Who Was Carl Macek?
Hosted by Daryl Surat (Otaku USA Magazine, Anime World Order Podcast)
Once upon a time, Carl Macek (1951-2010) was the single most vilified figure in all of US anime fandom. Best known as the co-founder of Streamline Pictures and creator of Robotech, Carl's work was instrumental in creating the modern US anime industry and establishing "Japanese animation" in America. But Carl Macek also laid the groundwork for the modern US comicbook industry, while doing work on various American properties as well. He worked not only on older properties but titles as recent as Bleach. Indeed, Vic Mignogna's first anime role was in a Carl Macek production! So let's look back on "Uncle Carl" and his work, for better or for worse.
Fri, 04/22/2011 at 10:00 AM in Hynes - Panel 309