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January 22, 2017


Go, Look: John Watkiss

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Not Comics: Building The Classic Charlotte's Web Cover

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Go, Look: Sloths And Trolleys

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

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

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through February 2017

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January 25
* If I Were In Hamilton, I'd Go To This

January 26
* If I Were Anywhere In Europe, I'd Make My Way To This (FIBD)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This

January 27
* If I Were Anywhere In Europe, I'd Make My Way To This (FIBD)
* If I Were In Montreal, I'd Go To This

January 28
* If I Were Anywhere In Europe, I'd Make My Way To This (FIBD)
* If I Were In North Texas, I'd Go To This (North Texas Comic Book Show)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This

January 29
* If I Were Anywhere In Europe, I'd Make My Way To This (FIBD)
* If I Were In North Texas, I'd Go To This (North Texas Comic Book Show)

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February 1
* If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This

February 17
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (WW)
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (San Diego Comic Fest)

February 18
* If I Were In Long Beach, I'd Go To This (LBCE)
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (WW)
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (San Diego Comic Fest)

February 19
* If I Were In Long Beach, I'd Go To This (LBCE)
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (WW)
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (San Diego Comic Fest)

February 20
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (San Diego Comic Fest)

February 21
* If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This

February 25
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This

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Events For March 2017 Onward Listed Here

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Editor's Note: Some of you have questioned whether or not these listings count as personal endorsements; they don't. In the spirit of more information trumping less, I will continue to list a wide variety of events here for those that don't share my specific tastes and distastes.

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Happy 47th Birthday, Alex Ross!

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Happy 36th Birthday, Jordan Shiveley!

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Happy 59th Birthday, Howard Mackie!

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January 21, 2017


John Watkiss, RIP

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Jan Kruis, RIP

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

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through February 2017

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January 22
* If I Were In Vancouver, I'd Go To This (Vancouver Comicon)

January 25
* If I Were In Hamilton, I'd Go To This

January 26
* If I Were Anywhere In Europe, I'd Make My Way To This (FIBD)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This

January 27
* If I Were Anywhere In Europe, I'd Make My Way To This (FIBD)
* If I Were In Montreal, I'd Go To This

January 28
* If I Were Anywhere In Europe, I'd Make My Way To This (FIBD)
* If I Were In North Texas, I'd Go To This (North Texas Comic Book Show)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This

January 29
* If I Were Anywhere In Europe, I'd Make My Way To This (FIBD)
* If I Were In North Texas, I'd Go To This (North Texas Comic Book Show)

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February 1
* If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This

February 17
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (WW)
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (San Diego Comic Fest)

February 18
* If I Were In Long Beach, I'd Go To This (LBCE)
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (WW)
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (San Diego Comic Fest)

February 19
* If I Were In Long Beach, I'd Go To This (LBCE)
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (WW)
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (San Diego Comic Fest)

February 20
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (San Diego Comic Fest)

February 21
* If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This

February 25
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This

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Events For March 2017 Onward Listed Here

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Editor's Note: Some of you have questioned whether or not these listings count as personal endorsements; they don't. In the spirit of more information trumping less, I will continue to list a wide variety of events here for those that don't share my specific tastes and distastes.

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Happy 38th Birthday, Till Thomas!

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Happy 61st Birthday, Mark Martin!

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Happy 60th Birthday, Bob Weber Jr.!

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January 20, 2017


Go, Look: Alex Nino Pages From DC Comics

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Assembled, Zipped, Transferred And Downloaded: News From Digital

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image* Christopher Hastings has closed down the practice of Dr McNinja, a stalwart of webcomics since the mid-2000s and I think a representative comedic voice of its time. Hastings is a working creator with a variety of projects, all of which you can learn about here. Congratulations to Mr. Hastings.

* Jon Erik Christianson talks to Kathleen Jacques.

* totally missed that Scribd stopped offering comics. I have no idea what that means, but I assume the popular guesses are that the category has limits and that comiXology is kicking ass. Both of those things are likely true although I think the first one may be the most pertinent. Comics' gains are usually made against a poor previous performance; we don't know that things can keep expanding in all sales channel just because a few indicators go way up every now and then, like comics as a bookstore category or whatever.

* I'm having a hard time keeping track of the various programs, but any addition of Megahex and Kaijumax is going to benefit any line being offered. Actually, even if you're not a customer it's intriguing to see how these company are building these lines/packages.

* finally, the review site Sequential State has its new header up. This one is from Tommi Parrish.
 
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Go, Listen: Leela Corman On Process Party

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Go, Look: Michael Dooley Digs Into The Art Of Ho Che Anderson's Graphic Biography King

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Rob Clough on Sp4rx.

* not comics: Heidi MacDonald notes the departure of the sympathetic driving force behind Legendary Pictures could have a significant impact on how they use their comics arm, currently run by industry veteran Bob Schreck. I'm happy for the jobs created by that line although none of the comics seem to have taken a dynamic life of their own within comics, save perhaps for that Frank Miller Holy Terror book that many people hated.

* dinga ding ding ding ding ding ding ding...

* not comics: I enjoyed the work of the late character actor Miguel Ferrer: he was a man better than the bad material he was given and as good as the good stuff. I'm certain you can read at various points around the comics Internet about his comics fandom; he was a San Diego con-goer back when noteworthy Hollywood actors there could barely fill out a bingo card. He even co-scripted a series for Marvel. I'll be happy if I make 61, but I bet very few folks 61 feel that way.

* finally: go see Roz Chast if you're in Tacoma. She's great.
 
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Happy 67th Birthday, Keith Pollard!

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Happy 41st Birthday, Alexander Danner!

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Happy 73rd Birthday, Bill Griffith!

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Happy 96th Birthday, Mike Peyton!

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