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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Character Creators Fight for Cash and Credit – The New York Times

“It’s like the advice I give my granddaughter,” he said. “If you can help it, don’t be a creator. Be the exploiter. They get rich. You never will.”

Comics creators have long been saddled with the idea of “work for hire.”

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11 things you need to know about the Far Side

wrong-solar-systemSo when I was growing up, aside from Bloom County (which, thankfully, returned on my birthday in 2015), The Far Side was probably the funniest cartoon out there. And if you ever need a quick laugh, Gary Larson’s got you covered. So with that in mind, here’s 11 things you need to know about the Far Side.

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1978/2017 Spider-Man Calendar Desktop Wallpapers – Andertoons Cartoon Blog

Mark Anderson, who is a great cartoonist and prime level geek, realizing the cyclical nature of calendars decided to scan his old superhero yearly markers for everyone to enjoy. This year, it’s the 1978 Amazing Spider-Man edition he’s gracing us with. In the past, it’s been the 20th anniversary of Marvel and DC Super Powers (and then there was the amazing superhero Valentine’s day cards). Anyway… enjoy. And when you get a chance, thank Mr. Anderson for what he’s doing!

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ZEN PENCILS » 193. JACK KIRBY: Hero worship

Always a big fan of Zen Pencils, and this time he’s taken on the words of Jack “King” Kirby  (there’s a great YouTube documentary about him which starts here).

It’s a great place to get inspiration on a Sunday morning.

Source: ZEN PENCILS » 193. JACK KIRBY: Hero worship

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Mad Man – Video – NYTimes.com

Al Jaffee of Mad Magazine is outspoken on the imposition of the Comics Code.

Source: Mad Man – Video – NYTimes.com

(Found this while doing research for my dissertation, but really cool!)

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Superhero Comic Books: The 100 Best Runs You Must Read | Hollywood Reporter

If you’re just getting started with comics (or even a long time fan), this is a great place to learn more. From here you’ll discover not only these characters but others as well. (and yes, my favorite character, Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider, is not represented but that’s okay. I’m excited to discover new reads).

Source: Superhero Comic Books: The 100 Best Runs You Must Read | Hollywood Reporter

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Super Friends?

In honor of Captain America: Civil War opening next week

#TeamCap

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JACK KIRBY: Hero worship

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Gavin over at Zen Pencils takes great, inspirational quotes and then draws fabulous cartoons to illustrate them. While I’ve been a long time fan, this is the first time I’m sharing one. I think this, a quote by the great Jack Kirby is important for a number of reasons. But don’t take my word for it. Read it. Enjoy it.

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Olivia Munn and The Threat of the Fake Geeks – Paging Dr. NerdLove

Cliff Breczinski accused Olivia Munn of being a fake geek girl and of appropriating nerd culture. Why are we inventing new boogeymen to “oppress” nerds?

This is a long read, but well worth the time. It points out how everyone is looking for someone to hate, to pick on, or otherwise make feel bad for some reason. In this case, it’s the love of geek things.

Source: Olivia Munn and The Threat of the Fake Geeks – Paging Dr. NerdLove

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Superhero Valentines

batman-valentinesThanks to the Andertoons Cartoon Blog for this bunch of super hero inspired Valentines cards (you can find all sorts of greeting cards on his Flickr site as well):

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