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.
Comicon’s The Beat reports that Slave Labor Graphics will produce a new comic series based on the classic Disney animated series Gargoyles, written by creator Greg Weisman. The publisher has signed a licensing deal with Disney to publish comics based on the cartoon, as well as on The Haunted Mansion, Wonderland, and Tron.
Spider-Man faces off against his alien symbiote nemesis in Spider-Man: The Venom Saga, the newest DVD compilation release from Buena Vista Home Entertainment. Collecting five episodes spotlighting the nefarious Venom, this is easily the strongest Spider-Man: The Animated Series DVD release to date, even if it does fall a little short in the extras department. […]
For American viewers, most anime is escapist entertainment, a way to forget about the everyday. To us, distant galaxies and Japanese high schools are all mysterious worlds of wonder. Naturally, for Japanese viewers, the latter setting is much less surreal. Although they rarely reach action-crazed U.S. audiences, a number of anime closely explore the nuances […]
Team Warrior was assembled to stop the crimes too big for the regular police to contend with. Rio, Lilica, and Maya were the brawn, brains, and bullets of the team, respectively, that is until the higher-ups decided to rework their mission. With Rio and Maya wounded in the line of duty, Lilica must team up […]
California State University, Northridge (CSUN) on Friday conferred an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree upon Walt Disney CEO Michael Eisner. Eisner received his degree during commencement ceremonies for the university’s College of Education, which is named in his honor. In 2003, CSUN dedicated the Michael D. Eisner College of Education, the first time in […]