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Sean Kleefeld
Works at GE Capital
Attended University of Cincinnati
Lived in Hamilton, OH
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On Business: A Model for Nice People?
This week is Teach Grahix Week according to Scholastic, who will "offer literacy tools for teachers and librarians to bring these books alive in the classroom — including a LIVE broadcast, Skype calls with Scholastic authors, a Twitter chat, classroom teach...
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On -isms: Kindred Review
I think I give the impression that I'm more well-read than I am. I certainly know of many authors, but I haven't read much, if any, of their works. For example, despite enjoying science fiction a great deal, I've never actually read anything by Issac Asimov...
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On History: RIP Bertram A. Fitzgerald
I learned over the weekend that Bertram A. Fitzgerald passed away on January 10. His work on the Golden Legacy series was powerful and had an impact on me personally decades after they'd been originally published. In 1966, at the age of 34, Fitzgerald jumpe...
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On Strips: Big Nate, Comics Intern
I missed this earlier, but last week, Lincoln Piece's title character from Big Nate got himself a job interning at a local comic shop... The comic shop environment is obviously rife with comedy potential, even if you ignore the stereotypical nerd dungeon jo...
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Weekly Comics Links
Over on Facebook, Derf provides an extensive history of the Kirby/Lee graphic novel from 1977, including a piece of concept art for a sort-of associated film I'd never heard of. Scott Dunbier is looking for original Jack Kirby art from Forever People to use...
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On Business: Advance Copies
Let's say you're putting together a book, and you want to sell more copies. You could just announce that "Hey, I've got this new book out" and hope people go pick up a copy, but unless you've got a history of really solid performers (in the cases of, say, J...
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On Strips: The Man Who Hated Laughter
In 1972, King Features produced an animated cartoon to be aired as part of The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie. The hour long piece was entitled The Man Who Hated Laughter and it was basically an exercise in trying to cram as many of their comic strip characte...
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Weekly Comics Links
Shanifa Nasser writes a profile of artist Francis Manapul and how he learned English from reading comic books. Sharon Short profiles a group of Dayton-area comic fans who have launched their own imprint, Sparkle Comics. And keeping with the profiles theme t...
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On Business: What Happens When..?
You may have heard this weekend that Ringling Brothers is shutting down operations later this year, just a couple years shy of their formal centennial. (The 146 year number cited in reports includes the years of performing before the original Ringling broth...
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On -isms: Lessons from Memphis
Christopher Noxon posted this piece yesterday over at Fusion. Frankly, I think it's more insightful/useful if you're coming to a Trump presidency/GOP Congress without a lifetime of living with racial injustices, general bigotry, and persistent inequalities ...
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On History: Microfiche
It's been said that we live in a golden age of reprints, and there is indeed an amazing amount of material available. That does take up a not insignificant amount of physical space; however, much of it is also available digitally. Which makes access to olde...
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On Strips: The Headstone Trope
Yesterday's Close to Home by John McPherson... My first reaction was confusion. There have been 10 actors to professionally voice Porky Pig. Joe Dougherty died in '78, Mel Blanc in '89, Greg Burson in '08, and Joe Alaskey early last year. The rest are all s...
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Introduction
Sean Kleefeld is an independent researcher whose work has been used by the likes Marvel Entertainment, Titan Books and 20th Century Fox. He writes the ongoing “Incidental Iconography” column for The Jack Kirby Collector and “Kleefeld on Webcomics” column for MTV Geek. He’s also contributed to Alter Ego, Back Issue and Comic Book Resources. Kleefeld’s 2009 book, Comic Book Fanthropology, addresses the questions of who and what comic fans are. He blogs daily at KleefeldOnComics.com.
Bragging rights
Named “Comics’ #1 Fan” by Diamond Comic Distributors, 2003. Struck by lightning while driving, 2009.
Education
  • University of Cincinnati
    BS, Graphic Design
  • Wright State University
    MBA
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Web Content Manager
Employment
  • GE Capital
    Web Content Manager, 2006 - present
  • TwoMorrows Publishing
    Columnist, 2003 - present
  • MTV Networks
    Columnist, 2011 - 2013
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Hamilton, OH - Avon, OH - Lexington, KY - Cincinnati, OH - Palatine, IL