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October 19, 2019


Go, Listen: More To Come Comes To CXC 2019

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

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through November 2019

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October 20
* If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic*Con)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)

October 25
* If I Were In Madison, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)
* If I Were In Olympia, I'd Go To This (Olympia Zine Fest)
* If I Were In Saint-Malo, I'd Go To This

October 26
* If I Were In Madison, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)
* If I Were In Nashua, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Olympia, I'd Go To This (Olympia Zine Fest)
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Saint-Malo, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Glasgow, I'd Go To This

October 27
* If I Were In Madison, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)
* If I Were In Olympia, I'd Go To This (Olympia Zine Fest)
* If I Were In Saint-Malo, I'd Go To This

October 29
* If I Were In Paris, I'd Go To This

October 31
* If I Were In La Mans, I'd Go To This

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November 1
* If I Were In New Orleans, I'd Go To This (Big Easy Con)
* If I Were In Paris, I'd Go To This

November 2
* If I Were In New Orleans, I'd Go To This (Big Easy Con)
* If I Were In Brooklyn, I'd Go To This (CAB)
* If I Were In Strasbourg, I'd Go To This

November 3
* If I Were In New Orleans, I'd Go To This (Big Easy Con)

November 5
* If I Were In Nantes, I'd Go To This

November 7
* If I Were In Bruxelles, I'd Go To This

November 8
* If I Were In Austin, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)
* If I Were In Paris, I'd Go To This

November 9
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This (Short Run)
* If I Were In Austin, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)
* If I Were In Bordeaux, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This

November 10
* If I Were In Austin, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)

November 12
* If I Were In Pau, I'd Go To This

November 14
* If I Were In Toulouse, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

November 15
* If I Were In Colomiers, I'd Go To This

November 16
* If I Were In Colomiers, I'd Go To This

November 17
* If I Were In Colomiers, I'd Go To This

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Events For December 2019 Onward Listed Here

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Happy 72nd Birthday, Giorgio Cavazzano!

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October 18, 2019


Five For Friday #529 -- Send In The Clones

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Five For Friday #529 -- Name Five Favorite Close Copies Of Superman.

1. Mon-El.
2. Ultra-Man.
3. Hyperion.
4. Gladiator.
5. Public Spirit.

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Go, Look: Camryn Adjodha

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

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

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

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

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through November 2019

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*****

October 19
* If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic*Con)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)

October 20
* If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic*Con)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)

October 25
* If I Were In Madison, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)
* If I Were In Olympia, I'd Go To This (Olympia Zine Fest)
* If I Were In Saint-Malo, I'd Go To This

October 26
* If I Were In Madison, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)
* If I Were In Nashua, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Olympia, I'd Go To This (Olympia Zine Fest)
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Saint-Malo, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Glasgow, I'd Go To This

October 27
* If I Were In Madison, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)
* If I Were In Olympia, I'd Go To This (Olympia Zine Fest)
* If I Were In Saint-Malo, I'd Go To This

October 29
* If I Were In Paris, I'd Go To This

October 31
* If I Were In La Mans, I'd Go To This

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November 1
* If I Were In New Orleans, I'd Go To This (Big Easy Con)
* If I Were In Paris, I'd Go To This

November 2
* If I Were In New Orleans, I'd Go To This (Big Easy Con)
* If I Were In Brooklyn, I'd Go To This (CAB)
* If I Were In Strasbourg, I'd Go To This

November 3
* If I Were In New Orleans, I'd Go To This (Big Easy Con)

November 5
* If I Were In Nantes, I'd Go To This

November 7
* If I Were In Bruxelles, I'd Go To This

November 8
* If I Were In Austin, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)
* If I Were In Paris, I'd Go To This

November 9
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This (Short Run)
* If I Were In Austin, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)
* If I Were In Bordeaux, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This

November 10
* If I Were In Austin, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)

November 12
* If I Were In Pau, I'd Go To This

November 14
* If I Were In Toulouse, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

November 15
* If I Were In Colomiers, I'd Go To This

November 16
* If I Were In Colomiers, I'd Go To This

November 17
* If I Were In Colomiers, I'd Go To This

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Events For December 2019 Onward Listed Here

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Ed Park on Rusty Brown.

* Calvin Reid was nice enough to accept our invitation to check out CXC 2019 and interviewed some folks, including a very, very, very, very tired me. Thanks, Calvin!

* finally: Hillary Brown on Stig & Tilde: Vanisher's Island. Robert Elder on Heart Of Darkness.
 
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Happy 50th Birthday, Sam Henderson!

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Happy 33rd Birthday, Christian Hoffer!

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October 17, 2019


Bone Animated Series Announced By Netflix

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This should be interesting. The PR:
Netflix announced today that it has secured the rights to Jeff Smith’s award-winning and New York Times best-selling international comic book series, BONE, with plans to develop an animated series that follows the iconic Bone cousins on an adventure through a vast, uncharted desert and into a mysterious valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures.

BONE has been published in over 30 countries since 1991, with over 9 million copies in print in North America alone. It is among TIME Magazine's "Ten Best Graphic Novels of All Time" and winner of more than 40 national and international publishing awards, including the Eisner Awards, Harvey Awards, and The French Alph Art. BONE was a pioneer in comics publishing for kids as the launch title for Scholastic's graphic novel imprint, Graphix Books, when it debuted in 2005.

"I've waited a long time for this," says Smith, creator of the BONE graphic novels. "Netflix is the perfect home for BONE. Fans of the books know that the story develops chapter by chapter and book by book. An animated series is exactly the way to do this! The team at Netflix understands BONE and is committed to doing something special -- this is good news for kids and cartoon lovers all over the world."

Jeff Smith is an American cartoonist whose other award-winning and acclaimed comics include SHAZAM! The Monster Society of Evil, RASL, Little Mouse Gets Ready!, and BONE: Tall Tales. Smith splits his time between Columbus and Key West with his wife and business partner, Vijaya Iyer, where he is working on his current project TUKI: 2 Million BCE.
This is well-timed in terms of the work now having multiple generations of devoted fans. The announcement coming after the Great Disney Streaming Movie Dump Of 2019 indicates the high regard this acquisition is held by the film/TV company. Smith's an animator and the work should be suited for adaptation this way. If it works, Smith will be among the few creators directly benefiting from this kind of adaptation. I hope it's good. Congratulations to Smith and Vijaya Iyer.
 
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Go, Look: Daniele Turturici

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Festivals Extra: CAB Announces Programming For 2019 Festival

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From their press release sent 10/10/19:
Comic Arts Brooklyn returns on November 2nd with a must-see celebration of modern cartooning featuring Chris Ware, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Art Spiegelman, and hundreds of cutting-edge artists and publishers.

Brooklyn comics store Desert Island presents its eleventh-annual free festival at Pratt Institute, which draws exhibitors and guests from around the world to Pratt's 42,000 sq ft ARC building, the second-largest room in Brooklyn. CAB director Gabe Fowler welcomes new co-curator Courtney Menard, a printmaker and illustrator who has helped bring new voices to the festival and emphasize a commitment to print as an art form.

This year's show includes a full day of free talks and lectures on Pratt's campus, including:

- Chris Ware interviewed by Art Speigelman and Francoise Mouly about his career since appearing in their RAW magazine in 1991
- Aline Kominsky-Crumb interviewed by Lauren Weinstein about the lives and loves of alter ego Honeybunch Kominsky
- Charles Burns and Gary Panter discussing 'Drawing as a way of Thinking'
- Kim Deitch and Nina Bunjevac interviewing each other about 'The Sublime Detail'
- Frank Santoro discussing Pittsburgh and experimental memoir with Calvin Reid
- 'Decolonising Comics,' exploring why comix and zines are spearheading the conversation around decolonization
- 'Invisible Wall: Drawing Across Borders,' a surrealist-activist drawing game between artists from New York and Mexico

All this, plus over 300 artists and exhibitors selling comics, artists' books, prints, and ephemera, including endless rare, self-published, and exclusive material.
That's always a great show with an amazing floor and strong panel participation. I encourage everyone who can go to go.
 
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Go, Look: Minnie Phan

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

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

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through November 2019

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*****

October 18
* If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic*Con)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This

October 19
* If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic*Con)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)

October 20
* If I Were In Baltimore, I'd Go To This (Baltimore Comic*Con)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)

October 25
* If I Were In Madison, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)
* If I Were In Olympia, I'd Go To This (Olympia Zine Fest)
* If I Were In Saint-Malo, I'd Go To This

October 26
* If I Were In Madison, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)
* If I Were In Nashua, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Olympia, I'd Go To This (Olympia Zine Fest)
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Saint-Malo, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Glasgow, I'd Go To This

October 27
* If I Were In Madison, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)
* If I Were In Olympia, I'd Go To This (Olympia Zine Fest)
* If I Were In Saint-Malo, I'd Go To This

October 29
* If I Were In Paris, I'd Go To This

October 31
* If I Were In La Mans, I'd Go To This

*****

November 1
* If I Were In New Orleans, I'd Go To This (Big Easy Con)
* If I Were In Paris, I'd Go To This

November 2
* If I Were In New Orleans, I'd Go To This (Big Easy Con)
* If I Were In Brooklyn, I'd Go To This (CAB)
* If I Were In Strasbourg, I'd Go To This

November 3
* If I Were In New Orleans, I'd Go To This (Big Easy Con)

November 5
* If I Were In Nantes, I'd Go To This

November 7
* If I Were In Bruxelles, I'd Go To This

November 8
* If I Were In Austin, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)
* If I Were In Paris, I'd Go To This

November 9
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This (Short Run)
* If I Were In Austin, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)
* If I Were In Bordeaux, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This

November 10
* If I Were In Austin, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)

November 12
* If I Were In Pau, I'd Go To This

November 14
* If I Were In Toulouse, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

November 15
* If I Were In Colomiers, I'd Go To This

November 16
* If I Were In Colomiers, I'd Go To This

November 17
* If I Were In Colomiers, I'd Go To This

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Events For December 2019 Onward Listed Here

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This Bill Draut Image Is Kind Of Amazing

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Austin Price on BTTM FDRS. Hillary Brown on Hilda And The Mountain King. Nathan Chazan on The Poe Clan Vol. 1. Rob Clough on Penny Nichols. Todd Klein on Green Lantern #12. J. Caleb Mozzocco on Avengers Volume Three: War Of The Vampires.

* Rob Clough talks to Alabaster Pizzo.

* by request Extra: Shannon Wheeler launches a modest kickstarter for his book about the recent Whistleblower Report re: Ukraine, etc. Sounds like a good bet.

* longtime writer-about-Xmen Paul O'Brien digs into the Summer of 2019 mini-series.

* finally: this is a very charming story from a world that really doesn't exist anymore.
 
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Happy 61st Birthday, Bill Holbrook!

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Happy 45th Birthday, David Heatley!

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