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New daily Wallace & Gromit comic strip to launch

Wallace & Gromit fans can rejoice – but only if they’re in the UK. Marketing Week reports that Titan Comics and Aardman Animations have agreed to create a daily comic strip of the animated feature. The comic launches on Monday in The Sun.

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#1 Ted Slampyak
@ 9:27 am

That’s great news! At least for the UK.

Presumably it’ll be adventure stories — we need more adventure story comic strips in the newspapers. Or anywhere.

Now that the series I was drawing, Annie, has been canceled, I’ve been thinking how great it would be to do a daily Doctor Who newspaper strip. Maybe in England. I have to find the people who put this deal together.

Ted Slampyak

#2 John Lotshaw
@ 10:13 am

Heck, I’d like to see a daily Doctor Who strip in the United States! Of course, that’ll never happen…

#3 Pab Sungenis
@ 10:56 am

Ted: I’ll second a “Doctor Who” daily strip. My gut reaction would be to contact Piers Wenger at BBC Cymru and Sharon Baylay at BBC Worldwide to sound them out.

#4 Lucas Turnbloom
@ 11:37 am

HA! That’s great. Love “Wallace & Gromit.” I hope it eventually gets posted online.

#5 Zachary Snyder
@ 11:53 am

This is wonderful news!

Although I don’t live in the UK, so hopefully it will end up online in some form….

Of course, now my comic strip about a wacky inventor and his pet will pale in comparison to the great Wallace and Gromit….. oh well.

#6 Darryl Heine
@ 1:54 pm

When the Wallace and Gromit comic strip will make its US debut (maybe by 2011?) is pending how well it does in the UK. I know Fred Basset and Andy Capp started in the UK and later went worldwide including the USA.

#7 Rick Ellis
@ 8:37 am

I don’t think this is such a hot idea. Wallace & Gromit work well because they are animated. The humor and subtleties I think will be lost in transition to daily strips.
It’s like reading the screen play but not watching the movie.

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