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January 18, 2017

The Never-Ending, Four-Color Festival: Shows And Events


By Tom Spurgeon

* here are the exhibitions at Angouleme, now hurtling towards us. That looks like a solid, crowd-pleasing line-up although really nothing there I felt pain at seeing listed with my not going and all. That Franquin one might be lovely.

* I saw almost no reaction to the FIBD grand prix finalists list, which surprised me. If someone knows a rip-roaring conversation going on out there, clue me in. To be clear, I think all of three of those choices are super-solid and if Ware wins, I want to go. I'm still surprised that there's *no* reaction to a white, all-male finalists suite given last year's fiasco. If it continues to be quiet, kudos to those at the festival crisis-managing this situation the last several months.

* there will be a con in East Los Angeles in May.

* conventional wisdom says that Comic-Con International won't miss the now-LA Chargers football team because their moving away from San Diego streamlines future planning for convention center expansion.

* finally, I hope no one on the board at CXC expects this level of commitment from me.
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