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April 27, 2015


OTBP: Good Night

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Collective Memory: C2E2 2015

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Links to stories, eyewitness accounts and resources concerning the 2015 edition of the C2E2, held April 24-26 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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

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imageInstitutional
* Con Site
* Host Building
* Host City

Blog Entries
* Patrick Rothfuss

Facebook
* C2E2 Page

News Stories And Columns
* Bleeding Cool 01
* Bleeding Cool 02
* CBR
* ComicBook.com
* IGN
* Newsarama
* The Beat (Index)

Photos
* Chris Favero
* Scott DM Simmons

Twitter
* comiXology
* CM Punk
* Gabriel Hardman
* Nick Pitarra
* Ryan Lee 01
* Ryan Lee 02

Video
* Kinkin Wade 01
* Kinkin Wade 02
* Kinkin Wade 03

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Go, Look: Sketch Covers!

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through May 2015

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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
* If I Were In Chicago, 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: MW Kaluta Draws Tolkien

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Johanna Draper Carlson on Lumberjanes #13. Todd Klein on Autumnlands #3. Sean Gaffney on One Piece Vol. 74.

* a weird little run from Charles Schulz.

* those Sony Studios leaks are supposedly a wonderland of grousing and barely coherent cheap shots from people that seem crass and dumb. Stan Lee was one such target.

* Caitlin Moore makes a strong case that two Avengers actors slut-shaming the fictional Black Widow character matters in great part because that character does not get equal representation in terms of solo-movie screen time, publicity exposure or licensed products.

* here's where to meet the cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks on the road in 2015. She's very nice.

* Francois Vigneault shows off a cover idea for Titan #2, which will be out before the end of summer.

* not comics: Jeet Heer on the bridge collapse of spite and boring partisan politics that is this year's Hugo Awards. At some point, I would wonder after that this is a huge indictment of however those awards were set up, but it could be that this would happen anyway.

* finally, Jose Villarubia on a lovely Gene Colan Dr. Strange page and Colan's run more generally.
 
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Happy 62nd Birthday, Jan Mullaney!

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Happy 49th Birthday, Yoshihiro Togashi!

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Happy 37th Birthday, Sean T. Collins!

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April 26, 2015


A Welcome Back Home And Best Of Fortune On Their Recovery To The Very Funny Ty Templeton

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Go, Look: Little Lost #391 (Free Download)

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From James Sturm of Center For Cartoon Studies: "Every year CCS freshman have two weeks to create a comic in a predetermined classic-comic format. Little Lost is one of the best comics this assignment has produced. I hope you agree it's worth getting a few more eyeballs on."
 
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If I Were Near Knoxville, I'd Go To This

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

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Happy 85th Birthday, Bruce Jay Friedman!

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not comics, although certainly related to comics-makers and he wrote a great essay on working at Martin Goodman's magazine company called "Even The Rhinos Were Nymphos."
 
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Happy 49th Birthday, Michael Kupperman!

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Happy 45th Birthday, Matt Dembicki!

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April 25, 2015


The Comics Reporter Video Parade


Jonah Kinigstein Profiled


Jules Feiffer At SPX 2014


Making Art For The Internet Panel, SPX 2014


Bob Andelman Interviews Daryl Cagle


Dubious-Looking Newscast Reports On Garry Trudeau's Speech On Charlie Hebdo


Fun Home On Broadway
 
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CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from April 18 to April 24, 2015:

1. Adam Zyglis wins the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. Zyglis is the cartoonist at Buffalo News, and is part of the dying breed of staff cartoonists still set up out there. Kudos to the News for staffing that position.

2. Roz Chast wins a Heinz Award, which comes with a $250K cash outlay.

3. DC announces a third series in the Frank Miller Dark Knight Cycle, to be called Dark Knight: Master Race. This is news for DC and for Frank Miller, given their success in the past combining for Batman-related projects, but also is a sign that the Fall season will be a hot one in the comics shops, with Marvel starting back up with their regular series after a summer of Secret Wars.

Winner Of The Week
I'd say Zyglis by a hair. It's still one of the three great honors in comics, and there's none bigger for someone that makes the kinds of comics Zyglis does. Lots of positive news stories this week, though.

Losers Of The Week
The New 52 initiative. It had its day and served its purpose, but that's not a happy ending.

Quote Of The Week
"When you write something, the goal is that your perfectly-crafted web posse will have your back. And if someone critiques you, that same perfectly-crafted web posse will defend you, regardless if your piece was good or shit; if the critique of you was accurate or unfair. That's not happening because anyone particularly knows or likes anyone, it's just that -- at some point -- it’s everyone’s turn to be judged. And everyone's scared to get destroyed, because the culture now is that any slip up can prove fatal." -- Rembert Browne

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the comic image selected is from the brief but notable 1970s run of Seaboard/Atlas

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Go, Look: John Byrne Marvel Team-Up Splash Pages

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

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

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

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

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

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Happy 88th Birthday, Albert Uderzo!

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