Saturday, April 18, 2015

Supporting Mohammad Saba'aneh

Apr 17, 2015

Palestinian cartoonist Mohammad Saba'aneh, talks about how global support can help cartoonists in distress. Kal, Mike Rhode, Ann Telnaes and Matt Wuerker talk about the importance of putting the spotlight on cartoonists like Mohammad.

So why did the pig with a banjo cross the road?

Today's Non Sequitur comic strip by Wiley Miller features a chicken and a pig with a banjo crossing the road  - a joke that won't make any sense to anyone unfamiliar with Stacy Curtis. Curtis, a former inker on Richard Thompson's Cul de Sac, recently suffered a stroke and continues to have vision problems. Wiley also labelled the street as 'Stacy Ave.' One of Curtis' favorite things to draw is a pig with a banjo and cartoonists have been sending drawings along to him, as Alan Gardner has noted.

Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "Hillary sez: 'This Starts With You'"

"Hillary sez: 'This Starts With You'"

So, anyway, last Sunday afternoon, Adam, Ben and I were hanging around the DCCC office, passing one, knocking back a DC Brau and helping Adam write his op-ed for CNN -- and after that carnage was hosed off the floor, Adam decided to try to sign up on the Hillary Campaign Site for cheap lulz.

The headline on the masthead announced "This Starts With You", which was bad news right from the git-go. After being asked for our full name, address, phone number, zip code, email address, credit card information, Twitter handle, HIV status and blood type -- and dismissing half a dozen exhortations to send cash and sign up for an email list -- we took ourselves a semi-ironic click on the Terms Of Use and the Privacy Policy buried deep therein. Hilarity ensued.

Mike Flugennock, flugennock at sinkers dot org
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Friday, April 17, 2015

Make some Splotch Monsters at The Griffin Art Center

Hey all, tomorrow (4/18) I'll be doing a Splotch Monster-making workshop from 3-5pm at The Griffin Art Center​ in downtown, Frederick, MD. It's free and open to the public, and it'll be a pretty laid-back, casual event. I'll also be staying by the gallery a couple extra hours, for anyone who missed the big show, which will be up for one more week, as of tomorrow. Saturday's going to be a beautiful day, and there's lots to see and do in Frederick, in addition to the show. Hope to see folks there!-Steve

The Post on Presidential doodling

Bazooka Joe gag slides into Barney and Clyde

Topps is reinventing its Bazooka Joe character, and the Weingartens slide a gag into Barney and Clyde.

April 18: Alex de Campi and Carla Speed McNeil in Annapolis

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The Post on Home's non-white protagonist

How 'Home' made a family's first trip to the movies special

Lucy, left (voiced by Jennifer Lopez), and Tip (voiced by Rihanna) in "Home." (DreamWorks Animation/Associated Press)

NPR podcast reviews Daredevil

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Daredevil' And Credulity
The gang discusses the new Netflix superhero series, what happens when the audience knows too much and, as always, what's making us happy this week.
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Jason Rodriguez, with Colonial Comics, live in Philadelphia

On Facebook, Jason notes he'll be appearing in Philly today:

First heading to Philly and Big Blue Marble Bookstore for a 4PM comics making workshop, then Locust Moon Comics for a 7PM signing. I won't be posting much here, maybe some photo albums and stuff, but you can follow the tour on the Colonial Comics FB page (that'll be the G-rated feed), twitter ( or Instagram ( for the PG-13 feed, tumblr for the occasionally R-rated feed ( and I won't have an X-rated feed but you may see Cotton Mather on Tinder in a town near you...

Frederick, MD cosplayer Fred Holt profiled at Scoop

Baltimore's JC Vaughn profiled at Scoop

Michael O’Connell talks comics journalism with Dan Archer

#143 – Comics create immersive experience

by Michael O'Connell
  April 17, 2015

Comics journalist Dan Archer uses his artwork to tell immersive stories. (Photo by Michael O'Connell)

Comics journalist Dan Archer uses his artwork to tell immersive stories. (Photo by Michael O'Connell)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

April 30 Animezing: The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

Animezing Series
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The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
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Thursday, April 30, 6:30 p.m.
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©2013 Hatake Jimusho - GNDHDDTK | 2013 | 137 min | Rated PG | In Japanese with English subtitles | Directed by Isao Takahata
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Legendary Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata (Grave of the FirefliesPom Poko) revisits Japan's most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.


From the studio that brought you Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and The Wind Rises comes a powerful and sweeping epic that redefines the limits of animated storytelling and marks a triumphant highpoint within an extraordinary career in filmmaking for director Isao Takahata.


Winner of Best Animated Feature at the Toronto Film Critics Association Awards (2015), Mainichi Film Concours (2013), Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards (2014), Boston Society of Film Critics Awards (2014), and the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (2014).


Nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards (2015), Annie Awards (2015), Japanese Academy Awards (2014), Blue Ribbon Awards (2013), and many more.

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Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "I'm With Stupid"

"I'm With Stupid"

So, Hillary Clinton is taking another whack at becoming America's Margaret Thatcher -- as if we hadn't seen this coming since about 2009.

A lot's been made about the vacuous, smarmy campaign kickoff video, of course, but an equal amount of confusion and mockery has arisen around Hillary's campaign logo. Aside from the fact that it looks like the logo for a plus-size women's fashion warehouse outlet, there's also the matter of the arrow pointing to the right.

It goes without saying that a lot of your denser Liberals and Pwogwessives are puzzled; one Pwog tweeted to the effect that it's a mistake, and that the arrow wasn't pointing in the direction Mrs. Bill wanted to take the country in.

Oh, for Christ's sake, somebody tie me to a railroad track. Of course that's the direction she wants to take the country. This should be obvious to anyone who's been paying attention to Hillary ever since she carpetbagged her way into the Senate -- with her support for US/NATO bombing campaigns in Serbia, her support for the Patriot Act, her support for Israel, and the way she damn' near broke her neck rushing to support Bush's crimes in Iraq. You'd have to have been living in a cave for the past fifteen years (this would take in most Liberals) to not realize what a horrid, bloody, greedy warmongering neocon authoritarian she is.

Mike Flugennock, flugennock at sinkers dot org
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Herb Trimpe, ace Marvel artist, has passed away

I grew up on Herb Trimpe's art, especially on the Hulk and Godzilla. I've met him a few times at cons and you can see my photos here.

John Romita Sr and Herb Trimpe at Baltimore Comic-Con 2007

Local cartoonist Shannon Gallant memorialized Herb on his blog.

Here's a longer obituary.

Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI) fundraising campaign ends, far short of goal



Cartoonists Rights Network International - CRNI

 $2,120 USD raised

5% funded
22 funders

Monday, April 13, 2015

Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "Historic Handshake"

More from DC's anarchist cartoonist...

"Historic Handshake"

So, this week at the Summit Of The Americas, President Sparkle Pony and Cuban leader Raul Castro met for the first time, shaking hands in what's being hailed as some kind of iconic moment. Needless to say -- for some otherworldly reason -- the US Left's nipples are exploding with delight.

I'd like to suggest that my fellow US lefties calm the hell down -- after all, this is President Drone Strike we're talking about here, and he's obviously trying to corral the Pwogwessives back onto the Democratic reservation for the 2016 Electoral Freak Circus.

More importantly, I really do hope Mr. Castro has the sense to look the hell out, and not turn his back for a moment. After, this is President Drone Strike he's dealing with here.

Mike Flugennock, flugennock at sinkers dot org
Political Cartoons: dubya dubya dubya dot sinkers dot org

Sunday, April 12, 2015

SPX 2014 Panels

SPX 2014 Panel - Comics Workshop presented by the Sequential Artists Workshop

 Apr 3, 2015

Comics educators Josh Bayer and Sally Cantirino from the Sequential Artists Workshop (SAW) in Gainesville, FL, guide the audience through a complete cartooning exercise. A fun, educational creative workshop for everyone, from experienced cartoonists to those who have never drawn a panel of comics.

SPX 2014 Panel - Inkstuds Live: Michael DeForge, Simon Hanselmann and Patrick Kyle

 Apr 3, 2015

Inkstuds host Robin McConnell takes his popular comics-focused radio show on the road with special guest co-host Brandon Graham in tow, in a series of live Inkstuds programs. In Bethesda, Michael DeForge (Lose #6), Simon Hanselmann (Megahex), and Patrick Kyle (Distance Mover) will kick off their own book tour live on stage as McConnell and Graham's special guests.

April 16: Exhibition Program: Superheroes, Rock Stars, and Scars at the Textile Museum

Exhibition Program: Superheroes, Rock Stars, and Scars

Mark Newport is a textile artist featured in the Textile Museum's Unraveling Identity exhibition. He will discuss the development of his work exploring the relationship between pop culture icons, memory, and the body.

Free, but registration is required. Register online or call (202) 994-7394.

Detail of Mark Newport's Batman piece
Mark Newport, "Batman 2" (detail), United States, 2005. Collection of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.


Thursday, April 16, 2015



The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Tom King interviewed on CBR TV

April 18: Weingarten and Shansby

On Sateurday, April 18, Gene Weingarten and Eric Shansby will talk their book Me and Dog at the Bethesda library at 2 pm.

DC X-Men collector featured online

Shelf Porn | An inspired — and inspiring — X-Men collection

by | April 11, 2015

Featuring Marshall Bailly's collection which can also be seen on his Facebook page.