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Minnesota’s Christopher Jones Draws Everything from Superheroes to Time Lords

Christopher Jones is a Minnesota-based comic artist and illustrator who has worked on a multitude of different comics and books, including properties from Young Justice to The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to Doctor Who: The Third Doctor. Due to his having worked on a few things that I am a fan of, I was pretty pumped when he graciously took some time out of his day to answer a few of my questions. Philip Coler (TCG): For people who don’t...

Meet Phil Juliano, the Creator of the Nostalgic Time-Traveling Comic You Should Be Reading

Comic strips like Garfield and Calvin and Hobbes were a huge part of my childhood. I grew up with the Star Tribune and reading the comics on Sundays, and I still love them. More recently, I learned about Best in Show by Minnesota illustrator Phil Juliano, a comic about a man who is able to go back in time. He chooses to relive his childhood, adding to his massive Star Wars collection in the process, together with his sidekick dog to...

Twin Cities Geeks Celebrate Comics at MSP ComiCon 2016

A little over a week ago, I had the pleasure of being a part of MSP ComiCon, a local comic convention that has been held in high regard by creators and vendors within the local geek community. I was helping staff a table with Twin Cities Geek, which allowed me to enter the con with exhibitor status. The convention graciously allotted space and resources for Twin Cities Geek to table at the convention, making the convention accessible to smaller...

From the Stands: The Source and Uncle Sven’s Aren’t Going Anywhere

From the Stands is a series that profiles comic-book stores around the Twin Cities and talks about their histories, their offerings, and the communities they serve. People tend to be pretty specific in their likes and dislikes; nerds doubly so. Tell a nerd her favorite comic-book character is getting retconned or her favorite show has been cancelled and you might want to let the dust settle a bit before you ask her to help you move. Nerds, more than...

From the Stands: Captain Jack’s Comics is Waiting for You

From the Stands is a series that profiles comic-book stores around the Twin Cities and talks about their histories, their offerings, and the communities they serve. Discovery has always been an important part of being a comics fan. After all, if you take the Yellow Kid as your (possibly dubious) starting point, you’ve got 121 years of comic history to comb through for new gems and things you haven’t yet been exposed to. The same is true for comic-book...

Cis Boom Blah: Going for the Joke in Deadpool

According to weekend box-office figures, you’ve probably seen already seen Deadpool. Fox’s film about the Merc with the Mouth has made so much money that unborn children and dogs have probably seen Deadpool by this point, so a review or recommendation would be fairly academic. A review would also be superfluous because even as action movies go, it’s fairly uncomplicated, both in execution and in its marketing appeal—even if you somehow haven’t seen it, you already know whether you’d...

From the Stands: DreamHaven Books Is Still Standing

From the Stands is a series that profiles comic book stores around the Twin Cities and talks about their histories, their offerings, and the communities they serve. One of my earliest memories of my “fandom” is going to DreamHaven on Lake Street and gazing longingly at their antique books, my breath fogging up the protective case they sat in. Amongst many first editions and leather-bound volumes of sci fi and horror, there was a section containing early editions of...

From the Stands: High-Class Comics Is Just Getting Started

From the Stands is a series that profiles comic book stores around the Twin Cities and talks about their histories, their offerings, and the communities they serve. You can’t get your shoes fixed at High-Class Comics though people have asked. “This used to be a shoe shop for about 50 years,” says Bjorn Brosdahl, owner and operator of High-Class. “This was Bernie [Apple’s] old shoe repair store and still every day someone’s calling me up asking, ‘Do you think...

From the Stands: Mind’s Eye Comics Has What You Need

From the Stands is a series that profiles comic-book stores around the Twin Cities and talks about their histories, their offerings, and the communities they serve. Have you ever walked into a comic book store and immediately felt lost? There’s a panoply of colors and titles, different publishers, all-ages and mature-audience titles, graphic novels and back issues, possibly a full-size standee of a Star Trek character or two . . . or a Babylon 5 character, in which case...

The New Deal Brings an Old Story, But the Art Is a Deco Delight

Let me start this review by putting out there that I am not a comics person. I have read and enjoyed several graphic novels (From Hell being my favorite for a point of reference), but comics just aren’t my thing, and I fully admit that may color my review. However, The New Deal caught my attention immediately because it takes place during my favorite era (1930s) at my favorite place in the whole world (the Waldorf Astoria hotel). The...
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