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May 22, 2019


Go, Look: If You Keep Passing These Bills, I'm Just Going To Keep Talking About My Abortion

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Not Comics: Amra Fanzine Covers

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through June 2019

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May 23
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This

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)

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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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* keep forgetting to pull these mentions of Rotopol on tour; hope I'll get around to individual entries of the shows.

* Joe Grunenwald joins many in the mainstream portion of the comics industry world to remember Justin Ponsor. Although the easiest-to-find stretch of the search engines don't seem to support it, it's easy to get at tweets about the economic ramifications of a working and respected industry craftsman working through cancer treatments or just simply working at all despite steady gigs for one of the bigger companies. I imagine this will have to happen 300, 3000, 30,000 times before making an impression, if then, but it's a conversation that needs to start happening.

* finally, Alex Dueben talks to Paige Braddock.
 
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Happy 50th Birthday, Mimi Rosenheim!


 
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Happy 35th Birthday, Whit Taylor!

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May 21, 2019


Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* congratulations and thank you to Lisa Hanawalt for this charitable poster/print sale. Also Katie Skelly did her part with a recent sale of her excellent tarot cards.

* I guess Ironjaw on Netflix isn't the most depressing thing I've ever heard, but it's kind of up there. If there's not a creator being rewarded, and the work itself is forgettable, I don't know why anyone should care. That seems like a grim business.

* this seems like a lot of labor to get at four runs of key comics.

* I can barely figure out why video and film efforts want video and film sequels in this crowded market, let alone a comic book one. Still, as poorly as many comics sell IU would imagine ever set of eyes on something is important. Also holy crap that movie was 15 years ago.

* finally: they keep talking about things related to the San Diego Con experience in San Diego, although I'm not keeping up with the article. It would be very nice if they could figure out transit from the airport and into town. If there were something similar to Seattle, that would be a huge boon for that show. It's amazing they're so successful given some of these longstanding structural handicaps.
 
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Happy 39th Birthday, Sammy Harkham!

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Happy 53rd Birthday, Mark Crilley!

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Happy 75th Birthday, Kim Deitch!

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Happy 44th Birthday, Neil Kleid!

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May 20, 2019


Justin Ponsor, RIP

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Go, Look: The Colonial Roots Of Cheese Pimiento

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Comics By Request: People, Projects In Need Of Funding

image* the 2dcloud-related crowd-funder has about six percent pledged with 16 days left. It's been an active item of discussion in my inbox, but I've talked to very few outright supporters of that project.

* it's hard to imagine that the wider comics community can ever argue they don't have enough money to fund things, when something like this goes over $10k. Anyone that wants art created by others to specifically suit themselves, I want to actively root against them.

* finally: here's another effort from Pacific Northwest College Of Art. It sounds like this column mentioned an earlier one.
 
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If I Were In London, I'd Go To This

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Go, Look: Alice Socal

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* could anyone with information about an award or awards program named after the late Mark Campos I've seen a whisper here and there but nothing comes back on basic searches. I was fond of Mark, and would like to boost word of it.

* I was never a Blab! guy, although I liked several individual features. Hard to beat this Drew Friedman ad, though.

* finally, festivals extra: we're getting close to the deadline on the Dash grant organized by Short Run. That sounds like a fun and useful program.
 
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Happy 46th Birthday, Mike Norton!

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May 19, 2019


Go, Look: Elijah Brubaker

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

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If I Were Near Secaucus, I'd Go To This

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

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If I Were Near Huntington Beach, I'd Go To This

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

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Happy 40th Birthday, Anne Ishii!

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