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Joe Blevins
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How comic strips use color: A study in contrasts
Color charts for Funky Winkerbean and Dick Tracy . How comics used to look. W hen I was growing up, only the Sunday comics were in color.  The rest of the week, the funnies—like most of the newspaper—were in black-and-white. But times change, and papers eve...

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Ed Wood Wednesdays: The Wood Poughkeepsie Odyssey, Part Three by Greg Dziawer
In the realm of the census: The 1930 US Census records the details of Ed Wood's life and family.    "S" Is For "Street" A lthough October 29, 1929 is historically considered the day of the stock market crash, and a key precipitator of the Great Depression, ...

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Some comics tomfoolery.

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We all feel a little like Ronan, The Accuser sometimes
Try to imagine Ronan, The Accuser talking like Charlie Brown. I n his newspaper incarnation, Spider-Man has been doing battle with an intergalactic baddie named Ronan, The Accuser lately. It's a dumb Guardians of the Galaxy crossover. Don't worry about it. ...

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Ed Wood Wednesdays: The Wood Winter Odyssey by Greg Dziawer
Ed Wood lived through 54 winters, most of them in California. The Black Diamond railroad bridge I was born and raised   and still reside after 48 years in northeastern Pennsylvania, currently living in the town of Wilkes-Barre. Wilkes-Barre, like the smalle...

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Ed Wood Wednesdays: The Wood/Dziawer Odyssey, Part Three by Greg Dziawer
Some alternate cover art for Hollis James' novel, Ed Wood: Taxi Driver. Editor's Note: This is the third installment in Greg's series about his personal connection to the work of Edward D. Wood, Jr. You can read the previous installments here and here .  J....

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(today's zomby) And this incredible clip of Tiny Tim!
Why does the cat look happy and Zomby look worried? I 'm not sure I get this one. I think the implication is that Zomby transmitted his... uh, zombie-ism to the cat in a wildly inappropriate way. I don't really like to think about it. You know what I'd rath...

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Ed Wood Wednesdays: The Wood Loop Orbit, Part Two by Greg Dziawer
Was Ed Wood involved in this loop series? Let's find out together. I t's now widely accepted that the first nineteen Swedish Erotica 8mm home-market loops were "made" by Ed Wood. Ed listed over 700 "short picture subjects" on his resume, produced between 19...

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A serious look at a very non-serious show.
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