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Ssalefish GSO First Look #77 for 9.26.18

I hired my first flatter this week, and it’s Michole! In October it will have been three years since Smitty gave me my first flatting job (three pages of a six page SpongeBob story), and while I progressed to becoming a full colorist I always wondered why more people didn’t just do all of the work themselves. Now I know it’s because sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day, especially when you have a deadline the day after you get back from a convention. It’s like the comic book circle of life!

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Ssalefish GSO First Look #76 for 9.19.18

Starting out with a very happy birthday to my new, first niece Ellie Adeline (middle name from my maternal grandmother)! Born on New Comic Book Day, a very good omen, she was 6 lbs 12 oz and 20.5”. It feels a little weird that she was born a Midwesterner, as Miranda and Dave had moved to Chicago back in July, but nevertheless I can’t help but to smile every time I see that thumbnail image.

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Stephen MayerSsalefish Comics
Ssalefish GSO First Look #75 for 9.12.18

MANIFESTED! My life, where fantasy becomes reality, apparently! It's a pretty big deal for me to cross the street. I basically only ever read Marvel, and just picked up my first Batman book. It feels similar, it's still a comic, still 32 pages, reading left to right, top to bottom. But it feels wider, richer, deeper, too. It's cool. It feels like I'm 15 again, alone in my room, figuring things out.

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Ssalefish GSO First Look #74 for 8.29.18

I've been on a Venture Bros. deep dive. The only thing I can trace it back to is thinking about heading up to New York Comic Con in October, where five years ago I saw the best panel I've ever attended, Let's All Smoking, hosted by show creator Jackson Publick and his main man Doc Hammer. Whatever it was, I've been rewatching the whole series from the beginning (if you don't like that episode, you don't like one of my all-time Top 5 moments of TV), reading all of the behind the scenes junk on every episode in the Go Team Venture art book from Dark Horse, and completing my 8" Biff Bang Pow figure collection.

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Ssalefish GSO First Look #71 for 8.8.18

I had the pleasure today of having lunch with my old friend Joe Scott, proprietor of Geeksboro Battle Pub, formerly Geeksboro Coffee & Beverage Company, formerly Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema, now located across from Target at 2618 Lawndale Drive. Sampling the Lady Vengeance (tatter tots, teriyaki tri tip steak, sriracha), the pimento beer cheese with homemade pita chips, and the big ol' bacon wrapped meatball, and everything was spot on!

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Ssalefish GSO First Look #69 for 7.25.18

As usual, there's a LOT going on this week! Jay & I made a house call this Sunday and ended up buying 3 long boxes or trades and hardcovers, a dozen statues, and over 5,000 comics! We've been posting several pictures of the books on our Instagram & Facebook pages, and the statues are already in the cases and graphic novels are out on the shelves, but it's going to take us weeks to completely process everything, from the backwall down to dollar books. 

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