Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A few pictures of Al Feldstein

AP is reporting that the great Mad Magazine editor Al Feldstein has passed away. I knew him slightly. He used to send seriously leftist emails to people he knew. I will set about saving them for a the Billy Ireland Library at Ohio State.


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That's Craig Fischer, Richard Thompson, Roger Langridge and Al.

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Mike Rhode with Al Feldstein at Baltimore Comic-Con 2007

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Al and a fan at Heroes Con.

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Al and Ben Towle at Heroes Con.

More pictures from the 2008 Heroes Con are here.

Brooke Allen's Lumberjanes on CBR TV

CBR TV: TALKING "LUMBERJANES" WITH NOELLE STEVENSON
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher
Comic Book Resources April 30 2014

Brooke will be signing the comic at Big Planet on Saturday's Free Comic Book Day.

The Jen Sorensen Seal of Approval

Jen Sorensen is the first Herblock Award winner I've asked to sign something. "For my fave comics blogger, Mike - Jen Sorensen" is a nice autograph to have.

City Paper (and me) on Free Comic Book Day

May 10: The ANS Sci-Fi & Comic Con Returns! press release



The ANS Sci-Fi & Comic Con Returns with

The Independent Fan Film Festival!

The ANS Sci-Fi & Comic Con returns to Archbishop Neale School in La Plata, Maryland on May 10, 2014 with a brand new event - The Independent Fan Film Festival - featuring five amazing fan-produced films and the headlining film, "Dear Mr. Watterson, An Exploration of Calvin and Hobbes".

The ANS Sci-Fi & Comic Con is a fundraiser and awareness-raiser for Archbishop Neale School, a Catholic School in operation in La Plata for over 85 years.  The event is organized, promoted and run by a small staff of committed volunteers and every penny raised goes directly to the school.  The popular event features over 50 vendors and artists selling original art, old and new comics, trading cards, collectibles, toys and other pop culture ephemera.  Over 75 vendor tables sold out in less than 24 hours when they were made available in January prompting organizers to open hallways in the school to accommodate more dealers.

Earlier in April, the Independent Fan Film Festival was announced along with the Spotlight Feature Film, "Dear Mr. Watterson".  This Kickstarter-funded film examines the impact of the ever-popular comic strip, "Calvin and Hobbes" and its' enigmatic creator, Bill Watterson.  Directed by Joel Allen Schroeder, "Dear Mr. Watterson" has won numerous awards at film festivals nation-wide. 

"We were really lucky that "Dear Mr. Watterson" was made by such a generous guy like Joel", says convention organizer Tom Boone.  "He understood that this is our first film festival and a charity event, too.  Joel graciously gave us permission to screen this wonderful film that I think matches our audience perfectly.  It's great for young, aspiring artists as well as fans of comics and great art."

In addition to the indie film fest favorite "Watterson", five other fan-produced films have been announced as part of the Independent Fan Film Festival.  "All of these films were made by fans, and can exist within the film franchises they represent because they happen just outside of the films we've already seen", says Boone.  The Italian "Dark Resurrection" takes place several hundred years after "Star Wars - Return of the Jedi" and "The Hunt for Gollum" follows the adventures of the J.R.R. Tolkien-created character Strider, who was not seen in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.  Similarly, the Harry Potter-related film "The Greater Good" features a story of Young Dumbledore mentioned in one of J.K. Rowlings' books and "Judge Minty" is based on a character from the "Judge Dredd" comics.  A parody of the A-Team, "The Safe Team", rounds out the selection of films.  Attendees can vote for their favorite films and the winning director will receive a "Best Film" trophy made by Virginia -based glass artist Patti North. 

Organizers encourage attendees to plan for a full day at the ANS Sci-Fi & Comic Con.  An Art Contest for Kids will be featured as well as a costume contest for all ages.  There will be a Silent Auction featuring autographed items and collectibles and door prizes will be awarded hourly.  Costumed members of the 501st and Rebel Legions will be on hand to play a Star Wars Angry Birds game with kids.  Plus Viking re-enactors from the Longship Company will be returning with their historic Nordic artifacts and food will be available, too.   

The ANS Sci-Fi & Comic Con and the Independent Fan Film Festival run concurrently on May 10, 2014 from 10-3pm at Archbishop Neale School, 104 Port Tobacco Road, La Plata, Maryland.  Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 10 and under.  For more information, visit www.anscomiccon.com

 

Films to be Shown during the Independent Fan Film Festival at ANS Sci-Fi & Comic Con:

"The Safe Team", directed by David Noble

"Dark Resurrection", directed by Angelo Licata

"The Greater Good", directed by Justin Zagri

"The Hunt for Gollum", directed by Chris Bouchard

"Judge Minty", directed by Steve Sterlacchini

"Dear Mr. Watterson", directed by Joel Allen Schroeder

 



Tom Boone
Event Organizer
ANS Sci-Fi & Comic Con
104 Port Tobacco Road
La Plata, Maryland 20646

(202) 297-1461

The ANS Sci-Fi & Comic Con is an ALL AGES fan and collectors event benefiting Archbishop Neale School on Saturday, May 10, 2014, from 10am to 3pm. For more information, visit
www.anscomiccon.com

About Archbishop Neale School -

Archbishop Neale School is a Catholic elementary school in La Plata, Maryland that has been in continuous operation since 1927, with a two-track system for grades Pre-K through 8 and a curriculum centered on the Archdiocese of Washington graded course of study. We are fully accredited, and our teachers are certified by the State of Maryland in their specific areas. We serve Catholic students from over seven parishes and many non-Catholics as well. For over 80 years, parents have entrusted their children to ANS because they are assured of an excellent, Archdiocesan standards-based academic curriculum that encompasses Catholic faith and values delivered in a safe, caring environment. For more information, visit
www.ArchbishopNealeSchool.org



Herblock award photographs online

Local photo gadfly Bruce Guthrie has put his pictures of last night's Herblock Award talks by Jen Sorensen and Bob Woodward online. Both talks were excellent. Jen's had multiple highpoints, and Woodward's went through the history of Watergate via Herblock cartoons. I look forward to both being posted online.

More photos from Bruce should follow when he gets the time to upload them.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Poynter on The Post's hosting Doonesbury.com

 

Doonesbury's website moves to Washington Post from Slate

by Andrew Beaujon

Poynter Apr. 28, 2014

http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/249577/doonesburys-website-moves-to-washington-post-from-slate/

Studio Ghibli Encore at AFI Silver theater in Silver Spring

Studio Ghibli EncoreApril 18-July 2

Following 2012's hugely popular series "Castles in the Sky: Miyazaki, Takahata and the Masters of Studio Ghibli," this selection of Studio Ghibli favorites returns to AFI Silver for an encore presentation, now also including a new 35mm print of GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES, unavailable in 2012, and Hayao Miyazaki's latest and declared-final masterpiece, THE WIND RISES.

May 3: Free Comic Book Day at Big Planet Comics

It's time for the best day of the year! Free Comic Book Day is THIS Saturday, May 3, running all day at ALL of our stores!

We have over 60 different FREE comic books to give away, so come by and grab some of your favorites! You can see a list of all the titles available at the official website: http://www.freecomicbookday.com/

We are also hosting 6 different comic book creators at our stores:
College Park, MD -- 11am-1pm -- Brooke Allen and Grace Ellis
Vienna, VA -- noon-2pm -- Carolyn Belefski and Joe Carabeo
Bethesda, MD -- 1pm-3pm -- Joe Sutliff
Washington, DC -- 1pm-3pm -- Teresa Roberts Logan
Vienna, VA -- 2pm-4pm -- Brooke Allen and Grace Ellis

Brooke and Grace are co-creators of Lumberjanes, the new comic from Boom.

Carolyn, Joe, other Joe, and Teresa are all contributors to Magic Bullet and volunteering their time for the "Cartoonists Draw Blood" blood drive on May 31, at Seekers Church across from the Takoma metro.

Jen Sorenson featured in today's Post

Alt-cartoonist rises on power of her point: Freelancer is first woman to receive Herblock Prize
[online as Jen Sorensen becomes first female winner of Herblock Prize for political cartooning]
By Michael Cavna, Washington Post (April 29 2014): C1, 2

Jen Sorensen and Herblock award featured in The Post

Jen Sorensen will be receiving the Herblock award for editorial cartooning tonight at the Library of Congress. There's a good story in the Washington Post by Michael Cavna, but it doesn't appear to be online yet.

NPR on Ralph Steadman: how a nice man became a pictorial assassin

"Ralph Steadman is known to most Americans for the surreal illustrations he drew to accompany Hunter S. Thompson's articles and books, including Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. But Steadman has drawn everything from extinct birds to savage political caricatures to wine and beer labels. He's even written an opera libretto." Click for more.

Monday, April 28, 2014

May 1: March book one authors at local school


from Andrew Aydin's website.






Location
The event will be held at the St. Augustine Catholic School, located at 1421 V Street NW, Washington DC 2009.
Time
The event will start at 630p and end at 830p on Thursday May 1st, 2014. Doors will open at 6p.
Target audience
The event is designed for teenagers and young adults. However, the event is open to all, and parents, teachers, and mentors are welcome to come with their children, students, and mentees.
Books
"March: Book One" will be available for sale at the event.
Food
Light refreshments will be provided.
Public Transit
The St. Augustine Catholic School is on V Street NW between 14th St NW and 15th St NW. Nearby bus stops are on 14th and U Sts (52, 54, Circulator) as well 16th and V Sts (S2, S4). The nearest metro station is the U Street station (Yellow/Green lines) at 13th and U Sts NW.
Parking
There is limited free public parking available at the Gingras Center located next to the school, at 1419 V Street NW Washington DC. Street parking is also available, and is free after 6:30 pm.

Tom Toles' Catapult Love musical fundraiser


Us! Gettin' to know each other. Through fun and mayhem. Can you name that location, Brooklynites?? (I love the sign behind us: "Do Not Be Alarmed, All Is Secure." Perfect for "Catapult Love." Though extremely untrue for the heroine...!)

Hey guys! We are almost half way there in just under three week!! Woohoo! Thank you!


Can you please SHARE this link? It can triple your impact of your donation! Cuz this is the ONLY way people will know about this. Thank you!


https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/catapult-lov...

Richard Thompson interviewed at Comic Book Resources

RICHARD THOMPSON ANNOTATES "THE COMPLETE CUL DE SAC"
Alex Dueben, Staff Writer
Comic Book Resources April 28 2014

Doonesbury.com moves to The Washington Post website


This is a bit of a surprise, especially a day after Cavna's article on the Post's spiking of a Doonesbury strip... admittedly that was 41 years ago. I guess Trudeau isn't holding a grudge.


Doonesbury.com, the ultimate destination for fans of Garry Trudeau's famous comic strip, will now live exclusively on The Washington Post's website. More than just your average fan site, Doonesbury.com is a place where readers can interact with the strip and its characters through fresh content and features like daily videos, links to news stories, a regular Straw Poll, character bios, a Doonesbury timeline and more.


Molly Gannon
Senior Publicist, The Washington Post


April 30: Steadman bio movie preview

http://flyingdogbrewery.com/ai1ec_event/good-reason-dc-screening/?instance_id=

WHEN:
April 30, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

WHERE:

E Street  Cinema 
555 11th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004
USA
COST:
$8

May 1-3: Shrek the Musical

....brought to you by the students at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington.  Each show will have an evening performance at 7pm.

Ticket prices for Shrek: $7 in advance and $10 at the door. 




Here's the link to order tickets in advance.​




Sunday, April 27, 2014

Curls' Carolyn Belefski on Awesome Con

I'll be interested in seeing her husband Joe's documentary.

A Shared Universe: The Art of Comic Books exhibit at Strathmore

A Shared Universe: The Art of Comic Books
April 12, 2014 - June 8, 2014


Exhibition Hours
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 10AM-4PM
Wednesday - 10AM-9PM
Closed Monday

It's an American invention and a 20th century institution, yet the comic book encompasses the arc of humanity that runs from prehistoric cave paintings to the graphic novels of the future. Arnold Blumberg, former curator at Geppi's Entertainment Museum, calls the comic book "not just a reflection of our culture—it is our culture." A culture experienced on so many levels, whether it's colored by memories of hiding under the covers with a flashlight and a comic book after bedtime or catching up with digital favorites online. Ever since Superman kicked off the superhero comic genre in 1938, the medium's influence has spread throughout the arts, influencing fine and performing arts as well as pop culture and becoming part of the fabric of human dreams. This exhibit gathers all the elements of the art form, from original pencil drawing and hand inking to graphic design and digital manipulation, and beyond into the new incursions of what comic artist and theorist Scott McCloud calls "the infinite canvas" of web-based comics, games and graphic novels. Step into the world of wonder that's reflected in the comic genre; share it with someone you love. It's just as you remember, and so much more than you can imagine.

Please join us for the following programs, presented in conjunction with the exhibit:

SCREENING OF THE FILM STRIPPED April 27
BEYOND TEXT AND LINE: A STUDY ON THE ART OF COMIC BOOKS April 27

Comics talk and Stripped film today at Strathmore

Beyond Text and Line: A Discussion on the Art of Comic Books
Presented by Strathmore
Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Mansion




In conjunction with its new fine art exhibit, A Shared Universe: The Art of Comic Books, Strathmore brings together a panel of experts for "Beyond Text and Line: A Discussion on the Art of Comic Books." Join the colorful conversation moderated by Greg McElhatton, former Executive Director of the Small Press Expo (SPX,) a founding freelancer for Wizard, and a current reviewer on iComics.com. Panelists include: Emily Gillis of Wayward Studios; JD Deardourff, a local comic-inspired artist; Rafer Roberts of Plastic Farm Press; and Monica Gallagher of EatYourLipstick.com.


Stripped
Presented by Strathmore
Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Mansion


In conjunction with its new fine art exhibit, A Shared Universe: The Art of Comic Books, Strathmore presents Stripped, a feature film documentary illustrating the lives of the world's best cartoonists. Share in their musings of the art form they love and where it goes as newspapers die.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

'Wild Ocean' exhibit at Art-Enables starts May 10


View original artwork at Art-Enables by five artists who contributed to the new graphic novel Wild Ocean: Sharks, Whales, Rays and Other Endangered Sea Creatures (Fulcrum Publishing)

Artwork by: Brooke Allen, Matt Dembicki, Andy K, Steve Loya and Steven Russell Black

Opening reception Saturday, May 10, 1-4 p.m. Plus a free storyboarding workshop led by Matt Dembicki




SPX comic collection cataloged at Library of Congress

Goddess Adriana and the SPX Collection at the Library of Congress

April 24 2014

http://spx.tumblr.com/post/83671418340/goddess-adriana-and-the-spx-collection-at-the-library

Bleeding Cool on Awesome Con

Awesome Con In DC Grows 250% – Will It Be The Next Big Thing?

By Hashim Hathaway

Posted on April 24, 2014
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/04/24/awesome-con-in-dc-grows-250-will-it-be-the-next-big-thing/

Intergalactic Nemesis tonight and tomorrow at Artisphere

Pulp pictures and sci-fi sounds [online as 'The Intergalactic Nemesis' brings the noise to Artisphere]

April 26: Cullen Bunn at Third Eye Comics in Annapolis

Saturday 4/26/14
11AM-1PM

   at THIRD EYE ANNAPOLIS
Click here for event info on FACEBOOK.
First 30 in line receive a FREE gift!
Signing from 11AM-1PM!

Scoop profiles Marc Nathan

Comic Riffs talks to KAL about his latest award

OVERSEAS PRESS CLUB: Sun/Economist cartoonist Kevin 'KAL' Kallaugher accepts Thomas Nast Award as 'a particular honor'

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Oprah Winfrey Network recommends March book 1

6 Books You Should Read This Spring

Qiana Whitted reads comics at the Library of Congress and wonders

How Does What's In Print Affect Comics Studies?
by Qiana Whitted
April 24, 2014

Comic book exhibit opens tonight at Strathmore

Comic books get the respect they deserve in 'A Shared Universe: The Art of Comic Books' at Strathmore's Mansion [in print as, Expanding 'Universe': Comic books get the respect they deserve at Strathmore's Mansion].
BY KRISTEN PAGE-KIRBY
[Washington Post] Express April 24 2014, p. E6

Comic Age on Awesome Con

[Awesome Con 2014] The second one ever, my first time going, and yes, it was AWESOME!

BY: ALEX LUPP - APRIL 24TH, 2014  

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WJLA on Awesome Con

Superheroes abound at 'Awesome Con D.C.'
By Hatzel Vela  April 18, 2014

April 30: Animezing: Colorful

In the meantime, if you would like to join us for the next installment of the Animezing series, Colorfulplease copy and paste the link below into a new browser window.

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=hp8rsebab&oeidk=a07e97snpz937e67385
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Animezing Series
Presented by the Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan
Colorful
Wednesday, April 30, 6:30 p.m.
Our Location:
JICC, Embassy of Japan
1150 18th St, NW
Suite 100
Washington, DC 20036


Driving directions
©201o Eto Mori / Fuji Television Network / Sunrise / Dentsu / Aniplex / Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) / Toho Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved | Japanese with English subtitles | Not Rated | 126 mins | Directed by Keiichi Hara   

Upon reaching the train station to death, a dejected soul is informed that he is "lucky" and will have another chance at life. He is placed in the body of a 14-year-old boy named Makoto Kobayashi, who has just committed suicide.  

 

Watched over by a neutral spirit, Purapura, the soul must figure out what his greatest sin in his former life was, before his time in Makoto's body runs out. He must also unravel the mystery of what led Makoto to commit suicide in the first place, and learn how to appreciate his precious second chance at life.

 

Note: May not be suitable for children. 

Register Now!
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.

Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please contact us at jicc@ws.mofa.go.jp in the event of cancellation.

Doors open at 6:00 pm. No admission or re-entry after 7:00 pm.

JICC, Embassy of Japan | 1150 18th St., NW | Suite 100 | Washington | DC | 20036

NPR's Monkey See blog on the Simpsons as Legos

What Do 'The Simpsons' Look Like In Lego?
by LINDA HOLMES

Cards, Comics & Collectibles' large Free Comic Book Day event

An Event 30 Years in the Making!!
J.G. Jones, Don Rosa, Todd Dezago, Craig Rousseau, Steve Conley, John Gallagher, Frank Cho, and Free Comics! 

 

 

From the Store that Brings You the Baltimore Comic-Con...

 

  

REISTERSTOWN, MD - April 23, 2014 - On Saturday, May 3 2014, Cards, Comics & Collectibles of Reisterstown, MD will not only be celebrating Free Comic Book Day, but will commemorate an even bigger milestone event - its 30th Anniversary!

 

This will be the biggest extravaganza held at the store to date, and will feature: appearances by superstar creators J.G. Jones, Don Rosa, Todd Dezago, Craig Rousseau, Steve Conley, John Gallagher, and Frank Cho*; great sales on hardcovers, trade, toys, statues, and modern back issues; and, of course FREE COMICS and MORE!

 

"When we first opened our doors on May 1, 1984, I couldn't even imagine celebrating 30 years," said Marc Nathan, owner of Cards, Comics & Collectibles and show promoter for the Baltimore Comic-Con. "Thirty years seems like such a long time, but it's been an amazing ride that has just gotten better and better every year. From the awesome group of creators who've appeared in the store and at the show over the years, to the loyal customers who come in week after week, I couldn't have asked for a better 30 years in the comic business!"

 

In addition to the dozens of free comics that will be available that day, the first 100 customers will receive a Cards, Comics & Collectibles exclusive Rai #1 (Valiant Comics) variant cover by J.G. Jones. This cover was commissioned exclusively for the 30th Anniversary and is not available anywhere else!!

 

But wait, there's more!! Every customer who stops by will receive a FREE Baltimore Comic-Con T-Shirt while supplies last! Plus, all weekend long (May 2-4, 2014) get an additional 50% OFF all Hardcovers, Trade Paperbacks, Toys, Statues, and Modern Back Issues!!

 

Come early, come in costume, and come to help us celebrate 30 amazing years of Cards, Comics & Collectibles!!

 

About The Creators:

 

JG Jones Mr. Terrific #1Cover artist extraordinaire, J.G. Jones broke into comics in 1994, working on two issues of Dark Dominion for now-defunct Defiant Comics. Since then, Jones' artwork has graced the pages and cover of such titles as Black Widow, Marvel Boy, and The Avengers from Marvel Comics and Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia, 52, and Final Crisis from DC Comics. Most recently, he provided cover and interior artwork for DC's Before Watchmen: Comedian mini-series.

 

Don Rosa is a writer and illustrator, who is most famous for his work on Scrooge McDuck stories from 1987-2006. His work is highly regarded by fans of Disney comics illustrating the Duck universe. Although he officially retired in 2008, his seminal work on the Eisner-award winning Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, stands as one of the most popular Disney comics of all time.

 

Writer Todd Dezago began his career in 1994, scripting the adventures of Marvel's Merry Mutants in the pages ofX-Force. In 2006, he moved to The Sensational Spider-Man with artist and frequent future collaborator, Mike Wieringo. In addition to his work at Marvel and DC Comics, Dezago also co-created Tellos (with Wieringo) and The Perhapanauts with artist Craig Rousseau. His most recent work includes the mini-series The Perhapanauts: Danger Down Under from Image Comics.

 

Craig Rousseau started his career in 1997 as a fill-in artist on issue #22 of DC Comic's Impulse. By issues 27, he was named as the full-time artist. After his run on Impulse, DC gave him a shot on Batman Beyond and Harley Quinn, as well as Young JusticeGotham Adventures, and Detective Comics. Teaming up with Dezago, he co-created The Perhapanuats, which was originally published through Dark Horse Comics, and most recently through Image Comics. His most recent work includes the mini-series The Perhapanauts: Danger Down Under.

 

Bloop by ConleyAward-winning designer, illustrator and cartoonist Steve Conley has worked on such notable comics as Star Trek: Year Four (IDW), Michael Chabon's Amazing Adventures of the Escapist (Dark Horse Comics), and JLA-Z (DC Comics). Conley is also the creator of Astounding Space Thrills and the all-ages series, Bloop,

 

Cartoonist John Gallagher is the award-winning creator of such all-ages comics as Buzzboy, Roboy Red, and Zoey & Ketchup. Beginning his career in 1990, he has worked in nearly every aspect of comics production throughout his career - from writing and illustration to art direction. John is also one of the founders of Kids Love Comics, an organization that promotes literacy through comics and graphic novels.

 

Cho Savage WolverineFrank Cho's body of work at Marvel includes such titles as New Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Shanna the She-Devil, New Ultimates, X-Men: Schism,Avengers vs. X-Men, and Savage Wolverine. He is also well-known for his creator-owned series Liberty Meadows and his work on Jungle Girl for Dynamite Entertainment. Most recently, he handled the art duties for the Marvel X-event, Battle of the Atom.

 

* Frank Cho will be appearing from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm only 

 

 

 

 

 

Cards, Comics & Collectibles is located at 100A Chartley Drive, Reisterstown, MD. For more information, please visit cardscomicscollectibles.com, our Facebook page, or call 410-526-7410.

Washingtonian on filming Captain America 2 in Air & Space Museum

Here's What It Takes to Film a Hollywood Blockbuster in the Smithsonian
It took six months of planning and ten hours of filming to produce a few seconds of footage for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."
By Vicky Gan
Washingtonian's After Hours blog April 21 2014

Censorship of Bechdel's Fun Home in SC covered by The Post

In S.C., it's legislature vs. campus [online as S.C. college production highlights political battle between lawmakers, public universities]
By Rosalind S. Helderman,Washington Post April 23 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Post on Awesome Con

How Kickstarter helped Awesome Con DC grow — and why they won't use it next year

    By Andrea Peterson

    Washington Post's The Switch blog April 21 2014

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/04/21/how-kickstarter-helped-one-comic-con-achieve-massive-growth-and-why-organizers-say-they-wont-use-it-next-year/

 

Superheroes on the Mall are dressed the part, but can they break a record?

[in print as Dressed for success?! Superheores swoop in on the Mall in an attempt to break a Guiness record].

By Maura Judkis, Washington Post April 19 2014, p. C1, 2

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/superheroes-on-the-national-mall-are-dressed-the-part-but-can-they-break-a-record/2014/04/18/947f975c-c66a-11e3-9f37-7ce307c56815_story.html

 

Awesome Con draws out D.C.'s nerds and secret superheroes

    By Christina Cauterucci       

    Express April 16 2014

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/express/wp/2014/04/16/awesome-con-guide-dc-convention-center/

 

How two D.C. locals will transform into 'Saga' characters for AwesomeCon

    By Christina Cauterucci       

    Express April 16 2014

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/express/wp/2014/04/16/saga-cosplay-awesome-con-dc/

That darn Mike Peters!

Letter to the Editor

Guns don't cause harm; people do

John Murphy, Vienna

Washington Post  April 19 2014

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/people-not-guns-cause-harm/2014/04/17/11e3f2d0-c4ed-11e3-9ee7-02c1e10a03f0_story.html

CBS Sunday Morning on Mo Willems, including his Kennedy Center show

For kids' book author Mo Willems, childhood is an awful time

CBS News Sunday Morning April 20 2014

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/for-kids-book-author-mo-willems-childhood-is-an-awful-time/

 

Knuffle Bunny is one of the creations of Mo Willems, a best-selling author and illustrator for children, and as Rita Braver discovered, very much a man of the world.

Shelton Drum's original comic art exhibit in Southern VA



"Heroes Aren't Hard to Find: The Comic Art Collection of Shelton Drum" exhibit at the William King Museum, Abingdon, VA, is absolutely fantastic, especially for someone around age 50-60. Shelton bought the art that we all would have, especially Spider-Man pages. Here's a set of pictures I snapped quickly, which don't do the art justice.

Why mention this on ComicsDC? Because local hero Richard Thompson is represented with two Cul de Sac strips.



Monday, April 21, 2014

Caitlin McGurk talks about the Richard Thompson exhibit in Columbus

Cullen Bunn at Third Eye Comics in Annapolis

This Saturday at Third Eye Annapolis, the writer behind the DEADPOOL Killogy (DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL, DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED, and DEADPOOL KILLS DEADPOOL, as well as NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEADPOOL and DEADPOOL VS. CARNAGE) will be in-store signing from 11AM-1PM and we could not be more amped! 

 

Cullen has also done HELHEIM, SIXTH GUN, and of course, the brand new SINESTRO from DC.

 

Click here for more event info!

Marc Nobleman interviews the illustrator Ross MacDonald

Interview with Ross MacDonald, illustrator of "Boys of Steel"

Mark Tyler Nobleman

April 18, 2014

http://noblemania.blogspot.com/2014/04/interview-with-ross-macdonald.html

I love MacDonald's work.

Animation historian Charles Solomon reviews Cul de Sac

Book Review: "The Complete Cul de Sac"

by Charles Solomon
Animation Scoop blog April 21, 2014
http://blogs.indiewire.com/animationscoop/book-review-the-complete-cul-de-sac

Lumberjanes interview with Brooke Allen's co-creator

Interview: Noelle Stevenson talks about her hit book Lumberjanes

SL Gallant "Who?!"

My buddy Shannon "SL" Gallant is the artist on G.I. Joe, and he pulled out the stops on this piece of art he did for my Whovian daughter at Awesome Con.


Cosplayers record attempt at Awesome Con on Friday fails

Eric's Awesome Con Pics, a guest post


My name is Eric and I have been shooting amateur photography for over six years off and on. I normally shoot up in Columbia Height, DC is a private studio (really really small). I completely agree with the the creator of Awesome Con that the DC area has been under served by comic book conventions so in my own little way I hope this support the hometown convention.

I am hoping to make contact with the various convention cosplay attendees so that I can email back their image(s). I snapped approximately 1200 images at the convention and now I am editing it down to one image per cosplayer to post to DeviantArt and Flickr. If you are a cosplayer that would like their respective image emailed to them (or really anything else people would like to communicate about such as Photoshop talk or setting up a shoot) then the best way to contact me is through my email (EricPhotoNow@Yahoo.com).

Below were Friday's Cosplayers (better quality images are at my DeviantArt site).