Thursday, October 17, 2019

Abominable cartoon lastest geopolitical casualty

Yeti movie 'Abominable' asserts Beijing's claims over disputed South China Sea, outraging Vietnam [in print as Vietnam pulls movie 'Abominable' from theaters over South China Sea claim].

Washington Post Oct. 16, 2019 p. A23
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/yeti-movie-abominable-asserts-beijings-claims-over-disputed-south-china-sea-outraging-vietnam/2019/10/15/3dcef1bc-ee52-11e9-bb7e-d2026ee0c199_story.html

Oct 30: Music Graphic Novel Book Club

Music Graphic Novel Book Club

  • Solid State Books 600 H Street Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)

Join audiophile Jeremiah Foxwell in an engaging discussion of the life of Robert Johnson. Love in Vain: Robert Johnson 1911-1938 is the thrilling graphic novel telling of the life of Robert Johnson, the legendary bluesman who died over 75 years ago.

From 'Crossroads Blues' to 'Sweet Home Chicago', 'Hellhound on My Trail' to 'Come On In My Kitchen', Robert Johnson wrote some of the most enduring and formative songs of the original blues era, songs that would go on to help shape the birth of rock 'n' roll in the 1960s. Beloved of Clapton, Dylan and the Stones, Robert Johnson remains one of the most iconic and mythologized figures in popular music (and the first of many to die at the age of 27). Born in the in the South in Mississippi, Johnson made his way to the urban North as a traveling musician, but it was only when he returned to the South that he recorded the twenty-nine songs, in two sessions, which would create his legacy.

Exploring the stories and legends that surround his life and death — his childhood, his womanizing, his pact with the devil at the crossroads — Mezzo and DuPont have produced a fittingly creative and beautiful depiction of this most extraordinary life.

Our Book clubs are free and open for all to attend — no sign up required!

PR: Baltimore Comic-Con 2019 Kicks Off Tomorrow!


BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - October 17, 2019 - The 20th Annual Baltimore Comic-Con kicks-off tomorrow afternoon, Friday, October 18, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center! The show floor will open at 1:00 pm (12:30 pm for VIP Ticket holders), but box offices will be open as early as 8:00 am.
Here are a few last-minute reminders for attendees:
Baltimore Convention Center street map

  • We are in the Pratt and Howard Street Lobby this year (the same entrance as last year).
  • Online ticket sales end Thursday afternoon.
  • Be sure to arrive early, as lines to enter when the show floor opens will begin to form early.
  • If you are driving in on Saturday, especially from the north, please be aware of traffic changes -- see the Helpful Info: Getting to the Baltimore Comic-Con on Saturday link for details.
  • All attendees need to bring their receipt from their online ticket purchase or their physical tickets and a photo ID, and follow directions of staff members to guide them to the proper lines where their receipts will be scanned and collected, and wristbands issued.
  • Those who purchased the VIP Packages should go the VIP booth near WILL CALL to attain their packages.
  • We have celebrity photo ops and tickets for media guests. You can meet, greet, and redeem all pre-purchased tickets for media guests in the Guest Autographs and Photos Area. More information about all of our media guests can be found here.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

TCJ.com published Steve Canyon history by local journalist

I'm on the road today so Michael O'Connell Wrote a blurb for me about his sweet story.


Richard A. Bauman was a Coast Guard rear admiral who loved the Steve Canyon comic strip by Milton Caniff. Not only did he collect every daily strip for 41 years, he corresponded with Caniff and received several pieces of personalized artwork from the artist. One drawing even found Bauman while he was stationed in Saigon during the Vietnam War. 

For the last seven years, Northern Virginia journalist Michael O'Connell has been researching Bauman and his collection, talking to Bauman's family and digging through the archives at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at The Ohio State University. The results of his research reveal a four-decades long love story between Bauman and his wife Dorothy and an unlikely connection with Air Force officer and comic strip hero, Steve Canyon. You can read that story today via The Comics Journal.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Library of Congress National Book Festival videos online

Transcript: TEXT

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Title
Gale Galligan & Ann M. Martin: 2019 National Book Festival
Summary
Gale Galligan and Ann M. Martin launched their new book "The Baby-Sitters Club: Boy-Crazy Stacey" and discussed The Baby-Sitters Club series at the 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Event Date
August 31, 2019
Notes
-  Gale Galligan is a cartoonist and graduate of New York University and the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her graphic novel adaptations of Ann M. Martin's "The Baby-Sitters Club" series have received wide acclaim and soared onto the New York Times and USA Today best-seller lists. Her comics have appeared in the "Game Boss" and "Transitions" anthologies. Kirkus praised Galligan's "The Baby-Sitters Club" adaptations and called them "a worthy addition to the series." Library Journal said, "Galligan easily shifts between giggles with friends and more emotional scenes, always retaining the upbeat, earnest tone of the original." Her new book, written by Ann M. Martin, is "The Baby-Sitters Club: Boy-Crazy Stacey," the seventh in the "Baby-Sitters Club" series.
-  Ann M. Martin is the author of the beloved "The Baby-Sitters Club" series, one of the most successful series in publishing history with more than 176 million copies in print worldwide. It has been adapted into a TV series and a feature film, and it has prompted girls around the world to start their own baby-sitters clubs. The New York Times hailed Martin as "a genius in communicating with girls. ... [She] gets children to read." Time magazine praised the "The Baby-Sitters Club" series, calling it, "must-read literature for preteen girls." Her other acclaimed novels include "A Corner of the Universe," which won a Newbery Honor; A Dog's Life: The Autobiography of a Stray," "Belle Teal," and the "Main Street" and "The Doll People" series. Martin has also collaborated on other works, including her new graphic novel with Gale Galligan, "The Baby-Sitters Club: Boy Crazy-Stacey."
Running Time
26 minutes, 29 seconds

Transcript: TEXT

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Title
Matt Phelan: 2019 National Book Festival
Summary
Matt Phelan discussed "Knights vs. Monsters" at the 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Event Date
August 31, 2019
Notes
-  Matt Phelan is the award-winning creator of the graphic novels "Snow White," "The Storm in the Barn," "Bluffton," and "Around the World," as well as the picture book "Druthers." He is also the illustrator of many books for young readers, including "Flora's Very Windy Day" by Jeanne Birdsall, "Marilyn's Monster" by Michelle Knudsen, "Xander's Panda Party" by Linda Sue Park, and "The Higher Power of Lucky" by Susan Patron, winner of the 2007 Newbery Medal. His most recent books are the picture book "Pignic" and the middle-grade adventure novel "Knights vs. Dinosaurs."
Running Time
28 minutes, 4 seconds

Transcript: TEXT

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Jennifer & Matthew Holm: 2019 National Book Festival
Summary
Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm launched their new book "The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight" at the 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Event Date
August 31, 2019
Notes
-  Jennifer L. Holm is the New York Times best-selling author of "The Fourteenth Goldfish" and several other highly acclaimed novels, including the Scott O'Dell Award-winning "Full of Beans" and three Newbery Honor Books, "Our Only May Amelia," "Penny from Heaven" and "Turtle in Paradise." With her brother Matt, she is co-creator of beloved and best-selling graphic novels, including the "Babymouse," "Squish" and "Sunny Side Up" series. Her new book with Matt is "The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight."
-  Matthew Holm is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator who has created more than 35 books for children. He is the co-creator (with his sister Jennifer) of a number of graphic novels, including the Eisner Award-winning "Babymouse" series and the "Squish" and "Sunny Side Up" series. Holm recently co-wrote and illustrated the middle-grade novel "Marvin and the Moths." His new book with Jennifer is "The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight.
Running Time
22 minutes, 27 seconds

Transcript: TEXT

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Fabien Cousteau: 2019 National Book Festival
Summary
Fabien Cousteau discussed "Great White Shark Adventure" at the 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Event Date
August 31, 2019
Notes
-  As the first grandson of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Fabien Cousteau spent his early years aboard his famous grandfather's ships, Calypso and Alcyone, learning how to scuba dive on his fourth birthday. He is well known for his study of sharks, and in 2000-2002, Cousteau was an explorer-at-large for National Geographic, where he collaborated on a TV special aimed at changing public conceptions about sharks called, "Attack of the Mystery Shark." In addition to National Geographic, Cousteau has worked with Discovery, PBS and CBS to produce ocean exploration documentaries. His recent book for young people is "Great White Shark Adventure."
Running Time
27 minutes, 7 seconds
and a former local cartoonist turned children's book author:

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Juana Medina: 2019 National Book Festival
Summary
Juana Medina launched her new book "Juana & Lucas: Big Problemas" at the 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Event Date
August 31, 2019
Notes
-  Juana Medina was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. She is the illustrator of "Smick!" by Doreen Cronin and "Lena's Shoes Are Nervous: A First-Day-of-School Dilemma" by Keith Calabrese. Juana Medina is also the author-illustrator of "1 Big Salad," "Sweet Shapes" and "Juana & Lucas," which won the 2017 Pura Belpré Author Award. Her new book is "Juana & Lucas: Big Problemas."
Running Time
23 minutes, 59 seconds

Monday, October 14, 2019

Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "Don't Ask Us HOW We Know..."

From DC's anarchist cartoonist Mike Flugennock:

"Don't Ask Us How We Know..."
http://sinkers.org/stage/?p=2811

In the midst of the Democrats' exercise in wasting time and hoping people don't notice what a bunch of crying-ass losers they are — uhh, that is, the impeachment inquiry, Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal remarked that no inquiry was needed, and that "...People should stop looking for a secret smoking gun. Donald Trump is the smoking gun."

So, basically, the bunch who crashed and burned in 2016 and cratered with Russiagate are cooking up an impeachment "inquiry" that will probably drag out until the Conventions and telling us "really, trust us, we've got this, really this time. Don't ask us how we know, we just know, OK?"

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Video of Rep. Pramila Jayapal's remarks tweeted by MoveOn, 10.04.2019
https://twitter.com/MoveOn/status/1180145551787974656

"'Donald Trump is the smoking gun': Washington state's Rep. Pramila Jayapal says no inquiry needed to impeach him", Seattle Times 09.24.2019 
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/crimes-have-been-committed-in-clear-daylight-washington-states-rep-pramila-jayapal-says-no-inquiry-needed-to-impeach-trump/

More SPX panels and interviews online

SPX 2019 Panel - Graphic Journalism: On The Road

Published on Oct 11, 2019

Graphic Journalism doesn't have the immediacy of typical news, but it allows the artist a chance to go in-depth and in-person for long periods of time to get at deeper truths. Award-winning author and policy advisor Andrew Aydin (March) moderates the panel with road veterans Ted Rall (To Afghanistan And Back: A Graphic Travelogue), Aimee DeJongh (Taxi!), Josh Kramer (The Cartoon Picayune), and Jérôme Tubiana (Guantánamo Kid).



SPX 2019 Panel - Racial Illiteracy

Published on Oct 11, 2019

Harvey, Glyph and Inkpot award-winning indie cartoonist Keith Knight crashes SPX with an all-new slideshow addressing America's Racial Illiteracy. Using comix, story-telling, and humor, ye olde Gentleman Cartoonist gets to the heart of the matter when it comes to America's biggest problem.


SPX 2019: Caitlin Major & Matt Hoddy

Published on Oct 10, 2019

Joe, Rusty (also appearing as Caitlin), Caitlin (also appearing as Rusty), and Matt talk about Very Important Matters including, but not limited to, Kit Kat flavors, There's a taste test!

SPX 2019: Jorge F. Muñoz

Published on Oct 10, 2019

Rusty and Joe talk to Jorge F. Muñoz about attending his first American comic show! They also learn about comic culture in Mexico! And hunting Bigfoot on the weekends! It's a doozy!

SPX 2019: Colleen AF Venable

Published on Oct 10, 2019

Joe and Rusty learn about the competitive world of Dance Central from the FORTY-SECOND BEST DANCE CENTRALIST IN THE WORLD, Colleen AF Venable! They also talk about comics! It's pretty good! Go to colleenaf.com for dance fights and cute animals doing things. Mostly the latter, but possibly the former!

SPX 2019: Zach Clemente

Published on Oct 10, 2019

Zach is publishing comics! Joe and Rusty are talking about dudes who Eff, kids-snatching, and being mean! Zach is obviously a bad influence.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Tomorrow! Meet Batman Writer Tom King & Raven writer Kami Garcia



Meet comic superstars Tom King (Batman, Mister Miracle, Vision) & Kami Garcia (Teen Titans: Raven) at our BATMAN vs HARLEY / JOKER Signing TOMORROW at
Third Eye Annapolis

SATURDAY 10/12/19
Two colossal comics superstars -- one awesome signing!

Read all about JOKER & HARLEY: CRIMINAL SANITY #1 by Kami Garcia
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