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May 26, 2019


Go, Listen: We Read Comics On Archer Coe

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Go, Look: Donya Todd

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

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Happy 49th Birthday, Nick Bertozzi!

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Happy 42nd Birthday, Dave Roman!

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Happy 51st Birthday, Marc Arsenault!

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Happy 52nd Birthday, James Kochalka!

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Happy 42nd Birthday, Raina Telgemeier!

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May 25, 2019


OTBP: Junior

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Go, Bookmark: Relaunched Comics Workbook Site

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The Upstairs Bedroom Is Back Open For Visitors

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Godspeed Frankie Santoro on his way back to Pittsburgh having received English-language copies of his Fall book of the same name and finished his Billy Ireland research award work during a fruitful recent stay in Columbus. Hard to imagine a better comics visit, but we're always willing to try. Comics can be a depressing pain in the ass, and there's a lot of basic-human work to do, but every summer is a gift with potential to be spent. Let's all have a great summer-program and festivals-galore season. Be nice to one another. Life is short and a life in comics even shorter.
 
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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through June 2019

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May 26
* If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This (LA Zine Fest)

May 31
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (Denver Pop Culture Con)

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June 1
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (Comic Con Revolution)
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (Denver Pop Culture Con)
* If I Were In New Orleans, I'd Go To This (Big Easy Con)
* If I Were In Shrewsbury, I'd Go To This (Comics Salopia)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (CAKE)
* If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This

June 2
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (Comic Con Revolution)
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (Denver Pop Culture Con)
* If I Were In New Orleans, I'd Go To This (Big Easy Con)
* If I Were In Shrewsbury, I'd Go To This (Comics Salopia)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (CAKE)

June 4
* If I Were In Vancouver, I'd Go To This (CSSC Annual Conference)

June 5
* If I Were In Vancouver, I'd Go To This (CSSC Annual Conference)

June 8
* If I Were In St. Louis, I'd Go To This (Ghostbusters Fan Fest)

June 9
* If I Were In St. Louis, I'd Go To This (Ghostbusters Fan Fest)

June 13
* If I Were In Philadelphia, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)

June 14
* If I Were In Charlotte, I'd Go To This (Heroes)
* If I Were In Philadelphia, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)

June 15
* If I Were In Charlotte, I'd Go To This (Heroes)
* If I Were In Philadelphia, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)
* If I Were In Olympia, I'd Go To This (Olympia Comics Fest)

June 16
* If I Were In Charlotte, I'd Go To This (Heroes)
* If I Were In Philadelphia, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)

June 22
* If I Were in Gahanna, I'd Go To This

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Events For July 2019 Onward Listed Here

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Happy 62nd Birthday, Terry Nantier!

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Happy 62nd Birthday, Marc Hempel!

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Happy 70th Birthday, Barry Windsor-Smith!

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Happy 64th Birthday, Ken Avidor!

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Happy 63rd Birthday, Sal Velluto!

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Happy 66th Birthday, Stan Sakai!

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May 24, 2019


Go, Look: More From Jean De Wet

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Billy Ireland Acquires Collection From One Of Comics' All-Time Biggest Badasses, Oliver Harrington

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I'm totally not kidding about the badass part. Congratulations to Team Billy and please set me up at a viewing table.
 
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Go, Look: New Mutants Character Portraits

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Go, Look/OTBP: Meeting Comics

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* here's an interesting set of results from a recent Australian cartoonists survey.

image* Nate Beeler was laid off from the Columbus Dispatch after seven year as its editorial cartoonist. The quality of cartoonist expressing outrage proves very impressive. Beeler's departure looks to be part of this Gatehouse Media general pruning: a series of strategic deep cuts -- in part because they're all deep cuts at this point -- that will mitigate the damage as it goes along by tossing in a number of newsroom shifts along with the cuts. I personally like Beeler and hope he ends up on his feet with only a little dust to brush from his shoulders; his best work is ahead of him. One thing that might play into it is that Columbus is one of those cities that looks at talent as a civic resource: the self-conception of how a city works when it's a first-class city involves being able to feature a working editorial cartoonist. I'll return to this one a few times, I hope.

* intriguing follow-up facts from Daily Cartoonist: Rick McKee at the Augusta Chronicle was also fired. This leaves Gatehouse with one staff cartoonist on their 150-plus newspapers. We may be down to fewer than 25 staff positions.

* finally, Mark Evanier facilitates a few sentences on E. Nelson Bridwell.
 
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Happy 71st Birthday, Alan Zelenetz!

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Happy 59th Birthday, Wimbledon Green!

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