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September 16, 2014


Go, Look: Frankenstein #3

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

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through October 2014

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September 19
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Brooklyn, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Cincinnati, I'd Go To This (Cincinnati Comic Expo)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Independents' Day)
* If I Were In Norway, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In New York, I'd Go To This

September 20
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Rose City)
* If I Were In Asheville, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Brooklyn, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Austin, I'd Go To This (MondoCon)
* If I Were In Cincinnati, I'd Go To This (Cincinnati Comic Expo)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Independents' Day)
* If I Were In Norway, I'd Go To This

September 21
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Rose City)
* If I Were In Brooklyn, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Austin, I'd Go To This (MondoCon)
* If I Were In Cincinnati, I'd Go To This (Cincinnati Comic Expo)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Independents' Day)
* If I Were In Norway, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Brooklyn, I'd Go To This

September 23
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

September 24
* If I Were In Pittsburgh, I'd Go To This

September 25
* If I Were In Kenosha, I'd Go To This (Kenosha Festival Of Cartooning)

September 26
* If I Were In Kenosha, I'd Go To This (Kenosha Festival Of Cartooning)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This

September 27
* If I Were In Long Beach, I'd Go To This (Long Beach Comic Con)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Kenosha, I'd Go To This (Kenosha Festival Of Cartooning)
* If I Were In St. Louis, I'd Go To This (St. Louis Small Press Expo)
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Projects III)
* If I Were In Santa Fe, I'd Go To This

September 28
* If I Were In Long Beach, I'd Go To This (Long Beach Comic Con)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

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October 2
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Indiana, I'd Go To This

October 4
* If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This (APE)
* If I Were In Cambridge, I'd Go To This (MICE)
* If I Were In Las Vegas, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Indiana, I'd Go To This

October 5
* If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This (APE)
* If I Were In Cambridge, I'd Go To This (MICE)
* If I Were In Vancouver, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Los Angeles, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Cheltenham, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Indiana, I'd Go To This

October 6
* If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This

October 8
* If I Were In Beunos Aires, I'd Go To This

October 9
* If I Were In New York City, I'd Go To This (NYCC)
* If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Beunos Aires, I'd Go To This

October 10
* If I Were In New York City, I'd Go To This (NYCC)
* If I Were In Hyderabad, I'd Go To This (Hyderabad Comiccon)
* If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Beunos Aires, I'd Go To This

October 11
* If I Were In New York City, I'd Go To This (NYCC)
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In San Jose, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Hyderabad, I'd Go To This (Hyderabad Comiccon)
* If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This

October 12
* If I Were In New York City, I'd Go To This (NYCC)
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In San Jose, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Hyderabad, I'd Go To This (Hyderabad Comiccon)
* If I Were In Vancouver, I'd Go To This

October 17
* If I Were In England, I'd Go To This (LICAF)
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (San Diego Comic Fest)

October 18
* If I Were In England, I'd Go To This (LICAF)
* If I Were In Belgium, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (San Diego Comic Fest)

October 19
* If I Were In England, I'd Go To This (LICAF)
* If I Were In Belgium, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (San Diego Comic Fest)

October 21
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This

October 25
* If I Were In Philadelphia, I'd Go To This

October 30
* If I Were In Lucca, I'd Go To This (Lucca Comics And Games)
* If I Were Near Palatine, I'd Go To This

October 31
* If I Were In Lucca, I'd Go To This (Lucca Comics And Games)
* If I Were In Winnipeg, I'd Go To This (Central Canada Comic Con)

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This post is designed to list events through the month after this one, including ongoing exhibits. If you don't see your event above, perhaps check out the future listings here. If it's not listed anywhere,

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Go, Look: Cartoonists For Betty Grable

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Happy 46th Birthday, Kip Manley!

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Happy 54th Birthday, Kurt Busiek!

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Happy 52nd Birthday, Seth!

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Happy 37th Birthday, Amanda Emmert!

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Happy 54th Birthday, Mike Mignola!

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Happy 41st Birthday, Tom Kaczynski!

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September 15, 2014


Go, Look: Early-Career Ronald Searle

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Missed It/By Request Extra: comiXology's Submit Bundle

I don't really know how much longer the Amazon.com comics reading platform comiXology will be offering a Submit-related bundle of SPX-style comics, but it looks more than worth checking out.

I enjoy offers like this one because I'm fascinated by people using conventions for things not on the convention floor, and I like this one in particular because it's comics-focused rather than scene-focused or brand-focused.
 
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Been A While Since We Saw Some Golden Age Madness

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Go, Look: A Bunch Of Sal Buscema Covers

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Comics By Request: People, Places In Need Of Funding

By Tom Spurgeon

* there is a gofundme here to help provide Lisa Jonte with a key piece of equipment to help her get back to making art for a living. I hope you'll consider it. I like the specific nature of that request.

image* there's nothing better than spending a few minutes reading about Herb Trimpe on a Monday, unless that's paying for the whole Lambiek.net on-line biography effort as detailed in the request at the top of such entries right now.

* Dan Vado's gofundme campaign is an ongoing concern in which we're interested.

* I just saw Drew Weing a few hours ago; you can always jump into his Patreon campaign. Ditto SM Vidaurri.

* finally, it would be amazing to make another milestone with this Seth Kushner fundraiser. I met a lot of people this weekend that gave to that one despite no real relationship to the comics-maker/photographer, which was very nice to hear.
 
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If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This

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

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

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

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* there's going to be a little bit of an SPX hangover for the next few days as several components of the comics industry and small press culture drag themselves back to work. Apologies in advance.

image* Raighne Hogan talks to Box Brown and Jared Smith.

* I always enjoy these logo studies from Todd Klein.

* J. Caleb Mozzocco on a bunch of different comic books. Rob Clough looks at the work of Sam Alden. Don MacPherson on Annihilator #1.

* Johanna Draper Carlson looks at the FU Press announcement.

* did I run this D+Q ELCAF report? I hope I did, but in case I didn't, there it is.

* finally, a preview of Vapor. That's a nice-looking book.
 
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Happy 44th Birthday, Salgood Sam!

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Happy 52nd Birthday, Lance Tooks!

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Happy 45th Birthday, John Ira Thomas!

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Happy 52nd Birthday, Scott Dunbier!

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September 14, 2014


SPX 2014 Is A Wrap

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See you next year...
 
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