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March 27, 2017


Go, Look: Pete Morisi Splash Pages

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Comics By Request: People, Places In Need Of Funding

By Tom Spurgeon

image* count Sophie Goldstein among the young comics professionals who wish to supplement some of their comics-related income with money made through Patreon.

* the big talked-about thing in my neck of the woods is the current 2D Kickstarter, which looks like it will make it but surely isn't one of those runaway campaigns already over the top. Some attention is still necessary. That new Mirror, Mirror looks good.

* other names popping for me from the crowd-funding realm given a moderate survey are Sandra Bartholomew, Ally Shwed, David Willis and P. Craig Russell.

* finally, the Zanadu Comics gofundme was still active as of eight days ago. The Seattle institution put that up a while back for help with some capital necessary to make the whole operation run more smoothly.
 
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Go, Look: Imagery From The Studio

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Go, Look: Eerie Sci-Fi Cover Gallery

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Rob Clough on various minis from Andrew Alexander.

* last week in listicles brought us a list of 13 places in Portland for comics. I get exhausted with that much clicking, but I do know that beautiful city has a bunch of great places to interact with comics.

* Caroline Winter profiles Scott Adams.

* I'm always supportive of people talking about comics money with real numbers in play.

* finally, the one piece of original art I purchased this weekend at the Columbus small-press show SPACE was from Alec Valerius, if you need another young cartoonist to follow on Twitter.
 
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Happy 41st Birthday, Ivan Brandon!

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Happy 68th Birthday, Mike Friedrich!

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Happy 90th Birthday, Hy Eisman!

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Happy 95th Birthday, Murray Olderman!

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March 26, 2017


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

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

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

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Happy 42nd Birthday, Bill Kartalopoulos!

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Happy 61st Birthday, Mark Verheiden!

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Happy 64th Birthday, David Boswell!

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Happy 44th Birthday, Greg McElhatton!

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Happy 56th Birthday, Mitch O'Connell!

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Happy 69th Birthday, José Luis Garcia Lopez!

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Happy 66th Birthday, Brian Bolland!

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FFF Results Post #473 -- Night, Night, Night

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Scenes From The Comics That Took Place At Night." This is how they responded.

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Evan Dorkin

1. Alec MacGarry falls asleep by the turnpike.
2. Prince Valiant dons the goose skin mask.
3. The police find Speedy Ortiz's car.
4. Ben Grimm stands alone in the pouring rain.
5. Mr. O'Malley crash-lands through Barnaby's opened window.

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Michael Dooley

1. Hey, look: I can't shut off my nose.
2. Shermlock spies a much more suspicious character to follow.
3. Jewish vampire.
4. A Thunderbird driver parked his car in the clothes closet.
5. The hell with Wilma!

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Michael Buntag

1. Calvin and the monsters under his bed.
2. The birth of Hellboy.
3. Rose ventures out to battle Balsaad.
4. Emma and William kiss inside the Crystal Palace.
5. Val Castillo's peeping tom activities.

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Buzz Dixon

1. The Dark Knight returns "I'm born again..."
2. Marv asks a question, and he asks very, very hard
3. Cerebus meets the Roach for the first (but far from last) time
4. Arlo And Janis play hey-diddle-diddle
5. Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin again and again and again...

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Tom Spurgeon

1. Maggie In The Diner
2. Zot and Jenny Kiss
3. Kitty Pryde Pursued By Other-Dimensional Demon
4. Charlie Brown Lies Awake At Night
5. Gordon and Essen Kissing

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Michael Grabowski

1. The Night Gwen Stacy Died
2. Weisshaupt lights the cannon ("Boom")
3. "The Night After" by Ottavani & Barr, Two-Fisted Science. "In 1938, Hans Bethe discovered how stars shine. We still don't know why they're pretty."
4. Gull kills Marie Kelly.
5. Glenn Ganges tries to sleep.

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March 25, 2017


The Comics Reporter Video Parade


Commercial For K Thor Jensen's Cloud Stories


Dame Darcy And Skippy Spiral Off To Market


Jean-Pierre Gibrat Making Art
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Trailer For Skip Williamson Documentary
 
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Festivals Extra: Carol Tyler's Jay Lynch Tribute 2017 PIX Poster To Raise Funds For Cartoonists

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Go, Look: Adventure

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

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

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