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September 25, 2016


Assembled Extra: Chris Ware Makes Touch Sensitive Available As Stand-Alone For iPads

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Click through the image. This was an iPad exclusive and thus remains one, but it's available outside of its presence nestled within a no-longer-exists McSweeney's app. Also, Chris Ware has a Facebook page.
 
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CAPA-alpha, RIP

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Link through the image, one of the great Bill Schelly's covers for the publication.

Except for the nice people involved in fandom back then who are still with us, this fan publication was kind of the last surviving entity of the golden age of fandom. It will end in December, and have a digital-only afterlife.
 
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OTBP: How To Be Perfect

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

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

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If I Were In Mexico City, I'd Go To This

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through October 2016

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September 26
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Glasgow, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Alexandria, I'd Go To This

September 27
* If I Were In Manchester, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

September 28
* If I Were In Dublin, I'd Go To This

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October 1
* If I Were In Oregon, I'd Go To This
* If I Were Near Bristol, I'd Go To This (BCZF)

October 4
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

October 5
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

October 6
* If I Were In New York, I'd Go To This (NYCC)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This

October 7
* If I Were In New York, I'd Go To This (NYCC)
* If I Were In Ashburton, I'd Go To This

October 8
* If I Were In New York, I'd Go To This (NYCC)
* If I Were In San Jose, I'd Go To This (APE)

October 9
* If I Were In New York, I'd Go To This (NYCC)
* If I Were In San Jose, I'd Go To This (APE)

October 11
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

October 12
* If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This

October 13
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)

October 14
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)
* If I Were In Kendal, I'd Go To This (LICAF)
* If I Were In St. Louis, I'd Go To This (St. Louis Small Press Expo)

October 15
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)
* If I Were In Kendal, I'd Go To This (LICAF)
* If I Were In St. Louis, I'd Go To This (St. Louis Small Press Expo)

October 16
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)
* If I Were In Kendal, I'd Go To This (LICAF)

October 19
* If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This

October 20
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

October 21
* If I Were In Tulsa, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Tulsa)

October 22
* If I Were In Tulsa, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Tulsa)
* If I Were In Dearborn, I'd Go To This (Comique Con)

October 23
* If I Were In Tulsa, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Tulsa)

October 25
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

October 28
* If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This (Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo)
* If I Were In Tampa Bay, I'd Go To This (MegaCon Tampa Bay)
* If I Were Near Lucca, I'd Go To This (Lucca Comics & Games)

October 29
* If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This (Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo)
* If I Were In Cambridge, I'd Go To This (MICE)
* If I Were In Tampa Bay, I'd Go To This (MegaCon Tampa Bay)
* If I Were Near Lucca, I'd Go To This (Lucca Comics & Games)
* If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This

October 30
* If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This (Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo)
* If I Were In Cambridge, I'd Go To This (MICE)
* If I Were In Tampa Bay, I'd Go To This (MegaCon Tampa Bay)
* If I Were Near Lucca, I'd Go To This (Lucca Comics & Games)

October 31
* If I Were Near Lucca, I'd Go To This (Lucca Comics & Games)

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Events For November 2016 Onward Listed Here

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Happy 73rd Birthday, Massimo Mattioli!

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Happy 46th Birthday, Paul Pope!

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Happy 63rd Birthday, Bob Layton!

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September 24, 2016


The Comics Reporter Video Parade


TruthDig On Political Cartooning



A Pair Of Keith Knight-Related Videos


Rod Emmerson On Eaten Fish


Storia Di Mu
 
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Go, Read: Los Bros Profiled, Interviewed

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One thing that's slightly different about this piece is that they engage a bit with Jaime and Beto's fans, like the young woman above, and how important it is in general for people to be able to see themselves in meaningful works of fiction. Also shining through is the underlying good sense of their punk outlook: to do work for a smaller audience that's meaningful and personal to you. That never stops being wise, even in a world where some would assert the only value is maximum profit and be celebrated for saying so.

Bonus: Jaime is funny in this one, and his sense of humor doesn't always come out in interviews. Go, read.
 
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CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from September 17 to September 23, 2016:

1. Gene Luen Yang wins a MacArthur Fellowship.

2. SPX wraps up another hugely successful year in Bethesda and announces dates through 2019.

3. Female cartoonists and young cartoonists dominated the Ignatz Awards, with young female cartoonist Tillie Walden winning two. Noah Van Sciver broke what I think may be the longest stretch of nominations without a win by taking one home.

Winner Of The Week
Yang.

Losers Of The Week
Those of us that can't remember our comiXology passwords. Okay, I know I promised to never make jokes like that, but I couldn't think of anyone that really stuck out as a loser other than Scott Adams' latest presidential election look-at-me antics, and I don't want to link to those. That's a resonably interesting announcement, too, Koyama going in wit the Amazon digital program like that. I thought she might drift around on the edges of that kind of commitment for a while yet.

Quote Of The Week
"We weren't raised to go grab the gold ring. We were raised to get along and survive." -- Jaime Hernandez

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this year's comics images are from Fawcett

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Go, Look: Be Good

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

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

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

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

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

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If I Were In Mexico City, I'd Go To This

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

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If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through October 2016

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*****

September 25
* If I Were In Providence, I'd Go To This (RIPE)
* If I Were In Austin, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Austin)
* If I Were In Mexico City, I'd Go To This (La Mole Comic Con Internacional)

September 26
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Glasgow, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Alexandria, I'd Go To This

September 27
* If I Were In Manchester, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

September 28
* If I Were In Dublin, I'd Go To This

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October 1
* If I Were In Oregon, I'd Go To This
* If I Were Near Bristol, I'd Go To This (BCZF)

October 4
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

October 5
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

October 6
* If I Were In New York, I'd Go To This (NYCC)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This

October 7
* If I Were In New York, I'd Go To This (NYCC)
* If I Were In Ashburton, I'd Go To This

October 8
* If I Were In New York, I'd Go To This (NYCC)
* If I Were In San Jose, I'd Go To This (APE)

October 9
* If I Were In New York, I'd Go To This (NYCC)
* If I Were In San Jose, I'd Go To This (APE)

October 11
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

October 12
* If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This

October 13
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)

October 14
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)
* If I Were In Kendal, I'd Go To This (LICAF)
* If I Were In St. Louis, I'd Go To This (St. Louis Small Press Expo)

October 15
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)
* If I Were In Kendal, I'd Go To This (LICAF)
* If I Were In St. Louis, I'd Go To This (St. Louis Small Press Expo)

October 16
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)
* If I Were In Kendal, I'd Go To This (LICAF)

October 19
* If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This

October 20
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

October 21
* If I Were In Tulsa, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Tulsa)

October 22
* If I Were In Tulsa, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Tulsa)
* If I Were In Dearborn, I'd Go To This (Comique Con)

October 23
* If I Were In Tulsa, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Tulsa)

October 25
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

October 28
* If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This (Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo)
* If I Were In Tampa Bay, I'd Go To This (MegaCon Tampa Bay)
* If I Were Near Lucca, I'd Go To This (Lucca Comics & Games)

October 29
* If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This (Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo)
* If I Were In Cambridge, I'd Go To This (MICE)
* If I Were In Tampa Bay, I'd Go To This (MegaCon Tampa Bay)
* If I Were Near Lucca, I'd Go To This (Lucca Comics & Games)
* If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This

October 30
* If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This (Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo)
* If I Were In Cambridge, I'd Go To This (MICE)
* If I Were In Tampa Bay, I'd Go To This (MegaCon Tampa Bay)
* If I Were Near Lucca, I'd Go To This (Lucca Comics & Games)

October 31
* If I Were Near Lucca, I'd Go To This (Lucca Comics & Games)

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Events For November 2016 Onward Listed Here

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Happy 49th Birthday, Shinobu Kaitani!

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Happy 33rd Birthday, Sophia Wiedeman!

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