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Sat, March 4th, 2006 - Issue #66
Larry Young checks in with a report from the TED conference in Monterey, California. What is TED? And who are the many visionaries and major players that attended? Let Larry be your guide on this little journey.

Fri, December 2nd, 2005 - Issue #65
Could you equate the troubles faced by the US Space Program with the current state of comics criticism? Well, you might not be able to, but Larry Young can as he returns with a special edition of LOOSE CANNON.

Mon, July 25th, 2005 - Issue #64
Larry Young checks in with a story fans of the "Spider-Man" movies must read. At a most unexpected moment, genius strikes Larry and he may well have figured out what's going to take place in "Spider-Man 3."

Fri, April 1st, 2005 - Issue #63
Larry Young stops by to talk about how his first reading of "Sin City" affected and influenced his career in the comics industry.

Fri, February 25th, 2005 - Issue #62
Larry makes one of his irregular stops here at CBR on the occasion of Hunter S. Thompson's death, not to eulogize the lost writer, but to pay respects to one who's still with us. Who's Larry talking about? You'll have to read LOOSE CANNON to find out.

Fri, December 31st, 2004 - Issue #61
It's a special New Years Ever edition of Loose Cannon! This week, Larry eschews season's greetings for a unified modernism theory, and shows why talking about "Best of the Year" is like comparing Georgia O'Keeffe and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Thu, September 30th, 2004 - Issue #60
This week, Larry tells you how to pitch your comic book. Part science, part art, and all gumption, once again ol' Lar pulls aside the curtain and gives you "The Secret."

Thu, September 16th, 2004 - Issue #59
"This week, Larry tries to get to the bottom of what actually represents the 'news' in the comics blogosphereiverse."

Thu, September 9th, 2004 - Issue #58
Larry continues his convo with comics bloggers this week, adding a couple of new ones, and asking how each blogger sees the coverage they offer. Some interesting answers.

Fri, May 30th, 2003 - Issue #56
Larry Young returns with an all new Loose Cannon in which he shares with you exactly how not to submit a proposal to a publishing company, using his own proposal for a Batman Elseworlds project as an example.

Fri, March 28th, 2003 - Issue #55
In what is definitely not your average interview, Larry Young does the 20 Questions thing with "Scurvy Dogs" creator Ryan Yount.

Fri, February 7th, 2003 - Issue #54
Larry Young makes one of his infrequent returns to CBR to share his own perspective on last weekend's Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco.

Fri, May 31st, 2002 - Issue #53
Larry Young's back! Well, sorta. While Larry's column officially ended a couple of months ago, he'll return once in a while when something really gets him going. Like today when Larry has an idea for comic companies that he feels should be implemented by all of them.

Fri, January 18th, 2002 - Issue #52
The final Loose Cannon. After one year Larry Young brings his column to a close at CBR. Instead of the regular tease we include with each column, this week we simply ask you to read it for yourself. See for yourself how Larry brings his column to a close. Thanks, Larry.

Fri, January 11th, 2002 - Issue #51
This week, Larry explains why free comics aren't free, drops in a reference to Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and points you to Borderline.

Fri, January 4th, 2002 - Issue #50
This week, Larry offers up a little something for everyone: The International Museum of Cartoon Art, hitting pedestrians with cars, and the world's funniest joke.

Fri, December 28th, 2001
A blast from the past, it's Larry's second Loose Cannon column in which he gives Marvel some free marketing ideas! Return next week for an all new Loose Cannon.

Fri, December 21st, 2001 - Issue #49
This week, Larry's keeping it short and sweet. As a little holiday gift for the attentive reader, he's got a valuable resource for artists' reference, and an exclusive webcomic for all."

Fri, December 14th, 2001 - Issue #48
This week, Larry's got a little something special for those of you who've always wanted to do their own comic book, but didn't know where to start.

Fri, December 7th, 2001 - Issue #47
This week, Larry waxes nostalgic for the days when he stapled his minicomics one at a time, and shines the spotlight on a couple of guys who may or may not be "Teenagers from Mars."

Fri, November 30th, 2001 - Issue #46
A cannon, stout, noble cannon; off its railings and loose upon the deck. The cannon points every which way with the bounding of the sea... the cannon points this week at PREVIEWS and its import and necessity.

Fri, November 23rd, 2001 - Issue #45
This week, Larry cracks open the AiT/Planet Lar vault and shines the light on an Image/Motown project from 1996, "Casual Heroes."

Fri, November 16th, 2001 - Issue #44
The future smells of Russian leather, of blood, of Godlessness, and of much whipping.

Fri, November 9th, 2001 - Issue #43
This week Larry gets all up in it and gets his flag on.

Fri, November 2nd, 2001 - Issue #42
Apparently this week Larry is filled with the Milk of Human Kindness, or something, because he gives the other four premier comic book vendors a money-making idea that his company's been using for a while.

Fri, October 26th, 2001 - Issue #41
This week, Larry talks to writer Matt Fraction about dinosaurs, DVDs, comic books, and Getting The Job Done. You know that bit in Star Trek where Riker and Worf sit down and sum things up? This is like that.

Fri, October 19th, 2001 - Issue #40
A couple of ruminations this week, from Our Man Lar, detailing what ancillary merchandise has got to do with anything, how Spider-man first climbed up Half Dome in Yosemite, and what Mike Allred says about comic books.

Fri, October 12th, 2001 - Issue #39
This week, Larry ponders the problem: how to make better a world where evil brings triumph, and virtue, none at all? The answer: responsibility in Art.

Fri, October 5th, 2001 - Issue #38
This week, Larry and new AVENGERS artist Kieron Dwyer have lunch and talk acting, plankton, and comic book production.

Fri, September 28th, 2001 - Issue #37
This week, Larry sees a stylish rebirth of hackneyed science fiction, a "fixing" of a concept that wasn't really broken in the first place, and makes a bet with one of you folks reading this right this very second.

Fri, September 21st, 2001 - Issue #36
This week, Larry washes ashore on the Island of Misfit Ideas, and bravely shows us what happened when he tried to shoehorn old Kirby into the late Nineties.

Fri, September 14th, 2001 - Issue #35
The difference between last week and this week.

Fri, September 7th, 2001 - Issue #34
How Marvel is like a pretty girl at a crosswalk, an entertaining website featuring its content on .pdfs, a cocktail at a comic shop, and Microsoft.

Fri, August 31st, 2001 - Issue #33
Livin' on Internet Time/Livin' on Internet time/Gonna set my watch back to it/'Cause you know that I been through it/Livin' on Internet time...

Fri, August 24th, 2001 - Issue #32
This week, a little peek behind the curtain, as Larry tells what cutting granite has to do with comic book discussion on the Internet.

Fri, August 17th, 2001 - Issue #31
This week, Larry throws down a comic book marketing gauntlet while simultaneously weaving a metaphor about fifths of liquor and neighborhood alley cats.

Fri, August 10th, 2001 - Issue #30
This week, Larry weaves together a cautionary tale of common sense, the Oakland Raiders, rabid politicians, and the Ministry of Space.

Fri, August 3rd, 2001 - Issue #29
The First Rule of Specialty Retail: For the Love of God, Don't Turn Your Brain Off; Customers Will Stop Giving You Money

Fri, July 27th, 2001 - Issue #28
Larry gives you a quick run-down of the real heroes of San Diego, and casts doubt on the structural integrity of Joe Quesada's skull.

Fri, July 13th, 2001 - Issue #27
There's a chimpanzee at the dinner table, there's a fond remembrance of 1970s shampoo ads, and there's the one thing every person reading this can do to single-handedly double the amount of people reading comic books.

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