It's Saturday afternoon and nearly 1,000 people are at the Torrance Marriott South Bay celebrating a cartoon that was canceled ten years ago. Fans of Invader ZIM, the short-lived, sci-fi animated series from famed comic book creator Jhonen Vasquez (Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, Squee) have traveled f ... More >>
Two of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here.
Kit Quinn and Tallest Silver keep their legal names off the record. The best friends' fear is that, as their images circle the web, boundaries blur. Online, strangers want to g ... More >>
For the past few years, L.A. artist Steven Daily has brought together a wide variety of artists to explore the animated influences in the group show "Gag Me with a Toon." Where previous installments of the event focused specifically on the cartoons of the 1980s, this year's show broadened the scope. ... More >>
There are still a few more conventions left for 2011, but it's not too early to begin the countdown of the best of the superfan scene. This week, I'm counting down a few of the most popular trends spotted at conventions this year. This list avoids perennial favorites (i.e. Star Wars, Star Trek and D ... More >>
Shannon CottrellTitmouse animation panel at ComikazeSee more photos in Shannon Cottrell's slideshow, "Comikaze Expo 2011."
Jhonen Vasquez, creator of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac and Invader ZIM, is working with L.A.-based animation studio Titmouse on a few new projects. The catch is that he ... More >>
Shannon CottrellShortly before this year's Dragon*Con event, convention entertainment group Wasabi Anime/Green Mustard Entertainment announced that InvaderCON II: DOOMCON would take place "near" Los Angeles. Today, the team behind the only convention dedicated to Jhonen Vasquez's short-lived ... More >>
View more photos in the "Roller Skating Pirates" slideshow.
Shannon CottrellOn the second Monday of every month, World on Wheels, a seemingly ordinary Mid-City roller rink, transforms into one of the most eclectic parties in town. At Wumpskate, a play on EBM/industrial artist :wumpscut:, ret ... More >>