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Chopin! Liszt!

I wanted to get back into the world of composers because let's face it, they are Grade A comic material. Too bad I know relatively little about most of them. I went on a reading spree and came out with Chopin and Liszt, who were friends according to some and not friends according to others. Interesting fellows, never all that any one assessment claims they are. Chopin was not always a Delicate Flower and Liszt was not always some approximation of Jerry Lee Lewis playing Great Balls of Fire. But hey, sometimes they were!

How could I have left out Lisztomania or George Sand you ask? Well maybe you are asking. Comics for another time, my friends.

I made a little list of links down below, that's new! I probably should have done it ages ago.

My studio mates and I are doing a comics reading this Saturday, the 19th, in Brooklyn! We are looking forward to it, maybe we will see you there!

So, it is St Patrick's Day! Comics friend MK Reed wrote to me to tell you all about the launch of her new comic, which is very fitting for the day! Tain Bo Cuailnge is about Celtic warriors from Iron Age Ireland going to war over some cows. It updates a chapter a month.


Friends:

Lynn Allingham
John Allison
Amy Ash
Dawn and Margie Beaton
Marc Bell
Sally Bloodbath
John Campbell
Scott Campbell
Ryan Carley
Anthony Clark
Rebecca Clements
Melanie Colosimo
Domitille Collardey
Jillian Comeau, Kim Carson and Michelle Skelding
Aaron Diaz
The Doug Wright Awards
Jess Fink
Eric Feurstein
Brian Fukushima
Sarah Glidden
Meredith Gran
Lisa Hanawalt
Dustin Harbin
Christopher Hastings
Emily Horne and Joey Comeau
Jimmie Kilpatrick
Jon Klassen
Steve Lambke
Hope Larson
Joe List
David Malki
Phil McAndrew
Carolyn Merriman
Carly Monardo
Vicki Nerino
Andre Richard
Ryan North
Ryan Pequin
Neil Rough
Jeffrey Rowland
Gabby Schulz
Smart and Bird
Deana Sobel
Nathan Stapley
Henry Svec
Matthew Trafford
Julia Wertz
Britt Wilson
Stephanie Weirathmueller
Steve Wolfhard
You've Changed Records
Chip Zdarsky



Good comic shops that have taught me a thing or two:

The Beguiling, Toronto
Strange Adventures, Halifax
Legends Comics and Books, Victoria
Desert Island, Brooklyn




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