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February 28, 2010


Deferring To The Readers, I'd Like To Direct Your Attention To The Following Comics-Related Statues

Last week's post about comics-related statues brought with it a number of responses from CR readers about their favorite comics-related statues. It seemed like a natural thing to highlight a few of those choices and the rhetoric employed by those suggesting them.

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From Brad Mackay: "Loved the post about comics-related statues today. It brought to mind this one, of Jasper the Bear, a classic comics character by Canadian cartoonist James Simpkins. The statue has been in Jasper, Alberta for decades and has probably outlasted the character's popularity himself. I've never been there, but it's definitely an icon of the town and park; the kind of thing that you take a picture of your Mom hugging. He even has a Twitter feed! What other comics statue can say that?"

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From Tony C: "Apologies if this is the 100th email telling you about this. There is a cool Steve Canyon statue in Colorado.

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From Daniel: "Thanks for your pictures of comics-related statues. I thought you might be interested in this one. It's in Spain and, sadly, it's been vandalized."

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From John Burgess: "I don't live there so I couldn't say for sure, but I think these Peanuts statues are permanent now."

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From Tim Leong: "Beetle Bailey at the University of Missouri (alma mater!)"

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From Gavin Lees: "I used to live across the road from this. He's no Andy Gump or Astro Boy, but he does have the world's only two-legged horse..."

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a couple of you mentioned the Laputa statue at Studio Ghibili's Museum, but I don't think that big fella was in comics the same way these others are.

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