Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "Map Of Kurdistan, Revised"

Map Of Kurdistan, Revised"

Al Jazeera reports that Turkey, ostensibly attacking ISIS, has been stomping the living crap out of the Kurds. Turkey, of course, swears up and down that they aren't targeting the Kurds. For clarity, here's a map of the region for our US readers.

"That's our story, and we're sticking to it." -Erdogan

Comic Riffs on The Nib's second act

Wizard World con in Richmond this weekend

Wizard World casts enticing spell at 2015 Richmond Comic Con, July 31- Aug. 2

Washington Times obituary for Bill Garner

Bill Garner, longtime Washington Times cartoonist, dies at 79

Artist made incisive political drawings

Editorial cartoonist Bill Garner joined The Washington Times in 1983, not long after the newspaper was founded. His drawings found new ways to deal with the biggest stories of the day. (Maya Alleruzzo/The Washington Times)
Editorial cartoonist Bill Garner joined The Washington Times in 1983, not long after the newspaper was founded. His drawings found new ways to deal with the biggest stories of the day. (Maya Alleruzzo/The Washington Times) more >

Garfield the Musical interviews online now

How Garfield Became a Brand New Musical at Adventure Theatre

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Adventure Theatre, the children's theater based in Maryland's Glen Echo National Park, recently  launched an original adaptation of Jim Davis' long-running Garfield comic strip. The path to creating a new work for younger kids can be bumpy and winding. Arts Desk interviewed some of the principals to find out how the show came about.

8/5: Justin Jordan at Third Eye Comics

WEDNESDAY 8/5/15: JOHN FLOOD #1 Signing event with JUSTIN JORDAN (Luther Strode, Spread)


Click here for the event info on FACEBOOK

We're HUGE fans of writer Justin Jordan and his work on series like DEEP STATE, STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE, DARK GODS, and of course, the Image series, SPREAD, so when we had the opportunity to bring Justin in to launch his new series, JOHN FLOOD, we didn't just jump at it - we dove at it!

JOHN FLOOD is a must-read for fans of John Constantine Hellblazer, and series like the DRESDEN FILES and BLACKLIST, featuring a very cool take on the classic detective story with a very metaphysical twist.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Rep. John Lewis' civil rights story comes to life in comics

Rep. John Lewis' civil rights story comes to life in comics

Jan Crawford

CBS News July 24, 2015

online at http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/rep-john-lewis-civil-rights-story-comes-to-life-in-comics/

Congressman Lewis is writing a series of comic books called "March," showing historic moments in the struggle for civil rights. Though Lewis was beaten and arrested many times as a young man during the civil rights movement, he still believes change can come through peaceful protests. That's the message he's hoping the comic books will get across to children. Jan Crawford reports.

New Big Planet Comics t-shirt (UPDATED)

Big Planet Comics Bethesda has a new retro t-shirt, designed by Joel Pollack after an old DC Comics logo. Joel says, "I'm guessing Ira Schnapp did this logo originally. Martin Pasco put this together for me. We initially printed 72, and we're going to print another 72 next week. I've been wanting to do this design for years.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Bill Garner, Washington Star and Times editorial cartoonist, has passed away

William Simpson Garner  Obituary


The Capital Gazette on July 26, 2015


Kickstarter: 'Sagas of the Northmen'

Former D.C. resident and DC Conspiracy member Sean Fahey is publishing another comics anthology, this one on Vikings, through his imprint Black Jack Press. He has started a very modest Kickstarter campaign (a $2,500 goal) to raise money for printing Sagas of the Northmen, which is all done and just needs to be printed. Check out the video and art samples on Kickstarter to see the high-quality work on this book.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Archie cartoonist obituary in today's Post

Tom Moore, cartoonist who brought Archie to life, dies at 86 [in print as Cartoonist drew Archie and friends for decades]

July 25: Creator meet & greet at Comic Logic

Comic Logic in Ashburn, Va., on July 25 hosts a mix-and-mingle event from noon to 5 p.m. with some local creators, including Joe Sutliff and Jason Axtell. 

July 25: DC Zinefest

The fifth annual DC Zinefest July 25 (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) at St. Stephens Church in D.C. will include numerous local comics creators.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

July 23-26: Shrek the Musical at Encore in Arlington

Encore Stage & Studio will present "Shrek the Musical" with performances running July 17-26 at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 South Old Glebe Road.

Performances are Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., with another performance on Thursday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for children, students, seniors and military.

For information, call (703) 548-1154 or see the Web site at www.encorestage.org.

The show is reviewed at

'Shrek' Loses its Movie Magic in Theatrical Adaptation.
by Matt Reville
Northern Virginia Sun Gazette (July 23, 2015): 12

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Gotham) continues his Batman film streak

Leahy's 'Batman' cameo seemingly makes the cut

by Helena Andrews and Emily Heil

Washington Post July 20 2015

online at http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/sen-leahys-batman-v-superman-cameo-seemingly-makes-the-cut/2015/07/19/a90b1b8a-2e4a-11e5-8f36-18d1d501920d_story.html

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Express on 'Rick and Morty' animation

'Rick and Morty' creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland say the animated show is dark for a reason [in print as That sci-fi sadness: 'Rick and Morty' isn't afraid of the dark]

That's the last time Rick, left, lets Morty borrow the spaceship. (Cartoon Network)