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February 13, 2016


Go, Look: Conor Stechschulte

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If I Were Near National Harbor, I'd Go To This

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

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

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

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

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

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Happy 44th Birthday, Dan Christensen!

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Happy 49th Birthday, Chris Duffy!

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February 12, 2016


Go, Read: Scene Report: Housing In Seattle

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Go, Look: Shirley Jackson

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Go, Look: Sarah Winifred Searle

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Go, Look: Chris Schweizer's Warrior Women Wednesday

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If I Were Near National Harbor, I'd Go To This

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

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

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

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

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

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through March 2016

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February 13
* If I Were Near National Harbor, I'd Go To This (Katsucon)
* If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This (LA Art Book Fair)
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (San Diego Comic Fest)
* If I Were In Phoenix, I'd Go To This (Amazing Arizona Comic Con)
* If I Were Near Dallas, I'd Go To This (Dallas Comic Con Fan Days)
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This

February 14
* If I Were Near National Harbor, I'd Go To This (Katsucon)
* If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This (LA Art Book Fair)
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (San Diego Comic Fest)
* If I Were In Phoenix, I'd Go To This (Amazing Arizona Comic Con)
* If I Were Near Dallas, I'd Go To This (Dallas Comic Con Fan Days)
* If I Were In Melbourne, I'd Go To This (Festival Of The Photocopier)

February 15
* If I Were In San Diego, I'd Go To This (San Diego Comic Fest)

February 16
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

February 17
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Montreal, I'd Go To This

February 18
* If I Were In Toronto, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Los Angeles, I'd Go To This

February 19
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Portland)
* If I Were In Brooklyn, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This

February 20
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Portland)
* If I Were In Macon, I'd Go To This (Middle Georgia Comic Convention)
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Long Beach, I'd Go To This (Long Beach Comic Expo)

February 21
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Portland)
* If I Were In Macon, I'd Go To This (Middle Georgia Comic Convention)
* If I Were In Long Beach, I'd Go To This (Long Beach Comic Expo)

February 25
* If I Were In Providence, I'd Go To This

February 26
* If I Were In Warren, I'd Go To This (GLCC)
* If I Were In Cleveland, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Cleveland)
* If I Were Near East Lansing, I'd Go To This (MSU Comics Forum)
* If I Were In Brooklyn, I'd Go To This

February 27
* If I Were In Warren, I'd Go To This (GLCC)
* If I Were In Cleveland, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Cleveland)
* If I Were Near East Lansing, I'd Go To This (MSU Comics Forum)

February 28
* If I Were In Cleveland, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Cleveland)
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This (FZF)
* If I Were In Jersey City, I'd Go To This

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

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March 1
* If I Were In London, I'd Go To This

March 2
* If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Dublin, I'd Go To This

March 3
* If I Were In Philadelphia, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Dublin, I'd Go To This

March 4
* If I Were In Princeton, I'd Go To This

March 5
* If I Were In Austin, I'd Go To This (STAPLE!)
* If I'm Near Wherever I Have To Be Near To Do This, I'll Do It
* If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This

March 6
* If I Were In Austin, I'd Go To This (STAPLE!)

March 10
* If I Were In Linz, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)

March 11
* If I Were In Linz, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)

March 12
* If I Were Near Ontario, Oregon, I'd Go To This (Border Town Comic Con)
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This

March 13
* If I Were In Portland, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Linz, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)

March 14
* If I Were In Linz, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)

March 15
* If I Were In Berkeley, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Linz, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)

March 16
* If I Were In Linz, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)

March 17
* If I Were In Linz, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)
* If I Were In Champaign, I'd Go To This

March 18
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (C2E2)
* If I Were In Las Vegas, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Las Vegas)
* If I Were In LA, I'd Go To This
* If I Were In Linz, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)
* If I Were In San Jose, I'd Go To This (Silicon Valley Comic Con)

March 19
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (C2E2)
* If I Were In San Jose, I'd Go To This (SVCC)
* If I Were In Las Vegas, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Las Vegas)
* If I Were In Linz, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)
* If I Were In San Jose, I'd Go To This (Silicon Valley Comic Con)

March 20
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This (C2E2)
* If I Were In San Jose, I'd Go To This (SVCC)
* If I Were In Las Vegas, I'd Go To This (Wizard World Las Vegas)
* If I Were In Linz, I'd Go To This (Nextcomic)
* If I Were In San Jose, I'd Go To This (Silicon Valley Comic Con)

March 23
* If I Were In SF, I'd Go To This

March 25
* If I Were In Los Angeles, I'd Go To This (WonderCon Los Angeles)
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (DINK)
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This (Sakura Con)

March 26
* If I Were In Los Angeles, I'd Go To This (WonderCon Los Angeles)
* If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This (DINK)
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This (Sakura Con)

March 27
* If I Were In Los Angeles, I'd Go To This (WonderCon Los Angeles)
* If I Were In Seattle, I'd Go To This (Sakura Con)

March 29
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

March 30
* If I Were In Chicago, I'd Go To This

March 31
* If I Were In Minneapolis, I'd Go To This

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Events For March 2016 Onward Listed Here

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Go, Look: Simon Gane Mini-Gallery

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Johanna Draper Carlson on Cassius #2. Andy Oliver on Take It As A Compliment. Paul Mirek on Mirror #1. Greg Hunter on I Fell Asleep and Ce/Ze. Katherine Dacey on Behind The Scenes!! Vol. 1. Sara Dempster on Whispered Words Vol. 1. Sean Gaffney on School Judgment Vol. 1. Thomas Maluck on Batman Volume Seven: Endgame. Todd Klein on Justice League #46.

* It took me until yesterday to notice that Brandon Graham wrote a lengthy post about his Wicked + Divine art work at his little-used, old-fashioned blog.

* not comics: AO Scott has a new book out on the value of criticism, so there are likely to be by the end of the press cycle a bunch of article like this one, which may appeal to readers of this site. I'm looking forward to them myself.

* Ben Kesling profiles Maximilian Uriarte. Gil Roth talks to Kriota Willberg. Alexander Lu profiles Marc Tyler Nobleman.

* Festivals Extra: Linework NW has announced its exhibitors. Remember that the Portland show has anchor exhibitor that exhibit both Saturday and Sunday and then individual exhibitors that do one day or the other. Particularly given that caveat, it's a strong list. I quite like that show, and hope to return this year.

* can anyone answer Charles Vess' question?

* follow this to a Jacob Canfield comic in PDF form.

* John Weeks profiles a small group of favorite Cambodian cartoonists.

* finally, missed this: Zak Sally gets to work on his PKD project.
 
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Happy 46th Birthday, T. Edward Bak!

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Happy 46th Birthday, Judd Winick!

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February 11, 2016


Late Congratulations To Ken Parille On Fifteen Years With The Daniel Clowes Bibliography

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In a recent post at his own site Blog Flume, the very fine writer about comics Ken Parille noted it has been 15 years since he launched The Daniel Clowes Bibliography. It remains one of the great, straight-forward, sensible and useful places on all of the comics Internet, and I'm grateful that he's kept it going.

I've worked on a similar project in another field. The great thing about something like that for me was that yes, it helps others to have this resource, but it also reminds your creative side that you can do something on-line that's not wrapped up in selling yourself to the biggest audience possible.

Congratulations and thank you to Ken Parille.
 
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