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It’s the first major convention of the year as the comic industry descends this weekend on Seattle for the Emerald City Comicon.  We’re descending on our couch for…. well, sloth.

Around the Blogs:

The ChomichronFebruary 2011 comics orders slightly up in a more normal month – While we’d love to break down sales, Chomichron does an amazing job in doing it for us!

MarvelTune In To Year of the X-Men Live Blogs – Marvel sat down with the “X” team to go over it’s upcoming year of the X-Men.

AlternetBraaaains: How Pop Culture’s Hunger For Zombies Reflects the Tea Party Nation – Sarah Jaffe takes a stab at how zombie tales may be the perfect political allegory for our times.

Bleeding CoolSeven Things I Learned About Emerald City Comic Con – Some of this is pretty funny.

MTV GeekChris Eliopoulos Sells His Graphic Novel for $2 – And Has a Hit – A good look at digital sales and the collapse of the publisher and need of brick and mortar stores.

NewsaramaBill Rosemann on Marvel’s Custom Comics Program (And More!) – I’ve always wanted to take advantage of this for a political organization.

Daily TrojanWorld of comic books continues to expand – Nick Spencer and Jonathan Hickman talk to the Daily Trojan about how comics has expanded from tights and guns.

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Author:Brett Schenker

Brett is a political consultant who resides in Arlington, VA. He grew up in Cleveland, OH and Buffalo, NY and attended the University at Buffalo, majoring in Political Science. Since then Brett has made his mark on politics working in various positions such as a Legislative Staffer for the Erie County Legislature, Special Assistant for Senator John Kerry, as the Database Administrator for Forward Together PAC, Deputy Internet Director for Chris Dodd for President, and Internet/Database Director for Virginians for Brian Moran, and Email Deliverability Czar for Salsa Labs. In 2007 Brett formed 5B Consulting providing his expertise on database solutions, new media and email strategy. He's a long time geek, reading comics since he was a child and learning to spell his name on an Atari 800. When he's not working, he's reading comics, playing video games and relaxing with a nice cup of tea. You can follow him on Twitter @bhschenker

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