Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Cartoon journalism in National Geographic's June issue
Monday, May 30, 2016
Angelo Lopez, RFK editorial cartooning award winner
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Tom Toles inspires Style Invitational contest this week
Style Invitational Week 1177: The Ballad Box — write an election-themed song parody
Plus 'S'morons' and other winning wordplays on food names
Hey, he could be a Loser! The Post's editorial cartoonist shows a flair for song parody, below. (Tom Toles/The Washington Post)
June 12: Lucy Bellwood at Fantom Comics
|Sunday, June 12 at 2 PM|
|Fantom Comics in Washington, District of Columbia|
Please help us welcome LUCY BELLWOOD to DC for this very special BOOK RELEASE party of BAGGYWRINKLES: A LUBBER'S GUIDE TO LIFE AT SEA!!
This all-ages book covers everything we land lubbers need to know about the sailor's life, from the meaning of various nautical tattoos to what exactly a "fathom" covers and all of the essential details Lucy learned while sailing on the LADY WASHINGTON!
Join us for a day of sailing and adventure within the pages of this fantastic new graphic novel!
Fantastic Forum on Awesome Con and new superhero movies
Saturday, May 28, 2016 "Dawn of Justice v Civil War"
By Fantastic Forum May 28 2016
Ulie and panelists Mike Lunsford, Bryan Lyles and Emily Whitten discuss blockbuster superhero movies Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War! Featuring a call-in interview with Awesome Con founder/organizer Ben Penrod!
Ann Telnaes wins Silver Reuben award for editorial cartooning
|Ann Telnaes with her award, courtesy of Barbara Dale|
Ann Telnaes has won the Silver Reuben award from the National Cartoonists Society in the editorial cartooning section. Ann does animated cartoons for the Post's website. This is the second big win for an political cartoon animator, as Mark Fiore just accepted his Herblock Prize this past week. While still doing ink on paper cartoons, Ann won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001, so she's still got it.
The other winners, all a worthy bunch, are detailed at -
2016 Reubens: Michael Ramirez, Anton Emdin are big winners at ‘the Golden Globes of comics’
Washington Post Comic Riffs May 29 2016 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2016/05/29/2016-reubens-michael-ramirez-anton-emdin-are-big-winners-at-the-golden-globes-of-comics/
That darn Mark Trail
Let's say 'happy trails' to 'Mark Trail'
William Ade, BurkeWashington Post May 28 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016
The Express on the new X-Men movie
Freak like me: Do you see your own hero on screen? [online as In 'X-Men: Apocalypse,' Mystique shows the importance of representation].
Express May 27 2016, p.25
The Post reviews the new X-Men movie
Behold, all of the mutants [online as 'X-Men: Apocalypse' delivers a bit too much of a good thing]
Washington Post May 27 2016, Weekend p. 27-8
June 4: 'Captive of Friendly Cove' signing at Big Planet in Vienna
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "President Trump"
From DC's anarchist cartoonist -
So, the last polls I looked at in the If The Election Were Held Today Department had Sanders beating The Donald in the general fairly easily. So, while Hillary may be able to lie, cheat, steal and backstab her way to the nomination, she'll likely be toasted in November. Still, the Hillaroids will doubtless find some twisted, otherworldly reason why it's our fault for not supporting her lying, thieving, imperialist neoliberal ass... because, as we all know, nothing is ever Hillary's fault, right?
Comic Riffs recounts the Herblock Prize award to Mark Fiore
At the Herblock Prize ceremony, not talking about Trump still means talking about Trump
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog (May 25 2016):
PR: Richard Thompson Library of books coming this summer
Picture This Press to launch 'The Richard Thompson Library' in summer 2016
No. 11 -- May 2016
Picture This Press is proud to announce that it will be the publisher of the upcoming Richard Thompson Library. This new series will collect a variety of works produced by the prolific Thompson over the course of his career that have yet to be reprinted since their original publication.
Picture This Press, best known for its award-winning imprint Lost Art Books, intended from its inception to publish works by contemporary artists in a variety of media, and The Richard Thompson Library will be its first foray in this exciting direction.
Continued at https://madmimi.com/s/6fd8d7
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Q&A with Cuddles and Rage
Local husband-and-wife duo Liz and Jimmy Reed (aka Cuddles and Rage) have been super busy with new projects. On display now at the National Building Museum is their diorama as part of the “Small Stories: At Home in a Dollhouse” exhibit. On the horizon is their first kids book, Sweet Competition, which is due in November from HarperCollins. Below, the Reeds answer a couple questions that ComicsDC posed to them about their work in diorama, comics and now picture books.
More on the new Cul de Sac play by Amy Thompson and Encore Stage
interview with Amy Thompson and Sara Duke on the new Cul de Sac play coming to Encore Stage and Studio next month. They didn't use all of the photographs that Amy provided, or a couple of little bits from the interview, so we present them here for the world's rabid Cul de Sac fans.
Mike Rhode: Richard’s characters are children, but sometimes they are Peanuts-like children, wise beyond their years, as opposed to actual children. Having met people in his family, I can definitely see some of the sources for the strip. Amy, you neglected to mention that you’re often the model for the mom.
MR: Did you take inspiration from any previous strip adaptations like the Peanuts cartoon shows or Annie the musical?
SD: The production team discussion about the toad zombies was really amusing and included: how do they move, what do their costumes look like, can they crawl on top of each other, how do they interact…?
MR: Did Richard ever draw them?
AT: He drew one. There was one picture of a toad zombie, and there was one picture later that his artist collaborator Stacy Curtis drew of a bunch of them. You don’t really know what happens with the toad zombies, so I got to make that up.
Comic Riffs on the death of Mell Lazarus
RIP, Mell Lazarus: Colleagues salute the warm wit of the 'Momma' and 'Miss Peach' comics creator
Herblock prize photos by Bruce Guthrie
Everything except the presentation:
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Mark Fiore speaking about his Herblock award
Comic Riffs talks to Herblock prize winner Mark Fiore
This year's Herblock Prize winner says 'Trump talks a big game,' but Obama's no beacon of press freedom
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog May 24 2016
Amy Thompson interviewed about her Cul de Sac play premiere
From Page to Stage: How Cul de Sac Was Adapted Into a Play
Playwright Amy Thompson and Encore Theater's Sara Duke talks about adapting the hit Washington Post comic strip.
PR: TONIGHT - DC Rebirth Midnight Release Party at Beyond Comics - Frederick!
Monday, May 23, 2016
DC's Jake Tapper is drawing Dilbert this week
Jake Tapper of CNN to guest-draw Scott Adams' Dilbert
PR: New book from J. Robert Deans
NO REST FOR THE DAIRY
SHAKES THE COW, introduced to readers in the 2015 children's book MOO THOUSAND AND PUN returns to the pages in TEMPLE OF MOO'D this June!
Author J. Robert Deans, who sent Shakes into space in his first children's book, returns to bring children of all ages a new adventure featuring his intrepid bovine. In TEMPLE OF MOO'D, Shakes is on holiday with her best friend, Percie the Penguin, trying to relax after her journey into space. While wandering the jungle, Shakes and Percie come upon ancient ruins which feature some peculiar, yet familiar, markings. As they investigate, Shakes and Percie make a huge discovery.
As with MOO, TEMPLE OF MOO'D features the same goofy story and art from the creator of Crass Fed Comics, and the same easter eggs for grown-ups to find while they read TEMPLE to their own Kidlets.
TEMPLE OF MOO'D is a 46-page hardcover children's book, featuring 38 pages of story, as well as fan art from kids who enjoyed Shakes' first adventure.
TEMPLE OF MOO'D is only available through the Deans Family Productions store until September when it enters wide distribution. Preorders placed now will ship next month, and will be available for pickup at Deans' first major convention appearance of the year, HEROESCON, in Charlotte, June 17-19.
TEMPLE OF MOO'D retails for $22, but is only $20 when purchased from the author. Go to jrobertdeans.com and select Books for sample pages and links to the DFP web store.
Interview with Batman writer Tom King
USA TODAY's Brian Truitt, Brett Molina and Kelly Lawler interview the writer behind the new Batman series in DC Comics' "Rebirth." Plus the new Ghostbusters trailer.
Kennedy Center's opera stars influenced by Bugs Bunny
How Bugs Bunny and 'Kill the Wabbit' Inspired a Generation of Opera Stars
'Ring' cast recalls influence of Bugs Bunny's 'What's Opera, Doc'
Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "Hail To The Choom"
In his high school days in Hawaii, Barack Obama hung out with a circle of friends nicknamed "the Choom Gang" -- "choom" being Hawaiian slang for smoking marijuana. Almost all the students in this group went on to be entirely productive and successful citizens -- writers, lawyers, businessmen and, of course, President of the United States.
This is by way of reminding everybody out there that cannabis is still listed by the DEA as "Schedule 1", along with meth and heroin, and that Obama could start the descheduling process for marijuana himself instead of passing the buck to Congress. Obama himself is living proof that cannabis should be descheduled; his legacy could only be improved by ending a program of persecution based entirely on the deceptions and racism of Harry Anslinger and Richard Nixon.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Scrooge McDuck's voice dies
Alan Young, 96: Best friend of Mister Ed, voice of Scrooge McDuck [online as Alan Young, actor who played Willllburrrrr on 'Mister Ed,' dies at 96]
Washington Post May 22 2016, p. C7