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February 17, 2018


The Comics Reporter Video Parade


Mr. Fish Movie Trailer


The Late Mark Campos Profiled


Robert Crumb Playing Guitar


Riad Sattouf On The Arab Of The Futuref


Never Saw This 2017 Al Roker Interview Of Stan Lee
 
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OTBP: Normel Person Mini-Comic

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

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

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If I Were In Kansas City, I'd Go To This

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Happy 48th Birthday, Hiroaki Samura!

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February 16, 2018


OTBP: Dark Age

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Assembled, Zipped, Transferred And Downloaded: News From Digital

By Tom Spurgeon

* Molly Hayden profiles Reza Farazmand.

* Daniele Dacco on webcomic turned successful print work Chester 5000.

* here's a comic used as a presentational/informational tool, a variation of comics-as-journalism that has a huge upside.

* finally: new issue of Panel X Panel available with sweet Katie Skelly cover.
 
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Go, Look: Helena Covell

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If I Were In Kansas City, I'd Go To This

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Go, Look: Novæ

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Robin Enrico on Ink Toby.

* not comics: this article on managing energy levels may be useful for some of you trying to carve creative time out of a day that may or may not rely on traditional structures. Here's a slightly related conversation.

* look at these adorable thank-you cards from House Of Fun.

* hadn't seen Jason's tribute to Mort Walker.

* I quite enjoyed this Mark Evanier story about jumping through hoops to make sure that veteran DC Comics artists had the scripts called for by their different contracts.

* not comics: I didn't get at all any of the controversy surround Barack and Michelle Obama's portraits, but I did laugh at Drew Friedman turning it back into a discussion of Shemp Howard.

* finally: Jack Cummins, RIP.
 
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Happy 35th Birthday, James Moore!

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Happy 60th Birthday, John Totleben!

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Happy 51st Birthday, Tim Bradstreet!

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Happy 50th Birthday, Warren Ellis!

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Happy 63rd Birthday, Len Strazewski!

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Happy 54th Birthday, Bill Williams!

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February 15, 2018


Go, Look: Magic Forest: Hold On

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Go, Look: Black And Red

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OTBP: Mirenda #4

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The Never-Ending, Four-Color Festival: Shows And Events

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* I think festivals can be a place where guests have the chance to meet with those offering business opportunities, and that is can be supported by the festivals. There are issues, but I think it can be done. I don't think that this is the way you do it, and the idea that Wizard gets a cut makes me barf in my mouth. I sometimes think they serve a purpose in comics, but other times I think we should just shut them off as best we can. This is one of the latter times.
 
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Go, Look: More Beautiful Moebius-Made Imagery

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Go, Look: 1962 Bud Sagendorf Popeye Sundays

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Todd Klein on Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #26. John Seven on The Smell Of Starving Boys. Ally Russell on Hungry Ghosts #1. Matt Seneca on Blue Teeth. Oliver Sava on Inside Moebius.

* the folks at SYFYWire discuss comics with which they fell in love. There are a couple of quirkier-than-usual choices here.

* I hadn't heard about this aspect of the Don McGregor-written Black Panther comics before now. I'm certain there were other characters that were presented in roughly the same way, though I don't have an example top of mind.

* finally: some mornings you get up and you just want to stare at all the Richie Pope art Google will bring you.
 
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