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January 19, 2019


Oh No Oh No The Entropy Twins Are Dead

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The Comics Reporter Video Parade


Bob Andelman Interviews Clay Jones


Jeff Stahler On Broad And High


Matt Harrison's Cartoonist Kayfabe Fan Comic


Anders Nilsen From A Mentoring Program


Marisa Acocella Profiled
 
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OTBP: N For Nadelman

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Go, Look: Bilquis Evely

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through February 2019

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January 22
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

January 23
* If I Am Near A Computer Or In SF, I'll Go To This

January 24
* If I Were In Angouleme, I'd Go To This (FIBD)

January 25
* If I Were In Angouleme, I'd Go To This (FIBD)

January 26
* If I Were In Angouleme, I'd Go To This (FIBD)
* If I Were In Oakland, I'd Go To This

January 27
* If I Were In Angouleme, I'd Go To This (FIBD)
* If I Were In Pasadena, I'd Go To This (Pasadena Comic Convention And Toy Show)

January 29
* If I Were In Toulouse, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

January 30
* If I Were In Paris, I'd Go To This

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February 1
* If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This

February 2
* If I Were In Norfolk, I'd Go To This (NOICE)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This

February 5
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

February 7
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Abingdon, I'd Go To This

February 12
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

February 14
* If I Were In White River Junction, I'd Go To This

February 16
* If I Were Near Long Beach, I'd Go To This (Long Beach Comic Expo)

February 17
* If I Were Near Long Beach, I'd Go To This (Long Beach Comic Expo)

February 19
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

February 22
* If I Were Near MSU, I'd Go To This (Comics Forum)
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)
* If I Were In Cambridge, I'd Go To This

February 23
* If I Were Near MSU, I'd Go To This (Comics Forum)
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)

February 24
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)

February 26
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

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Events For March 2019 Onward Listed Here

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Happy 54th Birthday, Frank Cammuso!

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Happy 50th Birthday, Barbara Canepa!

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Happy 53rd Birthday, Guy Delisle!

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Happy 64th Birthday, Thomas Yeates!

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Happy 71st Birthday, Joe Staton!

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Happy 48th Birthday, Scott Tipton!

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Happy 48th Birthday, Don MacPherson!

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January 18, 2019


Go, Read: Tony Fitzpatrick On Absinthe Birds

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Eisner Judges Pick Aparo, Tarpe Mills, Stevens, Turner For HOF; Four More To Be Voted In For July

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Announcement here.


 
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Go, Look: Brady Evans

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Collective Memory: Batton Lash, 1953-2019

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These are links to various mentions of the passing of cartoonist and illustrator Batton Lash, who died on January 12, 2019.

This entry will continue to be updated for as long as people

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Primary Mentions

* Adam Freeman
* Alistair Robb
* Andrew Farago 01
* Andrew Farago 02

* Barbara Randall Kesel
* Bleeding Cool
* Brooklyn Paper

* CBR
* Cecile Fleetwood
* Chad Cavanaugh
* Chip Mosher
* Clifford Meth

* Dan Conner
* David Lloyd
* Denis Kitchen
* Derf
* Don Simpson 01
* Don Simpson 02
* Don Simpson 03

* Georgia Ball

* ICv2.com

* Jamal Yaseem Igle
* Jann Morris-Penrod
* Jay Harper
* Jim Ottaviani
* Jim Pascoe
* Jim Treacher
* Jim Valentino
* Jim Wheelock
* Johanna Draper Carlson
* John Lustig
* Jon B. Cooke

* Margot Jackson
* Mark Evanier
* Mark Habegger
* Mark Wheatley
* Michael Aushenker
* Mike Kunkel
* Mike Olivares
* Mitchell Berger
* Multiversity

* Paulette Powell
* Paul Levitz

* Rafael Navarro
* Ralph Mathieu
* Randy Reynaldo
* Rebecca Hicks
* Rio Herrera
* RL Crabb
* Rob Imes
* Rob Salkowitz
* Russell Calabrese
* Ryan Claytor

* San Diego Reader
* Scott Shaw!
* Shannon Eric Denton
* Stephen Bissette
* Steve Conley
* Steve Saffel
* Syfy

* TCJ
* The Beat
* The San Diego Union-Tribune
* Tripwire

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Related Articles Of Substance

* Batton Lash Interviews The Wicked Witch 2014

* Chris Pitzer Photo From CXC 2015
* Comics Worth Reading Interview 2014
* Curled Up With A Good Book Interview 2009

* Exhibit A Press Web Site

* Lambiek.net Entry

* Moonlight Art Magazine Interview 2014
* Mr. Media Interview 2015

* The Karl Show Interview 2013

* Wikipedia Entry

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Go, Look: The Cost Of A Government Shutdown

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Assembled Extra: Comics Workbook Relaunching Site

Looks like we'll have a new Comics Workbook site in six weeks. It makes sense to have that site reboot itself every few years as much attention they spend on how exactly the basic models work on their behalf. I look forward to the result.
 
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If I Were In London, I'd Go To This

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Go, Look: Bill Everett Pencil Drawings Mini-Gallery

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Rob Clough on a bunch of comics by Reilly Hadden. Todd Klein on Green Lantern #3. Andy Oliver on Chlorine Gardens. Johanna Draper Carlson on Is Kichijoji The Only Place To Live? Volume Five.

* Heidi MacDonald calls attention to a recent Hannah Berry article about Berry's financial situation over a three-year stretch, and the saving grace of a partner making wages to live on. I think this is the new mission that now that the literary value and cultural impact of comics is no longer in question: return as much money and support to the creative class as possible. That doesn't automatically mean the problem is solved; my guess is that no matter how many cartoonists see a return that allows their work to be supported there will be three others that wish it to be so. But as many cross that threshold, the better; and to push at the limits of sustainable return better lets us know what's possible.

* finally: DT Max profiles Nick Drnaso.
 
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Happy 54th Birthday, Christian Durieux!

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Happy 46th Birthday, Alan Gardner!

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Happy 67th Birthday, Patrick Lesueur!

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Happy 53rd Birthday, Stephen DeStefano!

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