Showing posts with label Nick Galifianakis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nick Galifianakis. Show all posts

Friday, January 16, 2015

"The Art of Richard Thompson"

"The Art of Richard Thompson"

Named the Outstanding Cartoonist of 2010 by the National Cartoonists Society, Richard Thompson is best known for his syndicated series, Cul de Sac. But his work encompasses much more, and in this colorful career retrospective, six of his peers present the different facets of Thompson's art. Join Galifianakis, Washington Post cartoonist and author of If You Loved Me, You'd Think This Was Cute, Weingarten, Pulitzer-winning journalist who writes The Washington Post's "Below the Beltway" column, and Apatoff, an illustration scholar whose recent work includes a biography of illustrator Robert Fawcett. They will be interviewed by Michael Cavna, writer, artist, and lapsed cartoonist now producing The Washington Post's "Comic Riffs." (Andrews McMeel)

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

Nick Galifianakis accepts the ALS challenge and nominates 3 others...


Posted at Nick's request.

Monday, July 14, 2014

‘Magic Bullet’ #9 premieres July 20

The new issue of the D.C. Conspiracy’s ‘Magic Bullet’ comics newspaper premieres July 20 at the SuperNova Comicon in Leesburg, Va. The cover of issue #9, which has a Western theme, is by Nick Galifianakis.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Galifianakis wants to draw your dog

Washington Post cartoonist Nick Galifianakis is participating in a fundraiser for the Cesar Millan Foundation, which helps to rescue, rehabilitate and find a home for abused and abandoned dogs. Bid to have your favorite Galifianakis drawing (from his website redrawn using you dog's image. Bidding ends on Oct. 8.


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.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Awesome Con day 1 is a success

101_5541 District Comics panelist
District Comics panelists - Art Haupt, Rafer Roberts, Mike Cowgill, Andrew Cohen, Jacob Warrenfeltz, Mike Rhode, Carolyn Belefski and Troy-Jeffrey Allen.

The Con sold out of tickets by about 3 pm on Saturday. They had a good mix of people, and it was bustling. Lots of cartoonists tell me they did well. Nick Galifianakis sold out of his book. Dan Nokes made his table money back in an hour. John Gallagher and Steve Conley were always busy. Bill McKay's commission list went into tomorrow. Shannon Gallant seemed to stay busy with commissions too. Troy-Jeffrey Allen and Jay Payne launched Bamn #4. Carolyn Belefski was interviewed by Comic Riffs today too.

The District Comics panel had about 40 people in it, despite being opposite the costume judging contest. I think this has the potential to be similar to Baltimore CC in a few years.

BTW, New Jerseyan Jeff Shultz is selling his Archie pages for $20 each. I bought a nice volleyball page.

Here's some pictures.

101_5538 Chris Flick
Chris "Capes and Babes" Flick.

101_5537 Dan Nokes
Dan Nokes has a new compilation book debuting at the show.

101_5536 Nick Galifianakis
Nick Galifianakis on the way to selling out of his book.

101_5535 Bill McKay
Bill McKay.

101_5534 Dalek vs Dr Who
A good looking Dalek vs Dr. Who. I thought Daleks were upside-down trashcans on wheels?

101_5532 Starro the Conqueror
Starro the Conqueror - I loved this costume.

101_5531 Big Planet Comics
Big Planet Comics et al.

101_5530 Steve Conley
Steve Conley drawing Bloop in a Tardis.

101_5529 Jason Axtell
Jason Axtell.

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

Friday, October 12, 2012

Keeping up with Cyborg Richard Thompson's treatment part 2

Nick Galifianakis @ 11:25
 Another Cartoonist Brain Update:

Surgery started at 9:35. Richard is conscious (yoicks!) and doing great; they're testing as they go, and everything is good so far. They are about to start on the second hemisphere. The next update will probably include comments from the surgeon.

For those of you that have not had this kind of brain surgery: Richard is having a chip implanted in his brain in hopes of greatly alleviating his Parkinson's symptoms. Because everyone is different, his brain must be "listened to" and monitored while they search for just the right spot for maximum impact.

More later...
and Amy, Richard's wife has reported now that he's out of surgery, and "Everything went great!"

Sunday, February 13, 2011

All Galifianakis, all the time

Tom Toles, Richard Thompson and advice columnist Carolyn Hax (because we're tired of seeing Nick).

Continuing our posts about Nick Galifianakis, we note that man-about-town photographer Bruce Guthrie has 3 sets of pictures online from the Politics and Prose booksigning:




Saturday, February 12, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Nick Galifianakis Book Signing at Politics and Prose

From: Nick Galifianakis

Come out and watch me blather about my cartoons tonight at Politics and Prose, at 7 pm. I promise I'll sign your book and give you a big hug....and fall asleep on you shoulder since I'm exhausted from my book tour.

See you there, Nick

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Nick Galifianakis book tour reports

Nick Galifianakis (whom I interviewed for the City Paper) is reporting about the West Coast leg of his book tour in tiny increments on Facebook. With his permission, here's some of his photographs and comments from the tour. But first, here's a video from a book launch party.

Kate Michael, aka kstreetkate has a YouTube interview with him up, of which she says, "Nick Galifianakis' funniest topics to cartoon and comment upon are human relationships. At a book launch party for his latest "If You Loved Me, You'd Think This Was Cute," hosted at the home of the Washington Post's Katherine Weymouth, Galifiankis dishes on what interactions he finds the most humorous - and why men might want to read up on his subjects!" She's got an earlier interview video with him online in The District Dish too.

And now, here's Nick!

"Seattle! Open, warm and wet - JUST the way I like my book signings!"

"Powell's rocked! Great crowd. Thank you Portland - I was even inspired get a tattoo. And pierced."

"Thank you, San Fran! I got some practice in."

"In honor of my Book Signing in LA, I present the first cartoon I drew when I moved there."

"LA highlights (in any order): meeting devoted fans, hanging with my cuz...and Helena Bonham Carter helping me set up."

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Nick Galifianakis book tour starts today in Seattle

Nick Galifianakis' first book tour schedule is online now.

He's in Seattle today, Portland tomorrow and California the next day.

In Washington, he'll be at Politics and Prose on Friday, February 11th - and his book is a perfect Valentine's gift.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Monday, November 08, 2010

Nov 9 and 11th: Nick Galifianakis signs his new book

Nick writes in,
Though the book doesn't officially come out until November 23, advance copies will be available at my book signing on November 11, Thursday, 7 pm at the Falls Church Art Space. The link is below:

For those of you that happen to be traipsing around DC two night
before, I'll be at the National press Club Book Fair: