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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: May 9, 2001

May 11, 2011
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: May 9, 2001

The two-pack of features is Jay Ulfelder, exploring what Carroll County is doing to prevent school violence, and Eileen Murphy, looking at what Baltimore’s public library problems mean for libraries in general. In Mobtown Beat, Michael Anft focuses on a possible documentary film about the McElderry Park neighborhood. The Nose searches for the lost...
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New Comics Shop to Open in Federal Hill

August 24, 2009
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New Comics Shop to Open in Federal Hill

| Image by alliancecomic.com The prognosis for the comics industry was looking a bit doomy even before the economy at large started sliding. So perhaps there’s a ray of hope in the fact that long-time regional comics chain Alliance Comics is augmenting its stores in Silver Spring and Bowie with a Baltimore location at...
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Baltimore Sun Pops Zippy the Pinhead

August 14, 2008
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Baltimore Sun Pops Zippy the Pinhead

| Image by From www.zippythepinhead.com Compared to the loss of dozens of newsroom jobs, the dropping of a full page of comic strips is bupkis. But when one of those strips is Zippy the Pinhead, well, I can’t just stand by and stay silent. To be honest, I go hot and cold on Zippy....
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Twee Radicals

January 17, 2008
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Twee Radicals

Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History Written (mostly) by Harvey Pekar, art (mostly) by Gary Dumm, edited by Paul Buhle (Hill and Wang) I hate to inaugurate my comics reviewing on the S/Hitlist with a pan, but, wow, this is dire. If there’s one thing we’ve learned since the American Splendor movie,...
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Hey, Kids–Comics!: Drawing and Dragons

January 15, 2008
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Hey, Kids–Comics!: Drawing and Dragons

Berni Wrightson’s Gosh Wow! 3 Whether or not you want to learn how to draw, surf on over to local cartoonist Brian Ralph‘s guest blog at publisher First Second’s site. We’re not sure if Ralph’s advice is actually helpful–it’s basically “draw a kidney bean”–but this short comics story is just about the cutest thing...
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