New York publisher Papercutz released GARFIELD & Co. #1 and 2 to an overwhelming response. Despite the heat of summer approaching, the publisher announced this week the anticipated release of the next two adaptations of the popular Cartoon Network series – both with a festive theme just in time for the holidays. In these upcoming volumes, readers between the ages of 6 and 11 will continue to experience capers of our legendary lasagna-eating feline along with colorful 3-D artwork. THE GARFIELD SHOW is one of Cartoon Network’s biggest hits – it airs every day of the week reaching approximately 600,000 kids!
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Papercutz, the premiere publisher of such popular graphic novel series as BIONICLE, DISNEY FAIRIES, GERONIMO STILTON, HARDY BOYS, NANCY DREW, THE SMURFS, PAPERCUTZ SLICES and TALES FROM THE CRYPT releases GARFIELD & CO. graphic novels #1 “Fish to Fry” and #2 “The Curse of the Cat People” on May 24th, 2011. GARFIELD & Co presents stories from Cartoon Network’s hit series The Garfield Show in comic format. GARFIELD & Co is one of Cartoon Network’s biggest hits – it airs every day of the week reaching approximately 600,000 kids!
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The animated duo of Tom and Jerry are headed to the big screen for a live action adaptation of the classic cartoon series.
Studio-based Dan Lin, currently producing the upcoming “Sherlock Holmes” and exec producer on “Terminator: Salvation,” will adapt the classic Hanna-Barbera property as an origin story that reveals how Tom and Jerry first meet and form their rivalry before getting lost in Chicago and reluctantly working together during an arduous journey home.
The cat and mouse will get the CGI treatment much like the animated critters in Garfield and Alvin and the Chipmunks.Â Before you toss this idea out as a bad one, remember Alvin grossed $360 million from a $60 million budget.Â If Warner Bros. could convince the head honcho in charge to bring back the over the top slapstick violence that audiences saw in the original cartoons (long before TV censors hacked them to death), it could be a very good time.Â However, if it is so kid friendly it reeks of syrupy sweetness, count me out.
The very popular Diesel Sweeties webcomic has announced it is ending its newspaper run in mid-August.
This is my decision, I wasnâ€™t fired, I donâ€™t regret it and Iâ€™m not gonna blame anyone. No dissing Garfield. I am â€œcrazy amounts ofâ€ looking forward to being my own CEO again. There will be nary a bump in schedule for the main webcomic.
Health and time issues aside, I’m surprised the series lasted as long in the papers as it did.Â Diesel Sweeties does so much better on the web than it could ever do in the local newspaper read by the 65 and older crowd.Â That’s not to say I don’t want to see Diesel Sweeties in print, a collected edition would be the roxors.
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