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Sean Kleefeld
Works at GE Capital
Attended University of Cincinnati
Lived in Hamilton, OH
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  • 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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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.
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Named “Comics’ #1 Fan” by Diamond Comic Distributors, 2003. Struck by lightning while driving, 2009.
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  • University of Cincinnati
    BS, Graphic Design
  • Wright State University
    MBA
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On History: Lion Forge Reviews
Lion Forge has been pretty actively lately in securing the licenses to 1980s television shows for translation into the comic book format. They've got Miami Vice , Knight Rider , Airwolf , and they recently sent me review copies of their upcoming Saved by th...
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Yeah, of all their titles, they sent the two that were probably least appealing at a conceptual level to me personally. I know Johanna Draper Carlson got a copy of SbtB, too, and she had much the same reaction I did. My only guess is they think those two books need a little more press, and are an easier sell than everything else?
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On Strips: Peanuts Promotions
You might have heard that a new feature length Peanuts movie will be debut later this year. To my surprise, it actually looks pretty good from the trailer. It looks like they really managed to keep the spirit of Charles Schulz's original strips AND the earl...
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Weekly Comics Links
Jon Sung proposes the "Khouri" as a unit of measurement of one's comic book collection. You recall that "is the dress blue or white" debate from a little while back? Scott Simmons debates about whether Hawkman's suit from the early 1990s was red or orange ....
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On Business: Comics Report(ing)
One of the bigger news items in comics last week was Tom Spurgeon launching a Patreon campaign . He's not the first comics journalist to do so -- Heidi MacDonald launched one last year. (I launched one myself around the beginning of the year, too, but I don...
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On -sims: Avoiding Repition
When I was in my early teens, I'd hoped I could become a comic book artist. Not only was I interested in comics, but I was one of those kids who everyone always said was a "pretty good drawer." Which only meant that I was just a touch better than average. B...
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On History: Revisiting Problematic Images
One of my long-time favorite cartoon characters is Daffy Duck. Well, Daffy Duck up through about 1965 or so. They made him a lot more spiteful after that, which I didn't care for. In any event, one of my favorite Daffy Duck cartoons was The Henpecked Duck f...
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On Business: Cartozia Tales
Cartozia Tales started back in 2013 as an interesting sort of experiment. It's an anthology series planned for ten issues. All the stories take place in the fictional world of Cartozia (hence the name) but, while the short stories all continue from one issu...
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On -isms: Rall Nails It for Me
I've kind of run out of words on -isms discussions just now, so I thought I'd just collect some comics here that speak to where my mind's been at the past week or two. Sadly, I was finding very little that even touched on the topic, and the handful that did...
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On History: Mike Parobeck & Missing History
I've read and heard many stories over the years of people who read comics as kids, but then dropped out them for a while (usually during high school and college) and pick them up again years later. I was never like that. I've had comics for as long as I can...
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On Strips: Short-Lifers
One of the reasons I started an "On Strips" series here was to force myself to learn more about comic strips. I've spent literally decades focused almost exclusively on comic books and, while I certainly read comic strips growing up, it's only been the past...
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Exactly my point! :)
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Weekly Comics Links
You're familiar with "Humans from New York"? There's another version out there for Bombay, India. They recently featured Aditi Gupta , who created Menstrupedia , a comic to help teach young girls about menstruation "because there are so many girls today who...
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On Business: The Local Con
This past weekend, I attended the Comic Book Mania Convention in Elgin, IL. It's not a big show; they only had about two dozen artists/exhibitors. I haven't heard attendance numbers from this year, but last year was less than 1,000 people. Show organizer Bo...
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