Saturday, February 13, 2016

Nick Galifianakis contest at the Post

Valentine's reader cartoon contest: Write a great caption and win this Nick Galifianakis art!

4 more SPX 2015 videos online

SPX 2015 Panel - Dear Internet: Today I Made a Comic. Now What?

 Feb 1, 2016

So you made a comic on the internet. Now how do you make sure it gets seen, read, and supported? We've assembled a crack team of internet-saavy creators and organizers to show you their ways so that you can make your own way. Join Molly Ostertag (Strong Female Protagonist), Aatmaja Pandya (Travelogue), Matt Bors (The Nib), and John D. Roberts from Comixology Submit, the digital self-publishing platform, for a journey through comics on the Internet in the 21st century. Moderated by Jen Vaughn.

SPX 2015 Panel - Animate Your Life!

 Jan 25, 2016

Animation is a thrilling medium that's changed so much just within the last decade! This panel features a lively discussion of the various paths people took to animation and what it currently means to them. Lilli Carre (Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation), Sam Spina (Regular Show), Ian McGinty (Welcome to Showside), and Monica Ray (Harvey Beaks) participate in the panel which is moderated by Michael Cavna.

SPX 2015 Panel - SPX Spotlight on Dylan Horrocks

Feb 8, 2016

Dylan Horrocks's beloved 1998 graphic novel Hicksville gave readers a sensitive and bittersweet fictionalized account of comics history, and imagined a whole world of possibilities for the form. 2015 saw Horrocks's return to regular publication with the new graphic novel, Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen, and Incomplete Works, collecting a body of short stories produced in the interim. Horrocks discusses his recent work and the responsibilities of fantasy with Best American Comics series editor Bill Kartalopoulos.

SPX 2015 Panel - Drawing The News: Comics Journalism

 Jan 23, 2016

Chris Kindred is a cartoonist, illustrator, and contributor to The Response. Peter Kuper is the co-founder of World War 3 Illustrated and the author of numerous graphic novels including, most recently, Ruins. Ted Rall is an author, columnist and syndicated editorial cartoonist; his most recent book is Snowden. Matt Bors, founder of The Nib and The Response, leads this group in a conversation about the intersection between cartooning and politics today.

TMNT voice actors encounter on Fantastic Forum

Fantastic Forum Interview with RAY, TIM AND ROB

by Ulysses Campbell

Fantastic Forum
Fantastic Forum Feb 13, 2016

Ray Francis, Tim Craggette and Rob Spencer are the creative masterminds behind RAY, TIM AND ROB. This dedicated team combines talent in artistry, writing, coloring as well as the various business elements of the comic book industry to form a dynamic creative collective. They also produce a podcast! Producer/host Ulysses E. Campbell talks with the team about their encounter with vocal artists from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! And Ray, Tim and Rob LOVE the turtles! Taped on location at Awesome Con DC!

Friday, February 12, 2016

The Beat on Batman, Bill Finger and Marc Nobleman

How Marc Tyler Nobleman Rescued the Legacy of Batman Co-Creator Bill Finger

02/11/2016 by

Feb 12-14: Katsucon has started in National Harbor! - the anime and manga con has started.

I know a lot of kids from my neighborhood in Arlington are going.

The City Paper on Deadpool

Marvel's attempt at adult-oriented superhero fodder just comes off as juvenile [in print as Crass Action Hero].

By Alan Zilberman
Washington City Paper February 12, 2016
, p. 29

The Post on Deadpool

Adult-strength: 'Deadpool' is SO not for kids, but... [online as ‘Deadpool’ is not OK for kids, but it might be just what your teen needs]
Kristen Page-Kirby
Express (February 12, 2016): 17

also in the Express - 

This is not for everyone: 'Deadpool' plays to immature jokes, shocking vulgarity and over-the-top violence.
Lindsey Bahr / Associated Press
Express (February 12 2016): 15

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Comic Riffs talks to Telnaes

Why debate artist Ann Telnaes loves to live-sketch Clinton, and why she'll miss Christie

Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "Raging Cow"

"Raging Cow"

I've broken a promise I made to myself to avoid doing election cartoons at all costs, but my muse wouldn't quit kicking me in the nuts until I did this. When the news got out about Hillary Clinton's wet, sloppy blowjob of a speech to Goldman Sachs honchos and about her casting around among Goldman's executive ranks for cabinet appointments -- especially at Treasury -- it was a story too hot to not jump on.

While this news was certainly appalling, I still have to thank the Ice Queen and give her some due props for getting right out front with being a Wall Street tool and owning it in front of the media, God and everybody.

None of you Liberals out there can say you didn't know the score, now.

"What Clinton Said To Goldman Sachs", Politico 02.06.16:

-Michael Flugennock

1914 comic strip exhibit at the Smithsonian

The New York Herald on April 20, 1914 mentions an exhibition on printing that included the comic strip Mr. Twee Deedle by Johnny Gruelle. However, it was the printing plates that were displayed. I wonder if they're still in American History somewhere...

Thanks to John Adcock for finding and sharing this.

Feb 19-20: Art Soiree political cartoon exhibit

6th Annual Political Cartoon Exhibit "Road to the White House" - Artistic commentary on 2016 U.S. Presidential race by some of the most renowned political cartoonists in a two night exhibit.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 10, 2016) - With a touch of art, style and humor, Art Soiree takes a look at the candidates and the hottest debate topics surrounding 2016 US Presidential Elections at its 6th Annual Political Cartoon Exhibit "Road to the White House" taking place at the Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown 3100 South Street NW, Washington DC during a two night exhibit on Friday, February 19th and Saturday, February 20th from 8pm to 12am.

Bringing together some of the best editorial and political cartoonists from the world's top newspapers and magazines, this will be the most unique and controversial event in political Washington, DC. Paying tribute to graphic satire as a significant journalistic medium and a catalyst for political debate, the event will feature the works of

KEVIN "KAL" KALLAUGHER (The Economist), TOM TOLES (Washington Post), MATT WUERKER (Politico), DARYL CAGLE (Cagle Cartoons Inc.), JIMMY MARGULIES (AM New York and Newsday), CHRISTO KOMARNITSKI (Sega), ROBERT L. ARIAIL (The State)

Artists will be available for interview on the site. Signed prints and originals of the cartoons on display will be available for purchase.
Event benefits Cartoonist Rights Network International (CRNI)

Friday, February 19th and Saturday, February 20th 8pm-12am The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown at 3100 South Street NW, Washington DC 20007
Tickets: $20 -

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Feb 26: Animezing - Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro


Lupin the 3rd, The Castle of Cagliostro | Produced by TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd.
February 26, 2016 | Friday at 6:30PM | Action/Adventure
1979 | 100 min | Unrated| In Japanese with English Subtitles

Original Comic book created by Monkey Punch | © Monkey Punch All rights reserved | © TMS All Rights Reserved 

Directorial debut of award winning anime filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, founder of Studio Ghibli 

In the twilight of his career, gentleman thief Lupin the Third's latest and greatest heist has hit a snag. What should have been bags of cash from a national casino turns out to be nothing more than a sack of expert counterfeits! Together with his partner-in-crime Jigen, Lupin heads to the rumored source of the bills, the remote European nation of Cagliostro, to exact revenge.
However, not everything goes as planned; the two encounter Clarisse, a royal damsel in distress being forced to marry the sinister Count Cagliostro against her will. Saving her won't be easy, as Lupin and Jigen - together with Lupin's unpredictable ex-girlfriend Fujiko and the swordsman Goemon - must first fight their way through a trap-filled castle, a deadly dungeon, and an army of professional assassins. Can Lupin rescue the girl, evade the cuffs of his long-time nemesis Inspector Zenigata, and uncover the secret treasures of the Castle of Cagliostro?

Recommended ages: 8+  

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Wash Examiner on Kal coasters

The historic Hay-Adams Hotel across Lafayette Square from the White House is now featuring the 2016 contenders on its extremely popular political cartoon drink coasters. (Photo courtesy: Kevin Kallaugher)

D.C. bar lets you share a drink with 2016 candidates

By (@Duranni1) 2/9/16

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Smithsonian kids comics coming

April 23: Justin Jordan at Comic Logic

Justin Jordan will be in store at our One Year Anniversary Party on April 23rd.
Creator of "The Strange Talent of Luther Strode", "Strayer" and "Spread"
Save the date...more names to be announced in the coming weeks!

Monday, February 08, 2016

Feb. 15: Swann Fellowship deadline

Feb. 15, 2016 is the deadline for receipt of applications for the Swann Foundation Fellowship, one of the few that supports scholarly graduate research in caricature and cartoon. For criteria, guidelines, and application forms, please see:

Please email or call (202) 707-9115 if you have questions.

New Hampshire presidential cartoons online

Cartoonists Take on the New Hampshire Primary

POLITICO's Matt Wuerker handpicks his favorite New Hampshire-themed cartoons.


Black Excellence in Comics events

To celebrate Black History Month, Fantom Comics is hosting book clubs and events all month that relate to popular comics and how they and the industry portray and address issues pertaining to being black.

Upcoming Black Excellence in Comics events:
 2/11 - Princeless
 2/18 - Shaft Vol.1 and Shaft: Imitation of Life #1
 2/22 - Fantom Discourse: "Afrofuturism - What If Wakanda Existed?"
 2/25 - Power Man & Iron Fist

Rafer Roberts on tour

Sunday, February 07, 2016

That darn Toles

Tom Toles's Zika cartoon is '99 Red Balloons' all over again [in print as This is it, boys, this is war].

Barry Sasscer, Laurel