Serusis is the title of a new 5-issue full-color comic mini-series coming late in June from Big Dog Ink. “Planet Serusis is under the control of the Reliton army and its ruthless leader, Snogard. In an attempt to save their world, two Serusisans kidnap a group of humans in the hopes that they will be able to access the secrets of the creators of Serusis itself. Four humans versus the Reliton army? Good luck with that.” The Serusisans, by the way, resemble large snakes with terrific hairdo’s. The Relitons are big reptiles too, with four limbs and lots of attitude. This all-ages series is written by Tom Hutchison (Critter) and illustrated by Owen Gieni (Avengelyne). Things From Another World has more.
Another furry novel list has recently made its debut on the web. The new Furry Book List is maintained by Xenia Arrick, aka Swandog.
The original, of course, is the Furry Novel List originally created by Dan Lorey and currently maintained by Dave Farrance (this is the one that gets posted to alt.fan.furry and a couple of other newsgroups twice a month).
KATU is reporting that a Portland student will not have her picture in the yearbook because she has her pet rat on her shoulder. The picture is in the article.
From cartoonresearch.com: A VH1 Press Release says:
"Ren & Stimpy,'' the classic, music-filled cartoon about a churlish Chihuahua and his brain-frazzled feline friend -- and their outre adventures with hairballs, George Liquor, rubber nipples and screamin' lederhosen -- have returned to TV every night on VH1 at midnight, all through December through New Year's Eve.
From cartoonresearch.com: If closing the Warner Bros. Studio stores wasn't bad enough...
Warner Bros. and Sanrio have entered into an agreement under which they will develop and launch co-branded merchandise featuring the popular characters Tweety and Hello Kitty.
The agreement, which calls for merchandise to be sold exclusively at Sanrio locations throughout Japan and most of Asia, is the first time industry-leading companies have partnered to develop and market a co-brand featuring their popular characters.
Merchandise featuring the new co-stars will launch in March 2002 in Japan. Click here to read the press release.
The Associated Press reports thar Seymour Reit, author, illustrator, and one of the creators of Casper the Friendly Ghost, died November 21. He was 83.
For many years Reit wrote for Archie comics and Mad magazine. In addition to several nonfiction books for adults, Reith wrote over 80 children's books, including one of the more famous books about Balto, the lead dog of a sled team that carried serum needed to end a diptheria epidemic to the town of Nome, Alaska in 1925.
Word from Don Featherstone, inventor of the pink flamingo, though The Annals of Improbable Results is that folks are trying to imitate the origional pink plastic flamingo. The gist is that if you look under the tail, and it has Don's signature cast into it, it's authentic and you should buy it. If not, it's a fake and you should boycott the makers.
Further Confusion has bad, good and even better news about our expected
visit from Kirshner this year. First the bad news; due to a scheduling
snafu that caused a double booking of our convention weekend, Kirshner
will not be able to attend with their cats.
Now the good news! We have contacted Ron Whitfield, of Marine World
Africa fame, and scheduled a visit from him and one of his gorgeous tigers
to replace the expected visit from Kirshner's tiger!
Over 250 elephants, tigers, rare bears, and leopards have been estimated to have been killed in Cambodia and it's provinces in the last 18 months. Estimates aren't available for 21 of the 24 provinces of this war torn country, but the rare animals being removed from populations currently estimated at 500 elephants, 200 tigers and even less leopards is astounding. Many of these illegal hunting operations involve the police and military. Outsiders fear these rare tigers and elephant sub species will become extinct in the near future.
'Featheries' might be interested to know that scientists have found that some birds, like some primates, show a preference for one side of the body to the other.
Pacific crows have been studied making tools to gather insects inside holes and tunnels, like the type chimpanzees use. Unlike chimps, these birds make much more delicate, refined tools. Scientists say their results point towards handedness being a product of being able to carry out complex sequences of actions, like those in tool making or talking.
On Wednesday, the predecessor to all you're viewing now celebrated the 10th anniversary of its conception. Created by Dr Paul Kunz for the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center's information database, it helped excite other scientists about the potential of the 'world wide web' and its uses as an academic tool.
The interface, though gross and plain by our standards, was a vast improvement to its predesessors, so much so that there's now an estimated 500 million people on the 'web' in 10 short years.
Another in a long line of 'bear suits', invented by the crazy Canadian Troy Hurtubise was ripped to shreds after seeming to scare the Kodiak bear test subject. The bear's trainer didn't want to have Hurtubise in the same cage as the bear, but agreed to have a suit on a dummy tested with his bear. Mr. Hurtubise said, after the chain mail suit was ripped to pieces "I should have used shark chainmail. Instead, I sent away for butcher's chainmail from France." He's now planning a full contact test in the spring of 2002 .
FurEauction Newsletter for December 2001
This is a noteworthy event as that's where AnthroCon for the next few years is/was going to be held.
Click here to read the e-article from the Philadelphia Inquirer:
Quoted from The-Last-Unicorn.net:
Now The Last Unicorn will be soon a magical fantasy film - a complete new re-creation of the novel, newly rewritten for the screen by Peter S. Beagle. A worldwide movie event with outstanding actors, fantastic sets and locations, wildlife, and trained animals, seamlessly blended with computer-created, realistic creatures and fantasy worlds. We call it Magical Realism.
Mwalimu writes: I was able to access all three of these strips just now, and haven't encountered any particular difficulty over the last few days for the two I follow regularly. Fans of another strip, Wyldfire, might be interested to know that it (and its parent website, MPrints) recently moved to a new address. It can now be found at http://home.attbi.com/~mprints/wfire.html.