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News briefs for May 14, 2009
» Gerald Scarfe, cartoonist and illustrator who directed animation for Walt Disney’s Hercules, will host this year’s annual Dundee Literary Festival in Dundee England. Festival runs June 25 to 28.
» Stone Soup creator Jan Eliot on cartooning and blogging: “Being online doesn’t give me ideas. Daydreaming does.”
» Speaking once again of Jan Eliot, she’ll have her comic drawings exhibited and available for auction at the 2009 Cartoon and Graphics Gallery May 16-17 during the Venice Art Walk.
» Washington state has passed a law giving newspapers a 40% tax reduction on their business tax. The law seeks to help struggling newspapers. The tax cut is similar to previous industry specific cuts for Boeing and the timber companies.