Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

2018's deaths in the comic arts (from the Comics Research Bibliography)

Deaths in 2018 included editorial cartoonist Dick Adair, Édouard Aidans, British 'Garth' artist John Allard, Italian Communist cartoonist Vincenzo "Enzo" Apicella, British girls' comics cartoonist John Armstrong, Dell Comics editor Don Jon "DJ" Arneson, UK cartoonist Terry Bave, political cartoon PAC founder Bob Bedard, translator Anthea Bell, caricaturist Frankie Bernard, graphic novel writer Anthony Bourdain, Norm Breyfogle, Barbarian Books comic book store founder George "Carl" Bridgers, sports cartoonist Charley Burns, semi-pro comics creator Mark Campos, Argentinian illustrator Horacio Cardo, Kennebec Journal editorial cartoonist Ken Carlson Jr., Disney cartoonist Paul Carlson, Mother Goose & Grimm gag writer Bert (Chili) Challis, Singapore and Hong Kong cartoonist Morgan Chua, Canadian comic strip creator Phil Collins, Boom! Studios and Archaia Press president Jack Cummins, Filipino comic book artist Bong Ty Dazo, Flash and Rocketeer writer-producer Paul De Meo, Portuguese comics historian António Dias de Deus, Steve Ditko, Harlan Ellison, Judge Dredd co-creator Carlos Ezquerra, animator Pablo Ferro, comic writer Michael Fleisher, comic writer Gary Friedrich, Italian cartoonist Leone Frollo, Dr. Seuss's widow Audrey Geisel, Canandian political cartoonist Jean-Pierre Girerd, French cartoonist Frank Giroud, Fortune Kookies cartoonist Charles Grass, Argentine comics writer Alfredo Grassi, caricaturist Robert Grossman, the model for Sandman's Death character Cinamon Hadley, Jane Arden cartoonist W.G. Hargis Jr, Johnny Hart's widow Bobby Hart, Diamond Outside Sales Manager Dave Hawksworth, Baltimore Sun artist Charles R. 'Hap' Hazard, Russ Heath, 'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg, "Ponytail" creator Lee Holley, Austalian editorial cartoonist Geoff "Jeff" Hook, editorial and religious cartoonist Phil Jackson, Canadian Whites  comic book artist Murray Karn, Bengali cartoonist Chandi Lahiri, Irvine Community News & Views cartoonist Steve Layton, Stan Lee, comic strip/book artist Bill Lignante, New Zealand cartoonist Barry Linton, editorial cartoonist Jack Lucey, animator Bud Luckey, comic fan Pat Lupoff, animator Don Lusk, Portuguese comics writer and historian Jorge Magalhães, comic fan Kevin Michael McFadden, editorial cartoonist Jon "Tosh" McIntosh, Mad's Nick Meglin, editorial cartoonist Paul Miller, Block Island Times editorial cartoonist Bruce Montgomery, John Blair Moore, British comic book artist Mike Noble, illustrator Bill O'Connor, anime and manga importer Fred Patten, French cartoonist René Pétillon, Richard "F'murr" Peyzaret, Australian editorial cartoonist Larry Pickering, animator and illustrator Alice Provensen, Norwegian cartoonist "Hariton Pushwagner" aka Terje Brofos, Pop Art comic book painter Mel Ramos, Spanish cartoonist Julio Ribera, San Diego Comic-Con's president John Rogers, Momoko Sakura, animator and comics fan Jon Schnepp, Marie Severin, gag cartoonist Jim Sizemore, Odyssey Comics and Cards store owner Greg Sohlden, Howard Sparber, editorial cartoonist Marty Stanton, Wayne Stayskal, animation voice David Ogden Stiers, outdoor gag cartoonist Richard Stubler, Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, Australian cartoonist Ron Tandberg, webcomic writer Greg Thelen, Dragon Con comics director Thom Trainor, illustrator Wallace (Wally) Tripp, Soviet animator Eduard Uspensky, Belgian comic book artist William Vance, Comic Heaven store owner John Verzyl, comic book artist Clifford Vanmeter, animator Will Vinton, British comic book cover artist Bob Wakelin, Mort Walker, animation music composer Robert J. Walsh, comics historian Hames Ware, comic store owner Dennis Webb, Danish comic strip creator Werner "WOW" Wejp-Olsen, UK indy comic book creator Terry Wiley, underground newspaper publisher John Wilcock, small town cartoonist Lorraine Williams, 'Walking Dead' tv actor Scott Wilson, Chicago Sun-Times cartoonist Cliff Wirth, Hong Kong cartoonist Yim Yee-king AKA Ah Chung …

Big Planet New Year's holiday hours and sale

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Monday, December 31, 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

Catching up with Richmond's Ash Griffith's column in RVA Magazine

RVA Mag Comics X-Change: Issue 1

RVA Mag Comics X-Change: Issue 2

RVA Comics X-Change: Issue 3

RVA Mag Comix X-Change: Issue 4

RVA Mag Comics X-Change: Issue 5 — Comicon Edition

RVA Mag Comics X-Change: Issue #6

RVA Mag Comics X-Change: Issue 7

RVA Comics X-Change: Issue 8

RVA Comics X-Change: Issue 9

NPR's Yu talks to Walden and Stotts

'We Are Here': Questions For Comics Creator Taneka Stotts

·  Mallory Yu

December 21, 2018

'It Would Have Changed My Life': Questions For Cartoonist Tillie Walden

Comics Research Bibliography 2018 print edition ebook available now

Over 1200 pages long with more than 9,000 new entries, this is a bibliography of articles and books on all aspects of comic and cartoon art including comic books, comic strips, cartoons, animation, editorial cartoons, newly updated as of the end of 2018. The electronic book include tens of thousands of citations with links to information on comic book movies, the Charlie Hebdo massacre, the Danish Islam cartoon controversy and other topical matters. Many citations are hot-linked to the web publication for ease of use.

A two-volume print edition is coming, but I'm waiting on proof copies to check first.

I'd be glad of any comments except those that note that I'm missing something as I have literally 10,000 pages more of citations waiting to be formatted.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

The Post reviews a Saul Steinberg reprint

Think you don't understand art? This is the one book you'll need. [Saul Steinberg; in print as An exercise manual to train your eyes to look at art].

Monday, December 24, 2018

That darn “Pearls Before Swine”, “Tariff Man” and “Non Sequitur”

The funnies, the saddies, the baddies

[ Pearls Before Swine, Tariff Man, Non Sequitur; online as Readers critique The Post: Voyager 2, the Harvard-Yale game, and funny, sad and bad cartoons]

Washington Post December 21 2018

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Big Planet Special holiday hours

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Cavna on Superman: The Movie

How 'Superman' gave rise to superhero movies 40 years ago [in print as 'Superman' gave rise to the heroes we know].

Trump’s caravan of chaos

Trump's caravan of chaos

The president led a motley crew through 2018

The Post on the death of Mrs. Dr. Seuss

Audrey Geisel, caretaker of the Dr. Seuss literary estate, dies at 97 [in print as Audrey Geisel, 97; Dr. Seuss's widow and the protector of his estate].

Washington Post December 22 2018, p. B5

The Post on Aquaman

'Aquaman' dazzles the eye, but it's really exhausting to watch [in print as Hard to catch breath in this underwater adventure].

Washington Post December 21 2018

'Aquaman' is packed to the gills — and that's not a good thing [in print as Packed to the gills: DCU's 'Aquaman' is much too much]

Why an 'Aquaman' comic writer returned to superheroes

December 21 2018

How Jason Momoa and James Wan made a different kind of superhero movie with 'Aquaman' [in print as Hesitant at first to dive into Aquaman].

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

PR: Adam Hughes In-Store Signing at CC&C

Adam Hughes In-Store Signing at CC&C
From the Store that Brings You... 
Adam Hughes will be at Cards, Comics & Collectibles on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm! A long-time friend and recurring guest of the Baltimore Comic-Con, Adam is the artist on Marvel's Fantastic Four being released that Wednesday, which will feature the wedding of Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters.
Fantastic Four _5
From Marvel's solicitation for this issue: The wedding that's been years in the making...Ben and Alicia say "I do!" No bait. No switch. Not a dream. Not a hoax. And we swear, not a single Skrull around. This is really happening! From the book that brought you the first, best and longest running super hero marriage in comics, we give you...the wedding of Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters! Featuring an untold tale of the courtship of Ben and Alicia. A bachelor party that only Johnny Storm could throw. And a very special ceremony brought to you in the Mighty Marvel Manner.
As far as cover artists working in comics today, Adam Hughes is among the very best. A 12-year veteran of Gaijin Studios, Hughes is most widely recognized for his pin-up style renditions of female characters, especially over the course of his long runs as cover artist on Wonder Woman and Catwoman. His most recent work includes covers for Superman, Red Sonja/Tarzan, and Captain America. Hughes is a multiple Harvey and Eisner Award winner for Best Cover Artist.
"Adam is an amazing artist," said Marc Nathan, owner of Cards, Comics & Collectibles. "We are incredibly lucky to have him at the store on the day of this momentous issue's release!"
Adam will sign the first 10 autographs for free if they are bought in the store. Other items or items beyond the ten purchased in-store are $5 each.
Cards, Comics & Collectibles is located at 51 Main St., Reisterstown, MD  21136. For more information, please visit, our Facebook page, or call 410-526-7410.
51 Main St., Reisterstown, Maryland 21136

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

Fluegennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "Yellow Jacket"

The latest from Mike Flugennock, DC's anarchist cartoonist.

"Yellow Jacket"

In solidarity with the French revolutionaries of the Gilets Jaunes.

Much of the US Left points to the Gilets Jaunes as proof that protest works, but they couldn't be more wrong. Protest doesn't work; insurrection does.

The Gilets Jaunes didn't put Macron on the run and achieve a rollback of the regressive "carbon tax" by putting on a big police-permitted march on a Saturday afternoon and returning to work on Monday; they did it by totally disrupting business as usual, by tearing up the streets and burning the m*th@rf%ck!r down, by making the posh shopping districts unshoppable, and making the country ungovernable week after week.