Friday, July 30, 2021

Comics I've Read Recently, July 30, 2021


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Angela Oster Making an Appearance at the Lakewood Arts Festival


Ohio illustrator (and one of my favorite painters) Angela Oster will be at Booth 64 of the Lakewood Arts Festival on August 7, from 10-6!

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Magazines I've Read Recently, July 26, 2021


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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

I've Published Another Public Domain Mashup Microcomic, This One Called Dance Crazy


Order your copy here: Dance Crazy Microcomic

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Todd Phillips' Joker, Reviewed on Film Review Central


Joker is an exceedingly well constructed work which ultimately doesn’t reach the profundity it grasps for. Joker – Film Review Central

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

The Fat Girl Love Club Book Launch


Columbus cartoonist Gabby Metzler's The Fat Girl Love Club book launch takes place August 26th at 7:00 pm at Two Dollar Radio Headquarters. More details here: Fat Girl Love Club Launch

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Friday, July 16, 2021

The Buckeye Comic Con Returns to Columbus Ohio on July 18th


Check out Ohio cartoonists like Joe Pruitt and Caleb Thusat, along with thousands of Silver Age comics! Free parking, only $5 admittance. Plus City Classics Food Truck! Check it all out at Courtyard Columbus West

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Recently Read: The Digest Enthusiast, Book Fourteen C


The "C" designation stands for color, and what a difference color has made to the Digest Enthusiast's aesthetic. The old paperback and pulp covers reproduced now pop, giving a better indication of their still relevant vitality. Bob Vojtko's very funny spot cartoons also leap off the page, as do the the fiction short story illustrations (one caveat: I'm one of those illustrators benefitting from the new format). Volume 14 is a great looking book!

Larque Press' ongoing look at the world of digest magazines otherwise continues impressing. I especially appreciated Vince Nowell, Sr.'s look at the one-shot 1958 Vanguard Science Fiction, in which I learned about a series I must track down: James Gunn's six-volume series The Road to Science Fiction. I vote for more articles, like this one, on editors and publishing company history, (and the return of interviews) and less overviews of short stories. All in all, though, Book Fourteen is a great addition to a series that's a must for digest magazine readers, enthusiasts, collectors and historians. 

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Billy Ireland's Outdoor Chalk Drawing with Hilary Frambes Rescheduled for Saturday, July 17


Rescheduled due to last weekend's rain, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum's outdoor chalk drawing with Hilary Frambes will take place Saturday, July 17th, from 1-4. There will be a few other dog-related activities for children and families to enjoy. Two local rescues (Stop The Suffering and Cause for Canines) will be present with adoptable dogs! More details here: The Dog Show - Outdoor Chalk Drawing with Hilary Frambes | Facebook

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Saturday, July 10, 2021

Amores Perros, Reviewed on Film Review Central


Amores Perros' weird tale "Daniel y Valeria" has shades of the Twilight Zone episode "Little Girl Lost" and symbolism reminiscent of "The Tell Tale Heart". Alejandro Iñárritu's Amores Perros, reviewed on Film Review Central:

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Friday, July 9, 2021

Indie and Small Press Comics & Fanzines I've Read Recently, July 9, 2021


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Thursday, July 8, 2021

Due in September, 2021: Putin's Russia, by Daryl Cunningham


"‘He’s essentially a gangster and not a particularly smart one. We need to demythologize Putin if we are to beat him.’

More info here:

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Killer Whale Inks



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Sunday, July 4, 2021

Magazines Read Recently, July 4, 2021


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