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September 22, 2014


Go, Look: Sam Story Told Yesterday

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FFF Results Post #394 -- Fictional Places (Non-Capes Edition)

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Town/Cities/Villages You Like In Comics That Don't Exist In The Real World... And Don't Involve Superheroes." This is how they responded.

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Tom Spurgeon

1. Radiant City
2. Mingo City
3. Dogpatch, Arkansas
4. Sorrow's End
5. Riverdale

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Jean-Paul Jennequin

1. Hicksville
2. The village of Astérix (that’s all the naming it gets)
3. La Siesta, the Zoolande city where Chaminou et le Khrompire by Raymond Macherot, takes place
4. The Smurf village
5. Champignac-en-Cambrousse from the adventures of Spirou by Franquin

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Danny Ceballos

1. Palomar
2. Fort Thunder
3. Hicksville
4. The Dreaming
5. The Unifactor

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Michael May

1. Barrelhaven (Bone)
2. Hillsborough (Courtney Crumrin)
3. Iest (Cerebus)
4. Tagakka Uchi (Okko)
5. The Farm (Fables)

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Michael Buntag

1. Yu Dao
2. Barrelhaven
3. Roanapur
4. Burden Hill
5. Palomar

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Justin Colussy-Estes

1. Riverdale (Archie comics)
2. Grimy Gulch (Tumbleweeds)
3. Beanworld (wouldn't you call that a town of sorts?)
4. Camelot (Prince Valiant, among others)
5. Duckburg (Uncle Scrooge, et al)

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Sean Kleefeld

1. The unnamed village in Gaul that Julius Ceasar was never able to conquer (Asterix)
2. Hicksville, New Zealand (Hicksville)
3. The Valley outside Boneville (Bone)
4. Okefenokee Swamp (Pogo)
5. Oniaka City Station (Runners)

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Don MacPherson

1. Devil's Echo (Leave It to Chance)
2. The Valley (Bone)
3. The Hilltop (The Walking Dead)
4. Kapupu Lagoon (Sherman's Lagoon)
5. Angelville (Preacher)

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George Pfromm

* Ice Haven
* Terminal City
* Central City
* King City
* Arcopolis

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RJ Casey

1. Barrelhaven
2. Hicksville
3. Palomar
4. Snap City
5. Duckburg

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Johnny Bacardi

1. Terminal City
2. Tanelorn
3. Lankhmar
4. Central City (The Spirit)
5. Midnight, Mass.

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Philippe Leblanc

1- X, from Dash Shaw's New School
2- Lockhaven, from Mouse Guard
3- Acropolis, from Paul Pope's Battling Boy
4- New Texas, from Joe Harris & Martin Morrazo's Great Pacific
5- Armillia, from Benoit Peeters The Road to Armillia

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Andrew Mansell

1. Conniption
2. Palnu
3. Duckburg
4. Trff City, Berzerkistan
5. Pretzelburg

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Buzz Dixon

1. Duckburg
2. Deadbone (Vaughn Bode)
3. Iest
4. Sin City
5. Triton (Daniel Torres)

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Dave Knott

* The village of indomitable Gauls
* Toonerville
* Central City
* Palomar
* Terminal City

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James Moore

1. The City (Transmetropolitan)
2. King City
3. Iest
4. Volcano Park
5. Tackleford, England

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Randy Clark

1. Grimy Gulch
2. Terminal City
3. Toonerville
4. Elkhorn
5. Kokonino Kounty

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Oliver Ristau

1. Moomins: Moominvalley
2. Rick O'Shay:: Conniption
3. Donald Duck: Duckburg
4. Valerian: Galaxity
5. Tarzan: Opar

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Go, Look: Marvel By Moebius

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

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Go, Look: Adventure Comics #362's Non-Comics Pages

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* in 1947, cartoonists put blindfolds on and drew their characters as requested by Life.

image* Rob Clough profiles Lilli Carré.

* Meghan Turbitt remembers Eric The Actor.

* Todd Klein on Justice League #33. Sean Gaffney on Genshiken: Second Season Vol. 5. John Kane on a bunch of different comics. Henry Chamberlain on Sugar Skull and Sirens #1. Johanna Draper Carlson on On The Books. J. Caleb Mozzocco on Uncle Scrooge And Donald Duck: Son Of The Sun. I like this review of Ryan Cecil Smith's recent work, although I'm still not remember who does Sequential State when I look at stuff on that site.

* I'm always a little baffled by DC's handling of their Legion Of Super-Heroes property as that seems like one of those easy-to-parse Iron Man/Green Lantern level high concept books that should always sort of work. Then again, no one has ever put me in charge of any creative enterprise, so that's basically backseat driving on my part.

* finally, J. Caleb Mozzocco's review of forthcoming comics has a good look at that Jeff Smith Miracleman variant cover.
 
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Happy 56th Birthday, Peter Kuper!

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September 21, 2014


Go, Read: Sasa Rakezic Interviews Robert Crumb

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Go, Look: Photos From Inaugural Alpha Omega Con

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OTBP: Museum Of Mistakes

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Go, Look: Marion Barraud

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Go, Look: Untitled Jacob Canepa Story

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Go, Look: Ways Of Making Love

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through October 2014

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September 23
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Cambridge, I'd Go To This

September 24
* If I Were In Pittsburgh, I'd Go To This

September 25
* If I Were In Kenosha, I'd Go To This (Kenosha Festival Of Cartooning)
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This
September 26
* If I Were In Kenosha, I'd Go To This (Kenosha Festival Of Cartooning)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This

September 27
* If I Were In Long Beach, I'd Go To This (Long Beach Comic Con)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Kenosha, I'd Go To This (Kenosha Festival Of Cartooning)
* If I Were In St. Louis, I'd Go To This (St. Louis Small Press Expo)
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Projects III)
* If I Were In Santa Fe, I'd Go To This

September 28
* If I Were In Long Beach, I'd Go To This (Long Beach Comic Con)

September 30
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

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October 2
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Indiana, I'd Go To This

October 4
* If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This (APE)
* If I Were In Cambridge, I'd Go To This (MICE)
* If I Were In Las Vegas, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Indiana, I'd Go To This

October 5
* If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This (APE)
* If I Were In Cambridge, I'd Go To This (MICE)
* If I Were In Vancouver, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Los Angeles, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Cheltenham, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Indiana, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This

October 6
* If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This

October 8
* If I Were In Beunos Aires, I'd Go To This

October 9
* If I Were In New York City, I'd Go To This (NYCC)
* If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Beunos Aires, I'd Go To This

October 10
* If I Were In New York City, I'd Go To This (NYCC)
* If I Were In Hyderabad, I'd Go To This (Hyderabad Comiccon)
* If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Beunos Aires, I'd Go To This

October 11
* If I Were In New York City, I'd Go To This (NYCC)
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In San Jose, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Hyderabad, I'd Go To This (Hyderabad Comiccon)
* If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This

October 12
* If I Were In New York City, I'd Go To This (NYCC)
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In San Jose, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Hyderabad, I'd Go To This (Hyderabad Comiccon)
* If I Were In Vancouver, I'd Go To This

October 17
* If I Were In England, I'd Go To This (LICAF)
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (San Diego Comic Fest)

October 18
* If I Were In England, I'd Go To This (LICAF)
* If I Were In Belgium, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (San Diego Comic Fest)

October 19
* If I Were In England, I'd Go To This (LICAF)
* If I Were In Belgium, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (San Diego Comic Fest)

October 21
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This

October 25
* If I Were In Philadelphia, I'd Go To This

October 30
* If I Were In Lucca, I'd Go To This (Lucca Comics And Games)
* If I Were Near Palatine, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This

October 31
* If I Were In Lucca, I'd Go To This (Lucca Comics And Games)
* If I Were In Winnipeg, I'd Go To This (Central Canada Comic Con)

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This post is designed to list events through the month after this one, including ongoing exhibits. If you don't see your event above, perhaps check out the future listings here. If it's not listed anywhere,

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Happy 56th Birthday, Drew Friedman!

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Happy 39th Birthday, Craig Thompson!

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Happy 34th Birthday, David Malki!

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