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Happy Thanksgiving to all of those (including me) in the good ol’ US of A tomorrow.  Despite it’s historically shaky roots, it is AN AWESOME holiday that combines getting along with everyone else (at least for one day a year!) AND FOOD… lots and lots of food.  I highly recommend it to any nation around the world.

A few stories of interest today: 

An interview with John Backderf (more widely known as "Derf") – he’s not much for the web but I’ve always thought highly of his work on his strip The City – funny, insightful, he’s also been able to do some truly amazing longer form stories like TRASH and MY FRIEND DAHMER.  He has a new book out now — Punk Rock and Trailer Parks. (h/t JOURNALISTA!)

Todd Allen cranks through some numbers on whether creators would be better off working outside of the Marvel/DC-plex.  This is all coming out of a very comic book-specific debate Robert Kirkman and Brian Bendis had online earlier this year.  (One web-related bit – he has the PvP comic book sales numbers in his chart.)

The Daily Cartoonist has a round-up of "how I became a syndicated cartoonist" stories.



Xaviar Xerexes

Wandering webcomic ronin. Created Comixpedia (2002-2005) and ComixTalk (2006-2012; 2016-?). Made a lot of unfinished comics and novels.

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