from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of northeast China north of Jilin. It grew after Russia was granted a trade concession in 1896 and the completion of the railroad to Lüshun in 1898. The city is the capital of Heilongjiang province. Population: 2,670,000.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sub-provincial city in northeastern China; capital of Heilongjiang Province.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A young coal-fish.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Con organiser (and brilliant cartoonist) Dustin Harbin is running around like a chicken with no head, but he makes time to look at my Heroes Con Art Auction contribution and makes all the right noises.
So they started training a team full time in Harbin, qualified for the world championships (back when there was only one tier) within a few years, and got as high as, I think, fifth.
This week, the delightful Dustin Harbin followed up last year's casual invitation to attend this year's Heroes Con in June with a rather more definite and heartfelt one, so after some quick investigation of air fares I've accepted, and will be attending with bells on.
* The effervescent Dustin Harbin - the only photo I got of him this year was a piss-poor blurry shot from Saturday night's auction (red t-shirt).
At 4: 30 there's a panel conducted by Dustin Harbin with me, Jim Rugg and Drew Weing talking about The Craft of Making Comics.
Dustin Harbin: Ha ha, welllll we have made a point of not really making a big deal out of that whole kerfuffle.
The festival, in Harbin in the far northeast of China, has become the city's biggest individual source of income since it was launched in 1985.
But when he graduated from the technical university in Harbin, in far northern China, the government was still assigning jobs to graduates — and his assignment was a cement-research institute in his hometown of Tianjin.
The interiors are very much worth your time: the wildly popular Street Angel by Brian Maruca and Jim Rugg, plus stories by two of my favourite new cartoonists, Dustin Harbin and Laura Park.
The swing is set on a 700ft (213m) high viewing platform on the tower in Harbin city, Heilongjiang province.
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