A few of our favorite animated projects and their creators were recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences this week with awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation. Unsurprisingly Adventure Time's Andy Ristaino won for character design while the new Mickey Mouse short, "Croissant de Triomphe," earned artists Jenny Gase-Baker and Joseph Holt prizes in background paint and art direction, respectively. Of course the superlative work of Alberto Mielgo on TRON: Uprising was honored with an art direction trophy, which just makes the cancelation of that most impressive new adventure series sting all the more.
Dean Haspiel has had a pretty good career in comics and graphic novels. He's assisted on comics such as "American Flagg!," "Elektra: Assassin" and Walt Simonson's run on "Thor". He co-created "The Verdict" and "Keyhole," the latter of which introduced his character Billy Dogma. Along with "Ame