Monday, May 25, 2015
'Dork Diaries': The book empire built one awkward moment at a time
Washington Post May 24 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Complete, that is. Compiling it while ill, Richard accidentally left out some strips. Others were purposely left out, either because he had redrawn them for syndication, or they were too tied to the Washington, D.C. origins of the strip to make sense for a worldwide audience, or he "just felt some were not funny." Over 100 are not in The Complete CDS.
But if you're a cartoon completist, or just want a little bit more CDS, we understand and we're here for you. We've collected the lost water-colored Washington Post Magazine strips, the early inchoate musings about what the strip should be, the promotional material, the sketches for fans, and finally some fugitive Team Cul de Sac charity art by Art Spiegelman, KAL, Patrick McDonnell, Eric Shansby, Nate Beeler and others.
With Richard's blessing, or at least active acquiescence, any money the book makes will go to Team Cul de Sac to fight Parkinson's disease.
And if more art surfaces, we'll do a second edition.
Compleating Cul de Sac
by Richard Thompson, Michael Rhode and Chris Sparks
Asheville, NC: Team Cul de Sac & Arlington, VA: ComicsDC, 2015.
Available in paperback: http://www.lulu.com/shop/michael-rhode/compleating-cul-de-sac/paperback/product-22163926.html
ebook pdf: http://www.lulu.com/shop/michael-rhode/compleating-cul-de-sac-ebook/ebook/product-22185584.html
Review pdfs available to media upon request
Friday, May 22, 2015
2015 Reubens: 6 King Features cartoonists to salute centennial at today's LoC eventBy Michael Cavna May 22 2015
2015 Reubens: King's Mike Peters, on life as a double-duty newspaper cartoonistBy Michael Cavna May 22 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
How Harvey Pekar became one of David Letterman's greatest recurring guestsBy Michael Cavna May 20 2015
Politics & Prose
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Brian Selznick’s 2015 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture SlideshowBy Luann Toth
School Library Journal May 15, 2015
I grew up in the Washington, DC area. Had a tenure in Southern California for a while and then came back this way. I'm currently in Fairfax County.
I've been drawing and doing art as long as I can remember. No formal training. Just simply had the desire to do it and make it happen.
Drawing the line: Cartoonists under threatOn January 7, two gunmen burst into the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing eight journalists and bringing into focus the risks cartoonists face. But with the ability of their work to transcend borders and languages, and to simplify complex political situations, the threats faced by cartoonists around the world—who are being imprisoned, forced into hiding, threatened with legal action or killed—far exceed Islamic extremism. A Committee to Protect Journalists special report by Shawn W. Crispin
May 19, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
CARTOONING AND OUR CULTURE: A Panel of Top King Features Cartooning Talents Celebrating the Syndicate's Centennial
• Patrick McDonnell – Mutts
• Jeff Keane – The Family Circus
• Brian Walker – Hi and Lois
• Hilary Price – Rhymes With Orange
• Ray Billingsley – Curtis
• Mike Peters – Mother Goose & Grimm, Pulitzer Prize-winning Editorial Cartoonist for Dayton Daily News
Moderated by Brendan Burford, Editor, King Features Syndicate
May 22, 11 A.M.
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Brad's always glad to sign his comic book work, and I strongly recommend the children's books he's currently doing with cartoonist Christopher Eliopoulos.
SATURDAY 5/20/15: KAPTARA Signing with CHIP ZDARSKY (SEX CRIMINALS, HOWARD THE DUCK) & KAGAN MCLEOD (INFINITE KUNG FU)
This Saturday, you can get a FREE IMAGE #1 comic, AND get awesome stuff signed by CHIP ZDARSKY & KAGAN MCLEOD!
Click here to get the full details on the event here!
Illustrator Juana Medina talks about her art style and plans for her upcoming autobiographical series about her childhood in Colombia.
Google, NASA work together on Disney show to inspire girls into sciences [in print as Disney gets help from NASA, Google to design a girl].
The makers of "Miles From Tomorrowland" tried to steer clear of science stereotypes. (Disney Junior")
Friday, May 15, 2015
Gaithersburg Book Festival: Gene Luen Yang flies high with 'Shadow Hero' & SupermanBy Michael Cavna May 15 2015
Washington City Paper May 15 2015
|The Avengers vs. 'Man of Steel'|
|By Sonny Bunch|
|At a certain point during the critics' screening of "Avengers: Age of Ultron"—I believe it was when Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) decided that it was more important to grab three people out of a collapsing tenement than focus on the world-ending event only he had the technical know-how to stop—I wrote "Oh, [expletive deleted] … Read full article »|
Shahnameth for Kids: The Story of Zal and Simorgh will be a full-color children's book illustrated by Mike Amante. Rozegar says the story is inspired by Ferdowsi's epic poem, "The Shahnameh," and this tale tells the story of Zal, who was born with skin and hair white as snow. Because of his unusual appearance, Zal is abandoned as a newborn by his father at the foot of a mountain, but only to be discovered by the mystical and mythical giant bird known as Simorgh.
There will also be a comics-creating workshop for youths ages 12-18 at 11 a.m. hosted by local comics editor writer Jason Rodriguez, who will also have a table (KA-D) at the event.
Admission and parking are free.
|(all images courtesy of LLG)|
Laura Lee Gulledge came out of nowhere in the comics field, and now has two successful young adult graphic novels out, and is turning one of them into a musical. She's returned to the area after a sojourn in the wilds of New York City and tells us about her methods and her new project, which has ten days left to go on Kickstarter.
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