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February 17, 2016

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image * one thing that's joyful about silver age imagery like this one is that it reminds us how much that generation of action/adventure comics counted on a wide range of entry points into dangerous fantasy scenarios. Like you would have comics were people would fight really bad winds. It's classically one way that fantasies help kids negotiate the world in front of them, and it's not something you get with endless permutations of fight club and black ops scenarios.

* Michael Cavna digs up the first round of post-Scalia cartoons.

* Alan Gardner notes that the John Locher Award has reduced its filing fee to zero and expanded its basic eligibility to more cartoonists. That one's deadline is April 15.

* Comic-Con International is going to.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) which is kind of going from a computer that no no on-line capacity to one that't maximized for streatming video. That could have some fascinating consequences for a bunch of infrastructure things they do and I'm dying to see the outcomi.

* finally, check out these great drawings from Ron Rege, Jr.
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