Saturday, June 19, 2021

That darn Michael de Adder

The Post on ‘Tuca and Bertie’s return

'Tuca and Bertie' is back, on Adult Swim. Thank goodness for these anxious and flirty birds. [in print as These birds failed to launch on Netflix. Now, they have landed on Adult Swim].

Super-Powered Panel — Miles Morales: Shock Waves online

Super-Powered Panel — Miles Morales: Shock Waves

Angélique Roché, Justin A. Reynolds, Jason Reynolds, and Nic Stone
Politics and Prose Jun 18, 2021

Join Marvel Creators for an exciting conversation about all things Marvel, representation in superhero stories, and the newest Spider-Man graphic, Miles Morales: Shock Waves. YA authors Jason Reynolds and Nic Stone will also welcome Shock Waves author Justin A. Reynolds to the Marvel author club and talk about what it's like writing for a massive franchise with established characters and how they made them their own.

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Friday, June 18, 2021

The City Paper reviews Pixar's Luca, the Post doesn't

Luca, About a Sea Monster on Dry Land, Proves Pixar Has New Legs

The rich personal touches in Luca are elevated by Pixar's signature clever humor, sharp storytelling, and watchable scenery.

Monday, June 14, 2021

'Sweet Tooth' Is A Weird And Wonderful Hybrid

'Sweet Tooth' Is A Weird And Wonderful Hybrid

Christian Convery as Gus in Netflix's Sweet Tooth.

Kirsty Griffin/Warner Bros./Netflix

The Netflix series Sweet Tooth is a strange mix. It's a dystopian tale of societal collapse in the wake of a deadly virus and the rise of human-animal hybrids. It's also a warm, humane, lushly shot fable of hope and humanity. Which is to say, it is itself a kind of strange hybrid — think The Road meets Paddington 2; The Walking Dead meets Pushing Daisies.

The audio was produced by Mike Katzif and edited by Jessica Reedy.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Meet Department of Truth / SIKTC / Batman writer James Tynion IV TODAY

Must be in line before 1PM to get your items signed!

Signing Limit: 2 items from home, 2 items from the table, per trip through the line.

Can't make it to the signing? If signed stock is available after the event, it will go live on this Monday.
Third Eye Comics | 209 CHINQUAPIN ROUND RD, SUITE 200, Annapolis, MD 21401

Friday, June 11, 2021

Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "Auditioning for QAnon"

From DC's anarchist cartoonist Mike Flugennock -

"Auditioning for QAnon"

This time last year, it was Tom Cotton, Steve Bannon and those 
doorknobs at the Epoch Fail — uh, sorry, Epoch Times — pushing the 
100% evidence-free "Wuhan Lab Leak" conspiracy batshittery, and the 
Washington Post — along with anyone else with two synapses to rub 
together — were laughing that shit right outta the room.

So, this past week, it was with more than a little begrudging awe that 
I watched the Democratic Party, the Washington Post, CNN, Wall Street 
Journal and friends slam on the brakes, jerk the wheel around, kick in 
the afterburners and execute a full 180° Emergency Bat-Turn on the 
Wuhan Lab Leak zaniness. China's the new Enemy Of The Month, and 
Gropin' Joe needs some dirt on China, so they're dragging Steve 
Bannon's dirty hot mess out of the dumpster.


"The Wuhan lab conspiracy theory: American capitalism's 'big lie'", 
Statement of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial 
Board 05.28.2021

"How the US media declared the "Wuhan lab" lie "credible'", Andre 
Damon at the World Socialist Web Site, 05.30.2021

"How Steve Bannon and a Chinese Billionaire Created a Right-Wing 
Coronavirus Media Sensation", Amy Qin, Vivian Wang and Danny Hakim in 
the New York Times, 01.26.2021

Mike Flugennock, Political Cartoons:
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A couple of MAD editorials by John Ficarra

It's hard to sell a piano these days. It's even harder to contemplate junking one. [in print as Saying goodbye to an old friend]

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Tim Campbell & kids do covid cartoons.

Cartoonist pictures the pandemic through the eyes of middle-schoolers [COVID-19; in print as Cartoonist pictures pandemic from kids' perspective]

Tim Campbell created a cartoon-based project to give middle-schoolers a voice during the coronavirus pandemic.

Washington Post June 8, 2021 p. 2021

Monday, June 07, 2021

Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "Brain Freeze"

From DC's anarchist cartoonist, Mike Flugennock -

"Brain Freeze"

If you're old enough to recall Gropin' Joe's role in the Drug War, and him firing a bunch of White House staffers earlier this year for 
having once smoked marijuana, then you aren't the least bit surprised to see him screwing over DC by siding with fascists... oh, I'm sorry, 
the GOP... against the citizens of DC — who, I might remind you, voted 70% to legalize cannabis.

...which somehow brings us around to Gropin' Joe's love of ice cream — 
and his new favorite flavor, the "Brain Freeze"...


"Biden's Shameful, Conservative Stance Against Legal Pot in D.C." Matt Ford in The New Republic, 06.03.2021

"Congresswoman Blasts Biden Decision To Block Marijuana Sales In D.C."  Kyle Jaeger in Marijuana Moment, 05.31.2021

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Thursday, June 03, 2021

NPR reviews Wake

A Stunning Graphic Novel Uncovers The History Of Enslaved Women Who Fought Back

Invulnerable from Thi Bui and The Nib wins RFK journalism award for best editorial cartoon

Invulnerable from Thi Bui and The Nib wins RFK journalism award for best editorial cartoon, even though it's perhaps rather a work of cartoon journalism / advocacy. You can see the award here at minute 21 -



 I was one of the judges again this year, as were my colleagues shown here- Sara Duke, Sandy Northrop, Teresa Roberts Logan - and not in the screen capture -Theora Kvitka and Eric Shansby. Yes, the even number of judges meant a lot of wrangling.

Dan Nadel, formerly local, curates Chicago exhibit

Black Life, Chicago Comics: A Conversation with Dan Nadel

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Robin Ha at TCAF video

TCAF 2021 - Libraries & Education Day - Memoir Comics Workshop With Robin Ha

Jun 1, 2021
Making comics is fun and all it takes are blank papers, a pencil, and a story to start it. Join cartoonist Robin Ha to learn how to turn your daily life into comics. In this workshop, you'll get a basic overview of the comics-making process from developing your story, making layouts, to drawing the final pages of your comics. You'll also learn about the drawing materials and the elements in comics that you can use to make unique and creative comics. All ages and experience levels are welcome! Suggested materials for the workshop: Pencil, eraser, pen, a ruler, 10 loose sheets of blank paper, a notebook.

Carolyn Belefski is making cicada pins

Back it now

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Cicada Enamel Pin

We're making hard enamel pins to celebrate periodical cicadas. They won't be here long, but this cheerful pin will be with you forever!

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Mark Wheatley on YouTube tonight at 9


On YouTube:

Happening tonight at 9pm ET. Along with me, Jennifer Rouse and Mark Redfield face the PopX crew, Nile Scala, Billy Tucci, and J.C. Vaughn! Don't miss it!

Tamaki done at NYT Book Review?

For years, Jillian Tamaki has been illustrating the interview column in Sunday's paper. This week the drawing was by Rebecca Clarke.

Clay Jones in the Post

Fredericksburg cartoonist Clay Jones gets the rotating spot in the Post for his birthday.

Monday, May 31, 2021

The Post on Black Panther, Cruella, and barbershop covid comic books

Ta-Nehisi Coates took Black Panther to dark places — and it paid off [in print as Telling Wakanda's true story paid off]

Peanuts after Peanuts is “Hagemeyer”?

Three 'lost' Charles Schulz strips have been rediscovered. Do they show the adult Lucy Van Pelt?

Long time local cartoonist Al Goodwyn in the Post

Al has the shifting spot for Memorial Day.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Al Goodwyn's latest cartoon newsletter


Mark Wheatley profile and Kickstarter

Scoop May 28 2021

Frankenstein Mobster Audio Drama

Frankenstein Mobster has returned in a brand new Audio Drama

Ripped from the Police Files of Monstros City, the most amazing story of crime ever told! In a city where MONSTERS live and MOBSTERS rule, a mad scientist built a better mobster -- the FRANKENSTEIN MOBSTER! Seeking the lost shreds of his life among the living, fighting for justice for monsters, his only advantage is that he is a MADE MAN!

Cavna on Yang cartoon controversy

Andrew Yang says a cartoon about him is a 'racialized caricature.' The N.Y. Daily News is defending it. [ Bill Bramhall; in print as N.Y. Daily News defended its Yang cartoon. To many, the racist trope is clear]

'The Little Mermaid' voice actor dies

Samuel E. Wright, voice of Sebastian the crab in 'The Little Mermaid,' dies at 72 [in print as Actor delighted millions as Sebastian the crab in 'The Little Mermaid']

Thursday, May 27, 2021

The Lily's comics from the past month

Catch up!

My life is work, sleep, repeat. What happened to balance?

I'm ready to take real charge of my life

I created an emergency kit for when I'm feeling down. Here's what's in it.

On my worst days, I really need to be reminded of how much I am loved

A (far from complete) list of the roles moms play

Moms aren't just caretakers, but jills of all trades, masters of everything

As a former foster parent, am I a mom — or something else?

Regardless of the title, I'm happy to just be part of my child's chosen family

Pandemic days are stifling. So I tried out this technique to build optimism.

With 'temporal distancing,' the goal is to imagine yourself in the future

I was nervous for my first covid-19 vaccine shot. Now, I can't wait for my second.

Despite trusting the science, I still had anxiety about possible side effects