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November 20, 2018


Go, Look: Heat Relief

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Go, Look: Why Your Trump And Putin Gay Jokes Aren't Funny

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

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

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through December 2018

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November 25
* If I Were In Cleveland, I'd Go To This (Genghis Con)

November 29
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This

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December 7
* If I Were In Delhi, I'd Go To This (Delhi Comic Con)
* If I Were In Paris, I'd Go To This (SOBD)

December 8
* If I Were In Las Vegas, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Delhi, I'd Go To This (Delhi Comic Con)
* If I Were In Paris, I'd Go To This (SOBD)

December 9
* If I Were In Delhi, I'd Go To This (Delhi Comic Con)
* If I Were In Paris, I'd Go To This (SOBD)

December 11
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This

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

December 18
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

December 22
* If I Were In Mumbai, I'd Go To This (Mumbai Comic Con)

December 23
* If I Were In Mumbai, I'd Go To This (Mumbai Comic Con)

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Events For January 2019 Onward Listed Here

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OTBP: Emotional Data

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Dan Brown on Blame This On The Boogie.

* Marc Maron talks to Tony Millionaire.

* there are some beautiful images in this Gray Morrow police-type story, as good as anything you might see in that 1965-1975 period -- and as clichéd.

* check out Trina Robbins ruling the entire world in her Wonder Woman outfit, among other Wondrous Women.

* the rich don't live like you and me, by which I mean they can be assholes with little thought of serious damage being done to their lives.

* finally: here's a piece on coverage of a 1968 Bill Gallo "Sports Night" event. I'd say that was years ago but that really was a half-century ago.
 
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Happy 55th Birthday, Rian Hughes!

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Happy 52nd Birthday, Guy Davis!

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Happy 38th Birthday, Ryan Estrada!

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Happy 49th Birthday, Stephanie Gladden!

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Happy 52nd Birthday, Jill Thompson!

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Happy 67th Birthday, Carol Tyler!

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November 19, 2018


Go, Look: Eric Drooker Art Images Gallery

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Go, Look: Paused

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Comics By Request: People, Places In Need Of Funding

By Tom Spurgeon

* there's a lot out there in terms of giving choice even by the standards of right now with its constant attention to hundreds of asks. This extra juice will probably be there at least until the end of the year: with giving driven by recent election news, with a general buttressing of at-risk communities a giant concern and with another round of artists of all types suffering through alterations of recent healthcare insurance games as the fight against some sort of minimal insurance for everyone is joined. And we're in the primary range of end-of-year holiday giving. Give generously and with benign intent. It's a great thing you're doing, engaging with the world that way.

* still slightly dismayed that the monies raised for defense against defamation suits filed by publisher and cartoonist Cody Pickrodt has stalled a bit, albeit at an impressive 2/3 raised thus far. I think the ability for members of the cartooning communities to be able to speak freely about their experiences regarding other members of the community should not be constrained by the hassle of a lawsuit, and I wish this was seen more widely as a concern by comics in general.

* anyone out there want to become a Christmas angel?

* finally: I've been bad with this Fall's request for book-publishing funding, but here's a cute-looking project with a modest overall ask.
 
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Go, Look: A Delicious History Of Meatless Meat

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Go, Look: Drew Friedman On Drawing Stan Lee

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* here's an historical profile of Peter Newell, republished.

* looks like the photographer that snapped the 1989 photo of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby has made himself known. That's a nice photo, and also shows that Kirby was able manage an outwardly friendly tone with his one-time editor and collaborator even as his case against Marvel and his disappoint in Lee for simply not telling the full story of their partnership remained in place. I've had some friends say that our ability at the specifics of the Lee/Kirby truth died with Lee, but I think they really died with Martin Goodman back in 1992.

* not comics: this Paint By Monster episode by the cartoonist and puppeteer Dan Wright is the best he's done to date judging by the few minutes I'm in.

* Alicia Dorn profiles Byron Vaughns.

* finally: Jeff Danziger writes about potential low-level harassment of a political nature, which I'm certain doesn't feel low-level when it's happening to you.
 
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Happy 59th Birthday, Steve Lightle!

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Happy 44th Birthday, Jesse Fuchs!

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November 18, 2018


Go, Look: Blind Faith

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Go, Look: Bill Woggon Images Mini-Gallery

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

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

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