Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tomorrow night: Cartoons & Cocktails

The annual editorial cartoon auction fundraiser is tomorrow.

About this event

Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
dateNational Press Club, Ballroom and Holeman Lounge
529 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20045

Ryan Holmberg's latest manga column


Proto-Gekiga: Matsumoto Masahiko's Komaga

BY Ryan Holmberg Oct 22, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Clifford Berryman Cartoon Collection at the DC Public Library

The Clifford Berryman Cartoon Collection at the DC Public Library has been digitized. Although their website claims all 108 images are available, I only find 20 online.

The collection description reads:

About this collection

The Clifford Berryman Cartoon Collection contains 108 political cartoons of the Pulitzer Prize winning D.C. editorial cartoonist donated to the library by the artist's daughter. Most of the cartoons are original drawings created by Berryman for publication in the Washington Evening Star from approximately 1900 to 1948.

The cartoons address D.C. community issues, congressional appropriation and District finances, holidays and events, national politics, District political representation, weather and nature, and World Wars I and II. Many of these works include Berryman's most famous creation, the "Berryman Bear," a small, fuzzy bear cub often paired with President Theodore Roosevelt that was the inspiration for the toy teddy bear. The collection also contains a handful of miscellaneous Berryman drawings, cards, and caricatures.

The entire Berryman collection has been digitized and is available here.

Most Berryman images are in the public domain, but the rights status of each item is noted.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Is Dick Gephardt…Batman?

Former House Leader Dick Gephardt was at a conference I attended last week. He said people often remember his face but can't quite place it. He related a story that one woman thought he was "in the latest Batman movie." Not sure if she was referring to Michael Caine as Alfred or perhaps she meant what Adam West looks like today. Either way, it was funny.

Max Brooks promoting comics on local radio - somewhere and at some time

Friday, October 17, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Oct 30: Animezing: Wolf Children

Animezing Series
Presented by the JICC, Embassy of Japan
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Wolf Children
Thursday, October 30, 6:30 p.m.
Our Location:
JICC, Embassy of Japan
1150 18th St, NW
Suite 100
Washington, DC 20036


©2012 "WOLF CHILDREN" FILM PARTNERS. Licensed by FUNimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved | 117 min | Rated PG | In Japanese with English subtitles | Directed by Mamoru Hosoda
Join us for a special Halloween "Animezing"! 
Come in your  best Halloween costumes and Trick-or-Treat with the JICC!

Wolf Children is a staggeringly beautiful animated feature film from director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars). This epic cinematic achievement follows Hana, a woman who falls in love with a Wolf Man and gives birth to two half-human, half-wolf children. After the tragic death of her beloved, Hana seeks refuge in rural town where she attempts to build a life for herself - and her children.


"Wolf Children" won the 2013 Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year, the 2012 Mainichi Film Award for Best Animation Film, and the 2013 Animation of the Year award at Tokyo Anime Fair

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.

Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please contact us at in the event of cancellation.

Doors open at 6:00 pm. No admission or re-entry after 7:00 pm.

JICC, Embassy of Japan | 1150 18th St., NW | Suite 100 | Washington | DC | 20036

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

'Magic Bullet' 10 submissions

The D.C. Conspiracy is accepting submissions for 'Magic Bullet' #10. There is no theme for this issue, which has a deadline of Jan. 9. Here are the guidelines and specs.

If you plan to participate, email

Disney's Frozen used in fire safety message

Seen somewhere in Northern Virginia...

Batman stamps FDC by Joe Sutliff

My friend, cartoonist Joe Sutliff surprised me with this First Day Cover of Catwoman. Thanks, Joe!

The Post on a 'watermelon' cartoon

Boston Herald editor pens memorable apology for 'watermelon' cartoon

By Erik Wemple

Washington Post's Erik Wemple blog October 15 2014

Comic Riffs on Ghost Rider reboot

'ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER': Felipe Smith brings creative muscle to the reborn Spirit of Vengeance

By David Betancourt

Washington Post Comic Riffs blog October 14 2014

The New Yorker on Cul de Sac

Eyeball Kicks: "The Best American Comics 2014"
OCTOBER 15 2014

Fantastic Forum season 5 now online

20 coolest comic shops list includes Big Planet Comics