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Thursday, June 15th, 2017

James Vance 4/2/1953-6/5/2017

<meta http-equiv=”refresh” content=”0; URL=/james.vance.96/posts/1647276218618754?_fb_noscript=1″ /> Vance, James Howard III JAMES VANCE OBITUARY James Vance, an award-winning playwright and graphic-novel author, died Monday, June 5, in Tulsa. He was 64 and had been battling cancer for more than two years. Born April 2, 1953 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, Vance studied theater in Chicago and became a presence […]

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Still Not Dead Yet

When I sat down to write this entry, the idea was to describe why I’d been away from this space for the last 12 months. It was with a double-take that I realized it had actually and precisely been two full years, and here’s why it took me so long to get back online:   […]

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Buck on a Shoestring

Those who spend more time on the funk patrol than I do are probably already familiar with this, but for folks disinclined to wade through the cobwebs, here’s a rare bit of vintage comics-related film. This is a goofy primitive promotional short for Buck Rogers which ran at the 1934 Chicago World’s Fair, “The Century […]

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Now, Where Were We?

Yes, our long (inter)national nightmare is over: This blog is up and running again after a pit stop to work out technical issues, and our hardworking webmaster promises that the informative sidebars, obligatory notices and all that other auxiliary crap entertainment will soon be back, as well.

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Notes on the Eisners

I’m sitting here mostly enjoying giving the throng and pong of San Diego a miss this year, but I have to admit that I wish I’d been there to see a few of the Eisner wins. First, I couldn’t be more pleased to learn that The Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics, […]

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

How I Didn't Team Up with Frank Frazetta

I was never a huge fan of the late Frank Frazetta’s work – his most famous stuff always screamed, “Hey, Fanboy, grab a handful of this!” a little too shrilly for me to get into the spirit – but there’s no disputing that a lot of my memories of early adolescence are littered with his […]

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Hello, I Must Be Going

Hi, still alive here. Deadlines for my current stealth career have reached the shooting-downhill-without-any-brakes stage, and there’s been little time to post lately. A few more days, and normal services should be restored. Keep your eyes on the road and check back soon.

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Intelligence Guided by Experience

Adulation is fun, being worshiped ‘cause you’re cool is fine for some – but we should all be loved like people still love Archie Goodwin. Archie’s been gone since 1998, but hardly a week goes by without him or his work being recalled fondly in various blogs or online reviews. DC Comics’ collection of the […]

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