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The Whole Wide World In Your Hands: Announces History-Making Global Blog Feature

Posted by on July 26th, 2010 at 2:13 PM
San Diego Comic-Con blah, blah blah … Preview clip of new Green Lantern movie yadda, yadda, yadda … Sure, all the bloggers are talking a blue streak about a big-deal comics convention in Southern California, and that's just fine, but there's a whole world out there beyond San Diego. If you doubt it, take a gander at the box labeled "International Comics" in the right-hand column on the front page. When we unveiled this site seven months ago, we had some very big ambitions and one of the biggest is now taking shape: As of today we are launching a major platform for comics news and commentary by bloggers from all over the world. On the opening day of this international gateway, you can expect to see new blog posts from respected correspondents in Argentina, Australia, Italy, The Philippines, Sweden and Turkey. Each of these nations will have its own ongoing blog on and over the next several weeks we will be adding blogs from every corner of the globe. All blogs will be in English but each post will have a link allowing it to be translated into the language of the blog’s home country or any one of more than 50 other languages. Our ultimate goal is to provide a hub of communications from the comics communities of virtually every nation on Earth.

A Comics Journal History of the Direct Market, Part One

Posted by on February 15th, 2010 at 8:13 AM


In the first installment of a three-part series, Michael Dean takes us back to the early days of the modern comics-retail network, and explains how a schoolteacher and a diffuse group of teenagers across the United States turned their obsession with collecting comic books into the Direct Market we know today.

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The Lynda Barry Interview

Posted by on January 25th, 2010 at 7:04 AM
From What It Is, ©2008 Lynda Barry.


From the pages of The Comics Journal #296, Managing Editor Michael Dean talks creativity and tilting at windmills with the renowned author of What It Is.

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