Thursday, June 30, 2011
A lesson drawn from Jim Hunt's interview
By Richard Horgan
Fishbowl LA blog June 29, 2011
July 13: Disney animation panel at Press Club
Panelists Include Chelsea Kane, Kyle Massey, Alyson Stoner, Jack McBrayer, Maulik Pancholy, Bobby Gaylor and Justin Roiland --
BURBANK, Calif., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Disney Television Animation is slated to present the Emmy Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated series "Phineas and Ferb," and hit innovative comedy series "Fish Hooks" at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on WEDNESDAY, JULY 13 (7:00 – 9:00 p.m., ET/PT). This presentation marks the National Press Club's first-ever animation panel. ....
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Virginia Film Festival calls for animation submissions
Va. Film Festival calls for submissions from area filmmakers
University of Virginia Jun. 29, 2011
Glen Weldon rounds up comics news
Funnybook Round-Up: Of Lawsuits, Ladies And Also, For Some Reason, 'Burn Notice'
by Glen Weldon
National Public Radio's Monkey See blog (June 29, 2011)
The odder your comic book idea, the more press you get
By Jason Ukman
Washington Post Checkpoint Washington blog June 29 2011
On reflection, to make myself clear, let me note that I don't think there's anything wrong with a sequential art account of bin Laden's assassination - I'm just kvetching about the amount of pre-publication press something like this gets. And now I'm adding to it, of course.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Annapolis cartoonist Jim Hunt profiled
Patriot Ledger June 28, 2011
"Today, he's a nationally known cartoonist, whose work has appeared everywhere from Fox Sports' Major League Baseball broadcasts to HBO and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. His editorial cartoons have been included in national collections seven years in a row. Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis has a caricature Hunt drew of him."
Matt Dembicki's photos from the American Library Association
Monday, June 27, 2011
Glen Burnie comic shop closes
Local comics shop is shutting down
By THERESA WINSLOW, Staff Writer
The Capital 06/26/11
Cul de Sac picks up paper, replacing 9 Chickweed Lane
Everett, WA Herald June 27 2011
Comic Riffs on NY Times cartoonist McFadden
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comics Riffs blog June 26 2011
Comic Riffs on Gene Colan's death
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs June 27 2011
For the record, the Post ran part of a wire story obit today.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Truitt on Spider-Man, the Thing and Li'l Depressed Boy
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY June 21 2011
The Thing turns truly monstrous in 'Fear Itself'
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY June 20 2011
'Li'l Depressed Boy' finds success in a lovable loner
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY
NY Times editorializes in favor of Jack Kirby
Marvel Superheroes and the Fathers of Invention
By BRENT STAPLES
June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
PR: Intervention con on September 16-18
Event brings creators and fans together for weekend of learning and fun
ROCKVILLE, MD, June 14, 2011: Intervention, taking place at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville in Rockville, MD, from September 16-18, 2011, is an indie creator and geek culture convention for the Internet generation. One part conference, one part fandom event, Intervention aims to provide both creators and fans a venue to learn, appreciate, and celebrate the opportunities technology provides.
"James [Harknell] and I wanted to put together an event that would complement the existing print-centric conventions – we wanted to showcase the creators who use the Internet as their primary publishing method," says convention founder Onezumi Hartstein. "I went to conventions for years to promote my webcomic, and was always treated well, but felt that web creators needed their own space. We're giving them that with Intervention." After a very successful first run in 2010, this year will mark Hartstein's second time organizing the event.
Over thirty guests are currently scheduled to attend, bringing three days of panels and educational workshops. Fans of all stripes are also encouraged to submit their own cutting-edge programming, showcase their own works, and schedule their own meetups at the event. A special track of children's programming will be overseen by Matt Blum, managing editor of the GeekDad blog on Wired.com.
Sponsored by Think Geek (http://www.thinkgeek.com), Wacom (http://www.wacom.com), Foam Brain Games (http://www.foambrain.com), 4Imprint (http://www.4imprint.com), Squishable (http://www.squishable.com), and Toy Vault (http://www.toyvault.com), the convention will also feature video and board gaming, an extensive Artist Alley, live action roleplay (LARP), musical performances, a Steampunk-themed dance, and plenty of giveaways. A charity auction will benefit the Electronic Frontier Foundation (http://www.eff.org), a civil liberties group that aims to defend freedom on the Internet.
Tickets for Intervention can be bought at http://www.interventioncon.com for $35 for the full weekend (through June 30, 2011). Tickets bought at the door will cost $45, with single-day rates available. More information about guests and events can be found at http://www.interventioncon.com.
Annapolis cartoonist Jim Orton dies
Dick Tracy at Nat'l Museum of American History
It's a book in Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn - http://www.si.edu/Exhibitions/Details/Paper-Engineering-Fold-Pull-Pop--Turn-896 There were some neat books in this show as you'd expect, including a Dick Tracy pop-up. A Terry and the Pirates book is shown in the free brochure.
There's a blog too.
PR: $1 Comic Book Sale at Beyond Comics
Friday, June 24, 2011
Larry Rodman's Gene Colan interview reprinted online
Here's a piece he did a decade ago, reprinted due to Gene Colan's death this week -
The Gene Colan Interview
BY TCJ.com Jun 24, 2011
From The Comics Journal #231 (March 2001). Conducted by Larry Rodman.
Comic Riffs interviews Neil Gaiman
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog June 24 2011
Leesburg, VA man outs himself as a furry
PITTSBURGH | Fri Jun 24, 2011
Attendee Karl Jorgensen, of Leesburg, Virginia, said being a furry was rooted in his longtime appreciation for Looney Tunes and Warner Bros. cartoons. "I'm interested in animation," he said. "The playfulness ... I mean, who doesn't like watching cartoons, right?"
Uh-huh. And then perhaps dress up as Pepe LePew?
Truitt interviews Transformer voice actor
USA Weekend's Who's News blog June 24th, 2011
PBS Newshour on Gladstone and Neufeld's The Influencing Machine
PBS Newshour's Art Beat blog June 24, 2011
PRI's The World on State Dept's disinviting Palestinian cartoonist Majed Badra
PRI's The World 23 June, 2011
Monkey See blog on Cars 2
by Linda Holmes
National Public Radio's Monkey See blog June 24, 2011
Local papers unimpressed with Cars 2
By: Kelly Jane Torrance
Washington Examiner 06/23/11: http://washingtonexaminer.com/entertainment/2011/06/not-much-under-hood-cars-2
Alas, Poor Mater: 'Cars 2' Falls Short of the Original
By Kristen Page-Kirby
Express June 24, 2011, p. 30
Lightning, Mater on the road, again
By Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post June 24, 2011
Sidekick Tries to Tow a Sequel
By A. O. SCOTT
June 23, 2011
Cartoon book reviews up at City Paper
International Ink: A Summer Comics Gift List
by Mike Rhode on Jun. 24, 2011
Trickster picks up book awards
Thursday, June 23, 2011
MAGIC BULLET #3 fundraising begins on Kickstarter
Tom Gammill and Arnold Roth namecheck Richard Thompson
Jun 20, 2011
The 27th installment of Learn To Draw with Tom Gammill, where the creator of The Doozies visits the famous cartoonist and illustrator Arnold Roth and his wife Caroline at their NY apartment.
New Flugennock cartoon online
Don't Call Us – We'll Call You
Click through for Mike's commentary on his cartoon.
Weldon on Woodring, Gross on Niemann
by Glen Weldon
National Public Radio's Books We Like (June 22, 2011)
by Terry Gross
Fresh Air from WHYY June 22, 2011
Job opportunity: cartoonist/letterist needed...urgent.
Came across comics dc and thought you might be the right person to ask - I'm looking for a skilled, experienced cartoonist/illustrator with great lettering skills to hire for a 1-2 day shoot that starts tomorrow. We're doing a project that is inspired by the RSA Animate series:
We will speed up the artist's hand drawing the images on a dry erase board, and match to a voiceover like they did in the link above. The drawings look simple, but they are harder than they appear. If you know anyone or have suggestions about where to post this request, I'd certainly appreciate it.
June 23: Brooke Gladstone at Politics and Prose, interviewed in Express
By Katie Aberbach
Express June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Comic Riffs on a Spider-Man death
By David Betancourt
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog June 22 2011
Monkey See blog on the latest comic book death
"Spider-Man ... No More!" Some More: RIP, Peter Parker
by Glen Weldon
National Public Radio's Monkey See blog (June 22, 2011)
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
One missing cartoonist from State Dept tour
Dept. of State rejects cartoonist over 'anti-Semitic' drawings
— Clara Hogan
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press June 20 2011
- and I particularly like this quote, which seems to go to the heart of the matter to me - "The young cartoonist noted that the U.S. government interfered with his freedom of speech in the context of a program that is meant to support it."
Conan Takes a Prize
Here's a Conan drawing by SL Gallant for my friend Ahmed, who requested that the severed head resemble me. Ahhh, friends...
Monday, June 20, 2011
Tom Gauld in yesterday's Washington Post
Comic Riffs interviews Poseur's Vankin
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog June 18 2011
Pennsylvania student cartoonist's work shown at Capitol
Times Leader June 19 2011
Cartoonists and baseball
Local writer, and FoCDC, Warren Bernard has a new article on cartoonists playing baseball -
The Greatest Baseball Game Ever Played
TCJ.com Jun 20, 2011
R.C. Harvey on Richard Thompson and Cul de Sac
For comics news and reviews, profusely dosed with cartooning history and lore, beam up to www.RCHarvey.com, where our online magazine, Rants & Raves, is posted every two or three weeks.
Comic Book Diner: Fun & Funny Graphic Novel Boxed Set fails at Kickstarter
|Local cartoonist John Gallagher's Comic Book Diner fundraiser at Kickstarter failed today, but John hopes to resubmit it and is asking the following questions:|
Sunday, June 19, 2011
USA Today on The Big Lie, Legion of Doom and the Red Skull
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY June 14 2011
'Legion of Doom': DC supervillains feel a Heat Wave
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY June 14 2011
Red Skull miniseries plots origin for a vile Marvel villain
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY June 15 2011
Shreveport Times asks my opinion on comic strips
Written by John Andrew Prime Jun. 19, 2011
Zadzooks on Green Lantern videogame
By Joseph Szadkowski
The Washington Times June 18, 2011
Local collector Mark Zaid featured on comic collecting video
By GrabNetworks June 18 2011
June 20: Daring to Draw: An Evening with Political Cartoonists from Around the World
Monday, June 20, 2011
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Holeman Lounge, The National Press Club
Free for Press Club Members, Non Members: $10
Daring to Draw: An Evening with Political Cartoonists from Around the World
Press Club Hosts Political Cartoonists From Around the World
Political cartoonists have the unique ability to capture complex issues in a picture and a few short words. In many parts of the world, they contribute political commentary that few print or broadcast journalists would dare.
The U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is hosting a group of 20 political cartoonists from North Africa, the Middle East, and South and Central Asia. During their three weeks in the U.S., they will meet with fellow cartoonists around the country and get a taste of American culture.
We invite you to a welcoming reception hosted jointly by the U.S. Department of State and the National Press Club. The event will begin at 5 p.m. in the Holeman Lounge at the National Press Club. A brief program will begin at 6 p.m. The international cartoonists' pieces will be on display and they will be available to discuss their work and experiences.A cash http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifbar will be available and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
This event is free to members of the National Press Club and $10 for non members.
And I'm sure this article refers to a disinvited guest-
Gaza cartoonist says US consul canceled training invite
Ma'an News Agency 18/06/2011
PR: DC Comicon is Sunday (Father's Day)! Cho! Hama! Dezago! Starlin! FREE!
Saturday, June 18, 2011
June 18: Super Art Fight returns to DC
Friday, June 17, 2011
This Weekend: Comic books? Or Political Cartoons?
This Weekend: Comic books? Or Political Cartoons?
Click for information on Sunday's Washington Comic Con or Monday's visiting foreign political cartoonists.
Wash Examiner on Green Lantern
Kelly Jane Torrance
Washington Examiner (June 17 2011)http://washingtonexaminer.com/entertainment/2011/06/green-lantern-just-moldy-piece-cheese
Saturday is Free RPG Day at Big Planet College Park
This Saturday, June 18th, is free RPG day. We will be giving away free RPG stuff while supplies last.
Also, all gaming material will be 10% off all day in College Park.
And College Park will be having a Magic The Gathering Tournament Starting at 2:00pm.
Free stuff, sales, and fun. Stop by and say hello.
Big Planet Comics of College Park
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Matt Dembicki and Trickster at ALA
National Book Festival posted their guests
Only comic person I noticed was Jon Muth.
Muth has been doing children's books lately. Similarly, William Joyce is a children's book artists who's been adapted into animation quite a few times. Finally New Yorker cartoonist and syndicated panelists Harry Bliss has also done children's books. I sense a theme... or at least a way for cartoonists to make money.
Comic Riffs' Green Lantern interview
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog June 16 2011
Politics and Prose comics activities June 22-24
Graphic Novel Book Group
Duncan the Wonder Dog by Adam Hine
Brooke Gladstone - The Influencing Machine (in conversation with James Fallows)
Jun 23 2011 7:00 pm
The host of NPR’s On the Media here harnesses the power of text and graphics to guide readers through the history of mass communications. Understanding today’s myriad technological resources entails looking back as far as ancient Rome, and Gladstone is a witty and instructive guide, showing us how to be shapers, not just consumers, of the media. Gladstone will be in conversation with James Fallows of The Atlantic Monthly.
Steven Weinberg and Casey Scieszka - To Timbuktu
Jun 24 2011 7:00 pm
After graduating from college, the authors embark on a two-year adventure, teaching English in China, then traveling through Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, and Mali. Their travelogue is fresh and humorous; the story of the people they meet and of their own relationship is told in both prose and witty cartoon sketches. Ages 14-18
Onion interviews animation voice Jon Benjamin and doesn't like Green Lantern
Green Lantern D+
by Scott Tobias
Onion June 16, 2011
by Steve Heisler
Onion June 16, 2011 , p. 12
Weldon on superhero movies recurring themes
Clip 'N' Save (The Day): Your Official Monkey See Superhero-Movie Bingo Card
by Glen Weldon
Post reviews Green Lantern
'Green Lantern' is passable, plausible -- and none too illuminating
By Mark Jenkins
Washington Post June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Heroes Con and Paul Madonna photographs
Heroes Con pictures including Team Cul de Sac, Don Rosa, Butch Guice, and the One Fine Sunday exhibit.
All Over Coffee cartoonist Paul Madonna at Politics and Prose, June 14, 2011.
Smithsonian blog interviews Ryan North on Dinosaur Comics
Interview With Ryan North, Creator of Dinosaur Comics
Smithsonian's Dinosaur Tracking blog June 14, 2011
Local Spider-Man musical reviews
'Spider-Man' Dares To Open
By Peter Marks,
Washington Post June 15 2011
Broadway Holds Its Breath As 'Spider-Man' Musical Officially Debuts
PBS Newshour June 14 2011
'Spider-Man': Worked Over And Reworked, Does It Work Better Now?
by Mark Blankenship
National Public Radio's Monkey See blog (June 15, 2011):
At Long Last, Curtain To Rise On 'Spider-Man'
by Jeff Lunden
Morning Edition June 14, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Richard Thompson won a Reuben?
Cul de Sac Creator Richard Thompson wins Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year
Richard Thompson found himself atop one of the great pinnacles in a professional cartoonist's career at the National Cartoonists Society's 65th Annual Reuben Awards dinner, held in Boston on May 28. Thompson, creator of the syndicated comic strip Cul de Sac, was honored by his peers with the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year.
Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) June 14, 2011
Spider-Man musical article in print Post
Carucci, John / Associated Press. 2011.
A changed 'Spider-Man' rallies behind ex-director.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Truitt on Spider-Man's new book
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY June 13 2011
June 15: Nathan Edmondson Signing at Fantom Comics This Wednesday
June 14: Paul Madonna at Politics & Prose
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Recent USA Today comic stories
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY 6/2/2011
Absorbing Man a wrecking ball of doom in 'Fear Itself'
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY June 6 2011
'Delirium's Party' offers Endless crazy fun
By John Geddes, USA TODAY June 6 2011
Punisher's history of violence continues in new series
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY June 10 2011
Review of Cho's 50 Girls 50
PR: Capicons show today
Sun, June 12, 2011
10 am - 3 pm
2148 Gallows Rd, Dunn Loring, Virginia
Admission $3 - Kids FREE!
Opento the public from 10 am - 3 pm. Buy, sell & trade: Gold, Silver,Bronze Age comics; Indie & Modern comics, Publishers &Creators, TV & Movie Collectibles. Non-sport cards; Videos &DVDs; Horror/Sci-Fi; figures, toys; Star Wars & Star Trekmemorabilia; original artwork, posters and other comic-relatedcollectibles.
Tom Chillemi of Azure Press http://azure-press.com/index.html (Ninjas vs Zombies)
Dan Nokes of 21st Century Sandshark Studios http://21sandshark.com/
Tim Dzon, Former Marvel cover artist and inker http://www.comicvine.com/tim-dzon/26-7887/
Carolyn Belefski and Joe Carabeo of Curls Studio
Directions to DLVFRD: Take I-495 (DC/Capital Beltway) to Exit 47A (Rt.7 West). Go 1/2 Mile, Left on Gallows Rd. 1 mile to 2148 Gallows Rd
To book a table, be added to our mailing list, request flyers, or for more info about our show, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeff & Laura & Ed
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Comic Book Diner Kickstarter plea
Okay folks we are down to the wire-- we have begged, pleaded, marketed, e-mailed, called friends,. family-- but I guess I goofed up. Jamar, Rich and I were told for years that there weren't enough kids graphic novels out there-- fun, funny, something that makes kids excited to read. Was I wrong? Maybe everyone is all full up?
We just haven't done a good job of making our case. So here is the message I am sending out to everyone-- librarians, teachers, friends, etc., basically reminding folks of what we have done for others, and now we need help.
Librarians, Educators, Friends, Family, Lovers of literacy and creativity,
My name is John Gallagher, creator of the Buzzboy comics and I'm asking for your help in funding the "Comic Book Diner Project", a 3 book set of all-ages Graphic Novels, by Rich Faber, Jamar Nicholas, and me. Each book is 96 pages, full color, and full of comic stories, how-to's and drawing tutorials. Buzzboy, Roboy Red, and Leon: Protector of the Playground are the three books, and we are trying to pre-fund them through Kickstarter.Com-- all you need is an Amazon account to sign up, but we also have other ways of helping organizations buy the books, at an educational discount. Buzzboy is the world's coolest super sidekick. Roboy Red is the tale of a runaway robot. And Leon is about the world's first latch key superhero. Together they make up almost 300 pages of action fun, and fantasy for an all-ages audience.
We think that by selling these books together (and in a collector's box set), we are helping young people create the beginnings of a graphic Novel library within their own home. If you or a friend are a retailer or educator, we have a special way to order the books to get the proper discount (just e-mail me at email@example.com, and upon proof of organization, we can apply the discount)
You can see the type of fun comics we create by visiting our Comic Book Diner website (www.comicbookdiner.com), and I hope you will see in the art our dedication to young people in creating entertaining stories that are fun to read.
Just a few things about us:
I am a co-founder of Kids Love Comics, an organization helping promote all-ages comics-- we have exhibited at several conventions and book festivals over the last 8 years, including ALA, BEA, San Diego Comic-Con, ALA Book Festival, and more.
Through Sky-Dog Comics, I published More Fund, and Even More Fund, raising over $30,000 for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Rich edited, and all three of us contributed time, art and stories.
Rich and I published "Drawing Strength" a benefit sketch book for Hurricane Katrina victims, raising $4000 in one weekend at the Baltimore Comic-Con. I also sent 1000 Buzzboy comics out to New Orleans book donation programs, all on my own dime.
Jamar is an educator and motivational speaker, encouraging inner city kids to reach high and be creative. He was handpicked by Geoffrey Canada to adapt "Fist, Stick, Knife Gun" as a graphic novel, telling the tale of Canada's ascension out of Harlem.
Rich and I have spoken at over 100 schools and libraries between us, all with a focus on promoting the magic of Comics and Reading.
We have also both taught cartooning classes at Moore College and Susquehanna University.
Jamar currently teaches cartooning at Arcadia University.
We really love creating comics for all ages, and intend to move forward no matter what-- but this funding will help us to get the books in the hands even quicker. So please go to kickstarter.com for $40, you get a three book set, with sketches and signed by the Comic Book Diner Team. Back us for $50 and get the set in a limited edition collectors box. There are other rewards, offering free art and even cameos in the books. Please check it out, and thanks for your consideration.
Truitt on Flashpoint
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY 6/3/2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Profile of Steve Niles, formerly of Washington
Scoop June 10 2011