Check out the plot summary for Ryan North’s new comic book series The Midas Flesh: “Fatima and her space crew have decided to return to Earth—a planet completely sectioned off, abandoned, and covered in gold—to find out exactly what happened to this once thriving planet and see if they can use that knowledge against the evil empire that’s tracking them down. As luck would have it, they just landed the most powerful weapon in the universe: Some ancient dead guy’s body.” Why should we care? Well, one of Fatima’s “space crew” appears to be a talking dinosaur with horn-rim glasses. That, and the fact that Ryan North is one of the creative minds behind the Adventure Time comic book series. He talks about this new full-color series at Comic Book Resources. The Midas Flesh is illustrated by Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, and the first issue is coming later this month from Boom! Studios.
Ten years after Nickelodeon pulled the plug, TNN has signed John Krisfaluci to produce nine new episodes and a tv movie of Ren & Stimpy.
From Richard de Wylfin on alt.fan.furry: "Some time ago, you may have seen the official web site of my comic book Foxes and Grapes and wondered: so where is this comic book? You might have even bought a copy of the sixteen-page #0 issue (the prototype) from me at Anthrocon 1998 (artist's alley) and 1999 (dealer's room). So where is #1? It's ready right now! On April 20, it made its official debut at SPACE 2002 in Columbus, Ohio. Starting today, it's now available to you, and you can order it through Paypal on the front page of the site."
Well, this isn't a new mailing list, but it's not really been advertised. It covers the South US area - anything having to do with furs and/or the South. The URL is : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/southern_furs/ . If you live in the South and are a fur, come check it out. Thanks a bunch!
Thundercats is being revived in an all-new comic book series. ToonZone covers the story and provides a link to more info & artwork at Comics Newsarama.
Stuart Newman and Jeremy Rifkin have submitted a patent to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the technique to produce a "humouse" - a human-mouse hybrid. The technique would involve injecting the embryo of one species with the cells from an embryo of the other species, resulting in a critter with cells from both species spread throughout, working cooperatively.
Don't get too excited, furries - their purpose is not to actually create a humouse, but to force limits on the patenting of human life. I honestly can't say whether this would be a good thing or a bad thing for us - on one hand, if furries are to be created, I wouldn't want them to be created as products or slaves, but without the ability to profit, companies are likely to not expend the resources to create them at all!
I'm pleased to announce a furry emailing list for the Las Vegas region has curently been setup and is gaining members. If anyone that sees this is curious or interested (or knows someone who might be), the following link serves as our subscription/info page:
This list isn't exclusive to the Las Vegas region furs, it simply has been setup for the locals of the area to communicate, gather, and discuss. All are welcome to join. :)
LV Furs/Bounder J. Fox
The new trailer for the sequel "Stuart Little 2" is now online at www.apple.com/trailers/columbia/stuart_little_2, viewable with Quicktime 5.
Stuart Little 2, opening July 19, will again be directed by Lion King's Director, Rob Minkoff (who for the 3rd year in a row was sorry for not being able to attend ConFurence, this time because of his current work on Stuart Little 2) and will be starring the voices of Michael J. Fox and Nathan Lane in their recurring roles as Stuart and Snowbell.
Richard Bach, author of the 1970 best-selling inspirational fantasy Jonathan Livingston Seagull, has just launched a new series, "The Ferret Chronicles". The first two, Rescue Ferrets at Sea and Air Ferrets Aloft, will be published in June by Simon & Schuster/Scribner; $15.00 and 176 pages each (which implies that they are being written to a formula). Amazon.com has posted them with pictures of their cover art for pre-publication order sales; presumably plot synopses will be added soon. According to a press release, books 3, 4, and 5 are to be published before the end of 2002.
4Kids Entertainment and Mirage are planning to reintroduce today's generation of kids to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles again, with 26 episodes of a new cartoon series.
This Saturday (5/11), catch a special sneak preview of Spirit: Stallion of the Cimmaron at your local theatres. The showings are at 3pm, but check your local listings to confirm. This sneak preview comes 2 weeks before the official release.
For some reason, Hollywood still thinks that monkeys are funny. Thus, Dreamworks has picked up the project 'Space Monkeys' for animation, about a group of NASA test monkeys in the 1950's. Yay.
From Samual Conway (chairman of Anthrocon) on alt.fan.furry: ""Magic Tom" Hughsted, convention services manager at the Adams Mark, has informed me that we are approaching NINETY PERCENT FULL.
Make your hotel reservations *NOW NOW NOW*!
DO NOT WAIT!"
The LA Times has a very in-depth article detailing the background of Scooby-Doo and the upcoming movie, including some lesser-known facts about those meddling kids.
Club Stripes, a new site with a suite of services for furries, is announcing its new network model. The page may be a bit messy yet, but you can get a sneak peek at what will be offered.
A macsot for the local football (rugby) team was elected mayor in the town of Hartelpool, UK. His pre-election platform was "free bananas for schoolchildren". The full story is here.
Score one for the fursuiters!