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Sean Kleefeld
Works at GE Capital
Attended University of Cincinnati
Lived in Hamilton, OH
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Web Content Manager
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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 Business: Culling Your Herd
Last week, I visited a comic shop that I don't normally go to. It's just out of the way enough that it's a tad inconvenient for me, but I happened to be out that direction anyway. It's a decent shop, though; I've visited it more than a few times before. Thi...
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Weekly Comics Links
Carrie Jung looks at a rise in Native American comic book creators and characters , although it's primarily focused on Canada. Tom Heintjes attended the 2015 Reuben Awards a couple weeks ago and just posted scads of photos . Mike Peters is always fun in a p...
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On Business: Thank You
I met Mita Mihato at last year's CAKE. She makes comics using cut paper. Some very clever stuff. I was disappointed when I found out she wasn't going to be at this year's show, doubly so because she didn't have a website set up to sell anything. That change...
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On -isms: Justice League 3001
So Bleeding Cool pointed to the new Justice League 3001 #1 that was released yesterday, and found some... uncomfortable dialogue. There's a fair amount that I'm not inclined to reproduce here, so go check out the Bleeding Cool piece if you want to read it f...
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On History: Fantastic Four Danglers?
I know continuity is pretty much out the window with Marvel effectively rebooting their whole universe with this new Secret Wars stuff, but I pulled out a list of dangling plotlines that I was noted on my old FFPlaza website. There wasn't much chance of mos...
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On Strips: Changing Contexts
The last time I think I read newspaper strips in newspapers on a regular basis would've probably been in the late 1980s. I was still in high school and living with my parents, who received the two(!) local papers. I don't recall religiously reading the comi...
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On -isms: All-Negro Comics
Back in 1947, Orrin Evans published a single issue of All-Negro Comics. It was the first comic book whose creators were all African-American. With a cover price of 15¢ (a full nickel more expensive than everything else available at that time) and contents t...
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On History: Reed Crandall
I suspect that, like many folks, I don't know much about Reed Crandall. His most prominent work was through the 1940s and '50s, and he moved over to work on the oft-overlooked Treasure Chest in 1960, where he remained for just over a decade. Although he did...
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On Strips: Size Matters
Here's Tina's Groove from Wednesday... Pigeons + large umbrella = dangerous place to store food. Exactly how funny you find that is a matter of taste, of course, but I think people can understand where Rina Piccolo was coming from even if the gag isn't quit...
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Weekly Comics Links
Chad Holloway has an interview with Xuan Liu , one of the premier professional poker players. Except the interview doesn't talk about poker much at all, and focuses almost entirely on her love of comic books. In Karachi, Pakistan, young inmates at the juven...
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On Business: Generating Sales Bumps
You ever read up on how Girl Genius became a webcomic? Phil and Kaja Foglio started it as a traditional pamphlet comic in 2001. After several issues, they began putting pages up online as an incentive to get new readers. They ran both in concert for several...
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On -isms: Concrete Park
Imagine Mega City One from the Judge Dredd comics, except without the Judges. There's a structure to the city, but each block acts like its own gang and violence periodically breaks out between them. Everyone is effectively unemployed and living just above ...
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