Friday, February 24, 2017
Animated 'Rock Dog' obeys every last command of a movie-by-committee [in print as Obeys every command of a formulaic kids' tale]
Washington Post February 24 2017, p. Weekend 30.
by Gemstone's Assistant Editor Carrie Wood.
Katsucon returned once again to the picturesque Gaylord National Harbor Resort in Oxon Hill, Maryland, for another weekend of anime, manga, video games, and of course cosplay. Anime fans from around the country packed the resort hotel and convention center from February 17-19, 2017, with many cosplayers bringing out their best work for the event.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Powhatan School in Boyce, Va., will host its 4th Graphic Novelists Workshop on Friday, March 3, from 12:30 to 4:30 pm. The workshop costs $25 per participant and is open to all students in grades 3rd through high school are invited to attend. Participating students will attend sessions with each of the presenting graphic novelists and have the opportunity to use what they have learned to create their own graphic novelette. Registration for the workshop is online at www.PowhatanLibraryOnline.com
Presenting graphic novelists include Hobbes Holluck, Carolyn Belefski and Art Hondros.
Several years ago, one of my students came across Trickster, and bought a copy for our library. The donation was quickly followed with a “Ms. Lane, you should get this guy to come visit our school.” Engaging my investigative skills, I logged into Facebook, and typed Matt Dembicki into the search feature, thus beginning my side job stalking graphic novelists and authors so I could lure them to our school. The resulting author visit ignited our students. Our graphic novel collection was born. And an idea formed. The following year, we invited Matt back and asked him to bring a couple friends. It was our first Graphic Novelist Workshop @ Powhatan School.
|Tracie Chloel Lane|
What’s been the reaction among the students, teachers, parents?
You always look for ways to add a new spin to the program. Can you briefly outline what you’ve done in the past and your ideas for the upcoming program in March?
|Art by Carolyn Belefski|
|Art by Hobbes Hillock|
Dick Bruna, illustrator who delighted young readers with Miffy the white rabbit, dies at 89 [in print as Dick Bruna, 89; tales of Miffy the bunny sold millions of copies].
Washington Post February 23 2017, p. B6.
History, Comics, and Representation: An Interview with Jason Rodriguez
Comics in the Classroom blog February 23 2017
Cosmunity Wants To Be Your Full-Time Digital Comic Con
Forbes.com Feb 21, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMIC ART
Vol. 18, No. 2 Fall/Winter 2016
Pioneers in Comic Art Scholarship
My Drifting Manga Life
Frederik L. Schodt
Pioneers in Comic Art Scholarship
I Am Just a Comic Book Reader Who Became Curious ...
Heroism Reversed: Graphic Novels About the Great War
A Collaborative Journey: Malcolm Whyte, Troubador Press, and the Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco
How the French Kickstarted the Acceptance of Comics as an Art Form in the US: the Books and Exhibitions of Maurice Horn
A Brief History of the Translation of American Comic Strips in Pre-World War II Japan and the Origins of Contemporary Narrative Manga
Gene Luen Yang's Graphic Bi-Bye to China/town
From Phylacteries to Balloons: Consequences of Epistemological Evolution in Pictorial Representation of Discourse Support
Food in Post-Soviet Russian Comics
The Influence of Cartoon and Animation for the Elaboration of Visual Art in the Electronic Dance Music Genre
Citlaly Aguilar Campos
Hippies, Rogues, and Urban Losers: Subjects of the Indian Graphic Novel
Graphic Adaptations of Pride and Prejudice: Pastiche, Parody, and Intertextuality
Comics Journalism: An Interview with Josh Neufeld
Poetics of Sound and Death: The Function of Nature and Effects in Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service
Kay K. Clopton
I Will Not Bow: Analysis of the Feminine Refusal of Hegel's Master-Slave Dialectic in Jnuyasha
An Interview with English Comic Book Artist Arthur Ranson
Remembering Her 50 Years in Japanese Girls' and Ladies' Comics: An Interview with Chikae Ide
The Neurotic Gaze: Jules Feiffer Seen Through a Feminist Lens
Violence Representation in Horror Comic Books
Remembering Richard Thompson (1957-2016)
How Realism is Shaping Korean Webtoons
"YES SIR!" 50 Years of Nationalism and the lndo-Pak War in Narayan Debnath's Bnatul the Great
Fiction, Transmedia Storytelling, and Cartoons: The Life and Death of Re Bordosa
How a Shojo (a Japanese Girl) Transcends National Borders Through an Incestuous Body: Shojo Manga from the 1970s to the 2000s
An Interview with Comic Book Artist Paul Gulacy
Writing the Picture: Ramayana Narrative in a Graphic Novel Form
Varsha Jha (Singh)
The Next Generation of Comics Researchers
The Visual Ideograph: The Advent and Departure of the Abu Ghraib "Hooded Specter"
(YA)ru, (O)kasu, (I)kaseru: Do Him, Rape Him, Make Him Cum: Rape, Loss, and the Silence of Queer Identity in Boys Love Manga
The Printed Word
John A. Lent
John A. Lent
A Vision of the Past:Tom King opens up on his acclaimed comic book series!
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Crass Fed Kids and Shakes the Cow Return With TWO New Books!
CFK returns with TWO new children's books! Shakes the Cow and the Bear From AUNT go racing in their latest adventures!
About this project
HI! My name is J. Robert Deans, basically known online as "That Penguin Guy." About two years ago, I ran a campaign to start a new series of children's books, CRASS FED KIDS, with the printing of MOO THOUSAND AND PUN. MOO featured Shakes The Cow on an adventure in Space, and thanks to my wonderful 83 supporters, Shakes came to life!
Since then, I printed three more books using a preorder system to pay for printing. First was another Shakes adventure, TEMPLE OF MOO'D. The other two books feature Stanley, The Bear From A.U.N.T., in the young reader spy adventures THE HONEY DON'T CASE and THE CASE OF THE PUSHY OCTOPUS. When I wrote THE CASE OF THE PUSHY OCTOPUS, I combined the characters from both series when Shakes' friend Percie showed up to help Stanley during a mission under the sea. (You can't read that without hearing Sebastian, can you? Neither can I.)
My newest books, scheduled for release this Summer, tell one story, from two perspectives, for two different reader levels. Shakes is a Formoola One racing driver in MOO FAST, MOO FURRYOUS, and in the latest Bear From A.U.N.T. book, Stanley and his friends investigate Formoola One race fraud in THE CASE OF THE CHICANE MUTINY.
(Yeah…I still like my puns.)
My campaign for MOO THOUSAND AND PUN included several bells and whistles, like prints and coloring books. This time, my campaign simply covers printing a modest number of both new books. Included with the cost of printing, taxes and fees, and shipping, are funds to advertise my catalog with libraries and bookstores across the world. I will also print extra copies to send out packages to a few agents and publishers to begin the process of moooving Shakes and Stanley to a greater stage. This will hopefully get me closer to being a full-time writer of puns. And books. Not just puns, I swear.
Printing the books will cost about $1500, with the remaining funds covering promotion, shipping, and Kickstarter fees. Stretch Goals will be determined shortly, but extra funds raised will at the very least mean printing extra books (woohoo!).
Monday, February 20, 2017
Comics Studies Comes of Age
Chronicle of Higher Education
Read the full article
Lee Konstantinou is an assistant professor of
English at the University of Maryland at College Park and author of Cool
Characters: Irony and American Fiction (Harvard
University Press, 2016).
My grandfather helped create Captain America for times like these
I used to think of Cap as all mine. Now I want to share him with the world.
[in print as My grandfather's superhero was made for times like these: Megan Margulies on the renewed relevance of Captain America].
Washington Post February 19, 2017, p. B2
The Librarian of Congress and the Greatness of Humility
The values of Dr. Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first person of color in the position, can be seen in every aspect of the institution she runs.
By Sarah Larson
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Look, up in the sky: Margaret Atwood's Angel Catbird returns! [in print as A dream of flying cats].
Washington Post February 19 2017, p. E12
Friday, February 17, 2017
Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Legion' And 'Planet Earth 2'
First up is Legion, the FX adaptation of a somewhat lesser-known Marvel story compared to some that have come to the screen. The show stars Dan Stevens, whom you may remember as Matthew on Downton Abbey, and was created by Noah Hawley, who most recently did FX's adaptation of Fargo. We talk about its structure and characterizations, and its combination of psychiatric questions and superpower ones.
Monday, March 6, 2017
Curatorial Display - Will Eisner Centennial: Discovering His Legacy in the Library's Collections.
Join curators from the Prints & Photographs Division and the Serial & Government Publications Division in a celebration of noted cartoonist, comic book publisher, and graphic novelist Will Eisner. A selection of comic art and comic books will be on exhibit.
This event is co-sponsored by Prints & Photographs Division and the Serial & Government Publications Division.
Where: Room 139, Madison Building, 1st floor, Madison Building
When: Monday, March 6, 2017, 11:00-1:00 PM
On Wednesday, February 22 at noon please join curators Katherine Blood and Sara W. Duke in the exhibition World War I: American Artists View the Great War to discuss highlights from a new rotation of artwork chronicling the First World War. The exhibition includes posters, photographs, cartoons, fine art prints, and drawings from the Library's Prints and Photographs Division and is located in the Graphic Arts Galleries, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building.
"FARPOINT is an annual gathering for fans of all genres of imaginative fiction – Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, SuperHeroes – in all the media formats in which they might appear – Cinematic Movies, Television, Direct to DVD , Books on Tape, Podcasts, Web Video – you name it, we want to celebrate it!
The con was established in 1993, by a committee led by Bev Volker and Steve Wilson. Our focus is on Fandom, and all the wonderful, creative people who comprise it. Our mission is to encourage, to educate, to enable. So, while we certainly bring in some exciting professionals from the industries which bring imagination into the mainstream, our real goal is to give you the opportunity to meet others like yourself, to forge friendships, and to develop your own creative gifts."
Comics creators Peter David and David Mack are among the guests.
"An annual 3-day fan convention held in the D.C. metro area for multicultural enthusiasts and entertainment."