Tuesday, April 30, 2019
- Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists, by Martha H. Kennedy (University Press of Mississippi)
- Breaking the Frames: Populism and Prestige in Comics Studies, by Marc Singer (University of Texas Press)
This Graphic Novel Brings Gaiman's 'American Gods' To Chilly Life
In 'I Was Their American Dream,' It's Culture, Not Color, That Matters
Robert Downey Jr. and Marvel created a box office streak few thought was possible. Now they are doing something even more surprising. [in print as After 'Endgame,' Robert Downey Jr. seeks a third act].
Why? Because after over a year of hard work, .
I have finally launched the Kickstarter for Malika (vol3) - Fallen Queen Part One.
Make sure you follow the link below today for EXCLUSIVE REWARDS (signed books, animation, merchandise, action figures, artwork & more) you won't see anywhere else 😎
Malaka Gharib: I Was Their American Dream
600 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
In Conversation with Shaheen QureshiEvent is from 6- 10 pm, with book talk beginning at 7 pm.One part Mari Andrew, one part Marjane Satrapi, I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir is a triumphant tale of self-discovery, a celebration of a family’s rich heritage, and a love letter to American immigrant freedom. Malaka Gharib’s illustrations come alive with teenage antics and earnest questions about identity and culture, while providing thoughtful insight into the lives of modern immigrants and the generation of millennial children they raised.
Malaka’s upbringing will look familiar to anyone who grew up in the pre-internet era, but her particular story is a heartfelt tribute to the American immigrants who have invested their future in the promise of the American dream.
The daughter of parents with unfulfilled dreams themselves, Malaka navigates her childhood chasing her parents’ ideals, learning to code-switch between her family’s Filipino and Egyptian customs, adapting to white culture to fit in, crushing on skater boys, and trying to understand the tension between holding onto cultural values and trying to be an all-American kid.
I Was Their American Dream is at once a journal of growing up and a reminder of the thousands of immigrants who come to America in search for a better life for themselves and their children.Malaka Gharib is an artist, journalist, and writer based in Washington, D.C. She is the founder of The Runcible Spoon, a food zine, and the co-founder of the D.C. Art Book Fair. She lives in a row house with her husband Darren and her 9-year-old rice cooker.Shaheen Qureshi is a poet, editor, and literary agent. Originally from the DC area, she has previously worked with 826DC and has taught writing workshops at Politics & Prose and Duende District. She is currently pursuing her MFA in writing at Bard and lives in Brooklyn. She is the daughter of immigrants from Pakistan and the Philippines.600 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002This event is FREE and open to all. Let us know you’re coming on Facebook.
Friday, April 26, 2019
'Avengers: Endgame' Is A Satisfying Super-Wrap
Pop Culture Happy Hour April 26, 2019
From 'Little House' to Libertarianism: Rose Wilder Lane's Troublemaking Life
Thursday, April 25, 2019
I watched 21 Marvel movies this month — and witnessed a decade of progress for women [in print as Over time, 'Avengers' women gain strength].
Avengers: Endgame Is What Happens When Fan Service Goes Wrong
The finale of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's decade-long saga is a facsimile of a satisfying conclusion.
Mourning Has Broken Them: 'Avengers: Endgame'
Awesome Con is back with wall-to-wall celebrities, gaming and comic book fun
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
90 Years Ago – Herblock Debuts
April 23, 2019
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Everything that's happened leading up to 'Avengers: Endgame'
Don't have time to rewatch all 21 previous movies? No problem.
Kazuo Koike, creator of 'Lone Wolf and Cub,' 'Lady Snowblood' manga, dies at 82 [in print as Kazuo Koike, 82; Mangaka's pulp fiction inspired filmmakers]
Monday, April 22, 2019
"Comic Riffs: The Power of Political Art"
The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
Judges' comments: This collection of cartoons gets high marks for originality, diversity of topics, quality of artwork and clarity of message. An outstanding entry all around.
The Boston Globe, Boston, Mass.
Las Vegas Review-Journal, Las Vegas, Nev.
Sunday, April 21, 2019
"Space Force no.2: Mars Awaits"
This was initially inspired by this article on Sputnik International,
about the six military bases up for consideration for Space Force
headquarters. After some curious digging, I've noticed they've gone
from "Mars Awaits" to the slightly more modest "back to the Moon in 5
years". Of course, the goal that's grabbing the attention of millions
of us is VP Man From GLAD's consideration of nuclear weapons
deployment in space.
Goes without saying Elon Musk is on board with the idea; I'm guessing
his long game will involve a need for a few hundred Space Grunts to
guard his gated Martian colonies for the rich.
"Six Air Force Bases Being Considered to House Space Command -
Reports", Sputnik International 04.09.19
"Pence Calls for Landing US Astronauts on Moon in 5 Years", NBC 03.26.19
"Musk Backs Space Force Proposal", SpaceNews 11.03.18
"Pence leaves open the possibility of nuclear weapons in space: 'Peace
comes through strength'", Washington Post 10.23.18
"A legal look at Elon Musk's plans to colonize Mars", The Space Review
Friday, April 19, 2019
Monkey Punch, Japanese cartoonist of Lupin III manga and anime series, dies at 81 [in print as Monkey Punch, 81: Japanese cartoonist's Lupin spawned film, TV spinoffs]
Let's Talk Comics: Teams & Team-Ups
no.5 (1972:Nov.)-no.6 (1973:Jan.),
no.8 (1973:Apr.)-no.35 (1975:July),
no.37 (1975:Sept.)-no.53 (1977:Jan.),
no.55 (1977:Mar.)-no.62 (1977:Oct.),
no.65 (1978:Jan.)-no.150 (1985:Feb.),
no.3 (1987:Dec.)-no.9 (1988:June),
no.11 (1988:Aug.)-no.40 (1991:Jan.),
no.44 (1991:May)-no.87 (1995:Feb.)
Thursday, April 18, 2019
RVA Comics X-Change: Issue 17
Ash Griffith | April 16, 2019
Welcome to the Dark and Beautiful World of Abigail Larson
Did you know Al Roker was a cartoonist for the Syracuse New Times?
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
We're excited to present the cover, from Eric Gordon, as well as the full table of contents.
Pulitzer-Prize Winner Darrin Bell On How Trayvon Martin's Death Inspired His Work
· All Things Considered April 16, 2019
The guest registration option is available only for a one-day pass (24 hours) or for spouses and family members of presenters. If you are attending the conference for more than one day, are a presenter or a returning member of the Association, you should pay the full conference fee. Those violating this policy are subject to cancellation of their registration.
Please join us in Washington, D.C., for the 2019 PCA National Conference from April 17th through the 20th, 2019. We will convene at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. The Popular Culture Association is highly regarded in academe with thousands of academic oral presentations given internationally, two top-tier journals (Journal of American Culture and The Journal of Popular Culture), and over 3,000 members. This year's conference should be exciting with papers on a wide array of subjects.
'Making a Jump into a Much Larger Location Was Key'
Posted by Jim McLauchlin on April 16, 2019
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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