Friday, January 31, 2014
‘Room on the Broom’ leads the pack of Oscar-nominated shorts at E Street Cinema [in print as Bewitching Hour].
The Oscar-nominated “Room on the Broom” is quite a ride. (Magic Light Pictures)
RIP, MORRIE TURNER: Cartoonists say farewell to a friend, a hero, a ‘Wee Pals’ pioneer
Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM, $15
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 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
JOHN LEWIS’s ‘MARCH’: Graphic novel receives Coretta Scott King Book honor; recipients ‘humbled’
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Archives Identifier: 563630
Local Identifier: 448-121
Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 72: A Review of Six New Comic Book TitlesJanuary 29, 2014
“He is Awake — Must Carry Out Mission Programmed During War”
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.
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
Herblock Was a Fine Political Cartoonist. Liberals Don't Need to Deify Him.
BY JEET HEER
March, Relish win awards at ALA Midwinter
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
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