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June 17, 2019


Go, Look: Marlin Shoop

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Comics By Request: People, Projects In Need Of Funding

By Tom Spurgeon

image* a lot of charitable work or cartoonists involved with that kind of work at Charlotte's Heroes Con over the weekend.

* Team Cul De Sac reports a successful Friday night art auction on behalf of Parkinson's, and notes that next year will see a mix of personal and professional anniversaries that should make the auction a bigger deal than usual.

* most of the traditional comics charities were well-represented, like the CBLDF. Summer is a great time to do some general giving of the funds if you have them.

* folks were curious to see Dustin Harbin, he of the smashed face and the high-profile friends and allies list. They're at about $55K with those efforts, and it looked like Dustin was having a nice weekend sales-wise. I was relieved to see him; he adds a lot to the general comics culture.
 
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Go, Look: Davor Gromilovic Images Gallery

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Go, Listen/Missed It: Gil Roth Talks To Seth

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Greg Hunter on Clue: Candlestick #1. Sean Witzke on Thumbs #1.

* Ryan Place visits the MSU comic book archives and checks in with Randy Scott.

* DD Degg takes an informed walk through various reactions to the Times' decision to rid all editions of editorial cartoonists because of blowback from a freelancer's cartoon that made it into their paper in a way that brought with it some expressed regret. I firmly believe in comics as a powerful journalistic tool, I just wish there were more rigorous, exciting examples to toss out there. There also some statements that seem to want to re-argue Hebdo, or at least nod in the direction of its aftermath's affront to comics' received wisdom, if only from a no-respect angle. This, of course, is a terrible idea.

* finally: wow. That Patrick Dean is making art like this despite his recent ALS-related physical decline is awesome and inspiring. I hope it got a fine bid.
 
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Happy 38th Birthday, James Andre!

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Happy 44th Birthday, Pauline Martin!

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Happy 62nd Birthday, Hilary Barta!

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Happy 71st Birthday, Chance Browne!

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Happy 50th Birthday, Bart Beaty!

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Happy 69th Birthday, Bill Sherman!

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June 16, 2019


Go, Look: Emily Glassmeyer On Udo J. Keppler

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

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If I Were In Ann Arbor, I'd Go To This

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through July 2019

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

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July 11
* If I Were In Brighton, I'd Go To This (Graphic Medicine)

July 12
* If I Were In Northern Virginia, I'd Go To This (Blerdcon)
* If I Were In Brighton, I'd Go To This (Graphic Medicine)
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This

July 13
* If I Were In Northern Virginia, I'd Go To This (Blerdcon)
* If I Were In Brighton, I'd Go To This (Graphic Medicine)
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This
July 14
* If I Were In Northern Virginia, I'd Go To This (Blerdcon)

July 17
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (Comic-Con Preview Night)

July 18
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (Comic-Con International)

July 19
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (Comic-Con International)
* If I Were In Boise, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This

July 20
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (Comic-Con International)
* If I Were In Boise, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)

July 21
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (Comic-Con International)
* If I Were In Boise, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)

July 26
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This

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Events For August 2019 Onward Listed Here

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Happy 40th Birthday, Arne Bellstorf!

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Happy 39th Birthday, Sarah Glidden!

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Happy 53rd Birthday, Killoffer!

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Happy 46th Birthday, Vito Delsante!

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Happy 36th Birthday, Austin Kleon!

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Happy 52nd Birthday, Arnold Pander!

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Happy 89th Birthday, Frank Thorne!

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June 15, 2019


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

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

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If I Were In Ann Arbor, I'd Go To This

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