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March 24, 2019


Go, Look: Jesse Reklaw's TCJ Diary

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Go, Read: Frank Young Talks To Bill Schelly About Jim Warren

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

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

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

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

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Happy 43rd Birthday, Gabrielle Bell!

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Happy 52nd Birthday, Goran Parlov!

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March 23, 2019


Go, Read: Katie Skelly Interviews Jaime Hernandez

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Go, Read: RC Harvey Remembers TK Ryan

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If I Were In South Carolina, I'd Go To This

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

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

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Happy 65th Birthday, Shelton Drum!

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Happy 64th Birthday, KAL!

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Happy 40th Birthday, Joe Daly!

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March 22, 2019


Go, Look: Nearly-Decade Old Lorena Alvarez Site

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Collective Memory: Emerald City Comic-Con 2019

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Links to stories, eyewitness accounts and resources concerning the 2019 edition of Emerald City Comic Con, held March 14-17 in and around the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

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Go, Look: Jack Teagle's Paintings

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Missed It: Oh The Places You'll Boldly Go Wins Its Copyright Challenge On First Amendment Basis

imageHere's the best article I've read about the court win enjoyed by Oh, The Places You'll Boldly Go! in terms of explaining how elements of the book -- a mash-up of the Dr. Seuss post-graduation gift and the general creative endeavor that is the Star Trek franchise -- match up to various copyright issues and claims. I'm not familiar enough with the Glenn Hauman/Ty Templeton/David Gerrold work to know if this were more directly comics in a formal sense if there would be any changes in this analysis, but I don't think so. My broad experience is that despite the awfulness of having work disrupted this way, any court challenge where a judge looks closely at these issues frequently ends up being a boon to free speech and expression. I would imagine there are a lot of works like this one that may fall short of meeting an exact definition of parody but function in a way to still be protected.

As the article notes, this is a next step -- and likely last one -- to a decision made back in 2017 that brought about a reformulation of the case on slightly different grounds. The suit was filed in Fall 2016.

Congratulations to those victorious. I hope publisher ComicMix came out of this okay in terms of financial cost and/or any penalty from this lengthy scheduling disruption, and that they'll alert the work's perceived audience more directly if money is needed to alleviate such circumstances -- perhaps in terms of people buying the work in question.
 
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If I Were In South Carolina, I'd Go To This

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

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Not Comics: Paintings By Andrew Wyeth

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Go, Look: Steve Alphonse

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Ken Parille on Alvin Buenaventura's Private Stash.

* congratulations to Tim Seeley on his new gig as managing editor at Heavy Metal. He succeeds Rantz Hoseley.That could be a great and valuable market for a lot of comics-makers.

* Jenny Robb informs that the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum just received a bunch of work from the late Oliver Harrington. My memory is that for the detail he would pack into his work, Harrington worked at a deceptively small scale.

* finally: congratulations to Miriam Libicki. Libicki is a very interesting comics-maker and that program will be lucky to have her.
 
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