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Elayne Riggs

Elayne Riggs is the creator of the popular blog Pen-Elayne on the Web. She was a founding member of Friends of Lulu, an organization dedicated to increasing the involvement of girls and women in comics, as readers and creators. She is married to inker Robin Riggs, with whom she shares two cats, and has odd love/hate relationship with Hillary Clinton.

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  1. Marilee J. Layman says:

    No, when I first saw the title, I read it as "numbers." It took several times of looking at it to see that was a 3.

  2. Marilee J. Layman says:

    And indeed, the show was very respectful to comics, assuming you allow for the costumes. (At SF cons, the local newspaper spends all their time taking pictures of costumes.)

  3. Vinnie Bartilucci says:

    I call it numthreers, but just to be silly. I also refer to that movie with Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt as "Sesevenen" I try very hard not to speak l33t.The episode was okay, my main problem with it was they seemed to confuse comic forgery and art forgery. Apparently in their world, comics must be redrawn by hand and then printed, as opposed to, say, scanned.And BTW, I didn't see Coleen at all. Tho I did see a flash of a cover of the very entertaining "The Dummy's Guide to Danger" in between scenes.

    • Marilee J. Layman says:

      The reason they couldn't just scan the copies is because the original was drawn by hand, and all the copies were supposed to be the original.

      • Vinnie Bartilucci says:

        Not quite – it was made clear that it was an ashcan, in that it was indeed printed. The fact that there's only one printed copy is what made it rare. He wouldn't have drawn it at comic book size, either.Plus, according to the story, the copies were available the next day – so he would have had to hand-draw that many copies of a (assumedly) 22-page comic? unlikely.IMHO It's more a case of the writer not grasping the difference between the production of comics and "real" art, or more likely, assuming the general public won't grasp the difference, so they went with an art-fraud plot as opposed to a bootleg/counterfeit plot.

        • Marilee J. Layman says:

          Or more likely, like me, not realizing what things like ashcan mean and that the original art wouldn't be at comic book size.

    • Elayne Riggs says:

      Colleen mentioned on her blog that she wasn't actually there, they'd just asked her to send them a lot of her booth stuff.

  4. Marilee J. Layman says:

    And in NCIS last night, McGee started out reading a comic book and Tony mentioned Buck Roger.

  5. Marilee J. Layman says:

    Does CBS own some comics? Last night's Criminal Minds was all about a comic book artist/writer.