NYCC02 Miscellany

February 25th, 2007 by | Tags: , , , , ,

I caught three awesome panels today– Make Me Laff with Kyle Baker, Black Panel, and BET Animation panel. I’ll have thoughts on them later fa sho, but I just wanted to put this out there. I don’t think that Newsarama or CBR have covered either of them.

The BET Animation panel was, in a word, incredible. They’re doing extremely big things, and they showed a couple shorts that blew my mind. Hopefully the trailers will hit the net soon. I got to speak with Denys Cowan, who is an extremely nice guy, after the show, and I remarked (paraphrasing here) that, like a lot of the hip-hop I grew up with, these shorts are extremely subversive and, for lack of a better word, revolutionary. I told him that I’m in the Jay-Z generation, but I grew up on Rakim and PE and KRS, and each and everyone of them was subversive.

His response? “Exactly.”

Yes. This is good.

If you folks see any coverage of either the Black Panels or BET Animation panels anywhere, or discussion, can you drop me a comment? I really want to see some other reactions. BET hasn’t had a complete Road to Damascus moment, but they’re getting there.

More later. I’m completely out of it. I’ve got to say that this con has completely revitalized my interest in blogging and writing.

Also, the Marvel and DC panels pretty much universally blow. Vertigo was good, but blah on the rest.

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3 comments to “NYCC02 Miscellany”

  1. Cheryl Lynn from Digital Femme is going to have a write up about the Black Panel, soon. She was actually on the panel. So, you might want to check out her blog. She also says that ComicMix is doing a story on it.

  2. I didnt even know there was such a thing as BET Animation

  3. It’s new!

    Believe me when I say that you’ll be shocked when you see it. It’s really on another level. I’ll try to talk about it tomorrow before I get on a plane.