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Sean Kleefeld
Works at GE Capital
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Lived in Hamilton, OH
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Weekly Comics Links
Sabrina Vourvoulias takes a look " inside the seriously exhilarating Black comic book scene ." There's a new call for papers for Inks , the new journal of the Comics Studies Society. Michael Cavna talks with Herblock Prize winner, Mark Fiore .
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On Business: Books-A-Plenty
This past weekend, my local Half Price Books had a massive clearance sale. They rented out out of the available retail outlets further down in the strip mall where they're located, threw in a slew of folding tables, and dumped books on them. Nothing was mar...
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On -isms: Public Restrooms
Public restrooms seem to be all the rage these days, so here's a simple step-by-step guide for using them courtesy of Joey Alison Sayers and The Nib ...
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On History: First Fumetti
While "fumetti" is just the Italian word for "comics" it's generally understood in America to mean comics that are created using photographs. So while "comics" are defined without a particular set of tools needed in their creation, "fumetti" (at least by th...
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On History: Ohio History Mini-Comics
There were a lot of creators at SPACE that I hadn't heard of before, but one of them that particularly caught my eye was Lee Smith , who does mini-comics covering various aspects of Ohio history. The concept isn't new -- Jim Baker began working on Ben Hardy...
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On Strips: Licensing
One of the ways people can judge the popularity of a comic strip is by looking at the licensed products that bear those characters. Well, it used to be a measure of popularity. In the past decade or two, the market has become very fragmented and pop culture...
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On History: Earliest Comic Biography
Random question of the moment: What was the earliest biography written in comic book form? Or rather, in comic form. Maybe a comic strip or sequential narrative mural or something. Who was the earliest subject? Wikipedia has an entry for auto biographical c...
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On Strips: Re-Runs
Rina Piccolo recently got hit with one of the long-standing problems/concerns of newspaper comic strip creators: she lost a paper. The Chronicle Journal of Thunder Bay, Ontario dropped Tina's Groove. That's a harsh pill to swallow in these days or declining...
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Weekly Comics Links
Doc Jenkins talked with Ramzi Fawaz, author of The New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination, and asks what kinds of difference do superheroes make? Part 1 , Part 2 . Christina Nilsen and Colleen Frakes have put out a new Creative Commons comic a...
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On Strips: St. Jude's
You know, I've seen Jeff Keane's support for St. Jude's over the years in passing -- usually just some custom artwork for them featuring one or more of the Family Circus kids -- but I'm just hearing about this wide-spread cartoonist support from Cartoonists...
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On Business: There's Your Problem!
If you've read my pieces here on the business of comics -- or any my webcomics pieces in various venues -- for any length of time, you've probably seen me talk about how working in comics isn't just about creating comics. It's selling and marketing and soci...
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On -isms: Don't Be a Lazy Comic Creator
As you may or may not be aware, the demographics of the United States have been and are still changing. As a percentage, you can see Caucasian's dominance has been declining since the mid-1960s and is expected to drop below 50% in the next decade or two. Wh...
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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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