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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.
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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On Business: Freelance Nation
The first comic jobs I became aware, to no surprise, were those of the creators themselves: writers, artists, inkers, etc. Their names were creditted in pretty much every book, so naturally those jobs were essentially presented to me in every issue. After t...
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On -isms: "For Girls"
This week, DC and Mattel annoucned a joint project called DC Super Hero Girls, "an exciting new universe of Super Heroic storytelling that helps build character and confidence, and empowers girls to discover their true potential." Full announcement here. As...
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On History: John Byrne's Unused FF
I'm running a little tight on deadlines this week, so I'm going to re-present an interesting (to me, at least) piece that ran in Comics Feature #44 (May 1986), published just as John Byrne announced that he was leaving the Fantasic Four . While other articl...
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On Strips: Pre-Star Wars
With the new Star Wars trailer dropping yesterday, I figure we should take a look at the original Star Wars comic strip today. It was launched on March 12, 1979 and the first storyline ran until early September. It was called "Gambler's World" and was writt...
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Weekly Comics Links
Jennifer Sefa-Boakye writes about Loyiso Mkize 's new South African superhero comic, Kwezi . Warren Ellis answers some basic/practical questions about his tools, workspace and his broader process. L.E.H. Light looks at Paul Louise-Julie 's Egyptian-based co...
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On Business: Marts & AfterShock
Today's news is that editor Mike Marts is leaving Marvel to help launch AfterShock Comics. Since AfterShock is in "build mode" so there's not much to speak to about their content yet. In fact, pretty much all we know at this point are a handful of people th...
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On Strips: Non-Con
I'm about to head off to C2E2, my first notable convention of the year. (My hat and I will be meandering around the show all three days; say "hi" if you see me.) And as I'm doing some last minute checks of which panels to attend and which creators I want to...
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Weekly Comics Links
Scott Simmons remembers Roger Slifer, Comics Pioneer . Seven-year-old Natalie McGriff won $16,000 for her “The Adventures Of Moxie Girl” comic. Geek Dad explains How to Read Comic Books With Your Kid . Cecilia D'Anastasio takes a look at The Invisible Labor...
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On Business: View of Japan
I recently picked up the March issue of The Monocle , a magazine aimed at businesses "hungry for opportunities and experiences beyond their national borders." This particular issue focused primarily on Japan and it caught my eye thanks to the huge image of ...
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On -isms: Herb Trimpe & Ageism
With the recent death of Herb Trimpe, there have been understandably a number of remembrances and tributes. I never had the pleasure of meeting Trimpe, and I don't have anything to really add to the broader discussion about his work. And while many people a...
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On History: Steranko Histories
Even if you haven't read them, you've probably at least heard of Jim Steranko's History of Comics. It was one of the first serious attempts to write down the entire history of the medium, and certainly the first from someone already in the business. Sterank...
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When I was a kid in the Seventies, you could check these out from the library. There were always pages missing; I assume adorning some vandal's bedroom wall.
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On Strips: Stephen Bentley?
Among the newspaper strips I regularly read is Stephen Bentley's Herb & Jamaal. It's not my favorite, but it's entertaining in its way. But I was struck by a sense of deja vu when I read today's strip... For whatever reason(s), I remembered that joke being...
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