Monday, January 17, 2011

Mezmerella incorporated into Pixar/Incredibles float at Disneyland California Adventure.

A life size cutout of Mezmerella is a part of the "Pixar and Pals" presentation at Disneyland/California Adventure.




Mezmerella was created in late 2009 for the Boom! Studios Incredibles series I was co-writing with Mark Waid. Although he did not work on the Incredibles, Eric Jones stepped in and designed the character, which in turn was rendered by Marcio Takara (I think it's his art used here) and Ramanda Karmarga (who I believe drew the Underminer in the above image). The colors scheme for the character was selected by editor Aaron Sparrow and the name (originally Hypnotica) was the idea of my wife, Belinda Adams.

So alot of credit goes to alot of people for the character. It's pretty exciting seeing something I conceived of being a part of a Disney attraction of any kind. Even more fun to see young children interact with the inanimate character by throwing things at it.

My favorite quote from the video: "Mezmerella gets kneecapped!"

Here the full video:



Special thanks goes to FigmentJedi from the Pixar Planet forum for pointing this out.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New release - Joker's Asylum 2 Trade paperback

Apparently (and I have not been able to confirm this) the collected edition of the Joker's Asylum mini-series came out in stores yesterday. This trade paperback leads with the Mad Hatter story that I wrote last spring, illustrated by Keith Giffen and Bill Sienkiewicz with colors by David Baron.

A preview of the story can be found here.

The collected edition also features: Harley Quinn story, by James Patrick and Joe Quinones. The Riddler, by Peter Calloway and Andres Guinaldo. Clayface, by Kevin Shinick and Kelley Jones and Killer Croc by Mike Raicht and David Yardin