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August 19, 2018


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

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

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

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Happy 49th Birthday, Gene Ha!

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Happy 41st Birthday, Josh Cotter!

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Happy 52nd Birthday, Stefano Gaudiano!

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Happy 43rd Birthday, Adam P. Knave!

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Happy 39th Birthday, Josh Fialkov!

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FFF Results Post #510 -- Positioning

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Two Comic Strips You Like More Than The General Critical Consensus As You Perceive It, One You Like Just About The Same, And Two You Like Less; Use This Format. Include At Least One Modern Strip Whose Creator Is Still Alive." This is how they responded.

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Jamie Coville

1. Herman
2. Foxtrot
3. The Far Side
4. Bloom County
5. Krazy Kat [pictured]

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Tom Spurgeon

1. Franklin Fibbs [pictured]
2. Pros And Cons
3. Little Orphan Annie
4. Lil' Abner
5. Pogo

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Andrew Mansell

1. Johnny Hazard
2. Steve Canyon [pictured]
3. Doonesbury
4. Mallard Fillmore
5. Rose is Rose

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John Vest

1. Andy Capp [pictured]
2. Steve Roper & Mike Nomad
3. Chester Gould's Dick Tracy
4. Little Orphan Annie
5. Doonesbury

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Stephen Harrick

1. Jump Start
2. Broom-Hilda
3. Rhymes with Orange
4. Krazy Kat
5. Gasoline Alley

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thanks to all that participated; I took a pass on a few that named cartoonists instead of strips, which is why we have the sample list!

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August 18, 2018


If I Were In Las Vegas, I'd Go To This

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

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If I Were Near White River Junction, I'd Go To This

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

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Happy 51st Birthday, Brian Bendis!

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Happy 41st Birthday, Jenni Rope!

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Happy 44th Birthday, Kevin Church!

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Happy 35th Birthday, Lilli Carré!

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Happy 49th Birthday, Chris Allen!

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August 17, 2018


Assembled, Zipped, Transferred And Downloaded: News From Digital

By Tom Spurgeon

* I don't quite have the hang of Popula's comics section yet, but I guess they will be doing recurring features as part of it and one of them will be "Sex In Babylon" by section co-editor T Alixopulos.

* finally: Project Wonderful is gone. Here's an autopsy and a look ahead.
 
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If I Were Near White River Junction, I'd Go To This

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

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* I suppose I didn't all the way know for sure that Mike Mignola drew the Shadow, but I suspected this to be the case -- and I was right! There's a bunch of nice, random art out there right now. Gray Morrow convention art. A Mike Ploog Kull cover progression. A Ralph Steadman 1972 presidential campaign image.

* finally: everyone have a great time at Autoptic!
 
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Happy 49th Birthday, Tom McLean!

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Happy 62nd Birthday, John Romita Jr.!

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Happy 60th Birthday, Andrew Helfer!

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