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February 5, 2016


Go, Read: Seth T. Hahne's Top Comics Of 2015 List

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Go, Read: Habit Forming

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Go, Look: Chantal Montellier's Obituary Comics

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Collective Memory: FIBD 2016

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Links to stories, eyewitness accounts and resources concerning the 2016 edition of Festival International De La Bande Dessinée, held January 29-31 in and around the town of Angoulême.

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Go, Look: Various Prime Time Murphy Anderson Covers

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Any Time This Guy Would Show Up, I Would Quit

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Go, Look: Thrilling Comics Covers

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Go, Read: Bob Fiore On Invisible Ink

I thought Bob Fiore provided a strong reading of Bill Griffith's Invisible Ink with this essay at TCJ.com. That's a book I admire very much, but it's clear to me that not every smart person is going to find an in with a book about a very specific kind of American culture and a subject matter as hard to grasp as the inevitability of history as it plays out on a billion tiny stages. I think we sometimes assume that every admirable book is for everyone, having come from an arts comics culture where every book of reasonably-argued worth was an event in and of itself so precious that for a while this really was the case. That culture of comics is gone in the same way the New York of Bill Griffith's mother is gone.
 
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Go, Buy: Last Gasp Finds Secret Cache Of Undergrounds

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Assembled Extra: New Comics Workbook Site

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Frankie Santoro and his crew of fellow-travelers and Pittsburgh free-thinkers have moved a version of their popular tumblr-based site into a more basic .com effort.

Santoro can boast of a lot of deep, overlapping relationships with alt-comics figures, so his picture of things in the broader sense are always fun and worth seeking out. This looks like a place you can spend some considerable time clicking through various links and recommended destinations.
 
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If I Were In Montreal, I'd Go To This

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

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through March 2016

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February 6
* If I Were In Cedar Rapids, I'd Go To This (Cedar Rapids Comic Con)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This

February 9
* If I Were In New York, I'd Go To This

February 12
* If I Were Near National Harbor, I'd Go To This (Katsucon)
* If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This (LA Art Book Fair)
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (San Diego Comic Fest)
* If I Were In Phoenix, I'd Go To This (Amazing Arizona Comic Con)
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This

February 13
* If I Were Near National Harbor, I'd Go To This (Katsucon)
* If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This (LA Art Book Fair)
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (San Diego Comic Fest)
* If I Were In Phoenix, I'd Go To This (Amazing Arizona Comic Con)
* If I Were Near Dallas, I'd Go To This (Dallas Comic Con Fan Days)
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This

February 14
* If I Were Near National Harbor, I'd Go To This (Katsucon)
* If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This (LA Art Book Fair)
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (San Diego Comic Fest)
* If I Were In Phoenix, I'd Go To This (Amazing Arizona Comic Con)
* If I Were Near Dallas, I'd Go To This (Dallas Comic Con Fan Days)
* If I Were In Melbourne, I'd Go To This (Festival Of The Photocopier)

February 15
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (San Diego Comic Fest)

February 16
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

February 17
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Montreal, I'd Go To This

February 18
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Los Angeles, I'd Go To This

February 19
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Portland)
* If I Were In Brooklyn, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This

February 20
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Portland)
* If I Were In Macon, I'd Go To This (Middle Georgia Comic Convention)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Long Beach, I'd Go To This (Long Beach Comic Expo)

February 21
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Portland)
* If I Were In Macon, I'd Go To This (Middle Georgia Comic Convention)
* If I Were In Long Beach, I'd Go To This (Long Beach Comic Expo)

February 25
* If I Were In Providence, I'd Go To This

February 26
* If I Were In Warren, I'd Go To This (GLCC)
* If I Were In Cleveland, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Cleveland)
* If I Were Near East Lansing, I'd Go To This (MSU Comics Forum)
* If I Were In Brooklyn, I'd Go To This

February 27
* If I Were In Warren, I'd Go To This (GLCC)
* If I Were In Cleveland, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Cleveland)
* If I Were Near East Lansing, I'd Go To This (MSU Comics Forum)

February 28
* If I Were In Cleveland, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Cleveland)
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (FZF)
* If I Were In Jersey City, I'd Go To This

February 29
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This

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March 2
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

March 3
* If I Were In Philadelphia, I'd Go To This

March 4
* If I Were In Princeton, I'd Go To This

March 5
* If I Were In Austin, I'd Go To This (STAPLE!)

March 6
* If I Were In Austin, I'd Go To This (STAPLE!)

March 10
* If I Were In Linz, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)

March 11
* If I Were In Linz, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)

March 12
* If I Were Near Ontario, Oregon, I'd Go To This (Border Town Comic Con)
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This

March 13
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Linz, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)

March 14
* If I Were In Linz, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)

March 15
* If I Were In Berkeley, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Linz, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)

March 16
* If I Were In Linz, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)

March 17
* If I Were In Linz, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)

March 18
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (C2E2)
* If I Were In Las Vegas, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Las Vegas)
* If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Linz, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)
* If I Were In San Jose, I'd Go To This (Silicon Valley Comic Con)

March 19
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (C2E2)
* If I Were In San Jose, I'd Go To This (SVCC)
* If I Were In Las Vegas, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Las Vegas)
* If I Were In Linz, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)
* If I Were In San Jose, I'd Go To This (Silicon Valley Comic Con)

March 20
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (C2E2)
* If I Were In San Jose, I'd Go To This (SVCC)
* If I Were In Las Vegas, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Las Vegas)
* If I Were In Linz, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)
* If I Were In San Jose, I'd Go To This (Silicon Valley Comic Con)

March 23
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This

March 25
* If I Were In Los Angeles, I'd Go To This (WonderCon Los Angeles)
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (DINK)
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This (Sakura Con)

March 26
* If I Were In Los Angeles, I'd Go To This (WonderCon Los Angeles)
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (DINK)
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This (Sakura Con)

March 27
* If I Were In Los Angeles, I'd Go To This (WonderCon Los Angeles)
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This (Sakura Con)

March 29
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

March 30
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

March 31
* If I Were In Minneapolis, I'd Go To This

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Events For March 2016 Onward Listed Here

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Go, Look: Startling Comics

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* all best wishes to Mike Baehr, a longtime Fantagraphics employee who has parted ways with that company. Several times he made my job a whole lot easier just in the course of doing his job: thank you, Mike.

image* Alex Hoffman on Super Cakes. Sean Gaffney on Strike The Blood Vol. 2. Johanna Draper Carlson on Friday Barnes, Girl Detective. Ginnis Tonik on Toil And Trouble #4-5. Tony Venezia on Ghost World. Calvin Reid on Tipping Point. Craig Fischer on Providence. Alex Spencer on Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl.

* in case you were wondering what the wallpaper in Hell looks like, here you go. There's a lot of fun stuff when you back up out of that particular post and look around, for sure.

* I've heard of these Wally Wood diploma, but never seen an image of one.

* go, look: Frenchmen and their books, including comics.

* not comics: people tend to get huffy and weird when writing about Amazon wanting to do brick and mortar retail, but it seems like having those places makes sense to the, so why not? There's a certain kind of customer that likes that experience, and they can use the site tool in the store without being yelled at.

* Mark Maynard talks to Eric Nakamura.

* finally, Moment Of Moore tweeted the link to these three 1980s comics photos in my direction; I don't know that I'd ever seen a photo of Bill Marks before.
 
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Happy 31st Birthday, Katie Skelly!

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Happy 40th Birthday, JT Dockery!

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Happy 50th Birthday, Yuko Tsuno!

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Happy 43rd Birthday, Matteo Piana!

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Happy 48th Birthday, Megan Kelso!

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February 4, 2016


Go, Look: Two Big John Buscema Image Mini-Galleries

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Go, Look: Love Secrets #41

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OTBP: š! #24

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

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Go, Look: Young Love #61

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