It’s difficult to overstate the achievement of

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Even when he was a young boy, Jonboy Meyers knew he wanted to draw comics and had a talent for it. The son of a Military Policeman, he grew up in Colorado Springs reading war comics and drawing constantly. Eventually, he discovered Captain America and superheroes and thought his destiny was sealed.

But [...]

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The clarion call of Pikes Peak and the surrounding area has been answered by a multitude of people seeking a better life for the better part of two centuries. Sometimes it works out and other times it doesn’t. This comic strip of sorts dating to May of 1859 in the Pikes Peak Library’s archives tells the tale of Honest Abner Howe and his journey to Pike’s Peak in search of a rapid fortune.

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Even when he was a young boy, Jonboy Meyers knew he wanted to draw comics and had a talent for it. The son of a Military Policeman, he grew up in Colorado Springs reading war comics and drawing constantly. Eventually, he discovered Captain America and superheroes and thought his destiny was sealed.

But [...]

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Blogging Comics Into Zines

On November 3, 2009 By

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Though you may not know the name Blaise Larmee, you might remember his spectacular helmet of hair and his artwork when he went to Colorado College a few years back: wistful and elegant cartoonish black and white figures being wistful and elegant, and [...]

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This was another of the earliest Big Something posts and, because we fear you may have missed it, we want to present it you again as we implore: You should read this comic book by Colorado Springs native Kollin Strand!

Here’s the original post from this past May:

If you don’t mind us saying [...]

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If you don’t mind us saying so, this complete comic book by native Colorado Spring artist Kollin Strand is pretty amazing! (To get the full effect, we recommend viewing it in “full-screen” mode by clicking on the arrows in the lower right hand corner). As Kollin rightly points out below, “COMICS ARE HARD WORK!” [...]

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