Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Fairfax Times on Party Crashers exhibit

Comic book art gets its due: Artisphere's ‘Party Crashers' exhibit ties two worlds together
by David Hoffman | Fairfax Times January 11 2011

I'm afraid I haven't made it to this half of the exhibit yet. Maybe this weekend!

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

Comix Talk on Facebook

Robert / Xavier says "Comix Talk <finally!> on FB -- updates from the site + news on some of the special projects I've got in the works for this year. If you like the site I'd appreciate you adding the FB page too!  Thanks and happy new years!"

To see more details, follow the link below: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Comix-Talk/148676071845727

He's got a bunch of interviews and photos from SPX up already.

Comic Riffs interviews Barry Blitt

IMAGE OF THE DAY: New Yorker cover artist sends Spider-Man to the hospital
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog January 11 2011
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/comic-riffs/2011/01/art_of_the_day_new_yorker_illu.html

Some more Richard Thompson book dedication drawings

My buddy Doug has four shots of drawings in Cul de Sac books up at his Dougintology blog. The drawings appear to be by Richard Thompson, but if he offers them on e-bay, I'd ask for a certificate of authenticity.

Hey, readership, what's the word for 'book dedication drawings' in French?

University of Maryland's Jerry Lee On-Line Photo Archive at the Library of American Broadcasting

I just found out about the University of Maryland's Jerry Lee On-Line Photo Archive at the Library of American Broadcasting. There's a few photographs of interest on cartoons and comics.
 
 
The cartoon search produces more hits, mostly Ripley of Ripley's Believe or Not, but there's also a couple of Green Hornet shots. The new movie opens this week, but I think this 1930's Hornet looks tougher.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Caro doesn't get Love & Rockets' Human Diastrophism

http://www.tcj.com/hoodedutilitarian/2011/01/form-fetish-and-diastrophism/

But who really does?

Cartoon anarchist Mike Flugennock interview online at City Paper

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat With Mike Flugennock
Posted by Mike Rhode on Jan. 10, 2011
 
This one is well worth checking out - when's the last time you heard about a cartoonist slapping posters up on walls?

Ricky Gervais Show interview in the Examiner

Morrow, Terry / Scripps Howard News Service.  2011.
'The Ricky Gervais Show' returns to HBO.
Washington Examiner (January 20): 20
 
It's an interview with Karl Pilkington, the foil on the show, and not very interesting.

Swann Fellowship at Library of Congress

Applications for the Swann Fellowship in Caricature and Cartoon, one of the few in the field, are due Feb. 15, 2011. For guidelines, requirements, and application form, please see following in Library of Congress web pages: http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/swann-fellow.html

 

Jan 12, 13: Brad Meltzer at Borders, Politics and Prose

Brad Meltzer
The Inner Circle


January 12, 2011 7:30 PM

Baileys Crossroads - Borders
5871 Crossroads Center Way
Baileys Crossroads, VA 22041

There are stories no one knows. Hidden stories. I love those stories. And since I work in the National Archives, I find those stories for a living. So says Beecher White, a young archivist who spends his days working with the most important documents of the U.S. government.

January 13 at 7 pm, at Politics and Prose.

Brad's site

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Truitt on comic writer Nick Spencer

These are the Glory days for writer Nick Spencer
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY January 8 2011
http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/2011-01-09-morning-glories_N.htm

Carolyn Belefski's recent podcast online now

Carolyn Belefski is reporting that her recent appearance on the You, Me, Them, Everybody podcast is online now.

Magic Bullet #2 newspaper fundraising at Kickstarter

The Rafer Roberts-led, DC Conspiracy free Magic Bullet #2 cartoon newspaper is fundraising at Kickstarter now, with lots of neat rewards. I've just pledged.

Big Planet Comics pictures on Facebook

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Greg Bennett, Gary Panter, Steve Niles and Joel Pollack at Big Planet Comics, July 20, 2008.

Big Planet Comics has put pictures of cartoonist appearances at the stores on Facebook.

You can see more, and mostly different pictures on my Flickr site.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Zadzooks reviews comics

Zadzooks: Star Wars Blood Ties & Superman vs. Muhammad Ali
Big, bad and funny with lots of punch
By Joseph Szadkowski
The Washington Times January 7, 2011
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jan/7/zadzooks-star-wars-blood-ties-superman-vs-ali/