News Briefs for July 14, 2008

» NPR reviews Willie & Joe collection.

» E&P reports that a new “Luann’ comic collection is coming next month and a second Lio collection too.

» Last week I reported that Charlie Daniel is celebrating 50 years of cartooning. The Knoxville News Sentinel has another write-up on his career and impact in his community.

» Diesel Sweeties creator Rich Stevens and Meredith Gran recently spoke on the Google campus. Video is below.

» There’s a movement afoot in Binghamton NY to create 100 5 by 5 foot dinosaurs based on the Gronk character in Johnny Hart’s B.C. comic strip. The push is part of a “Ya Gotta Have Hart” campaign to create the dinosaurs and then let local artists decorate them. Proceeds from the sponsorship of the dinosaur and the later auction go to local charities.