Friday, January 31, 2014
Sara Duke's biographical sketches of cartoonists book available now (updated)
Express on Oscar-nominated animated shorts
‘Room on the Broom’ leads the pack of Oscar-nominated shorts at E Street Cinema [in print as Bewitching Hour].
BY KRISTEN PAGE-KIRBY
The Oscar-nominated “Room on the Broom” is quite a ride. (Magic Light Pictures)
Comic Riffs on Morrie Turner
RIP, MORRIE TURNER: Cartoonists say farewell to a friend, a hero, a ‘Wee Pals’ pioneer
The Post on Oscar short animation
Review of Oscar-nominated short films 2014 (animated, live-action and documentary)
Zeilt Productions - The animated short film “Mr. Hublot” uses computer animation and stop-motion to tell the story of a man and his robot dog.
Feb 8: Marc Tyler Nobleman on Batman and Superman creators
Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM, $15
Sara Duke's biographical sketches of cartoonists book available now
Years ago, Sara Duke wrote biographical notes for the artists in the Library's original cartoon collection. With her consent, I took her public domain file, edited it, and have turned it into a handy reference tool. This sells at printing cost, and neither of us makes any money on it. Libraries in particular should buy it. - Mike Rhode
Biographical Sketches of Cartoonists & Illustrators in the Swann Collection of the Library of Congress
Magic Bullet #8 news
Magic Bullet #8 Cover and Contributor List
I am delighted to present to you Steve Loya's cover for Magic Bullet #8. Magic Bullet is Washington, D.C.’s free comics newspaper published by D.C. Conspiracy, a comics creators’ collective in the capital region.
Thanks to El Jefe Design for the design of our masthead, which we started using in Magic Bullet #6. This issue is open-themed and has been sent to print with a run of 5,000. It will be hitting the streets in early February. Be sure to look for it around town and pick up this free publication.
Here are the contributors who made the cut for print publication in Magic Bullet #8:
R.M. Rhodes, Evan Keeling
Zarmina Sulaiman, Jacob Warrenfeltz
Troy-Jeffrey Allen, Matt Rawson
Kevin Panetta, Brooke A. Allen
Aaron DeLaRosa, Mark McMurray
Jason E. Axtell
C. Michael Hall
Adam McGovern, Ellen C. Stedfeld
Joe Carabeo, Carolyn Belefski
Thank you to all who submitted and we urge you to submit your comics to be considered in future editions.
I plan to bring several hot-off-the-press bundles to the D.C. Conspiracy Meet-Up next Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Buffalo Billiards (1330 19th Street, NW, Washington, DC) starting at 5:30 PM. We will also be distributing Magic Bullet to local establishments in DC, MD, and VA (places like book stores, restaurants, theaters, tattoo parlors, record shops, etc.).
We also plan to have Magic Bullet #8 at the cARToons exhibit opening reception on Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at University of the District of Columbia Campus (4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20008 in Gallery 42, Building 42, Room A-12).
Magic Bullet contributors will be distributing the newspaper for free at many of their convention appearances in 2014.
Stay 'tooned for more information about where to find Magic Bullet #8 as well as details about advertising and comic submission for the next issue, which will be announced shortly.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Comic Riffs on March's ALA award
JOHN LEWIS’s ‘MARCH’: Graphic novel receives Coretta Scott King Book honor; recipients ‘humbled’
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Batgirl in the National Archives
Batman, ca. 1973
Find out more about this film, featured in "Media Matters," the National Archives blog of the Special Media Archives Services Division: http://blogs.archives.gov/mediamatter...
Creator(s): Department of Labor. Employment Standards Administration. Wage and Hour Division. (04/28/1971 - ) (Most Recent)
Series : Moving Images Relating to Employment Standards, compiled ca. 1960 - 1992
Record Group 448: General Records of the Employment Standards Administration, 1977 - 1994
Production Date: ca. 1973
Scope & Content: This motion picture film public service announcement (PSA) informed viewers of their rights under the equal pay law.
Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted
Use Restriction(s): Restricted - Possibly
Note: Some or all of this material may be restricted by copyright or other intellectual property right restrictions.
Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RD-DC-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001
Phone: 301-837-3540, Fax: 301-837-3620, Email: email@example.com
National Archives Identifier: 563630
Local Identifier: 448-121
Jonathan Luna's Alex + Ada reviewed on a podcast
Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 72: A Review of Six New Comic Book TitlesJanuary 29, 2014
Rob Steibel on Kirby's Captain America
“He is Awake — Must Carry Out Mission Programmed During War”
Distric Comics Graphic Novel Lesson Plan
Deadline Extended! Call for Submissions for 2014 RFK Book & Journalism Awards
The Post on 'Ant Colony,' by Michael DeForge
Warped and Funny: Graphic Acts of Insecticide [‘Ant Colony,’ by Michael DeForge]
Drawn and Quarterly - “Ant Colony” by Michael DeForge.
The Post obituary for Morrie Turner
Morrie Turner dies at 90; pioneering ‘Wee Pals’ cartoonist
Courtesy of Creators - Morrie Turner, at work in his studio, was the first African American to have a cartoon strip syndicated in mainstream newspapers that featured an integrated cast of characters.
Jan 29 Tonight: Zunar, a censored Malaysian cartoonist, at Busboys and Poets in DC
time: 7:30pm - 9pm
*Lee, Melissa. 2012. Poetic justice: Rosmah on month-long London 'cartoon show' with Altantuya. Malaysia Chronicle (January 17): http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=26429:poetic-justic-zunar-takes-rosmah-on-month-long-london-exhibtion-together-with-altantuya&Itemid=2
*Lee, Patrick. 2012. EC ban won’t stop me, says Zunar; Controversial cartoonist Zunar is miffed that the Election Commission has deemed political cartoons illegal during the next general election. Free Malaysia Today (June 6): http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2012/06/06/ec-ban-wont-stop-me-says-zunar/
*Lee, Patrick. 2012. Zunar: M’sian satirists play it safe. Free Malaysia Today (June 8): http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2012/06/08/zunar-msian-satirists-play-it-safe/
*Mahtani, Shibani. 2012. Malaysian Cartoonist Takes Fight to London. Wall Street Journal's Southeast Asia Realtime blog (January 18): http://blogs.wsj.com/searealtime/2012/01/18/malaysian-cartoonist-takes-fight-to-london/
Sen, Teoh El. 2011. Zunar's arrest a comic act for cartoonists. Free Malaysia Today (June 23): http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/2011/06/23/zunars-arrest-a-comic-act-for-cartoonists/
Soon Chuan Yean. 2010. The other side of Zunar: A personal note. Aliran.com (December 23): http://aliran.com/3694.html
Spurgeon, Tom. 2010. CR Holiday Interview #7 – Zunar. Comics Reporter (December 27): http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/cr_holiday_interview_7_zunar/
Unknown. 2010. CIJ supports legal challenge over cartoon book ban. Sun Daily.com (July 31): http://www.thesundaily.com/article.cfm?id=50078
*Unknown. 2012. Cartoonist cites loss of collage on Rosmah's hairstyle. Malaysiakini (January 18): http://my.news.yahoo.com/cartoonist-cites-loss-collage-rosmahs-hairstyle-084209681.html
*Unknown. 2012. Zunar's Book Incites Hatred Towards Leaders – Witness. Bernama Media (January 18): http://my.news.yahoo.com/zunars-book-incites-hatred-towards-leaders-witness-125617798.html
Yutim, Haider. 2011. Don't Be a Political Tool, Zunar Tells Cartoonists. Malaysian Digest (January 2): http://www.malaysiandigest.com/news/14435-do-not-be-a-political-tool-zunar-tells-cartoonists.html
Zunar (Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque). 2010. Is Altantuya a forbidden issue? Aliran.com (February 10): http://www.aliran.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1168:is-altantuya-a-forbidden-issue-&catid=95:2010&Itemid=48
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Jeet Heer on Herblock
Herblock Was a Fine Political Cartoonist. Liberals Don't Need to Deify Him.
BY JEET HEER
March wins Library Association award
March, Relish win awards at ALA Midwinter
Pre-ordering Mercenary Pig #1- Meatcutter!
From: THOMAS ARVIS II
To find the shop nearest you (just type your zip code into the search bar), go there and tell them: "Mercenary Pig #1: Meatcutter is listed for order in February's Previews under Aazurn Publishing, order #FEB140868. It's a pork-humor filled, action packed origin story, and I WANT MINE!!!"
Order multiple copies if you like, but you'll want to do this THIS WEEK, as most shops place their orders the first week of the month (in this case Feb. 2014). Then you'll need to go back there in the first week of April 2004 and pick up your copy. That's the ONLY way to get this comic book. This is a $4.99 investment into what will surely become a COLLECTOR'S ITEM!
Here's the link to the Mercenary Pig Facebook Page to see what I'm talking about:
Meanwhile, here also is the link to the teaser video created for YouTube by editor Gary Beatty. Enjoy- then go order your copy!
Tom Arvis- creator/publisher
Mercenary Pig & Sureshot Comics
Feb 2: Rep. Lewis on March in Annapolis
John Lewis, March
John Lewis is GA's 5th Congressional District Representative and an American icon known for his role in the Civil Rights Movement. The first volume of March, a graphic novel trilogy is co-authored by the Congressman and Andrew Aydin. Signing from 1:00 to 3
2516 Solomon's Island Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401, 410-573-1115