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January 20, 2019


FFF Results Post #515: On Delay

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Comics Narratives Where There Was A Significant Delay -- For Whatever Reason -- Between When You Started And When You Finished." This is how they responded.

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Oliver Ristau

1. Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth (1978-2016)
2. V for Vendetta (1982-2003)
3. Bruno Brazil: La Nuit des Chacals/Sarabande à Sacramento (1973-2013)
4. American Flagg (1983-2009)
5. Nemesis, the Warlock (1980-1984)

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Buzz Dixon

1. Cerebus (1977 to 2004)
2. Flash Gordon (1934-1943)
3. I.N.V.U. (2000-2007)
4. Captain Marvel vs The Monster Society Of Evil (1943-1945)
5. Yotsuba&! (2003 - 2018)

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Tom Spurgeon

1. Camelot 3000 (1982-1985)
2. Avengers/Defenders War (1973-1980)
3. The Sand Superman Saga (1971-1994)
4. Miracleman Vol. 1 (1985-1994)
5. Peanuts (1972-2016)

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Andrew Mansell

1. Corto Maltese (1986-2019)
2. Lance (2008-2019)
3. Planetary (1999-2009)
4. Steve Canyon (1986-2019)
5. Clyde Fans (2000-2019)

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Sean Kleefeld

1. Section Zero (2000-2018)
2. Planetary (2001-2009)
3. Lone Wolf & Cub (1987-2002)
4. The Last Avengers Story (1995-2003)
5. Howard the Duck (1986-2016)

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John Vest

1. Omaha The Cat Dancer (1982 - 2013)
2. Border Worlds (1985 - 2017)
3. Rocketeer (1982 - 1984)
4. Puma Blues (1986 - 2015)
5. Alien Fire (1987 - 1995)

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thanks to all that participated

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January 19, 2019


Oh No Oh No The Entropy Twins Are Dead

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The Comics Reporter Video Parade


Bob Andelman Interviews Clay Jones


Jeff Stahler On Broad And High


Matt Harrison's Cartoonist Kayfabe Fan Comic


Anders Nilsen From A Mentoring Program


Marisa Acocella Profiled
 
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OTBP: N For Nadelman

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Go, Look: Bilquis Evely

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through February 2019

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January 22
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

January 23
* If I Am Near A Computer Or In SF, I'll Go To This

January 24
* If I Were In Angouleme, I'd Go To This (FIBD)

January 25
* If I Were In Angouleme, I'd Go To This (FIBD)

January 26
* If I Were In Angouleme, I'd Go To This (FIBD)
* If I Were In Oakland, I'd Go To This

January 27
* If I Were In Angouleme, I'd Go To This (FIBD)
* If I Were In Pasadena, I'd Go To This (Pasadena Comic Convention And Toy Show)

January 29
* If I Were In Toulouse, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

January 30
* If I Were In Paris, I'd Go To This

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February 1
* If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This

February 2
* If I Were In Norfolk, I'd Go To This (NOICE)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This

February 5
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

February 7
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Abingdon, I'd Go To This

February 12
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

February 14
* If I Were In White River Junction, I'd Go To This

February 16
* If I Were Near Long Beach, I'd Go To This (Long Beach Comic Expo)

February 17
* If I Were Near Long Beach, I'd Go To This (Long Beach Comic Expo)

February 19
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

February 22
* If I Were Near MSU, I'd Go To This (Comics Forum)
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)
* If I Were In Cambridge, I'd Go To This

February 23
* If I Were Near MSU, I'd Go To This (Comics Forum)
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)

February 24
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)

February 26
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

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Events For March 2019 Onward Listed Here

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Happy 54th Birthday, Frank Cammuso!

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Happy 50th Birthday, Barbara Canepa!

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Happy 53rd Birthday, Guy Delisle!

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Happy 64th Birthday, Thomas Yeates!

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Happy 71st Birthday, Joe Staton!

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Happy 48th Birthday, Scott Tipton!

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Happy 48th Birthday, Don MacPherson!

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January 18, 2019


Go, Read: Tony Fitzpatrick On Absinthe Birds

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Eisner Judges Pick Aparo, Tarpe Mills, Stevens, Turner For HOF; Four More To Be Voted In For July

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Announcement here. That's a diverse and interesting group -- by sample order above Jim Aparo, June Tarpé Mills, Dave Stevens, Morrie Turner -- and continue recent trends in selection. The judges also selected the nominated comics figures for voting. Four more will be named to the Hall that way. The latter group will be announced and both groups celebrated at the Eisner Awards in July.

The nominees are:

* Brian Bolland
* Kevin Eastman
* José Luis Garcia-Lopez
* Lynn Johnston
* Jenette Kahn
* Paul Levitz
* Alex Niño
* Lily Renée Peter Phillips
* Wendy & Richard Pini
* P. Craig Russell (pictured below)
* Bill Sienkiewicz
* Don & Maggie Thompson
* Akira Toriyama
* Naoki Urasawa

The Eisners have put their descriptions of the nominees here. I will certainly be able to find four nominees for whom I can happily vote, and I wish everyone good luck. One thing that strikes me about this list is I'm less certain than usual where the voting will land -- there are a lot of popular types of comics figures which usually receive voting attention competing against one another this year. Should be fun to see how it works out.

This year's judges are Chris Arrant, Jared Gardner, Traci Glass, Jenn Haines, Steven Howearth and Jimmie Robinson. Final round votes are done through Eisnervote.com.

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Go, Look: Brady Evans

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Collective Memory: Batton Lash, 1953-2019

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Go, Look: The Cost Of A Government Shutdown

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Assembled Extra: Comics Workbook Relaunching Site

Looks like we'll have a new Comics Workbook site in six weeks. It makes sense to have that site reboot itself every few years as much attention they spend on how exactly the basic models work on their behalf. I look forward to the result.
 
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If I Were In London, I'd Go To This

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Go, Look: Bill Everett Pencil Drawings Mini-Gallery

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Rob Clough on a bunch of comics by Reilly Hadden. Todd Klein on Green Lantern #3. Andy Oliver on Chlorine Gardens. Johanna Draper Carlson on Is Kichijoji The Only Place To Live? Volume Five.

* Heidi MacDonald calls attention to a recent Hannah Berry article about Berry's financial situation over a three-year stretch, and the saving grace of a partner making wages to live on. I think this is the new mission that now that the literary value and cultural impact of comics is no longer in question: return as much money and support to the creative class as possible. That doesn't automatically mean the problem is solved; my guess is that no matter how many cartoonists see a return that allows their work to be supported there will be three others that wish it to be so. But as many cross that threshold, the better; and to push at the limits of sustainable return better lets us know what's possible.

* finally: DT Max profiles Nick Drnaso.
 
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Happy 53rd Birthday, Stephen DeStefano!

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Happy 51st Birthday, Frank Quitely!

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Happy 47th Birthday, Scott Mills!

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