Tuesday, February 27, 2018
- A collection of cartoons published in the Washington Globe under President Jackson, now preserved and displayed in Blair House: The President's Guest House
- A history of the political cartoon collection displayed in Off the Record, the basement bar at the Hay-Adams Hotel
- Profiles on America's most notable and influential early political cartoonists, including Thomas Nast, Clifford K. Berryman, and Herblock.
Wakanda and the dream of a black homeland
"Black Panther" taps into a centuries-old dream of an independent, prosperous black nation.
Washington Post Made by History blog February 27 2018
Monday, February 26, 2018
'Black Panther: The Album' promotes the film but stands on its own [in print as A superpowered partner for 'Panther']
Washington Post February 26 2018, p. C1, 4
Myth Makers: Comic Creators On Black Panther - Part 2
by Troy-Jeffrey Allen
Feb 25, 2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018
AM: I think the last time you were in town [for a book event], you were still cartooning for the Baltimore City Paper, so I was wondering where and what you’re teaching.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Washington Post February 25 2018, p. E3, 6.
online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/feminine-masculine-beautiful-and-strong-the-vision-behind-black-panthers-stunning-look/2018/02/22/08dbe4a8-0126-11e8-9d31-d72cf78dbeee_story.html
He loved 'Black Panther' comics as a kid. Then Marvel asked him to write a novel for the movie. [in print as 'It was the culmination of a lifelong dream']
Washington Post February 24 2018, p. B1, 4
online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/he-loved-black-panther-comics-as-a-kid-then-marvel-asked-him-to-write-a-novel-for-the-movie/2018/02/23/939d2a6e-12ad-11e8-9065-e55346f6de81_story.html
Washington Post's About US blog February 23 2018
Washington Post Solo-ish blog February 23 2018
The Afrofuturistic Designs of 'Black Panther'
For her extraordinarily detailed costumes, Ruth E. Carter studied the garments of the Maasai, the Lesotho and other African tribes. A 3-D printer was also key.
By MELENA RYZIK
A version of this article appears in print on February 24, 2018, on Page C1 of the New York edition with the headline: African Designs Inspire a Film's Look.
'Black Panther' Costumes Merge African History With Afrofuturism
By ROBIN LINDSAY and MELENA RYZIK | Feb. 23, 2018 | 2:48
Washington Post February 25 2018, p. E1, 12
online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/will-the-cool-of-a-smart-british-director-prove-the-right-temperature-forfrozen/2018/02/21/c2106238-119c-11e8-827c-5150c6f3dc79_story.html
Friday, February 23, 2018
March 15: “In Conversation with the Librarian of Congress: Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists”
"In Conversation with the Librarian of Congress: Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists" featuring Whitney Sherman, Barbara Brandon-Croft and Jillian Tamaki
Thursday, March 15, noon
LJ 119, Thomas Jefferson Building
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden will talk with a panel of women illustrators and cartoonists highlighted in the current exhibition and Library co-published book, "Drawn to Purpose." A book signing and exhibition tours will take place after the conversation in the Graphic Arts Gallery on the ground floor of the Jefferson Building.
Barbara Brandon-Croft is the groundbreaking creator of the comic "Where I'm Coming From," which ran from 1990 to 2005. She was the first African-American woman to publish a nationally syndicated comic strip. Featuring an engaging cast of African-American women, her feature brought a broad range of topical themes into the comics, including politics, history, race and gender issues, and relationships. She has since continued to use her artistic talent in activist pursuits that include illustrations for a guide for black teen girls by Franchestra Ahmen-Cawthorne entitled "Sista Girl-Fren Breaks It Down…When Mom's Not Around."
Whitney Sherman, director of the MFA Illustration Practice program at the Maryland Institute College of Art and an award-winning illustrator, has created a body of multifaceted work for national magazines, corporations and multiple book projects. She has also co-authored and co-edited a monumental new book, "History of Illustration," that covers image-making and print history from around the world, spanning from the ancient to the modern.
Jillian Tamaki, an award-winning illustrator and comic artist, has in a short span of years produced an impressive volume and variety of creative work that includes three graphic novels, web comics, editorial illustrations for newspapers and magazines, portrait drawings of authors for the New York Times Book Review, book covers, posters and, most recently, her first children's book.
Join Future Tense and Tom King—comic book writer for Batman, Mister Miracle, and The Vision, among others—for a screening and discussion of the 1982 movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The film, based on the classic science fiction franchise, follows the crew of the USS Enterprise as they attempt to stop the genetically-engineered despot Khan Noonien Singh from acquiring a powerful planet-shaping device and exacting revenge.
The event will be followed by a discussion between King, and Jacob Brogan, Slate writer and host of Panoply's "Working" podcast, about how the cult classic influenced his love of science fiction. Audience members will also have a chance to ask King their own questions about the film and his career.
My Favorite Movie With Tom King, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan