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Maggie Thompson

Maggie Thompson

Don and Maggie Thompson were among the pioneering fans in the 1960s who published amateur magazines devoted to comics. Their fan activities included (but were not limited to) Comic Art and Newfangles, participating in the All in Color for a Dime and The Comic-Book Book collections of comics articles, and a column for The Buyer’s Guide for Comic Fandom. The duo was hired to edit Buyer’s Guide when it was sold to a Wisconsin publisher, and Maggie continued to edit Comics Buyer’s Guide following Don’s death. She remains active in the field today as both collector and essayist. In the course of things, she has received an Inkpot Award, the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, the Diamond Lifetime Fandom Award, the Alan Ackerman Award, and the Friends of Lulu Women of Distinction Award. She has also co-written (with Don) and written solo a handful of published comic-book stories, including a four-issue Dark Shadows arc.

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Maggie’s World 047: Food for Thought

Posted on Jan. 3, 2017

Maggie Thompson jumps into 2017 with a blog about everyone's daily obsession: FOOD! And, of course ... comics!

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Maggie’s World 048: No, But I Read the Comic

Posted on Feb. 7, 2017

Maggie Thompson writes about the relationship between comic book lore and the movies and TV shows they inspire. You saw the movie, but did you read the comic?

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Maggie’s World 049: Influences

Posted on Mar. 7, 2017

Maggie Thompson writes about two of comics biggest influences: Jack Kirby and Will Eisner, both celebrating the centennials of their births this year!

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Maggie’s World 050: Free

Posted on Apr. 4, 2017

Maggie Thompson gets us ready for Free Comic Book Day next month with a look back at free comics in the past.

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Maggie’s World 051: Here’s How!

Posted on May. 2, 2017

Maggie Thompson talks about how comics are great at conveying information, clarifying a mood, and adding details to a description.

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Maggie’s World 052: Abstracted

Posted on Jun. 6, 2017

Maggie Thompson talks about how, when it comes to comic art, "There’s no limit to how good the words can be or how inventive the pictures can be."

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Maggie’s World 053: Serendipity

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017

Our regular bloggers return in August, starting with Maggie Thompson, who talks about her serendipitous trip to Comic-Con 2017!

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Maggie's World 054: Dealing with Stuff

Posted on Sep. 5, 2017

Maggie Thompson talks about STUFF. Call it a collection, or a "five-dumpster" house, it all comes down to one thing: Stuff.

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Maggie’s World 055: It’s Pronounced ZEEN

Posted on Oct. 3, 2017

Maggie Thompson continues to write about "stuff," this time with a closer look at fanzines and their origins in the worlds of science fiction and comics.