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Asher J. Klassen
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Closing Down the Blog
It's with much consideration and no small feeling of regret that I'm typing out the last post I'll publish on this blog. This thing started out as an idea to write a travel blog back in 2012 as I was preparing for a trip that never transpired, a year abroad...

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A Few Good Eggs: Crowdfunding 'The American Bystander'
I had one of those mornings today that felt like it had great narrative cohesion. You know the sort. In this instance, the feeling was brought about by an email I received from Mimi Pond at the precise moment that my order of coffee, hashbrowns, and eggs ar...

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Why Make Prints?
Last week my printmaking instructor, the inimitable Briar Craig , assigned us a thinking project: namely, to come with an answer to  why exactly are you doing this thing? As printmaking students, something we get from our friends a lot is, "So, what's the p...

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Listen up, you mugs! I've neglected my duty to this project for far too long, and now with only four days remaining and $26,000 to go it's high time I remedied that. Broken Frontier: The Boldest Comics Anthology in the Galaxy by Tyler & Wendy Chin-Tanner Th...

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RANT - Jared Leto's Joker and Just How Done I Am With Fans Right Now
Geek fandom is a realm of asinine inconsistency. I am currently embroiled in a comment thread on The Nerdist 's Facebook page discussing the ups and downs of the new Call of Duty: Black Ops III teaser, something I wouldn't normally give a rat's ass about ex...

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2015 Eisner Awards...The Superhero Afterlife!
The Superhero Afterlife (Abridged) , pg. 1 Starring Dr. Lewis himself BREAKING NEWS - In the past couple hours the nominations for the 2015 Eisner Awards have been announced , and among them is my friend and colleague, Sacred & Sequential's very own A. Davi...

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Crowdfunding News - Dr. Comics and The Super Villain Handbook
It's been a while since I wrote one of these posts, but this announcement last week was just the thing to pull me out of retirement: my good friend Jason "Dr. Comics" Tondro is Kickstarting The Super Villain Handbook !! Every table deserves a better class o...

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TRANSCRIPT - "Symbols and Censors": Comics, Semiotics, and Islam
I've finally finished transcribing my lecture from two months back, which I had the pleasure of delivering to the Department of Theology & Religious Studies at Durham University. If you ever want to become aggravated at your own public-speaking idiosyncrasi...

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Electricomics Market Questionnaire - Lend Your Voice!
Calling all comics people! Do you read, make, or sell comics? The Electricomics project needs your voice! Take a minute to run through this questionnaire and chronicle some of your consumer habits: how often, for how much, and where you buy digital comics, ...

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Killing the Cover, What a Joke: Batgirl, Misogyny, and Everything DC's Readers Are Scared Of
By now most if not all of us have read at least one of the articles addressing  Rafael Albequerque 's recent Batgirl  variant cover, which paid homage to Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's 1988 one-shot The Killing Joke . We've read the artist's statement, and ...
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