Kevin Shinick’s first job on TV was “Where in Time is Carmen SanDiego?”, in which he played the Host of the PBS Game Show. Since his debut on that show in 1996, Kevin has been a Director, Producer, Emmy and Annie Award-winning writer, Voice Artist, Full-time husband and father, and an Actor in movies, TV, and Broadway. Oh, and he occasionally likes to write comic books too.
With all of that keeping him busy, he still has enough time to share the geek love with the fans at Comic-Cons on both coasts. Last year, you saw our interview with Kevin at New York Comic Con. This year, we saw Kevin at San Diego Comic-Con. While he was there, he participated in a panel for MAD, the animated series on Cartoon Network, which he produces, writes, and provides voice acting and narration. Another panel Kevin was asked to be on was Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics, which is a new documentary covering the history of DC’s numerous and necessary bad guys. In addition to the two panels, Kevin was on hand in the exhibit hall, signing autographs for fans at the Marvel Booth for his latest comic book series, Superior Carnage.
So, if I had to put the old familiar writer’s pun on Kevin’s first TV role and make it relate to what he’s doing now, I would say Kevin is playing the role of a MAD Supervillain in “Where in San Diego Comic-Con is Kevin Shinick?” And, of course, the answer of the $64,000 question is… EVERYWHERE!
So, let’s get caught up with Kevin Shinick at San Diego Comic-Con in these next 2 interviews with ToonBarn’s Marc Morrell. In the first interview, Kevin talks about his work on MAD, the animated series. One interesting tidbit that we learned, because MAD likes to look for new, talented animators that have interesting animation styles, is that some of the animators may have debuted on MAD, and gone onto bigger and better projects as a result of the exposure they received on MAD. Kevin also gives us a preview of MAD’s upcoming 100th episode on November 11, 2013.
In the second interview with Kevin, we talk about Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics, a new documentary coming out on October 25, 2013. Kevin talks about what makes the DC villains so special, and which character he likes the most. You have to hear him tell a story about one of the creators of Superman, Jerry Siegel. It is eerie.
ToonBarn wants to thank Kevin Shinick for spending his valuable time with us for two fantastic interviews at San Diego Comic-Con. We also want to thank DC Comics, Warner Bros, and Cartoon Network for giving us access to interviews and the panels at SDCC 2013.