Thursday, November 01, 2018

Tonight: Slovenian cartoonists at Big Planet on U St

  • Today at 7 PM – 9 PM

  • Big Planet Comics of Washington DC
    1520 U St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

  • Big Planet Comics is excited to present Izar Lunańćek and Nejc Juren, all the way from Slovenia for their American comics residency, as they present their graphic novel Animal Noir!

    Animal Noir: Anthropomorphic animals like you've never seen them before. It's Chinatown meets Animal Farm. Private Investigator (and giraffe), Immanuel Diamond - Manny to his friends - has been asked by his uncle, an influential judge, to track down a prey fantasy movie. Adult films in this world are staged hunts where one animal eats another and the judge's wife starred in one that has been hidden (until now). Giraffe detectives, hippo mob members, prey-obsessed lions, street fighting elephants, and oppressed zebras are just part of this wild animal kingdom.

    They will also presenting a history of Slovenian comics at the Slovenian Embassy that weekend.

    Library of Congress' Swann Foundation is accepting fellowship applications

    The Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon, administered by the Library of Congress is accepting applications for its graduate fellowship, one of the few in the field, for the 2019-2020 academic year. Deadline for applications is February 15, 2019. Please see the following for criteria, guidelines, and application forms:


    Please email or call (202) 707-9115 if you have questions.

    New Herblock exhibit on 1968 up at Library of Congress

    And curator Sara Duke will be talking about it at noon on Nov. 2.

    ICv2 on Geppi's Library of Congress press preview

    Editorial Cartoon by Artleytoons

    My cartoon suggests that perhaps the Trump factor may not be such a boon to GOP contenders after all (with apologies to Sparky Schultz).
        —Steven G. Artley, artleytoons

    ©2018 Steven G. Artley • artleytoons • ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    Clifford Berryman exhibit in DC city hall

    Exhibit Honors Cartoonist Who Championed D.C. Voting Rights (And Invented The Teddy Bear)

    The Post on Jeff Kinney's upcoming DC visit

    Jeff Kinney puts on a show to launch new 'Wimpy Kid' book [in print as Author takes 'Wimpy Kid' from page to stage].

    Nov 2: Sara Duke talks about Herblock at Library of Congress

    Gallery Talk: The '68 Election Through Herblock's Eyes
    Sara W. Duke

    Friday, November 2, 2018 at Noon.

    Library of Congress
    Thomas Jefferson Building
    Ground Floor ,Graphic Arts Gallery

    Geppi press conference at Library of Congress covered by Baltimore Magazine

    Steve Geppi Unveils Collection at Library of Congress For the First Time

    Baltimore magazine publisher offers a preview of rare comic art that goes on display next week.

    By Jane Marion | October 30, 2018,

    I took some vacation time and attended this as well, so I'll have my own article about it.

    Comic Riffs on Black Panther costume controversy

    Yes, any kid can wear a Black Panther costume, say creators who helped shape the character [in print as An all-inclusive Wakanda: Kids and 'Black Panther' costumes]

    Frankenstein comics on display at Library of Congress

    The Evolution of Frankenstein in Comics and Culture: Monster, Villain, and Hero

    Nov 8: Jarrett J. Krosoczka HEY, KIDDO reading and presentation in DC!

    Jarrett J. Krosoczka HEY, KIDDO reading and presentation in DC!

    · Hosted by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

  • Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 7 PM – 9 PM

  • West End DC Public Library
    1101 24th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20037

    New location and time from original events posting.

    West End library branch of the DC Public Library. Book sales by Politics and Prose!

    Join Jarrett J. Krosoczka as he reads from his young adult graphic memoir, HEY, KIDDO.

    Finalist for a National Book Award!

    ★ "Honest, important, and timely."
    —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

    ★ "A must have, this book will empower readers.
    —School Library Journal, starred review

    ★ "A nuanced graphic memoir...tells a story of identity."
    —Publishers Weekly, starred review

    ★ "Krosoczka has meticulously crafted a severely honest portrayal of addiction, resilient familial love, and the healing power of art..."
    —The Horn Book, starred review

    ★ "Deeply vulnerable..."
    —Booklist, starred review


    A true story about how complicated the truth can be.

    In preschool, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery -- Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents -- two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children until Jarrett came along.

    Jarrett goes through his childhood trying to make his non-normal life as normal as possible, finding a way to express himself through drawing even as so little is being said to him about what's going on. Only as a teenager can Jarrett begin to piece together the truth of his family, reckoning with his mother and tracking down his father.

    Hey, Kiddo is a profoundly important graphic memoir about growing up in a family grappling with addiction and finding the art that helps you survive.
  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    The Post on the death of Asterix translator Anthea Bell

    Anthea Bell, deft translator of Asterix comics and literary classics, dies at 82 [in print as Anthea Bell, 82; Her literary fame came through deft translations].

    TCJ looks at Annapolis' Dead Reckoning

    New Publisher Dead Reckoning Tries A Big Entrance to the War Genre

    Editorial cartoon from artleytoons

    My cartoon, "La Casa de Los Valientes" criticizes the folly of 
    the President's policy, not the integrity of our brave U.S. soldiers.
        —Steven G. Artley, artleytoons

    ©2018 Steven G. Arley • artleytoons • ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    Editorial Cartoon from Artleytoons

    My cartoon, "Our Struggle.No need to elaborate on this one.
        —Steven G. Artley, artleytoons

    ©2018 Steven G. Artley • artleytoons • ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

    Dec 17: Smithsonian Associates hosts Garry Trudeau as a premium offer

    Exclusive New Member Offer

    Join as a Smithsonian Associates member and get free tickets to see Garry Trudeau of "Doonesbury" fame. Don't wait! We anticipate that this popular program will sell out to our members, so we are offering you early access.

    Garry Trudeau

    Garry Trudeau and His "Doonesbury" World
    Evening Program with Book Signing
    Monday, December 17, 2018 at 6:45 p.m.
    Baird Auditorium, Natural History Museum

    For nearly 50 years, "Doonesbury" has been more than a comic strip: It's a satirical, hilarious, and often unsettling examination of American political and cultural life through the eyes of Garry Trudeau. He takes a look at the world he invented—and the wider one today—in a conversation with Michael Cavna of the Washington Post's Comic Riffs blog.  

    Offer valid through December 17, 2018, 2 p.m. Subject to ticket availability. One-time-only offer. The offer does not apply to current Smithsonian Associates members. Please note that tickets will be released for sale to the public starting November 15, 2018.

    Nov 2-4: Charles Vess in Baltimore

    Here are the dates for my mini tour in support of the publication of "The Books of Earthsea." I'm happy to sign any and all other books that I've worked on if you bring 'em. Additionally, I'll be presenting a short slide show on my collaboration with Ursula for this book at each event.

    November 2-4, World Fantasy Convention in Baltimore MD. There'll also be an exhibit of many of the originals for The Book in the art room.