Friday, November 02, 2018
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Today at 7 PM – 9 PM
They will also presenting a history of Slovenian comics at the Slovenian Embassy that weekend.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 707-9115 if you have questions.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Exhibit Honors Cartoonist Who Championed D.C. Voting Rights (And Invented The Teddy Bear)
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.
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]
The Evolution of Frankenstein in Comics and Culture: Monster, Villain, and Hero
Jarrett J. Krosoczka HEY, KIDDO reading and presentation in DC!
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
ABOUT HEY, KIDDO:
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
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].
New Publisher Dead Reckoning Tries A Big Entrance to the War Genre
Monday, October 29, 2018
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 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.
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.