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February 23, 2019


Go, Look: Jean-Claude Mézières

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Go, Look: Storytime With NVS

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

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Happy 68th Birthday, Craig Yoe!

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Happy 71st Birthday, Doug Moench!

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Happy 39th Birthday, Shawn Cheng!

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Happy 65th Birthday, Tom Peyer!

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Happy 50th Birthday, Rick Bradford!

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February 22, 2019


Go, Look: Dance Craze

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

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

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

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through March 2019

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February 23
* If I Were Near MSU, I'd Go To This (Comics Forum)
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)

February 24
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

February 25
* If I Were In Naperville, I'd Go To This
* If I Were Near Pasadena, I'd Go To This

February 26
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Brooklyn, I'd Go To This

February 27
* If I Were In Huntington, I'd Go To This

February 28
* If I Were In DC, I'd Go To This

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March 1
* If I Were In Vancouver, I'd Go To This (Fan Expo Vancouver)
* If I Were In Athens, I'd Go To This

March 2
* If I Were Near West Palm Beach, I'd Go To This (Comic Con Revolution)
* If I Were In Vancouver, I'd Go To This (Fan Expo Vancouver)
* If I Were In Corrales, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Boston, I'd Go To This

March 3
* If I Were Near West Palm Beach, I'd Go To This (Comic Con Revolution)
* If I Were In Vancouver, I'd Go To This (Fan Expo Vancouver)
* If I Were In Corrales, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Nashville, I'd Go To This

March 4
* If I Were Near Gainesville, I'd Go To This

March 5
* If I Were Near Gainesville, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

March 6
* If I Were Near Gainesville, I'd Go To This

March 7
* If I Were Near Gainesville, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (San Diego Comic Fest)

March 8
* If I Were Near Gainesville, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (San Diego Comic Fest)
* If I Were In Cleveland, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

March 9
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (Big Apple Comic Con)
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (San Diego Comic Fest)
* If I Were In Cleveland, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)
* If I Were In Santa Rosa, I'd Go To This

March 10
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (Big Apple Comic Con)
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (San Diego Comic Fest)
* If I Were In Cleveland, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)

March 12
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

March 14
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This (ECCC)

March 15
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This (ECCC)
* If I Were In Either Modesto, I'd Go To This (Latin Comics Expo)

March 16
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This (ECCC)
* If I Were In Either Modesto, I'd Go To This (Latin Comics Expo)

March 17
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This (ECCC)

March 22
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (C2E2)
* If I Were In South Carolina, I'd Go To This (Swan Con)

March 23
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (C2E2)
* If I Were In South Carolina, I'd Go To This (Swan Con)
* If I Were In Charlottesville, I'd Go To This

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

March 26
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

March 28
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This

March 29
* If I Were In Kansas City, I'd Go To This (Planet Comicon)
* If I Were In Anaheim, I'd Go To This (WonderCon)
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This

March 30
* If I Were In Kansas City, I'd Go To This (Planet Comicon)
* If I Were In Anaheim, I'd Go To This (WonderCon)
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This

March 31
* If I Were In Kansas City, I'd Go To This (Planet Comicon)
* If I Were In Anaheim, I'd Go To This (WonderCon)

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Events For April 2019 Onward Listed Here

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Go, Look: Shel Silverstein Original Cartoons

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* Brian Cronin digs into the Mexican Spider-Man comic not killing Gwen Stacy thing and concludes it wasn't a push-away-from-a-storyline issue but the publisher doing new material to extend its reprint options. That's still super-interesting.

image* Austin Price on Bloodborne: The Death Of Sleep. Jason Fleece on Lonestar.

* Gary Tyrrell writes about Lucy Knisley's latest tour, which I put here in part to remind myself to check if I covered it on this site.

* there are several ways to read this cartoon; they are all depressing.

* I'm told Non Sequitur may have lost more papers for the Fuck Trump flourish than any single one-day circumstance driving cancellations. This article suggests a slow-down on papers throwing in the towel. Wiley Miller is more prepared than most to manage a giant bloodletting like this one, but it can't be easy.

* festivals extra: SPX will end this year's table lottery on the 25th.

* finally: cartoonists remember Gérard Vandenbroucke.
 
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Happy 54th Birthday, Alec Stevens!

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Happy 42nd Birthday, Eamon Espey!

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Happy 63rd Birthday, Doug Allen!

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Happy 58th Birthday, Clifford Meth!

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Happy 49th Birthday, Andy Diggle!

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Happy 31st Birthday, Melanie Gillman!

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February 21, 2019


Go, Look: Pat Boyette Korg Cover Paintings

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The Never-Ending, Four-Color Festival: Shows And Events

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By Tom Spurgeon

* there's an open letter at the Festival Workers Association site from a number of cartoonists regarding changes they'd like to see with show. I'm in fully agreement with about half of these and sympathetic to the rest. I'm thrilled to see a comics group advocate for a better situation for cartoonists, and hope that we all end up on the better side of things. I'm happy to engage with any of the issues raised via e-mail.

* ICAF 2019 has their programming up. Looks like a good one.

* the heart of the MSU Comics Forum roars to life tomorrow. If Angouleme is the first start to the festival year generally and ECCC the mainstream/indie side of thing, you can argue the Forum is the opening bell for academic conferences and alt-shows. Go if you can: Seth and Qianna Whitted are both excellent speakers.

* finally: God bless each and every Indie Comics Fair.
 
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Not Comics: Different Worlds Magazine Covers

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Alex Hoffman on Meal. Oliver Sava on Off Season.

* finally: here's a bit more on the Mexican Spider-Man comics and their artist.
 
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