Today was the first day of filming for Umbrella Academy and it looks like it got off to a great start!
We first caught wind of this news when Executive Producer and showrunner, Steve Blackman posted on Instagram. Showing the clapboard for the second take of the day.
Today we learned through Aidan Gallagher’s Instagram that the Umbrella Academy cast had their very first table read with others, such as Gerard Way, present.
What Aidan had to say about the exchange between himself and Gerard is very sweet and we love hearing stories like this. (And it’s pretty great to see Gerard looking so happy!)
Best day of my life! After our first table read we talked about music for what felt like a dream and then I begged as a silly fan for a selfie with my hero and crazy enough he said he needed one too for his daughter who was a fan of Nicky! I guess it all happens for a reason. ☂️ #gerardway #mychemicalromance #umbrellaacademy #number5 #numberfive #netflix #darkhorse #nbcuniversal 🇨🇦❤️🔥☂️⚔️🛡🍀🙏🏼✌🏼⭐️
Be sure to follow Aidan, who plays Number 5 on Instagram!
Umbrella Academy will air on Netflix later this year, but to see the full cast that has been announced so far you can find that here.
And to follow the entire cast on twitter click here.
At Thought Bubble UK Gerard sat with Alex Fitch for an interview that was released today!
In an interview recorded at Thought Bubble Festival, Leeds, Alex Fitch talks to My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way about writing such comics as Doom Patrol, The Umbrella Academy and The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.
Way also discusses the connections between music and comics in his work, his setting up of the DC Comics imprint ‘Young Animal’, the genres which interest him, and answers questions from the audience.
Click here to listen!
On Dec 20th, 2017 Gerard, Mikey Way and Ray Toro hung out with Tate, a meeting organized by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
It looks like they had a lot of fun hanging out & having lunch at a cafe in Hollywood, CA!
What a day!!!! Make A Wish you have outdone yourself a million times. Today was a day that I will never forget. Next posts will be for each guy so I’m sorry for spam, but this was so amazing. Thank you Ray, Mikey, and Gerard for giving me some new hope! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 #mychemicalromance #gerardway #raytoro #mikeyway
Gerard, you are so genuine! Thank you for talking art and comics with me, and talking about your family. I’m so thankful for the comics and that I could have had this experience with you. It means so much to me that you were able to come out and have lunch, this is unforgettable! You give me hope every day!
On 2/24/17 Gerard Way and Steve Orlando will be doing a signing at Third Eye comics!
For 75 lucky people that act quickly there is a VIP pass that you can obtain for approx $29.00 plus shipping. Just click here to check for availability. This will insure you will receive a place in the signing line (an important thing for those of us who travel)!
For full info about the event you can also click here.
Gerard Way, Cecil Castellucci, Jon Rivera, Tommy Lee Edwards, Jody Houser, Marley Zarcone, Becky Cloonan and Nick Derington were in attendance at Thought Bubble UK in Leeds.
While at the convention, the crew did many things including a Young Animal Panel on Saturday and signings on both Saturday and Sunday.
— Haunted Houser (@Jody_Houser) September 23, 2017
— Haunted Houser (@Jody_Houser) September 23, 2017
The fan zine that is seen in the post above can also be found online by clicking here.
Gerard also did a panel entitled “Comics in Conversation: Gerard Way”
We were lucky enough to have our friend Missy Misfire in the audience and she recorded the audio which you can listen to right here:
We hope all of you who attended Thought Bubble had a wonderful time! We’d love to hear about your stories in the comments below. Also, if you have pictures we’d love to see them! You can send them to us on twitter or in the comments below. 🙂
On Wednesday 9/6/17 Gerard Way, Jody Houser, Jon Rivera and Cecil Castellucci joined Amy Dallen for Geek & Sundry’s The Wednesday Club where they discussed the imprint and went from book to book detailing just what it is and what we can expect to see coming in the future.
We did our best to live tweet the event. Here are some highlights.
Gerard just admitted there are more Young Animal writers to come but can't announce who just yet!
Gerard says he was first exposed to group therapy through reading Doom Patrol. "It dealt with a lot of issues that were really important"- G
Jon Rivera admits he has been in a couple bands when he was in college.
Cecil relates all the moving pieces of being in a band relate to the same spirit of collaborating on comics with artists.
"Being weird with a group of people is so much better than being weird on your own" – Gerard
Gerard said he may pop in to write an issue of Mother Panic however Jody will remain the core writer.
Venture Brothers has an influence on the writing of Cave Carson.
"I felt like it was time for really psychedelic energy." – Gerard Way
"We're all really lucky with the colorist on Young Animal" – Gerard Way
"To be human is to be a poem." – Cecil Castellucci
"One of my favorite parts is the poetry of the whole thing" – Gerard on Shade The Changing Girl
"It may not be what you want, but it could be what you need." – Gerard Way on Doom Patrol
“It’s very different than a lot of other crossovers and they’re trippy.” – Gerard Way on the DCU Crossover event.
“We’re gonna see all the books continue, some in slightly different forms.” – Gerard on the future of Young Animal books.
"I just approved an issue that had me dying laughing." – Gerard on an upcoming issue of BUG! The adventures of forager
Young Animal was initially the name of a solo album but when the imprint came to be it changed forms as G changed direction.
— cecil castellucci (@misscecil) September 7, 2017
— Jody Houser (@Jody_Houser) September 7, 2017
We hope you all had just as much fun watching the stream as we did!
We’re stoked to announce that Gerard Way, Jody Houser, Cecil Castellucci & Jon Rivera will be joining Amy Dallen for this week’s edition of The Wednesday Club for Geek and Sundry! The twitch stream starts at 7pm pacific time (that’s 10pm for you east coasters like me).
— Amy Dallen (@enthusiamy) September 5, 2017
See you there!!! https://t.co/8y6bVPrG0S
— Jonathan Rivera (@JonRivera) September 5, 2017
— Jody Houser @ TB (@Jody_Houser) September 5, 2017
I'm excited too!!!
— cecil castellucci (@misscecil) September 5, 2017
As we announced on Aug. 29th, 2017, Skylight Books hosted a panel & signing with the writers of Young Animal.
Photo Credit: Cecil Castellucci)
Due to a strict No Photos rule we don’t have much in the way of photographs to show you. But fortunately our friend, Krista, was able to record the audio from the panel and snag a picture with the man himself, Gerard Way.
(Photo Credit: Krista “Nose Twin” Soos)
We hope all of you who went to this signing had a wonderful time! Let us know in the comments below if you went and what you think of the panel!
Gerard Way and Shelly Bond sat down together to discuss Black Crown, Shelly’s new and innovative indie imprint.
If you’d like to learn more about the imprint here are the links to the videos below. More are expected to be released soon and we will be sure to keep you updated when they do!
Are you excited to see what’s to come from Shelly Bond’s new imprint, Black Crown? Let us know in the comments below!