Saturday, May 30, 2020
Regarding the May 15 "Wumo" comic strip:
'Dancing' around 'Shavuot'
Andrew Schotz, Hagerstown, Md.
Washington Post May 29 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020
"George Floyd, Everywhere"
It wasn't just one cop who murdered George Floyd; it was America — the same America whose knee is crushing the throat of Iran, Venezuela, and dozens of other nations around the world.
How To Make A Mini-Zine About Life During The Pandemic
May 28, 2020
Iyanu - Child of Wonder Volume One
A teenage orphan girl with no recollection of her past suddenly discovers that she has abilities that rival the ancient gods!
Iyanu chronicles the journey of a teenage orphan girl with no recollection of her past, who suddenly discovers that she has abilities that rival the ancient deities of her people. It is these abilities that are the key to bringing back the age of wonders and saving a world on the brink of destruction at the hands of The Corrupt — Cursed Wildlife and Divine Beasts desperate to destroy humanity.
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Cartoons are skewering Trump's golfing against the backdrop of covid-19 deaths
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Sunday, May 24, 2020
The #SnyderCut of 'Justice League' was an Internet joke. Cinephiles should root for it.
The coronavirus has made the waking world into a dreamscape [in print as The virus has turned our waking lives into a dreamscape]
Our masks make us look like superheroes. So why do we still feel so helpless?
People aren't exotic
Today Joe Rubinstein drops by the paper prison to check out his wares and discovers the Comics Prisoner squatting in one of his pages. We have a nice talk and learn a lot. Drop by and enjoy! While ...
Friday, May 22, 2020
COMIC: A Lost Boy, A Snake Bite, A Lesson In Resilience
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Right now, I love it when somebody else breaks up their collection at estate time, and I get to buy it and sell or keep it. I didn't want my own collection to be something that I've spent my whole life building to be just dismantled, sold off in pieces, and have no identity.
So when I sat down and started doing my estate planning, I knew that my kids were going to be protected financially. Even if they have an interest or didn't have an interest in my collection for posterity, they're not going to live forever, just like I'm not going to live forever. So for the sake of the industry, if I might be so presumptuous, or for the sake of the collections themselves, knowing how rare they are, knowing how hard they are to get, I wanted to have arrangement where they would live on in perpetuity through an institution that in theory will live on in perpetuity. The idea was I'll donate a big chunk of my collection (keep in mind, I have plans to donate even more as times goes on to the Library of Congress) so there will be a place 100 years from now, 200 years from now, whatever, we don't know the future, where other people will look back on our industry and be happy to say, "God, I'm glad somebody preserved that."
In addition to that, what it does for the Library of Congress, they have stuff that nobody knows they have that just sits in a basement, in an archive, waiting for the big flood or fire to destroy it. They are so thrilled, the people particularly who work in the archives, that this is not only going to give them a place to put my stuff, but their stuff will also be part of the rotating exhibits, and the traveling exhibits.
There's an example of me looking past my lifetime.
Key March Decisions: Shutting Down and Delaying Payments
Posted by Milton Griepp on May 21, 2020
Diamond and DC Comics
Handling Product in the Pipeline, Diamonds New Competitive Landscape
Handling Rolling Shutdowns Going Forward, Plans for Free Comic Book Day
GFE's Restructuring and Rebranding, Future Plans for the Companies and Ownership
Meet artist, conservationist, and NOAA friend Jim Toomey, creator of Sherman's Lagoon
DreamWorks creator of 'Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts' hosts virtual GW event
WTOP May 21, 2020
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
A Librarian in Conversation with Third Eye Comics
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USAF F-16 "Fighting Falcon" as used by "Thunderbirds" aerobatic team: Unit cost: $US29.1m; operational cost $US8k/hour
US War Budget FY 2021: $US934bn
US Total Deaths from COVID-19 (as of 05.19.2020): 90,340
"25 Most Expensive Fighter Jets" Military Machine, 01.01.2020
"The Hourly Cost of Operating the US Military's Fighter Fleet", Forbes 08.16.2016
"US Military Budget, Its Components, Challenges and Growth", The Balance, 03.03.2020
"Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Cases in the US", Centers for Disease Control, 05.20.2020
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Monday, May 18, 2020
Punchlines: Talking 'Obamagate' with rare conservative cartoonist [Mike Lester]
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Joel Kupperman, once-famous 'Quiz Kid' of radio and TV, dies at 83 of coronavirus [in print as Top 'Quiz Kid' of radio, TV became a professor]
Saturday, May 16, 2020
REVIEW: Get lost in THE DARK MATTER OF MONA STARR
The YA graphic novel is a meditation on overcoming darkness and spreading light.
Without movie theaters, we're missing communal laughter: 'You lose a check-in with humanity'
You don't know his face. But voice actor Frank Welker likely ruled your childhood [in print as This voice actor probably ruled your childhood]
By Tim Greiving
Washington Post May 17, 2020 E1, 11
For Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs, the harrowing 'Snowpiercer' revival is more timely than ever [in print as What better time for an apocalyptic revival]
Citing the pandemic, Disney puts Broadway's 'Frozen' permanently on ice [in print as Broadway's 'Frozen' gets put on ice permanently]
Friday, May 15, 2020
To our readers
Thursday, May 14, 2020
"Tough Decisions At Tesla"
So... after a week or two of stomping his little feet and threatening to hold his breath until he turned blue, spoiled rotten rich punk Elon Musk re-opened his Tesla plant in California in defiance of that state's "stay-at-home" order, because he couldn't stand to lose a penny of profit on his overpriced electric hot rods.
Subsequently, this past Tuesday, Sputnik International published this report on the situation headlined "Tesla Workers Faced With Tough Decisions as Elon Musk Re-Opens California Factory"...
"Tesla Workers Faced With Tough Decisions as Elon Musk Re-Opens California Factory", Sputnik International 05.12.2020
Join us for an afternoon with three graphic novelists as they discuss their delightful new releases. Each artist will share their art onscreen or do a live drawing demonstration. In the first graphic novel starring the world-famous mystery-solving mouse, Geronimo Stilton tries to uncover the source of a terrible smell pervading New Mouse City. Self-doubt is a major theme in Nat Enough, which follows a middle schooler who constantly compares herself to others. Difficult decisions abound in Trespassers, as a 13-year-old and her new friend break into an abandoned lake house to investigate the disappearance of the wealthy couple who lived there. Ages 8-13.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
April 1st, 2020 | Issue one hundred thirty
Quaranzine: A Workshop with Malaka Gharib
On April 10, 2020, The Believer hosted a digital workshop lead by comics artist Malaka Gharib. You can pick up a copy of Malaka's book I Was Their American Dream from our friends at Bookshop, where proceeds will help benefit The Believer and independent bookstores.
Follow the instructions in the video below to create a zine about your time in quarantine. Share the result using the hashtag #quaranzine and tag @believermag.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Alexandra Bowman of Georgetown University is the National Winner in Editorial Cartooning in the United States by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) in the annual Mark of Excellence Awards.
Fantom Comics and Tiki Taco DC are teaming up to serve our customers during the pandemic shutdown! Fantom will be allowing for pickup of paid customer orders through our friends downstairs at 2010 P Street NW.
Order and pay for your comics on fantomcomics.com and choose Tiki Taco as your delivery method to get a coupon for: "Buy a Taco Trio and get one extra taco for free (valid thru 7/31/2020)".
Complete your purchase before 6:00 PM on Tuesday through Friday, and your package will be available at Tiki Taco for same day pickup.
Monday, May 11, 2020
Atlantic City. The annual contest is one of the oldest and largest in the country that recognizes
Las Vegas Review Journal
Judges' comments: Sharp, sophisticated, daring. Michael Ramirez skewers the pompous and
defends the vulnerable. Excellent work.
Chattanooga Times Free Press
COMIC: Hospitals Turn To Alicia Keys, U2 And The Beatles To Sing Patients Home [aka The COVID-19 Playlist]
NPR May 9, 2020