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May 27, 2018


Go, Read: Whit Taylor Talks To Ellen Forney

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OTBP: Gumroad Comics By Artyom Trakhanov

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Go, Look: A Mormon Romance

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

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

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

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through July 2018

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May 31
* If I Were Near Erlangen, I'd Go To This

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June 1
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This
* If I Were Near Erlangen, I'd Go To This
* If I Were Near The Computer At 5 PM EST, I'd Watch This

June 2
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (CAKE)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This
* If I Were Near Erlangen, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Carrara, I'd Go To This

June 3
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (CAKE)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This
* If I Were Near Erlangen, I'd Go To This

June 4
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This

June 6
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This

June 9
* If I Were Near Crouch's End, I'd Go To This (CECAF)

June 15
* If I Were In Charlotte, I'd Go To This (Heroes Con)
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (Denver Comic Con)

June 16
* If I Were In Charlotte, I'd Go To This (Heroes Con)
* If I Were Ann Arbor, I'd Go To This (Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival)
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (Denver Comic Con)

June 17
* If I Were In Charlotte, I'd Go To This (Heroes Con)
* If I Were Ann Arbor, I'd Go To This (Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival)
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (Denver Comic Con)

June 21
* If I Were In New Orleans, I'd Go To This (ALA Annual Meeting)

June 22
* If I Were In New Orleans, I'd Go To This (ALA Annual Meeting)
* If I Were In Sacramento, I'd Go To This (Fandemic)
* If I Were In East London, I'd Go To This (ELCAF)

June 23
* If I Were In New Orleans, I'd Go To This (ALA Annual Meeting)
* If I Were In Detroit, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Sacramento, I'd Go To This (Fandemic)
* If I Were In East London, I'd Go To This (ELCAF)

June 24
* If I Were In New Orleans, I'd Go To This (ALA Annual Meeting)
* If I Were In Sacramento, I'd Go To This (Fandemic)
* If I Were In East London, I'd Go To This (ELCAF)

June 25
* If I Were In New Orleans, I'd Go To This (ALA Annual Meeting)

June 26
* If I Were In New Orleans, I'd Go To This (ALA Annual Meeting)

June 30
* If I Were In Las Vegas, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Kuala Lumpur, I'd Go To This (Comic Art Festival KL)

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July 1
* If I Were In Kuala Lumpur, I'd Go To This (Comic Art Festival KL)

July 14
* If I Were In Las Vegas, I'd Go To This

July 15
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Buckeye Comic Con)

July 18
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (CCI Preview Night)

July 19
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (CCI)

July 20
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (CCI)

July 21
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (CCI)
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This

July 22
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (CCI)
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This

July 27
* If I Were Near Arlington, I'd Go To This (Blerdcon)

July 28
* If I Were Near Arlington, I'd Go To This (Blerdcon)

July 29
* If I Were Near Arlington, I'd Go To This (Blerdcon)

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Events For August 2018 Onward Listed Here

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Happy 64th Birthday, Mark Wheatley!

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FFF Results Post #505 -- First Dates

On Friday, CR asked its readers to "Name Five Comics You've Read And Enjoyed But Never Owned Yourself In Any Form." This is how they responded.

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M‘rio Filipe

1. New School, Dash Shaw [pictured]
2. Zil Zelub, Guido Buzzelli
3. A Lenda de Kamui, Sanpei Shirato
4. Weapon X, Barry Windsor-Smith
5. Hic Sunt Leones #1, AA.VV.

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Buzz Dixon

1. The Adventures of Phoebe Zeit-Geist, by Michael O'Donoghue and Frank Springer [pictured]
2. Devilman, by Go Nagai
3. Dream Of The Rarebit Fiend, by Windsor McCay
4. Spy Smasher, by C.C. Beck and Bill Parker
5. Frankenstein, by Dick Briefer

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Tom Spurgeon

1. Abortion Eve, Joyce Farmer and Lyn Chevli.
2. Conan #10, Roy Thomas And Barry Windsor-Smith And Sam Rosen And Sal Buscema And Mimi Gold And Others.
3. Space Usagi, Stan Sakai.
4. I Am Blind And My Dog Is Dead, Sam Gross.
5. Miracleman #15, Alan Moore And John Totleben And Sam Parsons And Wayne Truman. [pictured]

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Pete Beaudoin

1. Elementals 1
2. Godzilla 1 (Marvel) [pictured]
3. New Mutants 1
4. Shogun Warriors 2
5. Insect Man 4 (Entertainment Comics)

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Stephen Harrick

1. T Minus: The Race to the Moon by Jim Ottaviani, Zander Cannon, and Kevin Cannon
2. Daredevil #254 by Ann Nocenti and John Romita, Jr.
3. How and Why to Bale Hay by Nick Bertozzi [pictured]
4. Beasts of Burden by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson
5. Odds Off by Matt Madden

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Terry Eisele

* Stitches: A Memoir, David Small [pictured]
* Freddie and Me: A Coming-Of-Age Memoir, Mike Dawson
* Saga of the Swamp Thing Book One, Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette, John Totleben
* My Friend Dahmer, Derf
* Alan's War, Emmanuel Guibert

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Michael Grabowski

1. Bodyworld, Dash Shaw
2. Dick Tracy, Vol. 1 (IDW), Chester Gould
3. Monster Of The Week, Shaenon Garrity
4. The Doonesbury Chronicles, Garry Trudeau
5. Air Pirates Funnies, Dan O'Neill, Bobby London, Shary Flenniken, Gary Hallgren, and Ted Richards. [pictured]

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John Vest

1. Avengers #7, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and Chic Stone and Stan Goldberg and Artie Simek
2. Whack Your Porcupine And Other Drawings, B. Kliban [pictured]
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey #1, Jack Kirby and Frank Giacoia and Marie Severin and John Costanza (the Marvel Treasury comic)
4. The Amazing True Story of a Teenage Single Mom, Katherine Arnoldi
5. The Puma Blues #24½, Stephen Murphy and Michael Zulli and Rob Caswell

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Oliver Ristau

1. Die Fantastischen Vier #237, Stan Lee, John Buscema, Joe Sinnot, Artie Rosen
2. Heilmann, Alain Voss
3. Pip International Vol. 3, #6, Various contributors
4. Classicomics #6: Der letzte Mohikaner, James Fenimore Cooper and Jaime Brocal Remohi
5. Action Comic Album #104: Hölle von Utgard, Jaime Brocal Remohi [pictured]

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thanks to all that participated; the joke one someone sent in made me laugh but I can't encourage that kind of thing

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May 26, 2018


Go, Look: Slightly Plural

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

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

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If I Were In Stoke-On-Trent, I'd Go To This

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Happy 41st Birthday, Dave Roman!

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Happy 50th Birthday, Marc Arsenault!

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Happy 51st Birthday, James Kochalka!

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Happy 48th Birthday, Nick Bertozzi!

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Happy 41st Birthday, Raina Telgemeier!

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May 25, 2018


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

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

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

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Go, Look: Crime Machine

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Robin Enrico on My Dead Mother. Irene Velentzas on The Winner. John Seven on Kingdom/Order. Todd Klein on The Flash #46. Alex Hoffman on A Cat On The Chair. Oliver Sava on Dalston Monsterzz.

* James Moore writes in very broad terms about the crowd-funding elements of graphic novel creation.

* Third Eye Comics is up over at TCJ's super-necessary retail column.

* the editorial staff at the Seattle Times would like you to meet via video their long-time cartoonist David Horsey. Why wouldn't you?

* finally: here's an awful story about straight-up misogyny celebrated in Indian political cartooning.
 
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Happy 61st Birthday, Terry Nantier!

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Happy 61st Birthday, Marc Hempel!

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