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Chuck Dixon on FOX News tonight

My friend Chuck Dixon is going to be on Greta tonight.  Chuck is best known as a comic book writer (though I’ve Book Bombed some of his novels on here). Chuck is a conservative who has run into many of the same things in the comic business that I’ve been talking about in genre fiction. He recently wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal about political bias in  comics.

Chuck is a good dude, so I’m going to tune in. Plus, he created Spreadsheet, so you know he is awesome.

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Dave W.
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Oh sweet! I’m setting my DVR.

Chris Chittleborough
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The WSJ article about political bias in comics is here (subscription required).

Pete
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The WSJ’s subscription system is weird. Several articles are behind a paywall if you look inside WSJ’s system. But if you do a google search for ‘Chuck Dixon Wall Street Journal’, the first link to show up will be the article, and it isn’t behind a paywall.

Dave W.
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The segment was too short IMO, but it was good to see Chuck get some national facetime.

The Phantom
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Some of us don’t get TV. How did Chuck do?

Dave W.
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He did pretty well, just didn’t have much time. Segment was too short, IMO. I hate when they do that.

I was hoping they’d mention something about the next Bad Times book, but it was all about comics. Looking forward to that one. See what you’ve done, Larry? You hooked me on another series with your Book Bombs! 😀

Tarl
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Incidentally, buy his Bad Times books, they are fun.

Woelf Dietrich
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Love Dixon. He is a prolific writer.

The Phantom
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I just got kicked off the comments thread at The Mary Sue blog post about Chuck Dixon.

http://phantomsoapbox.blogspot.ca/2014/06/its-not-just-me-comics-really-do-suck.html

I’m pretty sure it was because I told some kid that “hair care” was not a serious political subject, but rather was comedy gold. And that he should be happy he even has hair, unlike myself.

Us Canadians just don’t know where the landmines are, do we?

Dave W.
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Ugh…. I read that ‘review’ at The Mary Sue a few days ago and concluded that the site was a Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy and I didn’t want to waste my time there. Sounds like my suspicions weren’t far off. Nice takedown on that guy reprinted on your blog, BTW.

The Phantom
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Hell Larry, you could probably have got kicked off with just one comment. Took them hours to notice lil’ ol’ me. 🙂

The Phantom
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Incidentally and completely off topic, thought y’all would like to know that the last flying Avro Lancaster bomber in North America, (one of two left flying in the entire world) was chasing a B-25 Mitchel around my house this morning under a really low cloud deck.

There really is no sound like four well tuned Merlin engines flying over. Oh. Yeah.

The Phantom
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Mosquito bomber just flew over. No shit.

Its the air show at Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum this weekend. Looks like I get to see some Super exciting stuff. Yay!

Dave W.
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Niiiiiiiiice!

The Phantom
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A few minutes ago the Commemorative Air Force B-24 Liberator flew past, apparently on its way down to Port Dover to buzz all the 100,000+ bikers at Friday the 13th.

When was the last time a lad like me got to see a Lancaster, a Mitchel, a Mosquito and a Liberator all in the air the same day? Not since the 40’s.

Pictures: http://www.warplane.com/

Dave W.
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That’s all kinds of awesome! I’m envious. We haven’t had anything good like that down here since the Air & Sea Show during SoFla’s Fleet Week got cancelled a few years ago.

Dave W.
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Wait, wait, wait…. I was scrolling through the Twitter feed pics on warplane.com…. the Lancaster’s name is Vera? LOL, that’s awesome!

The Phantom
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I’ve been inside the Lancaster. For such a huge aircraft, the crew compartment is miniscule. I’m 6ft, I couldn’t stand up in it or turn around. Hands and knees in some places. The B-17 by contrast is like a barn inside. You can play soccer. I even got into the Heinkel HE-111 that used to live at Falcon Field in Mesa AZ, years ago. It was easier to move around in than the Lancaster, for a miracle. They have some very amazing aircraft at the Warplane Heritage museum up here. Fairy Firefly (looks like a Spitfire on steriods), a PBY… Read more »
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