Seven years since the last new episode of Invader Zim broadcast on Nickelodeon, fans of the enduringly popular sci-fi comedy have finally got what they asked for: new Zim animation from creator Jhonen Vasquez.
Well, not really. Barely. Hardly. It really depends on how liberally you wish to define "animation." If it can mean "terribly drawn cutouts manipulated by someone's hands in front of an iPhone for a few seconds," then Zim fans are in luck.
Each year at Comic-Con, amidst all the chaos, there's one moment that stands out. It's a significant moment that, even if you don't witness it, you remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when you heard it happened. And while I've not taken any kind of formal survey, I feel confident saying that this year, that unforgettable moment happened when writer Christopher Yost closed his eyes and drew Batman with a giant set of balls.
Inspired by the website Blind as a Bat, artist Olly Moss approached a bunch of industry friends at Comic-Con with a task: close your eyes, pick up a marker, and draw Batman. Among those who stepped up to the challenge were Becky Cloonan, Mark Chiarello, Jock, Jhonen Vasquez, Duncan Jones, Mark Buckingham, and many more, and the results are amazing. You can check out a few examples, including Yost's masterpiece, below.
It's asolutely killing me that I missed the Titmouse Animation panel at last weekend's Emerald City Comicon because A) they make Venture Bros., Motorcity and other shows that are awesome B) as it turns out there
Consider this sentence your obligatory reminder of how unbelievably brilliant and hilarious Invader Zim was and that its cancellation by a cowardly Nickelodeon is among the greatest crimes upon art ever perpetrated by man. Of course, the show abou
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