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The Comixpedia Shuffle....

It's another month, and that means a new "issue" of Comixpedia. This month is Journal and Autobiographical Comics, so naturally I did a column on comparing photo-based comics. Damn it, can't I get anything right? On the other hand, this is my third column, which supposedly is the magical point where I go from being "some guy who writes a column for Comixpedia" to "Contributing Columnist," and that's just damn cool because it makes me sound like I should be working out of a newsroom exposing corruption. Plus, it was a chance to talk about A Softer World, Sinister Bedfellows, and the fact that they're not nearly as similar as they appear, and that's just plain fun.

This issue also features the extraordinary Wednesday White's review of The Devil's Panties. I'm hopelessly besotted with the thought processes of Ms. White, as you all know, and Jennie Breeden's The Devil's Panties has to be about my favorite comic strip that's never actually been snarked. I couldn't tell you why it's never appeared on Websnark, but it's a failing of mine, not Breeden's.

If that weren't enough, Kelly J. Cooper has a very interesting examination of the core definitions of the autobiographical in comic strips, and that's neat and deserving of a read. And in addition to my column, I actually got to be a news item, on the strength of my having named star systems after webcartoonists and the like for Trigger Man and NaNoWriMo.

So, a fun time at Comixpedia this month.

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Wow.

Like the best of reviews, this was not only informational for the readers; it also gave me, one of the artists being reviewed, a new insight into my own work.

Got to go for another walk now.

p.s. You are the word person, is that semicolon correct?

I am the word person!

And sort of, but not really. A semicolon should separate independent clauses. By throwing the word "also" in the second clause, you refer back to the first, which kind of makes the second clause dependent. I'd either cut the word "also" or, paradoxically, swap out the semicolon for a period and make them individual complete sentences.

No one said English and Usage made sense.

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