Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 26, 2012
CINCO DE SANDRA: A CELEBRATION OF COMIX, STORYTELLING, AND MUSIC
On May 5, 2012, an all-star lineup of DC and NYC storytellers will come together to blow your mind with live performances of poetry, comix, and stories at the Hillyer Art Space in Dupont Circle. Venues represented include Trip City, Act-i-vate, SpeakeasyDC, and Barrelhouse. And after that? We'll get the music spinning.
CINCO DE SANDRA's lineup of performers includes:
Sandra Beasley (author of DON'T KILL THE BIRTHDAY GIRL, I WAS THE JUKEBOX)
Dean Haspiel (Emmy winner for BORED TO DEATH title sequence, artist of THE ALCOHOLIC w/Jonathan Ames and THE QUITTER w/Harvey Pekar, creator of BILLY DOGMA)
Molly Lawless (cartoonist of HIT BY PITCH, FROG & OWL)
Jim Dougan (comics writer, SAM & LILAH, CRAZY PAPERS, others at ACTIVATEcomix)
Jennifer Tress (DC-based storyteller, author of YOU'RE NOT PRETTY ENOUGH)
Natalie E. Illum (Spoken word poet, mothertongue organizer)
Tony Mancus (BARRELHOUSE contributor and co-editor of Flying Guillotine Press)
Plus, the whole shebang will be hosted by man-about-town Brandon Wetherbee (YOU, ME, THEM, EVERYBODY) and featuring the sweet sounds of DJ P-Vo (Hometown Sounds DC). We will have a merch table. We will have beer and non-beer. We will have a helluva lotta hijinks. And, in case you were wondering, we will have a birthday girl on hand: Sandra Beasley.
Be there, or be…
...Just be there.
Saturday, May 5 at 8 PM
Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Ct NW
Washington, DC 20008
This space is down the alley from the Phillips Collection on 21st Street. Metro access from the Red Line, Dupont Circle Station (Q Street exit). Street parking is available but may be limited.
$5 suggested donation (to help us recoup costs for the event space)
For more information on our performers:
Sandra Beasley (www.sandrabeasley.com)
Molly Lawless (tyrnyx.wordpress.com)
Jim Dougan (www.activatecomix.com)
Jennifer Tress (www.yourenotprettyenough.com)
Natalie E. Illum (www.natalieillum.net)
Tony Mancus (www.inlandskirting.blogspot.com)
Brandon Wetherbee (www.youmethemeverybody.com)
DJ P-Vo (www.hometownsoundsdc.com)
This event is hosted and coordinated by International Arts & Artists, LLC. For more information about the venue and IA&A:http://www.facebook.com/events/255811644513842/ and RSVP.
- Lila Meltzer, age 6, every single day
since Heroes For My Son was released
cordially invites you to a
READING & BOOK SIGNING
reading from his new book
Wednesday, April 11 - 7:00 pm
1451 Chain Bridge Road
Thursday, April 12 - 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble
4801 Bethesda Avenue
Feel free to bring your own hero
(kids, parents and grandparents welcome!)
Monday, March 26, 2012
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog (March 26 2012)
Medal campaign for Garry Trudeau
By PATRICK GAVIN | 3/23/12
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY March 26 2012
Hal Jordan keeps it balanced on 'Green Lantern' cartoon
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY March 26 2012
Graphic Intelligence: Comics, The KKK, and Covert Ops
WEDNESDAY, 18 APRIL at 6:30 pm
International Spy Museum: 800 F Street, NW Washington, DC Gallery (Place/Chinatown Metrorail Station)
Truth, Justice, and the American Way seems to include spying.
Comic books often reflect the time in which they are created. Since the Cold War, spies have been hot, and the world of comics has had a great assortment of espionage volumes. National security lawyer and comic collector/dealer Mark S. Zaid has assembled a rich array of comics that address spies and espionage. He'll showcase some of the coolest and rarest volumes in his collection while he describes how spy comics mirrored the intelligence issues of the time period in which they were published—some purporting to reveal true spy cases. He'll also share tales of how comics may have been used as intelligence tools and to push social agendas involving war, race, and sex. Then there is the story of the famous superhero who teamed up with actual spies to strike a blow for justice and equality in the United States. Award-winning author Rick Bowers shares the story behind his new book Superman vs. the Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate. Bowers reveals how the producers of The Adventures of Superman radio show took on the resurgent Ku Klux Klan in 1946, teaming up with infiltrators within the secret society to produce a ground-breaking, 16-part radio drama in which the Man of Steel conquered the hooded hate mongers.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Daniel Govar - Cartoonist Survey #262
by David Paccia, March 21, 2012
David says he lives in Baltimore, but works for a DC company
by Tom Racine on March 25, 2012
"Team Cul de Sac" mastermind Chris Sparks joins me to talk about his amazing project to help raise money for Parkinson's Disease via the Team Fox organization, started, of course, by Michael J. Fox. Cartoonist and all around mensch Richard Thompson was diagnosed with Parkinson's back in 2009, and Chris has organized 150 artists to contribute original work that will be auctioned off this summer, and has been compiled into a 144 page hardcover book coming out on June 5th. Order your copy here!
The book and art auction contain works from a veritable "who's who" list of cartoonists, including 14 Reuben Award winners, 3 Pulitzer Prize winners, and a score of great artists from the web as well. There's not much of a worthier cause out there, so do your part by picking up a copy. You can stay abreast of the current information on when the actual art auction is this summer by reading Chris's blog. And naturally, if you're not keeping up with the man himself, here's a link to Richard Thompson's blog. Go forth and see the work of a master of our time!
We also manage to talk about comic books and comic shops, as Chris once owned one. He has a fascinating insider's look from the "brick and mortar" shop owner's perspective, and is something I've wanted to talk about for some time.
By Theresa Winslow, Staff Writer
Annapolis Capital Gazette 03/25/12
Saturday, March 24, 2012
By Christopher Heller • March 23, 2012
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY March 22 2012
Third Eye Comics | 45 Old Solomons Island Rd | Suite 102 | Annapolis | MD | 21401
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY March 20 2012