Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Steve Artley headed to Toonfest this week

Toonfest Headliners Excited For Visit
By Dustin Watson
September 08. 2014
http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140908/NEWS/140909162/1994/NEWS?template=printart

New book from Lost Art Books

THE LOST ART OF RAY WILLNER: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD

The Lost Art of Ray Willner: The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Lost Art of Ray Willner: The Adventures of Robin Hood

All 14 stories collected for the first time
Introduction by Joseph V. Procopio
Career-spanning bonus gallery

Ray Willner was a casualty of the culture wars. With a comics career dating to 1939, Willner produced impressive work for publishers small and large throughout the 1940s. By 1949 he landed one of the only steady gigs in his career for an unusual publisher: The Brown Shoe Company. It was there that Willner found a simpatico spirit in fellow artist Reed Crandall. Although their collaboration on the Brown Shoe Co. series The Adventures of Robin Hood lasted less than a year — cancelled in the wake of the scaremongering backlash against comics in the 1950s — the seven issues produced by Willner with Crandall represent a seldom seen high-water mark in comics art. They were the last comics Willner would ever draw.

The Lost Art of Ray Willner collects these comics for the first time since their original publication in 1956 and includes an introductory essay on Willner's life and career.

- See more at: http://www.picturethispress.com/the-lost-art-of-ray-willner-the-adventures-of-robin-hood/#sthash.9AXhas7n.dpuf

Monday, September 15, 2014

Retrofit Comics interview

Box Brown and Jared Smith Interviewed

By Raighne Hogan on 26 August 2014
http://2dcloud.com/explodingwrists/box-brown-and-jared-smith-interviewed/

Tonight: Eleanor Davis and Drew Weing in Takoma Park

Sept 15: Eleanor Davis and Drew Weing, Monday 7:30 at the Takoma Park MD Library

Eleanor Davis at the Takoma Park MD Library Monday Sept 15, 7:30.

Following this weekend's Small Press Expo if you are the sort who need even more comics in your life, after SPX, come visit your comics friendly local library on Monday as Eleanor Davis (Secret Science Alliance) visits with her slideshow presentation of life, work, art, etc and also to share her new work:  How to be Happy..  And she may be bringing along her husband collaborator artist illustrator writer Drew Weing (Set to Sea).

Come talk comics, process, the struggle between freelancing and working on personal projects, etc.

Takoma Park MD Library, 101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park MD 20912.   (or a short-ish walk down the hill from the Takoma Park Metro stop on the Red Line).

http://comixtakoma.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/how-to-be-happy-eleanor-davis-monday-sept-15-730/

Another Library of Congress comics reader picture


Queens, New York. Nursery school at Queensbridge housing project. Child reading a comic book during rest period

SPX's Ignatz Awards

SPX: SMALL PRESS EXPO: And your 2014 Ignatz Award winners are…
By Michael Cavna 
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog September 14 2014

Comic Riffs on Tony Auth's passing

RIP, TONY AUTH: Colleagues salute Pulitzer-winning Philadelphia journalist as a singular, big-hearted artist

By Michael Cavna 
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog September 15 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Robin Ha is a new local cartoonist

Robin Ha is a new local cartoonist. She's just moved to the area. I met her today at SPX. Here's her info:


An interview will follow I hope.

Sept 15: Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman in Arlington

Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman
Mon, September 15, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

One More Page Books


Address: 2200 N Westmoreland St #101, Arlington, VA 22213

They do a great job presenting all-age comics.

SPX day 2 photos

I had a good time again today, and took a few more shots. All the pictures can be seen at my Flickr site. I think people probably did well, on both sides of the table, but I'm sure the main news sites will cover that. I saw Tom "Comics Reporter" Spurgeon and Heidi "the Beat" MacDonald in passing today.

James Kochalka
Rob Ullman, the former Washington City Paper's Savage Love illustrator

SPX day 1 photos


Ellen Lindner
Day one of SPX seemed like a success to me. It didn't feel as crowded as last year, but there was a good flow of people around. Even at opening, the aisles got busy fast.

Here's a link to more SPX photos I took yesterday. They're mostly DC-area creators. Also included is Jules Feiffer at Politics and Prose on Friday.
Jules Feiffer
Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman

Dean Haspiel and Christa Cassano

Carolyn Belefski

Friday, September 12, 2014

Comic Riffs talks to Jules Feiffer

SMALL PRESS EXPO: 'Godfather of the alties' Jules Feiffer finds he's a new man since leaving Manhattan


By Michael Cavna Washington Post Comic Riffs blog  September 12 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2014/09/12/small-press-expo-godfather-of-the-alties-jules-feiffer-finds-hes-a-new-man-since-leaving-manhattan/

Small Press Expo, aka SPX, starts tomorrow

The blogosphere is full of information, so here's just the basics from their website. This is always a good show, and they've got some great alternative newspaper cartoonists this year, including Jules Feiffer who was one of the earliest. Note that the Metro Station garage is a good walk from the hotel especially with books. From ComicsDC, Matt Dembicki will be at the DC Conspiracy table on Saturday only, and Mike Rhode will be roaming the crowd on both days.

Dates & Times:

September 13th and 14th, 2014 

Saturday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm 



Admission:

One Day Membership:
$15 Saturday
$10 Sunday

Weekend Membership: $20 

Tickets on sale at the door.


Location:

The world class Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center 
5701 Marinelli Road 
North Bethesda, MD 20852

FREE PARKING is available on weekends at the White Flint Metro Station, which is across the street from the Marriott.



Roboy Red game app now available

from http://www.comicbookdiner.com/2014/09/11/roboy-red-game-app-soars-into-itunes/

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We just launched the Roboy Red: Jetpack Attack game app  at iTunes and Google Play! It is a FREE app, modeled after the famous Jetpack Attack, but with John & Rich's own special Roboy flair!

You can download from iTunes by clicking HERE>>

Download at Google Play for Android >>

This is the first of a series of apps that the Comic Book Diner have planned as part of a mission to spread the word, and draw people into the cool comics that we do!  Here's a nifty new YouTube vid to check out the app… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6Ywr2RLSG8

And John notes: At SPX, I will give a FREE comic book to anyone who shows me the downloaded app on their iPhone, iPad or Android device! Booth H14, right next to Raina and Dave!


Tonight: Jules Feiffer at Politics and Prose

Jules Feiffer - Kill My Mother: A Graphic Novel ♦

Sep 12 2014 7:00 pm

Feiffer has brought a distinctive art and wit to cartoons, plays, and children's books. Now he applies his inimitable style to the graphic novel. His story draws on his early life in California and on noir films and detective novels, and follows five women from the Depression years through World War II as they untangle deceptions, identities, and murder to get at the truth. (Liveright)

Beer and wine will be available.

$27.95
ISBN-13: 9780871403148
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 8/2014 
 
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington
District Of Columbia

Today at noon: Box Brown at Library of Congress


Intergalactic Nemesis part 2 at Artisphere - free ticket contest on Facebook

This comics-related show is at Artisphere later this month.

Enter to win one of three Intergalactic Nemesis: Robot Planet Rising prize packs containing a graphic novel and two free tickets to the live-action graphic novel at ARTISPHERE on SAT, SEPT 20 / 8PM.

A few photos from TCDS Drink and Draw...

A few photos from the Team Cul de Sac Drink and Draw at Baltimore Comic-Con fundraiser, arranged by Joe Sutliff, can be seen here.

Comic Riffs reviews Dean Haspiel's new book

SMALL PRESS EXPO: Dean Haspiel's 'Fear, My Dear' is a hard-boiled dish, best served bold
By Michael Cavna 

PR: Dust Elves at SPX tomorrow

We're overwhelmed by SPX news, but this is a local cartoonist's press release.

September 12, 2014

SPX Tomorrow and Sunday!

This is a friendly reminder that between the hours of 11 am and 7 pm on Saturday, and from 12 noon to 6 pm on Sunday, Gordon can be found here.

SPX is located at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road. North Bethesda, MD.

And don't forget Gordon's SPECIAL EXCLUSIVE OFFER. He will give you any one item on his table for half the price if you choose to come to the SPX this weekend.

If you can't make it this weekend, be sure to check out Gordon's swag store here.Facebook logo




Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sept 15: Eleanor Davis, Monday 7:30 at the Takoma Park MD Library

Eleanor Davis at the Takoma Park MD Library Monday Sept 15, 7:30.

Following this weekend's Small Press Expo if you are the sort who need even more comics in your life, after SPX, come visit your comics friendly local library on Monday as Eleanor Davis (Secret Science Alliance) visits with her slideshow presentation of life, work, art, etc and also to share her new work:  How to be Happy..  And she may be bringing along her husband collaborator artist illustrator writer Drew Weing (Set to Sea).

Come talk comics, process, the struggle between freelancing and working on personal projects, etc.

Takoma Park MD Library, 101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park MD 20912.   (or a short-ish walk down the hill from the Takoma Park Metro stop on the Red Line).

http://comixtakoma.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/how-to-be-happy-eleanor-davis-monday-sept-15-730/


Sept 12 (tomorrow!): Box Brown speaks at Library of Congress at noon


Hannah Benbow interview for Baltimore Comic-Con

Like/Dislike with Hannah Benbow, animator
AS TOLD TO ALEXA COTTMAN-ROBINSON, 
B (September 3, 2014). p. 12

The Express on SPX

Small Press Expo 2014: Three of the event's biggest draws [in print as 3 big draws at the Small Press Expo].
By Lori McCue 
Express September 11 2014, p. 22

Awesome Con DC info

The Brute Squad is Recruiting!
We're looking for some awesome people to join our awesome team of volunteers! Think you fit that description? Fill out an application! 

Application for Milwaukee | Application for Washington DC | Application for Indianapolis
Promote Yourself!
Want to promote your business or event?
We still have ad space available in the offical Awesome Con program guide along with some other cool sponsorship options! 

Interested? See our website for more information. 

Sponsorship Application for Milwaukee
Sponsorship Application for DC

Panels and Programming!
Are you a professional, fan, or organization who would like to present a panel at Awesome Con Milwaukee or Awesome Con DC? We are looking for interesting, and fun programming! If this sounds like you, check out our application!

Reminder!
Discounts on passes for Awesome Con Milwaukee are available! You can also lock in your pass for Awesome Con DC at the 2014 rate! BUT the codes are only available until October 1st! That's only 20 days from right now!

Use the codes earlybird 14 for $15 off your 3-day passes or earlysaturday14 for $10 off yourSaturday only passes for our show in DC. 

Shannon Wheeler on meeting Rep. Lewis

PR: NBM HEADS TO SPX 2014

NBM HEADS TO SPX 2014
Patrick Atangan's Invincible Days Makes It's Debut
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On September 13-14th, you can find some of the most prestigious names in comics at the 2014 Small Press Expo (aka SPX).

Unlike many conventions that are geared toward pop culture or corporately owned comics, SPX was created in 1994 to promote artists and publishers who produce independent comics. SPX hosts an annual festival that provides a forum for artists, writers and publishers of comic art in its various forms to present to the public comic art not normally accessible through normal commercial channels.

This weekend, you can find NBM at Table F1-F2, where we'll have our latest book on hand, Invincible Days.

http://www.nbmpub.com/fairytales/atangan/invincible_cover300.jpg
By the author of the Yellow Jar and Silk Tapestry, this collection of short stories forms a singular narrative that reveals the tiny moments when you realize you are at the precious end-days of youth.  Atangan creates an intricate mosaic from his own childhood memories as well as those gathered from friends and family. Bittersweet, joyful and reflective, these are the type of marking moments that best define us as adults. 

Unfortunately, creator Patrick Atangan cannot be there, but we'll have some of his original art that's we'll be raffling off.  Purchase any of his books to enter to win.
In addition, we'll have some previews of our upcoming books including Jude Nude by Etienne DavodeauDungeon: Twilight, Volume 4, as well as our special accordion book, Pascal RabatéStreet View, it needs to be seen to be believed!


We'll also have a fashionably EARLY preview of a book that will have everyone talking come SPRING 2015, Annie Goetzinger’s Girl in Dior
We’ll also be offering all of our latest titles and prints are available for free with any $30 purchase, with a signed version free with a $50 purchase.

Throughout SPX, NBM can be found at tables F1-F2.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Another comics-reading photo at Library of Congress

Children of gold miners looking at the comics, Mogollon, New Mexico

  • Title: Children of gold miners looking at the comics, Mogollon, New Mexico
  • Creator(s): Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer
  • Date Created/Published: 1940 June.
  • Medium: 1 negative : nitrate ; 35 mm.
  • Reproduction Number: LC-USF33-012792-M5 (b&w film nitrate neg.) LC-DIG-fsa-8a28957 (digital file from original neg.)
  • Rights Advisory: No known restrictions. For information, see U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black & White Photographs(http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/071_fsab.html)
  • Call Number: LC-USF33- 012792-M5 [P&P]
  • Other Number: H 366582
  • Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
  • Notes:
    • Title and other information from caption card.
    • LOT 0623 (Possible location of corresponding print).
    • LOT 0625 (Possible location of corresponding print).
    • LOT 0639 (Possible location of corresponding print).
    • LOT 0649 (Possible location of corresponding print).
    • LOT 0652 (Possible location of corresponding print).
    • Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944.
    • More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is available athttp://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsaowi
  • Thanks to Sara Duke of the Library again! I can't tell what they're reading at all.

School Library Journal on the National Book Festival



Gene Luen Yang Rouses the Crowd at DC National Book Festival
By Rocco Staino
School Library Journal September 5, 2014