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January 18, 2019


Go, Read: Tony Fitzpatrick On Absinthe Birds

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Go, Look: Brady Evans

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Collective Memory: Batton Lash, 1953-2019

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These are links to various mentions of the passing of cartoonist and illustrator Batton Lash, who died on January 12, 2019.

This entry will continue to be updated for as long as people

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Primary Mentions

* Adam Freeman
* Alistair Robb
* Andrew Farago 01
* Andrew Farago 02

* Barbara Randall Kesel
* Bleeding Cool
* Brooklyn Paper

* CBR
* Cecile Fleetwood
* Chad Cavanaugh
* Chip Mosher
* Clifford Meth

* Dan Conner
* David Lloyd
* Denis Kitchen
* Derf
* Don Simpson 01
* Don Simpson 02
* Don Simpson 03

* Georgia Ball

* ICv2.com

* Jamal Yaseem Igle
* Jann Morris-Penrod
* Jay Harper
* Jim Ottaviani
* Jim Pascoe
* Jim Treacher
* Jim Valentino
* Jim Wheelock
* Johanna Draper Carlson
* John Lustig
* Jon B. Cooke

* Margot Jackson
* Mark Evanier
* Mark Habegger
* Mark Wheatley
* Michael Aushenker
* Mike Kunkel
* Mike Olivares
* Mitchell Berger
* Multiversity

* Paulette Powell
* Paul Levitz

* Rafael Navarro
* Ralph Mathieu
* Randy Reynaldo
* Rebecca Hicks
* Rio Herrera
* RL Crabb
* Rob Imes
* Rob Salkowitz
* Russell Calabrese
* Ryan Claytor

* San Diego Reader
* Scott Shaw!
* Shannon Eric Denton
* Stephen Bissette
* Steve Conley
* Steve Saffel
* Syfy

* TCJ
* The Beat
* The San Diego Union-Tribune
* Tripwire

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Related Articles Of Substance

* Batton Lash Interviews The Wicked Witch 2014

* Chris Pitzer Photo From CXC 2015
* Comics Worth Reading Interview 2014
* Curled Up With A Good Book Interview 2009

* Exhibit A Press Web Site

* Lambiek.net Entry

* Moonlight Art Magazine Interview 2014
* Mr. Media Interview 2015

* The Karl Show Interview 2013

* Wikipedia Entry

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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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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)

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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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 57th Birthday, Mike Lynch!

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Happy 53rd Birthday, Charles Yoakum!

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Happy 85th Birthday, Raymond Briggs!

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Happy 48th Birthday, Yvan Alagbé!

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Happy 54th Birthday, Christian Durieux!

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Happy 46th Birthday, Alan Gardner!

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Happy 67th Birthday, Patrick Lesueur!

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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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January 17, 2019


Go, Look: Diigii Daguna

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Go, Read: Progressive Taxation: How Does It Work?

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The Never-Ending, Four-Color Festival: Shows And Events

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By Tom Spurgeon

* this article about the impact that social media has on community spaces also would seem to have a lot to say about comics community spaces with an even less thorough commitment to space in the real world.

* PFC #6 is on. That gathering of top-level talent for camaraderie-generating comics-making and exercises is a wonderful way to orient your show towards the act of comics-making. Everywhere you look is an interesting cartoonist.

* here's a call for entries for a comics-related contest tied into the Lake Oswego Festival For The Arts.

* finally: Comic-Con fixture Pam Noles has a big-bags conversion business, complete with store. There is nothing I dislike about this story.
 
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Go, Look: A Bunch Of Gill Fox Covers

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Go, Look: Three Stooges Comic Book Photo Covers

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Todd Klein on The Don Rosa Library Volume Eight. HW Thurston on Vanishing Act. Andy Oliver on My Father Was A Fisherman. Henry Chamberlain on Alpha: Abdijan To Paris.

* here's a story over at CBLDF using benign cartoons of Liz Climo's tagged by Tumblr as adult content that is not adult content, with blame put on the technology used and what many feel is an unfortunate decision to remove content of that type from the site in the first place. I have yet to read up on that whole thing, although I know that Tumblr fell out of favor with the majority of artists I know months and months and months ago.

* here's Comics MNT on the launch of an erotic series from BOOM!. I thought we'd have a lot more sexy straight-up superhero stories this decade. Something to look forward to, I guess.

* David Betancourt talks to David F. Walker.

* finally: the late Stan Lee and the not-really-her-name Olivia Jaimes share the industry person of the year survey honor at The Beat.
 
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