Friday, July 31, 2015
PR: Small Press Expo Announces C. Spike Trotman, Jennifer Hayden and Stuart Immonen as Guests
Aug 1: Rico Renzi at Fantom Comics
Color artist Rico Renzi (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Spider-Gwen, Howard the Duck) appears at Fantom Comics on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM!
2010 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Thursday, July 30, 2015
A Mystery Machine parks in Silver Spring
The unexpected benefits of driving Scooby-Doo's Mystery Machine
By John Kelly
July 30 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
PR: SPX 2015 Announces Special Guests Matt Bors, Lilli Carré and Theo Ellsworth
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "Map Of Kurdistan, Revised"
Al Jazeera reports that Turkey, ostensibly attacking ISIS, has been stomping the living crap out of the Kurds. Turkey, of course, swears up and down that they aren't targeting the Kurds. For clarity, here's a map of the region for our US readers.
"That's our story, and we're sticking to it." -Erdogan
Comic Riffs on The Nib's second act
Kickstarter of the Day: After Medium, The Nib charts a new course for excellenceBy Michael Cavna July 28 2015
Wizard World con in Richmond this weekend
Wizard World casts enticing spell at 2015 Richmond Comic Con, July 31- Aug. 2
Washington Times obituary for Bill Garner
Bill Garner, longtime Washington Times cartoonist, dies at 79
Artist made incisive political drawings
Garfield the Musical interviews online now
How Garfield Became a Brand New Musical at Adventure Theatre
Adventure Theatre, the children's theater based in Maryland's Glen Echo National Park, recently launched an original adaptation of Jim Davis' long-running Garfield comic strip. The path to creating a new work for younger kids can be bumpy and winding. Arts Desk interviewed some of the principals to find out how the show came about.
8/5: Justin Jordan at Third Eye Comics
WEDNESDAY 8/5/15: JOHN FLOOD #1 Signing event with JUSTIN JORDAN (Luther Strode, Spread)
Click here for the event info on FACEBOOK
We're HUGE fans of writer Justin Jordan and his work on series like DEEP STATE, STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE, DARK GODS, and of course, the Image series, SPREAD, so when we had the opportunity to bring Justin in to launch his new series, JOHN FLOOD, we didn't just jump at it - we dove at it!
JOHN FLOOD is a must-read for fans of John Constantine Hellblazer, and series like the DRESDEN FILES and BLACKLIST, featuring a very cool take on the classic detective story with a very metaphysical twist.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Ryan Holmberg's latest alternative manga column online
Back to the Avant-Garde: Sasaki Maki's NonsenseBY Ryan Holmberg Jul 27, 2015
Comic Riffs on Pekar Park
New Harvey Pekar Park embraces people as uncommonly common as he wasBy Michael Cavna July 27 2015
The Post censors Pearls Before Swine today
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Rep. John Lewis' civil rights story comes to life in comics
Rep. John Lewis' civil rights story comes to life in comics
CBS News July 24, 2015
online at http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/rep-john-lewis-civil-rights-story-comes-to-life-in-comics/
Congressman Lewis is writing a series of comic books called "March," showing historic moments in the struggle for civil rights. Though Lewis was beaten and arrested many times as a young man during the civil rights movement, he still believes change can come through peaceful protests. That's the message he's hoping the comic books will get across to children. Jan Crawford reports.
New Big Planet Comics t-shirt (UPDATED)
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Bill Garner, Washington Star and Times editorial cartoonist, has passed away
William Simpson Garner Obituary
The Capital Gazette on July 26, 2015
Kickstarter: 'Sagas of the Northmen'
Friday, July 24, 2015
Archie cartoonist obituary in today's Post
Tom Moore, cartoonist who brought Archie to life, dies at 86 [in print as Cartoonist drew Archie and friends for decades]
Washington Post July 24 2015
July 25: Creator meet & greet at Comic Logic
July 25: DC Zinefest
Thursday, July 23, 2015
July 23-26: Shrek the Musical at Encore in Arlington
Performances are Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., with another performance on Thursday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for children, students, seniors and military.
For information, call (703) 548-1154 or see the Web site at www.encorestage.org.
The show is reviewed at'Shrek' Loses its Movie Magic in Theatrical Adaptation.
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Gotham) continues his Batman film streak
Leahy's 'Batman' cameo seemingly makes the cut
by Helena Andrews and Emily Heil
Washington Post July 20 2015
online at http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/sen-leahys-batman-v-superman-cameo-seemingly-makes-the-cut/2015/07/19/a90b1b8a-2e4a-11e5-8f36-18d1d501920d_story.html
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Express on 'Rick and Morty' animation
'Rick and Morty' creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland say the animated show is dark for a reason [in print as That sci-fi sadness: 'Rick and Morty' isn't afraid of the dark]
Express July 22 2015, p. 19
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
World War II medical animation featured on Library blog
The Five Commandments
Posted by Circulating Now on July 21, 2015
By Michael Rhode, with Michael Sappol
Essay originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2013. Watch the films now on NLM's Medical Movies on the Web.
Sept 5: Stephan Pastis at National Book Festival
Monday, July 20, 2015
Teresa Logan's coloring book available for pre-order
Posh Adult Coloring Book: Paisley Designs for Fun & Relaxationby Teresa Roberts Logan
Posh Adult Coloring Book: Paisley Designs for Fun & Relaxation inspires you to get your groove on, relax, and have fun with more than 100 gorgeous paisley designs to color.
Ever popular, paisley patterns are a joy to color. Their intricacies present you with a rewarding and satisfying coloring experience that results in a rich, opulent picture and a well rested mind.
Artist Teresa Roberts Logan specializes in paisley patterns of all types, flora and fauna, mandalas, sugar skulls, international themes, mythical and heavenly creatures, holiday seasons, fine art, sea life, and more!
July 29: Argentine cartoonist exhibit opening
Miguel Repiso (Rep) is an Argentine artist and cartoonist. He is the author of more than thirty books, among them Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires Dibujada, Postales, Contratapas and 200 años de Peronismo. Rep has created nearly sixty popular characters and series. He has been publishing in the newspaper Página/12 from its very first issue and has also written for magazines and newspapers in various other countries. He has exhibited in Argentina, Uruguay, Portugal, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, Italy, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, and the United States. His work has been recognized with awards in Argentina, Spain, Japan, the United States, and Cuba.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 6-8 pm
Opening reception and unveiling ceremony
Exhibition open to the public through August 5, 2015
Monday-Friday 3-5 pm
Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(M) Dupont Circle
About the artist
Saturday, July 18, 2015
The Post on Charlie Hebdo's new Muhammad cartoon policy
Charlie Hebdo editor says the paper is done with prophet Muhammad cartoons [in print July 18 as No more Muhammad cartoons, editor says]. By Ishaan Tharoor
WorldViews blog July 17 2015
That darn Lio
In deadly waters
Louis J. Cantolupo, Washington
Friday, July 17, 2015
Weldon on Proust's A Remembrance of Times Past
French, English, Comics: Proust On Memory, In Any Language
Pop Culture Happy Hour on 'BoJack Horseman'
Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'BoJack Horseman' And People We're Pulling For
Mr. Peanutbutter (Paul F. Tompkins) and BoJack Horseman (Will Arnett).
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMIC ART 17:1 (Spring 2015) Table of Contents
Visual Language: Neil Cohn and Kent Worcester in Conversation
Neil Cohn and Kent Worcester
From lcono-Iinguistic Unity to Semiotic Continuity: An Alternative Description of Semiotic Repertoire of Comics
Origins and Definitions: Arguments for a Non-Essentialist Approach
Comic Composition; or When Kierkegaard and Cartoon Art Took to the Streets
Louise C. Larsen
The Archive as Comic: Aleksandar Zograf's "Polovni svet" and Post-Yugoslav Serbia
Terry Hirst: The Renowned Trailblazer Editorial Cartoonist and Comics Author in Kenya
Msanii Kimani wa Wanjiru
The Waking Life of Winsor McCay: Social Commentary in A Pilgrim 's Progress by Mr. Bunion
Kirsten A. McKinney
An Australian Comic Breakthrough:Craig San Roque's The Long Weekend in Alice Springs. Adapted and drawn by Joshua Santospirito
Richard Scully and Joshua Santospirito
The 19th Oddity of Yunnan: Propaganda and Memory in Li Kunwu and Philippe Otie's Graphic Novel A Chinese Life
Into the Present, by Way of a Non-Existent Past: Breccia, Trillo, and Alvar Mayor
Hector Fernandez L'Hoeste
Daumier's Deadline: Expedited Expressiveness and Franco-Belgian Cartooning
David Allan Duncan
The Self-named "Fool-in-chief": Cameroon's Hard-hitting Cartoonist, Nyemb Popoli
John A. Lent
Landscapes of Trauma in Grenier and Austini's Rwanda 1994
Jennifer Anderson Bliss
Against a "Tradition of the New": Architectural Criticism in Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor's Batman: Death by Design (2012)
Bob Staake: "I don't Like the term cartoonist at all ... "
Leading British Politicians in The Times' and The Guardian's Cartoons 2010-2013
Monika Nowicka and Janusz Kazmierczak
Crossing the Line: Offensive and Controversial Cartoons in the 21st-Century -- "The View from Australia"
UNMAD and Bangladeshi Cartooning: A Socio-Cultural Journey with a Bitter Sense of Humor
The Mediated Appeal of Kawaii "Cute" Mascot Characters in Japanese Consumer Culture: A Case of Kumamon
Michael L. Maynard
Malay Pendekar: Silat Warrior in the Malaysia Graphic Novel
Muhamad Azhar Abdullah
Pioneers in Comic Art Scholarship
Oscar Steimberg and the Origins of Comics Studies in Argentina
John A. Lent and Pablo Turnes
German Comics after Unification: The Politics of Anke Feuchtenberger's Feminist Aesthetics
Comics Exhibitions in Contemporary France: Diversity and Symbolic Ambivalence
The Gradual Nationalization of Comic Strips in Brazilian Newspapers
Matt Wuerker on the Cartoonists Rights Network International
From Corporate to Collaborative Comics in India
Comics and Journalism: Witnessing the World with Pen and Paper
Bandas Orientales: Una Experiencia de Historieta Historica Digital en el Marco Del Plan Ceibal
Maria Victoria Saibene Lopez
Comicvoice: Theory and Application
Considering the Perception of Time and Sequential Images in Digital Comics
Teaching Graphic Novels and Manga at the University
Measuring the Impact of Free Comic Book Day in Singapore
The Motif of the Wound in Attack on Titan
Personal Remembrances: Interviews with Seven Recently-Deceased Giants in Cartooning and Animation
John A. Lent
Vins: Chronicler of Life and Times
Mrinal Chatterjee and Triambak Sharma
The Printed Word
John A. Lent
John A. Lent
Exhibition and Media Reviews
Edited by Michael Rhode
July 18: Pokemon music at Wolf Trap featured by The Post
Symphony makes a grab for gamers [online as A grab for gamers: The NSO brings Pikachu music to Wolf Trap]By Michael O'Sullivan July 17 2015 p. Weekend 22
If you go
Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1868. www.wolftrap.org.
Dates: Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
DC papers review Ant-Man
Tiny superhero packs a powerful punch [online as 'Ant-Man' winds up slowly, but delivers a big punch].
Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) assumes the Ant-Man mantle from Hank Pym in Marvel's latest superhero film. (Zade Rosenthal/Walt Disney Pictures)
'Ant-Man' just isn't up there with the greats [in print as The Shrinkage Factor].
Express July 17 2015, p. 16.
Ant-Man shown to roughly actual size. (Marvel)
A Bug's Strife [Ant-Man Directed by Peyton Reed].
Washington City Paper July 17, 2015. p. 26
Review: 'Ant-Man,' With Paul Rudd, Adds to a Superhero Infestation
By A. O. SCOTT
A version of this review appears in print on July 17, 2015, on page C8 of the New York edition with the headline: Scurrying to Join a Superhero Infestation .
Magic Bullet 11 cover preview
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Latest International Journal of Comic Art out
675 pages! Subscribe at http:// www.ijoca.com
Table of contents will be posted here tomorrow.
Jason Rodriguez featured on ARA's website
ARA's Jason Rodriguez is a Scientist by Day, Writer and Editor by NightJuly 16, 2015
Jason Rodriguez: scientist by day, writer and editor by night.
Comics Alternative podcast on Retrofit Comics / Big Planet Comics
Episode 143: A Publisher Spotlight on Retrofit Comics / Big Planet ComicsJuly 8, 2015