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News briefs for May 14, 2009

Animation

» Gerald Scarfe, cartoonist and illustrator who directed animation for Walt Disney’s Hercules, will host this year’s annual Dundee Literary Festival in Dundee England. Festival runs June 25 to 28.

Interviews

» Stone Soup creator Jan Eliot on cartooning and blogging: “Being online doesn’t give me ideas. Daydreaming does.”

Museums/Exhibits

» Speaking once again of Jan Eliot, she’ll have her comic drawings exhibited and available for auction at the 2009 Cartoon and Graphics Gallery May 16-17 during the Venice Art Walk.

Newspapers

» Washington state has passed a law giving newspapers a 40% tax reduction on their business tax. The law seeks to help struggling newspapers. The tax cut is similar to previous industry specific cuts for Boeing and the timber companies.

Community Comments

#1 Wiley Miller
May/15/2009
@ 10:34 am

There may some folks out there who’ll be interested in this:
http://www.mainecomicsfestival.com/

Corey Pandolph and Lincoln Pierce will be conducting a panel on web comics, among other things.

#2 Lucas Turnbloom
May/15/2009
@ 11:04 am

I’d go in a heartbeat. Wanna fly me from San Diego, Wiley?

#3 Wiley Miller
May/15/2009
@ 4:08 pm

Naw, you can stay right there, Lucas. I understand there’s a little comics convention being held in San Diego soon, but I’m sure it won’t anywhere near as big as the one in Maine.

#4 Corey Pandolph
May/15/2009
@ 5:04 pm

Norm Feuti will be on that panel, too. And I’m Fake Rockstar. Who the Hell is Corey Pandolph?

Oh, all is lost…

#5 Lucas Turnbloom
May/15/2009
@ 5:05 pm

That’s just a rumor, Wiley. I don’t know if there’s a market for something like that here in San Diego.

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