Friday, December 14, 2018

The Post on the business of the Spider-Man animated movie

'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' could change the game for Hollywood's two biggest genres [in print as Animated 'Spider-Man' movie could be a game changer].

Dec 15: Mohammad Sabsaaneh art at Palestine Ctr (DC) gathering & live auction!





From their email list:
Dear friends--

This is just a quick reminder that we're joining with our friends at DC's Palestine Center/Jerusalem Fund to invite you to a festive gathering that will take place this Saturday, 3 pm - 5 pm, in their lovely space at 2425 Virginia Ave NW, near Washington DC's Foggy Bottom metro. The gathering will feature live music and yummy light eats-- along with an auction of some of the linocuts by Mohammad Sabaaneh that have been hung at their gallery since mid-November. 

Bring your family and friends to enjoy friendship and fun at a key inflection point in our nation's (and our city's) history!
If by chance you can't make it on Saturday, remember that you still have a chance to see Mohammad's work at the Jerusalem Fund Gallery today and tomorrow, between 9:30 am and 5 pm.
When the exhibition of Mohammad's linocut prints opened at the gallery three weeks ago, it attracted this review from "ComicsDC" blogger/critic Mike Rhode, who said that his favorite works were two larger pieces, "She carries remembered worlds" and "Resisting settler colonialism everywhere".

His assessment of these pieces: "Both evoke a strong sense of place and purpose."

You can see a lovely 42-minute video of Mohammad's discussions with Bro Russell at the exhibition's opening event, here.

The proceeds from Saturday's auction will be divided three ways, with equal portions going to the Jerusalem Fund's humanitarian projects in Palestine, Just World Ed's public-education projects here in the United States-- and one, of course, going to the artist himself!

I'm hoping to see many friends, old and new, at the auction/gathering! I am also eager to share the news about what JWE has achieved over the past year-- and what we have planned for the year ahead.

One of our most important 2019 projects will be starting December 27: A 22-day informational campaign about the legacy of "Operation Cast Lead", the deadly, 22-day assault that Israel flung against the overwhelmingly civilian population of Gaza exactly ten years ago.

Stay tuned for more details of our #CastLeadPlus10 campaign, much of which will be conducted online-- on Twitter and other platforms.

Meantime, I'll hope to see you at Saturday's gathering. It's probably good if you can pre-register, here. (And be sure to tell your friends about it, too!)

Stay well--

Helena.


Jan 9-10: Brad Meltzer in the area

#1: Author Brad Meltzer (Justice League of America, Identity Crisis, Green Arrow) appears in conversation with Josh Mensch at Politics and Prose Bookstore on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 7:00 PM to present his new non-fiction book, The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington.http://www.conventionscene.com/2018/12/07/dc-the-first-conspiracy-signing/

#2: Meet Brad Meltzer- Washington, DC

· Hosted by Brad Meltzer

#3: Author Brad Meltzer appears at Barnes & Noble on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM to sign his new non-fiction book, The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington.http://www.conventionscene.com/2018/12/11/va-the-first-conspiracy-signing/

Thursday, December 13, 2018

DC's Forensic Sciences Dept does a comic book annual report

For Its Annual Report, One D.C. Agency Got Comically Creative

The D.C. Department of Forensic Sciences designed its annual report to look like a comic book, including four characters representing different agency tasks. From right: Cecil Ruya, Nya Veridas, Justin Gyeong, and Kati Sloan.

Dueling Tariff Man comic strips in major metropolitan newspapers

Last week, the Washington Post ran:

The amazing adventures of Tariff Man!
by Ellis Rosen
Washington Post (December 9): Outlook 2

Today, the NY Times ran their version:

Tariff Man: An Origin Story

Illustrations by Paul Hoppe

The New York Times (December 13 2018
online at https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/12/12/business/economy/tariff-man-origin-story.html

AFAIK, neither is by a regular comic strip artist either.

Is it something in the water?

Gallery Al-Quds Artist Talk with Mohammad Sabaaneh

Gallery Al-Quds Artist Talk with Mohammad Sabaaneh

Robert "Bro" Russell
In this talk, world renowned Palestinian cartoon artist Mohammad Sabaaneh is informally interviewed by Robert "Bro" Russell, Executive Director of the Cartoonists Rights Network International.

Dec 15: Mohammad Sabsaaneh art at Palestine Ctr (DC) gathering & live auction!


From their email list:
Dear friends--

This is just a quick reminder that we're joining with our friends at DC's Palestine Center/Jerusalem Fund to invite you to a festive gathering that will take place this Saturday, 3 pm - 5 pm, in their lovely space at 2425 Virginia Ave NW, near Washington DC's Foggy Bottom metro. The gathering will feature live music and yummy light eats-- along with an auction of some of the linocuts by Mohammad Sabaaneh that have been hung at their gallery since mid-November. 

Bring your family and friends to enjoy friendship and fun at a key inflection point in our nation's (and our city's) history!
If by chance you can't make it on Saturday, remember that you still have a chance to see Mohammad's work at the Jerusalem Fund Gallery today and tomorrow, between 9:30 am and 5 pm.
When the exhibition of Mohammad's linocut prints opened at the gallery three weeks ago, it attracted this review from "ComicsDC" blogger/critic Mike Rhode, who said that his favorite works were two larger pieces, "She carries remembered worlds" and "Resisting settler colonialism everywhere".

His assessment of these pieces: "Both evoke a strong sense of place and purpose."

You can see a lovely 42-minute video of Mohammad's discussions with Bro Russell at the exhibition's opening event, here.

The proceeds from Saturday's auction will be divided three ways, with equal portions going to the Jerusalem Fund's humanitarian projects in Palestine, Just World Ed's public-education projects here in the United States-- and one, of course, going to the artist himself!

I'm hoping to see many friends, old and new, at the auction/gathering! I am also eager to share the news about what JWE has achieved over the past year-- and what we have planned for the year ahead.

One of our most important 2019 projects will be starting December 27: A 22-day informational campaign about the legacy of "Operation Cast Lead", the deadly, 22-day assault that Israel flung against the overwhelmingly civilian population of Gaza exactly ten years ago.

Stay tuned for more details of our #CastLeadPlus10 campaign, much of which will be conducted online-- on Twitter and other platforms.

Meantime, I'll hope to see you at Saturday's gathering. It's probably good if you can pre-register, here. (And be sure to tell your friends about it, too!)

Stay well--

Helena.


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Editorial Cartoon by artleytoons

My cartoon on the ineffective dialogue between Trump, Pelosi and Schumer in the recent meeting on border wall funding.
    —Steven G. Artley, artleytoons

click on image for larger view

©2018 Steven G. Artley • artleytoons • ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

New book from Vanessa Bettencourt, formerly of Alexandria


Buy Now
Aion just got his wings, but they're not a reason to celebrate. Instead, he decides it's time to leave his home to find his place in the world.

Everything goes according to plan until the spiders arrive and kidnap his best friend, forcing him to cross the forbidden paths of the Wild Lands, on a daring adventure into the Lost Valley.

Aion will not journey alone. He will find loyal companions in Tulerul, the pigeon with a few secrets, Valia, a young spider who dreams of becoming a legendary beetle warrior, and many among the Lost Valley Tribes fighting the enslavement of the spiders and their great mysterious Monster. Join an epic journey of little bugs with mighty courage.

GW Magazine on Chris Burnhan's Batman


Life After a Dark Knight

Comic book artist Chris Burnham, BA '00, spent two years drawing Batman. It wasn't as glamorous as he imagined, but it led somewhere big: making a comic with 'Walking Dead' creator Robert Kirkman.

Story by Matthew Stoss
Photos by Kent Nishimura

Pat Oliphant at WHHA Holiday Book Fair yesterday

by Bruce Guthrie

I went to the White House Historical Association's Holiday Book Fair. 

I was there for two people -- Pat Oliphant and Peter Waddell -- and both were there.  (Another artist who was there, John Hutton, was also drawing Presidents so it was interesting to have three different artists with three totally different approaches to drawing presidents.)
 
He wasn't drawing anything other than his Punk character.  I asked him how he felt not doing much drawing in the age of Donald Trump and he said that he didn't enjoy drawing Trump.  He said that it was hard to draw a caricature of someone who was already a caricature. Living in New Mexico now, he noted he was afraid the event was going to be cancelled due to the predicted snow storm. 

During the 3-ish hours I was there, [local cartoonists] Al Goodwyn and Joe Sutliff came by.


Pat Oliphant and Susan Conway

Pat Oliphant and Al Goodwyn

Pat Oliphant and Joe Sutliff




 
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Comic Riffs on Nick Anderson's five-year-long drawing of a Bush obituary cartoon

A cartoonist finally finished his tribute to George H.W. Bush — by working with the paper that fired him

Comic Riffs reviews new Spider-Man animated movie

'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' is a stunning animated achievement that lives up to the hype

Jan 16: DC Anime Club To Host Free Screening of Dragonball Super The Movie Broly


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Chris Wanamaker, (202) 262 2083 president@dcanimeclub.org

DC Anime Club To Host Free Screening of Dragonball Super The Movie Broly

THIS EVENT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
DC Anime Club will be hosting a free screening of Dragonball Super The Movie Broly on January 16, 2019 7pm at Georgetown 14 3111 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007 in Auditorium 14. Doors open at 6pm. This event will be by Nerds for Nerds. Seating is on a first come first serve basis so please arrive as early as possible. Cosplay(Costume play) is encouraged as long as you do not wear a mask or bring any prop weapons. All Attendees have to do is show up and enjoy the movie.

 ABOUT Dragonball Super The Movie: Ultimate destruction is coming! Goku and Vegeta face off against legendary Super Saiyan Broly in an explosive battle to save the world.

Nearest Subway Station: Foggy Bottom GWU METRO STATION Subway
Station(Blue Line)
This event is free and open to the public.

For more information please contact:
president@dcanimeclub.org.
(202) 262-2083 (phone)

Be sure to follow DC Anime Club on the following sites.

Website: www.dcanimeclub.org
Facebook Fanpage  https://www.facebook.com/DCAnimeClub/
Facebook Group page https://www.facebook.com/groups/DCAnimeClub/
Twitter https://twitter.com/DCAnimeClub
Meetup https://www.meetup.com/DC-Anime-Club/


About DC Anime Club:

DCAC was established in 2003 to introduce and educate people in the Washington, DC area about East Asian culture, through viewing and discussion of Japanese animation (also known as anime) and Japanese comics (manga).  DCAC is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, contributions to DC Anime Club are taxed deductible to the extent allowable under the law.

The club also works to provide a positive, alternative activity to the youth in the area by exposing them to foreign culture, encouraging  artistic expression and creativity, and providing opportunities for participation  in community activities and leadership.

In addition to our bi-weekly meetings, the club holds an Annual Art  Show, an Annual Costume fundraising event, and visits local schools to do presentations on anime. The club also works with the Smithsonian Freer Gallery and DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival on their anime screenings, and has helped locally promote performances for Japanese bands such as Puffy Ami Yumi and Pine am. DC Anime Club was founded by Chris Wanamaker (President), Jules
Chang (Former Vice President) and Craig Vaughn (Vice President) on  Saturday June 5, 2003. We have a strong membership that continues to grow -- most of  which are teenagers.

Cavna's comics journalism on The Post's first woman journalist

Monday, December 10, 2018

GW Magazine on Chris Burnhan's Batman

Life After a Dark Knight

Comic book artist Chris Burnham, BA '00, spent two years drawing Batman. It wasn't as glamorous as he imagined, but it led somewhere big: making a comic with 'Walking Dead' creator Robert Kirkman.

Story by Matthew Stoss
Photos by Kent Nishimura

Matt Wuerker on Voice of America

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Dec 10: Pat Oliphant at White House Historical Association

    SAVE THE DATE: 2018 Holiday Book Fair

December 10th, 11AM – 6:30PM

Featuring Special Guest, "President Thomas Jefferson"

Book Signings with Authors

Food and Drink by Former White House Chef Roland Mesnier, interactive exhibits, music and more!

November 1, 2018 (Washington, D.C.) – The White House Historical Association is pleased to announce its upcoming Holiday Book Fair, a full day of holiday shopping and festivities with 12 authors available to sign copies of their award-winning books. A full range of White House inspired gifts including the 2018 Official White House Ornament, will be available for purchase in addition to books.

 

Since 1962, the White House Historical Association has published books on the history of the White House—covering topics such as architecture, gardens, fine and decorative arts, food, and presidential families. Authors include former White House staffers, historians, political cartoonists, and scholars from diverse fields.

 

  The 2018 Holiday Book Fair will feature:

 

·         Book signings with award-winning authors

·         Special Guest: "President Thomas Jefferson" will share memories and unique insights on his life and history of the White House (as portrayed by Bill Barker of Colonial Williamsburg)

·         Former White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier will serve his authentic White House Eggnog and discuss creating pastries for significant White House events under five presidents

·         Pulitzer-Prize winning political cartoonist Pat Oliphant will sign copies of our recent White House History Quarterly: Political Cartoons and the White House, which features his drawing on the cover.

·         Examples of President Obama's presidential china on display and former White House Curator William Allman, author of Official White House China, will be available to answer questions.

·         Artist John Hutton will demonstrate "How to Draw the Presidents"

·         Raffle of original John Hutton drawings created during the 2018 Easter Egg Roll and as seen in The White House Easter Egg Roll: A History for All Ages

·         Jonathan Pliska, Author of A Garden for the President, will discuss his collection of heirloom seeds, which match those purchased for the earliest White House gardens.

·         Author Osborne Mackie will discuss examples of a rarely seen artifacts in the Decatur House collection, which will be on display in connection with our recently released book, The Stephen Decatur House: A History

·         Artist Peter Waddell discusses his painting, Thomas Jefferson in His Study with the president himself (as portrayed by Bill Barker of Colonial Williamsburg)

·         Live music!

 

WHEN: Monday, December 10, 2018; 11AM—6:30PM

 

WHERE: 1610 H St., N.W. Washington D.C., 20009

 

All books are available at shop.whitehousehistory.org

 

About The White House Historical Association

First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy envisioned a restored White House that conveyed a sense of history through its decorative and fine arts. In 1961, the White House Historical Association was established to support her vision to preserve and share the Executive Mansion's legacy for generations to come. Supported entirely by private resources, the Association's mission is to assist in the preservation of the state and public rooms, fund acquisitions for the White House permanent collection, and educate the public on the history of the White House. Since its founding, the White House Historical Association has contributed more than $47 million in fulfillment of its mission. To learn more about the White House Historical Association, please visit www.whitehousehistory.org.

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Lost Art Books' Mitzi McCoy book on Wordballoon podcast

Anatomy Of A Comic Strip With Brian Collins

John Suintres

December 06, 2018

Brian Collins joins us to explore his grandfather's comic strip legacy. Kreigh Collins was a great illustrator that landed a syndication deal for his Girl Adventure strip Mitzi McCoy. He spent the run of the strip experimenting with story tones from humor to straight up noir , finally resulting in leaving Mitzi's stories and focusing on Mitzi's adventuring ancestor. A Prince Valliant sort of character Kevin The Bold. 

The new book from Lost Art Books, Mitzi McCoy- The Lost Art Of Keigh Collins Vol 1 is an interesting examination of an artist trying to gather his audience and finding the right mix to make a comic strip hit. 

Monday, December 03, 2018

Kofi Tyus featured in AFRO and exhibits

AFRO Editorial Cartoonist's Work on Display in D.C.

Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "...or Democracy Gets It!"

The lastest from Mike Flugennock, DC's anarchist cartoonist -

"...or Democracy Gets It!"
http://sinkers.org/stage/?p=2646

Apropos of nothing, I suppose... just coming up for air after wrapping up a big-ass fun design gig for a friend's cannabis start-up that's launching next year – and seeing all the Donuts on Twitter, bitching about all the Leftists who aren't voting Democratic, and often staying home altogether.

In case you haven't noticed, the smell of 2020 is already in the air –  the Left-punching Donut accounts are out punching the Left, the Sanders-punching Donuts are out punching Bernie, and they're all out pimping the Democratic Party because... democracy. Basically, if you're not voting Democratic, you hate Democracy™.

The Donuts are all real gung-ho for the exercise of democracy n'shit, but then when you actually vote your values, like vote Green or Socialist or something – that is, actually participate in friggin' democracy – they get their panties in a twist because you didn't vote for the goddamn Democrat, even though the Democrat in the race also sucked on toast.

12x9 inch medium-res color .jpg image, 786kb

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Editorial Cartoon by artleytoons

My cartoon, "Fallen Angels" issues a seasonal response to latest development in the Russia probe.
    —Steven G. Artley, artleytoons


Former local cartoonist Liz Suburbia profiled in SF

Sex, Zombies, and Party Dogs: 'Cyanide Milkshake' is a DIY Balm for the Soul

KQED Arts Nov 7 2018

Poster House + The Library of Congress Offer This Challenge....

to make animations using poster art from the LOC's collections. More details at https://posterhouse.org/poster-house-the-library-of-congress-challenge

Mike Mignola in conversation with TyRuben Ellingson at Virginia Commonwealth University

Mike Mignola in conversation with TyRuben Ellingson at Virginia Commonwealth University

TyRuben Ellingson
Comic industry giant, Mike Mignola visited Richmond to join in conversation with TyRuben Ellingson, chair and professor of VCUarts Department of Communication Arts. Mignola is best known for his distinctive art style and creation of the pulpy genre-bending Hellboy, a multimedia franchise rooted in comics and spanning live-action movies, animation, games and more. Blending elements of horror, detective fiction and super heroes, Hellboy has become a fan favorite since it appeared in 1993. On the eve of the release of a Hellboy movie reboot, Mignola sat down with longtime friend, Ellington, for an evening of unscripted conversation. In addition to his work as a graphic novelist Mignola has also served as a concept designer, production designer and executive producer on multiple films.