A press release from Universal Press Syndicate states that Bill Watterston has placed more than 3,000 original Calvin and Hobbes comic strips on long-term loan to Ohio State University’s Cartoon Research Library. The original strips are being made available to the public under its special collections use regulations. (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter)
An article on CNN.com states that a 6-foot tall, 300-pound statue of Charlie Brown has been stolen from a restaurant in Santa Rosa, CA. The statue is one of 55 originally erected around the city as a tribute to cartoonist Charles Schulz, who lived in Santa Rosa for most of the latter years of his […]
Writer Mark Evanier notes that the Stars and Stripes website has posted an archived article about a visit to a Korean school by animator and Woody Woodpecker creator Walter Lantz. The article shows a date of “December 7, 1969, 1976,” although references in the article suggest the earlier year is the date of original publication.
The WizardWorld: Philadelphia comic book convention has wrapped up for the weekend, resulting in a massive amount of comics news. Newsarama.com has posted a summary page that links to their coverage of all the major news stories, focusing heavily on the impact Marvel’s House of M and DC’s Infinite Crisis storylines will have on their […]
Writer Gail Simone has spoken to Comicon.com’s PULSE News about “Double Date,” the episode of Justice League Unlimited that aired on Cartoon Network last Saturday. Simone discusses how she landed the job, the connections to her Birds of Prey comic book, and the potential for additional future episodes.
The Disney Corporation has requested that a Delaware judge dismiss the recent lawsuit brought against the company by Roy E. Disney and Stanley Gold, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times (free registration required). Disney and Gold, Disney’s most consistent critics, are alleging that shareholders were misled on the thoroughness of the search […]
An article in the New York Times discusses the lack of impact DreamWorks’ Madagascar has had on the country it is named for (free registration required). The movie is not even being screened in the country, whose capital city has only two movie theatres showing martial arts movies and evangelical films.
Writer/artist Rich Koslowski has spoken to Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his current comics projects, split between inking Archie comics and his creator-owned The King original graphic novel where an Elvis impersonator may be the God of Song. Koslowski’s early career included a stint as a storyboard artist for Sonic the Hedgehog.