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May 26, 2018


Go, Look: Slightly Plural

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

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

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If I Were In Stoke-On-Trent, I'd Go To This

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through July 2018

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May 27
* If I Were In Montreal, I'd Go To This (FBDM)
* If I Were In Pasadena, I'd Go To This (LAZF)
* If I Were Near Riga, I'd Go To This (RZF)

May 31
* If I Were Near Erlangen, I'd Go To This

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June 1
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This
* If I Were Near Erlangen, I'd Go To This
* If I Were Near The Computer At 5 PM EST, I'd Watch This

June 2
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (CAKE)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This
* If I Were Near Erlangen, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Carrara, I'd Go To This

June 3
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (CAKE)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This
* If I Were Near Erlangen, I'd Go To This

June 4
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This

June 6
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This

June 9
* If I Were Near Crouch's End, I'd Go To This (CECAF)

June 15
* If I Were In Charlotte, I'd Go To This (Heroes Con)
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (Denver Comic Con)

June 16
* If I Were In Charlotte, I'd Go To This (Heroes Con)
* If I Were Ann Arbor, I'd Go To This (Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival)
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (Denver Comic Con)

June 17
* If I Were In Charlotte, I'd Go To This (Heroes Con)
* If I Were Ann Arbor, I'd Go To This (Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival)
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (Denver Comic Con)

June 21
* If I Were In New Orleans, I'd Go To This (ALA Annual Meeting)

June 22
* If I Were In New Orleans, I'd Go To This (ALA Annual Meeting)
* If I Were In Sacramento, I'd Go To This (Fandemic)

June 23
* If I Were In New Orleans, I'd Go To This (ALA Annual Meeting)
* If I Were In Detroit, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Sacramento, I'd Go To This (Fandemic)

June 24
* If I Were In New Orleans, I'd Go To This (ALA Annual Meeting)
* If I Were In Sacramento, I'd Go To This (Fandemic)

June 25
* If I Were In New Orleans, I'd Go To This (ALA Annual Meeting)

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

June 30
* If I Were In Las Vegas, I'd Go To This

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July 14
* If I Were In Las Vegas, I'd Go To This

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

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)

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

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

July 27
* If I Were Near Arlington, I'd Go To This (Blerdcon)

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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Happy 41st Birthday, Dave Roman!

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Happy 50th Birthday, Marc Arsenault!

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Happy 51st Birthday, James Kochalka!

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Happy 48th Birthday, Nick Bertozzi!

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Happy 41st Birthday, Raina Telgemeier!

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May 25, 2018


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

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

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

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Go, Look: Crime Machine

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Robin Enrico on My Dead Mother. Irene Velentzas on The Winner. John Seven on Kingdom/Order. Todd Klein on The Flash #46. Alex Hoffman on A Cat On The Chair. Oliver Sava on Dalston Monsterzz.

* James Moore writes in very broad terms about the crowd-funding elements of graphic novel creation.

* Third Eye Comics is up over at TCJ's super-necessary retail column.

* the editorial staff at the Seattle Times would like you to meet via video their long-time cartoonist David Horsey. Why wouldn't you?

* finally: here's an awful story about straight-up misogyny celebrated in Indian political cartooning.
 
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Happy 61st Birthday, Terry Nantier!

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Happy 61st Birthday, Marc Hempel!

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Happy 69th Birthday, Barry Windsor-Smith!

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Happy 63rd Birthday, Ken Avidor!

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Happy 62nd Birthday, Sal Velluto!

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Happy 65th Birthday, Stan Sakai!

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May 24, 2018


Go, Read: Douglas Noble Thread On Forgotten Anthologies

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

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By Tom Spurgeon

* a lot of the anticipatory chatter I hear is for Heroes Con, with some joy expressed over an appearance by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. One of the all-time great drawers at the premier drawing-culture show makes a lot of sense.

* VanCAF sounds like it was a good time. A lot of creators take the extra time to tell me they like that show, which is a blessing for the communities in Portland, Seattle and Vancouver itself. That was a hell of a special guest list.

* lots of cosplay at veteran show Motor City. The article claims tens of thousands in attendance.

* finally: Comic Con Palm Springs has bought a young, regional animation festival. I can personally attest that's a model that can work. Palm Springs' relative isolation might work against it, although it would definitely have the hotel infrastructure necessary to grow.
 
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If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

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Go, Look: An Oil Pipeline in Louisiana is Making a Bad Situation Much Worse

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