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Thomas Pynchon Comic Strip

pynchoncomic.jpgWith all the news about famous newspaper comics (Little Orphan Annie and Cathy) ending last week, we decided to highlight a comic strip we wish would be syndicated–a 2003 comic about the mysterious life of reclusive novelist Thomas Pynchon.

Entitled Thomas Pynchon, Man of Mystery, the strip (pictured) was created by Kelly Shane and Woody Compton. The strip creators also produced a funny strip mashing up the work of beat legend William Burroughs and Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Here’s more about the strip: “[It is] based on the life of reclusive postmodern novelist Thomas Pynchon. Conceived as part of a series entitled Is This Tomorrow?, the piece portrays the writer in several guises, and recounts brief anecdotes from his life.” (Via Maud Newton)

Disney Shelves Michael Chabon’s Adaptation of Jules Verne Novel

DSC_0357.jpgDisney has stopped production on a projected $150-million adaptation of a classic Jules Verne novel, a script co-written by novelist Michael Chabon (pictured, via).

According to the LA Times, Walt Disney Studios head Rich Ross axed the project that began under his predecessor; an adaptation entitled: “Captain Nemo: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” The film studio had already spent a reported $10 million assembling the crew for the movie. Towards the end of the article, an anonymous source speculated that production could eventually resume.

Here’s more from the article: “Chabon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ‘The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay,’ had just written a draft of the Burbank studio’s forthcoming production ‘John Carter of Mars,’ an adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel and the first live-action film to be directed by Pixar Animation Studios director Andrew Stanton.” (Via.)