Saturday, July 20, 2019
Friday, July 19, 2019
Dear Zinefest fans,
DC Zinefest 2019 is tomorrow (Saturday 7/20) from 11:00am to 5:00pm at the amazing, air-conditioned Art Enables (2204 Rhode Island Ave NE). Don't miss it!
- 70+ talented zine-makers sharing their zines, prints, buttons
- limited-edition Zinefest posters, tote bags, and more
- FREE admission (though we would love your donations)
- air conditioned!
- come before 1:00pm to avoid the rush!
RSVP at the DC Zinefest 2019 Facebook event and come say hi! Connect with the 'fest on social media using @DCZinefest and #DCZF19.
How to get there? What else is nearby? Check out our website.
The DCZF Organizers
These women are truly baaaad!!!
They're rough. They're ready. They're space pirates. They're a James Brown revival band. They are the Baaaad Muthaz!!!
Follow Afro Desia, Cali Vera, Alley Bastard, Candy Ass, Katana Jade, and Snake on their madcap cosmic adventures as they funk up the galaxy and face off against freakazoids, alligator women, and a reindeer who looks like Prince all in search of the almighty booty!!!
"You got SAGA with a funk/punk riff here. What's not to love???"
–Zig Zag Claybourne, author of The Brothers Jetstream
"I hang with surrealists, but reading Baaaad Muthaz was a whole, entire next-level experience."
–John Edward Lawson, author of Devil Entendre
"A love letter to black American pop culture."
Join us for the funk, the Q&A (with Christopher Chambers), and the BAAAAD MUTHAZ!!!
J. Michael Straczynski - Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood
Straczynski may be best known as the creator of the Babylon 5 and Sense8 TV shows, but his amazing four-decade career also encompasses screenwriting—Changeling, Thor, and World War Z—writing for several D.C. and Marvel Comics' series, and creating his own award-winning graphic works. Now in this stunning memoir he tells his own story—perhaps his most fantastic feat yet. Straczynski grew up in the care of adults variously damaged by addiction, mental illness, and poverty. His only refuge from the misery was comic books, and he gradually realized that he, too, could invent alternate worlds. But even as he managed to take power over his future, a terrible secret in his family's past continued to haunt him.
NOTE: Anyone can enter the post-event signing line provided they have proof of having purchased Becoming Superman from Politics and Prose. The author will sign up to three other items in addition to Becoming Superman.
Click here for more information.
'Die!': Alleged arsonist turned a celebrated Japanese anime studio into a death trap [in print as Arson at Japanese animation studio leaves 33 dead]
Kyoto Animation fire: Tributes flow for victims as Japan reels from deadly blaze
George Takei Recalls Time In An American Internment Camp In 'They Called Us Enemy'
Comic-Con 2019, Day 1: Sleepless In San Diego
The Lion King Is a Bland Blunder [in print as Circle of Strife]
'The Lion King' feels way more like 'Hamlet' this time — and that's why it's so good [in print as In this version, a lot less Hakuna Matata].
How do the 'Lion King' movies compare? A closer look at 6 key elements.
‘The Lion King’ leads us out of Uncanny Valley and into Disney’s branded new world [in print as Disney officially proves it rules the CGI Pride Lands]
They adored 'The Lion King' as kids. Will their children connect to the remake?
'The Lion King' Is A Nature Documentary With A Backbeat
Pop Culture Happy Hour July 19, 2019
'The Lion King' Had The Perfect Villain Song. This Time, 'Be Prepared' For Less
Thursday, July 18, 2019
RVA Comics X-Change: Issue 22
Ash Griffith | July 16, 2019
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
"Important Fish To Fry"
First of all, huge thanks to Kate Nocera at Buzzfeed News for tweeting that inspiring quote from the Speaker:
So, now, folks... considering her enabling of fascism, her support for an obscene war budget, her desperate opposition to Medicare For All, and her bitter refusal to hold a criminal executive to account – a tendency going back to Bush v2.0 – I have to ask myself: who exactly ARE the "important fish" that Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats are needing to fry?
Oh, yeah, that's right...
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More To Come 374: Vertigo Elegy
More To Come 375: ALA 2019 Interviews
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More To Come 371: Graphic Novels at BookExpo and BookCon 2019
Our artist is Tressa Bowling from Kentucky. We plan on updating on Wednesdays for the rest of 2019.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Africa celebrated black mermaids long before Disney and #NotMyAriel [in print as African mermaids existed long before Disney]
The uproar over a black Ariel shows how important representation in children's entertainment is
Martin Charnin, director and lyricist who brought 'Annie' to Broadway, dies at 84 [in print as Martin Charnin, 84; Turned 'Annie' into a Broadway musical legend]
He let his imagination run wild, and then he sat down to type — with mixed results. [in print as Learning how to write - from Snoopy].
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post July 12 2019
POLITICO Playbook: NEW: W.H. says cartoonist is no longer attending social media summit
Monday, July 15, 2019
Mike Reiss - Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf, presented with Capital Fringe
Former showrunner and longest-serving writer for The Simpsons, Reiss started working on the show with its first episode, and stayed with it for 28 years, winning four Emmys and a Peabody. His funny and informative memoir takes fans behind-the-scenes of this beloved Fox series, showing how the episodes were created, explaining enduring mysteries such as why Matt Groening made all the characters yellow, profiling the animators, writers, actors, and guests, and reminiscing about his favorite moments. Springfield Confidential is full of great stories, plenty of jokes, photos, and interviews with Conan O'Brien, Al Jean, Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, and more. In partnership with Capital Fringe.
Click here for more information.
Saturday, July 13, 2019