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December 10, 2017


Go, Look: Fun Silver-Age Spectre Cover Images

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If I Were Near Catford, I'd Go To This

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

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through December 2017

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December 13
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

December 27
* If I Were In Des Moines, I'd Go To This

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Events For December 2017 Onward Listed Here

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Happy 39th Birthday, Jason Leivian!

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Happy 58th Birthday, Chas Truog!

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December 9, 2017


Go, Look: One Dollar

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

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

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

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If I Were Near DC, I'd Go To This

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

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Happy 59th Birthday, Jack Ruttan!

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Happy 39th Birthday, Nate Neal!

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Happy 59th Birthday, Kelly Alder!

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December 8, 2017


Go, Look: Roundvision

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Assembled, Zipped, Transferred And Downloaded: News From Digital

There's no story going on right now in all of comics that matches the Patreon fee-adjustment story, summarized and explained pretty well here. Basically, the subscription service is taking a bigger chunk of what they're charging by shifting the fee for processing payments onto users and raising the price accordingly. The end result is a lot of supporters dumping accounts that suddenly cost them a bunch more -- or, what is more likely, adjust the number of projects/etc. they support at a flat amount to fit that flat amount.

Anecdotal evidence suggests that a lot of people in comics -- where a lot of projects depend on low per-patronage amount of money -- are already feeling the effect. I'm against any switch in policy that costs artists money and will note that Michael DeForge has long pointed out the weakness of strategies dependent on so many middlemen and their desire to maximize profit.
 
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If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This

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Go, Listen: Process Party On Comics Journalism

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Go, Look: Paul Rivoche Draws Star Trek-Related Stuff

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Gabriele Di Fazio talks to Conor Stechschulte.

* even with a goofy purpose fueling the art, watching a Jack Kirby piece come together is a lot of fun.

* buy some comics on eBay.

* finally, Mike Mignola draws Wolverine and Cable.
 
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Happy 74th Birthday, Kenneth Smith!

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Happy 50th Birthday, David Lasky!

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Happy 55th Birthday, Erik Larsen!

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December 7, 2017


Go, Look: Young And Dumb Inside

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