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December 4, 2016


Go, Look: 40th Birthday Images Received By Brandon Graham

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If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In The Republic Of Malta, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In Vegas, I'd Go To This

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Happy 55th Birthday, Michael Neno!

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Happy 43rd Birthday, Scott Morse!

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Happy 46th Birthday, Joel Priddy!

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Happy 56th Birthday, Geof Isherwood!

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Happy 52nd Birthday, R. Sikoryak!

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Happy 65th Birthday, Régis Loisel!

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FFF Results Post #466 -- Peace On Earth

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Industry Pairings You'd Like to See Sing A Bowie/Crosby Style Christmas Medley." This is how they responded.

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* Abhay Khosla and Dan DiDio (Oliver Ristau)
* Alan Light and Gary Groth (Dave Knott)
* Alan Moore and Grant Morrison (Dave Knott)
* Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Raina Telgemeier (Tom Spurgeon)
* Andrew MacLean/Tim Truman (Stergios Botzakis)

* Anna Haifisch and Gina Wynbrandt (Oliver Ristau)
* Annie Koyama and Dan Nadel (Nathan Chazan)
* Brandon Graham and Dave Sim (Nathan Chazan)
* Cheryl Lynn Eaton and Brandon Graham (Oliver Ristau)
* Dan Clowes and Seth (Sean Kleefeld)

* Dan Didio/Stan Lee (Stergios Botzakis)
* Dave Sim and Jeff Smith (Dave Knott)
* Erika Moen and Lucy Bellwood (Sean Kleefeld)
* Gary Groth and Joe McCulloch (Tom Spurgeon)
* Chester Brown and Nina Bunjevac (Tom Spurgeon)

* James Kochalka/Seth (Stergios Botzakis)
* Joe McCulloch and Frederick Schodt (Nathan Chazan)
* Kate Beaton/Ramona Fradon (Stergios Botzakis)
* Lynda Barry and Marie Severin (Sean Kleefeld)
* Matt Fraction/Jim Steranko (Stergios Botzakis)

* Mia Schwartz and Frank Cho (Oliver Ristau)
* Michael Deforge and Kazuo Umezu (Nathan Chazan)
* Neil Gaiman and Eddie Campbell (Sean Kleefeld)
* Ramona Fradon and Steve Ditko (Oliver Ristau)
* Sarah Horrocks and Pat Mills (Nathan Chazan)

* Shirtless Scott Adams and Matt Bors (Tom Spurgeon)
* Simon Hanselmann and John Byrne (Tom Spurgeon)
* Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (Dave Knott)
* Steve Ditko and Stan Lee (Sean Kleefeld)
* Ted Rall and Danny Hellman (Dave Knott)

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thanks to all that participated

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December 3, 2016


The Comics Reporter Video Parade


Abhishek Draws


Sarah Glidden Interviewed


A Visit With Liza Donnelly


Lucy Bellwood On Stage


Nadia Khiari Profiled


Two Mikes At OSU
 
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If I Were In Philly, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In Vegas, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In The Republic Of Malta, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This

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Happy 45th Birthday, Grant Goggans!

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Happy 64th Birthday, John Warner!

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Happy 57th Birthday, Mike Saenz!

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Happy 55th Birthday, Don Simpson!

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December 2, 2016


Go, Look: Ashley Robin Franklin

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By Request Extra: Zanadu Comics Launches GoFundMe

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Venerable (in comics terms) Seattle comics store Zanadu has launched a GoFundMe to basically stabilize operations -- that's what the description sounds like to me, anyway. That was the store of my 1990s Seattle, at least in terms of a full-service comics shop in the heart of downtown, where you could find all the superhero comics, most of the alternative comics and things like random volumes of that Wash Tubbs series from back in the day.

I wish the best of luck to Perry and his employees and will look into sending along some money myself.
 
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Go, Look: Art From Nat Turner

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Go, Read: Brian Hibbs On The Struggle Of Comics Retail

Here. The specific observations are more interesting than the assault on the question raised. Hibbs is also happy to mention the minimum wage being raised within certain urban areas as a worrisome thing for smaller businesses, which isn't usually included in those kinds of concerns.

I hope comics can keep its retail arm. It's become a significant advantage, I think, and adds to the art form's attached culture.
 
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Go, Look: The Imitation Man

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