Showing posts with label 9-11. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 9-11. Show all posts

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Sept 11: NP Clearly signs The 9-11 Comic Book in Arlington

I'll be interviewing Ann Telnaes at SPX when this happens so I won't be able to make it...

Sunday, Sept 11 at 2 pm: Reflecting on events of 9/11 10 years ago, N. P. Clearly discusses her graphic novel, "The 9-11 Comic Book". Haunted by 9-11 after her husband's escape, she wrote the graphic novel to seek expression for her feelings. A portion of proceeds benefits The Yellow Ribbon Fund.

A unique teaching tool, here's what some teachers have said:

"THE 9-11 COMIC BOOK is not only timely, tightly written, and boldly illustrated, it should be in the hands of everyone who remembers. It also must be read by kids who were too young to remember and should be aware of this horrific event. As a teacher, I'd wish a copy for every student. Graphic novels are a potent medium to inform, and this one is very effective." Helene C., California

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Thursday, September 01, 2011

Local cartoonists and the 9-11 comic strip

Comic Riffs recently ran an article about comic strips doing a 9-11 commmemorative. We've got four strip local creators, so I asked them - are you doing a 9-11 strip?

Donna Lewis of "Reply All":

Yes. :-)

USA Today has a preview panel here and they included a panel of mine. :-) (very honored).

Richard Thompson of "Cul de Sac":

No, I didn't do one. I couldn't find a graceful way of putting a 9-11 comment into the small world of Cul de Sac that didn't diminish the commentary and the strip. The one cartoon on 9-11 that's stayed with me over the last decade is a Tom the Dancing Bug from a few weeks after the actual event. It's here. I couldn't offer anything as eloquent as that. For what it's worth I'm going to post three old cartoons I did on 9-11 on my blog.

Gene Weingarten, writer of "Barney & Clyde":

Yep, we have one.

Kevin Rechin, artist of "Crock" could not be reached for comment.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Scott Rosenberg on 9-11 book

Scott used to live here and write for the Express. He's off to the big city now (and has a chapter in my Pekar book). For his look at "American
Widow," written by Alissa Torres and drawn by Sungyoon Choi, see "9/11 book seeks to explain tragedy" By Scott A. Rosenberg, AM New York September 10, 2008. I bought a copy of the book today, but haven't looked at it yet.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Wish You Were There #4 - Telnaes and Moss exhibit reviews

These two are from the International Journal of Comic Art 4:1 (Spring 2002). I was still feeling my way with writing these.

Pens and Needles: The Editorial Cartoons of Ann Telnaes. Rosslyn, VA: The Newseum, October 26, 2001--March 3, 2002.

The Newseum is closing in 2002 to move to Washington, DC so the Telnaes show (entitled Pulitzer Prize 2001: Editorial Cartoonist Ann Telnaes in the exhibit) will be the last one for several years. Telnaes, the second woman to win the Pulitzer, has no home newspaper; instead she is under contract with Tribune Media Services. The small exhibit consisted of 16 cartoons, 11 of them originals. 5 were on the disputed 2000 presidential election, 2 on the separation of church and state, 1 on Elian Gonzales, 2 on China's human rights record and the last on OSHA's regulating the home workplace. Telnaes worked as an animator for Disney and Warner Bros., and now does a weekly strip as one of the 'Six Chix.' Her line is very distinctive, probably due to her animation work; one can immediately recognize her art. Telnaes draws in pencil, inks her work and then scans it into a computer to add color. She now produces both black and white and color versions of each cartoon; this show reveals the color detracts from the impact of the cartoon. While this was a pleasant little show, the public would benefit from a larger one showing a larger amount and demonstrating a wider range of her cartoons. The exhibit is online at If that site is taken down, many of the cartoons in the exhibit can be seen at; Telnaes' own site at is under construction as of this writing.

Geoffrey Moss: A Pen as Mighty as a Sword. Rosslyn, VA: The Newseum, Fall 2001--March 3, 2002.

A very small exhibit of six pen and ink cartoons drawn after the terrorism of September 11 was tucked into a corner of the main exhibit hall. Moss, who calls his captionless cartoons "Mossprints" is syndicated by Creators. The six drawings were in the classic tradition of newspaper illustration, showing death as a gasmask-wearing skeleton and the Israel / Palestine issue as part of the larger problem. A larger exhibit with more information on Moss would be a pleasure; this show functioned as an appetizer.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Sept 11: Daniel Krall in today's NY Times

Daniel Krall, who's local insofar as he appears to be in Baltimore, has a drawing in today's NY Times on 9-11 and the Pentagon. His website says he does comics, and his work looks familiar, but I can't recollect why. Anyone?

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Toles' 9-11-quoting cartoon draws criticism UPDATED

Two local residents wrote into the Post to complain about Toles' August 8th cartoon, in which he satirized airline's abysmal performances with lines from 9-11. See A Callous Cartoon, Washington Post Saturday, August 11, 2007; A15

Demonstrating that Alan Gardner's Daily Cartoonist blog has far more readers than this one ;^), cartoonist Mike Lester and a few others go at it in the comments section. This is what Richard mentioned in the comments, but I thought I'd put it up here so someone might see it. Thanks for the tip, Richard! And thanks for the initial link, Alan. For myself, I'd guess that the Toles cartoon generated a lot more mail, but that the Post only printed a couple of the letters.