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January 2, 2014

100 Comics Positives For 2013: The NY Comics & Picture-Story Symposium Soldiered On


I got to attend one of the meetings of the New York Comics & Picture Story Symposium this year to see Ben Katchor -- its driving force -- interview by my friend, the podcaster and very occasional writer-about-comics Gil Roth. I think it's one of the great things in all of comics, and I wish there was one in all of the major cities for comics. I think it's important to provide ways for people to access the art form that isn't buying things, I think it's important to give cartoonists and comics-industry people a chance to present in public, and I think that both of those things end up supporting what I find most valuable about comics: their opportunity for unique personal expression. Seriously, everyone start copying this.

picture swiped from Amy Beadle Roth
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