The geek next door

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As is to be expected of an arts journalist, I have never been one to quietly consume media. But it’s a different breed of fan altogether who invests time, money and often blood, sweat and tears into conventions.
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‘Suicide Squad’ falls short of heroic DC comeback

Since “Man of Steel” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. have been looking for their franchise starter to rival the yearly additions of well-oiled, if safe, comic book blockbusters from Marvel. Yet, both DC films underwhelmed with the critical and commercial populaces because of
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‘Buddha Doodles’ creator kicks off CCA’s lecture series

From its title, “comics studies” draws expectations of action-packed graphic novels and costumed heroes a la Marvel and DC. With its second annual “Comics in the City” lecture series however, the California College of the Arts’ MFA in Comics program exhibited a diverse lineup of professionals in the industry who
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3rd Annual Student Comics Fair delights at Escapist Comics

This past Sunday at Escapist Comics on Claremont Ave. in Berkeley, the 3rd Annual California College of the Arts (CCA) Student Comics Fair showcased comics from the college’s Master’s of Fine Arts in Comics program, as well as from Introduction to Graphic Novels, an undergraduate class that teaches students about
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Berkeley company’s comic book expo packs a punch

The prevailing feeling of excitement at Image Expo, a one-day showcase of the titles and announcements the Berkeley-based company Image Comics is releasing in 2014, was for comics that aren’t just superhero stories. Instead, the exposition celebrated the different kinds of stories that writers and artists can tell: science fiction,
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