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April 19, 2019


Kazuo Koike, RIP

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

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

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* it is so sad that anyone associated with billions of dollars of profit generation has to have family members go into debt for their primary care. Literally drunk bros in Vegas, some of the worst people on the planet, are more generous tipping people who stood near cards that came their way for a couple of hours than creative industry people are for an act of creation that provided them with untold riches. We are an awful people.
 
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Happy 51st Birthday, Mark McMurray!

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Happy 65th Birthday, Steve Schanes!

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Happy 94th Birthday, Jim Ivey!

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Happy 66th Birthday, Martha Thomases!

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Happy 42nd Birthday, Max Riffner!

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Happy 69th Birthday, Michael Dowers!

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April 18, 2019


Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Josh Kramer on A Fire Story. Robert Kirby on Blossoms In Autumn.

* this is a loathsome story about a loathsome human being: Al Capp. That world is still with us because those that lived through it still are. Also because it's still with us.

* by request extra: Hans Rickheit is funding beautiful new comics via classic on-line mechanisms.

* Malky McCormick, RIP.

* Melissa Kravitz talks to Bob Eckstein.

* I couldn't process these terrible comics for long enough to tell what's going on here.

* finally: a significant excerpt from Darwin: An Exceptional Voyage.
 
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Happy 62nd Birthday, Thierry Groensteen!

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Happy 67th Birthday, Roger Salick!

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Happy 59th Birthday, Darryl Cunningham!

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April 17, 2019


Monkey Punch, RIP

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Lauren Weinstein, Keiler Roberts Win This Year's Cartoonist Studio Prizes

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That's Roberts and her print entry Chlorine Gardens up top, with Lauren Weinstein's Fronter #17 story "Mother's Walk" on the bottom. Co-sponsor Slate has a write-up here. In addition to both of those comics being good ones, I think they're representative of the moment. Seek these comics out.
 
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If I Were In Montreal, I'd Go To This

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through May 2019

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April 19
* If I Were In Rhinebeck, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

April 23
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

April 25
* If I Were In Calgary, I'd Go To This (Calgary Expo)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This

April 26
* If I Were In DC, I'd Go To This (Awesome Con)
* If I Were In Calgary, I'd Go To This (Calgary Expo)

April 27
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (SPACE)
* If I Were In DC, I'd Go To This (Awesome Con)
* If I Were In Calgary, I'd Go To This (Calgary Expo)
* If I Were In Dayton, I'd Go To This (Gem City Comic Con)

April 28
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (SPACE)
* If I Were In DC, I'd Go To This (Awesome Con)
* If I Were In Calgary, I'd Go To This (Calgary Expo)
* If I Were In Dayton, I'd Go To This (Gem City Comic Con)

April 30
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Winnipeg, I'd Go To This

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May 1
* If I Were In Vancouver, I'd Go To This

May 2
* If I Were In Los Angeles, I'd Go To This

May 4
* If I Were In Winnipeg, I'd Go To This (Prairie Comics Festival)

May 5
* If I Were In Winnipeg, I'd Go To This (Prairie Comics Festival)
* If I Were In Montreal, I'd Go To This

May 7
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

May 8
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This

May 10
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (Pre-TCAF Programming)
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This (Comicpalooza)

May 11
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (TCAF)
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This (Comicpalooza)

May 12
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (TCAF)
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This (Comicpalooza)

May 16
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (CZF)

May 17
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (Queers & Comics Conference)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (CZF)
* If I Were Near Secaucus, I'd Go To This (East Coast Comicon)
* If I Were In Detroit, I'd Go To This (Motor City Comic Con)
* If I Were In Huntington Beach, I'd Go To This (NCSFest)

May 18
* If I Were In Ontario, I'd Go To This (Comic Con Revolution)
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (Queers & Comics Conference)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (CZF)
* If I Were Near Secaucus, I'd Go To This (East Coast Comicon)
* If I Were In Detroit, I'd Go To This (Motor City Comic Con)
* If I Were In Huntington Beach, I'd Go To This (NCSFest)

May 19
* If I Were In Ontario, I'd Go To This (Comic Con Revolution)
* If I Were Near Secaucus, I'd Go To This (East Coast Comicon)
* If I Were In Detroit, I'd Go To This (Motor City Comic Con)
* If I Were In Huntington Beach, I'd Go To This (NCSFest)

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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Events For June 2019 Onward Listed Here

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* for no particular reason I'd like to present this Fred Guardineer panel. Reading the paper in-costume is just asking for it, really.

* bundled extra: a comic-con related story in the Criminal series by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips will be out this summer for SDCC.

* every single one of us that spends any time covering Comic-Con International can feel for writer and con legend Mark Evanier's occasional no-fucks-given new stories.

* Scott Cederlund on Safe Area Gorazde. I usually enjoy re-reading Joe Sacco, more than many cartoonists.

* Zatara as drawn by Fred Guardineer was a hard man, what with covering people with gas he access by shooting the canisters!

* finally: Derf remembers a meaningful moment from his life that took place near Notre Dame.
 
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Happy 53rd Birthday, Noel Tuazon!

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Happy 55th Birthday, Ben Dunn!

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Happy 84th Birthday, Jiro Kuwata!

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Happy 72nd Birthday, Kazuichi Hanawa!

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Happy 65th Birthday, Jean-Pierre Gibrat!

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April 16, 2019


Go, Look: The Infinite Prison

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