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

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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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Go, Look: Gang Busters #6

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* it makes perfect sense to me that the current use of Captain America by Marvel is based in part on the clever work Ed Brubaker and his collaborators did with the character several years ago now.

* here's an intriguing list of comics reviewers and writers-about-comics, mostly from the younger generation, compiled by a member of that generation (I hope I have that right). What might be interesting is how scattered they might feel in terms of choice of on-line representation.

* Joe Gordon on World War Tank Girl #1.

* finally, it's been a rough year for comics thus far and the closing of the satirical magazine Penguen one of the worst stories.
 
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Happy 49th Birthday, Marc Arsenault!

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Happy 47th Birthday, Nick Bertozzi!

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