Friday, October 30, 2015

Kim Jung Gi exhibit reviewed in The Post

'Lowbrow': A pop culture mashup at Blind Whino

Kim Jung Gi embraces Japan and its culture, as shown in "Tempura Bar," right, a felt pen drawing from 2010. (Kim Jung Gi)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Q&A with Short about 'Captive'

by Matt Dembicki

On Sunday, Nov. 1, the team that worked on the recently released historical graphic novel Captive of Friendly Cove: Based on the Secret Journal of John Jewitt (writer Rebecca Goldfield, penciler Mike Short, inker Matt Dembicki [that's me] and colorist Evan Keeling) will talk about the book at Busboys & Poets in Brookland at 6:30 p.m. (There will also be some original art from the book for sale.) Below, Short answers a few questions about working on the book.

Can you briefly describe the process of working with Rebecca on this book? I know there was plenty of back on forth on details, fact-checking and such?

Yeah sure, basically we worked a chapter at a time. I would read through the script and do thumbnails for the 12-14 pages of the chapter. We would discuss the script and the thumbnails and talk about pacing in certain spots or Rebecca would give me comments on panels, composition etc. Once we agreed on the thumbnails, I would go ahead and start doing detailed pencils. Once the pencils were done, we would talk again and make changes if needed.

How taxing was the process to getting certain historical details—such as weapons, tools, masks—nailed down for this book?

It was a challenge but I was pretty geeked up about the historical aspects. And Rebecca was awesome — she had a ton of material for me to use: photos she took on a visit to Nootka island, a bunch of books with historical pictures, paintings and drawings of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth people, clothing, houses and artifacts. So I leaned heavily on that material. Also, of course, the internet is amazing but I also ran into trouble because internet photos can be mislabeled. So anyway, Rebecca and I would get it as close as we could and then Rebecca would share chapters with Richard Inglis — an anthropologist and expert on period and region — who would also give us great feedback on the work. But all in all I learned a ton about the time period and it was all a lot of fun.

What did you particularly like drawing in the book? Anything you disliked?

I loved drawing the whaling scene, the boats, ships and water scenes. The scenes with a lot of people in groups were hard for me. I never know when its OK to abstract and do rough shapes that ‘suggest’ a large group so I end up trying to draw everything.  It can take a while but in the end those panels with the most work are some of the ones I’m most proud of.

This was your first long-form graphic novel. Is it something you enjoyed or do you prefer doing shorter comics?

Original art from a chapter
in the book that was cut
I did enjoy the long form but it took a long time. I think I worked on it for close to 5 years. Honestly, I think I am too slow for this. I told Rebecca a few weeks ago, If I had to ink, color and letter, I’d still be on chapter 3! So doing this as a team was the only way I could’ve done it — plus Matt and Evan did great work on the book. But yeah, I enjoyed it and I’m really happy that we actually finished it, but there were some cool projects I missed out on because I was, “still working on Captive.” I will say that I am not planning on doing anything this long for a while at least.

I know your still unwinding from completing the book, but do you have anything lined up to work on in the near future?

Yeah, I am working on a "teenager/cabin in the woods” horror/sci-fi comic with Patrick Barb and I plan to submit something to the upcoming D.C. Conspiracy’s Magic Bullet comics newspaper. Other than that, I’m always keeping an eye out for other cool projects that come along.

Liniers in NY Times, and photos from DC's Busboys & Poets


My friendly acquaintance Liniers is profiled by The New York Times​. See my pictures of his DC appearance at

Argentine Cartoonist's Foray Into The New Yorker

A version of this article appears in print on October 28, 2015, on page C6 of the New York edition with the headline: An Argentine Cartoonist's Foray Into The New Yorker.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

PR: Beyond Comics' Dark Knight III Pre-Purchase Special

Beyond Comics Risso Art Cover

This is your chance to make sure you don't miss a copy of the Eduardo Risso Art Cover for the upcoming
Frank Miller's Dark Knight III The Master Race #1
Beyond Comics
Dark Knight III The Master Race #1
Eduardo Risso - Beyond Comics Art Cover
Pre-Purchase Special! ** Ends - November 15th

We are getting our own exclusive Art Cover for the upcoming Frank  Miller Comic - Dark Knight III the Master Race. This cover art is only available from us. No one else is able to offer it (if they do, they got it from us). We have already sold nearly half our entire order. Do not miss getting your own copy.

In Store:
Color Cover - $15  B&W Cover - $20  Logo Var - $6  Combo of all 3 - $30

On Website (shipping included):
Color Cover - $20  B&W Cover - $25                             Combo of all 3 - $40

Pre-purchase Ends Sunday, November 15th!
(SRP: Color - $20, B&W - $25)
In addition you can pre-purchase one of the Regular Variants.
In-store Purchases Only!
Jill Thompson 1:10
Klaus Janson 1:25

Dave Gibbons

Frank Miller
Jim Lee
Jim Lee
Original Sketch


This will not arrive prior to November 30th
Also available are some other stores art covers.
In Store Purchases Only.
Brian Bolland
Jae Lee
Bruce Timm
Darwyn Cooke
Francis Manapul
Babs Tarr

This will not arrive prior to November 30th
Beyond Comics | Frederick, Gaithersburg, Shepherdstown
301-668-8202 | Email | Website

Beyond Comics | Gaithersburg Square | 18749 B North Frederick Avenue | Gaithersburg | MD | 20879

Third Eye Comics gets a Brian Bolland Batman cover variant


Batman: Dark Knight 3 #1 Third Eye Comics variant by BRIAN BOLLAND


PRE-SALE LISTING: This item ships upon release, 11/25/15!
Publisher: DC COMICS
(W) Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson
The epic ending you never saw coming is here because you demanded it! The Dark Knight rises again to face the dawn of the master race!

If the item is marked out of stock, it may still be in stock at one of our stores for local pick-up. Please call us at 410-897-0322 to check availability in-store!

Thanks to Bleeding Cool for the original story.

LIVE Carolyn and Joe Show at DC PodFest 2015

LIVE Carolyn and Joe Show at DC PodFest 2015
Saturday, November 7 at 10:00pm
The Wonder Bread Factory in Washington, District of Columbia

Join the live audience -- Carolyn and Joe Show at the inaugural DC PodFest! Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 10-11PM The Wonderbread Factory, 641 S Street, NW Washington, DC

Be prepared for a conversation that will offend or entertain — the Carolyn and Joe Show covers anything and everything involving the lives of two creative minds and beyond. We discuss on the latest art and culture news and feature professional guests including stylists, designers, models, filmmakers, relationship advisors, cosplayers, journalists, and more. If you listen to the Carolyn and Joe Show podcast, you're bonafide! You can listen to the show on iTunes, Stitcher, or online at

Art With a Heart non-profit in Baltimore

As a PSA...

... Indigo Comics contributor Ben Robley is a board member for the Baltimore based non-profit, Art With a Heart, and they are putting on the largest fundraiser they have ever had. Ben contributed an article to our site if you want to read more about the organization and the event...

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Carla Speed McNeil Talks About No Mercy and Finder

Carla Speed McNeil Talks About No Mercy and Finder

Carla Speed McNeil talks with PREVIEWSworld's Vince Brusio about No Mercy from Image Comics and Finder from Dark Horse Comics! Get both comic series now at your local comic shop:

PR: Meet the Cowboy Bebop voice cast at Anime USA 2015!

Anime USA 2015 Newsletter Volume 3: See you soon!
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Halloween is approaching fast. We have so much in store for you, including the reunion of the Cowboy Bebop voice cast. Join us in exploring Japan, taking in the sights and sounds of a traditional tea ceremony or koto performance, learning how to play Oicho-Kabu or wear a kimono, or discussing the best places to visit as a tourist, student, or otaku.

Cowboy Bebop Voice Cast Reunion

You may recognize actor, singer, and director, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, as Julia in Cowboy Bebop. She's also known for portraying Motoko Kusanagi in the various Ghost in the Shell series and Nora in Final Fantasy XIII.
We're pleased to welcome back Steve Blum. With hundreds of credits to his name, Blum is best known as the voice of Spike Spiegel in Cowboy Bebop and TOM, the robotic host of Cartoon Network's Toonami.
Wendee Lee is one of the premiere American voice artists and voice directors in anime, games and films. She is known as the voice of many of your childhood favorites, including Faye Valentine in Cowboy Bebop and Queen Serenity in Sailor Moon.

More Guests!

Also joining us is voice actor, Colleen Clinkenbeard, best known as the English voice of Gohan in Dragon Ball Z Kai, Monkey D Luffy in One Piece, and Riza Hawkeye in Fullmetal Alchemist.
Shikarius is a self-taught seamstress and seasoned cosplayer. She's fooled judges nationwide into over two dozen awards for craftsmanship, presentation, and skit performances. She looks forward to talking about the art of cosplay with you!
Meet fine art and cosplay photographer, Anna Fischer. She's worked for publications such as Anime Insider, Time Out New York, and more. You'll be able to learn the tricks of the trade with her this year during her panels.
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