They saved the world two years ago, but when a new, monstrous threat arises, can they put aside their differences and become a team again? Hopefully they can; otherwise team leader Emma, who's been infected by an evil magical force, is a goner! Will the Zodiac Starforce reunite and enter the dark realm of Nephos to save their captain, or will a fierce rivalry on the volleyball court tear them apart?
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
CXC 2015: 'Bone' creator Jeff Smith is poised to help kick off major new festival on comics landscapeBy Michael Cavna September 30 2015
Rob Ullman is creating
Hockey Comics and Art
Illustrator and cartoonist of many swell things, including Atom-Bomb Bikini and Old-Timey Hockey Tales.
June 3-12, 2016Cul de Sac
Play by Amy Thompson
Adapted from the Comic Strip, Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson
Four-year-old Alice Otterloop and her older brother, Petey, learn about friendship and the importance of being yourself in this world premier play adaptation of Richard Thompson's nationally syndicated Cul De Sac comic strip. When Alice decides to help Petey become more exciting she risks sending Petey further into his shell. With the help other their parents, teachers, and new and old friends the Otterloop children just might be able to learn something from each other. We recommend this production for ages 4 and older.
Friday, June 3, 2016 at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 11am and 3pm
Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 3pm
Friday, June 10, 2016 at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 11am and 3pm
Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 3pm
Audition Dates and Times:
Auditions: March 14 and 15 from 5:00-8:00 pm.
Pre-Audition Workshop: March 12 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. The pre-audition workshop fee is $55.
There is no audition fee.
Auditions are in the lower level of Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S. Old Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22204).
All performances are held at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22204)
Stephan Pastis: 2015 National Book Festival
Speaker Biography: Stephan Pastis used to be a lawyer. Now, he is the award-winning cartoonist who creates "Pearls Before Swine," a syndicated daily comic strip that runs in 750 newspapers around the world. The humorous comic strip's host of friends -- Rat, Pig, Goat and Zebra -- deliver a smart, witty and painfully honest commentary on modern issues ranging from politics to pop culture. Pastis tends to produce his comics at an unusual five to nine months ahead of the deadline. His latest collection is "Pearls Gets Sacrificed: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury." In addition to creating "Pearls Before Swine," Pastis is the author of the best-selling children's chapter book series Timmy Failure.
For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feat...
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Awesome Con joins LeftField Media as new con entity grows
09/29/2015 by Heidi MacDonald
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Monday, September 28, 2015
|JT with Rafer Roberts' banner|
JT Wilkins was at Small Press Expo this year as part of the DC Conspiracy, and selling copies of his new Afrofuturist comics. He kindly agreed to answer our usual questions.
What type of comic work or cartooning do you do?
I'm known for Black Dayz, The Afrofuturist, and stuff in Magic Bullet.
How do you do it? Traditional pen and ink, computer or a combination?
I'm a Pen and Ink type of guy.
When (within a decade is fine) and where were you born?
Call me an 80's Child!
Why are you in Washington now? What neighborhood or area do you live in?
I live in Southeast, but I'm really from Maryland.
What is your training and/or education in cartooning?
Drawing and Sketching got my groove on!
Who are your influences?
Spain, S. Clay Wilson, Crumb, Fletcher Hanks, Wood, Kirby, Beardsley, Ditko, Lee, Kubert, Lynch, Panter, Knight just to name a few.
If you could, what in your career would you do-over or change?
I would have never gone in the military!
Mostly my Magic Bullet stuff, but my indie stuff stands the test of time.
What work are you most proud of?
What would you like to do or work on in the future?
Anything art-related that would make me happy.
How about a favorite local restaurant?
Anything with seafood.
Do you have a website or blog?
Oh, the places we'll drink.
The Comic Book Story of Beer will be hitting the road throughout autumn 2015 on a mission of emancipating people from ignorance of and passionless equivocation over the greatest drink in the history of man on this planet.
We, the book's creators, hope to meet you at beer and brewery events, book and comic book retailer signings, comic book conventions, and mass, spontaneous, pro-beer uprisings across the North American continent. And maybe even beyond. Who knows. I've heard Angoulême, France, is truly breathtaking in late January.
Please check back here and follow us on Twitter for updates and ever-more-specific-and-refined information about where and what we're up to.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Thursday, October 22, 2015: Book Sales, Signing; Beer. Free and open to the 21+ public.
2052 West Virginia Avenue NE, Suite 102, District of Columbia 20002
Saturday, October 24, 2015: Book Reading & Signing. Free and open to the public.
3620 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21211
Local craft brews will be available at Atomic Books' smashing in-store bar!
Time 7:00 PM
Fall for the Book Illustrators Panel "Keystrokes and Brushstrokes" moderated by Madelyn Rosenberg and featuring Gareth Hinds, Kate Samworth, Rashin Kheiriyeh, Theodore Taylor III
Panelists: Gareth Hinds: Hinds is the creator of critically-acclaimed graphic novels based on literary classics, including Beowulf (which Publisher's Weekly called a "mixed-media gem"), King Lear (which Booklist named one of the top 10 graphic novels for teens), and Macbeth (which the New York Times called "stellar" and "a remarkably faithful rendering"). Gareth is a recipient of the Boston Public Library's "Literary Lights for Children" award. His books can be found in bookstores and English classrooms across the country, and his illustrations have appeared in such diverse venues as the Society of Illustrators, the New York Historical Society, and over a dozen published video games. For more, visit www.garethhinds.com.
Nerdy Birdy is a small-winged, glasses-wearing, allergic-to-birdseed guy who just wants to be like the cool birds. When he discovers a whole group of avian companions just like him, however, he thinks he's found the true meaning of friendship— until a new girl arrives and calls everything into question. Ages 4 – 8
Two-time winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer, Rall got his start as a political cartoonist by posting his work on the New York City streets. His venues have become more sophisticated, but in works such as the Attitude anthologies of subversive comics, The Anti-American Manifesto, and others, he shows he's as edgy and outspoken as ever. His latest book profiles Edward Snowden, celebrating his courage in revealing the government's vast surveillance network, and drawing on Orwell's 1984 to show how much is at stake in the new era of digital technology.
In this graphic novel for early readers, a young girl exploring the junkyard near her trailer happens upon a robot as diminutive as she is. After using her mechanical skills to bring it to life, she and her new friend experience a series of small adventures—until an enormous factory robot comes to take Little Robot away. Ages 6 – 9Politics and Prose
In this graphic novel for early readers, a young girl exploring the junkyard near her trailer happens upon a robot as diminutive as she is. After using her mechanical skills to bring it to life, she and her new friend experience a series of small adventures—until an enormous factory robot comes to take Little Robot away. Ages 6 – 9
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Dr. Katz will see you now
Washington Post September 27 2015
Dr. Katz Live with Jonathan Katz, Janeane Garofalo, Jim Gaffigan, Tig Notaro and Morgan Murphy at 8 p.m. Thursday; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $35. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St NW. 202-888-0050 or www.bentzenball.com.
Friday, September 25, 2015
'Hotel Transylvania 2' review: Sequel is just enough of a Halloween treat
Washington Post September 25 2015
Sketchbook: From creativity to diversity, a line-by-line reflection on Small Press Expo 2015By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog September 25 2015
Episode 154: SPX 2015 and the Ignatz Awardsby Derek Royal and Andy Wolverton
On Location: Talking with Creators at SPX 2015, Pt. 1
On Location: Talking with Creators at SPX 2015, Pt. 2September 25, 2015
Thursday, September 24, 2015
I'm getting ready to head out the door to attend the Baltimore Comic Book Convention (Booth # 2314) this weekend but I though that I would upload the finished color painting I just finished for this years Christmas Revels to be held in Washington DC. I'm very happy with this one! - from Charles' Facebook page.
After a brief pause out of respect for the photogenic drowned refugee child, the EU member governments resumed their program of making Syrian war refugees as miserable as possible. Hungary, of course, is keeping to the high standards set by the infamous TV camerawoman by sending police to brutalize refugees. And needless to say, like Claude Rains in "Casablanca", the United Nations is shocked -- shocked -- to discover that Hungary is treating war refugees like dirt.
EXCLUSIVE: SUPERMANSION Episode 1 - Groaner's Wild HD (2015) Bryan Cranston Seth Green Superhero
Comics Runs in This Family at Baltimore Comic-Con: John Gallagher Teams with His Children to Debut New Books in BaltimoreBy Kids Love Comics Staff on September 24, 2015
Ta-Nehisi Coates to Write Black Panther Comic for Marvel
By GEORGE GENE GUSTINES
SEPT. 22, 2015http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/23/books/ta-nehisi-coates-to-write-black-panther-comic-for-marvel.html
Marvel Comics was smart to hire Ta-Nehisi Coates to write Black Panther. Here's why.
September 23 2015
Ta-Nehisi Coates, 'Black Panther' and superhero diversity [in print as Black Panther gets the hero he needs].
Washington Post's Morning Mix blog September 23 2015, and Express (September 24): 47.
online at http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/09/23/ta-nehisi-coates-black-panther-and-superhero-diversity/