Friday, December 06, 2019
Howard Cruse, underground cartoonist and 'godfather of queer comics,' dies at 75 [in print as Pioneering chronicler of LGBTQ life in comics].
Liz At Large: "Now"
Week two of our new cartoon series is here.
Thursday, December 05, 2019
'At The Mountains Of Madness,' Spheroid Space Monsters Are Just Like Us
Sketches from the House Judiciary Committee's first impeachment hearing
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
How the Government Connects through Pop Culture: From Comics to Memes
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Join POLITICO's Matt Wuerker and The Economist's Kevin Kallaugher for a workshop and open discussion on the theory and practice of political cartoons. Attendees will participate in the conversation and even learn to draw some famous politicians.
Please email email@example.com or call (202) 707-9115 if you have questions.
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Cartoonist Lynda Barry: Drawing 'Has To Come Out Of Your Body'
Written and designed by the staff of The Washington Post and illustrated by artist Jan Feindt, The Mueller Report Illustrated: The Obstruction Investigation brings to life the findings of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III in an engaging and illuminating presentation.
When it was released on April 18, 2019, Mueller's report laid out two major conclusions: that Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election had been "sweeping and systematic" and that the evidence did not establish that Trump or his campaign had conspired with the Kremlin. The special counsel left one significant question unanswered: whether the president broke the law by trying to block the probe.
However, Mueller unspooled a dramatic narrative of an angry and anxious president trying to control the criminal investigation, even after he knew he was under scrutiny. Deep inside the 448-page report is a fly-on-the-wall account of the inner workings of the White House, remarkable in detail and drama. With dialogue taken directly from the report, The Mueller Report Illustrated is a vivid, factually rigorous narrative of a crucial period in Trump's presidency that remains relevant to the turbulent events of today.
Monday, December 02, 2019
2019 was a rocky year for superheroes — until 'Watchmen' raised the bar for the genre
The 11 superheroes who defined the decade onscreen, from Iron Man to one of the Watchmen
Friday, November 29, 2019
The artifacts are from the museum's permanent collection so you may have seen some of them before. What's different is that they're trading on the popularity of Black Panther. All of the signage is in a comic book font and you'll see a few word balloons and such.
They have a copy of the Black Panther comic in the display as well as some comics published in Africa. It's not a major part of the exhibit though.
Their brochure for the exhibit, although it's folded like one of those easily-ripped pocket-sized maps, also reflects the comic book design motif.
You might not want to make a special trip to see it but if you're going to the Freer's Hokusai exhibit, you definitely should pop in.
The museum's description of the exhibit is on https://africa.si.edu/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/heroes-principles-of-african-greatness/
My pictures from my Thanksgiving visit are on