Monday, November 30, 2015
Dec 2: Tom King at Third Eye Comics
PSA: Jay Kennedy Scholarship deadline soon
PRESS RELEASE - JAY KENNEDY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Do you need $5000 for college? Are you a college student doing cartooning? Then you could apply for the Jay Kennedy Scholarship. But hurry the deadline is December 15, 2015. For more information, please go to http://cartoonistfoundation.reuben.org/jay-kennedy/
The annual Jay Kennedy Scholarship, in memory of the late King Features editor, was funded by an initial $100,000 grant from the Hearst Foundation/King Features Syndicate and additional generous donations from Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman, Patrick McDonnell and many other prominent cartoonists. A panel of top cartoonists adjudicates submissions and an award is given to the best college cartoonist. The recipient is feted at the annual NCS Reuben Awards Convention attended by many of the world's leading cartoonists.
Dec 29-31: Despicable Me films at Shirlington Library
Winter Break Films: "Despicable Me" Series–Shirlington
|When:||Back to Calendar December 29, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm|
|Repeats:||Daily until January 1, 2016|
|Where:||Shirlington Branch Library |
4200 Campbell Ave
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Join us at Shirlington for three special screenings during the Winter Break, all at 2 p.m.
Dec. 29: "Despicable Me"  Rated PG, 95 minutes
Dec. 30: "Despicable Me 2″  Rated PG, 98 minutes
Dec. 31: "Minions"  Rated PG, 91 minutes
POSTPONED Exploring Historical Comics at American History museum
District Comics on sale at TFAW for Cyber Monday
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Dec 2: Andrew Cohen's Open Studio Event
Since its inception in 1978, 52 O Street has been an integral part of the DC arts community. Come explore the most creative warehouse in DC!
This years open studios will include the workspaces of painters: Kelly Towles and Katie Pumphrey; Jewelry designers: Poppyor and Kicheko; Natural skincare curator, Beck Wadell of Be Clean Shop; the communal workspace of Workspace Locale; Accessory Designers: Mint Lola and DeNada; Goldsmiths, Instructors, and students work from JewelryclassDC; Andrew Cohen, Caitlin Price, Cadence Archer, and others!
Conveniently located a short walk from the NOMA Metro Station on the Red Line, 52 O Street is just west of North Capitol Street.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
The Post on The Good (not Great) Dinosaur
Is 'The Good Dinosaur' the least imaginative Pixar movie? [in print as PIxar falls into the tar pits of dino story cliches].
online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2015/11/27/is-the-good-dinosaur-the-least-imaginative-pixar-movie/
Scientific accuracy is overrated: A paleontologist reviews Pixar's 'The Good Dinosaur'
Speaking of Science blog November 25 2015 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/11/25/scientific-accuracy-is-overrated-a-paleontologist-reviews-pixars-the-good-dinosaur/
Pixar’s ‘Sanjay’s Super Team’ takes a gamble on Hindu theme
Video to be thankful for
"The Art of Richard Thompson"
Named the Outstanding Cartoonist of 2010 by the National Cartoonists Society, Richard Thompson is best known for his syndicated series, Cul de Sac. But his work encompasses much more, and in this colorful career retrospective, six of his peers present the different facets of Thompson's art. Join Galifianakis, Washington Post cartoonist and author of If You Loved Me, You'd Think This Was Cute, Weingarten, Pulitzer-winning journalist who writes The Washington Post's "Below the Beltway" column, and Apatoff, an illustration scholar whose recent work includes a biography of illustrator Robert Fawcett. They will be interviewed by Michael Cavna, writer, artist, and lapsed cartoonist now producing The Washington Post's "Comic Riffs." (Andrews McMeel)
SPX 2015 Panel - It's a Small, Small, Small Press World
PR: Win Wolverine #1 LCSD Variant - At Beyond Comics!
Friday, November 27, 2015
Orsini's Cosplay book available now
Cosplay, by Arlington author Lauren Orsini was published this year, and is featured in Barnes and Noble. This photo is from the Falls Church store.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Comic Riffs met with Zunar this past week
Charged Malaysian cartoonist Zunar vows to fight on as he receives CPJ Press Freedom Award
The Post reviews Pixar's latest, The Good Dinosaur
'The Good Dinosaur' fails to live up to the Pixar promise
Bill's 1949 Christmas-time Whiz Comics
*comics came out months before their cover date to fool the newsstands into keeping them on display longer.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
2016 Awesome Con panel pitches and special guests
Earlier this month, 1960s Batman TV series actors Adam West and Burt Ward were announced as special guests for the show.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Charles Berberian covers the New Yorker
How this week's New Yorker magazine cover beautifully salutes Paris after the attacks
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog November 23 2015
The Express on Jessica Jones and Supergirl
Girl powers: How do the Superwomen of this season compare? [online as 'Supergirl' and 'Jessica Jones': How do TV's heroines compare?]
Express November 23 2015.
Rob Rogers wins DC-based Berryman Award
Post-Gazette's Rob Rogers wins national editorial cartoon awardPittsburgh Post-Gazette November 22, 2015
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "We Are All French. Tough Shit."
"We Are All French. Tough Shit."
Remember when Beirut was attacked by suicide bombers last week, and a bunch of people died, and it was all over the media, and there was a global outpouring of condolences and solidarity? Me, neither!
"Beirut, Also the Site of Deadly Attacks, Feels Forgotten", NY Times 12.15.15
SPX video of Jessica Abel and NPR online now
SPX 2015 Panel - SPX Spotlight on Jessica Abel and NPR
What is it about narrative non-fiction stories in the form of graphic novels, public radio, and podcasts that keep readers and listeners coming back for more, time and time again? National Public Radio's Rachel Ward interviews Jessica Abel, author of "Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio"
Friday, November 20, 2015
Interview with Carla Speed McNeil's coauthor on No Mercy
DF Interview: Alex de Campi amps up the teen terror in No Mercy's new arc
By Byron Brewer
November 20 2015http://dynamicforces.com/htmlfiles/interviews.html?showinterview=IN11201562414
The Smithsonian honored Francoise Mouly
The New Yorker Editor Who Became a Comic Book Hero
The amazing tale of a determined art director who harnessed the powers of the greatest illustrators around the world to blow kids' minds
November 12, 2015
11/21: Illuminati cartoonists at Third Eye Comics
Hello Third Eye Faithful!