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July 30, 2016


The Comics Reporter Video Parade


The Art Of Richard Thompson


Stan Lee Interviews Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis


Richard Thompson On Suburban Living


Gary Groth Interviews Jack Davis


Richard Thompson At The 2011 National Book Festival
 
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CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from July 23 to July 29, 2016:

1. Twin hammer blows to the pool of world cartooning talent: the passings of Jack Davis and Richard Thompson.

2. Comic-Con International ends without a major hitch, a relief in this era of world public violence.

3. Comic Arts Brooklyn is a go.

Winners Of The Week
I thought Ann Telnaes had a good week sketching the DNC, and Sergio won the Comic-Con Icon Award.

Losers Of The Week
People that threaten artists.

Quote Of The Week
"There is almost no money in comics whatsoever, and it is not packed to the brim with extremely nice, charitable people, and yet I have been blessed with the support of more than my share of those people, and they have handed me a career." -- Tucker Stone

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this year's comics images are from Fawcett

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Go, Look: Headline #64

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

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If I Were In San Antonio, I'd Go To This

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

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through September 2016

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July 31
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Ohio)
* If I Were In San Antonio, I'd Go To This (Texas Comicon)

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August 3
* If I Were In SF And Qualified, I'd Go To This

August 12
* If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Otakon)
* If I Were In Kansas City, I'd Go To This (Kansas City Comic Con)

August 13
* If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Otakon)
* If I Were In Kansas City, I'd Go To This (Kansas City Comic Con)

August 14
* If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Otakon)
* If I Were In Kansas City, I'd Go To This (Kansas City Comic Con)

August 17
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This

August 18
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Chicago)

August 19
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Chicago)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This

August 20
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Chicago)

August 21
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Chicago)

August 25
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

August 26
* If I Were Near Palm Springs, I'd Go To This (Comic Con Palm Springs)
* If I Were In Cleveland, I'd Go To This (BOUND)

August 27
* If I Were Near Palm Springs, I'd Go To This (Comic Con Palm Springs)
* If I Were In Cleveland, I'd Go To This (BOUND)

August 28
* If I Were Near Palm Springs, I'd Go To This (Comic Con Palm Springs)

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September 1
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (Fan Expo Canada)

September 2
* If I Were In Baltimore I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic-Con)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (Fan Expo Canada)
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This (SF Comic Con)
* If I Were In Helsinki, I'd Go To This (Helsinki Comics Festival)

September 3
* If I Were In Baltimore I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic-Con)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (Fan Expo Canada)
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This (SF Comic Con)
* If I Were In Helsinki, I'd Go To This (Helsinki Comics Festival)

September 4
* If I Were In Baltimore I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic-Con)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (Fan Expo Canada)
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This (SF Comic Con)
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This (SF Zine Fest)
* If I Were In Helsinki, I'd Go To This (Helsinki Comics Festival)

September 9
* If I Were In Richmond, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Richmond)

September 10
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Rose City Comic Con)
* If I Were In Richmond, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Richmond)
* If I Were In KC, I'd Go This (KC Zine Con)

September 11
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Rose City Comic Con)
* If I Were In Richmond, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Richmond)

September 15
* If I Were Near Kenosha, I'd Go To This (Kenosha Festival Of Cartooning)

September 16
* If I Were Near Kenosha, I'd Go To This (Kenosha Festival Of Cartooning)

September 17
* If I Were In Bethesda, I'd Go To This (SPX)
* If I Were Near Kenosha, I'd Go To This (Kenosha Festival Of Cartooning)

September 18
* If I Were In Bethesda, I'd Go To This (SPX)

September 21
* If I Were In Durham, I'd Go To This (AAEC)

September 22
* If I Were In Durham, I'd Go To This (AAEC)

September 23
* If I Were In Austin, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Austin)
* If I Were In Durham, I'd Go To This (AAEC)

September 24
* If I Were In Providence, I'd Go To This (RIPE)
* If I Were In Austin, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Austin)
* If I Were In Durham, I'd Go To This (AAEC)

September 25
* If I Were In Providence, I'd Go To This (RIPE)
* If I Were In Austin, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Austin)

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Events For October 2016 Onward Listed Here

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Go, Look: Ryan Cody

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Happy 50th Birthday, Chris Sprouse!

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Happy 61st Birthday, Tom Ziuko!

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Happy 40th Birthday, Dan Nadel!

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July 29, 2016


Go, Look: The Tragedy Of Satan

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Collective Memory: Comic-Con International 2016

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Links to stories, eyewitness accounts and resources concerning the 2016 edition of Comic-Con International, held July 21-24 with a July 20 Preview Night in and around the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego.

This entry will continue to be updated for as long as people

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Institutional
* Festival Site
* Physical Location
* Host City

imageBlogs And Personal Journals
* Mark Evanier 01
* Mark Evanier 02
* Mark Evanier 03
* Mark Evanier 04
* Mark Evanier 05
* Mark Evanier 06
* Phil Nel
* The Beat

Facebook
* Community Page
* Brian Doherty

Miscellaneous
* Photos From Mid-'70s Comic-Con

News Stories And Columns
* CCI 01
* CCI 02
* Forbes
* Inverse
* Newsarama
* Time
* Washington Post 01
* Washington Post 02

Photos
* boingboing
* Comicbook.com
* Nerdist
* Variety

Twitter
* #SDCC
* #SDCC2016

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Remember: Jaime Hernandez Has Always Been Great

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By Request Extra: Jackie Estrada And Batton Lash Raising Money To Provide Care For Their Cat

Here. It looks like a nice cat.
 
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Go, Look: Crime Must Pay The Penalty #4

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Tucker Stone Has Been Around For An Entire Decade And We'll All Be Dead Soon

Interview here.
 
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Go, Look: A Comic By Chris Pitzer

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Assembled, Zipped, Transferred And Downloaded: News From Digital

By Tom Spurgeon

* congratulations to Caitlin Rosberg on 12 months of reviewing only works by people of color. That is wholly admirable, and I'm glad it had a positive effect on the writer as well.

image* I have yet to post about these free Cerebus collage-style comics made from existing art, part of a publicity effort for a future Cerebus project of the same sort and for the digital versions of the 300-issue series.

* a webcomics-maker owns the domain name ClintonKaine.com.

* Maren Williams profiles The Solar Grid.

* I had a few people ask me why Matthew Inman won the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award and I direct them here.

* Steve Hamaker has started on the second book of his Plox series.

* finally, there's apparently a webcomics effort key to the workings a beauty-business empire.
 
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If I Were Near Columbus, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In San Antonio, I'd Go To This

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

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Go, Look: Warren Kremer Tryout Art

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* I'm sure this comic is professionally done and will have its fans, but I'm struck by how all the new takes on things look like the last eleven new takes on that thing.

* not comics: Bill Kristol crushes Scott Adams.

* finally, Chip Zdarsky and Margaret Atwood talk about where Superman's clothes go.
 
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Happy 69th Birthday, Baru!

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