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News briefs for December 7, 2009

Editor’s note: Some of the items below were set to publish on Dec. 2, but didn’t. They might be old news now, but for archive purposes, I’ve included them.

Animation

» USA Today reports that a fourth (and final) Shrek feature film is in the works for a May 21 release next year. The movie will be in 3-D.

Comics

» Nigel Dobbyn is featured in the Evening Gazette (England).

Comic strips

» The Great Falls Tribune reports that Scott Hilburn, creator of The Argyle Sweater has left his full-time job and is now working completely on his strip.

» The Peanuts 60th Anniversary events sprinkle through the news. The Oklahoman reports that three Oklahoma kids are finalists in the look alike contest.

» R.C. Harvey maintains that Brooke McEldowney’s 9 Chickweed Lane is one of the best comic strips in papers right now.

» R. Fiore refutes R.C. Harvey’s assertion about 9 Chickweed Lane and says, “No, Cul de Sac is the best strip today.”

» Tundra is picked up in the Great Falls Tribune (MT).

Editorial cartoons

» Ted Rall opines about the impact of younger generations on print media’s future.

International

» Tahawwur Hussain Rana, one of the two arrested in Chicago in October for plotting kill Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard denies any involvement with the terrorist attacks in Mumbai last year.

Interviews

» Scott Nickel interviews Dan Reynolds, creator of Reynolds Wrapped.

Webcomics

» That Monkey Tune creator Michael A. Kandalaft is featured in the Connecticut Post.

» The Wall Street Journal blogs about Nina Paley’s efforts to make a living by giving away her Sita Sings the Blues art away for free. She reportedly took in $55k so far.

» The National Post writes about the success of Ryan North’s Dinosaur Comics.

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