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Friday's Good News

Salon reviewed Hope Larson's latest book, Gray Horses.  Larson and husband Bryan Lee O’Malley are holding a book signing today at Page 45 in Nottingham, England from 4-7pm.

Tom Spurgeon has a writeup of a controversy over a book on the history of manga comicbook available at a local library.  It's your basic hysteria over "kids can see it" which sadly seems like a never ending source of hysteria for about 29% of the American population.

Spurgeon Bart Beaty has a column up at The Comics Reporter entitled "What SPX Can Learn from Fumetto." Worth a read to see what folks like about the european Fumetto convention and how some of it could be adapted to SPX.

Jon Morris (creator of Jeremy) is posting his versions of several superheroes at his blog - good stuff!

And last but not least, Flight anthology contributor Erika Moen has an exhibition of her senior project, a graphic novella titled DominionIt runs until April 16th at McConnell Center, the Dining Hall, Pitzer College.

Funny, I wondered the same

nevermind.

How do you FIND all this

How do you FIND all this stuff, man?

"I'm shocked Ghastly has not

"I'm shocked Ghastly has not yet commented on this thread."

Why should he? It doesn't have to do with Tentacle rape.

Hah hah hah!

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Hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah.

Oh man. The World's Greatest Country(tm) going to shit under the hand of a bunch of crooks, and kids seeing boobies are the only thing that stirs the population into action.

God bless America. You all need it.
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To be fair, this happened in

To be fair, this happened in Barstow, which is pretty much the ass end of the universe. It's like the Deep South compressed into one little podunk town in the middle of the California desert, a million miles from civilization.

On the way to Vegas right?

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It's been awhile but Barstow is on the road from LA to Vegas, right?

 

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Xaviar Xerexes 

I am a Modern Major Generality.

I run this place! Tip the piano player on the way out.

You remember your Fear and

You remember your Fear and Loathing!

Ha! Â Actually I'm

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Ha!

 Actually I'm remembering college and several misadventures slash road trips.  None of which rose to F&L levels though.

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I am a Modern Major Generality.

I run this place! Tip the piano player on the way out.

To Barstow...

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Stream-O-Doodle

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Good grief, Charlie Brown! Porn comics at library!

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Technically it's not really a "manga comicbook" (even though it's being reported as such); it's a history book about manga. I think that's sort of an important distinction to make, since most everyone understands that there may be adult themes in their art history books, even those who think comics is just for kids.

Also, I've posted what is apparently the offending "squirrel sex-action" page and more info over here, just in case you're 16-years old and want to determine for yourself whether this book is appropriate for you.

Those of you who work for The Man that haven't figured out that the previous link may not be safe your workplace, I have an acronym for you: NSFW.

Cheers,
Eric

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Fetus-X is the greatest comic in the world.

Good Point

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It does have comics in it, but I think you're right to quibble with my initial description of it so I changed it.

 

Can I just say for the record though, that I'm shocked Ghastly has not yet commented on this thread.

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Xaviar Xerexes 

I am a Modern Major Generality.

I run this place! Tip the piano player on the way out.

That Fumetto column is by

That Fumetto column is by Bart Beaty, who does the Euro section of Comics Reporter. You might want to make that clearer; as written, you give the impression that Spurgeon was behind it. (I'd edit the article myself, but I seem incapable of finding the magic button. Apologies for my suction.)

You're Right!

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Fixed to credit Bart. 

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I run this place! Tip the piano player on the way out.

Not Clear

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Wednesday

I've read it several times and I see why that might be the case but my assumption is that everything on the site is by Tom Spurgeon unless credited otherwise - it's not clear to me that it's by Bart - it might be by Tom in response to Bart.

Am I missing some clear statement of credit there?  I'll ask Tom... 

 

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Xaviar Xerexes 

I am a Modern Major Generality.

I run this place! Tip the piano player on the way out.