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August 20, 2017


FFF Results Post #486 -- Patreonage

On Friday, CR asked its readers to "Name Five Patreons Worth Supporting Not Yours." This is how they responded.

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Stergios Botzakis

1. Charles Forsman
2. The Comics Alternative Podcast
3. Kyle Starks
4. Michel Fiffe (pictured)
5. Jim Rugg

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Sean Kleefeld

1. Frank Page
2. Darrin Bell
3. Gillian Renk (pictured)
4. David Gallaher
5. Adam Huber

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Philippe Leblanc

1. Priya Huq
2. Michel Fiffe
3. Meags Fitzgerald
4. Kelly Tindall (pictured)
5. Sarah Horrocks

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Tom Spurgeon

1. Dan Berry For Make It Then Tell Everybody
2. Linda Medley
3. Jim Zub
4. Robin McConnell For Inkstuds
5. Kyle Baker (pictured)

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Oliver Ristau

1. Zainab Akhtar for Comics & Cola
2. Sloane Leong (pictured)
3. GG
4. Jen for Thunderpaw
5. Sarah Burrini

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Marc Arsenault

1. Sam Henderson
2. Katie Skelly
3. Graham Annable (pictured)
4. John Porcellino
5. Jim Rugg

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August 19, 2017


The Comics Reporter Video Parade


Mariscal Story


The Art Of Hector Curiel


Milton Caniff At Work


Lucy Bellwood's 100 Demon Dialogues Video


Lynda Barry Doing Her Thing Back In 2011
 
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Go, Look: Monuments

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

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

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

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through September 2017

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August 20
* If I Were Near This, I'd Go To It (Terrificon Comicon)
* If I Were In Brooklyn, I'd Go To This (Flame Con)
* If I Were In Pensacola, I'd Go To This (Pensacola Comic Con)

August 24
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (WW)

August 25
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (WW)
* If I Were In Hawaii, I'd Go To This (Amazing! Hawaii Comic Con)

August 26
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (WW)
* If I Were In Hawaii, I'd Go To This (Amazing! Hawaii Comic Con)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This

August 27
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (WW)
* If I Were In Hawaii, I'd Go To This (Amazing! Hawaii Comic Con)

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September 1
* If I Were In Atlanta, I Would Go To This (Dragon Con)
* If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This (San Francisco Comic Con)
* If I Were In Brussels, I'd Go To This (Brussels Comic Strip Festival)

September 2
* If I Were In Atlanta, I Would Go To This (Dragon Con)
* If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This (San Francisco Comic Con)
* If I Were In Brussels, I'd Go To This (Brussels Comic Strip Festival)

September 3
* If I Were In Atlanta, I Would Go To This (Dragon Con)
* If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This (San Francisco Comic Con)
* If I Were In Brussels, I'd Go To This (Brussels Comic Strip Festival)

September 4
* If I Were In Atlanta, I Would Go To This (Dragon Con)

September 8
* If I Were In Nashville, I'd Go To This (WW)
* If I Were In Durham, I'd Go To This

September 9
* If I Were In Nashville, I'd Go To This (WW)
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Rose City Comic Con)
* If I Were In Austin, I'd Go To This (STAPLE!)

September 10
* If I Were In Nashville, I'd Go To This (WW)
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Rose City Comic Con)
* If I Were In Austin, I'd Go To This (STAPLE!)

September 16
* If I Were In Bethesda, I'd Go To This (SPX)
* If I Were In Memphis, I'd Go To This (Memphis Comic Expo)

September 17
* If I Were In Bethesda, I'd Go To This (SPX)
* If I Were In Memphis, I'd Go To This (Memphis Comic Expo)

September 18
* If I Were Near Leeds, I'd Go To This (Thought Bubble)
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

September 19
* If I Were Near Leeds, I'd Go To This (Thought Bubble)
* If I Were In Providence, I'd Go To This

September 20
* If I Were Near Leeds, I'd Go To This (Thought Bubble)
* If I Were In Philadelphia, I'd Go To This

September 21
* If I Were Near Leeds, I'd Go To This (Thought Bubble)
* If I Were In Pittsburgh, I'd Go To This

September 22
* If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic-Con)
* If I Were In Madison, I'd Go To This (WW)
* If I Were Near Leeds, I'd Go To This (Thought Bubble)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This

September 23
* If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic-Con)
* If I Were In Madison, I'd Go To This (WW)
* If I Were Near Leeds, I'd Go To This (Thought Bubble)
* If I Were In San Jose, I'd Go To This (APE)

September 24
* If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic-Con)
* If I Were In Madison, I'd Go To This (WW)
* If I Were Near Leeds, I'd Go To This (Thought Bubble)
* If I Were In San Jose, I'd Go To This (APE)

September 28
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)

September 29
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)

September 30
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)
* If I Were In Minneapolis, I'd Go To This (TCZF)

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Events For October 2017 Onward Listed Here

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Anne Ishii on Manga In Theory And Practice.
 
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Happy 48th Birthday, Gene Ha!

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Happy 40th Birthday, Josh Cotter!

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Happy 51st Birthday, Stefano Gaudiano!

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Happy 42nd Birthday, Adam P. Knave!

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Happy 38th Birthday, Josh Fialkov!

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August 18, 2017


Go, Look: Skip Williamson 1970s Sketchbook Pages

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Missed It: Bleeding Cool Survey-Style Article On Rhetorical Fallout Post-Charlottesville

Here. There's a lot to consume there, and even more to be considered in general, but I'm not deeply enmeshed in the world of back-and-forth commentary anymore to follow all of it or even a cogent sampling. Your opinion about some comics professionals in good or even privileged standing is subject to change any time you go and look at such matters, and should be. These are public statements and thus may have public consequences.

I've always believed if people make thoughtful, moral decisions about what they do/consume/support on a consistent basis that we'll be better off in the long run than we are when they don't. I still think that's more true than false. I'm certain I'll have thundering disagreements with individual positions along the way -- I struggle with any concept of running around and protesting a voted-upon effort while armed and acting as if you get $1000 cash for every inciting incident you perform as a free speech event, for instance -- but I welcome the serious attention to these matters of fundamental American meaning that too frequently assert that a stalemate is a settled matter. We should continue.
 
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Go, Look: Three By Jason Martin

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Assembled, Zipped, Transferred And Downloaded: News From Digital

By Tom Spurgeon

* finally: Joseph Remnant has a newly refurbished site up, in advance of his latest book.
 
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If I Were Near This, I'd Go To It

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OTBP: Valley

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Philippe Leblanc profiles books from Peow Studios and Pow Pow Press.

* bundled extra: I guess from reading this that there are some new creative teams on some of the titles coming out in this soft not-a-relaunch. That sees smart, given all the continuity elsewhere. I like the sci-fi paperback quality of that She-Hulk image.

* struck the next day how pretty the art is in this Cathy Malkasian tweet.

* what Dan Clowes remembers loving about late 1970s New York. I was just trying to explain to someone what 1975-1984 felt like in terms of absent civilization, and failing. This comes close.

* not comics: Michael Tisserand's Johnny Cash story is pretty great.

* finally, here is today's big-media company with easy comics comparisons piece. I remember that all sorts of fundamental changes to the system were proposed as Marvel geared up to distribute through Heroes World, and what we got was far from that and still a failure.
 
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Happy 40th Birthday, Jenni Rope!

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Happy 43rd Birthday, Kevin Church!

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Happy 34th Birthday, Lilli Carré!

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Happy 50th Birthday, Brian Bendis!

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Happy 48th Birthday, Chris Allen!

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