Monday, August 10, 2020

Rebecca Sugar remembers SPX's influence on her

Fwd: Making Comics for the Politically Indifferent with Ben Passmore

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For this week's installment in The Believer's free comics workshop series, we hope you'll join us Friday, August 14 at 7 p.m. EDT / 4 p.m. PDT, for Making Comics for the Politically Indifferent with Ben Passmore. Register here

You can learn more about Ben's book Your Black Friend and Other Strangers via our friends at Bookshop, where proceeds help The Believer and independent bookstores. 
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We aim to make these workshops family-friendly and safe for all. Anyone who engages in or displays obscenity, defamation, crude imagery, hate speech, or racist iconography will be removed and subject to legal action.


8/11: Ann Telnaes talks Cartooning for Peace

Talk with Cartooning for Peace Artists Tomorrow

Concerts on the Lawn Selling Out - reserve final tix now

Tomorrow • Finding Funny in Complicated Times: Cartooning for Peace 

Tomorrow, August, 11 • 5:30 p.m.

Explore the work of cartoonists who use their passion for cartooning and social justice to inspire consideration of global issues and human rights through art. Panelists Liza Donnelly, Ann Telnaes, and Ed Hall are members of Cartooning for Peace, a group of international cartoonists working in support of world peace. The organization was envisioned in 2005 by French cartoonist Jean Plantu, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, and others who believe in in the communicative power of the cartoon medium.

Reserve your spot on the interactive webinar here

Or visit on Tuesday to watch the live stream. 

Signed copies of Swamp Thing: Twin Branches coming from One More Page

One More Page Books is delighted to partner with #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater to bring you personalized books and exclusive giveaway swag as part of Preorder Campaigns for her upcoming publications, as well as signed books, available year-round.

Swamp Thing: Twin Branches
#1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater (the Raven Cycle series) and artist Morgan Beem unearth the primal power of memory and how it twists the bond between two brothers. Pre-order your signed copy now!

The #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle series) and artist Morgan Beem unearth the primal power of memory and how it twists the bond between two brothers.

Twins Alec and Walker Holland have a reputation around town. One is quiet and the other is the life of any party, but they are inseparable. For their last summer before college, the two leave the city to live with their rural cousins, where they find that the swamp holds far darker depths than they could have imagined. 

While Walker carves their names into the new social scene, Alec recedes into a summer school laboratory, because he brought something from home on their trip—it's an experiment that will soon consume him. This season, both brothers must confront truths, ancient and familial, and as their lives diverge, tensions increase and dormant memories claw to the surface.

Swamp Thing: Twin Branches is a story of shadows, both literal and imagined—and those that take form and haunt us. 

Sunday, August 09, 2020

Aug 23: Megan Margulies in Conversation With Jacque Nodell

My Captain America
Sunday, August 23 @ 2pm (PT)

 Megan Margulies's My Captain America (Pegasus) is a finely wrought coming-of-age memoir about the author's relationship with her beloved grandfather, Joe Simon, cartoonist and cocreator of Captain America. Evoking New York City both in the 1980s and '90s and during the Golden Age of comics in the 1930s and '40s, My Captain America flashes back from Margulies's story to chart the life and career of Rochester native Joe Simon, from his early days retouching publicity photos and doing spot art for magazines, to his partnership with Jack Kirby at Timely Comics (the forerunner of Marvel Comics), which resulted in the creation of beloved characters like Captain America, the Boy Commandos, and Fighting American. My Captain America offers a tender and sharply observed account of Margulies's life with Daddy Joe — and an intimate portrait of the creative genius who gave us one of the most enduring superheroes of all time. Margulies will be joined in conversation by Jacque Nodell, author of How to Go Steady, curator of the blog Sequential Crush, and granddaughter of Martin Nodell, creator of the original Green Lantern.

Aug 20: Lisa Hanawalt in Conversation With Emily Heller

I Want You
Thursday, August 20 @ 5pm (PT)

Before the critically acclaimed animated shows (Tuca and Bertie and BoJack Horseman), the bestselling graphic novel, Coyote Doggirl, and the humor collections, Hot Dog Taste Test and My Dirty Dumb Eyes, cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt was a comic book industry sensation with her Ignatz Award-winning minicomic series, I Want You. Hanawalt's outlandish humor and ingenious formalism are evident in the comics collected in I Want You (Drawn & Quarterly). Her love of anthropomorphism and scatology are on full display, all lovingly and grotesquely drawn by Hanawalt in obsessive, unnerving detail. Whether she's discussing the daily commute or masturbation, she packs each comic in I Want You with punchy cultural observations and sharp-witted reflections on typically taboo subjects. A master humorist, Hanawalt strikes the perfect balance between drawing the gorgeous and the repugnant, the fantastical and the lifelike, the bizarre and the hilarious — creating a deeply human experience that everyone can relate to. Hanawalt will be joined in conversation by comedian and writer Emily Heller.

Comic Tabloids, with Warren Bernard, Episode 3 on Cartoonist Kayfabe

Comic Tabloids, with Warren Bernard, Episode 3: Chris Ware's New City Comic Book issue, 1997

Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg

Aug 1, 2020

Troy-Jeffrey Allen checks with Rob Liefeld about GI Joe

Snake Eyes Dead Game: A Comic Talk With ROB LIEFELD

Troy-Jeffrey Allen

 PREVIEWSworld Aug 7, 2020

On this week's COMIC TALK, we're joined by ROB LIEFELD, the co-creator of DEADPOOL, CABLE, and many more. Liefeld has just released the highly anticipated SNAKE EYES: DEAD GAME comic book series (co-written and fully illustrated by him). PREVIEWSworld Weekly's Troy-Jeffrey Allen hangs out with Liefeld to talk about joining the G.I. JOE franchise and answer viewer questions. Edited by Johnny Rose Produced by Josh Geppi & Troy-Jeffrey Allen Do you like our apparel? Then stop at a comic shop and pre-order hats, tees, jackets, socks, and more:

Troy-Jeffrey Allen interviews Heavy Metal 300 cover artist

Got It Covered: Heavy Metal 300 with Agustin Alessio

by Troy-Jeffrey Allen

Troy-Jeffrey Allen profiles a local comics store... in California

Support Your LCS: Pro Skateboarder Ruben Najera's MexiCali Metahumans

by Troy-Jeffrey Allen

Saturday, August 08, 2020

The Post on Avatar

How 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' became one of the summer's most popular shows — 15 years after its debut ['Avatar: The Last Airbender' became a hit this summer - 15 years after debut].

That darn Galifianakis, Looney Tunes, and Loose Parts

Richard Thompson fans at Who's Out There? blog

I recently got an email from one of the writers, noting,

At WOT, we really, *really* like Richard Thompson… and so refer to him at every semi-relevant opportunity.

Beyond Richard, there's a lot of fascinating bits about cartoonists, and tentacles, on the site. I enjoy reading the 2 updates they do every week.

Friday, August 07, 2020

Weldon on the new Star Trek cartoon

With 'Star Trek: Lower Decks,' A Venerable Franchise Loosens Up

8/28: Quarantine Q&A with Jamie Noguchi & Jeremy Whitley via Fantom Comics

Quarantine Q&A with Jamie Noguchi & Jeremy Whitley

 Hosted by Fantom Comics

  • Friday, August 28, 2020 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM

  • Live Video by Fantom Comics

     A Q&A interview session with Jeremy Whitley (Princeless, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Unstoppable Wasp) and Jamie Noguchi (Yellow Peril, Super Art Fight co-founder).

Dana Jeri Maier returns to the New Yorker's screen

Small Press Expo Executive Director Warren Bernard on Comic Conventions During COVID-19

Small Press Expo Executive Director Warren Bernard on Comic Conventions During COVID-19

Alexandra Bowman and Kevin Kallaugher
Aug 7, 2020

In a joint effort between "Satire Can Save Us All" and The Hilltop Show, Alex and Kal interview Warren Bernard, the Executive Director of the Small Press Expo, an annual convention that showcases independent artists, writers, and publishers of comics. Warren talks about how SPX has had to adjust for COVID-19, his observations about the effects of technology on print media, and his predictions for the future of the comic industry. Follow @SPXComics on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about SPX at "The Hilltop Show" is Georgetown University's political comedy webseries and talk show. If you get your news from us, you have our condolences. Panelists: Warren Bernard, Kevin "Kal" Kallaugher, and Alexandra Bowman Edited by Nirvana Khan Produced by Alexandra Bowman

August 18: Discussion of Graphic Memoirs with Malaka Gharib & Robin Ha with One More Page books

Tuesday, August 18, 7pm ET

Join us for a live online discussion with Malaka Gharib (I WAS THEIR AMERICAN DREAM) & Robin Ha (ALMOST AMERICAN GIRL) about their graphic memoirs which chronicle their experience as young immigrants in the U.S.

Josh Kramer's new project launches

Dispatches from 2120 Imagines D.C. a Century From Now

730DC is publishing Josh Kramer's six-week speculative fiction newsletter and its accompanying narrative comic.

Washington City Paper Aug 6, 2020

Thursday, August 06, 2020

David Apatoff's The Life and Art of Mead Schaeffer is out

David and I worked together on the Art of Richard Thompson book, and he's a talented guy. I've gladly bought most (all?) of his illustration history books. Plus I saw him in the Arlington Library parking lot today, and that reminded me to let people know about this.


The Life and Art of Mead Schaeffer



MEAD SCHAEFFER was one of the foremost illustrators of the romantic era of American fiction. He worked for decades producing atmospheric and evocative illustrations for the top books and magazines of the day, and his romantic, swashbuckling, and theatrical paintings ultimately earned him a spot in the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame. This new book presents a stunning overview of Schaeffer's long and illustrious career, featuring scores of illustrations reproduced directly from original paintings as well as rare tear sheets and photographs.

The Life and Art of Mead Schaeffer


224 pages - 9 x 12 inches - Hardcover


>>> ORDER FOR $44.95 (U.S.)


Thank you for your support!

Daniel Zimmer, Publisher

Catching up with The Lily's comics

Closing schools is essential. But students must be able to access mental health services.

Growing up in an impoverished community, free counseling was necessary for me

Closing schools is essential. But students must be able to access mental health services.
(Sage Coffey)