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31 Days of Comic Art Obscurity

“You seemed to be having fun with your Instagram account last month,” the mysterious Story Girl said as she sat down across the table from me in the lounge. The indie publishing house owner had chosen a good night to … Continue reading

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At the Alabama Phoenix Festival, 2014

Organizers of the third Alabama Phoenix Festival said that this year’s science fiction, cosplay, gaming, anime, and comic book convention would be “bigger and better than before,” and they were right. If you didn’t get to stop by the Birmingham … Continue reading

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Hanging with Mr. Michelinie

  “It’s been years since I signed one of these,” David Michelinie said as he autographed my copy of DC Super Stars #16.   Then he picked up my copy of Adventure Comics #456.  “And I don’t believe I’ve ever signed … Continue reading

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A Conversation with a Golden Age Great

  Of all the guests who’ve visited the Cobalt Club, Allen Bellman isn’t one I’m likely to forget any time soon.  Sporting a red shirt, Betty Boop suspenders, and sunglasses beneath a white coiffure, the octogenarian is a distinctive figure … Continue reading

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At the Alabama Phoenix Festival: The Sequel

“I’m glad you’re here,” Millicent said as I walked into the club a couple of nights ago.  “Currie and Emsworth are beside themselves.” “What’s wrong?” “I’m not exactly sure.  But I’ve no doubt they’ll find you soon enough to let … Continue reading

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At the Alabama Phoenix Festival

With the Alabama Phoenix Festival in town, I knew I’d be spending more time there than at the club this weekend.  And it’s an absolute blast. The event celebrates creativity and imagination, and whether your interests are anime, comic books, … Continue reading

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