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devon island

from army shanks, far arden, kevin cannon posted in comic books by pete_nice

Much of the action that takes place in the slightly-in-the-future Arctic pirate adventure graphic novel Far Arden happens on and around Devon Island, although these days it's considered the largest uninhabited island in the world.

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wright-patterson air force base

from safe area goražde, joe sacco posted in comic books by pete_nice

At several points during Joe Sacco's "cartoon journalism" graphic novel, Safe Area Goražde, he references the ongoing Dayton Accords that war-weary Bosnians watched on TV.

The Dayton Accords (or the Dayton Agreements) were negotiations held between the various actors of the 3.5 year war in the Balkans. The meetings were held at Wright-Patterson AFB near Dayton, and the signatories included:

Slobodan Milošević
Alija Izetbegović
Franjo Tuđman
Bill Clinton
Jacques Chirac
John Major
Helmut Kohl
Viktor Chernomyrdin

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plymell and ginsberg’s apartment

from zap comix, allen ginsberg, neal cassady posted in comic books by crabapple

After Beat generation mascot Neal Cassady (Dean Moriarty in On the Road) divorced from his wife Carolyn in 1963, he went to live with his poet buddy Allen Ginsberg and his poet/writer/drug-enthusiast roommate Charles Plymell at this address.

A hipster and experience czar from Kansas, Plymell would go on to publish the first issue of the underground Zap Comix, an early example of counter-culture underground comics. According to lore, R. Crumb's wife, Dana, sold the first issue of Zap by peddling the comic out of a baby stoller around Haight-Ashbury.

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charles schulz grave

from charles schulz, peanuts posted in comic books by corporate_sunshine

Charles Schulz initially learned how to draw by answering an advertisement that asked, "Do you like to draw?" His art school correspondence school was the inauspicious start to his nationally syndicated strip Peanuts.

Charles Schulz died on February 12, 2000 from complications due to color cancer. He was 77 years old. He is buried at the Pleasant Hills Memorial Park in Sebastopol, California.

The last Peanuts cartoon was drawn by Schulz shortly before he died, and was printed the day after his passing (Feb. 13, 2000).

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charles schulz boyhood home

from charles schulz, peanuts posted in comic books by corporate_sunshine

Charles M. Schulz, cartoonist and creator of the popular Peanuts strip, grew up in this home.

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