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May 1, 2016


Go, Look: On Making A Retro-Marvel Calendar

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Settling In: An Amazing Perk Of Working In Comics

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I'm working on making my house more of a home, and that means getting some art up on the walls. Like a lot of people in comics, I'm blessed with a lot of comics art and comics-related art. I have about ten pieces up right now. I cheap-framed 11 of them yesterday (I'll begin a cycle of proper framing when I own a home).

Very little of my initial collection is left, the pieces I bought from friends in Seattle (my first original art buy was a JR Williams; I was new enough in town I got lost on the way home from the downtown gallery). I've just moved too many times, and some of the extras-per-artist went to charity auctions or in some cases were re-gifted to better homes with more fervent fans. I also parted ways with a Peanuts daily a few years back; I talked about that on the site.

The above are all cool pieces of art, the vast majority gifts from third-party friends or from the artists themselves. Every one means a great deal to me and brings with it a personal memory. I'm happy to share my life with them when I'm taking care of my personal life well enough to have a place with material up on walls. I have room for about five more in this space, and making that decision is going to be rough. Even so, I wish I had kept more event posters. Those are the quirkiest and most fun.

I'll delete this post tomorrow, as I couldn't figure out a way to write it without sounding braggy. I swear that wasn't my first thought. My initial impulse was that there's so much going on with comics in 2016 that's been rough, and seeing this list on my desk this morning gave me a smile. I thought it might inspire some of you to take some extra enjoyment from some of the cool objects -- and the life-long, edifying relationships behind them -- this grand medium has afforded us.
 
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Go, Look: My Pitch Philosophy

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Go, Look: Elijah Brubaker Loves Richard Corben

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

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

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through June 2016

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May 1
* If I Were In Indiana, I'd Go To This (Indiana Comic Con)

May 3
* If I Were In Winnipeg, I'd Go To This

May 6
* If I Were In Minneapolis, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Minneapolis)

May 7
* If I Were Near A Comic Shop, I'd Participate In This (FCBD)
* If I Were In Minneapolis, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Minneapolis)

May 8
* If I Were In Minneapolis, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Minneapolis)

May 13
* If I Were In Des Moines, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Des Moines)
* If I Were Near Detroit, I'd Go To This (Motor City Comic Con)
* If I Were In Santa Cruz, I'd Go To This

May 14
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (TCAF)
* If I Were In Des Moines, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Des Moines)
* If I Were Near Detroit, I'd Go To This (Motor City Comic Con)
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Cupertino, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Pickerington, I'd Go To This (Big Comic Show)
* If I Were In Minneapolis, I'd Go To This (MSP ComiCon 2016)

May 15
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (TCAF)
* If I Were In Des Moines, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Des Moines)
* If I Were Near Detroit, I'd Go To This (Motor City Comic Con)
* If I Were In Merced, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Minneapolis, I'd Go To This (MSP ComiCon 2016)

May 21
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Linework NW)

May 22
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Linework NW)

May 26
* If I Were In Erlangen, I'd Go To This (Internationaler Comic Salon Erlangen)
* If I Were In Montreal, I'd Go To This

May 27
* If I Were In Erlangen, I'd Go To This (Internationaler Comic Salon Erlangen)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (Anime North)
* If I Were In Montreal, I'd Go To This (Festival BD de Montreal)

May 28
* If I Were In Erlangen, I'd Go To This (Internationaler Comic Salon Erlangen)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (Anime North)
* If I Were In Montreal, I'd Go To This (Festival BD de Montreal)

May 29
* If I Were In Erlangen, I'd Go To This (Internationaler Comic Salon Erlangen)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (Anime North)
* If I Were In Montreal, I'd Go To This (Festival BD de Montreal)
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This (DIY Cultures)

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June 2
* If I Were In Philadelphia, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Philadelphia)

June 3
* If I Were In Philadelphia, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Philadelphia)
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This

June 4
* If I Were In West Virginia, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Philadelphia, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Philadelphia)

June 5
* If I Were In Philadelphia, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Philadelphia)

June 11
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (CAKE)

June 12
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (CAKE)

June 17
* If I Were In Charlotte, I'd Go To This (HeroesCon)
* If I Were In Sacramento, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Sacramento)

June 18
* If I Were In Charlotte, I'd Go To This (HeroesCon)
* If I Were In Sacramento, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Sacramento)

June 19
* If I Were In Charlotte, I'd Go To This (HeroesCon)
* If I Were In Sacramento, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Sacramento)

June 24
* If I Were In Albuquerque, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Albuquerque)

June 25
* If I Were In Albuquerque, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Albuquerque)

June 26
* If I Were In Albuquerque, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Albuquerque)

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Events For July 2016 Onward Listed Here

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Happy 41st Birthday, Matt Silady!

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Happy 46th Birthday, Mark Robert Bourne!

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Happy 76th Birthday, Alex Niño!

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Happy 67th Birthday, Tom De Haven!

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Happy 49th Birthday, Chris Pitzer!

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Happy 60th Birthday, Phil Foglio!

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Happy 60th Birthday, Tim Sale!

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April 30, 2016


The Comics Reporter Video Parade


A Sales Video Some Folks E-Mailed Me


Colleen Coover Making A Bandette Cover


An Interview With Eraklis Petmezas


Sir Alfred No. 3 Previewed


CBS Sacramento On Jack Ohman
 
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Not Comics: Keith Burns Exhibition Report

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

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

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Happy 55th Birthday, Andrew Mansell!

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everyone's favorite thing about everyone's favorite old-timey con
 
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Happy 41st Birthday, Ben Catmull!

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Happy 51st Birthday, Nat Gertler!

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Happy 51st Birthday, Greg Holfeld!

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April 29, 2016


Go, Look: Raul Burgos Paredes On Fumetto 2016

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VT Thomas, RIP

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Go, Look: Kill Six Billion Demons

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