Movies: Bearded comedian Zach Galifianakis may be venturing into law enforcing afterlife adventures in the burgeoning Hollywood adaptation of Dark Horse's R.I.P.D. [24 Times]
Manga: Brigid Alverson looks into The Digital Manga Guild, a group of volunteer teams that intend to translate and edit manga with the permission of the publishers and creators.. [Robot6]
Children's Books: Weird Al Yankovic's new kid's book When I Grow Up was inspired, in part, by a guidance counselor crushing his dreams of Mad Magazine cartoonistry at the age of 12. Fortunately, he picked up music down the line. [CNN]
Gaming: The Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds opening sequence is now online. If you've been a fan of the franchise thus far, this should get you suitably pumped for its February 15 release. [Joystiq]
TV: NBC's oft-mockedThe Cape has been downgraded from 13 to 10 episodes. Is this a sign that the show's about to get The Boot? [TV Guide]
Webcomics: Jeff Parker and Erika Moen have launched Bucko, a murder mystery webcomic set in Portland, Ore. As a Portlander, I'm biased, but I'll just tell you it's pretty awesome three pages in. [Bucko]
Toys: If you've ever wanted your own conjoined Ernie or other offbeat stuffed animals, Franken Toys is the Etsy shop for you. [Weirdo Toys]
Arting: Before he partnered with his younger brother to create Axe Cop, Ethan Nicolle scored an Eisner nomination for his humor comic Chumble Spuzz. Now we can watch him draw a page from start to finish thanks to timelapse technology. [Twitter]
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