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Sean Kleefeld
Works at GE Capital
Attended University of Cincinnati
Lived in Hamilton, OH
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On History: The Human Fly
In the mid-1970s, brothers Joseph and Dominic Ramacieri were running the family pepperoni business in Canada. Joe was interested in a way out, and he somehow struck upon the idea of sponsoring a daredevil stuntman in much the same vein as Evel Knievel, who ...
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On Strips: W.C. Fields
At some point I heard about the existence of a W.C. Fields comic strip. I'd heard of other old film stars having their likenesses used as the basis for comic strips (most notably Charlie Chaplin) so this didn't strike me as unusual. I was going to write som...
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Weekly Comics Links
Kimmy Baraoidan profiles the new Komikero Komiks Museum in the Philippines. Paul Gravett interviews Zao Dao , the creator Song of Sylvan . Jamie Coville also posted some interviews he conducted a few years ago with DJ Arneson & Tony Tallarico, the team who ...
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On Business: Why Business?
Why study the business of comics? It makes sense if your goal is to make your living from webcomics, and you know you'll have to figure out Patreon and sell t-shirts and table at conventions and such. But even if your goal is just to draw Spider-Man every m...
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On -isms: Black Panther
You may have heard that Marvel will have a Black Panther movie coming out in early 2018. The character's debut in Captain America: Civil War was well-received (so I'm told -- I haven't actually seen it yet) and Chadwick Boseman will be returning as T'Challa...
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On History: The Fist of Dredd
Man, that "Gaze into the fist of Dredd!" picture is one of the great panels of comicdom! It ranks up there with Batman's one-punch knockout of Guy Gardner and Ozymandias' "I did it 35 minutes ago" line in terms of great single panels from the '80s. Every ki...
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On Business: One Day or Two?
This weekend I swang by Count-i-Con for a bit. It's not a huge show like something from ReedPop or Wizard, but it's pretty respectable for a local show. Like a lot of other "comic" cons, it blends into pop culture more generally so there's plenty of booths ...
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On -isms: Imitation Game Review
Jim Ottaviani's career in comics consists primarily of biographies of notable scientists of the 20th century. His most recent book is The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded , which came out earlier this year, and was drawn by Leland Purvis. Turing was a ma...
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On History: Englehart's FF
I first started reading the Fantastic Four during John Byrne's run. Lots of great material there, and that's what really got me hooked on the characters specifically, but comics more generally. Byrne worked on the book for a couple more years before he bowe...
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On Strips: Funny Classics
Apropos of nothing, here are several newspaper strips that made me laugh out loud when I first saw them. They made a memorable impression on me, and I recall them all to this day. And they're still funny.
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Weekly Comics Links
In light of some new Toynbee Tiles showing up in Philadelphia, Patrick Rapa talks with expert Justin Duerr who, it turns out, spends more time talking about comic strip artist Herbert E. Crowley . Frederick Luis Aldama and Christopher González respond to so...
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On Business: Festival vs Convention Funding
Anne Morse Hambrock sent out a note over the weekend about the Kenosha Festival Of Cartooning. It had a lot of good updates about upcoming guests and such, but one point she noted as well was that, after this year, the convention will be on hiatus until 201...
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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
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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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