Saturday, October 30, 2021
The women who brought Lara Croft to life
Herblock Prize [2020/2021 Herblock Prize & Lecture]
Award Ceremony & Lecture
2021 Prize Winner
2020 Prize Winner
Michael de Adder
a VIRTUAL EVENT streaming LIVE from the
Library of Congress
Monday, October 25, 2021, 7:00 to 8:30 pm
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]
Friday, October 29, 2021
The Greek gods — they're just like us in 'Lore Olympus'
Thursday, October 28, 2021
The Visual Splendor of Anime Ink
RVA Mag October 28, 2021
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Episode 457 – Dash Shaw
"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."
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.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Mike Ricigliano has the luck of the Irish – and a well-timed photo – to thank for 40 years of wedded bliss
Frank Cho's Outrage Sketch Covers From Baltimore Comic Con
Monday, October 25, 2021
2021 Ringo Awards
The World of Hilo with Judd Winick
The InvestiGators Invent-A-Vest
DENNIS HALLUM: Creator Spotlight
STREETS OF MARVEL: Q&A Panel
TERRY MOORE: Creator Spotlight
AL EWING: Q&A Panel
2020 RINGO AWARDS: Red Carpet Pre-Show
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
MAKE IT STOPPPPP!!"
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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
"Nicaragua Receives Over 1 Million Cuban COVID-19 Vaccines" TeleSur
Mike Flugennock, Political Cartoons: http://www.sinkers.org/stage
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Sunday, October 24, 2021
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]