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Below are the 11 most recent journal entries recorded in Micro-Comics' LiveJournal:

Saturday, April 25th, 2015
9:02 pm
Seduction of the Innocent title page
Posting another update to "SoTIdentify." here are some more signatures...one of which is accompanied by a sketch I've blurred somewhat.

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Russell Runion
Chuck Dixon (I think)
Robert M. Ingersoll '82
Richard Howell '91
John Cobb
Steve Englehart
Joe Giella '98
Bobby Hickey
Don Boody
John Byrne
Rick Hoberg
A->? S-> ?
Dick Giordano
Gary Dumm
Jorge Mendez (?)
Dave Sim '87

This is where the project starts to make my brain hurt...I KNOW I'll know who "A? S?" is, and kick myself for not remembering. But I cannot recall it now. The signature was added in the mid-80's.

By the way, you can see moisture damage at the lower edge of the page; it was raining heavily when we were returning from the Capital City trade show in Madison, April 1989. The book slipped out of my luggage and rested on the floor of the van, unnoticed until our arrival. I was pretty grumpy about it at the time, but now I'm just glad that relatively little damage was sustained.
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
6:21 am
More signatures in Seduction of the Innocent
Still posting updates to "SotIdentify." here are some more signatures...four of them need identification:

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Roger McKenzie
Bruce Bristow
Bill Fitts '89
Dennis Jensen '86
John Totleben '82
K -? S -?
Denis Kitchen
cat yronwode
L -?
Mike Dawson '02
Stephen R. Bissette '86
Gerry Shamray '86
Gene Colan
Grass Green '86
Carl Gafford
Diana Schutz
Arthur Adams '87
-- ? (absolutely no recollection)
Monday, April 20th, 2015
8:52 pm
Bonus signatures from the back cover of Seduction of the Innocent
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As a kind of bonus, since it'll take forever to get through all the pages, here's the back cover of my copy of Dr. Fredric Wertham's Seduction of the Innocent.:

Just three signatures since Mark Z-Man had the brainstorm to put his name on the outside of the volume in 2005. I'm kind of surprised I haven't scuffed off more of the color over the following ten years.

Mark Z-Man '05
Robert Williams '14
Drew Friedman '08
8:46 pm
Update to previously-posted SOTI page...
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Once again, (since there's one additional signature) here's the inside flyleaf of my copy of Dr. Fredric Wertham's Seduction of the Innocent.:

I've added approximate dates in cases where I remember the occasion (which accounts for why I've started taking photographs of people actually signing, since my memory isn't all that clear.)

Marc Hansen '86
Joe Jusko
Murphy Anderson
Mark Bor-something
Matt Feazell '86
Henry Vogel
Brian Dole-something '87
Bobby Pfeffer '86
Randy Paske '86
Ted Bolman '86
Nadia Burgess '14
Dean Mullaney
T-something K-something
Jimmy Palmiotti
Larry Nibert
Bill Ward '93
Larry Marder '86
Ralph Griffith
Harvey Pekar '87
T-something

Can you identify the four mystery signatures?

Most of these are still from the 1980's.
Sunday, April 19th, 2015
9:18 pm
Following MoCCA Artfest - more signatures
At MoCCA Artfest 2015 I promised everyone I would start posting updates to "SOTIdentify." here are some more signatures (no changes to the first three pages, incidentally.)

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Here'sthe page opposite the inside flyleaf (or perhaps it is the flyleaf...not sure how to describe this library-bound version) of my copy of Dr. Fredric Wertham's Seduction of the Innocent.:



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Denis (?) (Possibly Denny O'Neil?)
Jay Lynch
Carole Sobocinski
Kevin Eastman
Reed Waller
Erik Larsen
Kate Worley
Rick Altergott
Stephen Blickenstaff
Al Gordon
Bill Sienkiewicz
George Pérez (?)
Alan Oldham

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...and Mr. Omega, who positions his name between the two pages.

Can anyone verify if I've properly identified the two signatures above?
Monday, April 15th, 2013
6:23 am
Project SOTIdentify - the inside flyleaf
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Here's the inside flyleaf of my copy of my copy of Dr. Fredric Wertham's Seduction of the Innocent.:

Marc Hansen
Joe Jusko
Murphy Anderson
Mark Bor-something
Matt Feazell
Henry Vogel
Brian Dole-something
Bobby Pfeffer
Randy Paske
Ted Bolman
Dean Mullaney
T-something K-something
Jimmy Palmiotti
Larry Nibert
Bill Ward
Larry Marder
Ralph Griffith
Harvey Pekar
T-something

Can you identify the four signatures? Most of these are from the 1980's.

Current Mood: awake
Saturday, April 13th, 2013
8:50 pm
Project SOTIdentify - the flyleaf
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Here's the flyleaf of my copy of my copy of Dr. Fredric Wertham's Seduction of the Innocent.:

William Stout
Tony Salmons (thanks to Keith O'Brien)
Frank Miller (I think)
Michael Bair
Marie Severin
Vaughn Bode
Mark Bode
Stan Lee
D-something
Novak
Roy Thomas
Pat Broderick
John Romita
Tony Isabella
H-something
Mike Esposito
Glenn Herdling
Mike Gustovich
Jeff Jones
Don McGregor
Sol Harrison
Paul Worley
David Campiti
Michael Zulli (thanks to Maggie Thompson!)

Update:
Thanks Maggie and Keith!

Current Mood: awake
7:51 pm
Seduction of the Innocent - Project SOTIdentify
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Micro-Comics went to the 2013 MoCCA Arts Fest where a variety of comics-related people (such as Bill Plympton) got some amusement from signing my copy of Dr. Fredric Wertham's Seduction of the Innocent. Mr. Plympton's signature is completely legible, as seen here:

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This is not so true, in the case every signature in the book. I must admit many of them are now a mystery to me. I've been inviting people to deface the book for forty years, and memory fades.

Project SOTIdentify will be my endeavor to attach a name to each of the signatures in my copy of Seduction of the Innocent. I will specify which ones are a mystery to me; perhaps you can help, and in any case, I'm hoping you'll find some amusement.

Here's the inside front cover:

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Signed by:

Fred Hembeck
Jim Salicrup
Chuck Austen
Randy Zimmerman
Greg Budgett (Thanks to Maggie Thompson)
Guy Davis
John Howard
Reggie Byers
Joe Staton
John Romita Jr.
Kevin Van Hook
Tom Vincent
Leonard Darvin
Chris Warner
Mark Bloodworth
Ron Frenz
Peter Poplaski
Don Martinec
Julius Schwartz
Tom DeFalco
Jim Shooter
Tom P-something

Only two that I've not completely recognized. We'll see more in subsequent posts.

Update:
Thanks to Maggie Thompson! Only one signature remaining on this page.

Current Mood: awake
Thursday, April 14th, 2011
7:14 am
If you were at the MoCCA Artfest in April...
You may have met me at one of the Exhibitor tables!  I should have some photos for you to see, soon.

Current Mood: pleased
Friday, May 16th, 2008
3:13 pm
Gonna update soon!
Yep, it's about time to update this here LJ and I expect to do it this weekend.  Look forward to it!

Current Mood: hopeful
Wednesday, June 14th, 2006
10:55 am
Great time at MoCCA last weekend!
I was handing out the recently updated Micro-Comics submission guide; probably gave away about 125 copies, which is not bad at all!

But I did miss one individual, who writes (in part):

"hi there. (...) I attended the comic convention sunday and came across your table. You were unfortunately absent, but the woman at the table next to yours introduced me to your publishing work and said you were looking for artists. (...) if you would like to see some of my work i can post it online and send you a link. "

And I responded:

"Sorry I was away (I tried to do that as little as possible); I hope the rest of the MoCCA event was as exciting and inspiring to you as it always is for me!

Submitting work for Micro-Comics is even simpler than showing me samples! I would have handed you the Submissions Guidelines book, had I been present, and they explain pretty much all you need to know. I will soon post a version online and I will send you links, at which time you will know everything.

To boil it way down:

All art is black & white line art. You may be capable of gorgeous color work, or finely-shaded grayscale watercolors, but that is not what I am publishing.

All Micro-Comics are either 8 pages or 10 pages. Pages 9 and 10 are a foldout page, and can be used for a wraparound cover, or a centerfold, or whatever you like. You'll see when I post the links.

Pages are 5.5" x 7" (or something...I never seem to remember the exact dimensions, which is why they're in the guide). Books are either "portrait" or "landscape"...either way.

All stories must be complete before I publish them, though they may take up multiple 8 or 10-page issues (I've printed a lot of 2 and 3-parters, and one 5-parter, but I plan not to do that again.)

All issues must have some sort of continuity, rather than being an assemblage of 1-page gags and illustrations.

All work must be kid-safe (kids love Micro-Comics!)...themes and content may be more appealing to adults, but I just don't want to publish anything that will make parents regret letting their kids buy my publications.

...And that's pretty much IT

I'll e-mail you when I get the guide online, but you can start noodling out a storyline or page layouts, even now.

Thanks for asking! "
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Soooo...do keep watching this space, as I'll have links to the Micro-Comics guide, sooner or later.
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