Trade magazine Broadcast reports Nickelodeon has picked up hit animation series El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera. A Flash-animated comedy-adventure series created by husband and wife team Sandra Equihua and Jorge Gutierrez, havefollows Manny, the youngest member of the Rivera family, who comes from a long-line of men with superpowers. His dad is a former superhero, once known as White Pantera, while his grandfather is a supervillain.
20 thirty minute episodes, created by a highly talented animation team, have been made so far and the show was a success out from the get go in the US, with positive acclaim from industry watchers such as Cold Hard Flash.
The show will air on Nicktoons in the UK at the end of this year. Nickelodeon has also acquired the second series of teen drama Unfabulous¸ which stars Julia Robert’s niece Emma.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.