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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
This year's Herblock Prize winner says 'Trump talks a big game,' but Obama's no beacon of press freedom
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog May 24 2016
From Page to Stage: How Cul de Sac Was Adapted Into a Play
Playwright Amy Thompson and Encore Theater's Sara Duke talks about adapting the hit Washington Post comic strip.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Jake Tapper of CNN to guest-draw Scott Adams' Dilbert
NO REST FOR THE DAIRY
Author J. Robert Deans, who sent Shakes into space in his first children's book, returns to bring children of all ages a new adventure featuring his intrepid bovine. In TEMPLE OF MOO'D, Shakes is on holiday with her best friend, Percie the Penguin, trying to relax after her journey into space. While wandering the jungle, Shakes and Percie come upon ancient ruins which feature some peculiar, yet familiar, markings. As they investigate, Shakes and Percie make a huge discovery.
As with MOO, TEMPLE OF MOO'D features the same goofy story and art from the creator of Crass Fed Comics, and the same easter eggs for grown-ups to find while they read TEMPLE to their own Kidlets.
TEMPLE OF MOO'D is a 46-page hardcover children's book, featuring 38 pages of story, as well as fan art from kids who enjoyed Shakes' first adventure.
TEMPLE OF MOO'D is only available through the Deans Family Productions store until September when it enters wide distribution. Preorders placed now will ship next month, and will be available for pickup at Deans' first major convention appearance of the year, HEROESCON, in Charlotte, June 17-19.
TEMPLE OF MOO'D retails for $22, but is only $20 when purchased from the author. Go to jrobertdeans.com and select Books for sample pages and links to the DFP web store.
USA TODAY's Brian Truitt, Brett Molina and Kelly Lawler interview the writer behind the new Batman series in DC Comics' "Rebirth." Plus the new Ghostbusters trailer.
How Bugs Bunny and 'Kill the Wabbit' Inspired a Generation of Opera Stars
'Ring' cast recalls influence of Bugs Bunny's 'What's Opera, Doc'
In his high school days in Hawaii, Barack Obama hung out with a circle of friends nicknamed "the Choom Gang" -- "choom" being Hawaiian slang for smoking marijuana. Almost all the students in this group went on to be entirely productive and successful citizens -- writers, lawyers, businessmen and, of course, President of the United States.
This is by way of reminding everybody out there that cannabis is still listed by the DEA as "Schedule 1", along with meth and heroin, and that Obama could start the descheduling process for marijuana himself instead of passing the buck to Congress. Obama himself is living proof that cannabis should be descheduled; his legacy could only be improved by ending a program of persecution based entirely on the deceptions and racism of Harry Anslinger and Richard Nixon.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Alan Young, 96: Best friend of Mister Ed, voice of Scrooge McDuck [online as Alan Young, actor who played Willllburrrrr on 'Mister Ed,' dies at 96]
Washington Post May 22 2016, p. C7
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
'Preacher' has some thrilling, quirky action — but its spirit soon grows weak
By Hank Stuever
Washington Post May 20 2016
The comedy doesn't fly in this animated film inspired by the app [online as 'The Angry Birds Movie': App-inspired animated feature doesn't fly]
Washington Post May 20 2016, Weekend p. 26-7
Here's the trick to drawing the perfect Donald Trump
The Gaithersburg Book Festival is one of the nation's premier literary events, featuring talks and signings by some of the world's top authors, writing workshops, children's activities and performances, literary exhibitors, book sales, music, food, and fun for everyone!
Starts: 05/21/2016 10:00
Several cartoonists including Gareth Hinds, John Patrick Green, Dave Roman and KAL will be there.
Details are at http://www.gaithersburgbookfestival.org/2016-gbf-schedule/master-schedule/
Goblin lives a quiet but happy life in a dungeon. He has everything he needs: boots to eat for breakfast, rats to care for as pets, and Skeleton to have as his Very Best Friend. Together, the two buddies do what they love best: namely, counting the bats hanging from the ceiling and telling stories. One day, however, disaster strikes: a band of adventurers storms the dungeon and, as Goblin hides, they steal absolutely everything—including Skeleton. Goblin immediately leaves his comfortable home and embarks upon a rescue mission. But how can he succeed when everyone he meets keeps running away from him? Ages 4 – 8
Online pre-orders for school events may be placed up until 48 hours before the event takes place
Thursday, May 19, 2016
'Finding Nemo' wasn't so entertaining for real clownfish. Now conservationists worry about 'Finding Dory'.
here is the comic I drew about her while working with the Smithsonian Youth Civic Engagement Program." Evan notes that you can download for free the entire booklet Teaching Japanese American Incarceration through Comics.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Hole in the Sky Studio hold a one-day exhibit May 21 from 5-11 p.m. entitled: ARTSHOW_15: COMIX – A Showcase of Work Steeped in and Inspired by Sequential Art and Visual Storytelling.
Participating local artists include:
Nick Hagelin - http://instagram.com/
Jonathan Ottke - https://www.wpadc.org/
Rose Jaffe - http://www.rosejaffe.com/
JD Deardourff - http://www.deardourff.com/
LA Johnson - http://thelajohnson.com/
Rachel Wallach - https://www.instagram.com/
Dayanita Ramesh - http://
Darius Frank - http://Defcise.com/
Sara Lautman - http://
JT Wilkins (JTW) - http://thinktankrx.com/
Chris Pyrate - http://instagram.com/
Atomic Blowfish - https://www.instagram.com/
Jules Kang - https://www.instagram.com/
Kristy Cunningham - http://
Malaka Gharib - http://
Emily R. Gillis - http://
Ch Pf - http://chpfa.tumblr.com/
G. E. Gallas - http://
bonner sale - http://instagram.com/
Brad Ulreich - http://bradulreich.com/
Robin Ha - http://robin.megaten.net/
Dana Jeri Maier - http://
Gordon Harris - http://dustelves.com/
Andrew Cohen - http://instagram.com/
Andrew Wodzianski - http://www.wodzianski.com/
Robert Allen Burns - https://www.instagram.com/
Seansberg - http://seansberg.com/
Jadah-Lysette Thomas - https://www.instagram.com/
Russell Richard Hite - Www.russellrichardhite.com
Caryn Tayeh - http://
Martin Swift - http://mrtnswft.com/
Yankee Pope - https://www.instagram.com/
Athena Naylor - http://
ARTIFEX JAY - http://
Castle Printshop - http://
Lucas Alejandro - http://365cdn.tumblr.com/
K.S.Brenowitz - http://
Nicki Avena - http://instagram.com/
Charlie Visconage - http://www.visconage.com/
Matt Corrado - http://instagram.com/
KeyHan - http://keyhansolo.com/
The Coaster Doodler - https://www.instagram.com/
Saman Bemel-Benrud - http://trashmoon.com/
All art sales will go 100% to the artists and they'll be chilling at the show so come on out and meet them and buy their work cause that's what's up.
We're asking for $5 donations at the door to help us keep doing awesome things at HITS and we're super appreciative of whatever you can shoot our way.
Doors @ 5pm
GTFO @ 11pm
All 'Peanuts' comic strips have been collected for the first time. Here's how it happened.
Washington Post Comic Riffs May 18 2016
[All of their beers, including Raging Bitch, have Ralph Steadman artwork for the labels].
Md. Beer Company To Establish Freedom of Speech Organization With Damages From 'Raging Bitch' LawsuitWJZ May 18, 2016
Rating: All Ages
Saturday at 2 PM
Turning Japanese is an illustrated memoir about MariNaomi's experiences working in illegal hostess bars in San Jose and Tokyo while attempting to connect with a culture that had eluded her since childhood.
This will be a lot of fun and we are excited to see you all there!
MariNaomi's Website: http://marinaomi.com/