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October 23, 2017


Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* John Seven on A Castle In England. Sean Gaffney on Chihayafuru Vol 4. Andy Oliver on Kid Lobotomy #1. Jenny Robbins on Angelic #1.

* Lisa Hanawalt nails it in two drawings.

* this was a news story last week, and while this would have been the weirdest story for a whole half-year before 2012 I think we expect a story like this every other month in 2017.

* the political cartoonist and activist Aseem Trivedi talks to ABC (the Australian one) about the state of free speech in his world five years after he ran afoul of some severe legal trouble for making cartoons. It's worse now, he says. I have no doubt. I suspect it's much more complicated as well.

* finally, Jason Whiton talks to Trina Robbins.
 
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Happy 47th Birthday, Blake Bell!

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Happy 49th Birthday, Gary Erskine!

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Happy 43rd Birthday, John Pham!

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Happy 29th Birthday, Sam Alden!

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Happy 54th Birthday, Eric Shanower!

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October 22, 2017


OTBP: Book Of Daze

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Go, Look: Matt Bors Art For Sale

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Go, Look: Courtesy To Ladies

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

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Happy 64th Birthday, Steven Grant!

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Happy 65th Birthday, Jim Wheelock!

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October 21, 2017


The Comics Reporter Video Parade


A Bunch Of Batman Creators Talking Batman


Anti-Gone Trailer


The First Four Minutes Of Pigheaded


Clip From Pigheaded


Another Clip From Pigheaded
 
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Go, Look: More Half-Hitch

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

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

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

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

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If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This

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Happy 62nd Birthday, Geof Darrow!

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Happy 61st Birthday, Paul Levitz!

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Happy 48th Birthday, Steve MacIsaac!

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October 20, 2017


Go, Look: Are You Ready For Some Football?

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Assembled, Zipped, Transferred And Downloaded: News From Digital

By Tom Spurgeon

image* another long-running webcomics scores a print iteration.

* here's an essay on the concept of magnifique Noir, a spin on the magical girl genre that almost certainly has a strong digital component.

* LINE Webtoon is included in a profile of independent comics publishers that are pushing back against the pitiful percentages that come out of mainstream comics publisher in terms of the participation of women creators. The biggest change that digital comics has had on comics overall is giving a platform to a lot of comics that ran afoul of the established gatekeepers and then continued to change damaging myths about the work created by such creators.

* webcomics = meme farms.

* finally: love for Jake Likes Onions.
 
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