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April 21, 2015


Go, Look: Martyna Wojcik

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Collective Memory: Linework NW 2015

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Links to stories, eyewitness accounts and resources concerning the 2015 edition of the Linework NW, held April 18-19 at Sons Of Norway Grieg Lodge in Portland, Oregon.

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Go, Look: O Horvath

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Go, Look: Newspaper Strip Promotional Ads

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Grace Bello talks to Francoise Mouly. No better interview in comics than Mouly.

* I'm glad to see Boing Boing publish old Denny Eichhorn comics. I think they're fun, and you get to see art like some primetime JR Williams in this installment. It seems a potentially curious choice for their readership, though.

* Tom Hart isolates panels from his forthcoming work about the loss of his daughter, Rosalie Lightning. My first draft of this actually had Tom conflated with Tim Tebow, due to a concurrent Facebook discussion. That has to be the weirdest typo in the history of this site.

* A. David Lewis takes a look at Islam in G. Willow Wilson's work.

* Kevin Bramer on Logbook.

* love for Ms. Marvel, a character connecting with its young readers in a way that's rare for Marvel even given the power of its formula as seen through charactes like Spider-Man.

* Autoptic wins a Minneapolis poll for best festival in that great city. There are going to be a lot of eyeballs on that one this year, for its location on the calendar and the importance of that cartooning community.

* finally, I keep forgetting to mention that newly-minted Pulitzer Prize winner Adam Zyglis recently won this year's Aronson Award for Cartooning With A Conscience, which seems to me would be a lovely award to win.
 
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Happy 50th Birthday, Teri Wood!

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April 20, 2015


Go, Look: GW Duncanson

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Adam Zyglis Wins 2015 Pulitzer In Editorial Cartooning

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Adam Zyglis of the Buffalo News has won this year's Pulitzer Prize in the editorial cartooning category.

You can see his winning portfolio at the excellent Pulitzer site.

Zyglis replaced the very popular Tom Toles when Toles went to the Washington Post, and I'm delighted to see the News rewarded for sticking with a staffed editorial cartoonist position. It would have been easy for them to go in another direction at that time, and there's no guarantee that Zyglis would have developed in the same way or even still be doing cartoonist without his slot at the News.

Finalists were Kevin Kallaugher for his Baltimore Sun work and Dan Perkins for his work at Daily Kos as Tom Tomorrow.

Congratulations to all three men. Zyglis receives $10,000 and a rewritten first line in his New York Times obituary.
 
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Go, Look: A Golden Age Sandman Story

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through May 2015

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April 23
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This

April 24
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (C2E2)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (ICE)

April 25
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (C2E2)
* If I Were Near Saratoga, I'd Go To This (ChaseCon)
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (Brooklyn Zine Fest)
* If I Were Near Knoxville, I'd Go To This (Marble City)
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This

April 26
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (C2E2)
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (Brooklyn Zine Fest)
* If I Were Near Knoxville, I'd Go To This (Marble City)

April 28
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This

April 29
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This

April 30
* If I Were In Ottawa, I'd Go To This

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May 2
* If I Were Near Jonesboro, I'd Go To This

May 3
* If I Were Near Jonesboro, I'd Go To This

May 7
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (Queers & Comics)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This

May 8
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (Queers & Comics)
* If I Were In Jacksonville, I'd Go To This (Collective Con)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (TCAF)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (Chicago Zine Fest)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This
* If I Were Near Dartmouth, I'd Go To This

May 9
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (TCAF)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (Chicago Zine Fest)
* If I Were In Athens, I'd Go To This (Ratha Con)
* If I Were In Jacksonville, I'd Go To This (Collective Con)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This
* If I Were Near Dartmouth, I'd Go To This

May 10
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (TCAF)
* If I Were In Jacksonville, I'd Go To This (Collective Con)
* If I Were Near Dartmouth, I'd Go To This

May 14
* If I Were In Atlantic City, I'd Go To This (ACBC)

May 15
* If I Were In Atlantic City, I'd Go To This (ACBC)

May 16
* If I Were In Atlantic City, I'd Go To This (ACBC)
* If I Were In St. Paul, I'd Go To This (MCBA)
* If I Were In Fort Wayne, I'd Go To This (Appleseed Comic Con)

May 17
* If I Were In Atlantic City, I'd Go To This (ACBC)
* If I Were In Portland, Maine, I'd Go To This (MeCAF)
* If I Were In St. Paul, I'd Go To This (MCBA)
* If I Were In Fort Wayne, I'd Go To This (Appleseed Comic Con)

May 22
* If I Were In Puerto Rico, I'd Go To This (PRCC)
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This (Comicpalooza)
* If I Were In Kansas City, I'd Go To This (Spectrum)

May 23
* If I Were In Vancouver, I'd Go To This (VanCAF)
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (Denver Comic Con)
* If I Were In Puerto Rico, I'd Go To This (PRCC)
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This (Comicpalooza)
* If I Were In Kansas City, I'd Go To This (Spectrum)

May 24
* If I Were In Vancouver, I'd Go To This (VanCAF)
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (Denver Comic Con)
* If I Were In Puerto Rico, I'd Go To This (PRCC)
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This (Comicpalooza)
* If I Were In Kansas City, I'd Go To This (Spectrum)
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This (DIY Cultures 2015)

May 25
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (Denver Comic Con)
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This (Comicpalooza)

May 28
* If I Were In Phoenix, I'd Go To This (Phoenix Comicon)

May 29
* If I Were In DC, I'd Go To This (Awesome Con DC)
* If I Were In Phoenix, I'd Go To This (Phoenix Comicon)
* If I Were In Dallas, I'd Go To This (Expo Dallas)

May 30
* If I Were In DC, I'd Go To This (Awesome Con DC)
* If I Were In Phoenix, I'd Go To This (Phoenix Comicon)
* If I Were In Dallas, I'd Go To This (Expo Dallas)
* If I Were Near Lyon, I'd Go To This (Fanzine Camping)
* If I Were In Spokane, I'd Go To This (Lilac City Comicon)

May 31
* If I Were In DC, I'd Go To This (Awesome Con Dc)
* If I Were In Phoenix, I'd Go To This (Phoenix Comicon)
* If I Were In Dallas, I'd Go To This (Expo Dallas)
* If I Were Near Lyon, I'd Go To This (Fanzine Camping)

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Events For June 2015 Onward Listed Here

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Go, Look: Annika Mellies

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Alex Dueben talks to Miss Lasko-Gross.

* Clifford Meth is once again marshaling one of his admirable efforts behind one of the great comics families, with a fundraising effort on behalf of the late Gene Colan's only son, Erik. If you're a Gene Colan fan, that's something nice you can do in the memory of that fine comics artist.

* Jeff Provine on Ares.

* this is fun and I think current: cartoonists analyze presidential doodles, presented to them without being let in on which president did which doodle.

* like many people in comics, the cartoonist David Lasky is frequently asked to recommend graphic novels. He decided to make a list, and finally put that list up on-line where we can benefit from it without having to trap Lasky in a corner at a cocktail party.

* finally, Paul Gravett picks five politically significant comics.
 
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Happy 41st Birthday, Didier Kassai!

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Happy 50th Birthday, Evan Dorkin!

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April 19, 2015


Go, Look: Legends Of Charlemagne Drawn By NC Wyeth

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

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If I Were Near San Jose, I'd Go This

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

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If I Were Near The Gold Coast, I'd Go To This

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

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

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through May 2015

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*****

April 23
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This

April 24
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (C2E2)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (ICE)

April 25
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (C2E2)
* If I Were Near Saratoga, I'd Go To This (ChaseCon)
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (Brooklyn Zine Fest)
* If I Were Near Knoxville, I'd Go To This (Marble City)
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This

April 26
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (C2E2)
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (Brooklyn Zine Fest)
* If I Were Near Knoxville, I'd Go To This (Marble City)

April 28
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This

April 29
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This

April 30
* If I Were In Ottawa, I'd Go To This

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May 2
* If I Were Near Jonesboro, I'd Go To This

May 3
* If I Were Near Jonesboro, I'd Go To This

May 7
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (Queers & Comics)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This

May 8
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (Queers & Comics)
* If I Were In Jacksonville, I'd Go To This (Collective Con)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (TCAF)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (Chicago Zine Fest)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This
* If I Were Near Dartmouth, I'd Go To This

May 9
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (TCAF)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (Chicago Zine Fest)
* If I Were In Athens, I'd Go To This (Ratha Con)
* If I Were In Jacksonville, I'd Go To This (Collective Con)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This
* If I Were Near Dartmouth, I'd Go To This

May 10
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (TCAF)
* If I Were In Jacksonville, I'd Go To This (Collective Con)
* If I Were Near Dartmouth, I'd Go To This

May 14
* If I Were In Atlantic City, I'd Go To This (ACBC)

May 15
* If I Were In Atlantic City, I'd Go To This (ACBC)

May 16
* If I Were In Atlantic City, I'd Go To This (ACBC)
* If I Were In St. Paul, I'd Go To This (MCBA)
* If I Were In Fort Wayne, I'd Go To This (Appleseed Comic Con)

May 17
* If I Were In Atlantic City, I'd Go To This (ACBC)
* If I Were In Portland, Maine, I'd Go To This (MeCAF)
* If I Were In St. Paul, I'd Go To This (MCBA)
* If I Were In Fort Wayne, I'd Go To This (Appleseed Comic Con)

May 22
* If I Were In Puerto Rico, I'd Go To This (PRCC)
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This (Comicpalooza)
* If I Were In Kansas City, I'd Go To This (Spectrum)

May 23
* If I Were In Vancouver, I'd Go To This (VanCAF)
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (Denver Comic Con)
* If I Were In Puerto Rico, I'd Go To This (PRCC)
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This (Comicpalooza)
* If I Were In Kansas City, I'd Go To This (Spectrum)

May 24
* If I Were In Vancouver, I'd Go To This (VanCAF)
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (Denver Comic Con)
* If I Were In Puerto Rico, I'd Go To This (PRCC)
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This (Comicpalooza)
* If I Were In Kansas City, I'd Go To This (Spectrum)
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This (DIY Cultures 2015)

May 25
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (Denver Comic Con)
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This (Comicpalooza)

May 28
* If I Were In Phoenix, I'd Go To This (Phoenix Comicon)

May 29
* If I Were In DC, I'd Go To This (Awesome Con DC)
* If I Were In Phoenix, I'd Go To This (Phoenix Comicon)
* If I Were In Dallas, I'd Go To This (Expo Dallas)

May 30
* If I Were In DC, I'd Go To This (Awesome Con DC)
* If I Were In Phoenix, I'd Go To This (Phoenix Comicon)
* If I Were In Dallas, I'd Go To This (Expo Dallas)
* If I Were Near Lyon, I'd Go To This (Fanzine Camping)
* If I Were In Spokane, I'd Go To This (Lilac City Comicon)

May 31
* If I Were In DC, I'd Go To This (Awesome Con Dc)
* If I Were In Phoenix, I'd Go To This (Phoenix Comicon)
* If I Were In Dallas, I'd Go To This (Expo Dallas)
* If I Were Near Lyon, I'd Go To This (Fanzine Camping)

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Events For June 2015 Onward Listed Here

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Happy 65th Birthday, Michael Dowers!

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Happy 62nd Birthday, Martha Thomases!

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Happy 90th Birthday, Jim Ivey!

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