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CW Young Wonder Woman Pilot Casting for, Iris?

After we posted a blog about who'd we'd consider for the role of Wonder Woman in the proposed "Justice League" movie yesterday afternoon, news broke that CW and Warner Bros. TV have started looking for a young woman in her early to mid-20's and at least 5'8" tall to lead the television pilot 'Amazon' about a young Diana Prince. Except the name was changed to 'Iris'. What the what?!
“Iris comes from a remote, secluded country and until now has spent most of her life as a soldier and a leader on the battlefield. Because of relentless brutality of her life at home, Iris looks at our world with absolute awe and astonishment. She’s delighted ­and just as often horrified ­ by the aspects of everyday life that we take for granted: skyscrapers, traffic, ice cream. It’s all new and fascinating and sometimes slightly troubling ­to her. Iris is completely unschooled in our world, our culture, our customs. And she’s completely inexperienced at interp…

We Cast the Role of 'Wonder Woman'

The Next 'Wonder Woman' is...

In light of all the Joseph Gordon-Levitt rumors being cast as 'Batman' in the proposed 'Justice League' live-action film adaptation by Warner Bros., which representatives quickly denied, we thought we could do some speculating of our own and try to cast the role of 'Wonder Woman'. While casting JGL as Batman in the JL movie makes sense if the studio is interested in keeping continuity with the previous Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy, the role of Wonder Woman has not been introduced to big screen audiences before so it's imperative that they get this right. She has to be able to hold her own among the alpha males and embody the  body and spirit of an Amazonian Princess. Here are our suggestions: Amanda Latona, 33 - Our assumption is that the studio will cast an unknown or virtual unknown actress to play Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. Casting an unknown allows the audience to fully commit to that person in the role versus hav…

I NEED YOUR COMIC BOOK NOMINATIONS! will be presenting it's first ever Comic Book Awards next month and we need your help! Apart from Comic Book of the Year we will be awarding a Reader's Choice Award based on your votes. Before we can set up the poll we need your nominations for a monthly on-going or limited series title that you think were the best series you read in 2012.

So please leave your comic book nomination in the comments below or on Spartantown's Twitter and use hashtag #ReadersChoice.

Yaya Han in Yakuza Bodypaint by Nick Wolfe (Photography by Bryan Boiling)

Yaya Han, a jane-of-all-trades, is one of our favorites to feature. The costume designer, model, and worldwide cosplay ambassador is stunning in bodypaint provided by Nick Wolfe's steady hand. These beautiful shots come courtesy of Bryan Boiling and the rest can be seen at her site,

"I was recently painted up by Master Body Painter Nick Wolfe We've beenfriends for years but never had the chance to collaborate before now. Nick suggested something Asian inspired and I blurted out "Yakuza tattoo!" 
        and the idea for this theme was born!"

Happy Thanksgiving from Spartantown!

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
~ William Arthur Ward

The Walking Dead - Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon - Animation by Nick Mastrangelo

'The Walking Dead' creator and executive producer, Robert Kirkman, tweeted earlier:

The young animator, Nick Mastrangelo, definitely has a bright future ahead of him. Check out this cartoon and all it's bloody action set to a metal anthem. 

What Happened to Girl Power Cartoons on Television? - An Opinion

I cannot figure out for the life of me why on Earth's televisions there is not an animated program powered by strong, fun and female characters. The audience is there. The audience has always been there. In feature films and straight-to-video DVDs the female leads have been there. Whether they're princesses, cowgirls, or ogres. Live-action movies and cable TV shows have prominent female leads geared to pre-teeen/teenage girls and are immensely successful. The toddler set made a curious bilingual girl and blue monkey a sensation. Which leads me to question that despite having these examples there remains a gaping hole on television for the next generation of animated girl power.

The 'Powerpuff Girls' reigned for six years as three super-powered little girls battling monsters and evil geniuses in the city of Townsville. They used their smarts and teamwork to save the day. They were adorable but powerful. Isn't that what we want to project to our daughters that they …

Katy Perry as Wonder Woman by mykeallen

Ever wondered how pop star Katy Perry would like dressed as Wonder Woman? No, well deviantART artist, Mychal Allen, has and this manipulated Vanity Fair cover shows her wearing WW's colors.

Gallery 1988 New Art Show: 'Rated G' by Justin White

Join us TONIGHT as we open "Rated G," the debut solo show from artist Justin White. Justin has created 30 fake animation cels, each depicted a different cartoon he's created, from a movie or TV Show that should NEVER be a cartoon. The show is outstanding and includes giclee prints and screenprints, in addition to the originals.

The opening reception will run from 7-10 PM tonight, and the artist will be in attendance. There will be no preview for this show, with the pieces first going on sale at the opening reception. The remaining work will go online Saturday afternoon at

We hope to see you tonight for this impressive exhibit!
Artwork from Justin White's "Rated G" (seen below) will first be available at Gallery1988 (Melrose) at 7 PM on Friday night, November 16th. Most of these pieces are available as original one-of-a-kind fake animation cels, while many are also available as giclees, and two are just screenprints. Any work still available af…