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Saturday, November 06, 2004

Comics in the News: Week of 10/31/04

Worldwide Attention Over ‘Funny Pages’
November 5, 2004
Seattle, Washington
A short article with companion audio file on Fantagraphics Books and their Peanuts compilations.
Read the full story from KOMO 4 News.

‘Vespers’ is NOW Comics’ Comeback
November 5, 2004
Chicago, Illinois
Article looking at NOW Comics comeback with the recently released graphic novel “Vespers.” The story features Tony C. Caputo talking about the past and future of NOW Comics.
Read the full story from The Indianapolis Star.

Sacramento Artist Jay Howell Releases Comic Book
November 4, 2004
Sacramento, California
A look at creator Jay Howell and his new indie comic “Negatron.” The book is described as “filled with eccentric observations, free-riding character adventures, and tiny autobiographical anecdotes that reveal little about the author, except for the fact that he has a great sense of humor.”
Read the full story from the California Aggie.

Uncanny Ability
October 31, 2004
Terre Haute, Indiana
Tim Jessell speaks about his lifetime love of drawing and his recent collaboration with Stan Lee on the upcoming children’s book “SuperHero Christmas.”
Read the full story from the Tribune Star.

Gospel as Graphic Novel
October 31, 2004
Fort Worth, Texas
Robert Luedke is interviewed about his Christian graphic novel “Eye Witness: A Fictional Tale of Absolute Truth.” The GN focuses on spiritual awakening and Jesus’ trial and crucifixion. Luedke talks about the challenges of getting his GN distributed and accepted.
Read the full story from the East Valley Tribune.

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