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November 21, 2018


Go, Listen: Me On Deconstructing Comics Talking Stan Lee

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my special tribute to Stan The Man in that I will NOT shut up
 
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Go, Look: Luigi Cavenago

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OTBP: Adventures In Drawing

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through December 2018

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November 25
* If I Were In Cleveland, I'd Go To This (Genghis Con)

November 29
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This

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December 7
* If I Were In Delhi, I'd Go To This (Delhi Comic Con)
* If I Were In Paris, I'd Go To This (SOBD)

December 8
* If I Were In Las Vegas, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Delhi, I'd Go To This (Delhi Comic Con)
* If I Were In Paris, I'd Go To This (SOBD)

December 9
* If I Were In Delhi, I'd Go To This (Delhi Comic Con)
* If I Were In Paris, I'd Go To This (SOBD)

December 11
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This

December 13
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This

December 18
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

December 22
* If I Were In Mumbai, I'd Go To This (Mumbai Comic Con)

December 23
* If I Were In Mumbai, I'd Go To This (Mumbai Comic Con)

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Events For January 2019 Onward Listed Here

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OTBP: Non-Comics Stuff From What Things Do

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Happy 46th Birthday, Rich Johnston!

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Happy 40th Birthday, Karl Stevens!

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Happy 70th Birthday, Larry Welz!

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Happy 48th Birthday, Rich Tommaso!

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Happy 65th Birthday, Greg Theakston!

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November 20, 2018


Go, Look: Heat Relief

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Go, Look: Why Your Trump And Putin Gay Jokes Aren't Funny

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

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

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OTBP: Emotional Data

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Dan Brown on Blame This On The Boogie.

* Marc Maron talks to Tony Millionaire.

* there are some beautiful images in this Gray Morrow police-type story, as good as anything you might see in that 1965-1975 period -- and as clichéd.

* check out Trina Robbins ruling the entire world in her Wonder Woman outfit, among other Wondrous Women.

* the rich don't live like you and me, by which I mean they can be assholes with little thought of serious damage being done to their lives.

* finally: here's a piece on coverage of a 1968 Bill Gallo "Sports Night" event. I'd say that was years ago but that really was a half-century ago.
 
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Happy 55th Birthday, Rian Hughes!

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Happy 52nd Birthday, Guy Davis!

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Happy 38th Birthday, Ryan Estrada!

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Happy 49th Birthday, Stephanie Gladden!

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Happy 52nd Birthday, Jill Thompson!

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Happy 67th Birthday, Carol Tyler!

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November 19, 2018


Go, Look: Eric Drooker Art Images Gallery

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Go, Look: Paused

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Comics By Request: People, Places In Need Of Funding

By Tom Spurgeon

* there's a lot out there in terms of giving choice even by the standards of right now with its constant attention to hundreds of asks. This extra juice will probably be there at least until the end of the year: with giving driven by recent election news, with a general buttressing of at-risk communities a giant concern and with another round of artists of all types suffering through alterations of recent healthcare insurance games as the fight against some sort of minimal insurance for everyone is joined. And we're in the primary range of end-of-year holiday giving. Give generously and with benign intent. It's a great thing you're doing, engaging with the world that way.

* still slightly dismayed that the monies raised for defense against defamation suits filed by publisher and cartoonist Cody Pickrodt has stalled a bit, albeit at an impressive 2/3 raised thus far. I think the ability for members of the cartooning communities to be able to speak freely about their experiences regarding other members of the community should not be constrained by the hassle of a lawsuit, and I wish this was seen more widely as a concern by comics in general.

* anyone out there want to become a Christmas angel?

* finally: I've been bad with this Fall's request for book-publishing funding, but here's a cute-looking project with a modest overall ask.
 
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