Wednesday, September 19, 2018
'Steven Universe' creator illuminates the power of personal work — including LGBTQ representation
ΘeoCon is a one-day convention in which participants will be introduced and invited to explore themes of theology and morality in pop culture. Pop culture mediums include, but are not limited to: comic books, graphic novels, gaming and science-fiction(sci-fi) films. Methods of exploration include: guest speakers, panel discussions, exhibits, reflection spaces, and cosplay.
ΘeoCon is a welcoming event, that invites people from diverse faith affiliations, races, abilities, gender identities, and ethnicities. In order to offer a safe and welcoming space, we invite all ΘeoConers/con participants to review our no-harassment and safety policy. *There are a number of great sites that speak to "Cosplay Is Not Consent."
Doors open at 8am for admission. Event begins at 9am.
Free parking is available on the campus, but limited. Carpooling or using the metrorail is suggested.
Date and Time
Virginia Theological Seminary
3737 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304
|Williams experiments with alternative medicine|
I recently got an email from a publicist noting that they had sent me a book eleven months ago and I hadn't reviewed it yet. Whoops! When you buy as many books as I do, this happens all too frequently, but in this case it was also a big mistake. Out Of The Woods: A Journey Through Depression and Anxiety by Brent Williams and illustrator Korkut Oztekin (Educational Resources, 2017; ISBN 978-0473-39006-8; $28) is an excellent book and a worthy addition to the burgeoning field of graphic medicine.
|Williams' 'spirit guide' explains depressions effect on brain cells.|
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
'Who's That Man with Mr. Lincoln, Mommy?'
SPX 2018 Panel - The Universes of Rebecca Sugar
No Experience needed
All supplies (& HAPPY HOUR) included
A collaborative workshop where you start with a canvas and when the music stops, you move on to your neighbors'.
Have a drink, paint some canvases, and take a unique piece of art home.
Workshop lead by Violet Red's Studio, Sentient Beings Art, and Robin Ha.
The instructors will provide short demos for each activity and will be there for any technical advice should you want it, but the main purpose of this gathering is to play and express. Let's revel in the joys of simply creating for the sake of creating!
Activity examples: Blind Contour, Rainbow Portraits, Pattern Play, Musical Canvases, Costumed Figure Drawing
Tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/
All levels, genders, and whatnot welcome!
BYO materials, although some will be available.
*suggested donation of $10, no one turned away for lack of funds*
Held at the Femme Fatale DC art lounge.
Monday, September 17, 2018
Brigid Alverson responds to a recent opinion piece on TCJ.com and shares her thoughts on comiXology/Amazon's presence at this weekend's Small Press Expo.
'Marvel's Spider-Man' is breathtaking, electrifying, and a tad too predictable [in print as Marvel's spider-Man is breathtaking but a bit predictable].
|Dana Jeri Maier|
|Nate Powell and Erin Nations at Top Shelf booth|
|Matthew Thurber drawing|
|Teresa Roberts Logan|
|Josh O'Neill, publisher of Locust Moon Press|
Saturday, September 15, 2018
|Michael Cherkas and Larry Hancock with The Silent Invasion from NBM.|
|The floor minutes after the doors opened|
|Chris Pitzer of Adhouse Books|
|John Patrick Green and Dave Roman|
|Jason Rodriguez and Liz Laribee|
|Dale Rawlings' t-shirt at DC Conspiracy taable|
|Andrew Cohen, Mike Cowgill and Evan Keeling of DC Conspiracy|
|Terry Nantier of NBM, Hancock and Cherkas|
|Jared Smith of Retrofit / Big Planet|
|My friend Chris and Eric Colossal|
Friday, September 14, 2018
"How Do We Cope with Something Like That?": SPX and the CBLDF Confront Defamation Lawsuit Aimed at The 11
West Dining Room, 6th Floor, Madison Building
Library of Congress
- Bruce Guthrie Photos Home Page: [Click here] to go to Bruce Guthrie Photos home page.
- Description of Pictures: Jérémie Royer - Audubon: On the Wings of the World — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
He was a man of many names and many lives, some invented and some embellished. But one thread followed John James Audubon through his life: a love of nature and an unquenchable thirst for adventure. This graphic novel depicts an eccentric character who became one of the fathers of modern-day ornithology, revered even today for his paintings of the birds of North America. Paging through the chapters of Audubon's storied life, illustrator Royer gives a sense of the American wild, as well as Audubon's wild desire to document it. Ages 13 and up.