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August 25, 2019


Go, Listen: John Siuntres Talk To Donny Cates

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Happy 49th Birthday, Chris Roberson!

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Happy 47th Birthday, Antony Johnston!

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Happy 50th Birthday, Steve Conley!

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Happy 72nd Birthday, MW Kaluta!

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Happy 36th Birthday, Andrew Aydin!

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August 24, 2019


Go, Look: NYT Op-Ed Piece By Dustin Harbin About His Busted Mouth And Crowdfunding Health Care

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Go, Listen: A Bunch Of People Interview Gil Roth

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Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through September 2019

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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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Happy 53rd Birthday, Keith Knight!

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Happy 78th Birthday, Jim Scancarelli!

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Happy 59th Birthday, Scott Lobdell!

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August 23, 2019


Go, Look: Funny Pages

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Fesivals Extra: Ignatz Nominees; Ringos Final Ballot

* I am far too out of touch to be the ideal judging candidate for The Ringo Awards, but I think my opinions are pretty good ones and deserve to be in the mix so I'm not going to turn it down. Plus that's a nice city and a well-regarded show. Final ballot here. I'm betting Yvan Alagb&233; was me. That's a really good book, though. Congratulations to all the nominees and see you in Baltimore.

* I am far too out of touch and not just my diabetic feet to be the ideal snarking candidate for the Ignatzes. Actually, I don't even feel like doing that. These seemed fine to me. There are a lot of good books there and it's hard to argue about the works around which this specific iteration of the award has clustered. Congratulations to all of you as well.
 
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Go, Look: Marie Severin Mini-Gallery

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Ryan Flanders points out a first New Yorker by Edward Steed.

* I like the feature in the Spokesman-Review linked to a couple of posts up, but I sure do dislike comics polls as a general thing.

* Tori Ackerman profiles Brittany Long Olsen.

* Keith Silva on Smashed.

* I liked this Brian Hibbs article that everyone's read but me about doing business with Diamond in a day where periodicals are a smaller part of that market. I'm not sure I had that easy a grasp on the shipping elements of what Diamond does, so I'm thankful.

* finally: hey, a Matt Furie interview. One's coming, I mean, it's not already here.
 
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Happy 49th Birthday, Tara Madison Avery!

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Happy 67th Birthday, Terry Austin!

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Happy 54th Birthday, Chris Bachalo!

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Happy 55th Birthday, Jean-Christophe Menu!

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August 22, 2019


Go, Look: Scenes From The George Herriman Walking Tour As Presented By Michael Tisserand

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

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By Tom Spurgeon

* hey, fellow Hoosiers! I wish there were an Indiana-centric comics convention when I was a kid, or at least on bigger than a single room at the Holiday Inn. That must be great.

* here are dates for the 2021 Comic-Con International. Probably.

* congrats to FlameCon on these mostly positive comments on their recent show.

* um... okay?

* finally: Don Asmussen goes to Silicon Valley Comic-Con.
 
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Go, Look: Journey Into Unknown Worlds #51

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Go, Look: James Motgomery Flagg

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* I quite liked this article at The Beat on the Hugo awards, which apparently use a run-off driven voting process and were also giving awards linked to awards slates from a certain number of years ago. That must be a fun thing for which someone can cast a vote. I have no idea how that would work out in comics. Probably poorly. Also congratulation to the pair of Hugo Awards run by sometimes comics-maker Charles Vess, for his collaboration with the late foundational writer Ursula LeGuin on her Earthsea narratives. The comics award repeated with Monster, but it was apparently very close.

* the DCP crew talks to Johnny O'Bryant.

* cartoons by Carlos Latuff get dragged into one of the stories about congresspeople accused of having opinion that break with some perceived and argued mainstream for political opinion. Any idea of politicians endorsing or promoting cartoon work is usually a precursor to stridency more than anything worth considering.

* finally, Tom Shapira takes a look at Usagi Yojimbo as it moves into its (samurai) rabbit-in-winter stage.
 
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