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Thought Bubble 2013: How to Retain Your Soul

What Thought Bubble does fantastically well, as you’ll hear over and over, is retain the essence of a much smaller event while growing bigger each year. Continue reading

 
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Excerpts from Last Superman Standing: The Al Plastino Story

Al Plastino is inspired by Bill Everett and squares off against Jack Binder and Mort Weisinger in these excerpts from an unpublished biography by Ed Zeno. Continue reading

 
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Alfredo John Plastino, 1921-2013

A life in comics. Continue reading

 
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“If You’re Going to Fail, Just Make Sure You Fail Big”: An Interview with Gene Luen Yang

The American Born Chinese author talks about his newest book (Boxers & Saints), recreating history, and the role of faith in creative life. Continue reading

 
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“I Was Convinced that Beirut Stopped at that Wall”: An interview with Zeina Abirached

A conversation with the author of A Game for Swallows. Continue reading

 
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Art Spiegelman: Co-Mix

Five thoughts on the exhibition. Continue reading

 
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A Landmark in Comics History: The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum Opens in Columbus, Ohio

This year has seen no shortage of comics-related events and exhibitions, but the occasion most likely to have a long term impact is the opening of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum at Ohio State University. Continue reading

 
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Joey Manley, 1965-2013

The novelist, webcomics pioneer, and founder of Modern Tales has passed away at the age of 48. Continue reading