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May 28, 2017


OTBP: Ask A Cat

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

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

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

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

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

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through July 2017

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June 1
* If I Were In Philadelphia, I'd Go To This (WW)

June 2
* If I Were In Philadelphia, I'd Go To This (WW)
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

June 3
* If I Were In Philadelphia, I'd Go To This (WW)

June 4
* If I Were In Philadelphia, I'd Go To This (WW)

June 6
* If I Were In Brooklyn, I'd Go To This

June 9
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

June 10
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (CAKE)
* If I Were In White River Junction, I'd Go To This

June 11
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (CAKE)
* If I Were In Montreal, I'd Go To This

June 16
* If I Were In Charlotte, I'd Go To This (HeroesCon)
* If I Were In Sacramento, I'd Go To This (WW)
* If I Were Near DC, I'd Go To This (Awesome Con)
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This (ELCAF)

June 17
* If I Were In Charlotte, I'd Go To This (HeroesCon)
* If I Were In Ann Arbor, I'd Go To This (A2CAF)
* If I Were In Sacramento, I'd Go To This (WW)
* If I Were In Detroit, I'd Go To This (Comix Party)
* If I Were Near DC, I'd Go To This (Awesome Con)
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This (ELCAF)

June 18
* If I Were In Charlotte, I'd Go To This (HeroesCon)
* If I Were In Ann Arbor, I'd Go To This (A2CAF)
* If I Were In Sacramento, I'd Go To This (WW)
* If I Were Near DC, I'd Go To This (Awesome Con)
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This (ELCAF)

June 23
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

June 24
* If I Were Near Birmingham, I'd Go To This (The Birmingham Comics Festival)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

June 25
* If I Were Near Birmingham, I'd Go To This (The Birmingham Comics Festival)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

June 26
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

June 30
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (DCC)
* If I Were Near DC, I'd Go To This (blerDCon)

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July 1
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (DCC)
* If I Were Near DC, I'd Go To This (blerDCon)

July 2
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (DCC)
* If I Were Near DC, I'd Go To This (blerDCon)

July 8
* If I Were Near Clallam Bay, I'd Go To This (Clallam Bay Comicon)
* If I Were Anywhere In The UK, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This (QCE)

July 9
* If I Were Near Clallam Bay, I'd Go To This (Clallam Bay Comicon)
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This (QCE)

July 14
* If I Were In Albuquerque, I'd Go To This (WW)

July 15
* If I Were In Albuquerque, I'd Go To This (WW)
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This (SLCZF)

July 16
* If I Were In Albuquerque, I'd Go To This (WW)

July 19
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (CCI Preview Night)

July 20
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (CCI)

July 21
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (CCI)

July 22
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (CCI)

July 23
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (CCI)

July 27
* If I Were Near Ft. Lauderdale, I'd Go To This (Florida Supercon)

July 28
* If I Were Near Ft. Lauderdale, I'd Go To This (Florida Supercon)

July 29
* If I Were Near Ft. Lauderdale, I'd Go To This (Florida Supercon)

July 30
* If I Were Near Ft. Lauderdale, I'd Go To This (Florida Supercon)

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Events For August 2017 Onward Listed Here

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Happy 47th Birthday, Tony Consiglio!

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Happy 70th Birthday, Lynn Johnston!

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FFF Results Post #477 -- Summertime

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Recommend Five Comics To Read This Summer. Every Comic Has To Be From This Year, Published Or Unpublished." This is how they responded.

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Oliver Ristau

1. Sous les Bombes Sans la Guerre, L. L. de Mars (Editions Tanibis)
2. Mirror Mirror II, Julia Gfrörer/Sean T. Collins (2dcloud)
3. 2001, Blaise Larmee (2dcloud)
4. There's Nothing There, Patrick Kindlon/Maria Llovet (Black Mask Studios)
5. Groenland Vertigo, Hervé Tanquerelle/Isabelle Merlet (Casterman)

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Dave Knott

* Crickets #6 -- Sammy Harkham
* Pope Hats #5 -- Ethan Rilly
* Slasher #1 -- Charles Forsman
* Ganges #6 -- Kevin Huizenga
* Titan #5 -- François Vigneault

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Tom Spurgeon

1. Uncomfortably Happily, Yeon-sik Hong (D+Q)
2. On The Camino, Jason (Fantagraphics)
3. Fante Bukowski Two, Noah Van Sciver (Fantagraphics)
4. You & a Bike & a Road, Eleanor Davis (Koyama)
5. Crawl Space, Jesse Jacobs (Koyama)

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Michael Dooley

1. Last Girl Standing, Trina Robbins (Fantagraphics)
2. Monograph by Chris Ware, Chris Ware (Rizzoli)
3. Masters of Spanish Comic Book Art, David Roach (Dynamite Entertainment)
4. Behaving Madly: Zany, Loco, Cockeyed, Rip-off, Satire Magazines, Craig Yoe and Ger Apeldoorn (IDW)
5. Dirty Duck, Bobby London (IDW)

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Stergios Botzakis

1. Volcano Trash, Ben Sears (Koyama)
2. Tarantula, Alexis Ziritt & Fabian Rangel Jr. & Evelyn Range (Adhouse)
3. My Favorite Thing is Monsters, Emil Ferris (Fantagraphics)
4. California Dreamin', Pénélope Bagieu (First Second)
5. Rock Candy Mountain, Kyle Starks (Image)

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Mario Filipe

1. Le collectionneur de briques, Pedro Burgos (6 pieds sous terre) [F]
2. Nagual, Diniz Conefrey (Quarto de Jade) [P]
3. Deserto/Nuvem, Francisco Sousa Lobo (Chili Com Carne) [P]
4. They Live in Me, Jesse Jacobs (Hollow Press) [E]
5. Mirror Mirror II, edited by Julia Gfrörer & Sean T. Collins (2dcloud) [E]

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May 27, 2017


Not Comics: Tokuriki Tomikichiro

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OTBP: You're The One That I Want

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Go, Look: Alberto Breccia Original Mort Cinder Art Page

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

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

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

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

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

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Happy 63rd Birthday, Mark Wheatley!

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May 26, 2017


Go, Look: Krish Raghav

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Go, Look: More Wordless Mid-Century Gag Cartoons

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Go, Look: Ronald Searle's Coloring Process

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Man With Weapons, Body Armor And An Apparent Hatred For Cops Arrested At Phoenix Comics Show

Here. This is terrifying in every way, and I'm grateful for the person that alerted the police about their acquaintance. It sounds on a first read/watch that the show, the people there, and the police themselves handled it in an affirmative way.

As to the thinking about, well... shit. I don't know if people dressing up at shows makes it harder to detect someone with bad intentions or whatever, going by the logic that someone in body armor would stand out at a collectible ceramics show more than they might at a comic show. I actually think not, given how aberrative behavior functions and the factors involved in what actually sets people off. The thought of it is not an indictment in even the tiniest way of those fun-loving communities, nor is it one if that does play any sort of practical role with how big shows do their security. I know people are sensitive enough it will be taken that way by someone, so my apologies. It's an outcome of the violence-as-solution culture of comics and western pop-culture more generally, I think.

No matter how this one came together and then came apart, there's certainly ample opportunity for tragedy at every assemblage of people everywhere now. I sometimes have the same feeling on Monday mornings after big shows that I used to have escaping injury as a young person playing sports. All shows need to think about these issues, in brisk, positive and open ways.
 
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Go, Look: Beautiful Bodyguard Sundays

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Assembled, Zipped, Transferred And Downloaded: News From Digital

By Tom Spurgeon

* the PAX events are going global. Those convention are still the gold standard for webcomics leveraging themselves into the space that is the subject of the comic strip.

* this article talks about Melanie Gillman's crowd-funder for a first volume of As The Crow Flies. That's an admirable comic. It seems poised to make its initial goals. It has the Spike Trotman stamp of approval, which I would guess to be a very good thing.

* finally, a relaunched web site by Eric Haven. Eric Haven is a very funny man.
 
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