Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Latest'n'Greatest: "Flugennock, the Documentary"

"Flugennock, the Documentary"

Total running time: 19:19
Music by: Rations and Utter Failure on 86'd records

Ron Douglas, producer of this documentary, is an Assistant Professor of Multimedia Communications at Wesley College, Delaware; he was a student activist involved in the anti-globalization movement at the turn of the century (this one) and became a fan of my work while wheatpasting my posters for the 2000 Spring IMF/World Bank mobilization.

Fast-forward 15 years -- Ron has become an accomplished filmmaker and documentarian, producing films about police brutality, and about Native American boarding schools in the US and Canada. Last summer, he contacted me about being the subject in one of a series of documentaries on the emergence of citizen journalism on the Internet, and specifically the creation of the Independent Media Centers across the US and the world in the wake of the Seattle WTO mobilization of 1999, and the "A16" mobilization at the IMF and World Bank in the spring of 2000.

This film provides a brief history of my cartoon work going back to the Yipster Times in the late 1970s, and my art and media activist involvement with the antiglobalization and antiwar movements of the '00s, and my work with the DC Statehood and marijuana legalization campaign of 2014.

Follow Ron Douglas on Twitter at https://twitter.com/alchemicalmedia

Check out more of Ron's documentary work on YouTube at

Barney & Clyde tribute to Mell Lazarus

I'm not sure what connection either the Weingartens or Clark had, but here's the strip:

Barney & Clyde 06/28

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "Pretty Vacant"

From Mike Flugennock, DC's anarchist cartoonist:

"Pretty Vacant"

"There's no point in asking, you'll get no reply...!"

So, yesterday I'm watching and reading the ongoing coverage of the Brexit vote -- watching "Leave" win by something like 4% -- but what really got me going was the discussion of the ripple effect through the rest of Europe, as other countries watched the UK bail and thought "Hell, if the Brits can do it, why not us...?"

It's also worth noting here that the discussion couldn't really be broken down into a strictly either/or division, despite most media trying to forcibly break it down to "good Lefties vote Remain" and "only Rightist Trumpsters vote Leave". I started out buying into that because the mainstream US media were beating the living crap out of that riff, but the more foreign and dissident media I read, the more nuances became evident.

In the end, I think it might be a good thing, and that this might actually work out well for our side, simply because I can't think of a single kind of substantive, revolutionary change that didn't require chaos, tumult and upheaval -- the old "breaking eggs to make an omelet" thing. And man, am I ever hungry for a nice omelet right now.


"Though I could not caution all, I still might warn a few...
Don't lend a hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools!"

-Grateful Dead

Friday, June 24, 2016

Pop Culture Happy Hour on Finding Dory and Voltron

Robin Ha interview online

Comics, Culture, and Cooking with Robin Ha at #CrossLines

On the second day of the Smithsonian's CrossLines pop-up culture lab on intersectionality, artist Robin Ha stopped by the NOC Reading Lounge to talk about her new book Cook Korean, which takes Korean recipes and presents them in a comic book format.

Robin also talks about her history and influences as an artist as well as the importance of networking and social media. In fact, she reveals her book deal for Cook Korean was a result of someone finding her Banchan comics on tumblr!
Cook Korean will be released in bookstores everywhere on July 5.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Zdepski new editorial cartoonist for Loudoun Tribune

Paul Zdepski is the new editorial cartoonist for the weekly Loudoun Tribune. His first strip appeared this week. Below is a sneak peek; Click on the image to see the whole thing.

The Post on Disney princesses

The unexpected way Disney princesses affect little boys

By Danielle Paquette

Washington Post Wonkblog June 22 2016


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

July 13: Teresa Logan's Coloring & Cocktails at Hooray for Books

Wednesday, July 13thWe are so excited to host a night of ColoringCocktails with author and artist Teresa Roberts Logan. This event is ticketed: For $20, you will receive one copy of Logan's adult coloring book Paisley Designs For Fun and Relaxation and a drink ticket. For $30, you will receive one copy of Logan's coloring book Paisley Designs for Fun and Relaxation, one copy of Logan's book The Older I Get, The Less I Care, and a drink ticket. On the night of the event, come to Hooray for Books! to pick up your book(s) and drink ticket, then head over to the Lorien Hotel & Spa patio for drinks and coloring! Space is limited, so reserve your tickets now. 6:30 pm.

1555 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

JUNE 22: Indoctrination Release Party at Fantom Comics

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT) - Add to Calendar
Fantom Comics - 2010 P Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036 - View Map
Tickets - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indoctrination-premier-tickets-24439057880

The new comic from Mike Moreci & Matt Battaglia
Signing by Matt Battaglia and Special Guest Matt Kibbe
Cash Bar and Free Sketches. Quality of Sketches may degrade as evening progresses, so get yours early.