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November 22, 2014


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

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If I Were In Grand Rapids, I'd Go To This

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

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

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

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Happy 44th Birthday, Jason Turner!

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Happy 64th Birthday, David Wenzel!

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Happy 74th Birthday, Roy Thomas!

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Happy 58th Birthday, Ron Randall!

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Happy 74th Birthday, Terry Gilliam!

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Happy 40th Birthday, Ethan Persoff!

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November 21, 2014


Go, Look: Radio Wire

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Forthcoming Extra: Billy Ireland Announces KFS Exhibit, Opening

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The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library And Museum has announced its big 100 Years Of King Features Syndicate show. Some of you are probably hugely tired of me taking this rhetorical tack by now, but holy crap, we live in an astounding age for comics shows and exhibitions where this kind of thing can be put out there without widespread commentary. That's a line-up for that one-day of free events to match most comics shows, and the exhibit itself is the kind of thing that would have melted minds 10-20 years ago.
 
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Go, Look: Howard The Duck Original Art, All Eras

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Bundled Extra: Chip Zdarsky And Joe Quinones On Howard The Duck

EW.com ran the announcement. Chip Zdarsky's a funny man, and very much on the upswing profile-wise because of his artistic contributions to Sex Criminals. Joe Quinones is about as talented as they come, too.

Will it be good? I don't know. A lot of that depends on how you view projects like this one. If you think of Howard The Duck as a Steve Gerber character exclusively, I can't imagine any other version will do. If you don't, there's every possibility this one will work, but will have to see: tendency to boil things down so they can be sold to Hollywood aside, comics are about execution rather than concept, and that extends to creative partnerships.

This project is also another sign of how rich in IP resources Marvel is right now, where you can pull a character out of limbo after decades of not having a successful comic book and it's this good of a character.
 
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Go, Look: Alexis Beauclair

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Go, Read: Michael Cavana AT Comic Riffs On Top GNs Of 2014

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Comic Riffs, the comics column over at Washington Post usually does two lists: one superhero-centric and one graphic novel (and mostly not superhero-centric). It doesn't look like the latter is ready to go, so I present all by its lonesome Michael Cavna's top graphic novels choices in their entirety.

His selections were:

* Bumperhead, Gilbert Hernandez (D+Q)
* Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Roz Chast (Bloomsbury)
* Hip Hop Family Tree Book Two (1981-1983), Ed Piskor (Fantagraphics)
* How To Be Happy, Eleanor Davis (Fantagraphics)
* Saga: Deluxe Edition Vol. 1, Brian K. Vaughan And Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
* Sisters, Raina Telgemeier (Graphix)
* The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel Vols. 1-2, Neil Gaiman And P. Craig Russell (Harper Collins)
* The Harlem Hellfighters, Max Books And Caanan White (Broadway Books)
* The Shadow Hero, Gene Luen Yang And Sonny Liew (First Second)
* This One Summer, Mariko Tamaki And Jillian Tamaki (First Second)

That's an interesting list, although one with which I'd have very little overlap were I to make one of my own. Still, it's a testament to how much good work there is out there right now that all of these different lists can be made.
 
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Go, Look: Bernie Wrightson Early-'70s DC Comics Title Pages

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By Request Extra: The Folks Behind The Funnies

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I want as many documentaries about comics as possible if only because of the raw footage and the ability of libraries around the country to host and archive them. I wish we had a similar wave in the late 1970s and got down all the great 1940s-era cartoonists, too. The Folks Behind The Funnies looks well-staffed. It also seems focused on strip cartoonists, but we need more work in that area just as much as we do in all the other areas.
 
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Go, Look: Manning

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some ugly, upsetting imagery there
 
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Collective Memory: Short Run 2014

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Go, Look: Images From The Superman #400 Gallery

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Collective Memory: ICAF 2014

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Go, Read: It's A Kind Of Magic

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Collective Memory: Thought Bubble 2014

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