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September 27, 2016


Go, Look: Matt Harrison

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Bundled, Tossed, Untied & Stacked: Publishing News

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* I guess there's an unpublished Mats!? book out there? Our publishing coverage for comics is pretty rough -- there are ton of reasons and not all of them are indolence -- but I'd kill to have a list of unpublished projects of significant size and heft, even if it's just ten pages done.

* Marc Sobel cradles an advance copy of his forthcoming Alan Moore-related book.

* Drew Friedman gives us a look at his recent cover for the comics-friendly American Bystander. That's a comics-friendly publication generally.

* finally, Charles Vess checks the proofs on his new book, Walking Through The Landscape Of Faerie.

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

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

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

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Go, Look: Thrown Together Hiroshi Hirata Images Gallery

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Rob Clough on Hilda And The Stone Forest.

* Jill Pantozzi pens a piece on entertainment writing as it stands today. Entertainment writing is the proper parent group for a lot of writing that gets done about comics.

* don't know that I've ever seen this particular Moebius image. Or this one.

* go, read: Milt Gross book reviews in (mostly) comics form.

* Mike Steyels talks to MariNaomi about the Cartoonists Of Color project. That has a chance to be a mind-changing, life-affirming, significant resource for a very long time.

* here's a list of the best non-fiction comics.

* not comics: there's a lot of talk about this kind of thing recently. I figure everyone has the right to create whatever they art and everyone has the right to criticize the art they want.

* finally, that last panel always makes me laugh.
 
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Happy 89th Birthday, Jack Katz!

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Happy 65th Birthday, Jim Shooter!

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Happy 51st Birthday, Mattt Konture!

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September 26, 2016


OTBP: The Plunge

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Go, Read: KC Green On Appropriation Of Imagery

Here. I think that's reasonably telling and a pretty good outcome all around. Shit happens, so it's good to remember principles that favor creators even if you don't think they apply. It's okay to express yourself to someone if you think they're doing something in a non-optimal way. It's gracious of the creator to say not worry about it and that everyone in the "room" knows that it's the choice of the creator to be gracious, if they want to be.
 
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Go, Look: Russ Heath Sea Devils Covers

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Go, Read: Owner Of A Seattle Venue For Cartoonists Shaken Up By Reminder Of 2012 Gun Violence

Here. That's a central location of the Seattle cartooning community, version 2.0. The idea that places that represent ideas that people don't like, that these places will be subject to bullying and violence, that is a horrible idea for comics makers to have to deal with moving forward.
 
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Go, Look: Olle Forsslof

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Comics By Request: People, Places In Need Of Funding

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* Tara O'Connor could use some Patreon-related help as she faces medical expenses.

image* the Rotland Press crowd-funder for Black Eye #3 is ongoing.

* I'm still interested in this Amiculus fundraiser from an industry perspective, as I think it's the kind of comic that will only ever make around its minimum and will have a hard time raising traditional capital.

* I couldn't get to the article past the advertising screens, but somewhere starting here is an article about some of the psychological triggers involved in crowd-funding campaigns.

* familiar names (to me) with crowd-funders: Kyle Starks, Joamette Gil, Ryan K. Lindsay, Brian Pulido.

* finally, I didn't want to totally miss this Danielle Corsetto crowd-funder, even though I came close. She's well past her initial goals, but you might want to participate.
 
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If I Were In Glasgow, 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 London, I'd Go To This

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

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through October 2016

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

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

September 29
* If I Were In Richmond, I'd Go To This (RZF)

September 30
* If I Were In Richmond, I'd Go To This (RZF)

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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)
* If I Were In Richmond, I'd Go To This (RZF)

October 4
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Naperville, 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
* If I Were In Jersey City, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Chicago, 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
* If I Were In NYC, 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)
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Queens, I'd Go To This

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 10
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This

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

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

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

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)
* If I Were In Decatur, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

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

October 16
* 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 Sherman Oaks, I'd Go To This

October 17
* If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This

October 18
* If I Were In Berkeley, I'd Go To This

October 19
* If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Berkeley, 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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Go, Look: Riley Rossmo Mainstream Comics Imagery

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Tobias Carroll talks to Marguerite Bennett. Steve Morris talks to Joamette Gil.

* go, watch: Farel Dalrymple workspace video.

* Sean Kennedy profiles Katherine Keller. Keller's great; I haven't seen her in years, but we've always traveled in different circles.

* not only is the specific cartoon great, but it's fantastic that the Billy Ireland contributes stuff to The Nib. There's a sensibility to different periods of comics -- different than this one -- that relate really well to issues of our day.

* good gravy, look at this beautiful Jack Kirby page.

* Jason Latour announces something he's doing in response to protests in Charlotte last week.

* finally, Steve Lieber presents the latest greatest story ever told.
 
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Happy 65th Birthday, Tom Veitch!

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Happy 61st Birthday, Stephen Weiner!

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