Friday, June 30, 2017
July 4: Big Planet Comics 31st Anniversary SALE!
Resist Vol. 2 protest magazine available in the area
RESIST the forces that would divide us
RESIST the normalization of fascism
RESIST! combines some of the biggest names in comics — Roz Chast, Alison Bechdel, Lynda Barry, Kristin Radtke, Miriam Katin, Cathy Malkasian, Laura Park, Lauren Weinstein, Daniel Clowes, Art Spiegelman and many more — with powerful work by new names, some never-before-published.
FIND RESIST! NEAR YOU
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
3620 Falls Rd,
Baltimore, MD 21211
Twilite Zone Comics
18 Crain Hwy,
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Telegraph Arts & Comics
211A W Main St,
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Meridian Books & Games
61 Court Square, Studio 1
Hole In The Wall Books
905 W Broad St,
Falls Church, VA 22046
June 30-July 2: BlerdCon
In the comics area, local troupe Art Way Alliance holds a comics-making workshop (“The Power of Panels/Mapping Out Your Comic Story”) on Friday, and later in the days there’s a panel titled “Get Your Comics and Projects Featured in Media Now! (18+).” On Sunday, there’s a panel called “LGBT Responsibility in Comics and Pop Culture.” There are a few more comics-related panel, so check out the program. There's also an artist alley all weekend.
Three-day tickets are $45. The event is being held at Hyatt Crystal City in Arlington, Va.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
July 9: Neil Gaiman at Wolf Trap
Sunday, July 9 at 8 p.m.
at The Filene Center at Wolf Trap
"I make things up and write them down" is the way Neil Gaiman describes his varied art. Today, as one of the most celebrated, bestselling writers of our time, his popular and critically acclaimed works (Coraline, The Sandman, American Gods, and The Graveyard Book) bend genres while reaching audiences of all ages. In his live event, he will tell stories and read stories, answer questions, and in his own words "amaze, befuddle and generally delight. It will be fun and odd and not like any other evening with Neil Gaiman." Ticketing for this event is not arranged by Politics and Prose, visit www.wolftrap.org for more information.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
July 6: '(Super)Hero' opening at Takoma Park, Md.
"They are bold and bad. They are tough and triumphant.
Superheroes leap from comic book and newspaper pages to save us. The masked and costumed crusaders hail from other planets, while others are homegrown.
But, what is Wonder Woman like behind her shield and Batman beneath his cape? Are they fighters off the clock? What causes their armor to crack?
(Super)Hero looks at the frailties of the people and aliens who vow to battle crime and evil on Earth.
The exhibition features paintings, drawings, and sculpture by Elena Botts, Davd Ross, Linda Button, Gilda Odio, and Nicole Bresner."
July 1: Venus's Comic Shop pre-launch party
July 8: Calling All Teens to Loudoun County Public Library’s Annual MiniCon Celebration
Contact: Peter O'Brien ─ 571-258-3465; firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling All Teens to Loudoun County Public Library's Annual MiniCon Celebration
LEESBURG, VA – June 27, 2017.
Teens are encouraged to join the fun at the 8th annual MiniCon event at Rust Library in Leesburg, VA on July 8. The MiniCon program features a celebration of anime and manga, including an art and costume contest.
· Attendees may participate in fun competitions, learn cosplay techniques, sing karaoke or just hang out with anime-loving friends.
· Participants may bring their own manga for an all-day manga swap.
· Entries may be added into the art contest until 2 p.m. that day.
· From tails to face paint to armor to hoop skirts, cosplayers bringing anime and manga to life should arrive no later than 2:30 p.m. Costumes will be panel-judged for both quality and creativity.
· Winners in the art and custom contests will be announced at 4 p.m. that day.
The event will run from 1 to 4 p.m. and is free. Rust Library is located at 380 Old Waterford Rd NW, Leesburg, VA 20176.
Christiann MacAuley's webcomic in the Library of Congress archive
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
July 1: Jerry DeCaire: Artist Signing and Demo at Victory Comics
- Saturday July 1 2017 at 2 PM - 8 PM
Jerry DeCaire, illustrator for Marvel's 'Deadpool & the Secret Defenders' and many other popular titles, is now presenting at Victory Comics in Falls Church Virginia this Saturday the 1st of July at 2-8 PM. DeCaire shows how comic art rises to performance art in a unique, live presentation that has been presented to over quarter-of-a-million students since 2013. The artist will also be signing his 2017 book Deadpool & the Secret Defenders; 2015's Deadpool Classic Companion; and virtually any back issue ranging from Wolverine, X-Men, Hawkeye, Thor, Nick Fury: Agent of Shield and other older back issues for Marvel and smaller independent publishing houses. DeCaire's independent ventures include The Phantom , Green Hornet and Kato, Cisco Kid, and comic-book adaptations for popular RPG characters in the White-Wolf line such as Vampire the Masquerade and Werewolf the Apocalypse. The artist's work has been published in 38 countries worldwide and has drawn the attention of 'Fantasy Art Magazine'—China's widest distribution magazine of its genre. Their article focused on Western Artists of which DeCaire was one of several to serve as an exemplar. DeCaire's eight-page spot was entitled 'Why Paint?'—a question referencing the details of DeCaire's line art which stands on its own.
The artist will sign the new Deadpool releases and any and all back issues provided by the store and will have prints and commissioned art available to all who attend.
For the live drawing demonstration, DeCaire's hand will be projected large onto a screen to ensure everyone in the room can see what is happening. The artist speaks in an instructional, easy-to-follow manner while using fractions, geometric shapes, human anatomy, and art as a synergistic approach to drawing. Jerry strongly encourages students to pay attention to their math and science courses because even the artist— who creates a lot of 'fun stuff'— has to think about those important core subjects. Not everyone will be an artist as an adult but everyone must be able to read and to do mathematics. Jerry also adds; drawings can be done one of two ways, the artist can either, 1) ignore the science to create a bad drawing of Wolverine, or 2) pay attention to the science to create a good drawing of Wolverine. The Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci is quoted as saying, "Study the science of art and the art of science."
DeCaire also talks about the '3-P's:' Position, Perspective and Proportion—what every artist must know to draw a great superhero. But there is a fourth 'P' the artist must know that is shared by the physician: Physique. A physician knows virtually everything about human anatomy, but might not be able to draw a superhero. Why? What the good doctor's missing is found in those magical '3-P's'—those are the domain of the artist! In fact, whatever problem an artist is having with their drawing can be identified by going down the checklist of all four 'P's.'
DeCaire is currently working on a tutorial workbook for aspiring artists, The Art & Craft of the Superhero, and Mythos & Marvels Remastered—a remastered look at the mythological classics such as Thor, Hercules, Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, and even Cinderella.
Another personal venture DeCaire is currently writing and illustrating seems to be steering in the opposite direction of science—a philosophy book on consciousness: God's In Men. The artist is collaborating with the esteemed number-one bestseller Eben Alexander whose Proof of Heaven story has been shared on Dr. Oz, Oprah Winfrey, and has also graced the cover of Newsweek Magazine. Eben's story has had quite a global impact and its metaphysical implications has invited considerable controversy amongst the ranks of both theists and atheists. DeCaire will be available for any questions and even criticisms about the idealist philosophy he defends.
DeCaire has a BS Degree from Central Michigan University and has studied art, biology, and education and theology at the graduate level.
Monday, June 26, 2017
July 15: DC Zinefest
Michael Wenthe's Cartozia Tales story is online
The Post's weekend catchup - Awesome Con, Adam West, Tom Toles and Disney's theme park
The ultimate fantasy wedding: Wonder Woman weds Deadpool at Awesome Con [in print as Wonder Woman weds Deadpool at Awesome Con]By Megan McDonough
Washington Post June 25 2017, p. E12
There are already four-hour lines at Walt Disney World's new 'Avatar'-themed attraction. Does Pandora live up to the hype? [in print as Disney's Pandora is a $500 million box of authentic immersion]
Washington Post June 25 2017, p. F1, 6
Adam West, the Light Knight
Benjamin Letzler, Dana Scott Galloway
Washington Post June 24 2017, p. A13https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/adam-west-the-light-knight/2017/06/23/01fa5058-55c7-11e7-840b-512026319da7_story.html
Don't blame Republicans for gerrymandering. It's a bipartisan problem. [in print as It's not just elephants making donkeys of themselves].
Washington Post June 24 2017, p. A13https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dont-blame-republicans-for-gerrymandering-its-a-bipartisan-problem/2017/06/22/427c6ea0-55cb-11e7-840b-512026319da7_story.html
The Middle Ages webcomic on GoComics
Laughing Redhead Comics on GoComics
Laughing Redhead Comics by former DC'r Teresa Roberts Logan launched today.
Friday, June 23, 2017
July 7: Animezing!: Robot Carnival
Scoop on Awesome Con
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Washington Post's Awesome Con cosplay photos
See the scene during Awesome Con in Washington
The Washingtonian on Wonder Woman Lynda Carter at the Library of Congress
The Original Wonder Woman Slays the Crowd at the Library Of Congress
June 22 (today): Big Planet Comics graphic novel book club
Big Planet Comics graphic novel book club June '17
7 PM - 9 PM
The second meeting of our Big Planet Comics Graphic Novel Book Club! Our theme this month is "Girl Power", coinciding with the release this month of the upcoming Wonder Woman film this month!
This month's picks are:
💥 Princeless vol 1 by Jeremy Whitley and M. Goodwin
💥 I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly and J. M. Ken Niimura
💥 Wonder Woman: The True Amazon by Jill Thompson
Reading all three books is not necessary, so feel free to pick and choose what you are interested in! All three books will be offered at a 15% discount up until the evening of the book club meeting at the U Street DC, Vienna VA and College Park MD locations.
We will begin the evening's discussion with Princeless for younger members who may be attending, and move on from there. Snacks will be provided!
The Post on the new Dr. Seuss museum
Will Seuss museum be one of the places you go?
Washington Post June 20 2017, p. C8
At the Dr. Seuss Museum: Oh, the Places They Don't Go!
By SOPAN DEB
A version of this article appears in print on June 22, 2017, on Page C1 of the New York edition with the headline: Oh, the Places They Don't Go!.https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/21/arts/design/dr-seuss-museum-theodor-geisel-political-cartoons.html
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Comic Riffs interviews the female Car
How Cristela Alonzo influenced her 'Cars 3' breakout character
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog June 21 2017
e-Bay's Spider-Man variant cover comic book
Honestly though, you shouldn't buy this unless you're a collector of Spider-Man, variant covers, John Cassidy, or e-Bay. Variant covers were a significant factor in the last bust cycle of comic book collecting.
The variant cover features a unique cover design created in partnership between Marvel, eBay and eBay seller My Comic Shop, who commissioned artist John Cassaday to bring the idea to life. An homage to an Amazing Spider-Man cover from the early 1970's, this new limited special variant edition will be available on eBay for $5.99 with free shipping—and just 3,000 copies are being produced.
Evan Keeling's free downloadable minicomics
More Awesome Con photos online
Photos: Awesome Con 2017
jenn tisdale and Nicholas Karlin
Brightest Young Things Jun 19, 2017
Former 'The Hill' cartoonist Weyant interviewed
Digital Publishing: Why Newspapers Need to Invest More in Political Cartoons
By: Rob Tornoe
June 20 2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Michael Cavna of Comic Riffs talks to Lynda Carter
Washington Post was live — at The Library of Congress.
Before "Wonder Woman" made history on the big screen, it made history on television. We're talking to actress Lynda Carter about the show that turned her into an icon.Carter played the superhero and her alter ego, Diana Prince, on the TV version that aired from 1975 to 1979.
David Apatoff's new book on Bernie Fuchs