Saturday, March 31, 2018

Awesome Con Friday photos

I had a good time walking around the Con yesterday, talking to local cartoonists and a few visiting ones. I did an interview with Andrew Looney of Looney Labs, a College Park-based game maker who has licensed comic properties and hires artists to illustrate his Fluxx card games. That'll appear in a few days.

I also quite enjoyed the science side and talked to people from NASA, the Smithsonian and National Geographic, and would recommend that as well.

We have a new correspondent who does live sketching at local events and we should see some work from him as he's attending today.

David Betancourt of the Washington Post interviewed Paul Levitz and Dan Jurgens about Superman at the Library of Congress on Thursday night.

Paul Levitz and Dan Jurgens at the Library of Congress on Thursday night.

Andrew Looney of Looney Labs with Doctor Who Fluxx game.

Cuddles and Rage with their new minicomic Snuggle Bites.

Carolyn Belefski of Curls Studio shows her new Sad Fish project, while Joe Carabeo looks on.

Michael Cho, comic book cover artist, is from Canada.

SL Gallant's new comic is the Six Million Dollar Man meeting GI Joe.

Local cartoonist Rafer Roberts has been writing for Valiant, but is about to launch a new comic, Modern Fantasy, from Dark Horse. It's in Previews now.

John Gallagher's kid-friendly Sky Dog Comics.

ComicsDC author Matt Dembicki showing artwork from his ReDistricted webcomic project.

March's Andrew Aydin also has X-Files comics for sale. He's working with Congressman Lewis on more stories.

Keith Giffen did my absolute favorite run on Legion of Superheroes. I was able to buy a piece of original art of his Ambush Bug character a few stalls away.

Colleen Doran has a wide variety of her work for sale, including Sandman comics.

Joe Harris is visiting from NY, and Andrew Aydin recommends his work. Rockstars is his creator-owned book that's just been collected.

Sean Causeley and Julian Lytle are tabling together and both have new books out.

Local cartoonist and illustrator Jason Axtell.

Local cartoonist Bill McKay does a lot of cover art.

Local cartoonist Evan Keeling works for the Smithsonian and also makes a lot of minicomics for them. These are free, and totally cool.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Not from Brazil at Awesome Con

We arrived at Awesome Con right now and we'll have three days of fun signing and talking about our books. Because we'll be behind a table for 3 days, stop by and tell us what fun things there are to do around us  T_____T Also. Show us your cosplay costume.
Find us here:
For those who can't attend  I will be running a sale on lots of items after the show, so pay attention you don't want to miss out : D

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Superman panel at Library of Congress just started

Washington Post's David Betancourt interviews Paul Levitz and Dan Jurgens about Superman at the Library of Congress before Awesome Con.

April 12: Animezing!: The Red Turtle

Enjoy a free Japanese animated film at the JICC!
Enjoy a free Japanese animated film at the JICC!
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Thursday, April 12 | 6:30 PM

"A simple, gripping story of survival." (Noel Murray, AV Club)
The first animated feature film co-produced by Studio Ghibli with an overseas studio
2017 Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Film and winner of the Special Jury Prize - Un Certain Regard at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival
A man is thrown into the sea amidst a violent tempest and, narrowly escaping death, manages to reach a desert island. After failing at several attempts to escape from the island, he is bewildered when a woman appears before him...
No dialogue | Rated PG | 80 min | 2016 | Directed by Michael Dudok de Wit
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Thursday, April 12th, 2018
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Tomorrow: Meet Comic Book Author Jeremy Whitley

Meet Comic Book Author Jeremy Whitley
Thursday, March 29: 6:30 pm
Join comic book writer Jeremy Whitley as he leads a discussion about why he thinks comics are awesome and his desire to create books that he wants his young daughter someday to love. His original series, Princeless, an action/adventure story about a girl who's tired of waiting to be rescued and ready to save herself, has been nominated for two Eisner Awards.

Recommended for readers ages 8 and up.

Hooray For Books! Independent Bookstore | 1555 King Street, Suite 101, Alexandria, VA 22314

Tomorrow: Library of Congress and DC Entertainment Celebrate 80 Years of Superman

Reposting as I'm told that there are still tickets available.


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Library of Congress and DC Entertainment Celebrate 80 Years of Superman
Live Interview Featuring Legendary Paul Levitz and Dan Jurgens


The Library of Congress will celebrate the 1000th issue of seminal DC comic book series Action Comics, a commemoration of 80 years of Superman, with a live interview featuring DC legends on Thursday, March 29. Former publisher and president of DC, Paul Levitz, will join famed DC writer and artist Dan Jurgens, known for his work on the Superman series and the pop culture phenomenon "The Death of Superman," for a conversation about the history of superhero comics, the writers and artists who create comics and the legacy of DC's iconic Superman character. The event coincides with Awesome Con, which will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center beginning March 30.  

Levitz and Jurgens will be interviewed by creator Michael Cavna, of the Eisner-nominated "Comic Riffs" column for The Washington Post. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow.

The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, in the Coolidge Auditorium on the ground floor of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C. The event is free, but tickets are required. Visit this event-ticketing site for more information and to secure your ticket.

The event also will be livestreamed on the Library's YouTube site at Follow the conversation on Twitter at @librarycongress and #LibraryofAwesome.

Guests will preview of Action Comics #1000, which features the DC debut of acclaimed writer Brian Michael Bendis, art by legendary DC Comics publisher and artist Jim Lee and stories from Superman writer Peter J. Tomasi, artist Pat Gleason and artist Dan Jurgens. Selected materials from the Library's comic book and comic art collections will also be on display during the event.

Media wishing to schedule pre-event interviews may specify interest with their RSVP, due by Wednesday, March 28. Additional details will follow.

In 2017, the Library welcomed visitors to explore "Library of Awesome," a pop-up display of more than 100 iconic comic-book issues of today's most popular characters. The collections of the Library of Congress include nearly 140,000 comic books dating back to the 1930s.

DC Entertainment will publish a new hardcover book, "Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman," this spring as part of the celebration of the 1,000th issue of Action Comics—the longest continually published comic book of its kind in history, the series that introduced Superman to the world and the title that launched the superhero genre.

This "Library of Awesome" event is made possible by gifts to the Library of Congress Fund. Those interested in supporting free programs at the Library can contact

The Serial and Government Publications Division maintains one of the most extensive newspaper collections in the world. It is exceptionally strong in United States newspapers, with 9,000 titles covering the past three centuries. With over 25,000 non-U.S. titles, it is the largest collection of overseas newspapers in the world. Beyond its newspaper holdings, the division also has extensive collections of current periodicals, comic books and government publications. The comic-book collection is available for research use by scholars, collectors and other researchers in the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room. For more information, visit

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

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From the Arlteytoons Vault

From the Vault of Artleytoons

This cartoon from 1987 when Florida — thanks to NRA lobbying —was one of the first States to pass a concealed carry law with the goal of making its citizens safer (click on image for larger view).

See more recent work by Steve Artley at Artleytoons

Double-spread Chris Morris caricature of the Nationals in today's Post

There's a separate section on the baseball team that has a foldout caricature of the team.

New ReDistricted comic online

New story on "Rebel Rose" by Rafer Roberts, Mike Riley and Matt Dembicki -

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

RC Harvey on Bud Grace's Ernie strip ending

The Curtain Falls on Piranha Club

BY R.C. Harvey

The Post's obituary for Robert Grossman

Robert Grossman, illustrator who caricatured presidents and designed 'Airplane!' poster, dies at 78 [in print as Robert Grossman, 78; Illustrator lampooned presidents].

Washington Post March 27 2018, p. B4.
online at

PR: CC&C Easter Sale 2018; Spring Fling adds Tom King

CC&C Easter Sale 2018; Spring Fling adds Tom King

From the Store that Brings You...
Annual Easter Sale

Friday, March 30th through Sunday, April 1st, come to the first annual Easter sale at the new large location of Cards, Comics & Collectibles for amazing savings of 20% to 80% all weekend! come to the first Easter sale at the new large location

Cards Comics _ Collectibles

Fill in those missing back issues or pick up that paperback, hardcover, or action figure you've been meaning to buy! This is the weekend to shrink that want list!


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Tom King Comics to Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling

Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling, our "thank you" event for our fans, is a good old-fashioned comic book show with rows and rows of comic book dealers from 6-8 states around the country, with comics and collectibles from the ancient to the very modern!

Tom King
Batman by Tom King

The Baltimore Comic-Con is thrilled to announce, as a special guest of the Hero Initiative, the addition of the Ringo and Eisner Award-winning Tom King to our already impressive guest list that includes Frank Cho (Wonder Woman), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), John Gallagher (Buzzboy), Mark Morales (JLA), and Brandon Peterson (Trinity). Tom King is currently the writer of Batman at DC Comics, where he has also written Mister Miracle, Grayson, The Omega Men, DC Nation, Swamp Thing Winter Special, and has a story in Action Comics #1000, not to mention his award-winning work at Marvel on The Vision. King's first book, A Once Crowded Sky, a postmodern super hero novel, was recognized by USA Today as one of the best Graphic Novels of the year. He was named by the Hollywood Reporter as one of the five comic creators to watch in 2015.

Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling takes place Sunday April 29. from 10am-5pm ET at the BWI Airport Marriott, 1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD 20190, and as always, the Spring Fling is FREE! We will see you there!
Baltimore Comic-Con, P.O. Box 917, Reisterstown, MD 21136