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Comic-Con 2011: There’s A Wrap For That!

Wow. Can’t believe it’s over already. I survived another Comic-Con International:San Diego. For me, it was number 16 of 17 (I missed the year I got married…Who says I don’t have my priorities straight?) If you were to put a gun to my head and ask me to sum up the show in four words, I’d say first, “I hope that thing ain’t loaded!” Then I’d answer, Informative, Entertaining, Frustrating and Exhausting. (If I had…

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Comic-Con 2011 Preview…And a WARNING!

I’ll open this week of Comic-Con: San Diego 2011 with a lyrical ditty that says it all (sung to the tune of “Save Me, San Francisco” by the band Train): I’ve been high, I’ve been low I’ve been in line since 0-6: 0-0 I’ve been Hasbro and some Lego Won’t you save me, San Diego I’ve been Kirk, I’ve been Luke I’ve been Marvel, DC, Dark Horse too I’ve got sore feet and lumbago Won’t you…

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Conundrums and Confoundments: No. 1 of a Series

Hope all my U.S. readers had an enjoyable Independence Day. And I hope all of you, American or not, celebrated by reading an indie comic or watching an indie film! This week I won’t be able to insert pics (will explain next time) so I’m going on a stream of semi-consciousness instead. Hard as it may be to believe, even I get confused. Sometimes. Okay, a lot. Usually I eventually figure it out. Every now…

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Genial, Gentle, Generous and Just Great Gene Colan

This is one of those posts I knew I was going to write but never wanted to think about. Unless you live under a rock, or you only read my blog and no one else’s (bless you), you know that Gene Colan, one of the greatest storytellers and comic book artists in American history, if not world history, finally gave in and accepted God’s personal invitation to join the other greatest artists in that sublime…

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