Conventional comic wisdom: Melissa Pagluica, comic-book artist

PHOTO BY BOBBY MULL Meet Melissa Pagluica at SacAnime from Saturday, August 29, through Sunday, August 31, at the Sacramento Convention Center and Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel. Visit http://www.sacanime.com for more details, and learn more about Pagluica’s work at http://www.atcloudscomic.com. Melissa Pagluica writes, illustrates and self-publishes her fantasy comic Above the Clouds from her Sacramento […]

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Sean K. Sutter’s world of color

Sean K. Sutter, “Napa Valley #1″ Sean K. Sutter is a painter, illustrator, art gallery preparator and full time dad in Davis. After earning his Bachelor in Fine Arts degree in painting from Humboldt State, Sutter and his wife moved to the area so she could finish her degree at UC Davis. SN&R sat down […]

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Sam Misner of Misner & Smith talks Woody Guthrie, blogging and playing in Davis

Misner & Smith, the Davis-based folk duo, will take the stage tonight at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall as part of the venue’s “Thursday Live!” concert series. Guitarist Sam Misner and bassist Megan Smith just celebrated their 10th anniversary playing music together; it’s a collaboration that dates back to their appearance in a production of […]

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Armed Forces

The California Armbenders throw down as competitive arm wrestling moves out of the backyard and onto the TV Baritone grunting. Profuse sweating. Veins popping out of cherry-red necks and foreheads, ready to burst. A beer can topples onto a pickup-truck tailgate. The smell of grilling barbecue and the music of romping puppies accompany a small […]

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