Friday, December 31, 2010
New Year's Day: Big Planet 20% off sale - January hardcover sale.
Our annual New Year's Day Big Planet Comics sale! 20% off of everything in the stores!
Saturday, January 1 · 12:00pm - 5:00pm
All 4 Big Planet Locations!
Party Crashers reviewed in today's Post
By Jessica Dawson
Washington Post December 31, 2010; C08
Thursday, December 30, 2010
News of Wild Life (Online Comic)
I just got an email from Rob Steibel about his webcomic:
On the page, he explains:
Wild Life is the umbrella title for four separate ideas:
- Hairballs: starring the kittens Scratch & Sniff
- FaceSpace: featuring politicians, celebrities, and regular people
- Crazy Tales: experiments
- New Genesis: a collection of my new characters and stories
OT: Other DC serial fiction
Sleuth Central D.C.'s mystery writers break out big in 2010.
By Nevin Martell, December 31, 2010
Other 2010 comics writings
"Brad Meltzer, former local comics writer, interviewed on his new tv show Decoded," ComicsDC blog (December 2, 2010): http://comicsdc.blogspot.com/2010/12/brad-meltzer-former-local-comics-writer.html
"The State of Comic Art Bibliography in North America," Transatlantica 2010 (1): http://transatlantica.revues.org/4939
In Between the Panels: DC's Emergence on the Graphic Novel Scene, with Carolyn Belefski, Molly Lawless, Matt Dembicki, and Mike Rhode, The Women's National Book Association, DC Chapter, November 17 2010 at Busboys and Poets, online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x26ZBYIl5Oc
"Brave New Comic Strips," with Marguerite Dabaie, Keith Knight, and Richard Thompson, Small Press Expo, September 12, 2010. Online at http://www.archive.org/details/BraveNewComicStrips
"The Outside Perspective: Webcomic review/news sites," with Xavier Xerexes (aka Rob Tanner) and Kara Dennison (panelists). Intervention convention, September 11, 2010 (was this recorded by Intervention, I wonder?)
Interview for "Harvey Pekar book editor recalls a 'kind and diffident' man," by Michael Cavna, Washington Post Comic Riffs blog (July 12, 2010): http://voices.washingtonpost.com/comic-riffs/2010/07/harvey_pekars_book_editor_reme.html
Interview for "American Splendour's Harvey Pekar dies," by Thea Dikeos, ABC News' PM (July 14, 2010): http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2010/s2953704.htm and
"Graphic Content: A Conversation with Five DC Area Graphic Storytellers," Matt Wuerker, Ben Claassen III, Andrew Cohen, Evan Keeling and SL Gallant at Northwest One Neighborhood Library, Washington, DC, June 26, 2010. Online at http://www.archive.org/details/GraphicContentAConversationWithFiveDcAreaGraphicStorytellers
"American Splendor," in Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels ed. by M. Keith Booker, Santa Barbara: Greenwood, 2010.
"Cancer in the Comics: No Laughing Matter," with JTH Connor.American Association for the History of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, May 1, 2010.
Truitt on Echos comic book
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY December 29 2010
PR: Beyond Comics New Year's Sale!
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
New Year's Day: Big Planet 20% off sale
Our annual New Year's Day Big Planet Comics sale! 20% off of everything in the stores!
Saturday, January 1 · 12:00pm - 5:00pm
All 4 Big Planet Locations!
Weldon's greatest comic hits of 2010
by Glen Weldon
National Public Radio's Monkey See blog December 29, 2010
It's a completely respectable list. I need to read more of the books on it that I already own.
2010 Washington City Paper comics writings
"In the Esophagus of the Beast: Introducing Comics Blogger Mike Rhode," Jan. 19, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/01/19/in-the-esophagus-of-the-beast-introducing-comics-blogger-mike-rhode/
"What's So Special about Wednesday?" Jan. 20, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/01/20/what%e2%80%99s-so-special-about-wednesday/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with S.L. Gallant," Jan. 25, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/01/25/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-s-l-gallant/
"Darwyn Cooke to Speak at Smithsonian Saturday," Jan. 26, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/general/2010/01/26/darwin-cooke-to-speak-at-smithsonian-this-saturday/
"The State of the Union for D.C. Newspaper Cartoonists," Jan. 27, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/01/27/the-state-of-the-union-for-d-c-newspaper-cartoonists/
"How to Zip through "Herblock!" in 10 Minutes, Make that Meeting on the Hill," Feb. 1, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/02/01/how-to-zip-through-herblock-in-10-minutes-make-that-meeting-on-the-hill/
"The Quotable Darwyn Cooke: Highlights from the Cartoonist's Talk at American Art," Feb. 3, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/general/2010/02/03/the-quotable-darwyn-cooke-highlights-from-the-cartoonists-talk-at-american-art/
"Reviewed: Classic Dan Dare: Safari in Space and The Best of Roy of the Rovers: The 1970s Straight from the "boys papers," two recently collected U.K. comic strips," Washington City Paper Feb. 12, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/display.php?id=38461
"For the Wonky, Lovelorn Comics Reader, a Perfect Gift [Veeps]," Feb. 12, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/02/12/for-the-wonky-lovelorn-comics-reader-a-perfect-gift/
"When Captain America Throws His Mighty Shield…," Feb. 18, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/02/18/when-captain-america-throws-his-mighty-shield/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Kevin Rechin," Feb. 22, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/02/22/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-kevin-rechin/
"Shutter Island, Version 2.0: The Graphic Novel by Christian De Metter," Feb. 23, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/02/23/shutter-island-version-2-0-the-graphic-novel-by-christian-de-metter/
"This Saturday: ACT-I-VATE Yourself with Web Comics Creators," Feb. 24, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/02/24/this-saturday-act-i-vate-yourself-with-web-comics-creators/
"Meet a Local Comics Writer: A Chat with Jim Dougan of ACT-I-VATE," Feb. 26, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/02/26/meet-a-local-comics-writer-a-chat-with-jim-dougan-of-act-i-vate/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Nate Beeler," March 1, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/03/01/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-nate-beeler/
"Thursday: Kyle Baker and Bill Foster on Black-Themed Comic Books," Mar. 3, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/03/03/thursday-kyle-baker-and-bill-foster-on-black-themed-comic-books/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Politico's Matt Wuerker," Mar. 8, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/03/08/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-politicos-matt-wuerker/
"Library of Congress' "Molto Animato!" Exhibit Is Hardly Vivace," Mar. 10, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/visual-arts/2010/03/10/library-of-congress-molto-animato-exhibit-is-hardly-vivace/
"Jules Feiffer at Politics and Prose Thursday, March 18," March 10, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/display.php?id=38587
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Matt Dembicki," Mar. 15, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/03/15/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-matt-dembicki/
"The Quotable Jules Feiffer: Highlights from the Cartoonist's Talk at Politics and Prose," Mar. 19, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/03/19/the-quotable-jules-feiffer-highlights-from-the-cartoonist%E2%80%99s-talk-at-politics-and-prose/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Chris Flick," March 22, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/03/22/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-chris-flick/
"Obama Returns to Comic Books, Tasks Veronica with Powering Economy, March 24, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/03/24/obama-returns-to-comic-books-tasks-veronica-with-powering-economy/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Buzzboy's John Gallagher," March 29, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/03/29/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-buzzboys-john-gallagher/
"International Ink: Hagar, Nemi, Little Nothings, and Lenore," March 30, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/03/30/international-ink-hagar-nemi-little-nothings-and-lenore/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Illustrator David Hagen," April 5, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/04/05/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-illustrator-david-hagen/
"In D.C. and Industrywide, Will the iPad Save Comics and Kill Print?" Apr. 6, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/04/06/in-d-c-and-industrywide-will-the-ipad-save-comics-and-kill-print/
"International Ink: Feiffer, France, and Fingerman," April 12, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/04/12/international-ink-feiffer-france-and-fingerman/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Bamn Writer Troy Allen," April 14, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/general/2010/04/14/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-bamn-writer-troy-allen/
"Reviewed: Kick-Ass: Creating the Comic; Making the Movie," April 15, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/04/15/reviewed-kick-ass-creating-the-comic-making-the-movie/
"Anti-War Cartoon Friday," April 16, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/general/2010/04/16/anti-war-cartoon-friday/
"Free Comic Book Day, and How It Helps You," April 27, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/04/27/free-comic-book-day-and-how-it-helps-you/
"International Ink: Clowes, Kids, Crackers and Hellboy," Apr. 29, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/04/29/international-ink-clowes-kids-crackers-and-hellboy/
"Likable Characters Are for Weak-Minded Narcissists": A Chat with Daniel Clowes," May 3, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/05/03/likeable-characters-are-for-weak-minded-narcissists-a-chat-with-daniel-clowes/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Jeffrey Thompson," May 10, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/05/10/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-jeffrey-thompson/
"This Week: Comic Books' Brad Meltzer on His Real Heroes," May 12, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/05/12/this-week-comic-books-brad-meltzer-on-his-real-heroes/
"Trickster: Matt Dembicki on His Cartoon Anthology of Native American Stories," May 14, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/music/2010/05/14/trickster-matt-dembicki-on-his-cartoon-anthology-of-native-american-stories/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Joe Sutliff," May 17, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/05/17/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-joe-sutliff/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Illustrator Paul Zdepski," May 19, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/05/19/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-illustrator-paul-zdepski/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Trickster Artist Chris Piers," May 24, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/05/24/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-trickster-artist-chris-piers/
"International Ink: Back to the Future," May 25, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/05/25/international-ink-back-to-the-future/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Trickster Writer Joseph Stands With Many," May 27, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/05/27/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-trickster-writer-joseph-stands-with-many/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Trickster Illustrator Michael Auger," May 31, 201,0 http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/05/31/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-trickster-illustrator-michael-auger/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Trickster's Jacob Warrenfeltz," June 7, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/06/07/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-tricksters-jacob-warrenfeltz/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Rand Arrington," June 3, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/general/2010/06/03/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-rand-arrington/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Trickster Cartoonist Mike Short," June 9, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/06/09/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-trickster-cartoonist-mike-short/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Trickster's Andrew Cohen," June 14, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/general/2010/06/14/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-trickster-cartoonist-andrew-cohen/
"International Ink: Demo, Smile, and Moving Pictures," June 17, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/06/17/international-ink-demo-smile-and-moving-pictures/
"Meet a Formerly Local Cartoon Editor: A Chat with Dan Nadel," June 22, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/06/22/meet-a-formerly-local-cartoon-editor-a-chat-with-dan-nadel/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Washington City Paper's Ben Claassen III," June 23, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/06/23/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-washington-city-papers-ben-claassen-iii/
"This Saturday – 'Graphic Content: A Conversation with Five DC Area Graphic Storytellers,'" June 25, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/general/2010/06/25/this-saturday-graphic-content-a-conversation-with-five-dc-area-graphic-storytellers/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Donna Lewis," June 30, 2010,
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Evan Keeling," July 6, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/general/2010/07/06/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-evan-keeling/
"International Ink: War, Werewolves, Steampunk, Kung Fu, and Cap," July 8, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/07/08/international-ink-war-werewolves-steampunk-kung-fu-and-cap/
"Harvey Pekar and the Death of a Splendid American," July 13, 2010,
"Comics and Stamps Have a Longer History than You'd Expect," July 19, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/visual-arts/2010/07/19/comics-and-stamps-have-a-longer-history-than-youd-expect/
"International Ink: Brody's Ghost, Wolverine, Usagi Yojimbo," Aug. 3, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/08/03/international-ink-brodys-ghost-book-wolverine-usagi-yojimbo/
"Meet a Visiting Cartoonist: Ryan Claytor, the Man Behind Elephant Eater Comics," Aug. 5, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/08/05/meet-a-visiting-cartoonist-ryan-claytor-the-man-behind-elephant-eater-comics/
"Hate Comic Books? Library of Congress Opens Papers of Comics Opponent Fredric Wertham," Aug. 11, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/08/11/hate-comic-books-library-of-congress-opens-papers-of-comics-opponent-fredric-wertham/
"Meet a (Formerly) Local Cartoonist: Tony Rubino of Daddy's Home," Aug. 16, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/08/16/meet-a-formerly-local-cartoonist-tony-rubino-of-daddys-home/
"New Father Marc Nathan on His Other Baby, the Baltimore Comic-Con," Aug. 23, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/08/23/new-father-marc-nathan-on-his-other-baby-the-baltimore-comic-con/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: Rafer Roberts of Plastic Farm and Magic Bullet," Aug. 30, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/08/30/meet-a-local-cartoonist-rafer-roberts-of-plastic-farm-and-magic-bullet/
"Meet a Local Con Organizer: A Chat with Small Press Expo's Jeff Alexander," September 1, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/09/01/meet-a-local-con-organizer-a-chat-with-small-press-expos-jeff-alexander/
"Meet a Local Con Organizer: A Chat with Onezumi Hartstein of Intervention," September 3, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/09/03/meet-a-local-con-organizer-a-chat-with-onezumi-hartstein-of-intervention/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Carolyn Belefski," September 7, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/general/2010/09/07/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-carolyn-belefski/
"Meet a Local Sequential Artist: A Chat with R.M. Rhodes," September 8, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/general/2010/09/08/meet-a-local-sequential-artist-a-chat-with-r-m-rhodes/
"Meet a Local Comics Publisher: A Chat with Joe Procopio," September 9, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/general/2010/09/09/meet-a-local-comics-publisher-a-chat-with-joe-procopio/
"Meet a Local Comics Writer: A Chat with the GPO's Jim Cameron," September 21, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/09/21/meet-a-local-comics-writer-a-chat-with-the-gpos-jim-cameron/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with the GPO's Nick Crawford," September 22, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/09/22/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-the-gpos-nick-crawford/
"Comics Creators at the 2010 National Book Festival," September 24, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/09/24/comics-creators-at-the-2010-national-book-festival/
"Meet a Visiting Cartoonist: A Chat with Ted Rall," September 27, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/09/27/meet-a-visiting-cartoonist-a-chat-with-ted-rall/
"Meet a Visiting Cartoonist: A Quick Chat with Jeff Smith," September 28, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/09/28/meet-a-visiting-cartoonist-a-quick-chat-with-jeff-smith/
"A Comics Villain Revisited: What Will the Opening of Fredric Wertham's Papers Mean for Comic-Book Scholarship?" September 30, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/09/30/a-comics-villain-revisited-what-will-the-opening-of-fredric-werthams-papers-mean-for-comic-book-scholarship/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Ava Ann Vrooman," October 1, 2010,
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Lauren Affe," October 5, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/10/05/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-lauren-affe/
"Meet a Local Comic Book Writer: A Chat with Joe Carabeo," October 22, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/10/22/meet-a-local-comic-book-writer-a-chat-with-joe-carabeo/
"Meet Two Local Cartoonists: A Chat with the Luna Brothers," October 27, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/10/27/meet-two-local-cartoonists-a-chat-with-the-luna-brothers/
"International Ink: Pirates, Ghosts, and Wookies, Oh My!" October 29, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/10/29/international-ink-pirates-ghosts-and-wookies-oh-my/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Jamie Noguchi," November 8, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/11/08/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-jamie-noguchi/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat With Nick Galifianakis," November 9, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/11/09/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-nick-galifianakis/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat With Molly Lawless," November 15, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/11/15/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-molly-lawless/
"Tomorrow: "Party Crashers" and Comic Book Culture at Arlington Art Center," November 18, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/visual-arts/2010/11/18/tomorrow-party-crashers-and-comic-book-culture-at-arlington-art-center/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Jennifer Zyren Smith," November 22, 2010,http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/general/2010/11/22/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-jennifer-zyren-smith/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat With Kevin Ward," December 2, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/12/02/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-kevin-ward/
"International Ink: Think Holiday Thoughts," December 7, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/12/07/international-ink-think-holiday-thoughts/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat With Steve Artley," December 8, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/12/08/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-steve-artley/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Richard Thompson," December 9, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/12/09/meet-a-local-cartoonist-a-chat-with-richard-thompson/
"Artisphere's Half of "Party Crashers" Exhibit Opens Tomorrow," December 10, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/general/2010/12/10/artisphere%e2%80%99s-half-of-party-crashers-exhibit-opens-tomorrow/
"Meet a Local Comic Book Writer: A Chat with Rob Anderson," December 13, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/12/13/meet-a-local-comic-book-writer-a-chat-with-rob-anderson/
"Meet a Local Model Maker: A Chat with David Wilson," December 14, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/visual-arts/2010/12/14/meet-a-local-model-maker-a-chat-with-david-wilson/
"Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Dan Nokes," December 17, 2010,
"Arts in Review: The Year in Cartoons," December 27, 2010, http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2010/12/27/arts-in-review-the-year-in-cartoons/
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Truitt on Kirkman on Walking Dead
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY December 28 2010
Steve Conley restarts Bloop
Steve Conley restarted his Bloop webcomic yesterday - check it out here.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Washington cartoonist's favorites at City Paper
Arts in Review: The Year in Cartoons
Other papers may pick what they think were the best cartoons of the year. Here at the City Paper, we're doing it differently. We've asked some local cartoonists to pick their favorite piece that they made over the past year and share it with us. Click the link to read more.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Truitt on Marvel's latest multipart storyline
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY December 21 2010
The year according to Toles: A review of 2010, from the drawing board of Tom Toles, The Post's political cartoonist.
The year according to Toles
A review of 2010, from the drawing board of Tom Toles, The Post's political cartoonist.Washington Post (December 26 2010)
Friday, December 24, 2010
Post's The Year in Cartoons
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Washington Post's year in editorial cartoons
John Wilkes Booth's contested identity?
Booth descendants agree to brother's body ID tests
By Edward Colimore
Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec. 23, 2010
Comics ephemera freebies at Ballston's Regal Theater
Chris Morris illustration of Santa's sleigh's dashboard
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
USA Today's comic gift recs
USA Today December 22 2010
Brian Truitt is local - I'm not sure if the other guys are.
Dirk Deppey and Journalista go out with class
In closing, I do hope we still see Comics Journal return to print.
MSU Comic Art Collection featured on Library of American Comics blog
posted by Dean Mullaney
Library of American Comics blog Dec 18th, 2010
Caniff…a Visual Biography
posted by Dean Mullaney
Dec 15th, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Magic Bullet #2 newspaper submissions open
Michael Auger video on YouTube
Michael Auger's Solo Show at Tryst Coffeehouse, Adams Morgan, Washington DCAuger was in Trickster, and I did a short interview with him when that was published -thanks to Matt Dembicki's Facebook page for the link.
Carla Speed McNeil, Carolyn Belefski and Joe Carabeo video online
December 17, 2010
The panel description is:
The Other Side of the Table: Lessons from Creators
Date: Friday, October 8, 2010
Time: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Location: Room 1A21, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City
Creating your product is only half the work it takes to succeed in the comics industry. What about the other half that we don't see as clearly after the product is released to the world? This panel will explore what it is like to be on the other side of the table, as a creator. We will discuss what it takes to exhibit at conventions, promote yourself, and gain a loyal audience - from the POV of professionals already behind the table. Join creators Jimmy Palmiotti (Painkiller Jane, Jonah Hex, The Pro), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, The Baby-Sitters Club), Bryan J.L. Glass (The Mice Templar, Thor: First Thunder) Carla Speed McNeil (Finder) and Carolyn Belefski (Curls, The Legettes) in this conversation, moderated by Joe Carabeo.
Photographs of Richard Thompson's Cul de Sac booksignings
Here's a set of the pictures of recent signings that Richard Thompson did for his new Cul de Sac book. One groups is at Big Planet Comics in Bethesda, and the other is at the new One More Page book store in Arlington. The images are labelled for Creative Commons so they can be downloaded.
Carolyn Belefski does National Geographic freelance illos
Tom Toles interviewed on climate change blog post
Tom Toles on global warming
Daily Mail blog (December 19): http://blogs.dailymail.com/donsurber/archives/26807
Which refers to a Toles blog post -
By Tom Toles
December 17 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Comic Riffs wants your best comics of 2010
Get them in before December 27th.
Politics and Prose bookstore outlasts Thought Balloonists blog
SPACE awards include local cartoonists
Barry Blitt in Sunday's Wash Post
PR: GPO RECEIVES TOP HONORS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA INITIATIVES [including comic book creation]
GPO RECEIVES TOP HONORS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA INITIATIVES
WASHINGTON-The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) won two Ava Awards from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). GPO's Public Relations and Creative Services departments won a Platinum Award for the video production of Squeaks Discovers Type: GPO's First Comic Book. The video details GPO's process of creating and producing the comic book, which takes a unique approach to educate readers on the important role printing has played from the beginnings of civilization to today's digital world. GPO also won a Gold Award for the video production of Federal Register 2.0. With the help of the National Archives' Office of the Federal Register (OFR), GPO created a video explaining the new Federal Register 2.0 web site. GPO and OFR have worked together for 75 years to produce the Federal Register in both print and digital form, which provides the public with access to government information and federal regulations.
Link to Squeaks Discovers Type: GPO's First Comic Book video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2poFHDbcTEw
The comic book can be purchased at GPO's Bookstore:
Link to Federal Register 2.0 video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADhP0KSmjkQ
The Ava Awards are an international competition administered and judged by AMCP. The awards recognize outstanding work by creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, direction, shooting, and editing of audio-visual materials and programs. Entrants include video and film production companies, web developers, advertising agencies, public relations firms, corporate and government communication departments, producers, directors, editors, and shooters.
"These awards are an example of the exceptional production work GPO can offer our federal agency customers in using the latest social media tools to promote their mission. Both of these videos showcase the great work GPO employees and our colleagues at the Office of the Federal Register are doing to promote the workings of our government," said Public Printer Bob Tapella. "I congratulate GPO's Public Relations, Creative Services and Publication and Information Sales teams for collaborating on these efforts and making the agency proud."
The GPO is the federal government's primary centralized resource for gathering, cataloging, producing, providing, authenticating, and preserving published U.S. government information in all its forms. GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the federal government. In addition to publication sales, GPO makes government information available at no cost to the public through GPO's Federal Digital System (www.fdsys.gov) and through partnerships with approximately 1,220 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program. For more information, please visit www.gpo.gov. Follow GPO on Twitter http://twitter.com/USGPO and on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/gpoprinter.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Cavna on New Yorker's Mankoff in Washington Post
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, December 19, 2010; E13
Dec 20: Cul de Sac booksigning
Zadzooks holiday gift suggestions
Gifts that get them into the action
By Joseph Szadkowski
The Washington Times December 15, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Minor Herblock remembrance
Athens Banner-Herald December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Steve Artley's father's latest book recommended in Smithsonian Magazine
Steve Artley writes in about his editorial cartoonist father (Bob) and brother Rob's new book -
Steve told me a bit more about the book's history-
"This was a book that almost didn't happen. My dad started it about 6 years ago. The last few years, he had a series of strokes that affected his vision and hearing, as well as his drawing hand. One day, while I was visiting him in his Florida studio, he showed me some of the pieces he was working on for the book, and I could see they were not up to his usual level of the dozen books he had produced up to that point. I told him this frankly, adding that I figured he'd want to know the truth."
"I offered to help assemble the pieces and layout the pages, if he could finish the text. A couple of years and another stroke later, he got the text to me and it was not quite up to his usual standards of writing either. So, I called in my brother. I told him the manuscript needed more than mere proofreading. It needed fixes in style, etc. I was so pleased that he took on the assignment with enthusiasm. He far exceeded my art direction. He used Dad's story, but dressed up the style. He even wrote an additional chapter, for which we had art, but no words."
"At my father's urging, the publisher had been planning to put my name as co-author. I was never comfortable with that from the beginning. I was just the art director and project manager. My sister Joan Artley-Sterner also took part in planning out the book. Both of us were more comfortable being listed in the acknowledgments only. So I told the publisher to make my brother the co-author."
That's a nice story about a family pulling together, isn't it?
Dean Haspiel's EW Harvey Pekar Tribute
Washington Post doesn't like CGI Yogi Bear
By Dan Kois
Washington Post December 17, 2010
but neither does any other reviewer I've read.
A Chat with Dan Nokes now at City Paper
Meet a Local Cartoonist : A Chat with Dan NokesPosted by Mike Rhode on Dec. 17, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Signed Doonesbury books on sale at Politics and Prose
SIGNED BOOKS OF THE WEEK
We are really excited about our offerings this week. And the Doonesbury collections are both discounted 20% for members since they are featured in our holiday catalogue!
40: A DOONESBURY RETROSPECTIVE
DOONESBURY AND THE ART OF G.B. TRUDEAU
When Brian Walker first interviewed Garry Trudeau in 1973, it was for an article on the new comix for the alternative weekly, Silver Lining. While Trudeau denied being a spokesman for the counterculture, it became a label that he had difficulty shaking. Walker later curated the first exhibition of Trudeau's work. DOONESBURY AND THE ART OF G.B. TRUDEAU (Yale Univ., $49.95) explores the evolution of the artist from his prep-school drawing to Bull Notes, the predecessor of Doonesbury, and the impact the series has had on pop culture, from the Broadway musical to ties and Starbucks mugs. Walker also introduces the collaborators Trudeau has worked with over the years. There are plenty of strips here as well, from those early days to the present. It's a lovely companion to 40: A DOONESBURY RETROSPECTIVE (Andrews McMeel, $100), which contains 1,800 strips Trudeau selected as representative of the 40 years since Gonzo, Mike, J.J. B.D., and the huge cast of characters first appeared in papers nationwide. He also provides bios of these iconic characters—all contained in a beautiful slip-cased box. - Deb Morris
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PR: Fantom Comics Holiday Recommendations