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With two weeks to go until San Diego Comic-Con, news about panel appearances is just starting to hit the web. For animation fans, there's a lot in store from networks like Nickelodeon, Cartoon Net ... More >>
For more coverage visit our post on last year's event, "Comikaze Expo 2011: First-Time Convention Brings Big Names, Big Crowd" and check out photos from Comikaze Expo 2011.
It's official. Comikaze Expo, the new pop culture fan convention that took the Los Angeles Convention Center by storm last fa ... More >>
Shannon CottrellHatsune Miku in concert at Anime Expo
Read more in "Best of the Cons Part 1: 8 Standout TV Shows, Cosplays, Games and More from 2011."
Is Southern California the land of the superfan? Maybe. At the very least, it's the land of the fan conventions. Trying to hit up ever con in ... 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 CottrellSee more photos in Shannon Cottrell's gallery, "The Venture Bros. @ San Diego Comic-Con 2011."
Adult Swim's cult hit The Venture Bros. was back at San Diego Comic-Con this year. Friday's panel featured show masterminds Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer along with James Urbaniak, ... More >>
Shannon CottrellLast year, convention goers dressed as the Doctor and Amy. This year, Matt Smith and Karen Gillan will appear at SDCC.More in "San Diego Comic-Con Announces Thursday July 21 Schedule: Bruce Campbell, Yoshiki, Stan Lee, Mike Judge and More.", "San Diego Comic-Con Announces Frid ... More >>
Shannon CottrellSteampunk at San Diego Comic-Con 2010More in "San Diego Comic-Con Announces Thursday July 21 Schedule: Bruce Campbell, Yoshiki, Stan Lee, Mike Judge and More." and "San Diego Comic-Con Announces Friday, July 22 Schedule: Doc Hammer, Jackson Publick, Chris Elliott, Wil Wheaton, ... More >>
Shannon CottrellDoc Hammer and Jackson Publick with amazing Venture Bros. cosplayers at SDCC 2010San Diego Comic-Con just posted it's panel schedule for Friday, July 22. For fans of Adult Swim's cult favorite series, The Venture Bros., you'll want to mark this down (and prepare to get in line ... More >>
We were Venture Bros. fans long before last weekend (and have the toys to prove it), but if there was anything that reaffirmed our belief that The Venture Bros. is the animated series that everyone should be watching, it was last Sunday's finale for season four. For fans of the show, this was a hig ... More >>
The Venture Bros., which begins the second half of its fourth season Sunday night at 11:30 on Adult Swim, is a curious show. It hasn't won the awards that Robot Chicken and The Boondocks have. It didn't spawn a rock band with a Billboard top 20 album like Metalocalypse did. It doesn't have the super ... More >>
When we first saw this mash-up of Scott Pilgrim and The Venture Bros. floating around on Twitter, it made our day. The piece was created by Annie Wu, a Baltimore-based artist and recent graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art, as part of a contest Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O'Malley held ... More >>
Friday, June 23 is Star Wars Day at San Diego Comic-Con. Bring a lightsaber. SDCC announced its Friday schedule this morning. Even if you're one of the few that isn't into Star Wars, there will be plenty to do. Here are our picks from the schedule. Feel free to leave your own in the comment section. ... More >>
Just because we seem to be constantly listening to music and hitting up concerts here at West Coast Sound doesn't mean that we aren't also reading comic books or taking nights off to re-watch Star Wars Episodes IV-VI. So, when our interests collide, be it in song or on the small screen, we get a lit ... More >>
Photographer Shannon Cottrell and I started off 2009 with Anime L.A. and then proceeded to hit up every convention and non-con fandom event we could attend. Needless to say, it's been a whirlwind year of panels, cosplay, ball-jointed dolls and "Hare Hare Yukai" dance-offs. We decided to end the year ... More >>
Shannon CottrellSunday night at midnight, The Venture Bros. returns to Adult Swim for another season of mad scientist and supervillain misadventures. While we have heard bits and pieces about what to expect for the upcoming episodes at Comic Con, when LA Weekly caught up show architects Jacks ... More >>
Shannon CottrellDoc Hammer and Jackson Publick of The Venture Bros.It's incredibly difficult to avoid being sucked into the cult of The Venture Bros. From its overt homage to Johnny Quest and comic book culture to its subtle references to post-punk music to JG Thirlwell's driving score, the A ... More >>
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On the surface, The Venture Bros. is a blatant, and extremely funny, parody of Hanna-Barbera's classic Johnny Quest with elements of Fantastic Four and James Bond thrown in for good measure. Watch a few episodes, though, and the popular Adult Swim series morphs int ... More >>