Thursday, February 28, 2013

Reason on government comic books

Reason's based on Dupont Circle, and the government is somewhere close by, so here's this article:

How the Government Turned Comic Books Into Propaganda
Greg Beato Feb. 28, 2013

Bernard on Wertham at

The Comics Journal #302: Bloody Massacre Excerpt
Warren Bernard February 28 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Mark Wheatley art in JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN Graphic Novel




Sequential Pulp Comics, a graphic novel imprint distributed by Dark Horse Comics, specializing in works of classic and pulp literature is proud to announce a new graphic novel based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic novel, Jungle Tales of Tarzan.

The one hundred and forty four page graphic novel will be authorized by ERB, Inc. through Sequential Pulp's distribution arrangement with Dark Horse Comics. The book will be designed as an anthology collecting the twelve loosely connected short stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs chronicling the life of his most famous character, Tarzan of the Apes. All the events of the original work take place within chapter eleven of Tarzan of the Apes between Tarzan's avenging of his ape foster mother's death and his becoming the leader of his ape tribe. The original stories ran in Blue Book magazine from September 1916 through August 1917 prior to the book's publication in 1919.


Writer Martin Powell will helm the graphic novel. Powell is well known for his work as the author of hundreds of science fiction, mystery, and horror stories. He has worked in the comic book industry since 1986, writing for Marvel, DC, Malibu, Caliber, Moonstone, and Disney, among others, and has been nominated for the coveted Eisner Award. He is also a respected and award winning author of children's books, and frequently contributes prose for many short story anthologies. He resides in Saint Paul, MN.


Along with Powell, Sequential Pulp is bringing a veritable who's who of exciting illustration talent.  With an amazing cover and specialty art by Daren Bader to exciting story art by Pablo Marcos, Terry Beatty, Will Meugniot, Nik Poliwko, Antonio Romero Olmedo, Mark Wheatley, Diana Leto, Steven E. Gordon, Lowell Isaac, Tom Floyd and Jamie Chase. Each story has been matched up with an artist whose passion and love for Burroughs' Tarzan and specifically for the story selected will go a long way towards making this one highly anticipated book in the Tarzan canon.


Each story will run twelve pages in length and the book will be in full color. Sequential Pulp is planning a standard trade paperback and a very limited signature deluxe signed edition. 


About Sequential Pulp Comics:

Sequential Pulp is a new imprint and production house whose focus is on publishing graphic novels based on classic to neo pulp of all genres. Its books will include both licensed and creator-owned material.


About Dark Horse:

Founded in1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, including The MaskGhost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star WarsMass Effect, Buffy the Vampire SlayerAliensConanEmily the Strange, Tim Burton's Tragic Toys for Girls and Boys, Serenity, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world's leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material



Michael Hudson


Sequential Pulp Comics

5738 Montana Ave., New Port Richey, FL 34652




March 23: Game On! Comics hosts Aspen signing

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February 26th, 2013
In this issue
:: New Titles this Week
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Friday March 22, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Come join us at Game On! Comics for our monthly comic book club! Every month we will discuss comics. For the first few months we will focus our efforts on Aspen Comic's new 10 for 10 series.

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Aspen Comics Exclusive Event

Saturday March 23, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

We welcome TWO! Aspen comics artists to Game On! Comics for an exclusive event! We welcome Shrugged 2 artist, Jonathan Marks AND Legend of the Shadow Clan artist, Cory Smith!! Come check out the artists from 2 of the hottest comic titles out! In addition, Game On! Comics will debut its Limited edition Shrugged 2 cover that you can ONLY get at Gam

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New Comic Book titles this week 2-26-13


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Guardians of the Galaxy #.1
Origin of Starlord who leads the Guardians and is connected to Nova #1. 




All Star Western #17

Amala's Blade #0

Angel & Faith #19

Answer #2

Aquaman #17

Army Of Darkness #11

Arrow #4

Artifacts #25

Astonishing X-Men #59

Avengers Arena #5

Avenging Spider-Man #17

Batman Incorporated #8

Batman: The Dark Knight #17

Before Watchmen: Dr Manhattan #4 (L)

Carbon Grey Vol 2 #3 (L)

Castle: A Calm Before The Storm #3

Comeback #4

Crossed: Badlands #24

Deadpool Killustrated #2

Deathmatch #3

Doctor Who Vol 3 #6

Doctor Who: Prisoners Of Time #2

FF #4

Five Weapons #1

Flash #17

Freelancers #4

Fury Of Firestorm The Nuclear Man #17

Gambit #9

Grimm FT: Jungle Book Last/Species #1

Grimm FT: Madness Of Wonderland #1

Grimm FT: Valentines Day Special 2013

Guardians Of Galaxy #0.1

Hack Slash #24

Haunted Horror #3

Hawkeye #8

I Vampire #17

Injustice: Gods Among Us #2

Jennifer Blood #23

Joe Kubert Presents #5

Journey Into Mystery #649

Justice League Dark #17

Legend Of Luther Strode #3

Lone Ranger #13

Macgyver: Fugitive Gauntlet #5 (L)

Marvel Previews: March 2013

Masks #4

Massive #9

Previews #294 March 2013

Professor Frink: Fantastic Science Fictions #1

Punisher War Zone #5 (L)

Red Lanterns #17

Red Ten #2

Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror #1

Savage Hawkman #17

Star Trek The Next Generation: Hive #4

Star Wars Agent O/Empire: Hard Targets #5 (L)

Star Wars Dawn O/Jedi: Prisoner Of Bogan #3

Talon #5

Teen Titans #17

Thunderbolts #5

TMNT: Secret Foot Clan #3

Ultimate Comics X-Men #23

Uncanny Avengers #4

Uncanny Skullkickers #1

Uncanny X-Force #2

Uncanny X-Men #2

Unwritten #46

Victorian Secret: Girls Of Steampunk #1 Masquerade

Warlord Of Mars #23

Witch Doctor: Malpractice #4

X-Men Legacy #6

X-Treme X-Men #11

Young Avengers #2





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Marvel Super Heroes #7

Marvel Universe: Ultimate Spider-Man #11

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Batman: The Black Mirror TP

Daredevil By Waid HC Vol 4

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Nemo: Heart Of Ice HC

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Casual Play and booster Draft.


Sunday Afternoons, 12:30pm

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Come check out Kaijudo on its new day, Sundays!!
Brand new card based game by the makers of Magic the Gathering.  Geared to be a little easier than MTG.  Want to try it out?  Come on Sundays, weekly demos. 



Friday Night, 7pm

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Saturdays 4-7pm

Batman Heroclix set





Heroclix at Game On! Comics this Saturday, February 23rd, at 4 p.m., The Winter of the Bat continues! Build a 600 point Silver Age team, all characters should share a team ability or keyword. No Colossal figures, no Feats or BFC's; Vehicles, Utility Belt, Infinity Gauntlet, and other special objects are allowed. Special stipulation will be announced at the beginning of the tournament. Each week adds cumulative points for another territory, Join your Gang and compete to claim it!

Lord of the Rings/Hobbit, but without the special Epic Action rules that accompany them. Gears of War, and HALO figures can be used for this event with the Grenade rules. Assassins Creed figures are eligible. Prize support from other venues which has not been given out yet at Game On! Comics is not eligible for play. For our venue, Modern Age is defined as anything from the Secret Invasion set forwards unless otherwise specified. Constructed Teams with characters who all possess the same Team Ability on their dials gain an extra 10% on their build total. Using Unicorns, Polar Bears, or Dinosaurs as objects is not required but is encouraged.



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 Comic Book Club Review  

  Meets once a month



Legend of the shadow clan  


Last Friday night we had our first GOC Comic Book Club meeting.  We had 6 people show up to read and discuss our first title for our club, Legend of the Shadow Clan!  


Our format for the club is that we first take about 15 minutes to read the comic.  Then after everyone has finished we then discuss the book itself.  


We had a great mix of attendees!  Some of our regulars showed up, a game player, and even a first time GOC customer!  After reading the comic the group concluded that everyone liked the first issue of LOTSC.  The art was good but not great.  A great compliment given was that the art enhanced the story and never distracted the reader.  The story was intriguing and had a great ending to draw you into the second issue.  


By the end of the meeting everyone had decided that they would follow this title because they liked the characters, story, and art.


Next month we discuss the 2nd volume in the Shrugged series from Aspen.  Click on the link at the top of the email to join us for our March meeting!  We look forward to seeing you then.


We still have copies of Legend of the Shadow Clan if you want to read what we discussed and see for yourself.  For only $1 you really can't go wrong!



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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Awesome Con DC Newsletter - New Guest Announcements

Good News, Everybody! 

That's right! Billy West and Ernie Hudson are joining Phil LaMarr as Celebrity Guests at Awesome Con DC!

-VIP Packs are selling fast! Get yours before March 15 to get the exclusive t-shirt!
-We encourage you to buy tickets early. Lines are expected at registration. If you've already bought your tickets, you'll get in a lot faster. 

Click here for tickets.
Billy West

Billy West

Billy West is one of the most talented and versatile voice actors in the world. He voices Fry, Zoidberg, Professor Farnsworth, and Zapp Brannigan in Futurama. He was also the voice of both Ren & Stimpy, Doug Funnie, and Bugs Bunny & Elmer Fudd in Space Jam. 
Ernie Hudson

Ernie Hudson

Best known as Winston Zeddemore in Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2, Ernie Hudson has had an amazing film/TV career. He starred as Warden Leo Glynn in the hit TV show Oz, and costarred in films like the Crow, Miss Congeniality, and The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. 

Con Info:

April 20-21
Saturday 10-7
Sunday 10-5

Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC
Mt. Vernon Square Metro station (Green/Yellow lines)
Text or call (240)346-0399 for more info. 

Cavna talks to Stephan Pastis on his new children's book series.

'Pearls Before Swine' creator takes on Timmy Failure in new series of kids' books
 By Michael Cavna,
 Washington Post February 26 2013

Comic Riffs on 2013 Herblock award winner

2013 HERBLOCK PRIZEWINNER NAMED: Alt-weekly 'pathfinder' Dan Perkins (Tom Tomorrow) calls it 'an overwhelming honor'
 By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog February 26 2013

Weingarten supports boycotting Card's Superman in today's Chat will take you right to his arguement, which seems reasonable to me.

"Herblock Looks at 1963" Exhibition Opens March 30

Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. SE
Washington DC   20540

February 26, 2013

Public contact:  Sara Duke (202) 707-3630,

 "Herblock Looks at 1963" Exhibition Opens March 30

In 1963, during the third and final year of his presidency, John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) faced repeated opposition to legislative initiatives—the nuclear test ban treaty with the Soviet Union, tax cuts to reduce economic stagnation, efforts to increase resources for schoolchildren and protection of the wilderness.  Also in 1963, through the "March on Washington" on Aug. 28, the civil rights movement gained momentum.

Herblock, the award-winning editorial cartoonist for the Washington Post, addressed all these topics.  His drawings will be on view in the exhibition "Herblock Looks at 1963: Fifty Years Ago in Editorial Cartoons," opening Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the Library of Congress in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

The 10-cartoon exhibition, which runs through Sept. 14, 2013, is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

The exhibition is located in the Herblock Gallery, part of the Graphic Arts Galleries, which celebrates the work of Herbert L. Block with rotating displays of 10 original drawings.  The display changes every six months.  A second set of drawings from 1963 will be placed on exhibition from Sept. 21, 2013 to March 22, 2014.

Cartoons on view will include "We Can't Burden Our Children with Deficit Spending," which Herblock created to challenge Congress not to cut funding for education, because the result would be ignorance, poverty and crime.  Also on view will be "Reminds Me of That Crazy Idea of Henry Ford's That You Can Make More Selling at Lower Prices," which depicts legislators as old-fashioned businessmen out of step with the times.  Herblock penned the drawing in response to Republican congressmen who challenged Kennedy to reduce spending rather than cut taxes to spur productivity.

Herblock actively promoted civil rights for African Americans during the 1960s.  On Aug. 28, 1963, the cartoonist sat in the press tent as the crowd grew around him for the "March on Washington."  His support is evident in the drawing "Conceived in Liberty and Dedicated to The Proposition That All Men Are Created Equal."

Herblock was a four-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize.  He spent more than 55 years at the Washington Post, taking on political corruption wherever he saw it and championing the rights of "the little guy." 

The Herb Block Foundation donated a collection of more than 14,000 original cartoon drawings and 50,000 rough sketches, as well as manuscripts, to the Library of Congress in 2002, and has generously continued to provide funds to support ongoing programming.

The Library has been collecting original cartoon art for more than 140 years.  It is a major center for cartoon research with holdings of more than 100,000 original cartoon drawings and prints. These works, housed in the Prints and Photographs Division, span five centuries and range from 17th-century Dutch political prints to 21st-century contemporary comic strips.

The Prints and Photographs Division holds the largest-known collection of American political prints, the finest assemblage of British satirical prints outside Great Britain and holdings of original drawings by generations of America's best cartoonists and illustrators that are unequaled in breadth and depth.  Extensive runs of rare satirical and comic journals from Europe and the United States represent another distinguishing facet. The Library acquired these materials through a variety of sources including artists' gifts, donations by private collectors, selective purchases and copyright registration.

For sample images from "Herblock Looks at 1963," contact Donna Urschel at (202) 707-1639.

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ISSN: 0731-3527

"The Gibson Girl's America: Drawings by Charles Dana Gibson" Exhibition Opens March 30

Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. SE
Washington DC   20540
February 26, 2013
Public contact:  Martha Kennedy (202) 707-9115,

"The Gibson Girl's America: Drawings by Charles Dana Gibson"
Exhibition Opens at Library of Congress on March 30
In the 1890s, illustrator Charles Dana Gibson created the "Gibson Girl," a vibrant, new feminine ideal—a young woman who pursued higher education, romance, marriage, physical well-being and individuality with unprecedented independence.  Until World War I, the Gibson Girl set the standard for beauty, fashion and manners.
The Library of Congress announces a new exhibition, "The Gibson Girl's America: Drawings by Charles Dana Gibson," which opens Saturday, March 30 in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the ground level of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C., and runs through Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.  The exhibition is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
"The Gibson Girl's America" presents 24 works, primarily drawings.  The exhibition highlights the rise of the Gibson Girl from the 1890s through the first two decades of the 20th century.  It also illuminates how women's increasing presence in the public sphere contributed to the social fabric of turn-of-the-20th-century America.
The items on display trace the arc of the artist's career.  Gibson (1867-1944) came of age when women's roles were expanding and social mobility was increasing.  He trained at the Art Students League in New York City and also in Europe.  The artist created satirical illustrations based on his observations of upper-middle-class life for such mainstream magazines as Life, Collier's Weekly, Harper's Weekly, Scribner's and Century.
Through creation and development of the Gibson Girl, the artist, an acclaimed master of pen-and-ink drawings, experienced unrivaled professional and popular success. Gibson's skills and prolific output meshed with the high-volume demand at the time for magazine illustrations.  His bold style and virtuoso technique exerted enormous influence on his peers and succeeding generations of illustrators.
The exhibition will be organized into five sections: Creating an Ideal, The Gibson Girl as the "New Woman," Social Relations Between the Sexes, High Society Scenes and Political Cartoonist.  The exhibition presents a selection of Gibson's lesser-known political images, spotlighting the concerns he addressed in his later work.
The items in the exhibition are drawn from Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, which holds the premier public collection of original drawings by Gibson.
The Prints and Photographs Division also includes approximately 14.4 million photographs, drawings and prints from the 15th century to the present day.  International in scope, these visual collections represent a uniquely rich array of human experience, knowledge, creativity and achievement, touching on almost every realm of endeavor: science, art, invention, government and political struggle, and the recording of history.  For more information, visit
The Library of Congress, the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and the largest library in the world, holds more than 155 million items in various languages, disciplines and formats.  The Library serves the U.S. Congress and the nation both on-site in its reading rooms on Capitol Hill and through its award-winning website at
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Dan Perkins, aka Tom Tomorrow, announced 2013 Herblock Prize Winner

Dan Perkins, aka Tom Tomorrow, announced 2013 Herblock Prize Winner

WASHINGTON, DC, February 25, 2013 – Dan Perkins, pen name Tom Tomorrow, was named the winner of the 2013 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning.

Perkins is the creator of the weekly political cartoon, This Modern World, which appears in approximately 80 papers, mostly altweeklies. He is the editor of the comics section he created in April 2011 on Daily Kos.  His cartoons have been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, U.S. News & World Report and The Economist. He lives outside of New Haven, Connecticut with his wife and their son.

The prize is awarded annually by The Herb Block Foundation for "distinguished examples of editorial cartooning that exemplify the courageous independent standard set by Herblock." The winner receives a $15,000 after-tax cash prize and a sterling silver Tiffany trophy. Perkins will receive the prize April 25th in a ceremony held at the Library of Congress.

Jack Ohman, the editorial cartoonist for The Sacramento Bee, was named this year's finalist and will receive a $5,000 after-tax cash prize.

Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and senior correspondent for "The PBS Newshour," will deliver the annual Herblock Lecture at the awards ceremony. Previous speakers have included Ben Bradlee, then-Senator Barack Obama, Sandra Day O'Connor, Tom Brokaw, Tim Russert, Ted Koppel, George Stevens Jr., Jim Lehrer and Garry Trudeau.

Judges for this year's contest were Matt Bors, a nationally syndicated cartoonist in altweeklies and winner of the 2012 Herblock Prize; Jenny Robb, curator of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University; and Steve Brodner, satirical illustrator who has covered eight national political conventions for Esquire, The Progressive, The New Yorker and others.

The judges felt there were many strong portfolios in this year's contest, including several animated-only entries and other alternative multi-panel submissions.

Bors said Tom Tomorrow's portfolio included "hands down, some of the smartest political cartoons of the year." Subjects included "consistently hilarious takedowns of women-bashers, gun culture and the president's abuse of executive power."

"Tom Tomorrow is both fearless and funny, two qualities that make him a first-rate editorial cartoonist," Robb said. "He has developed a unique graphic style that perfectly suits his wry and clever assaults on politicians, political parties, and bad policies while also making his work instantly recognizable."   

Brodner said, "Dan Perkins' output for the year was consistently strong, intelligent and witty. The work discussed the most important issues in a way extremely compelling and illuminating. The sequential political cartoon is a vivid and powerful form in his hands."

The judges also had strong praise for the work of Jack Ohman, the finalist.

Robb said, "In addition to producing strong traditional editorial cartoons, Jack Ohman has developed a unique and effective multi-panel strip that is part journalism, part memoir and part satire.   He courageously used the format and his platform at The Oregonian to effect change in his local community and to focus attention on issues of both local and national importance." Brodner added that Ohman's work is "politically brave, formalistically daring and artistically free, while retaining great design and draftsmanship."

 The Herb Block Foundation seeks to further the recognition and support of editorial cartooning.

Monday, February 25, 2013

PR: Biggest Comic Retailers Unite to Support a Great School in Southern Maryland

Biggest Local Retailers Unite to Support a Great Cause in Southern Maryland

REISTERSTOWN, MD - February 23, 2013 - Third Eye Comics of Annapolis, MD, Cards, Comics & Collectibles of Reisterstown, MD, Laughing Ogre Comics of Lansdowne, VA, and Comics & Gaming of Gainesville, VA, have all come together to support a charity convention being held in La Plata, MD.

The ANS Sci-Fi & Comic Con, which will be held on May 11, 2013, was founded in 2012 to benefit the Archbishop Neale School (ANS) in La Plata. The mission of the show is to create a fun and memorable event for fans and collectors of all ages that supports the educational and spiritual goals of ANS.

In its second year, the show will be expanding to feature more than 80 tables with more than 30 different vendors, as well as 13 artists from as far away as New York City, including Frank Cho, the creator, artist and writer of Liberty Meadows and the artist and writer of Marvel Comics' new Savage Wolverine comic, who is being sponsored by Cards, Comics & Collectibles. In addition, Jerry & Penelope Gaylord and Brian Turner, artists on Boom! Studios' Fanboys vs. Zombies, NFL Rush Zone, and Adventure Time, will be appearing courtesy of Third Eye Comics.

"We love seeing new conventions pop up, and the ANS Sci-Fi & Comic-Con in La Plata, MD is one of the most promising new shows we're doing in 2013," said Steve Anderson, owner of Third Eye Comics. "With superstar Frank Cho, and a retailer's room of the best vendors the area has to offer, we know this is going to be the first of many awesome shows we do with ANS."

"I knew of this show last year but was unable to go," said Marc Nathan, owner of Cards, Comics & Collectibles and show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. "Lots of my closest dealer friends had great things to say about the show and the cause. This year, we are coming full force with lots of product and we are all really excited."

In addition to the vendors and artists, the show will also feature screenings of some rare and unusual films and a sneak-peak of the new documentary Plastic Galaxy - The Story of Star Wars Toys, with a special Q&A session with director Brian Stillman, as well as a game demo of the Conquest Tactics CCG by developer Andy Niggles. Additional programming includes: panels and presentations, silent auctions, door prizes, great food, and the 501st Legion!

"I am really looking forward to this event," said Gary Dills, Owner of Laughing Ogre Comics. "Any time you can put great people together with a great cause, everyone wins. I am happy to be involved with such an endeavor!"

"We're looking forward to a great show with an even better cause," said Tim Chillemi of Comics & Gaming.

The Archbishop Neale School is located at 104 Port Tobacco Road, La Plata MD, 20646. Convention hours are from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, and admission is $5 for adults and children over 10 (children 10 and under are free). All proceeds from admissions, vendors fees, and silent auctions directly benefit Archbishop Neale School.

For more information and to register, check out the ANS Sci-Fi & Comic Con's website at .

Tom Boone
Event Organizer
ANS Sci-Fi & Comic Con
104 Port Tobacco Road
La Plata, Maryland 20646

(202) 297-1461
The ANS Sci-Fi & Comic Con is an ALL AGES fan and collectors event benefiting Archbishop Neale School on Saturday, May 11, 2013, from 10am to 3pm. For more information, visit

About Archbishop Neale School -
Archbishop Neale School is a Catholic elementary school in La Plata, Maryland that has been in continuous operation since 1927, with a two-track system for grades Pre-K through 8 and a curriculum centered on the Archdiocese of Washington graded course of study. We are fully accredited, and our teachers are certified by the State of Maryland in their specific areas. We serve Catholic students from over seven parishes and many non-Catholics as well. For over 80 years, parents have entrusted their children to ANS because they are assured of an excellent, Archdiocesan standards-based academic curriculum that encompasses Catholic faith and values delivered in a safe, caring environment. For more information, visit

Cartoonist​s Rights Network Internatio​nal Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award Nomination Deadline

From: Andrew Rougier-Chapman :

Just wanted to let you know that there are just a few days left for anyone to make a nomination for the Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award. 

The link for the announcement is:

Drew Rougier-Chapman

Cartoonists Rights Network International
Protecting your Free Speech, one cartoonist at a time.
P.O. Box 7272
Fairfax Station, VA 22039 USA

April 16: Ben Katchor

Ben Katchor
Date:     Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Time:     7:00 PM
image     The first cartoonist to receive a MacArthur Fellowship reveals the ways urban planning and architecture influence and reflect cultural values in his new graphic narrative, Hand-Drying in America.

Here are window-ledge pillows designed expressly for people-watching and a forest of artificial trees for sufferers of hay fever. The Brotherhood of Immaculate Consumption deals with the matter of products that outlive their owners; high-visibility construction vests are marketed to lonely people as a method of getting noticed.

A master at twisting mundane commodities into surreal objects of social significance, Katchor reveals a world similar to our own—lives are defined by possessions, consumerism is a kind of spirituality—but also slightly, fabulously askew. This surrealist handbook for the rebuilding of society in the twenty-first century ensures that you will never look at a building, a bar of soap, or an ATM the same way.

Katchor is the author of The Cardboard Valise, The Jew of New York and Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer: The Beauty Supply District.


Tickets are $12 or receive 2 FREE tickets with the purchase of the book through Sixth & I ($30). Tickets and books can be purchased online or by calling TicketFly (877.987.6487). There is a $1.50 fee per ticket for phone orders. Doors open at 6:00 pm