Thursday, July 16, 2015

Harvey nom for 'Wild Ocean'

Wild Ocean: Sharks, Whales, Rays and Other Endangered Sea Creatures (Fulcrum Publishing) is a Harvey Award nominee in the anthology category. Local contributors to the book include me (Matt Dembicki), Michael Cowgill, Jason Axtell, Brooke Allen, Andy Kettler, Steve Loya and Kevin Panetta. All comic professionals are eligible to vote. Here is the online ballot.

Image: Page from story by Michael Cowgill/Tom Williams

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Comic Riffs talks to Breathed

July 18: Loudon County Library anime con

MiniCon 2015

 LCPL's annual anime convention for teens ages 12-18 at Rust Library in Leesburg.

Join us for costumes, contests, friends, and --  of course-- anime!
Saturday, July 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More details at

Jeffrey Thompson's new Thor & Loki book

Teresa Logan at Speakeasy DC tonight

Liz Suburbia interview on her new book

Messing-Up, Making Music, & Crafting Comics: Liz Suburbia Delves into Sacred Heart.
PREVIEWSworld: July 2015

I interviewed her in 2011.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Comic Riffs interviews Lalo Alcaraz

Arlington's Nell Minow interviews MAD editor

SDCC 2015: Sam Viviano of MAD Magazine

by Nell Minow

July 13, 2015

Page-Kirby on Minions and Batkid

We can make better movies for kids than 'Minions' [in print as Butt Tired: C'mon 'Minions,' we're better than this].

'Batkid' celebrates the effort behind a boy's big day [in print as 'Batkid' and his super friends].


Comic Riffs interviews from SDCC

Comic-Con Quick Picks: 'Bone's' Jeff Smith plots America's next great comics fest

The real origin story behind how Rep. John Lewis became THE hit of Comic-Con…

Quick Picks: For Craig Yoe, old-school side of Comic-Con still enjoys a Golden Age

Comic-Con Quick Picks: Busy as ever, Peter Bagge is a creative force on 'Fire!!'

PR: Comic Inspired play in Fairfax, Virginia: LETO LEGEND

From: Kristen LePine

I wanted to let you know about a comic inspired play happening at Fairfax's the Hub Theatre that I think your readership would love to see: LETO LEGEND.

LETO LEGEND is a comedy about contemporary and mythical superheroines. In the contemporary world, Charlie is a single 'lacrosse' mom striving to balance newfound success as a comic book creator with the demands of parenthood. In the mythical universe, Leto, a Titan goddess and mother to Artemis and Apollo, also deals with the dual demands of work and family. The play tackles how to navigate a work, artistic and family life and deal with interior and exterior judgement.

The production features an all-female cast including Valerie Fenton, Lolita Clayton, Katie Nigsch, Katie Jeffries, Audrey Bertaux, and Carolyn Kashner. Matt Nielson wrote original music for the show, and Cliff Williams choreographed the stage-combat. Yes, in a play about superheroines, there has to be a fight scene! The rest of the design team – Robbie Hayes, Johnathan Alexander, Deb Sivigny, and Suzanne Maloney – have created a bold comic-inspired world where the contemporary and mythical collide. Helen Pafumi, who has been a huge champion of this play since its genesis, is directing.
More info and tix can be found at

The play runs from July 10 to August 2nd with performances 8pm on Friday and Saturday and 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. All Hub Theatre performances take place at the John Swayze Theatre at the New School of Northern Virginia, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax, VA 22031. 

Hope to see you at the show!
Kristen LePine, playwright
_____________________ - championing real and imagined heroines througout history
Mythical and contemporary super-heroines collide in LETO LEGEND premiering at the Hub Theatre in Fairfax, VA, July 10th-Aug 2nd. Purchase tickets.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

2 Eisners for 'Lumberjanes' artist Brooke Allen

The comic "Lumberjanes" (BOOM! Box) nabbed two Eisner Awards (Best News Series and Best Publication for Teens) for its creative team. Its artist, local cartoonist Brooke A. Allencelebrates the announcement with power tools.

'Superman 2050' at Kennedy Center

Chicago's Theater Unspeakable presents "Superman 2050" April 1-3, 2016, at the Family Theater at the Kennedy Center. Actors present the entire show on a 3'-by-7' space. Click here to see the promotional video.

Friday, July 10, 2015

NoVA's Sal Buscema on display at Geppi's in Baltimore

SuperNoVa Comicons Leesburg August 16th Cancelled

We have experienced a few too many logistical issues with our August 16th date that we are not able to overcome. Unfortunately, we will need to CANCEL the August 16th Leesburg show.  

We do hope to have these issues resolved very soon. It does not look like we will be able to schedule any additional Leesburg shows in 2015.

Apologies for any issues this may cause. We hope to reach out very soon regarding dates in 2016.

We appreciate your continued support and look forward to a full schedule in 2016!

Donald and Kathy Gehl
SuperNoVa Comicons LLC

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Teresa Logan has a new book and blog

Too Old to Care . . .

by The Laughing Redhead

click through to read the whole post, but here's the coloring book news:

"My beloved (seriously, my dream publisher) Andrews McMeel is making my paisleys a feature in their Posh Coloring Books series. Mine is called Posh Coloring Book: Paisleys for Fun & Relaxation, by Teresa Roberts Logan. I've started another site, Coloring With T, at which you might want to follow, and I started a Coloring With T Facebook page."

Teresa also has space left in her Graphic Memoirs class at Politics and Prose: