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"Howl's Moving Castle" English Website Opens

The English website for Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle has been opened. The movie will debut in the United States on June 10, 2005. (via Nausicaa.net)

Romano Scarpa 1927 - 2005

Disney comic book artist Romano Scarpa passed away on the morning of April 23 at the age of 77. Scarpa wrote many of the Italian Disney comics from 1953 to the 1970′s.

Disney's Feng-Shui Adventures in Hong Kong

An article in the New York Times Business section talks about the various concessions to local customs in the opening of their Hong Kong theme park (free registration required). The park is scheduled to open on September 12.

From Toontown to "Sin City"

The New York Times has published an opinion piece by critic A.O. Scott that suggests that Who Framed Roger Rabbit was the forerunner to the current Sin City movie and Stephen Chow’s Kung Fu Hustle (free registration required).

$90,000 "Peanuts" Comic Strip Flushed by Naked Woman

A news report from Springfield, OR, reveals that a naked woman tore up an original Peanuts comic strip and flushed it down her toilet. The strip was owned by her neighbor, who believed it to be worth as much as $90,000. No motive was discerned by the police, and the strip was not recovered. (Via […]

Namco Lands "Peanuts" Video Game License

Namco has been awarded the rights to create and publish video games based on Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip. Namco will have the license until 2009, and plans to publish Peanuts games for all current and upcoming game platforms.

Paul Storrie and EricJ Talk "Revisionary"

Writer Paul Storrie (Justice League Adventures, Gotham Girls) and artist EricJ (Rex Mundi) have been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about Revisionary, their new series coming in June from Moonstone Comics about a psychic charlatan who acquires genuine precognitive abilities. Several pages of unlettered preview art are included with the interview.

Marvel to Offer Classic Comics in Dollar Digests

In July, Marvel Comics will release a series of black-and-white digest comics that will reprint classic early issues of their iconic superhero characters. Each digest will retail for $1 and contain 64 pages. The digests will feature the earliest stories of Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, the Hulk, and the X-Men.

Darwyn Cooke on "Green Lantern Secret Files 2005"

Darwyn Cooke has spoken to Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his work on Green Lantern Secret Files 2005, a one-shot comic by Cooke and writer Geoff Johns. A two-page spread of preview artwork is included with the article. Cooke broadly hinted at a creator-owned original graphic novel in the works and promised an announcement soon.

Will Eisner's "The Plot" at the NY Times

The New York Times has published a brief look at The Plot: The Secret Story of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion (free registration required). The graphic novel was completed by writer/artist Will Eisner just before his passing in January and debunks the infamous document that falsely claimed to document a worldwide Jewish conspiracy […]

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