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Sean Kleefeld
Works at GE Capital
Attended University of Cincinnati
Lived in Hamilton, OH
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Weekly Comics Links
The Long Island New12 station has this nice piece up on the late Luther cartoonist Brumsic Brandon, Jr. Following up on my piece last week about Percy Crosby, Tim Gagne points out another piece about Crosby , detailing his life but ending with a gorgeous mu...
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On Business: Customizing
So the frequently-surprising Boulet recently launched Le Bouletmaton , a "générateur d'avatars de qualité supérieure." If you're not up to snuff on your French, it's basically an avatar maker where the user can click through several options for each facial ...
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On Business: Bringing the Audience in Deeper
I think there's an old adage about being able to get whatever you want, but at a cost. The idea being that, if you shell out enough cash, some body is going to be willing to take that to make whatever it is you're looking for. But today, here in the 21st ce...
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On -isms: When the River Rises Review
When The River Rises by D.C. Walker and Bruno Oliveira came out last summer from Mastermind Comics. It tells the story of a young Sydquan, who's being imprisoned for taking the fall for one of his friends who raped a girl. With Hurricane Katrina beginning t...
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On History: MLK Cartoons of Yesteryear
These days, cartoonists often take a moment on Martin Luther King Day (yesterday) to honor the Civil Rights activist instead of skewering whatever the topic du jour is. This generally takes the form of a drawing of Dr. King with a quote from him, frequently...
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On -isms: Fucking Chad, Man
Questionable Content from Monday... Regardless of whether or not you share the same gender as a saleperson like this, their sexism needs to be called out just like this. Every. Time. Every Chad needs to be talked to like this until they get it. Fuck you, Chad.
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On History: Safety Card Art
This is a pretty typical safety card for commercial airplanes. It's current. Yet look at the art for the NO CELL PHONES, NO RADIOS, NO TVS section. When was the last time you've seen objects that look like that before. Ten years ago, they would've seen date...
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On Strips: Skippy
In 1923, Percy Crosby started a cartoon that appeared in Life magazine. It was about a young boy and his friends getting into mostly innocent mischief, not dissimilar to Buster Brown. The strip was titled after the main character, Skippy, and became popular...
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On Strips: Musings of an Analog Cartoonist
I forget precisely when/where I first heard of Greg Cravens, but I do know that it was in reference to his webcomic Hubris . I know that because when I met him in person some time later, he mentioned working on the newspaper strip The Buckets , which I was ...
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Weekly Comics Links
Todd Klein takes a recently uncovered photo from a 1945 DC Comics holiday party and tries to identify all the attendees . David Nuss has been named Associate Publisher at Alternative Comics. The primary author/editor behind Wiley Books' superheroes and phil...
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On Business: Pro-Bono Advertising
A MOD Pizza opened up near us recently. It's a fairly new "chain" (although they don't like to use that word) with fewer than 100 locations, most of which are centered around a dozen cities, so you might not have heard of them yet. My wife and I really like...
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On History: Fantastic Four, Inc.
Bob Ingersoll used to write a column in The Comics Buyer's Guide called "The Law is a Ass" in which he analyzed how the law is portrayed in comics then explained how it would really work. (He's since moved the column over to ComicMix .) In 1983, he took a l...
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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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