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Gerry Duggan on Thinking Visually

Writer of all media Gerry Duggan (Deadpool; Uncanny Avengers; Attack of the Show!) joined to talk about thinking visually but wound up having a wide-ranging conversation about process, comics, art, movies, and more.

Gerry is an accomplished photographer whose work can be seen at https://gerryduggan.substack.com


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