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Luma-Con a Stellar Event

The first Luma-Con, Petaluma’s Comic Book Convention, was a huge success. They had such a turnout (“thousands of people” per the local paper) that they overflowed their venue. The guest artists were friendly and interesting, cosplay was great, and there … Continue reading

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Cartoonist in Residence

  Brian Fies gave a presentation at the Charles Schulz Museum Saturday. He was upstairs in the education center, a nice-sized classroom with plenty of art supplies, several statements made by Schulz painted on the walls, and a large porthole. … Continue reading

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“Art and Story: Powers Combined”

Reina Telgemeier and Dave Roman spoke at the Charles M Schulz museum today. Roman is the author and illustrator of Astronaut Academy; Zero Gravity. Telgemeier is the Eisner-award winning creator of the graphic novel Smile. The two cartoonists were born … Continue reading

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Hello, 2011

It’s the time for making resolutions.  I never do very well with this.  I pick the usual things (Exercise more!  Lose weight!  Right).  I think I’m going to pick some easy resolutions this time.  There’s a gimmick where you choose … Continue reading

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Brian Fies on Writing

Well, since I can’t find anything worthwhile to say about writing, here’s a blatant steal from Brian Fies on story-telling.  Click here. Brian is talking about graphic novels, a specific technique, but notice what he has to say about timing, pacing … Continue reading

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World of Tomorrow

The coolest thing about Brian Fies’s book-signing at the Four Eyed Frog was when Joel Crockett introduced him to Nick. Nick is a high school senior. He and his mom are Gualala locals. The Sig-O knows her. Like most locals, … Continue reading

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Spoiling the Surprise

So, on Saturday the Sig-O and I are going to Gualala for Brian Fies’s book-signing at the Four-Eyed Frog. And tonight, the Sig-O says, “Do you have a copy of Brian’s book?” And I’m all, “Um, yeah,” because I have … Continue reading

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Live and In Person, Brian Fies

A reminder that the Four-eyed Frog in Gualala will be hosting Brian Fies signing his wonderful graphic novel Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? on Saturday, October 24, at 4:00 pm. Don’t take my word that the book is … Continue reading

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Talent Runs in the Family

Brian Fies is the author of the acclaimed graphic novel Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow, and the Eisner-award winning Mom’s Cancer. This week his daughter, Laura Fies, gave me an autographed copy of her first prize-winning manga, “Talbot.” … Continue reading

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The World of Tomorrow is Here

Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? Brian Fies Abrams Comicarts, 2009 “. . . and then, without even meaning to, they built it.” Full disclosure: I know Brian Fies and I consider him a friend. My copy of this … Continue reading

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