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SDCC: ShiftyLook Announces Two Cartoons, Three Comics, and a Website Relaunch!

Written by Jude Terror on Saturday, July 14 2012 and posted in News with Benefits
SDCC: ShiftyLook Announces Two Cartoons, Three Comics, and a Website Relaunch!

At the ShiftyLook panel at San Diego Comic Con today, there were some big announcements! Check out the highlights!

Source: Press Release

ShiftyLook is planning some new content to go along with the reluanch of their web gaming network. The gaming based website is launching an online gaming network later this year, accessible through their site. To coincide with this, they will be adding three new webcomics based on classic arcade games to their lineup: Dragon Spirit, Golly! Ghost!, and Klonoa. They will also be adding two animated web series, Bravewoman: Cartoon of Unequalled Excellence and Mappy: The Beat. A formidable team of creators will be working on the projects, including Jim Zub, Matt Moylan, Rob Paulsen, Scott Kurtz, Kris Straub, Erik Ko, Chris Eliopoulos, and Hitoshi Ariga. Check out the press release below:

ShiftyLook Announces New Animation and Webcomics Projects at San Diego Comic-Con 2012

Bravoman and Mappy to get web animation, Dragon Spirit, Golly! Ghost! and Mappy to get webcomics

TOKYO, JAPAN – July 14, 2012 – NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., a subsidiary of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc. (TYO: 7832), announced during the ShiftyLook Panel at San Diego Comic-Con this week three new webcomics titles and its first two web animation series. Announcements coincide with the re-launch of the ShiftyLook website and new retro-inspired logo. New titles will join nearly a dozen webcomics already available through ShiftyLook, including Bravoman, Dig Dug and Wonder Momo. All ShiftyLook content can be accessed online, free of charge at

"We have been extremely pleased with the rapid growth of ShiftyLook," said Rob Pereyda, Producer & Editor-in-Chief of ShiftyLook. "As such, it was time to take the next step in our progression and move to creating original animation. Just like with our webcomics, the talent we have lined up for web animation is incredible and we know the fans will love it."

Web Animation:

Bravoman: Cartoon of Unequalled Excellence (Working Title)

Director: Jim Zub

Writers: Jim Zub & Matt Moylan

Starring: Rob Paulsen

Release Date: 2013

Description: ShiftyLook's #1 webcomic makes the leap to animation in this action-packed adventure! See your favorites characters including Bravoman, Alpha, Anti-Bravo and Waya now in animated form. Starring world famous voice actor Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs).

Mappy: The Beat (Working Title)

Director: Scott Kurtz

Writers: Scott Kurtz & Kris Straub

Starring: Scott Kurtz & Kris Straub

Release Date: Late 2012

Description: Mappy is a cop on the beat, keeping tabs on deadbeat video game characters. It's primetime crime drama meets late night cartoon in the style of Kris & Scott's wildly popular Blamimations. Can Mappy keep the peace on the streets, or will the wacky cast of washed-up video game characters get the better of him? Featuring art by Mary Cagle (Kiwi Blitz) and voiced by Scott Kurtz (PvP Online) & Kris Straub (chainsawsuit).


Dragon Spirit

Writer: Erik Ko & Jim Zub

Aritst: Steven Cummings

Release Date: September 2012

Description: The 80's vertical-scrolling arcade classic is back in this comedic sword & sorcery adventure.

Golly! Ghost!

Writer & Aritst: Chris "Elio" Eliopoulos

Release Date: July 2012

Description: The 1990 cult classic arcade shooter gets revived in all-ages webcomic form by Chris "Elio" Eliopoulos.


Writer: Jim Zub

Aritst: Hitoshi Ariga

Release Date: August 2012

Description: Klonoa, lead character from the classic platformer, makes his return as a webcomic by writer Jim Zub with world famous mangaka Hitoshi Ariga.

ShiftyLook is available worldwide in English at ShiftyLook supercharges retro NAMCO BANDAI franchises and brings them back through webcomics, animation and more. Part of NAMCO BANDAI Games, ShiftyLook is based out of the head office in Tokyo, Japan. For additional updates and exclusive information, interact with ShiftyLook through Google+ (, Twitter (@ShiftyLook) and Facebook (


NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., a part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive contents – including all major video game consoles, amusement machines (arcade products) and network platforms such as mobile and online. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, Tekken®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®. More information about the company and its products can be found at

SDCC: ShiftyLook Announces Two Cartoons, Three Comics, and a Website Relaunch!

SDCC: ShiftyLook Announces Two Cartoons, Three Comics, and a Website Relaunch!

SDCC: ShiftyLook Announces Two Cartoons, Three Comics, and a Website Relaunch!

SDCC: ShiftyLook Announces Two Cartoons, Three Comics, and a Website Relaunch!

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