Wednesday, November 30, 2016
John Lewis: 'Read Everything. Be Kind. Be Bold.'
In Conversation with an American Hero
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
"'Smoke Sessions' hits Capitol Hill"
Photographed and edited by Mike Flugennock, TRT 08:53 https://youtu.be/D_SRru006mE
And so it was that activists from the DC Cannabis Coalition convened at the office of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Trump's nominee for Attorney General, to discuss the Senator's recent remarks that "good people don't smoke marijuana"...
Using Graphic Novels in Education: Trickster
Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of graphic novels and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we examine graphic novels, including those that have been targeted by censors, and provide teaching and discussion suggestions for the use of such books in classrooms.
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog November 14 2016
The young female Iron Man Riri Williams makes an impressive debut — despite controversy
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog November 11 2016
Monday, November 28, 2016
'Prickly City' residents' horror is too little, too late [in print as 'Prickly City' was inhospitable to Clinton].
Robert J. McManus, Bethesda
Washington Post November 26 2016online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/prickly-city-residents-horror-is-too-little-too-late/2016/11/25/22716460-b03c-11e6-bc2d-19b3d759cfe7_story.html
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Despite familiar formula, Disney's 'Moana' is a breath of fresh island air
By Caitlin Moore
Washington Post November 23 2016, p. C3
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog November 23 2016
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog November 22 2016
'Moana,' Brave Princess on a Voyage With a Chicken
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
By Lou Chibbaro Jr.
A D.C.-based online comics site called ReDistricted earlier this month published an illustrated story of the life of pioneering gay rights leader Frank Kameny.
Read the article.
Calling all comics artists and illustrators!
Nadja Spiegelman and I are putting together a political comics and graphics newspaper called RESIST!
It will be a special issue of Gabe Fowler's Smoke Signals. It will be printed at 30,000 copies and distributed for free during the women's march on Washington, as well as across the country. We're aiming to have it be an all women's issue, but we're open to submissions from anyone.
Here's our website with more information:
We need everything by December 10th at the very latest!
Please -- send us your political images and sketches! Make your voices heard! And spread the word about this as far and wide as you can...
Cartooning for Kids 2016
November 23, 2016
More To Come 237: March Book Three Wins National Book Award!
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
John Lewis's National Book Award-Winning Graphic Memoir on the Civil Rights Movement
By JULIAN LUCAS
A version of this review appears in print on November 27, 2016, on page BR13 of the Sunday Book Review with the headline: They Had a Dream.http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/27/books/review/john-lewis-march.html
Monday, November 21, 2016
Comic Culture with Monica Gallagher
Roller derby, indie comics, and self-doubt are among the topics covered with Monica Gallagher, the artist behind Bonnie N. Collide. Comic Culture is directed and crewed by students at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. I'm posting the video as producer/host and not as an official University publication.
'Wimpy Kid' author Kinney comes home [online as 'Wimpy Kid' author pays tribute to his Catholic roots during visit to Piscataway school]
|Mark Zimmermann, Catholic Standard|
I met Lenora Yerkes recently at a local art book festival where she was selling two minicomics.
What type of comic work or cartooning do you do?
I write stories inspired by my life--you might call it personal or observational narrative drawing.
How do you do it? Traditional pen and ink, computer or a combination?
I'm all analog--pens and paper and nothing fancier than a nice Japanese pen and a kinda busted scanner.
When (within a decade is fine) and where were you born?
My favorite Dolly Parton song (9 to 5) was a Billboard #1 hit the year I was born--in Los Angeles, CA.
Why are you in Washington now? What neighborhood or area do you live in?
This is my tenth year in DC and my seventh in Bloomingdale. I came for graduate school and stayed for love--of this weird place and its weird people.
What is your training and/or education in cartooning?
|Twenty Six Days|
Who are your influences?
Lynda Barry, for sure, but also Vanessa Davis and Evan Dorkin and Kathe Kollwitz (OG narrative printmaker!) and the surrealist painters Remedios Varo and Leonora Carrington.
If you could, what in your career would you do-over or change?
I would have worked more. There's always room for more work.
What work are you most proud of?
"Twenty Six Days" turned out beautifully and was a bear to compose. The process of writing that one is something I hope to improve on and then bottle.
Longer works! I'm a long-winded, round-about lover of analogies and metaphors, so I work a lot on making complex ideas concise. I'd love to build the patience to compose and draw a longer story.
What do you do when you're in a rut or have writer's block?
|Twenty Six Days page|
What do you think will be the future of your field?
Comics or narrative drawing or cartooning--whatever you call it--can be used to tell any kind of story. We're situated to redefine what people think when they hear these words and move these kinds of drawings into every field.
What's your favorite thing about DC?
What monument or museum do like to take visitors to?
How about a favorite local restaurant?
Do you have a website or blog?
Michael E. Mann, Tom Toles, and Kevin Kallaugher at P&P
n this inspired partnership, Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State and one of the nation's leading experts on climate change, and Toles, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post editorial cartoonist, expose the true folly of arguments against global warming. With dynamic, compelling graphics that illuminate the science, the book shows both the irrefutable evidence of human-generated environmental damage and the pretzel logic that skeptics and vested interests use to try to counter the inconvenient facts.
The award-winning and internationally syndicated columnist known as KAL, Kallaugher was hired by The Economist in the late seventies to do caricatures, which he soon elevated to the witty, insightful art of a master editorial cartoonist—skills he later carried over to The Baltimore Sun. This collection, drawn from over thirty years of his Economist work, focuses in turn on the United States, Europe, Economist covers, business and economics, and international topics, showing not just KAL's range, but providing a capsule history of recent decades as well as serving as a primer to political cartooning.
This event is moderated by Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post's White House bureau chief.
Founded by Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade in 1984, Politics & Prose Bookstore is Washington, D.C.'s premier independent bookstore and cultural hub, a gathering place for people interested in reading and discussing books. Politics & Prose offers superior service, unusual book choices, and a haven for book lovers in the store and online. Visit them on the web at http://www.politics-prose.com/
Produced by Michael A. Kowaleski
Saturday, November 19, 2016
A list for kids by a 'genius' graphic novelist [online as Best children's and young adult books of 2016]
Washington Post November 20 2016, p. E15
Friday, November 18, 2016
The Term 'Graphic Novel' Has Had A Good Run. We Don't Need It Anymore
An Author's Plea to Trump: Denounce the Hate or We Stand Against You (Guest Column)11/17/2016 by Brad Meltzer
November 18, 2016 5:30 PM
The Capitol region's premiere holiday book event is back for the 39th year! The National Press Club Journalism Institute is once again partnering with landmark local book seller Politics & Prose for a night of pols, pundits and prose.
Authors will be on hand to talk to their fans and sign books at this most exciting literary event. Patrons can browse for books at the Club's headquarters from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for NPC and Politics & Prose members; $10 public. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
The Book Fair is a fundraiser for The National Press Club Journalism Institute, a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, which advances journalistic practice by equipping professionals with the skills and competence to innovate, leveraging emerging trends, recognizing leaders and innovators, and mentoring the next generation of journalism and communications professionals.
The Book Fair is partnering with The SEED Foundation, which helps under-served students prepare for college. The young scholars attend one of two public boarding schools in the District and Maryland. The students select books they believe would enrich their education and patrons can buy them at the fair to help develop the Baltimore SEED School library. A group of students from the SEED school attend the event each year, giving them a chance to meet with authors and attendees.
Please note: No outside books or other memorabilia are permitted into the Book Fair. All books must be purchased onsite.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
"March: Book Three" Takes 2016 National Book AwardBy Rocco Staino on November 17, 2016
Superheroes And The F-Word: Grappling With The Ugly Truth Under The Capes
NPR's Monkey See blog November 16, 2016
Best graphic novels of 2016