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Monday, Jul 18, 2011
With the wonderhell that is San Diego's International ComicCon shortly upon us we piece together what we know about Radical Studios' convention booth. Remember you could be Radical's PopMatters VIP, by answering one easy question.

They’re a transmedia company, so they won’t be in it alone. The genius artist Leonardo Manco will be there daily from Thursday (7/21) thru Sunday (7/24). He’ll be sketching custom covers at every table signing. And he’ll be appearing at Radical’s panel with Full Clip Productions’ Sam Worthington and brothers Michael and John Schwarz. But that’s only the beginning of what Radical at Booth #3735 has in store.


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Monday, Jan 3, 2011
In the wake of arguably the failure of futurism, can comics launch the much anticipated Internet of Things? Most likely not, but Johnny Zito is one of the generationally-definitive minds and worth spending some time with if your in Philly this Friday.

There’s a Romeo Y Julietta No.2 drawing to ash on the tiny table positioned right next to the oversized leather armchair in my office. A holdover from Xmas, it was the kind Churchill smoked, and it’s the only thing from last decade I’m really ready to tolerate near me right now. From the horror of its opening act, the shock & aww hell of it’s crescendo and the bitter disappointment at the new Executive branch of government, the noughties seem to gratefully have run their course.


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Monday, May 3, 2010
Wrapping up his coverage of the recent Pittsburgh Comic Convention, Andy Smith discovers something that puts the gathering into a different perspective.

It’s the third day of the Pittsburgh Comicon, and I feel like I’ve experienced it all.


I’ve scoured through back issues and held Amazing Fantasy #15 until the dealer started to appear nervous. I’ve high-fived every Star Wars character I’ve seen, including the lazy ones who simply donned a robe for Jedi Knighthood. I’ve had conversations with medium legends like Roy Thomas and Joe Sinnott. Most importantly, I capitalized on the booth giving away free energy drinks.


But as I walk by one particular booth, promoting Mark Mariano’s comicbook Happyloo and music act The Omatics, I notice a scene that puts the convention in a different perspective.


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