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September 25, 2018


Bundled, Tossed, Untied, Stacked: Publishing News

By Tom Spurgeon
 
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If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

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

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through October 2018

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September 26
* If I Were In Brussels, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This

September 27
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)
* If I Were In Brussels, I'd Go To This

September 28
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (BCC)
* If I Were In Brussels, I'd Go To This

September 29
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (BCC)
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Brussels, I'd Go To This

September 30
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (BCC)
* If I Were In Brussels, I'd Go To This

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October 4
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (NYCC)

October 5
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (NYCC)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

October 6
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (NYCC)
* If I Were In Colorado, I'd Go To This (Mesa County Libraries Comic Con)
* If I Were In St. Paul, I'd Go To This

October 7
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (NYCC)

October 11
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

October 12
* If I Were Near Kendal, I'd Go To This (LAKES)

October 13
* If I Were Near Kendal, I'd Go To This (LAKES)
* If I Were In Manchester, I'd Go To This (Over Here Zine Fest)
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This

October 14
* If I Were Near Kendal, I'd Go To This (LAKES)

October 20
* If I Were In Las Vegas, I'd Go To This
* If I Were Near Cambridge, I'd Go To This (MICE)
* If I Were In Memphis, I'd Go To This (Memphis Comic Expo)
* If I Were In Santa Rosa, I'd Go To This

October 21
* If I Were Near Cambridge, I'd Go To This (MICE)
* If I Were In Memphis, I'd Go To This (Memphis Comic Expo)

October 27
* If I Were Near Derry, I'd Go To This (ComicCity)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This

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Events For November 2018 Onward Listed Here

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Mel Schuit on Coyote Doggirl.
 
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Happy 65th Birthday, Bob Layton!

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Happy 48th Birthday, Paul Pope!

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Happy 75th Birthday, Massimo Mattioli!

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September 24, 2018


Go, Look: Fabio Zimbres

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Go, Look: Ovadia Benishu

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Comics By Request: People, Places In Need Of Funding

By Tom Spurgeon

* here's Ngozi Ukazu and Taneka Stotts on what crowd-funding has meant to each comics-maker's career.

* I'm not sure I have a whole lot to put here today. I find searching Kickstarter difficult if not impossible anymore, in terms of yielding results that aren't the same results and I find both Kickstarter and Indiegogo difficult in terms of loading results with successful fundraisers rather than just fundraisers.

* this is a sweet story.

* one thing I will mention, in case it's the only thing I'm able to post: I hope people will consider donating to the crowdfunder for people that are being sued by Cody Pickrodt. People have been generous but the number of people that have given worry me; that's roughly 1 out of every five people that attends an SPX, where I would think quadruple that number would have a direct interest in supporting. I think those numbers should be more significant, and I further feel that a significant number of creators at all levels and in all forms should give. There will be corporate donations and ways to goose this to make it happen, but it would be nice if we get the biggest possible showing out of the initial, standard ask before Warren Bernard smartly -- and he'll do it smartly -- primes the pump. The strongest initial response we can muster is not on the organizers or the beneficiaries. It's on us.

* people keep giving to Jim Wheelock, although at this point I think it's fair to hope for an angel to do a major step-in, if one is out there.

* finally: one that I lost track of because I never saw it was the Comics Comics project with which Brendan Wright was involved. It did fine.
 
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If I Were In Brussels, I'd Go To This

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through October 2018

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*****

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

September 26
* If I Were In Brussels, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This

September 27
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)
* If I Were In Brussels, I'd Go To This

September 28
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (BCC)
* If I Were In Brussels, I'd Go To This

September 29
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (BCC)
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Brussels, I'd Go To This

September 30
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (BCC)
* If I Were In Brussels, I'd Go To This

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October 4
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (NYCC)

October 5
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (NYCC)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

October 6
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (NYCC)
* If I Were In Colorado, I'd Go To This (Mesa County Libraries Comic Con)
* If I Were In St. Paul, I'd Go To This

October 7
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (NYCC)

October 11
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

October 12
* If I Were Near Kendal, I'd Go To This (LAKES)

October 13
* If I Were Near Kendal, I'd Go To This (LAKES)
* If I Were In Manchester, I'd Go To This (Over Here Zine Fest)
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This

October 14
* If I Were Near Kendal, I'd Go To This (LAKES)

October 20
* If I Were In Las Vegas, I'd Go To This
* If I Were Near Cambridge, I'd Go To This (MICE)
* If I Were In Memphis, I'd Go To This (Memphis Comic Expo)
* If I Were In Santa Rosa, I'd Go To This

October 21
* If I Were Near Cambridge, I'd Go To This (MICE)
* If I Were In Memphis, I'd Go To This (Memphis Comic Expo)

October 27
* If I Were Near Derry, I'd Go To This (ComicCity)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This

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Events For November 2018 Onward Listed Here

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Go, Look: Julian Glander

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Matt Seneca on Poochytown. Man, I thought that was a great book.

* missed it: Ronald Wimberly on CNN from a couples of weeks back talking about that awful Serena Williams cartoon.

* Dalton Webb is right: this does look like a 1980s sitcom. I'd watch the shit out of that show.

* not comics: off to Dead Horse Bay with Julia Wertz, caught on audio.

* not comics: don't know how I stumbled onto this article because I don't seek out this kind of thing, but I think I agree with its general thrust -- or at least as much as I picked up on a single, quick read. There's a lot of frustration for people that comes with being set up to pursue dumbass goals, and there's hardly any mention of the public good, period. When financial goals become abstracted, the realities of what to buy and when and how can be manipulate to make your life less meaningful and pleasurable. I think cartoonists know about this a little more than other people because of the scale inherent to our profession. It can be a good life, the comics life, despite its hardships.

* man, look at all those Richard Sala drawings.

* finally: Nicholas Dekker profiles Bryan Christopher Moss.
 
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Happy 51st Birthday, Shinobu Kaitani!

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Happy 11th Anniversary, Secret Acres!

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Happy 35th Birthday, Sophia Wiedeman!

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September 23, 2018


Go, Read: Rick Marschall Remembers Bob Kane

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

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

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

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through October 2018

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*****

September 24
* If I Were In Brussels, I'd Go To This

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

September 26
* If I Were In Brussels, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This

September 27
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)
* If I Were In Brussels, I'd Go To This

September 28
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (BCC)
* If I Were In Brussels, I'd Go To This

September 29
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (BCC)
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Brussels, I'd Go To This

September 30
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (BCC)
* If I Were In Brussels, I'd Go To This

*****

October 4
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (NYCC)

October 5
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (NYCC)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

October 6
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (NYCC)
* If I Were In Colorado, I'd Go To This (Mesa County Libraries Comic Con)
* If I Were In St. Paul, I'd Go To This

October 7
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (NYCC)

October 11
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

October 12
* If I Were Near Kendal, I'd Go To This (LAKES)

October 13
* If I Were Near Kendal, I'd Go To This (LAKES)
* If I Were In Manchester, I'd Go To This (Over Here Zine Fest)
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This

October 14
* If I Were Near Kendal, I'd Go To This (LAKES)

October 20
* If I Were In Las Vegas, I'd Go To This
* If I Were Near Cambridge, I'd Go To This (MICE)
* If I Were In Memphis, I'd Go To This (Memphis Comic Expo)
* If I Were In Santa Rosa, I'd Go To This

October 21
* If I Were Near Cambridge, I'd Go To This (MICE)
* If I Were In Memphis, I'd Go To This (Memphis Comic Expo)

October 27
* If I Were Near Derry, I'd Go To This (ComicCity)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This

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Events For November 2018 Onward Listed Here

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Happy 80th Birthday, Jean-Claude Meziérès!

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Happy 62nd Birthday, Dan Day!

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