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April 18, 2015


The Comics Reporter Video Parade


Art Spiegelman In Portland, 1991


Micro-Press And Beyond Panel, SPX 2014


Raina Telgemeier Panel At SPX 2014


Boulet Draws


Garry Trudeau On Charlie Hebdo


Footage And Interviews From MoCCA Festival 2015
 
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Not Comics: Dugald Stewart Walker Illustrations

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If I Were Near San Jose, I'd Go To This

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If I Were Near The Gold Coast, I'd Go To This

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

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

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

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

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

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through May 2015

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April 19
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Linework NW)
* If I Were Near San Jose, I'd Go To This (Big Wow Comicfest)
* If I Were In Adelaide, I'd Go To This (Oz Comic Con)
* If I Were Near The Gold Coast, I'd Go To This (Supanova Pop Culture Expo)
* If I Were In Tucson, I'd Go To This (TAPE)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This

April 23
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This

April 24
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (C2E2)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (ICE)

April 25
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (C2E2)
* If I Were Near Saratoga, I'd Go To This (ChaseCon)
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (Brooklyn Zine Fest)
* If I Were Near Knoxville, I'd Go To This (Marble City)
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This

April 26
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (C2E2)
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (Brooklyn Zine Fest)
* If I Were Near Knoxville, I'd Go To This (Marble City)

April 28
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This

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

April 30
* If I Were In Ottawa, I'd Go To This

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May 2
* If I Were Near Jonesboro, I'd Go To This

May 3
* If I Were Near Jonesboro, I'd Go To This

May 7
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (Queers & Comics)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This

May 8
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (Queers & Comics)
* If I Were In Jacksonville, I'd Go To This (Collective Con)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (TCAF)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (Chicago Zine Fest)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This
* If I Were Near Dartmouth, I'd Go To This

May 9
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (TCAF)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (Chicago Zine Fest)
* If I Were In Athens, I'd Go To This (Ratha Con)
* If I Were In Jacksonville, I'd Go To This (Collective Con)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This
* If I Were Near Dartmouth, I'd Go To This

May 10
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (TCAF)
* If I Were In Jacksonville, I'd Go To This (Collective Con)
* If I Were Near Dartmouth, I'd Go To This

May 14
* If I Were In Atlantic City, I'd Go To This (ACBC)

May 15
* If I Were In Atlantic City, I'd Go To This (ACBC)

May 16
* If I Were In Atlantic City, I'd Go To This (ACBC)
* If I Were In St. Paul, I'd Go To This (MCBA)
* If I Were In Fort Wayne, I'd Go To This (Appleseed Comic Con)

May 17
* If I Were In Atlantic City, I'd Go To This (ACBC)
* If I Were In Portland, Maine, I'd Go To This (MeCAF)
* If I Were In St. Paul, I'd Go To This (MCBA)
* If I Were In Fort Wayne, I'd Go To This (Appleseed Comic Con)

May 22
* If I Were In Puerto Rico, I'd Go To This (PRCC)
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This (Comicpalooza)
* If I Were In Kansas City, I'd Go To This (Spectrum)

May 23
* If I Were In Vancouver, I'd Go To This (VanCAF)
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (Denver Comic Con)
* If I Were In Puerto Rico, I'd Go To This (PRCC)
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This (Comicpalooza)
* If I Were In Kansas City, I'd Go To This (Spectrum)

May 24
* If I Were In Vancouver, I'd Go To This (VanCAF)
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (Denver Comic Con)
* If I Were In Puerto Rico, I'd Go To This (PRCC)
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This (Comicpalooza)
* If I Were In Kansas City, I'd Go To This (Spectrum)
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This (DIY Cultures 2015)

May 25
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (Denver Comic Con)
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This (Comicpalooza)

May 28
* If I Were In Phoenix, I'd Go To This (Phoenix Comicon)

May 29
* If I Were In DC, I'd Go To This (Awesome Con DC)
* If I Were In Phoenix, I'd Go To This (Phoenix Comicon)
* If I Were In Dallas, I'd Go To This (Expo Dallas)

May 30
* If I Were In DC, I'd Go To This (Awesome Con DC)
* If I Were In Phoenix, I'd Go To This (Phoenix Comicon)
* If I Were In Dallas, I'd Go To This (Expo Dallas)
* If I Were Near Lyon, I'd Go To This (Fanzine Camping)
* If I Were In Spokane, I'd Go To This (Lilac City Comicon)

May 31
* If I Were In DC, I'd Go To This (Awesome Con Dc)
* If I Were In Phoenix, I'd Go To This (Phoenix Comicon)
* If I Were In Dallas, I'd Go To This (Expo Dallas)
* If I Were Near Lyon, I'd Go To This (Fanzine Camping)

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Events For June 2015 Onward Listed Here

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Happy 63rd Birthday, Roger Salick!

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Happy 55th Birthday, Darryl Cunningham!


 
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Happy 58th Birthday, Thierry Groensteen!


 
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April 17, 2015


Go, Look: Dadu Shin

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Go, Look: A Selection Of Drawings By Cary Nord

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Go, Read: Public Facebook Thread On Exclusion Issues At Cons And Festivals

There's a Facebook thread here started by Stephen Bissette engaged with the issue of conventions, taking the view that those who don't make it into the shows are being excluded from those shows, that those that don't make it into shows in general are being generally excluded, and that some sort of reaction to that exclusion may be necessitated.

There's a lot to chew on in there, and I recommend it to anyone that wants to make money doing comics in the next ten years. I spoke up late from my own perspective, but the meat of it is a four- or five-message exchange between Bissette and Bill Kartalopoulos.
 
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Go, Look: My 22-Year (Artistic) Affair With Hillary

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Go, Read: Bart Beaty On Archie Comics For The Walrus

Bart Beaty's most recent book is Twelve-Cent Archie, a multi-faceted analysis of a significant chunk of Archie's publishing history. He writes about various aspects of those comics here, in an article that's been taken out from behind the publication's paywall.

I'm marking it for my own enjoyment as much as anything, as I haven't read the article yet, but Beaty is always solid and that book is fun. It seems like the perfect article for a Friday afternoon.
 
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Go, Look: My Lord And Master!

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Collective Memory: Herb Trimpe, RIP

imageCommentary and reaction around the Internet to the passing of the mainstream comics industry veteran Herb Trimpe (1939-2015).

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Institutional
* Lambiek
* Personal Site
* Wikipedia Entry

Miscellaneous
* Brian Cronin Profile (2008)
* Cool Cover Profile (2008)
* Guest Editorial In New York Times Magazine (2000)
* Mark Evanier Profile (2006)
* Spotlight On Herb Trimpe (2011)
* Ungoliantschilde

Posted In Memory
* Biff Bam Pop
* Blastr
* Bleeding Cool

* CBR
* ComicBook.com
* Comics Alliance
* Comics Should Be Good

* Den Of Geek

* Hollywood Reporter

* International Business Times
* io9

* Jim Salicrup
* Johnny Bacardi

* Mark Evanier
* Mike Sterling

* Nerd Reactor
* Newsarama
* NY Post

* Observer

* Seiberton

* Tony Isabella

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OTBP: The Tragedy Series

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Collective Memory: MoCCA Festival 2015

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Links to stories, eyewitness accounts and resources concerning the 2015 edition of the MoCCA Arts Festival, held April 11-12 at Center548 and The High Line Hotel in NYC.

This entry will continue to be updated for as long as people

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Institutional
* Con Site
* Host Building 01
* Host Building 02
* Host City

Blog Entries
* Andy Brown
* Joe Ollmann
* Robot 6
* The Beat (Indexed)

Facebook
* Event Page

News Stories And Columns
* AMNY

Photos
* Annie Koyama
* Calvin Reid
* Gil Roth
* Josh Bayer
* Julia Wertz
* Keren Katz
* MoCCA Arts Fest

Twitter
* Event Account
* Event Hashtag

Video
* Team A-Go-Go

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Go, Look: Frank Frazetta B&W Ink Drawings

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Go, Read: Ron Richards' Farewell Message Re: Image

It's here. That went up yesterday. Richards' departure from the publisher is the second in as many weeks, with Jennifer De Guzman departing before him.

Richards' formal title was Director of Business Development, but he may have had his hands in a ton of pies at a company like that. I think of him as putting some general directives in place in terms of marketing, social media and big-show presence, and I assume he gets some if not a significant amount of credit for Image's mostly-successfuly, con-like Image Expos. The company has certainly grown over the last couple of years during the time that he's been on board.

I would assume that some people will put some stock in his naming the majority as praiseworthy rather than the entirety -- that even jumped out at me, and I'm pretty ignorant of anything going on at any of the companies in a way that would have me parsing phrases like that one.

It doesn't sound like he has any immediate plans. I wish him the best in terms of figuring that out.
 
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Go, Look: Astonishing Tales #1-4

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