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June 25, 2018


Go, Look: Curmudgeons

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Go, Look: Maria Frantz

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Comics By Request: People, Places In Need Of Funding

By Tom Spurgeon

image* Katie Skelly is heading into the last several days of her tarot deck crowd-funder, looking to surpass a goal at which point everyone gets a Zodiac print. That's Leo to the left. Skelly is a prolific enough cartoonist that success with crowd-funding could drastically change how she approaches projects in general.

* Richard Sala does his part for a newsstand in Oakland.

* here's a campaign I totally missed to provide the writers Leah Moore and John Reppion some assistance through rough times, times that have come in the context of the generally low pay upon which the makers of comics depend.

* if you like your comics in the 1980s/1990s tradition of creator-driven genre material, there is collected Aztec Ace and new Scout.

* finally: it's always nice to see a cartoonist or comics-maker doing a charitable item just for the general good of that kind of work.
 
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If I Were In New Orleans, I'd Go To This

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through July 2018

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June 26
* If I Were In New Orleans, I'd Go To This (ALA Annual Meeting)
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This

June 30
* If I Were In Las Vegas, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Kuala Lumpur, I'd Go To This (Comic Art Festival KL)

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July 1
* If I Were In Kuala Lumpur, I'd Go To This (Comic Art Festival KL)

July 7
* If I Were In Montreal, I'd Go To This

July 12
* If I Were In Florida, I'd Go To This (Florida Supercon)

July 13
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This (Comics In The City)
* If I Were In Florida, I'd Go To This (Florida Supercon)

July 14
* If I Were In Las Vegas, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Florida, I'd Go To This (Florida Supercon)

July 15
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Buckeye Comic Con)
* If I Were In Florida, I'd Go To This (Florida Supercon)

July 18
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (CCI Preview Night)

July 19
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (CCI)

July 20
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (CCI)
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This (Comics In The City)
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (NVS Panel At CCI)

July 21
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (CCI)
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This

July 22
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (CCI)
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This

July 27
* If I Were Near Arlington, I'd Go To This (Blerdcon)
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This (Comics In The City)

July 28
* If I Were Near Arlington, I'd Go To This (Blerdcon)

July 29
* If I Were Near Arlington, I'd Go To This (Blerdcon)

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Events For August 2018 Onward Listed Here

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Go, Look: Marry Me A Little

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* some folks at VICE News went to Paws Inc. to interview Jim Davis on the 40th anniversary of Garfield. Garfield is a ubiquitous presence in the minds of al to of cartoonists under 40, adheres to its gag-strip strengths in much the same way the longest-running sitcoms do, and owns a specific trade format. That's not a bad list of interesting things about a strip starting a fifth decade.

* not comics: I still find it weird that the content of TV shows has become news of a sort. I think I would have been thrilled by the prospect of this a long time ago, and that it barely registers for me now. I'm not sure why. I think there are implications for comics here, mostly in that the content of most comics' narratives is beside the point now.

* good luck to Albert Ching with his post-CBR gig. Congratulations to him on a job well-done.

* Alex Thomas talks to Tim Bird.

* here's a report from a Liza Donnelly panel at Inspirefest. Donelly is very, very good on her feet in that kind of setting.

* finally: not sure why I bookmarked this Scott Gilbert comic, but I enjoyed re-reading it when I discovered it on a recent clean-up day.
 
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Happy 89th Birthday, Eric Carle!

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June 24, 2018


If I Were In New Orleans, I'd Go To This

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

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If I Were In East London, I'd Go To This

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

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Happy 70th Birthday, Michael Dooley!

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Happy 64th Birthday, Russ Maheras!

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June 23, 2018


Go, Look: Marry Me A Little

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OTBP: Pigheaded

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streaming; DVD
 
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If I Were In New Orleans, 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 In Sacramento, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In East London, I'd Go To This

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

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Happy 55th Birthday, Zoran Janjetov!

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Happy 43rd Birthday, Sacha Mardou!

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Happy 38th Birthday, Becky Cloonan!

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June 22, 2018


OTBP: Relay

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