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Sean Kleefeld
Works at GE Capital
Attended University of Cincinnati
Lived in Hamilton, OH
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El Santo has an event report up from Matthew Inman's webcomic-turned-marathon Beat the Blerch. With his tongue firmly planted in his cheek, Mort Walker once called them emanata. Neil Cohn has a new paper out focused on what might be considered a subset of t...
El Santo has an event report up from Matthew Inman's webcomic-turned-marathon Beat the Blerch. With his tongue firmly planted in his cheek,...
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On Business: Character Morphing
One of the things that struck me as a notable difference between Marvel and DC was that Marvel's heroes were centered around the personality and character of all the characters, while DC focused more on the name and the powers. I picked that up from the myr...
One of the things that struck me as a notable difference between Marvel and DC was that Marvel's heroes were centered around the personality...
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On -isms: White Donkey Review
The White Donkey , the debut graphic novel by Maximilian Uriarte, came out last April but I've heard surprisingly little press about it. And what I have heard came from decidedly outside the comics community. Uriarte is a former Marine who served for four y...
The White Donkey , the debut graphic novel by Maximilian Uriarte, came out last April but I've heard surprisingly little press about it. And...
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On History: Mr. Action!
I was poking around on ebay and came across this page of original art from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #162 by Kurt Schaffenberger. I recognized it immediately as one of the comics I had as a kid. That image of Jimmy swinging away from that bed of spikes wa...
I was poking around on ebay and came across this page of original art from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #162 by Kurt Schaffenberger. I recog...
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On Strips: Go to Kenosha!
Go to Kenosha, WI this weekend if you can. Today, John Hambrock and Jen Sorensen are speaking at 6:30. Tomorrow, Rob Harrell, Eddie Pittman, Wiley Miller, and Ann Telnaes will be there. At the Kenosha Public Museum there's an exhibit called "Bending The Lin...
Go to Kenosha, WI this weekend if you can. Today, John Hambrock and Jen Sorensen are speaking at 6:30. Tomorrow, Rob Harrell, Eddie Pittman,...
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RJ Casey writes about Claire Bretécher , who he calls "a remarkable comics creator who has been overlooked by history." Sequart talks with Chuck Rozanski of Mile High Comics, largely about San Diego Comic-Con. In case you were wondering, they're still writi...
RJ Casey writes about Claire Bretécher , who he calls "a remarkable comics creator who has been overlooked by history." Sequart talks with ...
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On History: A-Team/FF Crossover
The fifth episode in the very first season of The A-Team was called "A Small and Deadly War," originally airing on February 15, 1983. The series was almost an instant hit, and helped cement creator Stephen J. Cannell's place in television. Cannell, despite...
The fifth episode in the very first season of The A-Team was called "A Small and Deadly War," originally airing on February 15, 1983. The s...
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On Strips: Festival of Cartooning Notes
So last weekend was the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning, a show put on to celebrate comic strips, editorial cartoons, and the creators who make them. It was the first time I'd been able to go at all, and my only disappointment was that I hadn't been able to ...
So last weekend was the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning, a show put on to celebrate comic strips, editorial cartoons, and the creators who ma...
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There's a larger article by Afrah Mansour here worth reading , but I want to pull out this quote from an 11-year-old Muslim boy she talked with: "Muslims can’t be superheroes. Don’t you see the news and the Internet or any types of social media? They think ...
There's a larger article by Afrah Mansour here worth reading , but I want to pull out this quote from an 11-year-old Muslim boy she talked w...
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On Business: Early Corporate Digital Comics
Back in the 1990s, the internet was still this wild and woolly space where there was a lot of promise but no one really knew what the hell they were doing. At the time, Marvel still considered themselves a comic book company and their first forays into inte...
Back in the 1990s, the internet was still this wild and woolly space where there was a lot of promise but no one really knew what the hell t...
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On -isms: Your Favorite Superhero Sucks Review
With a title like Your Favorite Superhero Sucks , you have to expect a deliberately adversarial tone in the writing. And in that respect, certainly, Noah Berlatsky does not disappoint. The book is a collection of essays, originally written for a variety of ...
With a title like Your Favorite Superhero Sucks , you have to expect a deliberately adversarial tone in the writing. And in that respect, ce...
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On History: Byrne's Giant-Size FF #1
Comics legend John Byrne was still just a comic book fan in the early 1970s. Like many
aspiring professionals, though, he would develop his own comics, practicing his art. One
such piece surfaced in Comics Interview #25 in which a Counter Earth Crystal gain...
Comics legend John Byrne was still just a comic book fan in the early 1970s. Like many aspiring professionals, though, he would develop his ...
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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