Tuesday, April 30, 2013
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog April 26 2013
Hattip to Comic Riffs' Michael Cavna for the heads-up.
Monday, April 29, 2013
by Mandi Bierly
EW.com's Inside Movies April 24 2013
Was George W. Bush Really That Bad?
"So we know President Bush the man. And what President Clinton said is absolutely true — to know the man is to like the man, because he's comfortable in his own skin. He knows who he is. He doesn't put on any pretenses. He takes his job seriously, but he doesn't take himself too seriously. He is a good man."
--Barack Obama, speaking at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library, 04.25.13
The dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library this week gave the US media a chance to engage in one of its current favorite pastimes: rehabilitating the public images of thoroughly loathsome and reprehensible public figures. They'd hardly had time to catch their breath after canonizing Margaret Thatcher before it was time for their toughest challenge ever -- rehabilitating George W. "The Decider" Bush. Yeah, that's right, it's Shark Jumping Time.
Y'know the worst thing about this wretched speech, though? He's paraphrasing Bill Clinton, f'cripesake. Between this and the Thatcher veneration and Chelsea Clinton interviewing the GEICO Gecko, I'd say this pretty much indicates the death of the US media.
For your further entertainment, here's a couple of classic op-ed stinkburgers from the Washington Post from this past week. Feel their sliminess wash over you.
"George W. Bush, A Principled President", Michael Gerson, Op-Ed Scribbler; author, of Heroic Conservatism, The Washington Post, 04.25.13:
"GW Bush Is A Victim Of A Rush To Judgement" Stephen Knott, Professor, U.S. Naval War College, The Washington Post, 04.25.13:
"Though I could not caution all, I yet may warn a few:
Don't lend your hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools!"
Mike Flugennock, flugennock at sinkers dot org
Mike's Political Cartoons: dubya dubya dubya dot sinkers dot org
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog April 29 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
May 4 – Free Comic Book Day – With EIGHT creators!
Saturday, May 4 is the 11th annual Free Comic Book Day! There are around 50 comics being given away this year, and we are proud to have EIGHT comics creators as guests this year!
All four stores! All day! (College Park is open til 7)
Bring your friends!
A list of the comics this year:
Vienna store –
S. G. Artley (Exiles of Nod)
Michael Cowgill (Lil' P.I.)
Matt Dembicki (XOC)
U Street store –
Andrew Cohen (A Mutual Feeling)
Evan Keeling (Codename: Fifinella)
Bethesda store -
Art Hondros (Notes from the Cave Walls)
John Gallagher (Buzzboy)
College Park store -
John Staton (Empowered)
(Due to a family conflict, Ben Hatke will not be appearing)
For more information and a list of what comics we will be giving away for free, please check out the Free Comic Book Day webpage!
Saturday, April 27, 2013
By Steve Hendrix,
Washington Post April 27 2013, p. A1
Jeanne Brennan, Lewes, Del.
Washington Post April 27 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Graphic Novel Panel: Growing Up with Graphics ***FOR TEENS AND ADULTS
Prominent and award-winning graphic artists, authors, and editors Eleanor Davis, Nathan Hale, Andrés Vera Martínez, and Mark Siegel, will be here to discuss the significance of the genre for readers of all ages. Moderated by Michael Cavna, author of "Comic Riffs," a blog of The Washington Post. Ages 15 and up.
We will host an intimate gathering at Terasol at 9 p.m. with our distinguished panelists—and you! Get to know the authors and illustrators as you continue the discussion begun during the panel. Seating is limited so sign up now! Please call the Children and Teens Department to register for the reception. Tickets are $30 and include access to the panelists, one drink ticket, and light hors d'oeuvres.
- 5015 Connecticut Ave NW
- Washington ,
- District Of Columbia
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Following Growing Up with Graphics, our panel on graphic novels for all ages, join the panelists for an intimate gathering at our limited-seating reception. Authors and illustrators will be available to chat, connect, and celebrate the pleasure of reading graphic novels. Get to know the authors and illustrators and continue the discussions ignited during the panel. Seating is extremely limited. Registration required.
Graphic Artists Fan Reception
Thursday, April 25, 9 p.m.
at Terasol (across the street from P&P)
Tickets are $30, and include access to the panelists, one drink ticket, and light hors d'oeuvres.
To register, call the Children and Teens Department at (202) 364-1919.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013