» Ed Hall lost four clients in December during the newspaper turmoil. He reports he’s picked up a new paper.
» Animated News reports that Kung Fu Panda swept the Annie Awards in 10 categories. The Annie is the animation industry equivalent of an Oscar. Charles Brubaker wonders if Dreamworks rigged the voting (Dreamworks is the studio behind Kung Fu Panda and a primary sponsor of the Annie).
» Animated News also reports that Dan Fogler has been cast for a Mars Needs Moms movie based on the children’s book by Berkeley Breathed. No date for when the movie might appear, but it is being directed by Robert Zemeckis.
» Graeme MacKay, writing on the The Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists blog, notes that British editorial cartoonist Christian Adams likes to critique American editorial cartoonists work.
» Todd Clark, creator of Lola, lives in Boise and often throws in local personalities into his strip. The latest cameo is Rick, the local weather guy.