Friday, February 26, 2021

Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "What's In A Name?"

From DC's anarchist cartoonist, Mike Flugennock -

"What's In A Name?"

"Meet the new boss, you'll be amazed at the similarities between him and the old boss."
—Eoin Higgins on Twitter, 02.23.2021

What's in a name? I mean, what really is a "detention facility", anyway? Apparently, anything Gropin' Joe and his flunkies say it is, or isn't.

No matter what the answer, I have to admit that it was deee-lish reading about how White House mouthpiece Jen Psaki faceplanted and Liberals twisted themselves into pretzels trying to convince us that kids in cages are not, in fact, kids in goddamn cages.

"We CaN pUsH hIm LeFt...!"


"Biden administration claims reopening controversial Texas facility is not the same as putting 'kids in cages'", Al Jazeera 02.24.2021

"It's not 'kids in cages,' Biden White House insists, saying it uses 'facilities' with 'Covid-safe' standards to lock up children", 

"'The containers offer privacy!' Biden under fire for opening child detainment center, but some liberals jump to defend him", 

"Meet the new boss, you'll be amazed at the similarities between him and the old boss."
—Eoin Higgins on Twitter, 02.23.2021

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G.E. Gallas to launch Kickstarter on March 9th

G. E. Gallas

My plague doctor graphic novel "The Plague and Doctor Caim" is finally coming to Kickstarter March 9th!!

It will be published by the amazing Lizzie Kaye and her new publishing company Cast Iron Books. Please check out The Plague and Doctor Caim's Kickstarter pre-launch page and click the green button to be notified when we launch the Kickstarter campaign:

I hope you'll check it out!

Thank you so much,

G. E.

G. E. Gallas
Twitter: @gegallas

Al Goodwyn's editorial cartoon newsletter for the week


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Catching up with The Lily's webcomics

9 steps to becoming the love of your own life

This Valentine's Day, all you need is you

9 steps to becoming the love of your own life

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

March 4: The White Rose: Join our online event

Join us for a conversation to launch Freiheit!: The White Rose Graphic Novel
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Yesterday marked the 78th anniversary of the deaths of Nazi resisters Hans and Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst, executed by the Third Reich in 1943. Next week, join us online to remember them and celebrate the launch of a new graphic novel telling their story.

As core members of the student group The White Rose, these young people were decidedly antifascist. But their convictions were, in many ways, quite distinct from most who claim the antifa label today. Devout Christians and passionate German patriots, they wrote and distributed a series of leaflets which sought to arouse Germans' cultural memory and conscience, quoting Schiller, Goethe, Aristotle, and Novalis.

On March 4 at 7:30 PM ET, join Maximilian Probst, Christoph's grandson; the philosopher Dr. Jennifer Frey of the University of South Carolina; activist Aimee Murphy of Rehumanize International; and youth educator Lisabeth Button for an online conversation to launch Freiheit!, Plough's new graphic novel about the lives and deaths of the White Rose members. Plough Senior Editor Susannah Black will moderate.

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Cruz cartoons

How cartoonists are roasting Ted Cruz's Texas-to-Cancun getaway

PR: AFI Awards celebrates SOUL as today's AFI Movie Club Selection (Sunday, February 21) with new video content from Tina Fey and Peter Docter




Bailey Salwey, Cinematography Fellow Named Recipient of the AFI AWARDS Audi Scholarship in the name of AFI AWARDS Honoree SOUL


Sunday, February 21, 2021


WHAT: AFI AWARDS celebrates SOUL with brand new content featuring actress Tina Fey and director Pete Docter. Fey accepts the AFI AWARDS honor on behalf of the creative ensemble and introduces the film to the AFI Movie Club audience, while Docter takes the audience "Behind the Scene" and talks about the influence of jazz and appreciating both music teachers and performers in the film.


"SOULis a modern movie miracle. This ambitiously imaginative burst of life finds the spark of spirituality in American cinema – and delivers it to audiences of all ages in equal parts entertainment and enlightenment. Pete Docter and his talented team at Pixar tackle issues of the highest plane – death, regret, acceptance – and place their answers in the talented voices of Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey. The alchemy that results invites audiences to look to the future without fear – and to find the joy in their soul." -The American Film Institute


The AFI AWARDS celebration is sponsored by Audi, a supporter of AFI programs for the past 17 years. To commemorate each of the AFI AWARDS recipients, Audi has created the AFI AWARDS Audi Scholarships initiative providing scholarships in the name of the honorees to women and BIPOC Fellows at the AFI Conservatory – for a total contribution of $250,000. Congratulations to Bailey Salwey, Cinematography Fellow, recipient of the AFI AWARDS Audi Scholarship in the name of AFI AWARDS Honoree SOUL.


WHERE:            Tina Fey Intro Video on AFI's YouTube channel

                             Pete Docter's "Behind the Scene" video on AFI's YouTube channel

About the American Film Institute (AFI)

Established in 1967, the American Film Institute is the nation's non-profit organization dedicated to educating and inspiring artists and audiences through initiatives that champion the past, present and future of the moving image. AFI's pioneering programs include filmmaker training at the AFI Conservatory; year-round exhibition at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center and at AFI Festivals across the nation; workshops aimed at increasing diversity in the storytelling community; honoring today's masters through the AFI Life Achievement Award and AFI AWARDS; and scholarly efforts such as the AFI Catalog of Feature Films that uphold film history for future generations.  Read about all of these programs and more at and follow us on social media at Film and

About Audi of America
Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands, delivering about 1.845 million vehicles globally in 2019. In the U.S., Audi of America sold just over 224,000 vehicles in 2019 and launched the brand's first fully electric vehicle, the Audi e-tron – one of four fully electric models coming to the U.S. market in the next two years. Globally, the brand aims to be CO2 neutral by 2050. Visit or for more information regarding Audi vehicles and business topics.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Christian Cooper in favor of DC Statehood

Christian Cooper, The Central Park Birder Accosted By A White Woman, Has A New Cause: D.C. Statehood

Martin Austermuhle

The DCist Feb 19, 2021


Scrap the filibuster and make D.C. a state

Opinion by Christian Cooper

Jan. 29, 2021

Today: Draw What You Love with Ann Xu

Draw What You Love with Ann Xu

Join artist Ann Xu and The Believer for a free workshop on Drawing What You Love this evening, February 19 at 7 p.m. EDT / 4 p.m. PDT.

This is the latest installment in The Believer's free comics workshop series. Register here.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Arlington Library recommends Black graphic novels

Black Lives Matter: Graphic Novels

Arlington  Public Library February 2021

Christian Cooper case settled

Charges dismissed against Amy Cooper, who called police on Black birdwatcher in viral Central Park video [in print as Case against White woman who called 911 on Black birdwatcher is dismissed].

March 22: Art+Feminism Special Guest: MariNaomi (Virtual Event)

Art+Feminism Special Guest: MariNaomi (Virtual Event)

March 22, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Art+Feminism Special Guest: MariNaomi Art+Feminism Special Guest: MariNaomi

Art+Feminism is an international community that strives to close the information gap about gender, feminism, and the arts on the internet. In conjunction with the 2021 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, hear from award-winning author, illustrator, and cartoonist MariNaomi. 

As a way to highlight underrepresented cartoonists, MariNaomi founded and maintains the Cartoonists of Color, Queer Cartoonists, and Disabled Cartoonists databases. These databases are used by booksellers, librarians, academics, editors, book publishers, event organizers, readers, and more. This event features a conversation between MariNaomi and Caitlin McGurk,  Associate Curator and Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University's Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. 

This event is presented by the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, and University Libraries. 

About the Speaker

MariNaomi (she/they) is the award-winning author and illustrator of  Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22 (Harper Perennial, 2011), Dragon's Breath and Other True Stories (2dcloud/Uncivilized Books, 2014), Turning Japanese (2dcloud, 2016),  I Thought YOU Hated ME (Retrofit Comics, 2016), and the Life on Earth trilogy (Graphic Universe, 2018-2020). Her work has appeared in over eighty print publications and has been featured on websites such as The New Yorker's Daily Shouts, The Rumpus, LA Review of Books, Midnight Breakfast and BuzzFeed.

MariNaomi's comics and paintings have been featured by such institutions as the Smithsonian, the De Young Museum, the Cartoon Art Museum, the Asian Art Museum, and the Japanese American Museum. 

In 2011 and 2018, Mari toured with the literary roadshow Sister Spit. She is the founder and administrator of the Cartoonists of Color Database, the Queer Cartoonists Database, and the Disabled Cartoonists Database. She has taught classes for the California College of the Arts Comics MFA program, and was a guest editor for PEN Illustrated. She is a cohost of the Ask Bi Grlz podcast with author Myriam Gurba.

MariNaomi lives in Los Angeles with a husband and a menagerie of cats, dogs, and butterfly babies.

MariNaomi's website

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please email as soon as possible. Requests made at least one week prior to the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

Event Organizers

Photo of Courtney Hunt Courtney Hunt
Art and Design Librarian

Photo of Caitlin McGurk Caitlin McGurk
Assoc. Curator Outreach & Eng.

Photo of Kay Clopton Kay Clopton
Assistant Professor - Practice

Photo of Alex Adcock Alex Adcock
Wexner Center for the Arts

TODAY: Sara Duke on Why Was this Picture Made - Library of Congress

Thursday, February 18 at 4 pm EST,

Sara Duke discusses 18th century cartoon prints made in the aftermath of the Boston Tea Party of 1773.

The point of the exercise is to lead people toward critical analysis of an image and the reasons for its existence.

All Third Eyes Closed Today Thursday 2/18 Due to Inclement Weather


These ice storms just got real! Our shops are all closed today to keep Team Third Eye safe & sound!

We will be open normal hours tomorrow & posting screenshots of Scorpion instead!

Click here to check out our new comic highlights for this week!


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Beyond Comics Snow Closure - Thursday, February 18th!

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Mother Nature decided to through everything at us but the kitchen sink

Therefore We Will Not Open Today!
Beyond Comics Will Be Closed Today
Thursday, February 18, 2021

The safety of our customers and employees
is extremely important to us and therefore we will be closed today. We will reopen Monday. If there are any changes, we will update our Facebook page and send out additional email.

We expect to be open tomorrow (Friday) for normal hours.

If we do not open, we will provide updates.



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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Tonight: Julia Kaye + Emily VanDerWerff: My Life in Transition: A Super Late Bloomer Collection

Julia Kaye + Emily VanDerWerff: My Life in Transition: A Super Late Bloomer Collection

This is a ticketed event. All book purchases come with a signed bookplate from the author.

Please purchase a ticket HERE.

Join Julia Kaye as she presents her newest book My Life in Transition: A Super Late Bloomer Collection. Joining Julia in conversation is critic-at-large and TV editor Emily VanDerWerff. This event will be held on


The follow-up to the critically acclaimed autobiographical comics collection Super Late Bloomer, documenting transgender artist Julia Kaye's life post-transition.

My Life in Transition is a story that's not often told about trans lives: what happens beyond the early days of transition. Both deeply personal and widely relatable, this collection illustrates six months of Julia's life as an out trans woman--about the beauty and pain of love and heartbreak, struggling to find support from bio family and the importance of chosen family, moments of dysphoria and misgendering, learning to lean on friends in times of need, and finding peace in the fact that life keeps moving forward.

After the nerve-wracking, anxiety-ridden early transition period has ended and the hormones have done their thing, this book shows how you can be trans and simply exist in society. You can be trans and have a successful future. You can be trans and have a normal life full of ups and downs. In our current political and social climate, this hopeful, accessible narrative about trans lives is both entertaining and vital.
Julia Kaye + Emily VanDerWerff: My Life in Transition: A Super Late Bloomer Collection
Julia Kaye is an award-winning artist and illustrator whose webcomic Up and Out has garnered hundreds of thousands of readers and wide critical praise. Her commitment to activism has led to collaborations with non-profit organizations such as The Trevor Project and Trans Lifeline. Her work has appeared on Webtoon, GoComics, Buzzfeed, and the Disney animated show Big City Greens. Julia lives in Los Angeles.
Julia Kaye + Emily VanDerWerff: My Life in Transition: A Super Late Bloomer Collection
Emily VanDerWerff is the critic-at-large for Vox and the first TV editor of the A.V. Club. Her work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Salon, and Grantland. She is the host of the Vox Media podcasts I Think You're Interesting and Primetime. Her first book, Monsters of the Week, published in 2018. She lives in Los Angeles with her wife and an ever fluctuating number of cats.

Feb 18: Take a Break with Chuck Wendig


The days are loooooong. So take a quick break and pop in on our Q&A with author Chuck Wendig (Star Wars: Aftermath, the Miriam Black thrillers). We'll chat about his extensive work and whatever else comes up, plus you can even submit a question over on Twitter. Put it in your schedule as Very Important Meeting and we'll see you there!


Join us on tomorrow @ 1pm ET!

p.s. This month, Chuck Wendig's Unclean Spirits is available free for members.

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