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Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Donna Lewis' Reply All vs Reply All Lite (updated 2x)

by Mike Rhode

This week, the Post switched from Donna Lewis' Reply All comic strip to her Reply All Lite comic panel.

I asked Donna if the panel was a modification of the strip, or all new, and she told me, "All new.  Never the same punchline as the strip. It began syndication March 20th, 2013 – after a year on the Internet."

"After I had been doing Reply All comic strip for a while, I began having lots of material I couldn't use at the time. Also, I needed a lot of practice learning to draw so I was drawing a lot of one off bits. At some point, I began posting the single panels for practice and to use material I liked and to build my Facebook audience. We realized in pretty short order that single panels get shared much more than strips, probably because there's no click or major investment of time required for a single panel. I was able to use the single panels to build my Facebook audience and, ultimately, the Lites were a whole lot of fun." 


I wonder if you're the only person to do the "same" strip as 2 different offerings. Some cartoonists like Wiley draw them so that the strip can be cut into a panel, but I've never heard of anyone doing it like you are.

"I just have a lot of material. I usually do 14 Lites a week. And, quite frankly, some punchlines are far funnier by themselves. Four panels are really much different (for me) than one panel. No set up puts all the pressure on the punchline. They're really fun to write."


I checked in with Amy Lago of the Washington Post Writers Group syndicate about Reply All Lite.

She says, "Lite has more of an online presence at this point.  The only place it’s running in print is the Washington Post.  Panels are notoriously harder to sell (because papers tend to run fewer), so that’s no surprise.  Our thought at the Writers Group was that Donna was creating them anyway, so why not try to syndicate them?  And judging by their popularity online, it was the right move.  I’m just not sure printed papers will catch on, though I’m thrilled the Post likes them."


Amy also says "I can’t think of anyone else who’s done two different versions of the same strip at the same time either," but D Heine has suggested Joe Martin's Mr. Boffo.

updated June 4, 2015

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Donna Lewis profiles herself on GoComics

Meet Your Creator: Donna Lewis (Reply All, Reply All Lite)

 by
on December 20, 2014
http://blogs.gocomics.com/2014/12/meet-your-creator-donna-lewis-reply-all-reply-all-lite-.html

At the end, Donna buries the news that her first book will be out in February.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Donna Lewis' Reply All comic strip launches

Washington continues to be an incubator for comics strips, and they're not coming from the University of Maryland's Diamondback (Liberty Meadows, Boondocks, Watch Your Head) all the time now.

Local cartoonist Donna Lewis' Reply All comic strip will launch soon from the Washington Post Writer's Group. The strip is described as "Reply All is about those moments in today's information-overloaded environment when you forget your adult-self and toss the megaphone to your fifth-grade inner child. The strip explores the value of honesty, the power of knowledge and the impact of a bad-hair day on one's self-perception." It launches on February 28. Donna recently told me that she's reworking her earlier webcomics because she thinks her art has improved.

Congratulations, Donna! My interview with her quoted in the PR is here.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Reply All Blog

Donna Lewis, Washington's latest syndicated cartoonist, emailed today about her blog:

It's here.....
 
The Reply All blog (aka "In Case I Forget to Tell You Later...")  is a collection of observations based on best intentions and worst utterances.  Yes, the blog will celebrate - and satirize - the things we say, should have said and wish we had said.
 
 
Enjoy....and comment!

 
 

"In case I forget to tell you..."

www.crazedangels.com
www.replyallcomic.com

Friday, February 25, 2011

Donna Lewis' Reply All starts in Post on Monday

Donna Lewis' Reply All starts in the Washington Post on Monday; it's replacing Watch Your Head.

Here's the interview I did with Donna last year. I'll be asking her another set of interview questions this coming week, but she'll be on the Washington Post's chat on Monday so you can ask your own questions.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Monday, July 11, 2022

Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 7/10/22

 

 

It's Time to Stop Living the American Scam

By Tim Kreider

New York Times July 10, 2022

online at https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/07/opinion/work-busy-trap-millennials.html

 

The Nihilism of the Minions

By Jay Caspian Kang

 Jay Caspian Kang newsletter, for Times subscribers only. 

July 7, 2022

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/07/opinion/minions-movie-nihilism.html

 

With Rising Book Bans, Librarians Have Come Under Attack

By Elizabeth A. Harris and Alexandra Alter

A version of this article appears in print on July 7, 2022, Section A, Page 1 of the New York edition with the headline: As Parents Call to Ban Books, Librarians Are Cast as Criminals.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/06/books/book-ban-librarians.html

 

Why We Need Bugs [in print as Save a Bug's Life]

A graphic review of two new books that explain how the world's insects came to be in peril.

By Peter Kuper

NYTBR July 10, 2022: 27

online at https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/08/books/review/why-we-need-bugs.html

 

Where Bobbleheads Are Born

The Licensing Expo returned in person this year, where characters big and small searched for a match made in consumer heaven.

By Eve Peyser

A version of this article appears in print on July 10, 2022, Section ST, Page 2 of the New York edition with the headline: Where Bobbleheads Are Born.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/08/style/where-bobbleheads-are-born.html

 

How's this for a reply-all? [Reply All Lite letter]

Mary E. Worstell, Washington

Washington Post July 9 2022 pA15

online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/07

 

One big domino was missing [de Adder letter]

Lawrence M. Spillan,

William "Billy" Eric Sahm,

Washington Post July 9 2022 pA15

online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/07

 

How Christian Bale became one of the great superhero movie villains [in print as Christian Bale: So good at being so bad]

'You can in some ways understand where he came from,' Bale says of his role as Gorr the God Butcher in the new movie 'Thor: Love and Thunder'

By David Betancourt

Washington Post July 9, 2022 : C1, 4

online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/comics/2022/07/07/christian-bale-gorr-thor-love-thunder/

 

Tucson man now author of longtime comic strip [Henry Barajas , Gil Thorp]

Diana Ramos

Arizona Daily Star July 10, 2022

https://tucson.com/news/local/subscriber/tucson-man-now-author-of-longtime-comic-strip/article_bfac77c2-fe58-11ec-8bf9-9b9979814e95.html

 

Wide World of Disney

"We went to Disney World not out of some ironic feeling for Disney and what Disney represents but because we wanted to ride Space Mountain."

By Akhil Sharma

July 4, 2022, July 11 & 18, 2022 Issue

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/07/11/wide-world-of-disneyrom

 

Book review: Anatomy of Comics: Famous Originals of Narrative Art

Reviewed by Cord Scott, UMGC-Okinawa

International Journal of Comic Art blog July 10, 2022

https://ijoca.blogspot.com/2022/07/book-review-anatomy-of-comics-famous.html

 

Damien MacDonald. Anatomy of Comics: Famous Originals of Narrative Art. Flammarion, 2022.

 

Ted Anderson Shares the Story of The Spy Who Raised Me | New Graphic Novel from Graphic Universe

The Lerner Podcast March 15 2021

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ted-anderson-shares-story-spy-who-raised-me-new-graphic/id1458150286?i=1000513179434

 

The Spy Who Raised Me: An Interview with Author Ted Anderson

https://lernerbooks.blog/2021/04/the-spy-who-raised-me-an-interview-with-author-ted-anderson.html

 

Ted Anderson

https://lernerbooks.com/contributors/15629

 

A Chat with Ted Anderson: Meet a Cartoonist Visiting DC for the ALA Annual Meeting

by Mike Rhode

ComicsDC blog July 10, 2022

https://comicsdc.blogspot.com/2022/07/a-chat-with-ted-anderson-meet.html

 

It's Not My Fault: Confessions of a Comics Junkie - R.C. Harvey's autobiographical essay from 2005

International Journal of Comic Art blog July 11, 2022

https://ijoca.blogspot.com/2022/07/its-not-my-fault-confessions-of-comics.html

 

reprinting

 

 It's Not My Fault

Confessions of a Comics Junkie. Or, How I Became a

Crazed Fanatic About Cartooning, Its History and Lore

R.C.Harvey

IJOCA 7-2 (Fall / Winter 2005)

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Reply All Lite followup

I checked in with Amy Lago of the Washington Post Writers Group syndicate about Reply All Lite, after asking creator Donna Lewis about it the other day.

She says, "Lite has more of an online presence at this point.  The only place it's running in print is the Washington Post.  Panels are notoriously harder to sell (because papers tend to run fewer), so that's no surprise.  Our thought at the Writers Group was that Donna was creating them anyway, so why not try to syndicate them?  And judging by their popularity online, it was the right move.  I'm just not sure printed papers will catch on, though I'm thrilled the Post likes them."

Amy also says "I can't think of anyone else who's done two different versions of the same strip at the same time either," but D Heine has suggested Joe Martin's Mr. Boffo.

Monday, June 01, 2015

The Post changes 3 comic strips

Loose Parts by Dave Blazek started in today's Washington Post (June 1), bumping Donna Lewis' Reply All strip to her single panel Reply All Lite, which in turn pushed the panel Close to Home by John McPherson completely out of the paper.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Quarantining Coronavirus through Comics at MSU's Comic Art Collection

by Mike Rhode

Like many of us, Michigan State University librarian Randy Scott was sent to work from home when covid-19 began shutting down schools and libraries across the country. To be able to work from home, he had to get creative, since he couldn't take parts of the Comic Art Collection home with him. Scott began clipping comic strips from the Lansing, MI papers that dealt with coronavirus and setting up new subject headings in the collection's Reading Room Index (RRI).

When I checked in with him, and heard that he was doing this, I began sending the daily Washington Post comics pages (I'd been sending the Sundays for years, continuing what crack comics historian Ian Gordon had begun years ago). He's picked coronavirus as his main subject heading, noting "The first mention of the coronavirus (covid 19) pandemic appeared in this collection in the February 13, 2020 episode of Prickly City. Newspaper strips are added here when 5 examples of a title with pandemic-related content are located, clipped and filed in the Library's collection." As of today, he's collected about 600 strips, 400 of which are in the RRI, and 200 waiting to be added.

Strips he's collected include:

New and newly significant related topics include:  A typical entry for a Washington, DC-based cartoonist looks like this:

Social Distancing. 
   "Boo Cat Lives and Breathes Social Distancing" (Reply All
   Lite, Apr. 26, 2020) / by Donna A. Lewis. -- Call no.:
   oversize PN6726.S79 Apr. 26, 2020 

Special collections work over the long run and most of this collection probably won't be of interest to users for a few years, and then again after a few decades, most likely for the fiftieth anniversary of the pandemic. But just a cautionary note for those who think they can find everything on the web... this Chris Ware strip from the New York Times from April 26, 2020, has disappeared from the Times' website (and Randy would like a tearsheet if you have it).

Picture from Twitter

 

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

That darn Reply All Lite and Michael de Adder

How's this for a reply-all?

Mary E. Worstell, Washington

Washington Post July 9 2022 pA15



One big domino was missing [de Adder letter]

Lawrence M. Spillan, Alexandria

William "Billy" Eric Sahm, Washington

Washington Post July 9 2022 pA15

online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/07




Tuesday, February 05, 2019

SPX 2019 registration opens this week

Hello Everyone!

SPX 2019 is our 25th Anniversary Celebration!! So we are on the hunt for extra-amazing Special Guests and putting together other cool events around this amazing milestone!!

We've learned a TON over the past few years regarding exhibitor registration by hearing from all of you, and we want to make sure you have all the right information you need. If you are interested in exhibiting at SPX this year — and we sincerely hope that you are — here's what you need to know for 2019, to be held September 14 & 15.
An SPX Exhibitor Registration Primer
As you may know by now, SPX has a two phase registration system that combines invited exhibitors with a lottery that in past years has led to a roughly 50/50 split. The two phases are staggered, which allows us to maximize the number of tables available for the lottery.

Every year that the SPX team evaluates our list of invited exhibitors on an annual basis. This helps us ensure that we can continue to bring in diverse, talented creators that we feel will enrich the SPX experience for everyone.

Every year we'll do our best to ensure that invitees to SPX will include a diverse, vibrant cast of characters — a mix of our long time exhibitors, large and small independent publishers, self-publishing cartoonists, international creators as well as newcomers to comics.

KEY DATES FOR TABLES AND BADGES

For Invitations:
January 14 - Invited exhibitors will begin receiving notices.
February 1 - Last day for invited exhibitors to confirm their table space.

For the Lottery:
February 8th - The SPX table lottery opens.
February 25th - The SPX table lottery closes.
March 8th - Notify Lottery Winners

For Payment
March 11 - Payment information sent to all exhibitors offered tables
March 18 - Reminder payments due April 5
March 25 - Reminder payments due April 5
April 5 - Payments due for tables and extra badges

For Exhibitor Table Assignments and Exhibitor Web Page
May 3 - First posting of Exhibitors List web page for SPX 2019
June 1 - Update to Exhibitor List web page
July 1 -Table assignments will be posted
July 15 - Updates to Exhibitor List web page
July 29 - Updates to Exhibitor List web page
August 2 - Deadline for submitting badge creator names to be placed in the Program Guide
August 12 - Updates to Exhibitor List web page
August 26 - Final updates to Exhibitor List web page

For Badges
In a few months, we will unveil a new process to request changes to the names of your tablemates
Badge name changes/updates will be reflected in the semi-monthly updates to the web site.

SPX REGISTRATION: Invited Exhibitors
How does SPX decide who gets a reserved table?
The SPX executive committee will collectively review the invitation list each year to make this determination.
If I was invited last year does that mean I am guaranteed an invitation this year?
No, not necessarily. It is possible you will receive an invitation again, but four years into the process, we recognize the need to begin shaking up this list. Doing so will allow us to ensure that we can invite people that we think will be a great fit for the show.
If I wasn't invited this year does that mean I'll never be invited again?
Not at all. The invitation list will change annually. There will not be a formal rotation or cooling off process but our goal is ensure that the process is equitable. Not being invited one year does not mean you won't be invited the next.
If I am not on this year's invitee list, can I enter the table lottery?
Absolutely.

SPX REGISTRATION: Lottery Entrants
When will the lottery take place?
The 2019 table lottery registration period will open up starting February 8. You'll have two weeks, until February 25, to enter your information. SPX will post lottery information widely on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr as well as our website. You won't be able to miss it.
How do I apply for the lottery?
When lottery registration opens we'll post an online form that collects some basic information. This year we are doing away with the randomized number generation to cut down on confusion; you will receive one confirmation email, and then an email at the end of the lottery. This registration website link will be shared widely on social media later this week.

Please note that we will not be picking the randomized lottery winners until after all applications have been received; this means there is no benefit to applying early or late (except maybe peace of mind).

You can only apply for the lottery once, and multiple entries will result in being removed from the lottery pool (unless you email us and tell us you accidentally clicked twice or something, we do have a heart!).

You will not be responsible for any payments until after the lottery is complete.
How will I find out if I won a lottery table (or half table)?
We will notify the winners via email in early March. Winners will then have until April 5th to confirm and pay for their table. Any unused tables will be carried over to the waitlist. If you are selected, half tables will cost $185 while full tables will cost $375.
Do I really have a shot at a table from the lottery?
Heck yes. We earmark a minimum of 110 tables (out of our total of 270) for the lottery. When you look at this in terms of exhibitors behind those tables over the last three years we've been filling about half of SPX via the lottery.
Will there be a wait list?
Absolutely. We store the next 75 names after filling our lottery tables and folks get pulled in every year from this wait list.

SPX REGISTRATION: Other Questions
I HATE this system. SPX, why are you so dumb?

In order for us to pull this show off each year, we need to balance limited table space against a bunch of ravenous groups that eagerly take all the tables! Big publishers, small publishers, self-publishers, local favorites, international guests, old faces, new hotness — all worthy and all welcome!

Our registration process helps us manage overwhelming interest in the show in a manner consistent with our core values. Most comic arts festivals are by invitation only. We knew that wasn't for us. But a pure lottery wouldn't work either. Community is what makes SPX. We had to find a balance that honored both — and helps us manage massive demand to exhibit at the show.
Why not just more add more space? 

There is quite simply no larger facility anywhere in the Washington, DC area with the crucial combination of hotel and convention space — but the more important issue is that the indie comics industry is growing even faster than SPX, drawing more and more passionate, talented creators to the medium. It would be impossible for us to expand enough to meet demand without raising prices significantly for both exhibitors and attendees alike.

Even if we could locate a venue with a similar set-up and more space — and one that wouldn't totally blow our budget — consider that over two days SPX runs only about 14 hours. With 650 or so creators exhibiting, assuming an attendee stays on the show floor every single minute and wasted only seconds moving from table to table, that leaves a barely one minute per creator.

We want folks who exhibit at SPX to have the best chance possible to make money at our show. For the time being — and we're at the Marriott through 2022 — it simply does not make sense to seek a larger exhibition hall space. 

Still have questions? 

Hit us up on Instagram, Twitter, or  Facebook for a quick reply. We're also happy to chat if you email us at exhibitor-inquiries@smallpressexpo.com.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Jamie, Devon, Warren and the rest of the SPX Executive Committee

Copyright © 2019 Small Press Expo, All rights reserved. 
You are getting this email because we know you might want a table to SPX 2018!! 

Our mailing address is: 
Small Press Expo
P.O. Box 5704
Bethesda, Maryland 20824




Sunday, February 05, 2017

SPX 2017 Exhibitor Information!




Hello Everyone!

Planning for SPX 2017 is already in full effect! We're locking in some amazing special guests, getting all sorts of fun things planned, and generally trying to make the best possible show we can for you.

We've learned a TON over the past few years regarding exhibitor registration by hearing from all of you, and as we head into the fourth year of our system we want to make sure you have all the right information you need.
If you are interested in exhibiting at SPX this year — and we sincerely hope that you are — here's what you need to know for 2017.

 

An SPX Exhibitor Registration Primer

 

As you may know by now, SPX has a two phase registration system that combines invited exhibitors with a lottery that in past years has led to a roughly 50/50 split. The two phases are staggered, which allows us to maximize the number of tables available for the lottery. 


This is the second year that the SPX team is evaluating our list of invited exhibitors on an annual basis. This helps us ensure that we can continue to bring in diverse, talented creators that we feel will enrich the SPX experience for everyone. 

Every year we'll do out best to ensure that invitees to SPX will include a diverse, vibrant cast of characters — a mix of our long time exhibitors, large and small independent publishers, self-publishing cartoonists, international creators as well as newcomers to comics.


Key Dates

For Invitations:

  • February 3th - Invited exhibitors will begin receiving notices.
  • March 1st - Last day for invited exhibitors to confirm their table space.

For the Lottery:

  • February 10th - The SPX table lottery opens.
  • February 24th - The SPX table lottery closes.


SPX Table Lottery winners will be notified shortly after the close of the lottery. Depending on the number of submissions it may take us a few weeks to review the entrants for duplicates or other issues before actually pulling the winning names. We expect this to take roughly about two weeks, so you should hear from us by early March.

More Questions, You Have Them

 

We know many of you will likely have further questions, so here's a few quick notes on the way ahead and our process for 2017 exhibitor registration:

 SPX REGISTRATION: Invited Exhibitors 

How will I know if I have been invited?

 

Invited exhibitors will begin receiving notices from SPX on February 3.  Invitees will have until March 1st to confirm their table space, with a few reminders sent in between.  Any invitee tables not claimed by March 1st will roll over to the lottery pool.

 

How does SPX decide who gets a reserved table?

 

The SPX executive committee will collectively review the invitation list each year to make this determination. 

 

If I was invited last year does that mean I am guaranteed an invitation this year?

 

No, not necessarily. It is possible you will receive an invitation again, but four years into the process, we recognize the need to begin shaking up this list. Doing so will allow us to ensure that we can invite people that we think will be a great fit for the show.

 

If I wasn't invited this year does that mean I'll never be invited again?

 

Not at all. The invitation list will change annually. There will not be a formal rotation or cooling off process but our goal is ensure that the process is equitable. Not being invited one year does not mean you won't be invited the next. 

 

If I am not on this year's invitee list, can I enter the table lottery?

 

Absolutely. 

 

SPX REGISTRATION: Lottery Entrants

 

When will the lottery take place?

 

The 2017 table lottery registration period will open up starting February 10. You'll have two weeks, until February 24, to enter your information.  SPX will post lottery information widely on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr as well as our website. You won't be able to miss it.

 

How do I apply for the lottery?

 

When lottery registration opens we'll post an online form that collects some basic information. This year we are doing away with the randomized number generation to cut down on confusion; you will receive one confirmation email, and then an email at the end of the lottery. This registration website link will be shared widely on social media later this week.

Please note that we will not be picking the randomized lottery winners until after all applciations have been received; this means there is no benefit to applying early or late (except maybe peace of mind).

You can only apply for the lottery once, and multiple entries will result in being removed from the lottery pool (unless you email us and tell us you accidentally clicked twice or something, we do have a heart!).

You will not be responsible for any payments until after the lottery is complete.

 

How will I find out if I won a lottery table (or half table)?

 

We will notify the winners via email in early March. Winners will then have until March 31 to confirm and pay for their table. Any unused tables will be carried over to the wait list. If you are selected, half tables will cost $185 while full tables will cost $375.
 

Do I really have a shot at a table from the lottery?

 

Heck yes. We earmark a minimum of 110 tables (out of our total of 270) for the lottery.  When you look at this in terms of exhibitors behind those tables over the last three years we've been filling about half of SPX via the lottery.

 

Will there be a wait list?

 

Absolutely. We store the next 75 names after filling our lottery tables and folks get pulled in every year from this wait list.

 SPX REGISTRATION: Other Questions 

 

I HATE this system. SPX, why are you so dumb?

In order for us to pull this show off each year, we need to balance limited table space against a bunch of ravenous groups that eagerly take all the tables! Big publishers, small publishers, self-publishers, local favorites, international guests, old faces, new hotness — all worthy and all welcome!

Our registration process helps us manage overwhelming interest in the show in a manner consistent with our core values. Most comic arts festivals are by invitation only. We knew that wasn't for us.  But a pure lottery wouldn't work either.  Community is what makes SPX. We had to find a balance that honored both — and helps us manage massive demand to exhibit at the show.

 

Why not just more add more space?  

There is quite simply no larger facility anywhere in the Washington, DC area with the crucial combination of hotel and convention space — but the more important issue is that the indie comics industry is growing even faster than SPX, drawing more and more passionate, talented creators to the medium. It would be impossible for us to expand enough to meet demand without raising prices significantly for both exhibitors and attendees alike.

Even if we could locate a venue with a similar set-up and more space — and one that wouldn't totally blow our budget — consider that over two days SPX runs only about 14 hours. With 650 to 700 creators exhibiting, assuming an attendee stays on the show floor every single minute and wasted only seconds moving from table to table, that leaves a barely one minute per creator.

We want folks who exhibit at SPX to have the best chance possible to make money at our show. For the time being — and we're at the Marriott through 2020 — it simply does not make sense to seek a larger exhibition hall space.  

Still have questions?  

Hit us up on Tumblr, Twitter or Facebook for a quick reply. We're also happy to chat if you email us at Exhibitors@spxpo.com!

We appreciate your care and investment in SPX and we'll never take it for granted.

Thanks so much,


Sam, Jamie, Michael, Warren, and the rest of the SPX Executive Committee