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November 15, 2018


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

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By Tom Spurgeon

* Lucca Comics & Games claims over a quarter of a million in attendance at this year's show.

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

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

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If I Am On-Line, I Will Likely Go To This

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Alex Hoffman on Mother's Walk.

* count Team Black Hammer as the latest creators to receive a cross-media deal for their work.

* finally: this made me laugh.
 
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Happy 46th Birthday, Gus Mastrapa!

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Happy 49th Birthday, Jessica Abel!

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Happy 55th Birthday, Renée French!

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Happy 51st Birthday, Ariel Olivetti!

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November 14, 2018


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

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

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

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

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

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through December 2018

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November 15
* If I Were In Asheville, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Miami, I'd Go To This (Miami Book Fair)
* If I Am On-Line, I Will Likely Go To This

November 16
* If I Were In Knoxville, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Miami, I'd Go To This (Miami Book Fair)

November 17
* If I Were In Las Vegas, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Nashville, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This
* If I Were Near White River Junction, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Miami, I'd Go To This (Miami Book Fair)
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This (Zine Fest Houston)
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

November 18
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Buckeye Comic Con)
* If I Were In Evansville, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Miami, I'd Go To This (Miami Book Fair)
* If I Were In Abingdon, I'd Go To This

November 20
* If I Were In Memphis, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This

November 25
* If I Were In Cleveland, I'd Go To This (Genghis Con)

November 29
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This

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December 7
* If I Were In Delhi, I'd Go To This (Delhi Comic Con)
* If I Were In Paris, I'd Go To This (SOBD)

December 8
* If I Were In Las Vegas, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Delhi, I'd Go To This (Delhi Comic Con)
* If I Were In Paris, I'd Go To This (SOBD)

December 9
* If I Were In Delhi, I'd Go To This (Delhi Comic Con)
* If I Were In Paris, I'd Go To This (SOBD)

December 11
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This

December 13
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This

December 18
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

December 22
* If I Were In Mumbai, I'd Go To This (Mumbai Comic Con)

December 23
* If I Were In Mumbai, I'd Go To This (Mumbai Comic Con)

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Events For January 2019 Onward Listed Here

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Matt Seneca on Amnesia: The Lost Films of Francis D. Longfellow #1.

* I saw Al this weekend; he looked well. We were roommates briefly 1000 years ago, friends before and after. As I was explaining to a friend how intense Al's fans were on the stairs of CAB someone stopped, yelled in my direction "Al Columbia is here!?!" And then ran back inside. "Like that," I said to my friend.

* not comics: this is just awful. I know she did some comics coverage as part of her feature writing.

* here's an exploration of the paper shortage's impact on comics publishing. I already saw this happen with a few books that were supposed to be at CXC not making it here. Also, the local paper increased its price. As much

* finally: "No, no, Aquaman."
 
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Happy 60th Birthday, Edd Vick!

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Happy 50th Birthday, Brad Mackay!

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Happy 35th Birthday, Jen Vaughn!

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Happy 45th Birthday, Anders Nilsen!

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November 13, 2018


Bundled, Tossed, Untied And Stacked: Publishing News

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By Tom Spurgeon

* above is from a Facebook post by Larry Gonick. I'm not sure I knew about the forthcoming Cartoon Biology book.

* I keep intending to make a stand-alone post about Conundrum's press announcement for Spring 2019, but since it still isn't done, I'll place a link in this column. That looks like it has a chance to be a strong group of books. Among those listed, I'm most interested in the Joan Steacy.

* finally: Damian Alexander's Other Boys is going to First Second via Robyn Chapman.
 
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If I Were In New Orleans, I'd Go To This

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

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Alex Hoffman on Incision.
 
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Happy 47th Birthday, Sara Ryan!

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