such films as Se7en, The Social Network and Fight Club. The Goon, a new animated film based on the popular comics, stars Paul Giamatti as Franky and Clancy Brown as the titular Goon. Another example of inspiring talents stepping outside the traditional studio system to make a film the way they want to make it.
Lastly, it's an honor to note that two Kickstarter-funded films, Kings Point and Inocente, were named to the Oscar-shortlist for Best Documentary Short, a major milestone for these filmmakers. We've got our fingers crossed that these short-listed docs will be nominated this January. Keep an eye on them!