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Ventura Land

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Ventura Land

Ventura Land

Ventura Land

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura has published a book, and has his own action figure. Now a Minnesota newspaper will start a comic strip to parody the former wrestler. VenturaLand premieres in the St. Paul Pioneer Press the end of this month. The editorial board of the paper had been wanting to find a cartoon based on the Governor for some time. Kevin Lenagh, was just the man to do it, and took the name VenturaLand from a meteorologist who coined it when reporting on the strange weather in Minnesota. Noah talks with Lenagh about drawing the Ventura cartoon. (3:45)

You'll be able to view the comic strip on-line at http://www.pioneerplanet.com in two weeks.