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January 20, 2018


OTBP: Deserto / Novem

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through February 2018

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January 21
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This

January 24
* If I Were In DC, I'd Go To This

January 25
* If I Were In France, I'd Go To This (Angouleme Festival)
* If I Were In Long Island City, I'd Go To This

January 26
* If I Were In France, I'd Go To This (Angouleme Festival)
* If I Were In Los Angeles, I'd Go To This

January 27
* If I Were In France, I'd Go To This (Angouleme Festival)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Las Vegas, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Philadelphia, I'd Go To This

January 28
* If I Were In France, I'd Go To This (Angouleme Festival)

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February 3
* If I Were In Las Vegas, I'd Go To This

February 9
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (ALA Midwinter)

February 10
* If I Were In San Mateo County, I'd Go To This (Small Press Expo At PLCAF)
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (ALA Midwinter)

February 11
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (ALA Midwinter)

February 12
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (ALA Midwinter)

February 13
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (ALA Midwinter)

February 14
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

February 21
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

February 28
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This

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Events For March 2018 Onward Listed Here

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Happy 50th Birthday, Gerry Alanguilan!

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Happy 68th Birthday, Keith Pollard!

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Happy 42nd Birthday, Alexander Danner!

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Happy 74th Birthday, Bill Griffith!

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January 19, 2018


Go, Look: Caroline Picard

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Go, Look: Amazing-Looking Opper Art On Back Of Puck Magazine

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Go, Look: GLAAD Announces Its Media Awards Nominees, Including Its Usual Attention To Comic Books

You can read a general article about the awards here. It's nice to see a broader range of books noted in the nominees stage than in the awards program's first few years, where the lists focused on superhero comics. It still doesn't feel very alt-y, even in the broadest way that is defined, but there are now wider definitions of the kind of mainstream entertainments that these awards have always covered. It makes for a more interesting list, anyway.

Here's the full group.

image* America by Gabby Rivera, Joe Quinones, Ming Doyle, Stacey Lee, Ramon Villalobos, Walden Wong, Jen Bartel, Annie Wu, Aud Koch, Flaviano, Joe Rivera, Paolo Rivera, José Villarrubia, Jordan Gibson, Tamra Bonvillain, Brittany Peer, Rachelle Rosenberg and Travis Lanham (Marvel Comics)

* The Backstagers by James Tynion IV, Rian Sygh, Walter Baiamonte and Jim Campbell (BOOM! Studios)

* Batwoman by Marguerite Bennett, James Tynion IV, Steve Epting, Jeromy N. Cox, Stephanie Hans, Renato Arlem, Adriano Honorato Lucas, Fernando Blanco, John Rauch and Deron Bennett (DC Comics)

* Black Panther: World of Wakanda by Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Yona Harvey, Rembert Browne, Alitha E. Martinez, Manny Mederos, Joe Bennett, Afua Richardson, Roberto Poggi, Tamra Bonvillain, Rachelle Rosenberg, Virtual Calligraphy and Joe Sabino (Marvel Comics)

* Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love by Sarah Vaughn, Lan Medina, Phillip Hester, José Villarrubia and Janice Chiang (DC Comics)

* Goldie Vance by Hope Larson, Jackie Ball, Brittney Williams, Noah Hayes, Sarah Stern and Jim Campbell (BOOM! Studios)

* Iceman by Sina Grace, Alessandro Vitti, Ibraim Roberson, Edgar Salazar, Edgar E. Tadeo, Robert Gill, Rachelle Rosenberg and Joe Sabino (Marvel Comics)

* Lumberjanes by Kat Leyh, Shannon Watters, Carolyn Nowak, Ayme Sotuyo, Maarta Laiho and Aubrey Aiese (BOOM! Studios)

* Quantum Teens Are Go by Magdalene Visaggio, Eryk Donovan, Claudia Aguirre and Zakk Saam (Black Mask Comics)

* The Woods by James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas and Ed Dukeshire (BOOM! Studios)

I can't be the only one to notice that they listed all the creators, which is inclusion of a different type. This is the awards program's 29th year. They have two ceremonies: one in April, one in May.
 
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Go, Look: Birth Control Is More Than Just Birth Control

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

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Go, Look: 1000 Dead Draculas

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Frank Young on How To Read Nancy. Cheryl Lynn Eaton on Mary Worth and serial drama comic strips -- an older piece that popped up in my twitter feed. Jessica Plummer on Iron Fist.

* this is an interesting piece of news, that DC Comics looks like it will be taking a deep dive into gathering up all the various properties that Alan Moore made and to which they have some claim. So much for the last vestiges of their ineffectual firewall. I wish they would uphold the spirit of at least one of their agreements with the writer, if only for novelty's sake. I don't understand why they're doing this in that these are good characters that don't hold a lot of market oomph. They're basically pissing off future and current talent for the sake of like 800 more copies sold and conceivably a chance at a slightly better story. In life more generally we've reached a kind of end of the world scramble after pennies and nickels, so at least this move fits the spirit of the time.

* not comics; critics only have the power you afford them.

* finally: Kyle Hotz draws Marvel's King Asshole Dad, Norman Osborn.
 
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Happy 49th Birthday, Barbara Canepa!

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Happy 52nd Birthday, Guy Delisle!

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Happy 63rd Birthday, Thomas Yeates!

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Happy 70th Birthday, Joe Staton!

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Happy 47th Birthday, Scott Tipton!

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Happy 53rd Birthday, Frank Cammuso!

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Happy 47th Birthday, Don MacPherson!

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January 18, 2018


Mark Campos, RIP

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Go, Look: Arielle Jovellanos

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Go, Look: Open Letter To Sleep

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Go, Look: It Was The Worst Of Times

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Go, Look: Two Buyer's Guide Cover By Dan Adkins

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