Showing posts with label Kevin Rechin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kevin Rechin. Show all posts

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Pictures from Smudge Expo

Santiago Casares

G.E. Gallas

Kevin Rechin

Matt Dembicki, Mike Rhode and Matt's original ComicsDC art
ComicsDC artwork over Mike's desk

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Seth Goldman and Talkin' About Toons photos

101_6565 Seth Goldman on Mission in a BottleSeth Goldman on his graphic biography of Honest Tea, "Mission in a Bottle" at One More Page Bookstore in Arlington. More photographs are here.

And two pictures of the Talkin' About Toons panel:

101_6568 Talkin Bout Toons Wuerker Rechin Conley Baumann

Talkin' Bout Toons panel with Matt Wuerker, Kevin Rechin, Steve Conley and Marty Baumann. NOVA Community College.

101_6569 Talkin Bout Toons Wuerker Rechin Conley Baumann

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


... also in Alexandria that day is Brian Biggs at Hooray for Kids bookstore. I think it will be possible to do both events.

Tyler Arts Life
Tyler Arts Life
This coming Monday!!!!!! Join us for an informative panel discussion moderated by NOVA's Rachel Martin and Chris Choi with the following cartoon artists:

Marty Bauman
Artist at Pixar Animation Studios, and illustrator for Disney on such films as Toy Story 3 and Cars 2.

Steve Conley
Award-winning cartoonist, designer and co-creator of His comics work includes Star Trek: Year Four, Michael Chabon's Escapist and his own self-published Astounding Space Thrills.

Kevin Rechin
Editorial cartoonist for USA Today, National Geographic, and the Wall Street Journal among others.

Matt Wuerker
POLITICO's editorial cartoonist and the winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning.

Tyler Gallery, Room AT-270  7-9:30 pm
Current Exhibit: Five Fantastic Cartoon Artists: A Look at Art, Process, Story, and Design

For more information, contact Lisa Hill or Britt Conley

Friday, September 27, 2013

Rechin art in new kid's book

A new 32-page kid's book featuring the illustrations of Arlington-based cartoonist Kevin Rechin is out. Check out the trailer for The Tumbleweed Came Back (Rio Chico), written by Carmela LaVigna Coyle.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013


101_6291Steve Conley's Adventure Time comic covers.

I stopped in to the opening for the exhibit (details at the bottom) and got some shots of the gallery, curator Britt Conley and cartoonists Steve Conley and Kevin Rechin. Marty Baumann is in one shot, and I had put my camera away before Matt Wuerker got there. Nick Galifianakis is traveling, but had a lot of cartoons representing him.

101_6297Kevin Rechin.

101_6292Marty Baumann's work.

101_6289Matt Wuerker's work.

This is mostly an introductory show and all the art is reproductions. The students were enjoying it, and asking a lot of questions of the cartoonists.

101_6285Steve Conley and his new book.

More pictures are here.

FIVE FANTASTIC CARTOON ILLUSTRATORS!: A Look at Art, Process, Story and Design

FEATURING: The art of Marty Baumann (movie and advertising illustrator/Disney and Pixar), Steve Conley (Independent Cartoonist / Astounding Space Thrills, Bloop, Star Trek, Adventure Time, The Escapist etc.) Nick Galifianakis (syndicated illustrator for The Washington Post), Kevin Rechin (syndicated illustrator - Crock Comic Strip) and Matt Wuerker (2012 Pulitzer Prize Winner illustrator for POLITICO)

The Tyler Teaching Gallery (Room 270) at the Tyler Building at Northern Virginia Community College/Alexandria Campus. 3001 N. Beauregard Street. Parking lot B has paid parking $2.00 per hour.

On October 21st, a panel discussion will happen with the cartoonists at 7:30 pm.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Santa Clinton?

Here's a special Christmas treat for ComicsDC readers.

Anybody have any idea what this cartoon is from, and who did it? (don't click through to see the original yet)

Capital Christmas - Richard Thompson

No? How about this one?

Capital Christmas - Kevin Rechin


Capital Christmas - Nick Galifianakis

Or these?

Capital Christmas - Joe Azar

Capital Christmas - Ron Coddington

Capital Christmas - Peter Steiner

Capital Christmas - Sam Ward

Capital Christmas - Mike Lane

Capital Christmas - John Kascht

They were originally grouped like this:

Capital Christmas - bag 2

Scroll down for the answer:

Give up? It's a shopping bag from Tyson's Corner mall from 1994. 

 Capital Christmas bag

According to Kirstin Downey Grimsley in the Washington Post (November 1, 1994), "This year Tysons Corner Center is unveiling something specially designed for the mall. Mall spokesmen are calling it 'A Capital Christmas,' and it will offer a whimsical greeting tied to the region's role as nation's capital."Apparently that included a shopping bag with "cartoon illustrations of President Bill Clinton portraying Santa Claus." The cartoons (in this order) are by local creators Richard Thompson, Kevin Rechin, Nick Galifianakis, Joe Azar, Ron Coddington, Peter Steiner, Sam Ward, Mike Lane and John Kascht - some of whom have since moved out of the area.

Thanks to Richard Thompson for the gift of the bag and to he and Nick for identifying some of the cartoonists. Easier-to-read greyscale illustrations can be seen here.
Capital Christmas - Joe Azar b&w

Monday, March 19, 2012

Cartoonists atypically in the local papers

In today's Politico on p. 6, local cartoonist Kevin Rechin has an uncredited ad cartoon of "Current Restrictions on Credit Union Capital," with a drawing of people walking down the road to economic recovery while donkey and elephant push a boulder with the Restrictions title onto the road.

Also in today's Politico, Matt Wuerker has a drawing of Catherine the Great, illustrating a story about her.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Oct 27: Kevin Rechin's Free cartooning workshop

On October 27th, Kevin Rechin will be offering a FREE CARTOONING WORKSHOP from 7 until 9:30 pm. Please bring your materials of choice for this workshop at ArtSpace Falls Church. Open to the public, young and old, see and learn from a professional! Enjoy us for a fun evening with Kevin Rechin!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Oct 20: Kevin Rechin, Meet the Artist

"Meet the Artist" on Thursday, October 13th at 7 pm at ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 S. Maple Avenue. Kevin Rechin's work in illustration and cartooning will appear October 20th until October 30th also at ArtSpace Falls Church.  Kevin's reception and "Meet the Artist" program will be also be on October 20th, all are welcome.

lifted from the comments here. Kevin's taken over the artwork on his father's strip, Crock.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My pictures of the 2010 Herblock Award

100_9893 Wuerker accepting Herblock prize
Matt Wuerker making his acceptance speech.

100_9899 George Stevens Herblock lecture
George Stevens Jr. speaking about his Herblock film while Frank Swoboda looks on.

100_9902 Richard Thompson and Rob rogers
Richard Thompson and Rob Rogers.

100_9903 Michael Cavna and Kevin Rechin
Michael Cavna and Kevin Rechin.

Nick G's friend from Greece and Richard Thompson.

Kevin Rechin, Nick's friend from Greece and the back of Nick's head.

Nick Galifianakis with his friend from Greece and Richard Thompson (in the red tie) in the background.

Matt Wuerker's contemplating the uses to which the award may be put.

Everyone wants a picture of Matt with his award.

Richard Thompson - not ALL of those drinks were his.

Kevin Rechin's STILL contemplating the award.

Kevin Rechin's now got it all - the award, the girl, the cheesy grin. It's better not to ask questions.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Kevin Rechin's Boom! out

I saw Kevin tonight and he had a copy of Boom! Splat! Kablooey!: Safe Science That's a Real Blast (Klutz) for which he did the cartoon illustrations. Buy 2 now - 1 for your collection, and 1 to use.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Kevin Rechin

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Kevin Rechin

Sunday, February 14, 2010

What Kevin Rechin actually did on Extreme Makeover Home Edition

Now that the show has aired, and we saw less than 5 seconds of Kevin at work, let's quote his email about what he actually did, "The room was a superhero-themed room for two of the sons. I basically designed and painted a mural of a cityscape with caricatures of each kid as a superhero incorporated into the scene and also designed personal superhero logos for each kid. These were embroidered on capes for customized costumes and used as decals on a cool car bed built for the show. That's basically it. Keep in mind I had 4 days to come up with the design, get it approved and then had from about 4 p.m. Friday to 2 p.m. the next day to do the whole room with the help of a couple more people. Needless to say it was an all-nighter! Everything done for that show is done for free or as a donation."

The family was the Tripp family of Hyattville, MD and it's episode 717 that you can watch on the Extreme Makeover Home Edition website. I quite liked Kevin's mural, and have invited him to do one in my house. I encourage you all to do the same. This time, we could pay him. Bravo to Kevin for donating his time and creativity to this!

Tonight!: Kevin Rechin on Extreme Makeover Home Edition

Kevin Rechin writes in "I think you wanted me to give you a heads up about the air date for the Extreme Makeover Home Edition show. It airs this Sunday at 9 p.m. I designed and illustrated a mural and other elements for a superhero-based kid's room."

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Feb 14: Kevin Rechin on Extreme Makeover Home Edition

Kevin Rechin writes in "I think you wanted me to give you a heads up about the air date for the Extreme Makeover Home Edition show. It airs this Sunday at 9 p.m. I designed and illustrated a mural and other elements for a superhero-based kid's room."

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Catching up with Kevin Rechin

I was lucky enough to stop in to the studios of portrait painter Seth Haverkamp* and cartoonist Kevin Rechin tonight. Kevin shared quite a few of his current projects with me - he's been busy. He's doing the search-a-picture for Highlights Magazine, a book for Klutz on exploding household objects that comes out in October, Orkin ties (doing bugs for them like the great Jack Davis), Country magazine cartoons illustrating the 'good' old days, and truly odd towel animal illustrations for Currents magazine, the official magazine for Carnival Cruise. Kevin's work is both funny and lovely - he's a dab hand with watercolor. He had some absolutely beautiful sketches of Ireland from a recent trip there too - you could practically smell the sheep. Check out his website, and enjoy.

*Seth's work is lovely too, but he's not a cartoonist.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Crock writer Don Wilder has died

Kevin Rechin, the son of Crock comic strip creator Bill Rechin, says that Crock co-creator Don Wilder passed away this morning. Crock is carried by the Washington Times. Brant Parker, credited by Don Markstein as another creator of the strip, also passed away recently.

The tip is thanks to Richard Thompson.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Kevin Rechin's DC Lottery cartoons

I went to a Nationals game today (they lost in extra innings) and was the first to come up with pictures of Kevin Rechin's DC Lottery art that's used in ads in the subway. Here's some and the rest are on Flickr.




Sunday, June 08, 2008

Kevin Rechin's lottery ad work at the Stadium metro

Kevin's just written in with a picture of his cartoons for the DC Lottery, that are in the Stadium metro stop. Remember to send in your picture of them for posting! Here's Kevin's note and artwork.

"Here is a file of the finished characters. I also did a sky and grass wash background and they put the figures on top of that for the metro station displays."