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One of the great things about an anthology is getting a collection of interesting directors to play around in an interesting genre or milieu. The first "ABCs of Death" took it one step further, though, and nabbed 26 directors from around the world to tell weird, funny, and gross horror stories. Sure, they may not have all landed, but it was an interesting experiment.

Well, during Cannes, Magnet Releasing announced the production of a sequel, "The ABCs of Death 2," and the initial director's list is as odd and interesting as the film is likely to be.

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Legendary animator Bill Plympton is currently funding his latest surrealistic masterpiece "Cheatin'" on Kickstarter and we're lucky enough to have an exclusive sneak peek for you guys to check out!

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Legendary animator Bill Plympton has turned to Kickstarter to fund his latest twisted, surreal animated feature "Cheatin'".

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A crazy exhaustive list of animation screenings and panels at SDCC.

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On October 9, 2010, MTV Geek officially planted its flag in the world of comic, toy, gaming, tech and general geeky news, as well as announcing MTV Comics, the cutting edge digital comic platform that will distribute work from astounding artists and writers, a partnership with the comic collective Act-I-Vate, and an animated series from the great Bill Plympton!

We celebrated with a killer launch party at Twin's Pub in New York City.  Comic superstars Paul Pope and Jim Mahfood split the DJ duties while guests danced, drank, ate, danced, drank, ate and danced some more!

But the cream on top o' the crop was the live art that the supremely talented artists in attendance created to be auctioned for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Ben Templesmith, Molly Crabapple, Dean Haspiel, Camilla d'Errico, Karl Alstaetter, Mike Cavallero, Dave Devries, Sanford Greene, Dave Crosland and many more donated their time and talent for this excellent cause supporting the CBLDF!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a great organization that's, "dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. The CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals." Read More...

Bill Plympton is no stranger to strange. With such surreal projects under his belt as the "gothic 50's high-school comedy" Hair High, the sci-fi tale, Mutant Aliens the magical, domestic dramedy, I Married A Strange Person, and his crazily creative work for MTV, Plympton has scribbled his way to a crown in cult cartooning. But his new feature, Idiots and Angels is a change of pace for the legendary animator. In an interview with MTV Geek! at the 2010 New York Comic Con, Plympton said Idiots is a morality tale, which he typically is not big on, but as he said, "This one just felt right, that it was a battle for his soul. The wings are his soul and it's a battle for the purity of his soul."

Idiots and Angels originated following a screening of Hair High in France. "Some kid came up to me and said, 'Wow, Bill, I liked Hair High, what's your next film?' Read More...

Heads up Geeks!

In case you haven’t heard, we’ve announced the launch of MTV Comics, our inaugural line up of titles, a partnership with Act-i-vate, and our first animated series by an animation legend at the MTV Geek panel this weekend at the New York Comic Con.

First up is Stan Lee’s The Seekers, which will launch in 2011. Yes, that Stan Lee. Details on the story are going to be released next year as we hold our first talent contest to discover the next great artist and writer who will take Stan’s vision and bring it to life. That’s all we can say for now, but we’ll have an announcement here when the contest launches!

Check out the line-up!

Hats by Vasilis Lolos

Beowulf Jones by David Tischman

1,000 by Sanford Greene

The Gloom by Tony Lee and Dan Boultwood

me2 by Karl Altsaetter

Hell Town by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Steve Bryant

Agent Mom Created by Alaina Huffman, written by Tony Lee and illustrated by Dan Boultwood

Punks by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Kody Chamberlain

But we didn’t end there! MTV Geek and web comics collective Act-i-vate announced a new partnership where several Act-i-vate books will move exclusively to MTV Geek and the development of new comics. Mike Cavallaro announced the first 3 Act-i-vate books that will live on MTV Geek!

Zegas by Michel Fiffe

Cartoon Boy by John Kerschbaum

As if that wasn’t enough, we announced a new animated series by 2-time Oscar nominated indie god (that’s exactly what Beavis and Butt-head creator Mike Judge calls him) Bill Plympton! In 2011 Bill will bring Tiffany the Whale to MTV Geek as a series of animated shorts.

Look here later for the video of our full panel and interviews with all the creators about their projects!

New York Comic Con is right around the corner and MTV Geek will be taking over! Beginning on Friday we’ll be interviewing the top names in comics, toys, and animation, (and maybe a few surprises) and won’t stop until the show wraps on Sunday! Look out for our skybox, or as we like to call it, the MTV Geek Helicarrier.

We’ll have teams in the air, on the ground, and at the panels all weekend long delivering up to the minute news from the con. And for our first cross-over event, we'll have Liz Lee of MTV's My Life As Liz interviewing her favorite creators (and trust us, she's as big a geek as the rest of us). Then on Saturday at 11AM we’ll be holding our first MTV Geek panel in Room 1A08, one of the largest at con. Our official panel description goes something like:

Join MTV Geek as they discuss what's in store for MTV Comics over the coming year and announce the initial line-up of titles along with some very exciting new projects with comics and animation legends Stan Lee and Bill Plympton.

But we’re thinking of it more like:

Saturday, Saturday, SATURDAY!!! MTV Geek will unleash a spectacular spectacle of epic proportions in the ongoing saga that will forever transform the comic continuum as we scour the globe in search of humanity’s last hope before time itself tears the fabric of reality when the discovery that our journey is but a steppingstone on the greater path of mankind in the war you never thought would happen!!!

We had Joe Q bust that out for us. (Well, not really).

Aside from those 2 guys we mentioned above who no one has really heard of, the rest of the panel is: Tom Akel, David Tischman, Dean Haspiel, Alaina Huffman, Sanford Greene, Tony Lee, David Steinberger, Mike Cavallaro, Joshua Hale Fialkov, and Karl Altstaetter.

Make sure, and we really mean it, that you follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MTVGeek, we’ll have a surprise or two up our sleeves during the course of the weekend and some sneak peeks at what we’re unveiling on the panel starting tomorrow (maybe even today if we’re feeling generous).

Our coverage hub will launch later today, so keep your eyes peeled, because this is a new site, and we like to leave open tags in our XML so you never know when something may disappear! Come on, we’re just trying to keep you on your toes!

And be sure to check out these other MTV panels:

MTV Horror Panel: My Super Psycho Sweet 16 Part 2/Savage County

Date: Saturday, October 9, 2 - 3pm

Location: Room 1E02

Description: MTV is seeing the horror genre play a more and more significant role in today's youth culture. Responding to this need, MTV is tapping into some of the most diverse, artistic and indie talent to provide original and authentic horror content for its viewers. With this panel, MTV showcases its latest projects, My Super Psycho Sweet 16 Part 2 and Savage County. Come meet the filmmakers, Jacob Gentry and David Harris, actresses Lauren McKnight and Kirsten Prout, and receive free swag to be autographed, including an exclusive giveaway: a signed limited edition poster of a painting created in famed artist's Vincent Castiglia's own blood."

MTV Presents 'Unbreakable: Ten Years Later' With M. Night Shyamalan

Date: Sunday, October 10, 12:45 - 1:45 pm

Location: IGN Theater

Description: M. Night Shyamalan ("The Sixth Sense," "Signs," "The Village," "The Last Airbender"), one of the most successful filmmakers of our time, joins MTV News' Josh Horowitz for an anniversary retrospective of the groundbreaking comic book movie. Don't miss this exclusive one-time event as the director takes fans inside the fan-favorite film with never-before-heard stories and special surprises.

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