Friday, September 20, 2019

Sept 24: National Book Festival Presents Dav Pilkey Tickets go on sale

NOTICE: Tickets for Dav Pilkey Go On Sale Sept. 24

National Book Festival Presents Dav Pilkey
ALERT: Tickets for National Book Festival Presents: Dav Pilkey, Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., will go on sale on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. ET at this location:
International bestselling author/illustrator Dav Pilkey will appear at the Library of Congress on his Do Good Tour. The tour connects children, parents and educators while highlighting how books inspire readers. It also explores how individuals can make positive differences every day.
Click here for more information on the event and to set a reminder.

Darrin Bell cartoons on display in the Newseum

The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Editorial Cartoons of Darrin Bell

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"If even one person runs my cartoon, I'm happy with that as long as what I'm saying becomes part of the conversation." — Darrin Bell

Freelance cartoonist Darrin Bell won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for his sharp take on political hypocrisy, race and injustice. He is the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning.

Bell started his career at age 20 as staff editorial cartoonist at the University of California-Berkeley's The Daily Californian in 1995. He sold his editorial cartoons to the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. Bell turned to comic strips with "Rudy Park" in 1997 and "Candorville" in 2003, both syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group.

In 2013, spurred by the trial of George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a black teen killed in Florida in 2012, Bell again started penning editorial cartoons, this time as a side job. "I got back into editorial cartooning to say something," said Bell. "Not to make money."

(thanks to Bruce Guthrie for the tip)

Liz at Large cartoonist profiled in City Paper

How Local Cartoonist Elizabeth Montague Creates Accessible, Reflective Art [in print as Luck of the Draw]

Her cartoons have taken her to the pages of The New Yorker.

Washington City Paper Sep 20, 2019 p. 20-21

Sept 21: International Batman Day

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Sept 26: Gabby Rivera in conversation with Elizabeth Acevedo — at The Wharf

Gabby Rivera - Juliet Takes a Breath — in conversation with Elizabeth Acevedo — at The Wharf

Juliet Milagros Palante just earned the internship of her dreams, and is leaving the Bronx for Portland, Oregon to work for her favorite feminist writer. The night before she leaves, she decides to come out to her family—something she never planned on doing. Unfortunately, it doesn't go well. Her only hope is that Harlowe Brisbane, a feminist savant, expert on women's bodies and queer culture, will help her figure out how to be an out and proud Latinx lesbian. But Brisbane is white, she's not from the Bronx, and she doesn't actually have all the answers. In a story bursting with queer kinship, summer flings and unabashed examinations of race and identity, Juliet learns what it means to come out—to friends, to family, and to herself. Ages 15 and up.


This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
Click here for more information.

Politics and Prose at The Wharf   70 District Square SW   Washington   DC    20024

Sept 26: Liana Finck - Excuse Me: Cartoons, Complaints, and Notes to Self — in conversation with Malaka Gharib

Liana Finck - Excuse Me: Cartoons, Complaints, and Notes to Self — in conversation with Malaka Gharib — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Finck, a cartoonist and illustrator equally at home on Instagram and in the pages of The New Yorker, follows her acclaimed graphic memoir, Passing for Human, with this wide-ranging collection of more than 500 drawings and cartoons. Representing the best of her published work from the last few years along with brand-new pieces, the book is divided into chapters including Love & Dating, Gender & Other Politics, Animals, and Strangeness, Shyness, Sadness. Moving, funny, and always relatable, Finck's unfussy graphics explore big questions like identity, otherness, and creativity as well as everyday annoyances.

Finck will be in conversation with Malaka Gharib, founder of the food zine The Runcible Spoon and co-founder of the D.C. Art Book Fair.


This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
Click here for more information.

Politics and Prose at Union Market   1270 5th st NE   Washington   DC    20002

Spurgeon on SPX

The Never-Ending, Four-Color Comics Festival: Shows And Events

By Tom Spurgeon
September 19, 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "The Teeth Of Biden"

A couple of days late due to SPX, but it's still anarchist cartoonist Mike Flugennock's latest'n'greatest:

"The Teeth Of Biden (Make Sure The Kids Hear Words)"

(the amazing sequel to "The Eye Of Biden")

The Biden Train kept a-rollin', all night long. As DNC frontrunner 
(cough) Sen. Joe Biden was defending the rank-ass "legacy" of his 
ex-boss and forgetting what he was saying halfway through his answers 
on the "debate" stage this week, the featured body part malfunction 
was the Senator's dentures, which slipped out on the air at the worst 
possible moment — which is to say, pretty much every moment, from all 

Not to be denied, however, the Washington Post splattered their front 
page with this big ol' slab of gaslighting, Emperor's New Clothes 
raving and drooling by columnist Dan Balz — Balz being, I assume, what 
you'd have to have a whole lot of to cough up this thing onto the 
front of a major daily paper with your name on it.

"Biden's time to shine..."?
Dear god, somebody tie me to a railroad track.

...y'know, you can say what you want about George Washington — that he 
was a slaveowner, a colonizer, all true — but you have the give the 
Father Of Our Country credit for at least one thing: he would never, 
EVER have allowed his teeth to fall out on TV.


"Here's Joe Biden on Schools, Maduro, and, uh, Record Players" Slate 

"Joe Biden Struggles to Keep His Teeth in His Mouth During Democratic 
Debate" New York Post 09.13.2019