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March 30, 2015


Go, Look: Molly Mendoza

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Collective Memory: ECCC 2015

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Links to stories, eyewitness accounts and resources concerning the 2015 edition of the Emerald City Comicon, held March 27-29 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

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

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imageInstitutional
* Festival Site
* Host Building
* Host City

Blog Entries
* Steve Duin

Facebook
* Event
* Organization
* Public Group

* Ali Sunderland Perry
* Andre Fernando Lee
* Cole Aaronson
* Dottie P. Jacob
* Dylan Donaldson
* Kelsey Gilbertson
* Kyla Applegate
* Marcus Burke
* Teresita Callaway

News Stories And Columns
* CBR (Index)

Photos
* Dinesh Shamdasani
* ECCC
* Ed Luce
* Katie Skelly 01
* Katie Skelly 02
* Kelly Sue DeConnick

Twitter
* convention account
* #ECCC
* #ECCC2015

* Cat Farris
* CBR
* Christopher Sebela
* Gail Simone
* Hayley Atwell
* Jake Parker
* Jeff Couterier
* Kate Leth
* Katie Skelly
* Todd Nauck 01
* Todd Nauck 02

Video
* Brandon Routh
* Longbox Review
* Mama Speaks Geek
* Rachel Himka 01
* Rachel Himka 02
* Rachel Himka 03

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Not Comics: The Artist And Cartoonist Lauren Weinstein Has Worked On This Painting For Over 20 Years

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through May 2015

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April 2
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This

April 3
* If I Were In Anaheim, I'd Go To This (WonderCon)
* If I Were In Vancouver, I'd Go To This (Fan Expo Vancouver)
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This (Anime Matsuri)

April 4
* If I Were In Anaheim, I'd Go To This (WonderCon)
* If I Were In Vancouver, I'd Go To This (Fan Expo Vancouver)
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This (Anime Matsuri)

April 5
* If I Were In Anaheim, I'd Go To This (WonderCon)
* If I Were In Vancouver, I'd Go To This (Fan Expo Vancouver)
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This (Anime Matsuri)

April 6
* If I Were In Richmond, I'd Go To This

April 9
* If I Were In Nebraska, I'd Go To This

April 10
* If I Were In Orlando, I'd Go To This (MegaCon)
* If I Were In Melbourne, I'd Go To This (Supanova Pop Culture Expo)
* If I Were In Nebraska, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Chile, I'd Go To This (FIC Santiago)

April 11
* If I Were In Orlando, I'd Go To This (MegaCon)
* If I Were Near The Meadowlands, I'd Go To This (East Coast Comicon)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Extra SPACE)
* If I Were In Athens, I'd Go To This (FLUKE)
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (MOCCA Fest)
* If I Were In Perth, I'd Go To This (Oz Comic Con)
* If I Were In Melbourne, I'd Go To This (Supanova Pop Culture Expo)
* If I Were In Chile, I'd Go To This (FIC Santiago)

April 12
* If I Were In Orlando, I'd Go To This (MegaCon)
* If I Were Near The Meadowlands, I'd Go To This (East Coast Comicon)
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (MOCCA Fest)
* If I Were In Long Beach, I'd Go To This (LBZF)
* If I Were In Perth, I'd Go To This (Oz Comic Con)
* If I Were In Melbourne, I'd Go To This (Supanova Pop Culture Expo)
* If I Were In Chile, I'd Go To This (FIC Santiago)

April 17
* If I Were Near The Gold Coast, I'd Go To This (Supanova Pop Culture Expo)

April 18
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Linework NW)
* If I Were Near San Jose, I'd Go To This (Big Wow Comicfest)
* If I Were In Birmingham, I'd Go To This (The Birmingham Comics Festival)
* If I Were In Adelaide, I'd Go To This (Oz Comic Con)
* If I Were Near The Gold Coast, I'd Go To This (Supanova Pop Culture Expo)

April 19
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Linework NW)
* If I Were Near San Jose, I'd Go To This (Big Wow Comicfest)
* If I Were In Adelaide, I'd Go To This (Oz Comic Con)
* If I Were Near The Gold Coast, I'd Go To This (Supanova Pop Culture Expo)

April 24
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (C2E2)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (ICE)

April 25
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (C2E2)
* If I Were Near Saratoga, I'd Go To This (ChaseCon)
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (Brooklyn Zine Fest)
* If I Were Near Knoxville, I'd Go To This (Marble City)

April 26
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (C2E2)
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (Brooklyn Zine Fest)
* If I Were Near Knoxville, I'd Go To This (Marble City)

April 28
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This

April 29
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This

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May 2
* If I Were Near Jonesboro, I'd Go To This

May 3
* If I Were Near Jonesboro, I'd Go To This

May 7
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (Queers & Comics)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This

May 8
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (Queers & Comics)
* If I Were In Jacksonville, I'd Go To This (Collective Con)
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (TCAF)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (Chicago Zine Fest)

May 9
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (TCAF)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (Chicago Zine Fest)
* If I Were In Athens, I'd Go To This (Ratha Con)
* If I Were In Jacksonville, I'd Go To This (Collective Con)

May 10
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This (TCAF)
* If I Were In Jacksonville, I'd Go To This (Collective Con)

May 14
* If I Were In Atlantic City, I'd Go To This (ACBC)

May 15
* If I Were In Atlantic City, I'd Go To This (ACBC)

May 16
* If I Were In Atlantic City, I'd Go To This (ACBC)
* If I Were In St. Paul, I'd Go To This (MCBA)

May 17
* If I Were In Atlantic City, I'd Go To This (ACBC)
* If I Were In Portland, Maine, I'd Go To This (MeCAF)
* If I Were In St. Paul, I'd Go To This (MCBA)

May 22
* If I Were In Puerto Rico, I'd Go To This (PRCC)
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This (Comicpalooza)
* If I Were In Kansas City, I'd Go To This (Spectrum)

May 23
* If I Were In Vancouver, I'd Go To This (VanCAF)
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (Denver Comic Con)
* If I Were In Puerto Rico, I'd Go To This (PRCC)
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This (Comicpalooza)
* If I Were In Kansas City, I'd Go To This (Spectrum)

May 24
* If I Were In Vancouver, I'd Go To This (VanCAF)
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (Denver Comic Con)
* If I Were In Puerto Rico, I'd Go To This (PRCC)
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This (Comicpalooza)
* If I Were In Kansas City, I'd Go To This (Spectrum)
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This (DIY Cultures 2015)

May 25
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (Denver Comic Con)
* If I Were In Houston, I'd Go To This (Comicpalooza)

May 28
* If I Were In Phoenix, I'd Go To This (Phoenix Comicon)

May 29
* If I Were In DC, I'd Go To This (Awesome Con DC)
* If I Were In Phoenix, I'd Go To This (Phoenix Comicon)
* If I Were In Dallas, I'd Go To This (Expo Dallas)

May 30
* If I Were In DC, I'd Go To This (Awesome Con DC)
* If I Were In Phoenix, I'd Go To This (Phoenix Comicon)
* If I Were In Dallas, I'd Go To This (Expo Dallas)
* If I Were Near Lyon, I'd Go To This (Fanzine Camping)
* If I Were In Spokane, I'd Go To This (Lilac City Comicon)

May 31
* If I Were In DC, I'd Go To This (Awesome Con Dc)
* If I Were In Phoenix, I'd Go To This (Phoenix Comicon)
* If I Were In Dallas, I'd Go To This (Expo Dallas)
* If I Were Near Lyon, I'd Go To This (Fanzine Camping)

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Events For May 2015 Onward Listed Here

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Go, Look: Hy Fleishman Draws The King Midas Story

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* I love these original Frank King watercolors of Gasoline Alley characters.

image* Hannah Means-Shannon talks to Rich Tommaso. I think I already linked to this Sam Marx talk with Ed Luce, but I like Luce so I'm going to risk running it twice rather than look that up. Jason Sacks talks to Nate Powell. Laura Hudson profiles Jason Shiga. Michael Cavna talks to Nate Powell specifically about the passage of laws in Indiana that until they went over like lead balloon were 100 percent presented as providing religious people with the legal backing to petition the courts for exemption from serving people with whose lifestyle they disagree. I still believe that's the intention, by the way, I just don't see another pressing, positive formulation. Powell is based in Bloomington. Paul Gravett talks to Dylan Horrocks and Maurice Vellekoop, both super-nice gentlemen of comics.

* Meryl Jaffe writes about using Aya: Life In Yop City as a way to spotlight its very specific moment in history.

* the always-very-funny Hayley Campbell writes about things learned from working in a comic book store. This is one of my potential careers in hell, so I'm grateful for the article. I hope it's received in a way that matches its bouncy tone rather than as a somber, pre-pogrom declaration of intent.

* Rafi Schwartz points out a contest of potential interest to female comics-makers. I tend to think contests are a bad idea, but I can see how this might be a good one so I want to mention it.

* here's an article that was suggested to me by two of you who roughly had the same idea: that is presented Leroy Neiman as a visual journalist in addition to his more well-known career as a kind of pop painter of sporting events. I think that's true of a lot of the illustrators that were magazine from the 1930s into the 1970s. The way we understand comics now there's work by Steinberg, Hirschfeld and Steadman that clearly fits into a kind of "comics journalism" to use that horrible phrase. That seems true of some of what Neiman was doing.

* finally, here is Priscilla Frank's much linked-to guide to contemporary queer comics-makers.
 
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Happy 58th Birthday, David Hagen!

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Happy 50th Birthday, Forg!

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Happy 52nd Birthday, Gary Chaloner!

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March 29, 2015


Go, Look: Complete Five-Page Dan DeCarlo Story For Sale

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Go, Look: Religious Freedom In Danger!

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Go, Look: Life Out On The Political Fringe

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Go, Read: Roy Krenkel Complaining At The Mall, 1980

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Go, Look: The NYC Mystery History Hour

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Go, Look: Roy Doty's Laugh-In Newspaper Strip

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Go, Listen/Not Comics: Gil Roth Interviews Clive James

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

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

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If I Were Near Myrtle Beach, I'd Go To This

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

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

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Happy 56th Birthday, Marc Silvestri!

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Happy 91st Birthday, Jack Elrod!

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Happy 38th Birthday, Kevin Huizenga!

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Happy 65th Birthday, Val Mayerik!

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