In 'Hex Wives,' The Witches Are Hunting You
October 31, 2019
In 'Hex Wives,' The Witches Are Hunting You
October 31, 2019
Set to the soundtrack of a dissonant guitar and a raspy voice singing in Spanish, this animated video reveals the dreams and experiences of a young woman from Tijuana who seeks to take part in the American Dream. Black ink, gray wash, and white paint—applied by the invisible hand of the artist— take turns to expose Berenice Sarmiento Chávez's humble background and the threat of violence in her home country that pushed her to immigrate to the United States. The film suggests that the immigration journey is seeded with constant danger, especially for women and children.
This video is part of a series based on artist Hugo Crosthwaite's interviews with people who are living in or are passing through Tijuana. The resultant improvised drawings represent the collective memories and oral histories from that part of the Mexico-U.S. border.
Fri, November 8, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
Library of Congress
Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First Street, SE
Washington, DC 20540
Author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Chris Eliopoulos present the new PBS KIDS series, Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, based on their bestselling children's book series, Ordinary People Change the World.
In the new PBS KIDS series premiering Monday, November 11, young adventurers will get to go back in time to meet some of the world's most inspiring historical figures — when they were kids — and learn about the character skills that helped shape their vision and lead to their success.
"I started the Ordinary People Change the World series so I could give my kids better heroes to look up to," says New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer. "I Am Marie Curie shows readers the power of discovery – and that you should never stop doing what you love. In I Am Walt Disney, readers will see that Disney used his ingenuity and creativity to make real magic. Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum's goal is the same as the books: to have kids realize that there is extraordinary within the ordinary and they are capable of finding their own heroic abilities to change the world."
We invite all PBS KIDS to catch a sneak peek, learn about the newest Ordinary People Change the World titles — I Am Walt Disney and I Am Marie Curie — and meet some of their favorite PBS KIDS characters, like Daniel Tiger and Clifford the Big Red Dog. There will be a reception to follow the on-stage presentation and screening, with complimentary refreshments and a book signing.
To join the signing line for this event and to meet Brad Meltzer, attendees must purchase a copy of one of his latest books I Am Walt Disney and I Am Marie Curie when registering for a ticket or onsite at the event. Other Brad Meltzer and Chris Eliopoulos books will be available for purchase at the event. No memorabilia or books from home will be signed.
The event is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required for entry. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. A ticket does not guarantee entry into the event.
When the auditorium reaches capacity, some ticketed guests may be seated in an overflow location and view the program on screens.
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of house management. We recommend arriving when doors open.
Arrive early! Ticket holders will be invited to view a display of items related to the historical figures profiled in Meltzer's Ordinary People Change the World series prior to the start of the event. The display will be available for viewing from 5:00pm – 6:00pm on the night of the program.
Please request ADA accommodations at least 5 days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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East City Bookshop is proud to be the official bookseller for this event.
|Mitch at Awesome Con 2014. Photo by Bruce Guthrie|
|Mitch, Jackie Estrada and Batton Lash at Awesome Con 2014. Photo by Bruce Guthrie|
|Crumb drawing donated to Columbia's library|
|Mitch and Mark Fiore at Fiore's Herblock Award, 2016. Photo by Bruce Guthrie|
After the hurly burly of con season, this was a welcome return to an old fashioned comic con.
Ash Griffith | October 23, 2019
FOR RELEASE OCTOBER 23
Atlas at War!
Edited by Michael J. Vassallo; Art Restoration by Allan Harvey
Atlas at War! collects fifty hard-hitting stories from Atlas Comics, the company that became Marvel Comics and published more war titles than anyone in the industry between 1951 and 1960. Comics historian Dr. Michael J. Vassallo has chosen the best of the best, many of which are coming back into print for the first time, from sixteen different Atlas war titles and featuring the artwork of twenty different artists—giants of the genre, including Russ Heath, John Severin, Bernie Krigstein, Joe Maneely, Jerry Robinson, Steve Ditko, and Jack Kirby. Each page has been meticulously restored from its first printing by comic art restorer Allan Harvey.
Atlas at War! covers the brutal pre-code period where graphic depictions of war action were rendered by artists who were World War II veterans themselves, as well as the post-code period, where code restrictions forced creators to tell stories without graphic violence but produced some of the most beautiful comic art of the genre. In addition to the artists, stories cover all aspects of war—from famous campaigns, weaponry, and personal soldier stories to political topics, Nazi atrocities, and even one story tinged with pre-code horror! Often overlooked in favor of its competitors, Atlas at War! will finally show that Atlas' war titles were second to no one.
Dr. Michael J. Vassallo is a noted comics historian and a world-renowned authority on the Timely/Atlas period of Marvel's history. He is the co-author of The Secret History of Marvel Comics and has written twenty introductions to Marvel's Timely and Atlas Age Masterworks volumes. A frequent contributor to comic history publications, Dr. Vassallo has provided writing and editorial support to Taschen Publishing (75 Years of Marvel, The Stan Lee Story) and maintains his own Timely-Atlas-Comics blog. A Manhattan dentist, he resides in Westchester County, New York. He is currently researching and writing an art biography of Atlas giant, Joe Maneely.
Welsh graphic artist Allan Harvey specializes in digital restoration, breathing new life into vintage comic artwork. Previous restoration projects include Colleen Doran's A Distant Soil, Stan Lee's Amazing Fantastic Incredible, and a host of Sam Glanzman war comic reprints for It's Alive Press.
About Marvel Entertainment
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About Dead Reckoning
Dead Reckoning is a publisher of graphic novels and an imprint of the Naval Institute Press, located in Annapolis, Maryland. It publishes nonfiction and fiction with a special focus on military and naval history, military and naval biography, general history, and stories of the high seas. It is committed to publishing new and established talents from the worlds of both independent and traditional comics while bringing the rich complexities of history and military service to an enthusiastic, sophisticated readership. https://www.deadreckoning.org/