Showing posts with label UPCOMING EVENT. Show all posts
Showing posts with label UPCOMING EVENT. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

March 2: Steve Brodner in Baltimore

Steve Brodner will be speaking on Johns Hopkins' Homewood Campus at 5:30 on March 2. See the image for more details.

Monday, February 23, 2015

With Macbeth behind him, Gareth Hinds eyes an "impossibly long list of classic adaptations"

Gareth Hinds (all pictures from his website)
by Mike Rhode


Gareth Hinds just released Macbeth, his newest Shakespeare adaptation. He'll be introducing Macbeth tonight at the Takoma Park Library in MD, Politics and Prose in DC on March 3, and Hooray for Books in VA this Friday. Maria Russo at the New York Times just gave the book an excellent review, writing "The book feels like a remarkably faithful rendering of the world of the play. You can almost feel the damp chill of the Scottish Highlands in the silvery-green palette, and as the murdered corpses pile up, the warm oranges of the candlelit castle interiors inevitably tinge toward the blood-red at the center of the story."

What type of comic work or cartooning do you do?

Graphic novels based on literary classics

How do you do it? Traditional pen and ink, computer or a combination?
Always a combination, sometimes more digital, sometimes more traditional.

When (within a decade is fine) and where were you born?
I'm from central Vermont. I was born in 1971.

Why are you in Washington now?  What neighborhood or area do you live in?
My wife took a job at the literacy nonprofit First Book, and we moved to Takoma Park about a year and a half ago.

What is your training and/or education in cartooning?
I went to Parsons School of Design for illustration, but they didn't have a lot of classes on comics, so as a cartoonist I'm mostly self-taught.

Who are your influences?
Herge, Moebius, Bill Sienkiewicz, Walt Simonson, Walt Kelly, Lorenzo Matotti, Enki Bilal, Masamune Shirow and a lot of other manga artists.

If you could, what in your career would you do-over or change?

 I would have probably picked a more popular play than King Lear as my first Shakespeare outing.

What work are you best-known for? 
Beowulf and The Odyssey

What work are you most proud of?
When I look back at each book I see things to love and things to groan about. Beowulf launched my career. The Odyssey is my magnum opus (At least so far).

What would you like to do or work on in the future?
An impossibly long list of classic adaptations and original projects.

What do you do when you're in a rut or have writer's block? 
Work on something else for a bit, draw from life, meditate, doodle.



Beowulf
What do you think will be the future of your field? 
The only constant is change. However, like other media I don't think newer forms of storytelling will make comics go away, though they may become less profitable or change in terms of delivery format. I'm already doing eBooks, and I think they're still in their infancy. We're kind of still waiting for the right reading platform/device as well as a unified format. 

What local cons do you attend? The Small Press Expo, Intervention, or others? Any comments about attending them? 
I've been at SPX on and off since the mid-90s. I generally don't table, as I prefer to walk around and see what/who is there. I have been a guest at the Gaithersburg Book Fest and am going back this year. 

What's your favorite thing about DC? 
It's a lot easier to get around to things than New York, and there's more good theater (especially Shakespeare) than almost any other city but New York.

Least favorite?
Downtown is just not very interesting, apart from the museums.

What monument or museum do like to take visitors to? 
Depends on who they are, but my favorite is probably The Portrait Gallery / Smithsonian Museum of Art. Particularly the Luce Center and some of the contemporary portrait shows. 

How about a favorite local restaurant? 
There are quite a few options I like, but right now probably Founding Farmers and Comet Pizza Ping Pong (right next to Politics & Prose bookstore!). 

Do you have a website or blog? 
www.garethhinds.com links to my blog, email newsletter, and social media profiles.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Feb 5: George O'Connor returns to the Takoma Park MD Library





George O'Connor returns to the Takoma Park MD Library, Thursday Feb 5th, 7:30 in the kids room at the Takoma Park Maryland Library.  If you can't make his signing earlier in the day come find him here.  He's introducing Ares: Bringer of War, the newest in his Olympians series.
Talk process, research,  story, characters, etc. with a real chill dude who has managed to carve a nice space for himself on the bookshelves of your local library and in schools etc. Nice guy does well.  Hang out and have fun.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Big Planet Comics 20% off everything New Year's Day sale!


Jared Smith invited you to Big Planet Comics 's event   20% off everything New Year's Day sale! Thu Jan 1, 2015 at 12:00pm to Fri Jan 2, 2015 at 5:00pm   Join     Maybe     Decline   It's time for our annual New Year's Day sale! 20% off everything! Extra bonus sales! All 4 Big Planet stores! One day only! Big Planet Comics of Washington DC Big Planet Comics of College Park Big... Joel Pollack and 11 others are also in the guest list.             Pending Invites (2) Block invites from Jared?    
   
   
   

20% off everything New Year's Day sale!
Thu Jan 1, 2015 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm
It's time for our annual New Year's Day sale!

20% off everything! Extra bonus sales!

All 4 Big Planet stores! One day only!

Big Planet Comics of Washington DC
Big Planet Comics of College Park
Big Planet Comics of Vienna
Big Planet Comics of Bethesda

Start 2015 off right with a pile of comic books!







   
   


   

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Hagen paintings at Cafe Nola

David Hagen says, "Hagen paintings are on display at Cafe Nola...

....for the whole month of December!  Only problem is you have to hike up to Frederick.
I personally am giving a Hagen original as a gift this Christmas.


Monday, November 03, 2014

Nov 22: Nightmare The Rat Signing with Rafer Roberts and John Shine






Rafer Roberts invited you to Beyond Comics 's event   Nightmare The Rat Signing with Rafer Roberts and John Shine Saturday, November 22 at 12:00pm Beyond Comics in Gaithersburg, Maryland   Join     Maybe     Decline   Rafer Roberts will be meeting fans and signing his new Nightmare The Rat collection, from 12 to 4, along with Beyond Comics' own John Shine, Nightmare pin-up contributor. Barbara Dale and 26 others are also in the guest list.             Pending Invites (3) Block invites from Rafer?    
   
   
   

Nightmare The Rat Signing with Rafer Roberts and John Shine
Saturday, November 22 at 12:00pm
Beyond Comics in Gaithersburg, Maryland
   
 
Rafer Roberts will be meeting fans and signing his new Nightmare The Rat collection, from 12 to 4, along with Beyond Comics' own John Shine, Nightmare pin-up contributor.





   
   

   

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Post reviews ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya’

Not a Disney princess story

[in print in the Express as "A fairy tale made for grown ups"; 'The Tale of the Princess Kaguya' movie review]

By Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post October 31, 2014, p. EZ 34 and Express, p. 22
http://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/movies/the-tale-of-the-princess-kaguya-movie-review/2014/10/29/bd63986c-5e1d-11e4-8b9e-2ccdac31a031_story.html


Chloƫ Grace Moretz gives voice to the title character in the dubbed version of the animated "The Tale of Princess Kaguya." (Hatake Jimusho/GKids)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Oct 21: Art Spiegelman's Wordless at GWU

Art Spiegelman's WORDLESS! with music by Phillip Johnston

Presented by GW Lisner as part of the Washington DCJCC's Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 8:00pm

Tickets: $35, $40, $45

Art Spiegelman and Phillip Johnston unite in WORDLESS! --  a new and stimulating hybrid of slides, talk and musical performance. With original music by Phillip Johnston and live narration and text by Art Spiegelman, this live performance delves into Art's premise around comics, their history, and their capacity for images to go right to the brain as wordless messages. Experience the art of comics as Spiegelman probes further into the nature and possibilities of his medium. 
15% discount for Students/Alumni/Faculty/Staff with GWID and Seniors/Military with ID at the Lisner Box Office.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

8/30: Cartoonists at the National Book Festival

Cartoonists' schedules at the National Book Festival 

10:00 am-10:30 amJeffrey Brown 11:00 am-noon
11:20 am-11:50 amDav Pilkey 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
12:45 pm-1:30 pmAndrew Aydin 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
12:45 pm-1:30 pmRep. John Lewis2:00 pm-3:00 pm
2:00 pm-2:30 pmBrian Biggs 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
2:40 pm-3:10 pmBob Staake 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
4:40 pm-5:10 pmJules Feiffer 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
4:40 pm-5:10 pmGene Luen Yang 3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Graphic Novels Super Session

TimeAuthorSigning
6:00 pm-6:35 pmRaina Telgemeier7:00 pm-8:00 pm
6:45 pm-7:20 pmBryan Lee O'Malley 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
7:30 pm-8:05 pmVivek Tiwary8:30 pm-9:30 pm
7:30 pm-8:05 pmKyle Baker 8:30 pm-9:30 pm
8:15 pm-8:50 pmLiza Donnelly9:00 pm-10:00 pm
9:00 pm-9:45 pmJeff Smith 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
There will be a raffle during the Graphic Novel super session in the evening. Jeff Smith and Vivek Tiwary have donated signed items, with promises from some of the others. You must be present to win.





Friday, July 18, 2014

August 14: Civil War veterans Swann Lecture at Library of Congress

Free   and   Open   to   the   Public

Empty Sleeves and Bloody Shirts: Disabled Civil War Veterans and Presidential Campaigns, 1864-1880

An Illustrated Lecture by  Erin Corrales-Diaz
Swann Foundation Fellow, 2013-2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014, at 12 noon
In West Dining Room, Madison Building, 6th Floor
Sponsored by the Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon
and the Prints & Photographs Division


Request ADA accommodation five days in advance at 202.707.6362 or ADA@loc.gov;  for additional information

Contact Martha Kennedy at mkenn@loc.gov or 202.707-9115

Friday, July 11, 2014

2014 National Book Festival comics guests

Comic bookers who will be guests at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival on Aug. 30 include: Bryan Lee O'Malley, Jeff Smith, Raina Telegemeier, Gene Luen Yang, Jeffrey Brown, Jules Feiffer, Kyle Baker, Brian Biggs, Andrew Aydin and Rep. John Lewis.

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Post reviews The Lion King play

'The Lion King,' exuberant as ever, takes pride of place at the Kennedy Center [in print as Lion King: A Sensory Feast].



Nia Holloway as Nala in "The Lion King," playing at Kennedy Center. (Joan Marcus)
By Nelson Pressley June 23 2014
 http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/the-lion-king-roars-at-the-kennedy-center/2014/06/22/730324ae-fa27-11e3-8176-f2c941cf35f1_story.html

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

May 7: Becky Cloonan & Shaun Simon Signing - Killjoys & By Chance Or Providence


Big Planet Comics is proud to welcome Becky Cloonan and Shaun Simon for a signing of the collection of their series, The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, and Becky's self-published collection, By Chance Or Providence!

The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys is a scifi adventure where the Killjoys lost their lives battling against a controlling megacorp, and now their followers carry on the fight.

By Chance or Providence is a compilation of Becky's self-published minicomics of fantastic adventures of magic and horror!

Becky's website: http://beckycloonan.tumblr.com/
Shaun's website: http://shaun-simon.tumblr.com/

Friday, May 02, 2014

May 3: Shrek the Musical

....is brought to you by the students at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington. The last show on May 3rd will have an evening performance at 7pm. Ticket prices for Shrek: $7 in advance and $10 at the door. 

I saw this tonight, and it was really a lot of fun. The kids did a great job! It's the perfect way to end your Free Comic Book Day!