Saturday, October 30, 2021

Bruce Guthrie's Baltimore Comic-Con photos

The Post on Tombraider's voice actors

The women who brought Lara Croft to life

By Stacey Henley
Washington Post October 31, 2021 p E14

Herblock Prize [2020/2021 Herblock Prize & Lecture]

Speaking of de Adder, did I already post this here?

Herblock Prize [2020/2021 Herblock Prize & Lecture]

Oct 25, 2021

Award Ceremony & Lecture

2021 Prize Winner
Rob Rogers

2020 Prize Winner
Michael de Adder

José Andrés

a VIRTUAL EVENT streaming LIVE from the 

Library of Congress

Monday, October 25, 2021, 7:00 to 8:30 pm

That darn de Adder

He may have received a Herblock Award this week, but...

A dim view [de Adder letter]

John Enoch, Fairfax

Washington Post October 30 2021

Charlie Hebdo cartoons a gift that keeps on being given

Four killed, hundreds wounded in clash with police as radical Islamists move to march on Pakistan's capital [in print as Officers slain in clashes at protest were 'lovers of our prophet,' too]

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Richmond's Dash Shaw on Virtual Memories

"With all of the things that I do, the form and the content have to feel like they're perfectly synced, that they're each boosting each other up. It also has to be connected with how they're made."

Cartoonist and animator Dash Shaw joins the show to celebrate his new book, Discipline (New York Review Comics), a Civil War-era story about a Quaker who joins the Union army. We get into how Dash's upbringing as a Quaker in Virginia led him to this book, the New York Public Library fellowship that exposed him to letters and diaries from the time, the artwork of the era and how it influenced the "floating" visual style of Discipline, and his urge to depict the moments that are left unchronicled. We also discuss the Quaker debate over paying a military tax during the Civil War, the sense of growing up in an area haunted by that period of history, the multi-year layering process of making this book and how it converged and diverged with the making of his amazing new animated movie, Cryptozoo (Magnolia Pictures), and how story dictates form & style. We also reminisce about a bookstore panel he did with Frank Santoro once upon a time, and how their tooth-and-nail arguments over the nature of comics gave him hope that there's plenty of room for comics to grow. Give it a listen! And go read Discipline!

"I've made other books and animated movies, but nothing has been as hard as this book. Nothing was as picked over and fraught with indecision."

"How much does it matter what I'm thinking, or my motivations for anything? Maybe all that matters is what my body is actually doing. Or maybe what matters is what I'm thinking, and how I'm passing along these thoughts. It's a bizarre thing to try to articulate, but I think it's the content of this book."

"There are so few books or media about Quakers, that I feared I was going to disappoint people by not giving them information."

Enjoy the conversation! Then check out the archives for more great episodes!

Lots of ways to follow The Virtual Memories Show! iTunes, Spotify, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, TuneIn, Tumblr, and RSS!

About our Guest

Dash Shaw was raised Quaker in Richmond, VA, where he currently lives. He is the cartoonist of many graphic novels and wrote and directed two animated feature films, the most recent of which, Cryptozoo, won the 2021 Sundance Film Festival's NEXT Innovator Prize and is distributed by Magnolia Pictures. He began working on Discipline in 2014, and it was drawn over the course of six years.

Follow Dash on Instagram and Twitter.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Fantom takes City Paper best of DC

BCC's 2021 Ringo Awards and some of 2020's panels

2021 Ringo Awards

Randy Tischler et. al.
 Oct 23, 2021

The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill and fun of comics. Nominations were determined by fans and pros alike. Voting on the final nominations are open to all comic creative professionals.

Matt Kindt was unable to join the live stream last night at the Ringo Awards, but sent this video shortly before the event. Unfortunately, we didn't have enough time to get it loaded to show during the presentation, so please enjoy his acceptance speech for the Ringo Spirit Award for 2021!

The World of Hilo with Judd Winick

John Gallagher
Aug 11, 2021

Happy NCBD! NYT-Bestselling author Judd Winick offers up his unique take on art, heroes, graphic novels, and more! From creating comics for publishers DC to Random House, Judd has a lot to say! From Kids Love Comics programming at last year's Baltimore Comic-Con Live.

The InvestiGators Invent-A-Vest

John Patrick Green and Mark Mariano
Aug 18, 2021

Happy FCBD! Did you grab a copy of InvestiGators: Ants in Pants Sneak Peek from First Second this past weekend at Free Comic Book Day? Join creator John Patrick Green for a Drawing Challenge with Mark Mariano from Baltimore Comic-Con 2020 Live's Kids Love Comics programming.

DENNIS HALLUM: Creator Spotlight

Matthew Klein and John Petrie
Sep 1, 2021

Happy NCBD! New York Times bestselling author and Harvey Award-winning writer Dennis Hallum discusses his impressive career in comics (X-O Manowar, Spider-Man, Darth Vader, and more), offers advice to aspiring writers, and explains what it's like crafting all-new adventures for iconic comic book characters! Featuring Valiant's VP of Sales & Marketing Matthew Klein and Senior Manager Sales & Merchandise John Petrie from BCC2020.


Amy Dallen, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Becky Cloonan, Matthew Rosenberg, and Ed Brisson
Sep 8, 2021

Happy NCBD! In honor of Shang-Chi's theatrical release, watch this Baltimore Comic-Con 2020 panel with some of the top names in Marvel Comics (Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Becky Cloonan, Matthew Rosenberg, and Ed Brisson) sitting down with host Amy Dallen to discuss everything going on in the House of Ideas.

TERRY MOORE: Creator Spotlight

Amy Dallen
Sep 15, 2021

Happy NCBD! Legendary comic creator Terry Moore has just solicited the final issue of Serial with Diamond. See Terry in a great one-on-one Q&A with host Amy Dallen from last year's Baltimore Comic-Con Live.

Strange Adventures

Tom King, Mitch Gerads, and Evan Shaner
Sep 22, 2021
Happy NCBD! In honor of Doom Patrol's new season this week, sit down with panelists Tom King, Mitch Gerads, and Evan Shaner, creators of the hit DC series Strange Adventures, to discuss the making of this groundbreaking comic series from Baltimore Comic-Con 2020.


Amy Dallen & Coy Jandreau
Sep 29, 2021

Happy NCBD! A rare conversation from Baltimore Comic-Con 2020 with Al Ewing, creator of "Immortal Hulk" and "We Only Find Them When They're Dead". BONUS: This panel is hosted by the dynamic duo and stars of Collider Heroes, Amy Dallen & Coy Jandreau!

2020 RINGO AWARDS: Red Carpet Pre-Show

Suintes, John, Chuck Lindsey, Christy Blanch, Sal Crivelli
Aug 25, 2021

Happy NCBD! In honor of the release of the Ringo Awards Final Ballot, we present last year's countdown to the Ringo Awards at Baltimore Comic-Con Live 2020, with interviews, testimonials, and loads of stories between the top names in comics history... and it was all LIVE.

Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "Havana Syndrome"

From DC's anarchist cartoonist, Mike Flugennock -

"Havana Syndrome"

Well, at long last revealed: the source of that noise that's driving 
the staff of the U.S. Embassy in Havana — and the U.S. State 
Department — outta their goddamn skulls.

Why, it's the sound of a successful Socialist state right in our 
backyard, inventing a fistful of Covid-19 vaccines, being recognized 
by a major U.S. medical journal, helping to vaccinate the rest of the 
region, treating healthcare as a public good and beating down the 
pandemic — all while under continuous blockade, economic warfare waged 
by the U.S.

No wonder Gropin' Joe and Skinny Mike Pompeo are screaming "SOMEBODY 

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"Cuba Reports Lowest Number of COVID Infections in Three Months" 
TeleSur English 10.06.2021

"Cuba's Soberana 02 Vaccine, Recognized by US Medical Journal" TeleSur 
English 10.18.2021

"Nicaragua Receives Over 1 Million Cuban COVID-19 Vaccines" TeleSur 
English 10.21.2021

Mike Flugennock, Political Cartoons:
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Sunday, October 24, 2021

The Post on Louis Wain's biopic

Benedict Cumberbatch delivers a twitchy portrait of a troubled artist in 'The Electrical Life of Louis Wain' [in print as Quirks and tics bog down biopic about an eccentric artist]

Winners of the 2021 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards from BCC

(excerpted from the BCC email PR)-

Winners of the 2021 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards are:
Fan Favorites:
  • Sponsored by Rocketship Entertainment:
  • Favorite Hero: Persephone from Lore Olympus (WEBTOON)
  • Favorite Villain: Emma from My Deepest Secret (WEBTOON)
  • Favorite New Series: Midnight Poppy Land
  • Favorite New Talent: Lilydusk
  • Favorite Publisher: Rocketship Entertainment
Jury and Fan Winners:
  • Sponsored by GeekElove:
  • Best Non-fiction Comic Work: Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio, Abrams Books
  • Sponsored by Graphix:
  • Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel: Twins, Scholastic Graphix
  • Sponsored by Heavy Metal:
  • Best Original Graphic Novel: Pulp, Image Comics
  • Sponsored by Valiant Entertainment:
  • Best Presentation in Design: Dave Cockrum's X-Men Artifact Edition, IDW Publishing
  • Sponsored by WEBTOON:
  • Best Artist or Penciller: Jamal Campbell
  • Best Humor Comic: Metalshark Bro 2: Assault on Hamzig Island, Scout Comics
  • Best Inker: Sanford Greene
  • Best Series: Usagi Yojimbo, IDW Publishing
  • Mike Wieringo Spirit Award: Folklords, BOOM! Studios
  • Sponsored by BOOM! Studios:
  • Best Writer: James Tynion IV
  • Best Cover Artist: Peach Momoko
  • Best Single Issue or Story: The O.Z., self-published
  • Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist): Stan Sakai
Hero Initiative Awards:
  • Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award: Gene Ha
  • Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award: Joe Quesada
In addition, the Baltimore Comic-Con would like to thank those individuals who presented at this year's award ceremony, including: Keynote speaker Steve Rotterdam; Jason Douglas and Steenz, Christopher PriestJohn Gallagher and Jamar Nicholas, Todd Dezago, Craig Rousseau, Matt Wieringo, Dean Haspiel and Leeanne Krecic, Amy Reeder and Michael Son, Art Baltazar, and Mitch Gerads and Tom King. We would also like to thank John Gallagher for his contributions to our awards ceremony program and presentation, as well as Comic Corps and Word Balloon for producing.