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October 16, 2017


Go, Look: A Fire Story

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Go, Look: Tom Heintjes On Penny

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Missed It: Zunar Book Banned By Malaysian Government

Here. I'm encouraged by Zunar's willingness to keep fighting by my goodness this situation doesn't seem like it will ever get better and this is before we get to things like the actual jail time that might be served for existing sedition charges.

There was a moment where I thought Zunar might have come out on top and get past the bulk of this, but it seemed to me at the time there was some law enforcement resentment that kept the pressure on the cartoonist. It doesn't seem that way now, it seems an entire system is leaning into him and at some point I fear Zunar's indomitable will to keep expressing himself won't be enough to avoid more dire outcomes than the already-horrifying harassment and travel bans and publishing obstructions he's faced thus far. There is no limit to the attention that can be paid to his plight.
 
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OTBP: Barrelhouse #17

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Comics By Request: People, Projects In Need Of Funding

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* Rich Tommaso has put out word that he could use some help. He's selling pages from Spy Seal here.

* there's a ton of stuff up at Kickstarter right now. Some of the names involved at various stages of success with their current asks are Josh Trujillo, Dirk Manning, Shaenon Garrity, Shawn McManus, Scott Christian Sava, Sam Glanzman and Danielle Corsetto.

* please consider supporting Zainab Akhtar's patreon.

* finally, Steve Lafler has a project up. It's a modest ask, but I wanted to spotlight it 1) because I like Steve Lafler's work and 2) I think of him as someone slightly out of step with kickstarter culture which I suspect means his audience going directly to his ask.
 
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Go, Look: Early Fritz The Cat Pages

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Go, Look: Smash Comics #29

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Dominic Umile on Tenements, Towers & Trash.

* festivals extra: Nick Mullins wrote about APE 2017 and I'm not certain I ever linked to it. He reached out to me personally to drive my attention to the article so I feel like doubling up is less of a sin than risking I skipped it.

* Dan Gearino profiles Jim Hanley, with photos to die for.

* finally: Darryl Cunningham dissects his own Graphic Science.
 
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Happy 59th Birthday, Mark Badger!

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Happy 44th Birthday, RM Rhodes!

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Happy 91st Birthday, Joe Sinnott!

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Happy 54th Birthday, Larry Young!

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Happy 73rd Birthday, Bob Hall!

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October 15, 2017


Go, Look: Goddard's Hooligans

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

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Happy 45th Birthday, Cat Garza!

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October 14, 2017


The Comics Reporter Video Parade


Trailer For The End Of The Fucking World


Opening Of Jim Blanchard Book Visual Abuse


Tom Batiuk Is Repackaging The Lisa Material


Al-Jazeera On Re-Opening Of Naji al-Ali Case


Jeff Smith On Columbus TV Promoting CXC 2017
 
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Go, Look: Irkus

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

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

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

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If I Were I In St. Louis, I'd Go To This

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Happy 39th Birthday, Vanessa Davis!

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Happy 73rd Birthday, Cam Kennedy!

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October 13, 2017


Go, Look: A Grim Autumn In San Juan

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