Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Post on dropping Get Fuzzy

Following yesterday's announcement of the addition of Wumo, Michael Cavna digs a bit deeper into why Get Fuzzy was selected to be dropped. The comments in the first article are also worth reading. 

POST DROPS 'GET FUZZY': O, how high the tolerance for comic-strip reruns?
By Michael Cavna 
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog October 30 2013

Ben Hatke's new Zita the Spacegirl profiled on Boing Boing

Racist comic strip Sambo reprinted at Ghosts of DC blog

Halloween comic from Andrew Cohen

Cartoonist Andrew Cohen has a new, free mini-comic for Halloween. Check it out online (sample page, below). Cohen is also the artist-in-resident tonight and Saturday morning, for the MAGIC BULLET exhibit at Artisphere. He says he should have a few printed copies of the new mini, “Howzit Funnies: A Light-Hearted Comic for Dim-Witted Souls,” and some cards of “Aunt Elizabeth,” while they last.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Nov 4: Chris Giarrusso at Game On! Comics

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Game On! Comics Weekly Digest

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October 29, 2013
In this issue
:: New Titles this Week
:: Game Nights
Dear Mike,

STORE SIGNING this Sunday!
Sunday, November 3rd from 12-4 meet Chris Giarrusso!  He is the writer/artist of G-Man.  

"Here is an absolute delight, a volume that will be shelved with children's titles, but should definitely be sought out by superhero lovers of any age. The visual style is completely charming, creating an amusingly detailed world that young readers can explore over and over."

- Publisher's Weekly

Check out Chris' website: G-Man Website

With Halloween just around the corner pick up a great Zombie Game to play with friends!

The Walking Dead Board Game: The Best Defense

 is a cooperative board game in which players take on the roles of Rick, Glenn, Daryl, Michonne, and other characters. The Survivors must defend four key locations from Walkers - the Farm, the Prison, the Town and the Highway - in order to stay alive. The game board is assembled at random for each game, providing for variability in the locations; a 25-card resource deck - containing either Equipment, Allies, Food or Ammunition - is placed at random on one of the locations.Walkers and other calamities are triggered in different locations by a 48-card Event deck (every card is unique!), which players draw from each round. They must then figure out how to minimize the effects of these Events, using dice to resolve combat and determine the outcome of some events. Survivors can work together to combine their combat abilities or split up to cover more ground. If the Survivors don't clear the Walkers out of a location, they'll lose resources - and if any resource deck runs out, the players lose the game. Thus, players need to keep the Walkers at bay while not using up too many resources themselves.


Unlike most cooperative games, 

The Walking Dead Board Game: The Best Defense

 includes a leadership role that a player can take for one or more rounds. Each player character has a unique leadership ability that provides a bonus while that character is in charge.
The Walking Dead Board Game: The Best Defense
 includes two gameplay modes. In the "Beginner" mode, players share all information on their Event cards so that the leader and others can take everything happening in the game into consideration. In "Expert" mode, players may 


 share their Event cards, which means that leaders might make decisions that are detrimental to other players - but those players can defy the leader (for a cost) and make their own moves. Why would they do this?In addition to just trying to stay alive, each player has a secret "Ulterior Motive" card that specifies a mission for that player. If he completes that mission, then he earns a partial victory, even if the Survivors as a group would otherwise lose. The Ulterior Motive cards are recommended only for advanced players who like a bit of conflict in their co-operative games.






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Comic store picks our comics of the week for Oct. 30, 2013
Comic store picks our comics of the week for Oct. 30, 2013


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     The Sandman:Overture #1



Twenty-five years since THE SANDMAN changed the landscape of modern comics, Neil Gaiman's legendary series is back!


THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE heralds New York Times best-selling writer Neil Gaiman's return to the art form that made him famous, ably abetted by artistic luminary JH Williams III (BATWOMAN, PROMETHEA), whose lush, widescreen images provide an epic scope to The Sandman's origin story. From the birth of a galaxy to the moment that Morpheus is captured, THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE will feature cameo appearances by fan-favorite characters such as The Corinthian, Merv Pumpkinhead and, of course, the Dream King's siblings: Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny.   






Action Comics Annual #2

Adventure Time 2013 Spoooktacular #1

All New Fathom #3

Aquaman Annual #1

Arcane Secrets #2

Archie #649

Ash & The Army Of Darkness #1

Astounding Villain House 1-Shot

Avengers #22

Avengers AI #5

Bionic Man #25

Blood Brothers #3 (L)

Bushido #5 (L)

Captain America: Living Legend #2

Captain Midnight #4

Cataclysm #0.1

Clive Barker's Next Testament #5

Criminal Macabre: Eyes Of Frankenstein #2

Crossed Badlands #40

Damian: Son Of Batman #1

Danger Girl: The Chase #2

Deadpool Kills Deadpool #4 (L)

Dinosaurs Attack #4

Distant Soil, A #42

Edgar A Poe's The Raven & Red Death 1-Shot

Ferals #17

Five Ghosts #6

Forever Evil: Argus #1

Fox #1

G.I. Joe #9

Game Of Thrones #17

Godzilla: Rulers Of The Earth #5

Green Lantern Annual #2

Grimm FT: No Tomorrow #3

Grimm FT: Realm Knights #3

Guardians Of Galaxy #8

Hellraiser Annual 2013 #1

Herobear & The Kid 2013 Annual #1

Hit List #2

Infinity #5

Itty Bitty Hellboy #3

Kick-Ass 3 #4

King Conan: Hour Of The Dragon #6 (L)

Kiss Kids #3

Knightingail Shadow Divisions #4

Marvel Previews November 2013

Mice Templar IV: Legend #8

Mr Toast Comics #6 Little Lost Ghost

My Little Pony 2013 Annual

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #12

Nightwing Annual #1

Powerpuff Girls #2

Previews #302 November 2013

Punisher Trial Of Punisher #2 (L)

Rex: Zombie Killer #1

Saga #15

Sandman Overture #1

Scarlet Spider #23

Sex #8

Shadow: Year One #6

Smallville: Season 11 Special #3

Sonic The Hedgehog #254

Soulfire Vol 4 #8

Star Wars: Dark Times - Spark Remains #4

Super #2

Superior Spider-Man #20

Superior Spider-Man Team Up Special #1

Swamp Thing Annual #2

Teen Titans Annual #2

Thor: Crown Of Fools #1

Thought Bubble Anthology 2013 #3

TMNT Ongoing #27

TMNT Villain Micro. #7 Bebop & Rocksteady

Transformers: Robots In Disguise #22

True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys #5

Ultimate Comics X-Men #33

Uncanny X-Force #13

Warlord Of Mars: Dejah Thoris #31

Wild Blue Yonder #3

Wildwork #1

Witchblade #170

X-Men: Battle Of The Atom #2 (L)





Batman HC Vol 3 Death Of The Family

Batman Noir Eduardo Risso Deluxe Ed HC

Chronicles Of Conan TP Vol 25 Exodus

Last Of Us: American Dreams TP

Mara TP

Marvel Universe: Thor Digest

Superman Adventures The Man Of Steel TP

Superman The Man Of Steel Believe TP





Indestructible Hulk Special #1

Letter 44 #1

Sex Criminals #1

Superior Spider-Man Team Up #5






Game Nights 



Sunday Afternoons, Open Gaming and Demo! 12:30pm


board game night  


Starting this Sunday, November 3, we are having Open Gaming and weekly Game of the Week Demo! This Week's game is Legendary by Upper Deck! Come on in and learn how to play or play some other games with your friends!
Sunday Nights, 5pm-9pm


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 Tuesday Nights 7-9

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Come join us every Tuesday night for Heroclix!





Wednesday Nights 7-11pm

Magic the Gathering




Casual Play and booster Draft.





Friday Night, 7pm AND 8pm

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 Booster Draft Tournament 7pm--$15


Win promo cards and boosters!



Saturdays 4-7pm

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 Small Press Review  

Comics you may not know about but should!









REX, ZOMBIE KILLER tells the story of a hyper-intelligent Golden Retriever named Rex, a sign language-speaking gorilla, and a small pack of animals making a perilous cross-country journey to find safety...and a home.


Rex is trying to reach the doctor who raised him, but the doctor's been relocated to an underground military bunker in Nevada," Anderson said. "So even if they make it across a zombie-infested California, there's not necessarily a cozy fireplace waiting for them."


Issue #1 picks up from the One-Shot issue from 2012, and will make a great jumping-on point for new readers.

REX, ZOMBIE KILLER #1 is written by Rob Anderson (MY LITTLE PONY: SPIKE MICRO, GREAT ZOMBIES IN HISTORY) with interior and cover art by DaFu Yu (GRIMM FAIRY TALES, WONDERLAND ANNUAL), interior colors by Juan Romera, cover colors by Kevin Volo, letters and design by E.T. Dollman, and edited by Paul Allor (TMNT: FUGITOID MICRO, ORC GIRL).









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Cartoonists Draw Blood - Join us this Saturday, Nov. 2

On Saturday, November 2, 2013, several of the finest cartoonists in the Washington, DC area will be devoting their time and talents to sketch for blood donors for the first-ever 'Cartoonists Draw Blood' event with the American Red Cross at Seekers Church (276 Carroll Street, NW in Washington, DC 20012 -- one block from Takoma Metro).

Blood donors are needed to sign up for appointments scheduled in 15 minute intervals between 10AM to 3:30PM. At this time we have a bit over 50% of the time slots filled. To donate your blood, please email Carolyn '' with your preferred appointment time.

On the day of your blood donation, be sure to drink plenty of fluids, include iron-rich foods in your diet, bring a list of medications you are taking, and bring a photo ID.

Even if you can't attend the event, please tell your friends:

Hope to see you this Saturday!

Sponsors: Cartoonists Draw Blood, American Red Cross, National Cartoonists Society, Seekers Church

Cartoonists: Steve Artley, Carolyn Belefski, Bill Brown, Michael Cavna, Eric Gordon, Art Hondros, Mal Jones, Teresa Roberts Logan, Steve Loya, Jay Payne, Joe Sutliff, Jake Warrenfeltz, JTW

Tips for a successful donation:    Facebook Event Page - So you can tell your friends about CARTOONISTS DRAW BLOOD:

Carolyn Belefski
Curls Studio

Writing contest for 'Trickster' prize

Scholastics' Storyworks magazine holds writing contests with the prize often being books. For the November/December contest, 10 winners will receive a copy of Trickster: Native American Tales (an Eisner-nominated comics anthology I edited for Fulcrum Publishing). The deadline for entries is Jan. 15, 2014.

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Tumbleweed book illustrated by Kevin Rechin

Here's the trailer for The Tumbleweed Came Back by Carmela LaVigna Coyle and Kevin Rechin, as well as an announcement for a book signing.

'District Comics' wins Shel Dorf Award

District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington. DC  (Fulcrum Publishing) won the 2013 Shel Dorf Award for Original Graphic Novel of the Year, a category that included Building Stories and Parker: The Score, among others.

Comic Riffs on Inside Mad

Oct. 30, Gallery Talk: The works of Audrey Niffenegger

The National Museum of Women in the Arts on Wednesday will host a free lunchtime chat about its popular Audrey Niffenegger exhibition.

"Digital Media Specialist Laura Hoffman discusses selections from Awake in the Dream World: The Art of Audrey Niffenegger," according to the museum's website. "The gallery talk will cover the mid-career retrospective of Niffenegger, featuring her book art, works on paper, and paintings with a specific focus on the more morbid works in the exhibition. Discover a fantastic, strange, and mysterious world created by the artist and bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry. The talk and exhibition will reflect Niffenegger’s captivating narrative talent as well as her spooky yet humorous portrayal of death."

Sunday, October 27, 2013

October owl

Cartoonist Andrew Cohen is back to occasionally drawing some feathered friends. His most recent post on his blog is a dark-eyed owl, just in time for Halloween. BTW, Andrew will be at the Artisphere this Thursday as the final artist in resident for the Comics Making Workshop/Magic Bullet exhibit in the Works in Progress Gallery.

Courtesy of Andrew Cohen

'Magic Bullet' thank-you card

The D.C. Conspiracy mails thank-you cards to folks who advertise its semi-annual Magic Bullet comics newspapers. For the current issue, MB #7--which has a Halloween theme--local cartoonist Matt Rawson did a Halloween illustration for the thank-you card. (It is loosely based on the Universal monsters chalk wall drawing he did this fall at Artisphere in Arlington, Va., as part of the D.C. Conspiracy's Comic Making Workshop and MB exhibit, which ends next weekend).

Courtesy of Matt Rawson and Joe Carabeo (photo)

Friday, October 25, 2013

Events next week sponsored by Fantom Comics

Fantom Comics is hosting a discussion--one of its regular, informal, coffee house chats--on Oct. 28 at Chinatown Coffee from 7-9 p.m. The book: Watchmen. "Who watches the Watchmen? This month, we do. Alan Moore's subversive work on the perils of superhero power in the hands of the righteous continues to shape our understanding of the role of superheroes in a cynical and broken world. If you've ever read Watchmen or was looking for an excuse to read it, now's the time!"

Fantom Comics is also teaming with Fridge Gallery, which is hosting a Halloween Arty Party. "Come for the cosplay and stay for the party. Deejay Oso Fresh will be rocking the turntables all night and the Costume Contest takes place at 10 p.m. (with $100 Fantom Comics shopping spree as a prize).  We will have cool prizes, a raffle and giveaways all night long. No cover charge!"

Halloween ComicFest - Free Comics at Beyond Comics

Beyond Comics




Saturday & Sunday

October 26th - 27th 


Saturday: 10am to 9pm

Sunday: 12noon to 6pm 


Come by either Beyond Comics location on Saturday, October 26th and get a free comic book. Kids under 12 wearing a costume get a 50% Discount on any one all ages comic book or 

graphic novel.


Here are some of the Free Comics we will have available.











We will not hold any copies of comics. Quantities may be limited.

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