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August 20, 2019


Go, Watch: Build Destroy


 
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By Request Extra: The Nib Unveils Its First Official Fundraiser

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Here. In addition to just wanting this to do well, I'm certain there will be news value in tracking their strategies to keep the publication alive. Good luck and may god bless.
 
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Go, Listen: John Siuntres Talks To Brian Bendis

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through September 2019

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August 21
* If I Were In St. Louis, I'd Go To This

August 22
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)

August 23
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)

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

August 25
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)

August 29
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This

August 30
* If I Were In Indiana, I'd Go To This (Indiana Comic Convention)

August 31
* If I Were In Indiana, I'd Go To This (Indiana Comic Convention)

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September 1
* If I Were In Indiana, I'd Go To This (Indiana Comic Convention)

September 3
* If I Were In Boston, I'd Go To This

September 4
* If I Were In DC, I'd Go To This

September 5
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Salt Lake City, I'd Go To This (FanX)

September 6
* If I Were In Ann Arbor, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Salt Lake City, I'd Go To This (FanX)

September 7
* If I Were In Salt Lake City, I'd Go To This (FanX)

September 8
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This

September 9
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This

September 10
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Corning, I'd Go To This

September 11
* If I Were In Santa Cruz, I'd Go To This

September 12
* If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This

September 13
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Rose City Comic Con)
* If I Were In Brussels, I'd Go To This (Brussels Comic Strip Festival)

September 14
* If I Were In Bethesda, I'd Go To This (SPX)
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Rose City Comic Con)
* If I Were In Salt Lake City, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Brussels, I'd Go To This (Brussels Comic Strip Festival)
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This

September 15
* If I Were In Bethesda, I'd Go To This (SPX)
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Rose City Comic Con)
* If I Were In Brussels, I'd Go To This (Brussels Comic Strip Festival)

September 16
* If I Were In Kansas City, I'd Go To This

September 17
* If I Were In Cincinnati, I'd Go To This

September 18
* If I Were in Louisville, I'd Go To This

September 19
* If I Were In Raleigh, I'd Go To This

September 20
* If I Were In Sacramento, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)
* If I Were In Cincinnati, I'd Go To This (Cincinnati Comic Expo)

September 21
* If I Were In Sacramento, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)
* If I Were In Cincinnati, I'd Go To This (Cincinnati Comic Expo)

September 22
* If I Were In Sacramento, I'd Go To This (Wizard World)
* If I Were In Cincinnati, I'd Go To This (Cincinnati Comic Expo)

September 26
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)

September 27
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)
* If I Were In Hamburg, I'd Go To This (Comicfestival Hamburg)

September 28
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)
* If I Were In Hamburg, I'd Go To This (Comicfestival Hamburg)

September 29
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This (CXC)
* If I Were In Hamburg, I'd Go To This (Comicfestival Hamburg)

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Events For October 2019 Onward Listed Here

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* there's a lot going on already with Wonder Con and Comic-Con International at San Diego. I always forget what a year-round business that is as my strategy in recent years has been to not do anything until like June 5 and just send e-mails at nice people bawling like a baby until someone helps me.

* I sort of love this photo of the great Bob Harvey.

* finally: Simon Hanselmann suddenly showing up over by the piano in this series of pictures made me laugh.
 
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Happy 47th Birthday, Sean Kleefeld!

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Happy 61st Birthday, Daniel Torres!

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Happy 43rd Birthday, Rina Ayuyang!

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August 19, 2019


Go, Look: Luchiano Vecchio

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Comics By Request: People, Places In Need Of Funding

By Tom Spurgeon

* money to save retail establishments is a traditionally rough go on the social media driven sites, but this gofundme seems off to a better than average start. As always, I wish anyone that feels a need the best of luck in not feeling that way.

* this Spike Trotman project is safely paid for, but has several hours left for those that would like to be involved.

* finally, comics industry veteran Shelly Bond has an interesting-sounding project going. That is a reasonably significant ask for a publishing project according to my experience, but that looks like appealing subject matter.

 
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Go Look: Alberto Varanda

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Go, Listen: John Siuntres Talks To Kelly Sue DeConnick

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Rob Clough on Threadbare. Todd Klein on that beautiful Earthsea collection with which Charles Vess was involved. Alex Hoffman on Trans Girls Hit The Town. Johanna Draper Carlson on Sanity & Tallulah.

* here are Alison Wilgus' TCJ diaries in one place.

* Wall Street Journal looks at graphic novel for younger readers.

* good on Art Spiegelman pulling a piece of political commentary from an essay he was commissioned to write. It will have a longer life in this form than if it had run in its original form. I've yet to catch up to the piece, but want to; Spiegelman's a good writer on comics and culture.

* finally, Wendy Browne talks to Kieron Gillen. Nicholas Burman talks to Simon Grennan.
 
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Happy 50th Birthday, Gene Ha!

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Happy 42nd Birthday, Josh Cotter!

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Happy 40th Birthday, Josh Fialkov!

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August 18, 2019


Go, Listen: Gil Roth Talks to Milton Glaser

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Go, Listen: John Siuntres Talks To Tom King

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

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If I Were In Silicon Valley, I'd Go To This

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

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Happy 42nd Birthday, Jenni Rope!

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Happy 45th Birthday, Kevin Church!

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Happy 36th Birthday, Lilli Carré!

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Happy 50th Birthday, Chris Allen!

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