Friday, November 21, 2014

Creator Signing - Nightmare the Rat - Rafer Roberts Saturday, Nov. 22nd


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Gaithersburg - Creator Signing!
Gaithersburg - Creator Signing!
Meet Critically Acclaimed Artist/Creator 
Rafer Roberts

For a LAUNCH Signing of his latest collection

Nightmare the Rat 

Also meet collaborator extraordinaire

 John Shine 

Saturday, November 22nd - 12:00noon to 4:00pm


          

   FREE AUTOGRAPHS!  

Beyond Comics
18749 B North Frederick Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
301-216-0007

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NY Times on National Gallery of Art's new Zap comix

Perils, Platforms and a Prize
By
A version of this article appears in print on November 21, 2014, on page C24 of the New York edition with the headline: Perils, Platforms and a Prize
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/21/arts/design/perils-platforms-and-a-prize.html

The Post on DreamWorks Animation's non-sale

DreamWorks merger talks fail, raising new questions about the company's future

By Cecilia Kang
Washington Post November 21 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2014/11/20/dreamworks-merger-talks-fail-raising-new-questions-about-the-companys-future/

The Post's Cavna's 10 ten of the year (with a month and a half left to go)

Underground comics donated to National Gallery of Art

Nov 23: Dean Haspiel in DC

NCTE: "Using Comics to Teach Visual Literacy & Storytelling" ~ Nov. 23, 2014

National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD

Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 1:30PM-2:45PM, Session N

TOON panel presentation "Using Comics to Teach Visual Literacy & Storytelling"
Join a second-grade teacher, a literacy expert, an author, and a journalist to hear how comic
books are increasingly taking on deep subjects and being used to teach the Common Core
State Standards with an emphasis on both visual literacy and storytelling.

Featuring TOON author Dean Haspiel, journalist Michael Cavna, and Washington DC-area teacher Sallie Routh.

NCTE Program: http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/PD/Annual/2014/Program/Sessions-Exhibitors-Authors.pdf

Toon Books: http://www.toon-books.com/

Mike Jenkin's lunchbag art

Mike Jenkins has been drawing cartoons on his daughter's lunch bag for months now, and they're great. Sometime in the new year, ComicsDC will talk to him about this project.

See Lunch Bag Art (116 photos) on Facebook only



The Post mentions the Mutts play

Children's theater roundup: Magic, music and make-believe come to D.C. [in print as Make a theater list, kids]

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Rudolph cartoon ephemera on sale at the Post Office

Cavna of the Post changes job description

Michael "Comic Riffs" Cavna is reporting on his new situation on Facebook:

For much of my career, I've been an arts, entertainment and features editor (often between holding down a visual-art career). Come the new year, though, I can look forward to being the FULL-time "Comic Riffs" columnist. My sincere thanks to everyone at The Post, and in the comics community, who has been so supportive of the Riffs journey so far.

PR: AMERICAN COMIC BOOKS, LITERARY THEORY, AND RELIGION: THE SUPERHERO AFTERLIFE

The author spent many years in DC, and used to work at Georgetown University. He tells me.

Palgrave Macmillan has published my American Comic Books, Literary Theory, and Religion: The Superhero Afterlife this week. More info can be found at www.SuperheroAfterlife.com or http://bit.ly/1tl3NDi  -- moreover, it can be purchased via Amazon at http://amzn.to/1F4z5Vu
...

A David Lewis, Ph.D.
Faculty Associate

MCPHS Online 
MCPHS University 

 

Dec 6: Art of Richard Thompson booksigning

Mark your calendar for The Art of Richard Thompson (with many special guests!) - Sat, Dec 6th at 2:30
 
We are honored, thrilled, excited (add your own adjective) to host an event to celebrate the release of The Art of Richard Thompson. Featured guests include editors Nick Galifianakis, David Apatoff, Chris Sparks, and Mike Rhode, as well as Michael Cavna of The Washington Post. There will be discussion of Richard's work, a short documentary about his career, a panel discussion with Q&A, followed by a book signing. This event will be at Arlington Central Library.

Richard will attend but will not sign books at the event. If you'd like a copy of The Art of Richard Thompson and/or The Complete Cul de Sac signed by Richard, please order here.
 
Richard best describes this wonderful event (I'm not sure about the face painting, but everything else is true):

GALA ANNOUNCEMENT WITH EARTH-SHAKING CONSEQUENCES! RICHARD, IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE ONE MORE PAGE, IS PLEASED, HECK TICKLED PINK, TO ANNOUNCE A BOOK-SIGNING & LAUNCH PARTY FOR THE ART OF RICHARD THOMPSON WITH EXTRAS.

THERE'LL BE A PANEL DISCUSSION, CELEBRITY APPEARANCES, SIGNED BOOKS, A WORLD PREMIERE OF A MAJOR VIDEO, CLOWNISH ANTICS AND FACE PAINTING!

The Express on the new Mutts play

'The Gift of Nothing' — a family-friendly collaboration between 'Mutts' creator Patrick McDonnell and director Aaron Posner — makes its world premiere at the Kennedy Center [in print as This F-word is 'feline']


(Patrick McDonnell Illustrations)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Post reviews local Little Mermaid play

Disney musical 'Little Mermaid' bobs along at Olney


The sea creatures join Ariel (Lara Zinn) for the "Under the Sea" number in Disney's "The Little Mermaid" at Olney Theatre Center. (Stan Barouh)
Nelson Pressley By Nelson Pressley Theater critic
Washington Post November 19 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/disney-musical-little-mermaid-bobs-along-at-olney/2014/11/17/0d9ecc7a-6e86-11e4-ad12-3734c461eab6_story.html


'The Little Mermaid'
Book by Doug Wright, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater. Directed by Mark Waldrop. Choreography, Tara Jeanne Vallee; lights, Julie H. Duro; puppets, Andrea "Dre" Moore. With Clark Young, Joe Chisholm, Kenneth Derby, Sean McComas, Nurney, Robert Mintz, Jane Bunting, Jennifer Cordiner, Gracie Jones, Ashleigh King, Taylor Elise Rector and Suzanne Stanley. About 2 hours and 15 minutes. Through Dec. 28 at Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney, Md. Tickets $32.50-$65. Call 310-924-3400 or visit www.olneytheatre.org

Nov. 28: Art Way Alliance at Geppi's in Baltimore

Art Way Alliance--a local non-profit organization that teaches kids how to make comic books,  manga and animation--will be at Geppi's Entertainment Museum Friday, Nov. 28, from noon - 6:00 p.m. with artists from Heaven & Hell Comics, Keir Knikia Lyles of Apocrypha Comics Studio and Enrica Jang of Red Stylo Media. They willl host demos throughout the day. Admission is included in ticket purchase.

Click for more info. 

Photo courtesy of Art Way Alliance

More To Come: Interviews from Baltimore Comic Con and SPX 2014

More To Come 115: Interviews from Baltimore Comic Con and SPX 2014

Produced by Kate Fitzsimons




In this week's podcast More to Come's Heidi "The Beat" MacDonald asks the question "What was the first comic to really blow your mind?" to artists and publishers at the Baltimore Comic Con, including Amy Reeder, James Tynian, Michel Fiffe, Chris Staros, Kat Robert, Jim Dougan, and Marguerite Bennet, and asks Ellen Lindner, James Sturm, Jude Killroy, Sabin and Noah Van Scriber at SPX on PW Comics World's More To Come.

More To Come 116: Interviews from Baltimore Comic Con and SPX 2014 Part 2

Produced by Kate Fitzsimons
on 09/21/2014

In this week's bonus podcast More to Come's Calvin Reid talks to Box Brown and Farel Dalrymple, and has his own questions for the much-interviewed James Sturm. Meanwhile Heidi "The Beat" MacDonald speaks with acclaimed comics retailer/publishers Andrew Carl and Josh O'Neil of Locust Moon and Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream on PW Comics World's More To Come.

An illustrated interview with Nate Powell on March

A Brief Conversation with Nate Powell

by Matt McClure and Jeremy McFarren

The Sequentialist November 13 2014

http://sequentialistoh.tumblr.com/post/102532110679/nate-powell-is-the-award-winning-cartoonist-of

Comic Riffs on Wonder Woman

THE 'NEW' WONDER WOMAN: As husband-wife creative team, Finches aim to focus on DC icon's 'strength of character'

By David Betancourt

Washington Post Comic Riffs blog November 19 2014

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2014/11/19/the-new-wonder-woman-as-husband-wife-creative-team-finches-aim-to-focus-on-dc-icons-strength-of-character/

 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Comic Riffs on next year's Peanuts movie

The Beagle Has Landed: Why today's 1st full 'Peanuts' trailer is a high-flying marvel

By Michael Cavna

Washington Post Comic Riffs blog November 18 2014

 http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2014/11/18/the-beagle-has-landed-why-todays-1st-full-peanuts-trailer-is-a-high-flying-marvel/

Comic Riffs wants to send Miss Jemima to Washington

JUST HOURS (AND DOLLARS) TO GO: California teen aims to crowd-fund her class trip to D.C. through comics

By Michael Cavna

Washington Post Comic Riffs blog November 18 2014

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2014/11/18/just-hours-and-dollars-to-go-california-teen-aims-to-crowd-fund-her-class-trip-to-d-c-through-comics/

The Art of Richard Thompson video - behind the scenes interview

THIS JUST IN: 'The Art of Richard Thompson': Filmmakers behind new documentary short deftly capture 'the cartoonist's cartoonist' [Q&A]

By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog November 18 2014

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2014/11/18/this-just-in-the-art-of-richard-thompson-filmmakers-behind-new-documentary-short-deftly-capture-the-cartoonists-cartoonist-qa

The Art of Richard Thompson short video

The Art of Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson has been called a "cartoonists' cartoonist." Find out why in this warm and moving portrait.

Sunday, November 16, 2014