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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 History: Englehart's FF
I first started reading the Fantastic Four during John Byrne's run. Lots of great material there, and that's what really got me hooked on the characters specifically, but comics more generally. Byrne worked on the book for a couple more years before he bowe...
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On Strips: Funny Classics
Apropos of nothing, here are several newspaper strips that made me laugh out loud when I first saw them. They made a memorable impression on me, and I recall them all to this day. And they're still funny.
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Weekly Comics Links
In light of some new Toynbee Tiles showing up in Philadelphia, Patrick Rapa talks with expert Justin Duerr who, it turns out, spends more time talking about comic strip artist Herbert E. Crowley . Frederick Luis Aldama and Christopher González respond to so...
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On Business: Festival vs Convention Funding
Anne Morse Hambrock sent out a note over the weekend about the Kenosha Festival Of Cartooning. It had a lot of good updates about upcoming guests and such, but one point she noted as well was that, after this year, the convention will be on hiatus until 201...
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On -isms: What's Not So Funny About the Funnies?
D.D.Degg pointed out a minor correction on my Joe & Asbestos piece last week , citing a reference to a 1966 Ebony article. I found the whole article, by Ponchitta Pierce, was really interesting and so I'm running a copy of it here... Bias bans Negroes from ...
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On History: The FF's Anniversary is NOT August 8!
You may have seen some posts yesterday touting August 8th as the anniversary of Fantastic Four #1. I used to believe that myself. As far as I've been able to determine, that date seems to originate from Greg Theakston, who mentioned it in Pure Images #2 cir...
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On Business: Why Business?
Why study the business of comics? It makes sense if your goal is to make your living from webcomics, and you know you'll have to figure out Patreon and sell t-shirts and table at conventions and such. But even if your goal is just to draw Spider-Man every m...
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On -isms: Black Panther
You may have heard that Marvel will have a Black Panther movie coming out in early 2018. The character's debut in Captain America: Civil War was well-received (so I'm told -- I haven't actually seen it yet) and Chadwick Boseman will be returning as T'Challa...
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On History: The Fist of Dredd
Man, that "Gaze into the fist of Dredd!" picture is one of the great panels of comicdom! It ranks up there with Batman's one-punch knockout of Guy Gardner and Ozymandias' "I did it 35 minutes ago" line in terms of great single panels from the '80s. Every ki...
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On Strips: Reruns
I heard Spike Trotman note a few years back that one of the challenges in trying to get a syndicated newspaper strip is that your competition is NOT the hundreds or thousands of other artists trying to do the same thing; your competition is reruns of a stri...
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Weekly Comics Links
Sonya Rehman looks at how Gauher Aftab is hoping to deradicalize Pakistan using comic books . Carey Dunne profiles Ilan Manouach of Finland and how he's creating tactile comics for the blind .
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On Business: New vs Old Models
I happened to catch this weekend that a webcomiker had set up a Patreon campaign, as many do, but despite his comic's longevity (over a decade) and seeming popularity, he was earning around $800 a month. That's not bad, certainly, but given that other webco...
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