Howard Chaykin has been tapped by Disney Italia to write and draw Century, an original graphic novel centering on aging gunfighters living in Texas between the turn of the century and World War I. The book is scheduled to be released in Italy first, but Chaykin states his publisher is working on an American distribution […]
McGruff the Crime Dog will star in a new ad campaign to counter identity theft (free registration required). The animated dog in a trench coat has been a longtime fixture of public-service announcements from the National Crime Prevention Council. A publicity campaign to celebrate his 25th birthday starts today.
A report in the New York Times states that Disney has taken shark’s fin soup off the menu at Hong Kong’s Disneyland theme park, concluding that shark fishing cannot be conducted in an environmentally sensitive way (free registration required). The dish is a Chinese delicacy often served at wedding banquets and other social occasions.
The Nausicaa.net in the United Kingdom, running from July 7 to July 17, will show several Studio Ghibli films, including Kiki’s Delivery Service, Whisper of the Heart, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and Castle in the Sky. The festival’s screening of Howl’s Moving Castle will be introduced by Diana Wynne Jones, the author of the novel […]
IDW has released solicitation information for Transformers: Infiltration #0, the first issue in its relaunched Transformers comic book line. The issue is scheduled for release in October 2005 with a $0.99 cover price with four covers shipping in equal quantities. Simon Furman will write while E.J. Su provides the artwork.
Buzzscope.com has several advance comic-book previews. Highlights for the June 29 comics include DC Comics’ Solo #5 (which focuses on artist Darwyn Cooke) and Runaways #5 by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona. (UPDATE: The previews now include Spider-Man/Human Torch #5 by Dan Slott and Ty Templeton.) Highlights for Marvel comics scheduled for a July […]