Friday, August 05, 2011

Links: my work over at Mockingbird so far

Yes, it's shameless self-promotion time here at Wenatchee The Hatchet. I wanted to compile an overview of links to work I have done for Mockingbird on cartoons.

These are links to the most recent series I wrote, "Cartoon Nostalgia, Cartoon Revolutions". This should be considered "Chapter 1" in the DCAU project I've been writing for Mockingbird.

http://www.mbird.com/2011/06/cartoon-nostalgia-cartoon-revolution-part-1-blasts-from-the-past-keep-on-blasting/
http://www.mbird.com/2011/06/cartoon-nostalgia-cartoon-revolution-part-2-let-us-now-praise-famous-toys-transformers-and-beatles/
http://www.mbird.com/2011/06/cartoon-nostalgia-cartoon-revolution-part-3-cartoon-morality-in-transformers/
http://www.mbird.com/2011/07/cartoon-nostalgia-cartoon-revolution-part-4-cold-war-moral-clarity-and-post-cold-war-moral-ambivalence/

These are the links for what can be considered "Chapter 3" in my giant DC animated universe project. This is the chapter about Superman: the animated series. I should add that I wrote the series on STAS as a memorial to the late, great Dwayne McDuffie. Sure, McDuffie didn't work on STAS but it was McDuffie's work as story editor and scripting of the genius four-episode conclusion to the Cadmus arc that convinced me to go back and watch all of Superman: the animated series. If it weren't McDuffie's work I might not have gone back and watched STAS.

http://www.mbird.com/2011/04/superman-an-american-icon-at-war-with-and-for-his-own-legacies-part-1-of-5/
http://www.mbird.com/2011/04/superman-an-american-icon-at-war-with-and-for-his-legacy-part-2/
http://www.mbird.com/2011/04/superman-an-american-icon-at-war-with-and-for-his-legacy-part-3/
http://www.mbird.com/2011/05/superman-an-american-icon-at-war-with-and-for-his-legacy-part-4/
http://www.mbird.com/2011/05/superman-an-american-icon-at-war-with-and-for-his-legacy-part-5/

I am currently tackling "Chapter 2" which will be about Batman: the animated series. "Chapter 4" is going to tackle Justice League and Justice League Unlimited and is looking like it could actually have somewhere between 8 to 9 parts. Each member of the League really deserves attention and I need to tackle at least the Justice Lords and Project Cadmus story lines as separate essays. I also have a polemical essay about the distinction between actual pop mythology and branding. So you can see, dear reader, that there is much, much more to come from where all of this has started.

Finally, this is the first series I wrote for Mockingbird: Toy Story as a Trilogy of Heroic Repentance.

http://www.mbird.com/2010/08/toy-story-as-trilogy-of-heroic/
http://www.mbird.com/2010/08/toy-story-as-trilogy-of-heroic_12/
http://www.mbird.com/2010/08/toy-story-as-trilogy-of-heroic_19/

If you haven't read these series for Mockingbird then, of course, I encourage you to read them all! I hope you enjoy reading them as I enjoyed writing them and I am very grateful to David Zahl at Mockingbird for giving me the opportunity to write for Mockingbird.

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