Showing posts with label Laughing Ogre. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Laughing Ogre. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Back issues sale at Laughing Ogre

Laughing Ogre in Fairfax, Va., will have a “progressive sale” on back issues beginning Aug. 1 through Sept. 14. Here’s the schedule and discounts:

8/1–10: 40% off
8/11–17: 50% off
8/18–24: 60% off
8/25–31: 70% off
9/1–7: 80% off
9/8–14: 90% off

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Ben Templesmith Signing

Laughing Ogre Comics will be hosting a signing with Ben Templesmith on August 08, 2009 from 12:00pm - 4:00pm at their Lansdowne, VA store. The Laughing Ogre webpage says 12-8, but Ben Templesmith's sas 12-4, so I'm guessing he's right (plus that's an awful long time for a signing!!!).

Laughing Ogre Comics
Lansdowne Shopping Center
19340 Promenade Drive
Lansdowne,VA 20176

[here's Templesmith's blogpost on it - Mike]

Friday, April 17, 2009

Ivan Brandon Signing at Laughing Ogre Comics

After a reasonably lengthy dry-spell, DC's getting a massive influx of comics-oriented events going on during this weekend! In addition to Craig Yoe and Josh Elder appearances, we now get Ivan Brandon!

Ivan Brandon Signing
Writer of Viking
April 25, 2009 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Landsdowne, VA

Ivan Brandon, writer of the new Image book Viking will be signing at Laughing Ogre Comics LANSDOWNE from 4-7 on Saturday April 25. Brandon is also known for writing such titles as NYC Mech and Cross Bronx.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

March 10: Laughing Ogre Comics staff speaks

This tip is from Herschel Kanter, from the Fairfax Bibliophiles list:

10 March, 7:30 PM in the City of Fairfax Regional Library

Norah Curry is the Promotions Director at Laughing Ogre Comics (, a family of three comic book stores. She has an BA in Art History and History from the University of Iowa , and an MA in the History of Art and Architecture from the University of Pittsburgh . She is a life-long comic book fan.

This program will discuss comic books, graphic novels and manga. We will look at the differences and similarities between the three and how they were developed. We also will discuss how they are all interconnected with each other and their continuing importance in the US and abroad.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Matt Fraction at Laughing Ogre Comics

Come and Meet Matt Fraction!

Writer of Invincible Iron Man, Uncanny X-Men and Casanova

September 13th, 12pm - 4pm
Lansdowne, VA

Matt Fraction, the writer of such notable titles as Invincible Iron Man, Uncanny X-Men and Casanova, will be signing at Laughing Ogre Comics Lansdowne on Saturday September 13, from Noon until 4:00 pm.

Mr. Fraction was kind enough to answer some questions for us about his writing and comics in general.

1. Which X-Men character is your favorite to write and why?

Right now, Cyclops. He's in an absolutely fascinating place right now, and it's just going to get more engaging as we go...

2. What makes your books different from the same titles five years ago?

Well, I think the X books are all discretely defined and each one has a unique identity and serves a function no other book in the X-line addresses. And, as you may have heard, there are "No more mutants." We're dealing with the X-Men in a time when they're not just sworn to protect a people that hates and despises them, but they're an endangered species. The future of humanity has been snuffed out. That's the spine of the X-Universe right now; that's the core of everything. And, for my money, that's a big turn from the epic and wonderful Morrison era, where there were millions and millions of mutants.

In terms of the Iron Man book, we're in the early days of a long reckoning for Tony Stark. He has a lifetime of sins that are going to demand atonement, regardless of whether he's ready or not. So Tony's on the precipice of a very brutal road...

3. Why was Tony right?

Was he?

4. What is the biggest difference between writing a team versus a solo book?

It's tricky making sure everyone has enough stage time in a team book; in a solo book, you can spend more quality time with your lead. There's a lot of balancing to be done in a team book...

5. Is continuity something to be embraced, or rewritten?

Neither; I think continuity is something to be respected but evolved. Consistency is the watchword.

We are very excited to have Matt Fraction in store! If you have any questions about the event, or need directions to our Lansdowne location, please email us at, or call (703) 437-9530.