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January 22, 2018

Go, Look: Alejandra Espino

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Progress In Prageeth Ekneligoda Case Focuses On Missing Documents

Any progress at all in the case of the missing, presumed dead journalist and cartoonist follow a Sri Lankan election in which he wrote editorials against those in power is sort of a miracle. All respect to the Ekneligoda's wife Sandya for everything uncovered to date. As the article makes clear, there is still a long, long way to go to making human rights charges stick.
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Go, Watch: Your Black Friend

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Go, Look: Tatsuro Kiuchi

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Comics By Request: People, Places In Need Of Funding

By Tom Spurgeon

* I'm still trying to figure out the comics/illustration category on Kickstarter and the general drift of on-line charity sites in general. Here's one that I hadn't seen before. Columbus-based publisher Ken Eppstein is looking for a loan. I'm on board for this one. He's my local, ethical small press publisher.

* I did see one listing that I knew was comics-oriented and that had a little bit of a pedigree to it: support for 2018's slate at Birdcage Bottom Books. Ten thousand sounds like a modest ask for a set of projects like that.

* finally: I don't know that I've ever seen a fundraiser for a store visit before, but why not? It's already successful.
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Go, Look: Virgil Partch In Pictorial Review

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Go, Look: Graphic Storytelling 2017

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Paul Tumey surveys a bunch of comics, including the latest Art Young collection.

* creators Kurt Busiek and Erik Larsen are having something of a sprawling Twitter argument about what might be needed in terms of narrative/concept tweaks to give a Fantastic Four comic the best chance to find an audience. I think that's a hard task; I think Marvel provided the Lee/Kirby team with some fine creators over the last ten years of their serial run. I think a lot of superhero comics would be improved by crawling out of their own asses a bit, tell exciting adventure stories without making them commentary on "the brand" of the title, but that's just me.

* I bookmarked this story about Stan Lee being swindled when it came out, but thought it worth posting again as he's been charged -- at least publicly, if not legally -- with harassment.

* finally: I believe the creators here and in almost every case like this: it's not exactly comics, but be warned there are people who hover around at all levels of creative endeavor that will take money from you that you almost certainly deserve. Be careful out there.
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Happy 37th Birthday, Jordan Shiveley!

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Happy 48th Birthday, Alex Ross!

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Happy 60th Birthday, Howard Mackie!

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January 21, 2018

OTBP: Awaiting The Collapse

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Collective Memory: Best Comics And Graphic Novels Lists For 2017


These are links to various Best-Of-2017 comics and graphic novels lists.

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


Primary Lists

* Zainab Akhtar
* AV Club

* Barnes And Noble
* Bleeding Cool
* Broken Frontier 01
* Broken Frontier 02

* Ryan C 01
* Ryan C 02
* Richmond Clements
* 01
* 02
* 01
* 02
* 03
* 04
* 05
* 06
* 07
* 08
* 09
* 10
* Comicosity

* Dorkly

* Daniel Elkin

* EW

* Fantom Comics
* Forbes

* Gamespot
* Goodreads
* Joe Gordon
* Graphic Policy

* Lisa Hanawalt
* Heat Vision
* Alex Hoffmann
* Kevin Huizenga

* 01
* 02
* 03
* iearths
* io9

* Chase Magnett
* Chris Mautner
* Joe McCulloch
* JA Micheline

* Newsarama

* Observer

* Paste 01
* Paste 02
* Polygon
* PW

* Oliver Ristau

* Matt Seneca
* Slackjaw Punks
* Zack Soto
* SyFy 01
* SyFy 02

* The Beat 01
* The Beat 02
* The Star
* The Verge
* Thoughtco

* Uproxx

* Vulture

* Washington Post
* Matthew Wells
* Whatculture
* Wired




Related Lists
* Vice's Weird Joke Column That No One Laughed At




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Go, Look: Two Alack Sinner Prints

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OTBP: The Big Me Book

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

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

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Happy 39th Birthday, Till Thomas!

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Happy 62nd Birthday, Mark Martin!

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Happy 61st Birthday, Bob Weber Jr.!

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January 20, 2018

The Comics Reporter Video Parade

Riad Sattouf's Advice To Young Cartoonists

Trailer For The Cartoonist From Fukushima

Trailer For Don't Worry He Won't Get Far On Foot

Shaenon Garrity Profiled

Six Shelter Stories, By Way Of Mutts
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OTBP: Deserto / Novem

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Happy 50th Birthday, Gerry Alanguilan!

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Happy 68th Birthday, Keith Pollard!

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Happy 42nd Birthday, Alexander Danner!

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