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News Briefs for July 29, 2009

Animation

» Wallace & Gromit fans have something to look forward to in September. Wallace & Gromit: The Complete Collection will be released September 22 on DVD and Blu-Ray

Books

» The Cleveland Scene interviews Nevin Martell, the author of the upcoming book on Bill Watterson. Not a lot of new information. My understanding was that Nevin never got to interview Watterson (which is true), but this interview reveals that there was some communication between the two through an intermediary.

Comic Strips

» Yesterday’s Close to Home about spray on foam as floatation devices caused a bit of consternation for a couple of readers of the Oregonian.

» Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis, relates his experience in introducing Jeff Keane (of Family Circus) during his San Diego Comic-Con panel.

Interviews

» Scott Nickel interviews Carla Ventresca and Henry Beckett creators of the comic On a Claire Day. While you’re visiting his site, don’t forget to read the interview with Ralph Hagen, creator of The Barn.

Webcomics

» New York Times’ City Room blog has a write up of the webcomic As the Toto Turns – a satirical look at professional cycling.

Community Comments

#1 Jeff Mahon
July/29/2009
@ 3:09 pm

I am an absolute fan of Wallace and Gromit and I consider it my favorite franchise, but seriously, how many times can they release the shorts and movie?

I have at least four different releases in my collection right now. I understand the upgrade to Blu-ray, but another DVD collection? (rolleyes)…

Aardman is becoming another George Lucas.

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