Cross Hatch Dispatch 5/15/2007

Categories:  The Cross Hatch Dispatch

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  • You could almost hear Joe Infurnari‘s new webcomic, The Process, come rumbling down the path before you could see it. So far, this “exploration into life, creativity, and spirituality” is a cleverly rendered action sequence told from the frantic perspective of a tiny critter trying to outrun a stampede in the desert. According to Infurnari, the art will change from each installment to the next, so I’m very interested to see what he will come up with next.
  • I’ve heard of Act-i-vate, but what about de-act-i-vate? Whatever it is, I’m pretty sure it just means lots more awesome webcomics to read!
  • Tomer Hanuka got an assignment from the New York Times, and he breaks it down here.
  • The Christian Science Monitor’s education writer Teresa Méndez witnesses the first graduation at the Center for Cartoon Studies, talks to graduates about their job prospects and what it’s like getting courted by indie publishers like Drawn & Quarterly and First Second. Mendez also mentions one other, more “vocational” college, The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art that has been around since 1976. This is also a good time to mention that the first graduating class at CCS wasted no time in getting themselves out there. You can see their work at their online showcase, which comes complete with a store.
  • This past weekend, comics got the New York Times treatment. Among the fit to print was an interview with Tony Millionaire upon the release of his Drinky Crow Show debut and a review of American Born Chinese by Gene Yang and Stuck in the Middle edited by Ariel Schrag.
  • The Tintin movie project just got a jolt with the addition of Peter Jackson to its directorial team. There will be three movies, and Steven Spielberg and Jackson will each direct at least one of them, according to Variety.
  • Take a look at the puppetry animation work of Clyde Henry, the team behind Madame Tutli Putli. Now just imagine the same team animating Chester Brown‘s Ed the Happy Clown. Late Add: From Clyde Henry’s news page–“Shadowshows, filmmaker Bruce MacDonald’s production company, is in discussions with Clyde Henry Productions to collaborate on a film adaptation of Chester Brown’s “Ed the Happy Clown”.”

—EC