The Rogues' Gallery: Conversations from the 2014 San Diego ComicCon goes live Monday, March 16, at www.vimeo.com/122269568; the 28-minute Ice Block video features interviews with Stan Sakai, Sergio Aragones, Jeff Smith, MC Frontalot, James Rolfe, Doug Sneyd, Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, Bill Plympton, Sarah Wilkinson and Larry Kaufman.
JJ Koester - Ice Block Co-founder, Producer - focused interview questions on how the artists approached their work and how the veteran cartoonists have seen the industry change over the course of their careers. For example, Sergio began his career at Mad Magazine in the early 1960s; Stan's been publishing Usagi Yojimbo since 1984; Doug's full-page color cartoons have been published in Playboy since the September 1964 issue.
Ice Block, media specialists in Tokyo who focus on the creation of unique multi-media content, describes The Rogues' Gallery as offering "insight into the minds of great artists from a wide array of fields in the creative arts."
(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)