In 1964, Jonny Quest aired to rave reviews as the first, adult action/adventure cartoon in prime time. It had cool jazz music by Hoyt Curtin and terrific, high contrast pen and ink design work by Doug Wildey. As an animator and long time JQ junkie, I had always wanted a set of Jonny Quest action figures but, due to high production costs, the show only lasted one season; not long enough to spawn any kind of serious toys or other merchandising tie-ins. So, almost 50 years later, I made my own. Here is my Valentine to one of the coolest, if not THE coolest, cartoons ever to spin up the imagination of a 53 year old man now going on six. Enjoy!
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If you want to see behind the scenes on how this was produced, go to http://www.rogerevans.tv/jq_page2.html
The cult fave blaxploitation badass BLACK DYNAMITE is coming back to hand out more beatdowns, but not in a sequel just yet.
The hard-hittin’ lady-pleasin’ street machine is coming to Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim next year, and we’ve got a couple of stills from the show to give you an idea of how it’ll look. The Black Dynamite Animated Series further chronicles the exploits of Black Dynamite and his crew. Executive produced by Carl Jones (The Boondocks, Freaknik: The Musical), the series features the voice talents of Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Kym Whitley, Byron Minns, Clifton Powell and JB Smoove.
But that ain’t all, fool. Next year will also see the one-shot comic “Black Dynamite: Slave Island”, with a story by director Scott Sanders, Michael Jai White and Byron Minns. Check out some artwork below. The story follows our hero as he seeks to put an end to a mysterious island… where an insidious 19th century legacy of The Man still exists.
And on top of that, on Saturday October 9th at the New York Comic Con, there will be a panel and special screening of the film, plus an early sneak of the animated footage. Probably our best bet for any updates on a live-action sequel, too. Dig.
oh the mid 90′s are back! If you don’t have a Netflix account, shame on you. Streaming starts on the 15th
Now all I ask is to have the same treatment for Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad
Saw a bunch of movies this weekend. I had a lot of time on my hands, having no life helps
Game of Thrones Ep4
Look like Midget Man™ is in a lot of trouble, get the feeling he’ll try to get out of it by teaming up with Stark Family against his brother. Was I the only one who first saw Sam (the fat new guy if you weren’t paying attention) to kick some ass during that first training session, that turn to be a disappointment quick, hopefully he’ll turn into something more than just a side-kick.
Hah, still haven’t gotten over how Delmond give the WTF look to the guy when he mentioned Myspace/Facebook. Realizing that this took place before every artist needed to have a social media platform to give their stuff out to the masses. Hey, if you need a website or a social media page created, why you can just contact me and I’ll set you up.
I’m seeing a lot of actors from The Wire popping up, first with Councilman Carcetti and now I see Det. Roland. Where’s Sonja Sohn, she can be one of Daenerys’ teachers.
Rather than just a Sunday Night TV wrap up, I had a pretty good weekend, so I might as well include the whole weekend. Yes, this weekend I finished Deadspace 2, watched a pretty interesting movie in the Adjustment Bureau, and of course, Treme Ep 2 and Game of Thrones Ep3. Lets get this started.