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

Friday, November 06, 2015

Nov 13: Animezing - Royal Space Force: Wings of Honnêamise

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 - ROYAL SPACE FORCE: The Wings of Honnêamise -
 November 13, 2015 | Friday, 6:30PM | Directed by Hiroyuki Yamaga
Sci-Fi | 1987 | 121 min | Unrated| In Japanese with English Subtitles

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" of the most ambitious of all anime productions, a visually sensational two-hour extravaganza." -Roger Ebert

Come join us for the film that launched the careers of dozens of Japan's animation superstars - including Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion) and Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Summer Wars, Wolf Children) - and put Studio Gainax on the map as one of Japan's premiere production houses.

The Royal Space Force is established in Honnêamise - a fictional kingdom on a fictional planet. Although the force boasts 30 years of history, they haven't been able to achieve solid results; people and the government have given up on them, seeing the force as a burden.

Shirotsugh Lhadatt, the protagonist, is a member of the Royal Space Force, which far from their dreams have gone into idleness. One day, Shirotsugh meets Riqunni, a religious girl, and his destiny drastically changes, leading him to volunteer to be a space pilot...

This film is unrated and contains some scenes of violence and sexual situations. Viewer discretion is advised.  
Recommended ages: 15+

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Click here to register.
Doors open at 6:00PM and will close once seating is full or promptly at 7:00PM for security purposes.

Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.

JICC, Embassy of Japan | 1150 18th St., NW | Suite 100 | Washington | DC | 20036

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Oct 20, 24: Mike Jenkins' LunchBagArt reception

Mike Jenkins' LunchBagArt is on display at Studio Pause during the month of October. Please join us for a reception on Oct 20 6-8pm where Mike will talk about his inspriration, his daily method, and answer questions. Studio Pause owner Sush Mazumdar creates beautifully handmade books, so the much awaited LunchBag Art Books will also be for sale!

Studio Pause is at 2421 26th Rd South, Arlington, VA, just east of S. Glebe Rd. Not lots of parking, so plan on extra time to find a spot.


Art to Lunch coverReception, Sat., Oct 24, 6-8 pm
Art to Lunch: Thinking Outside the Bag with Cartoonist Mike Jenkins After a 25 year career as an Editorial Cartoonist, Mike Jenkins left the newspaper business but is still recovering (though he occasionally falls off the wagon). He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife Tish and daughter Maggy and works primarily as a caricaturist. He started his company Capital Artworks to provide caricaturists for events around the DC area as well as custom artwork for corporate, government and private clients.

When his two older children left for college, he started doodling on Maggy’s school lunch bags. When she mentioned one night during dinner that all the kids in cafeteria would run to see her lunch bag every day, they knew they were onto something. Mike’s wife posted the next bag on Facebook, and they were stunned by the positive reaction. That’s when Mike knew the pressure was on, and he was back to facing a daily deadline!

PLUS! Art to Lunch: Thinking Outside the Bag, a Handmade Storybook with 17 of Mike’s Lunch Bag art which will be available for sale at the reception.

Mike’s work can be seen daily on Instagram and Twitter @CapitalArtworks and on his website at

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Oct 20: Peter Kuper talk at Library of Congress (CORRECTED)

at noon about his new, "328 page graphic novel called Ruins that follows a fictional couple on sabbatical in Mexico and in tandem the migration of the Monarch butterfly."

Further details to come.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

May 22: Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Fetter-Vorm, author and illustrator of Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb, chosen by the ALA as 2013’s best graphic novel for teens, and Kelman, professor of the Civil War era at Penn State and author of A Misplaced Massacre, have teamed up for a unique and illuminating view of the War Between the States. Using Fetter-Vorm’s full-color panoramas and Kelman’s concise, penetrating commentaries, each chapter begins with an ordinary object—a pen, a flag, a set of manacles—which then gains extraordinary meaning for its wartime role.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

May 18: Jorge Aguirre at Takoma Park library

Takoma Park Maryland Library
Monday, May 18, 7:30 p.m.
Join us on Monday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. when artist Jorge Aguirre presents his newest graphic novel for kids, "Dragons Beware!" The book, aimed at ages 7-12, is a sequel to the popular "Giants Beware!" Politics & Prose will be selling copies of Aguirre's books, but the program is free and no purchase is required to attend.

Monday, May 11, 2015

May 13: Matt Phelan at Takoma Park library

Picture Book Creators Michelle Knudsen and Matt Phelan Takoma Park Maryland Library

Wednesday, May 13, 7 p.m.
Author Michelle Knudsen and illustrator Matt Phelan will read and discuss their new picture book, "Marilyn's Monster," on Wednesday, May 13, at 7 p.m. In the book, aimed at ages 3-7, Knudsen and Phelan tell the story of a little girl who grows impatient at being the only kid without a monster and goes off in search of one to call her own. Politics & Prose will sell copies of the book, but the event is free and no purchase is required to attend.
Phelan's done some all-ages graphic novels which I recommend highly. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

April 29-30: Jay Hosler at Politics and Prose and Takoma Park library

Wednesday, April 29, 10:30 a.m.
Entomologist Hosler’s action-packed graphic novel depicts the tale of Lucy, a curious and tenacious scientist, who happens to be a beetle. She leaves New Coleopolis, her urban home at the edge of a vast desert in the protective shade of a palm tree, to discover something new about the world. With a team of researchers, consisting of a firefly, a stag beetle, and a variety of kin at her side, Lucy’s quest is rendered in sweeping pen and ink illustrations and filled with information on the scientific method and its applications. Ages 10 – 14
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C.DC20008

Graphic Novelist Jay Hosler Takoma Park Maryland Library

Thursday, Apr. 30, 7:30 p.m.
Graphic novelist Jay Hosler will present his newest book, "Last of the Sandwalkers," on Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. Hosler, who teaches biology at Juniata College in Pennsylvania, is known for his unique blend of science and comics. Politics & Prose will be selling copies of Hosler's books, but the program is free and no purchase is required to attend.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

April 9: Nadja Spiegelman and Sergio Garcia Sanchez

Takoma Park Maryland Library
Thursday, Apr. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Graphic novelists Nadja Spiegelman and Sergio Garcia Sanchez will present their new book for kids, "Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure" on Thursday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. In the book, Spiegelman and Sanchez  tell the story of a boy named Pablo, who gets separated from his schoolmates on a class trip and has to figure out how to navigate the NYC subway system. In a starred review, Kirkus noted that the book is "required reading for anyone, tourist or resident, mystified by or anxious about using arguably the greatest public-transportation system on the planet.." At our event,  Politics & Prose will be selling copies of "Lost in NYC," but the event is free and no purchase is required to attend.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

March 15: SuperNoVa Comicons Leesburg Va.

SuperNoVa Comicons is happy to announce our return to Leesburg Virginia on Sunday March 15th from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Over 50 Tables of vendors, artist, small press and special guests.
​​There will be vendors from 4 states offering comic books from Golden, Silver, Bronze and Modern Ages. Comic books for all ages, Non-Sports Cards, Comic Supplies, Gaming Supplies and MORE!!!
Confirmed Guests and Small Press:
Hebb Trimpe
Patrick Block
Shelly Block
Chris Flick
Bill McKay
Dan Nokes
Paste Pot Prefects
Mark Roberts
Top Secret Press

Confirmed Vendors:
All American Comics- Gene Carpenter
Fandata Bargain Comics- Harry Hopkins
Duckys Comics
Timber Grove Traders- Dave Wulf
Philadelphia Comicon- Derek Woywood
Zeno's Books
Black Dog Collectables
Dave Bowen
Tom Jackson
Hero Initiative
Ram Collectables
Anaconda Collectables
Flying Donut Comics- Dan Cusimano
Comic Logic Books and Art- Kevin Bednarz
Untamed Worlds- Chris Garbee
Scott Deane
Pack Cracker- Teddy Antonakos
Everyday Comics- John Rudemaker
Silver Dragon Studios- Thomas Mulvey
Phantom Wolfe Apparel- Ed Richter
Records and Rarities- Ryan Lynch
GameOn Comics
Cards Comics and Collectables- Marc Nathan
We hope you guys/gals will come out and give us a look.

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.

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? 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

Chloë 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.