The 1917 explosion in Halifax that reverberated in Boston – I was aware of the Halifax Explosion — an accident during World War I (December 1917, specifically) that pretty much leveled Halifax in Nova Scotia — but I wasn’t aware of the details (the property damage, the death toll), nor was I aware of the recovery effort that was spearheaded by the city of Boston.PRI’s The World
Selling Out the Newspaper Comic Strip – This fascinating piece contrasts the careers of Charles Schulz and Bill Watterson, placing their comic strips (Peanuts and Calvin and Hobbes, respectively) in the context of publishing environments of the times, charting their separate battles against their syndicates, and their contrasting views on licensing.Los Angeles Review of Books
There was a Facebook post as well that discussed an article in The Atlantic. I’ll post that as well, once I’ve had a chance to sit down and read what I wrote this morning. The coffee hadn’t quite kicked in.
A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.
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