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December 11, 2018


Go, Look: Sylvia Plath's Last Plan

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By Request Extra: Darryl Cunningham Could Use A Boost

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Here. I have some Darryl Cunningham art in my home and it looks great on a wall. Nicest man, too. If you can help...
 
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Go, Look: House Of Flowers

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Bundled, Tossed, Untied And Stacked: Publishing News

By Tom Spurgeon

* Greg Goldstein out, Chris Ryall back in at IDW. PDF of the initial PR here: ryallbacktoidw.pdf It feels to me there's a big story of their last 30 months for one of us to cover.

* Joseph Ilidge is out at Valiant. I wouldn't feel comfortable contextualizing this story with a throwaway comment, mostly because I can't figure out what the proper expectation might be for this company performance.

* here is Avery Hill's summer 2019.

* new Ian Williams from Penn State University Press in 2019.

* a new company has announced an all-at-once format release strategy that will remind people of streaming movie services, I'm sure. It could work, although the numbers are so small for the vast majority of all publishing projects it will be difficult to tell. There has been some playing around with this notion, particularly the softcover/hardcover releases of works aimed at younger readers, and the release of a trade right on top of final serial release at a lot of companies now.

* finally: it's Dav Pilkey's world and we just live in it and buy his books if they print enough of them.
 
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If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This121118

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Go, Look: A Lee Elias Short Story

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Frank Young on Cecil Jensen and Elmo. Looks like more to come.

* Derf shares a common comics advertisement from years past.

* here is a horrible story of abuse within the comics industry, told by its victim. Here is a twitter thread in support by its author. Here is a commentary thread by noted and trusted industry advocate Jay Edidin. There is an enormous amount of casual exploitation and abuse at different levels of the comics industry, partly I think because of a baseline expectation that the industry exists in not a small way to facilitate social relationships in a way that even those involved would find alarming and viciously problematic in any other context. It demands the light of our constant attention, and our unqualified sympathy and support to those affected.

* Lew Stringer notes the passing of Terry Bave.

* finally: this is a hell of a story by Steve Lieber and it's amazing to me I'm just hearing it now.
 
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Happy 61st Birthday, Peter Bagge!

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Happy 54th Birthday, Lewis Trondheim!

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December 10, 2018


Go, Look: Mira Ong Chua

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Go, Look: Comics From The Free Health Care Clinic

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Go, Look: Imprisoned Heart

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Go, Look: America's Best Comics #15

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* team DCP talks to Rick Parker.

* not comics: "The Last Days Of Rookie."

* Robert Boyd on Hairy Who? 1966-1969.

* this looks to be a video profile of Dr. John Jennings and a Luke Cage-related exhibit.

* finally: what an incredibly nice thing. Congratulations to that pair.
 
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Happy 40th Birthday, Jason Leivian!

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Happy 59th Birthday, Chas Truog!

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December 9, 2018


Go, Look: Linette Moore

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Go, Look: Seein' Stars Gallery

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

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

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

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Happy 40th Birthday, Nate Neal!

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Happy 60th Birthday, Jack Ruttan!

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Happy 60th Birthday, Kelly Alder!

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December 8, 2018


The Comics Reporter Video Parade


Ed Piskor Talks To Tom Scioli


Jane Pauley Talks To Garry Trudeau


Ngozi Ukazu On Tour


Not Comics: The Story Of Lofty Cannon


Liza Donnelly At Barnard College


Signe Wilkinson At Villanova

the last four are from Mike Lynch's great blog, which everyone should follow
 
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