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News briefs for June 1, 2009

Animation

I believe I’ve mentioned this before: a Heathcliff movie is potentially in the works with 21st Century. At the least, a direct to DVD release is also a potential result of a deal between FitzRoy Media and Magic Lantern Entertainment.

Exhibits

» Art Spiegelman has a featured exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit with an exhibit entitled “Maus: A Survivor’s Tale”

» Those in the Chicago area can also go see the exhibit featuring John McCucheon, an editorial cartoonist for the Chicago Record and Chicago Tribune between 1889 and 1946.

Grahic Novels

» Alyosha M. Yuson writes in the Business Mirror about the English dominance in comic books and graphic novels.

» Chris Ware will appear at Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest on June 6.

Interviews

» Michael Cavna interviews Pixar’s UP writer, co-director Bob Peterson.

EEK! creator Scott Nickel interviews Retail and Gill creator Norm Feuti.

Webcomics

David Reddick’s Legends of Bill has hit the one year mark. His site features a celebratory “what we’ve done in the past year.

Community Comments

#1 Jason Nocera
June/1/2009
@ 11:14 am

Every time I visit Legend Of Bill it’s either a guest strip or a page from a sketchbook. Do I just have bad timing? How many LoB strips were actually produced by David within this one year?

#2 Garey Mckee
June/1/2009
@ 6:25 pm

A Heathcliff film? Hmmm. If I recall the strongest part of the animated cartoon series From DIC were the supporting characters. Especially Hector, Wordsworth and Mongo. I don’t know if Heathcliff’s character is strong enough to support such a film.

#3 Charles Brubaker
June/1/2009
@ 6:29 pm

I’m more curious about who’s going to replace Mel Blanc, who voiced Heathcliff in the Saturday Morning cartoons.

#4 Garey Mckee
June/1/2009
@ 7:19 pm

Bill Murray. No wait, that’s the other orange tabby.

Anybody but Noel Blanc.

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