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Sean Kleefeld
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On -isms: Steamboat
I was never an especially big fan of the original Captain Marvel. Nothing wrong with the character, but the limited exposure I had to him in my childhood did little to capture my interest. As an adult, though, I'd periodically run across stories of someone ...

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Weekly Comics Links
Inverse Entertainment interviewed Roy Thomas about Iron Fist and cultural appropriations. As much as I liked and respect Thomas, though, he doesn't come off well here. The interview includes this: "Don’t these people have something better to do than to worr...

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On History: Kirby's Pencil
There are a variety of artifacts in/around comics that, despite not being comics themselves, could be considered true artifacts of the industry. The original check to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster for Superman, for example. Wendy Pini's pre- ElfQuest Red Son...

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On Business: Multi-Purpose Con Marketing Idea
One of the challenges about tabling at a convention is that you almost can't do it by yourself. Sure, you can sit there and sell books and make change and sign autographs and do sketches yourself, but at some point you're going to have to leave the table. E...

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On Business: Multi-Purpose Con Marketing Idea
One of the challenges about tabling at a convention is that you almost can't do it by yourself. Sure, you can sit there and sell books and make change and sign autographs and do sketches yourself, but at some point you're going to have to leave the table. E...

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On Strips: Gladys Parker Fashions
It seems as if some of the most well-known women in the early days of newspaper cartooning were the ones who A) drew very attractive women, and B) had a great eye for fashion. I suppose one could easily argue that combination of being able to draw what men ...

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On -isms: Future Representation
You know, I was going to write a piece today that held up some old comics from the first half of the 20th century, showing blatantly racist caricatures of different types of people. They're sadly easy to find. I was going to show each of the major types of ...

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Weekly Comics Links
Ben Towle takes a look at comics that run multiple stories physically parallel to one another . Ron Capshaw recaps the anti-comics movement of the 1950s . I think his point is to show that it was a form of political correctness from the Left, and censorship...

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On History: Marvel's Original Event Comics
Back in the 1940s, Timely Comics (the company that would eventually become Marvel) had a string of hits. The Human Torch proved popular, as did Sub-Mariner and Captain America and the Young Allies and seemingly just about everything else. It stood to reason...

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On Business: Transition
Several years back, I wrote about how we all should be following the business model of webcomikers by putting out a continuous flow of stuff that can be monetized in a variety of ways. No one piece might sell a ton, but over the long term, there would be a ...
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