Monday, June 20, 2011

Comic Riffs interviews Poseur's Vankin

THE LINES BEHIND THE LIES: Through fiction, 'Poseurs' author Deborah Vankin unveils truths of self-discovery
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog June 18 2011
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/comic-riffs/post/the-lines-behind-the-lies-through-fiction-poseurs-author-deborah-vankin-unveils-truths-about-nightlife-and-teen-lit/2011/06/20/AG7k8YcH_blog.html

Pennsylvania student cartoonist's work shown at Capitol

Area teen artist's work will be on display in Washington
MATT HUGHES
Times Leader June 19 2011
http://www.timesleader.com/news/Area-teen-artists-work-will-be-on-display-in-Washington.html

Cartoonists and baseball

Local writer, and FoCDC, Warren Bernard has a new article on cartoonists playing baseball -

The Greatest Baseball Game Ever Played

R.C. Harvey on Richard Thompson and Cul de Sac

Fanfare: Open Access for our hare-raising report on the Reubens Weekend, May 27-29, during which the National Cartoonists Society bestows numerous awards, including the Reuben for "cartoonist of the year." Meet the Wimpy Kid's Jeff Kinney, freelancers Roy Doty and R.O. Blechman and Cul de Sac's Richard Thompson and read all the sordid details of the humiliation of the Happy Harv himself and other disgraces that transpired over the weekend. Plus—a plan to reform Congress!! This installment is open to all comers, whether you pay a $ubscription fee or not. This largess occurs only once or twice a year, kimo sabe, so don't miss out. Beam up by clicking below.

http://www.rcharvey.com/rantsraves.html

Stay tooned,
R.C. Harvey

For comics news and reviews, profusely dosed with cartooning history and lore, beam up to www.RCHarvey.com, where our online magazine, Rants & Raves, is posted every two or three weeks.

Comic Book Diner: Fun & Funny Graphic Novel Boxed Set fails at Kickstarter

Local cartoonist John Gallagher's Comic Book Diner fundraiser at Kickstarter failed today, but John hopes to resubmit it and is asking the following questions:

So a few final questions, based upon all the great feedback you gave in the last round of "Backer Suggestion Box Theater"...

1. The box is a costly part of this set-- but what if, instead of a box, we offered hardcover versions in place of the boxed set? You see, our printer has noodled out some ideas on bringing costs down, and the customization of the box was a big issue-- but taking say, just 500 of each run and making them hardcover, could increase the longetivity and value, for less than the box costs.

2. Some have suggested increasing the # of cameos for additional funding-- what do you think? Should we make a special scene in the Buzzboy Diner, or at the Roboyland park, where friends and family who back us for $100 appear?

3. If we resubmitted in a few days, or weeks-- would you back us? And what else might you suggest?

We really do appreciate everybody's comments-- and to our early backers, we thank you.




Sunday, June 19, 2011

USA Today on The Big Lie, Legion of Doom and the Red Skull

Image Comics' 'The Big Lie' asks some big questions
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY June 14 2011
http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/2011-06-14-Image-Comics-The-Big-Lie-asks-some-big-questions_n.htm

'Legion of Doom': DC supervillains feel a Heat Wave
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY June 14 2011
http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/2011-06-14-Legion-of-Doom-DC-Comics-supervillains-feel-a-Heat-Wave_n.htm

Red Skull miniseries plots origin for a vile Marvel villain
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY June 15 2011
http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/2011-06-15-Red-Skull-comic-series-plots-origin-of-a-Marvel-villain_n.htm

Shreveport Times asks my opinion on comic strips

Comics section gets new format
Written by John Andrew Prime Jun. 19, 2011
Shreveport Times
http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20110619/NEWS01/106190324/Comics-section-gets-new-format

Zadzooks on Green Lantern videogame

Zadzooks: Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters
By Joseph Szadkowski
The Washington Times June 18, 2011
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/18/zadzooks-green-lantern-rise-manhunters/

Local collector Mark Zaid featured on comic collecting video

Are local comic book dealers more trustworthy than Internet dealers?: Buying Comic Books
By GrabNetworks June 18 2011
http://security.itbusinessnet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=1552849

June 20: Daring to Draw: An Evening with Political Cartoonists from Around the World

I'll be attending this.

Daring to Draw: An Evening with Political Cartoonists from Around the World
Monday, June 20, 2011
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Holeman Lounge, The National Press Club
Free for Press Club Members, Non Members: $10
Free for DC Conspiracy Members and any other DC cartoonists (enter discount code DOS)

Daring to Draw: An Evening with Political Cartoonists from Around the World

Press Club Hosts Political Cartoonists From Around the World

Political cartoonists have the unique ability to capture complex issues in a picture and a few short words. In many parts of the world, they contribute political commentary that few print or broadcast journalists would dare.

The U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is hosting a group of 20 political cartoonists from North Africa, the Middle East, and South and Central Asia. During their three weeks in the U.S., they will meet with fellow cartoonists around the country and get a taste of American culture.

We invite you to a welcoming reception hosted jointly by the U.S. Department of State and the National Press Club. The event will begin at 5 p.m. in the Holeman Lounge at the National Press Club. A brief program will begin at 6 p.m. The international cartoonists' pieces will be on display and they will be available to discuss their work and experiences.A cash http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifbar will be available and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

This event is free to members of the National Press Club and $10 for non members.



And I'm sure this article refers to a disinvited guest-

Gaza cartoonist says US consul canceled training invite
Ma'an News Agency 18/06/2011

PR: DC Comicon is Sunday (Father's Day)! Cho! Hama! Dezago! Starlin! FREE!









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Reminder!  DC Comicon is Sunday (Father's Day)! Cho! Hama! Dezago! Starlin! FREE!
 
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA - June 17, 2011 - A final reminder that the second annual DC Comicon at George Mason University sponsored by Brett Carreras (the promoter of the VA  Comicon) and Marc Nathan (the promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con) is this Sunday, June 14th, and it's FREE.

Again being held at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, the DC Comicon will feature the regions finest selection of comic books from the 1940's to present, along with top comic book industry talent.

Featured guests include Frank Cho (Award-winning illustrator and writer of Liberty Meadows, Mighty Avengers and more!), Jim Starlin (creator of all things Thanos and Infinity), Todd Dezago (the current Casper relaunch, Tellos, Amazing Spider-Man), Larry Hama (The "Godfather" of GI Joe, and creator of Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow) along with his illustrator on the current GI Joe series, SL Gallant...signing with Mr. Hama for the first time!

 

 

DC Comicon FREE tickets were delivered to EVERY comic retailer in VA, DC and MD on Wednesday, June 15th, so go into your favorite store and ASK for your free tickets!

 

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With door prizes courtesy of Top Cow, FREE admission, GREAT comic book selection, and less than a 100 mile commute from Richmond, DC, Philadelphia, and MORE, along with access to the DC Metro public transit system, the DC Comicon is the EASIEST, and most FREE comic book event EVER on Father's Day.

Visit www.dccomicon.com for more information, including your FREE tickets and information on travel, parking, artists, publishers, updates, and MORE! We will see you there!

Regards,                                                                                                       

Brett Carreras (promoter of the VA Comicon www.vacomicon.com)

Marc Nathan (promoter of the Baltimore Comicon (www.baltimorecomiccon.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Saturday, June 18, 2011

June 18: Super Art Fight returns to DC

Tonight, Super Art Fight returns to DC at The Red Palace. If watching cartoonists think and draw on their feet in sketching contests appeals to you - and you can be drinking while this happens - local cartoonists Brandon J. Carr and Jami Noguchi will be facing off. Tickets are still available although the previous SAF sold out. Super Art Fight,  The Red Palace, 1212 H St, NE, Washington, DC, Saturday, June 18, 10 pm, $15.

 
 
 
 

Friday, June 17, 2011

This Weekend: Comic books? Or Political Cartoons?

This Weekend: Comic books? Or Political Cartoons?



Click for information on Sunday's Washington Comic Con or Monday's visiting foreign political cartoonists.

Wash Examiner on Green Lantern

'Green Lantern' proves a dim bulb [online title: 'Green Lantern' just a moldy piece of cheese]
 Kelly Jane Torrance
Washington Examiner (June 17 2011)http://washingtonexaminer.com/entertainment/2011/06/green-lantern-just-moldy-piece-cheese

Saturday is Free RPG Day at Big Planet College Park

This Saturday, June 18th, is free RPG day.  We will be giving away free RPG stuff while supplies last.
 
Also, all gaming material will be 10% off  all day in College Park.
 
And College Park will be having a Magic The Gathering Tournament Starting at 2:00pm.
 
Free stuff, sales, and fun.  Stop by and say hello.
 
Peter Casazza
Big Planet Comics of College Park
 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Matt Dembicki and Trickster at ALA

Here's a schedule for Matt Dembicki and Trickster at the American Library Association June 25-26 in New Orleans (courtesy of Comics Reporter).

National Book Festival posted their guests

Randy T. sends in this note:

http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/authors/?PHPSESSID=154d897ba385a863b76587a88944c9a1

 

Only comic person I noticed was Jon Muth. 



Muth has been doing children's books lately. Similarly, William Joyce is a children's book artists who's been adapted into animation quite a few times. Finally New Yorker cartoonist and syndicated panelists Harry Bliss has also done children's books. I sense a theme... or at least a way for cartoonists to make money.


Comic Riffs' Green Lantern interview

Riffing With Creators: 'Green Lantern' writer-producer GEOFF JOHNS waxes rhapsodic about Hollywood, Hal Jordan and his brightest days
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog June 16 2011
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/comic-riffs/post/riffing-with-creators-green-lantern-writer-producer-geoff-johns-waxes-rhapsodic-about-hollywood-hal-jordan-and-his-brightest-days/2011/06/15/AG8yYcXH_blog.html


Politics and Prose comics activities June 22-24

Wednesday, June 22, 7:30 p.m.
Graphic Novel Book Group
Duncan the Wonder Dog by Adam Hine

Brooke Gladstone - The Influencing Machine (in conversation with James Fallows)
Jun 23 2011 7:00 pm
The host of NPR’s On the Media here harnesses the power of text and graphics to guide readers through the history of mass communications. Understanding today’s myriad technological resources entails looking back as far as ancient Rome, and Gladstone is a witty and instructive guide, showing us how to be shapers, not just consumers, of the media. Gladstone will be in conversation with James Fallows of The Atlantic Monthly.

Steven Weinberg and Casey Scieszka - To Timbuktu
Jun 24 2011 7:00 pm
After graduating from college, the authors embark on a two-year adventure, teaching English in China, then traveling through Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, and Mali. Their travelogue is fresh and humorous; the story of the people they meet and of their own relationship is told in both prose and witty cartoon sketches. Ages 14-18

Onion interviews animation voice Jon Benjamin and doesn't like Green Lantern

 Both of these are in the print edition on the streets of DC.
 
 

Green Lantern D+

 by Scott Tobias

Onion June 16, 2011

http://www.avclub.com/articles/green-lantern,57642/

 

Jon Benjamin

 by Steve Heisler

Onion June 16, 2011 , p. 12

http://www.avclub.com/articles/jon-benjamin,57471/

Weldon on superhero movies recurring themes

Clip 'N' Save (The Day): Your Official Monkey See Superhero-Movie Bingo Card

by Glen Weldon

National Public Radio's Monkey See blog June 15, 2011

Post reviews Green Lantern

'Green Lantern' is passable, plausible -- and none too illuminating
By Mark Jenkins
Washington Post June 16, 2011
http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/movies/green-lantern,1158840/critic-review.html

 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Heroes Con and Paul Madonna photographs

101_1093 Fischer Thompson Sparks

Heroes Con pictures including Team Cul de Sac, Don Rosa, Butch Guice, and the One Fine Sunday exhibit.

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All Over Coffee cartoonist Paul Madonna at Politics and Prose, June 14, 2011.

Smithsonian blog interviews Ryan North on Dinosaur Comics


Interview With Ryan North, Creator of Dinosaur Comics
Brian Wolly
Smithsonian's Dinosaur Tracking blog June 14, 2011
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/dinosaur/2011/06/interview-with-ryan-north-creator-of-dinosaur-comics/

Local Spider-Man musical reviews

'Spider-Man' Dares To Open

By Peter Marks,

Washington Post June 15 2011

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Richard Thompson won a Reuben?

It must be true - there's a press release -

Cul de Sac Creator Richard Thompson wins Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year
Richard Thompson found himself atop one of the great pinnacles in a professional cartoonist's career at the National Cartoonists Society's 65th Annual Reuben Awards dinner, held in Boston on May 28. Thompson, creator of the syndicated comic strip Cul de Sac, was honored by his peers with the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year.
Paul Richardson
Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) June 14, 2011
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/6/prweb8569553.htm



Spider-Man musical article in print Post

Carucci, John / Associated Press.  2011.

A changed 'Spider-Man' rallies behind ex-director.

Washington Post (June 14)
 
It's in the Style section, but not on the website at all so click here if you're interested.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Truitt on Spider-Man's new book

'Avenging Spider-Man' swings into action in November
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY June 13 2011
http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/2011-06-13-Avenging-Spider-Man-series-swings-into-action_n.htm

June 15: Nathan Edmondson Signing at Fantom Comics This Wednesday

Fantom Comics - Where there is a comic book for everyone
This coming Wednesday, June 15, Fantom Comics will be hosting writer Nathan Edmondson! Edmondson is the author of 3 of Image's hottest titles: Olympus, The Light and Who Is Jake Ellis?.


Edmondson will be at the store from noon - 7pm (with occasional breaks, of course), and is happy to chat and sign any of his books. In case you don't have any of his stuff (in which case, shame on you!), Fantom will have a stack of his stuff available for your convenience.

And at 7pm Edmondson will be joining the Fantom Comics crew for drinks and grub at the Union Pub, right up the street!

See you Wednesday!





Union Station - 50 Massachusetts Avenue NE | Washington, DC 20002 | 202-216-9478
www.fantomcomics.com



June 14: Paul Madonna at Politics & Prose

Tomorrow at Politics & Prose bookstore (5015 Connecticut Avenue NW) at 7 pm, Paul Madonna, who draws and writes a strip, "All Over Coffee," for the San Francisco Chronicle, will do a reading and signing from his new book, "Everything Is Its Own Reward."   See http://www.politics-prose.com/event/book/paul-madonna-everything-its-own-reward for details. 

 

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Recent USA Today comic stories

Daredevil returns in 'swashbuckling' new series
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY 6/2/2011
http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/2011-06-02-Daredevil-returns-in-a-new-Marvel-Comics-series_n.htm

Absorbing Man a wrecking ball of doom in 'Fear Itself'
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY June 6 2011
http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/2011-06-06-Absorbing-Man-wrecks-the-world-in-Fear-Itself-series_n.htm

'Delirium's Party' offers Endless crazy fun
By John Geddes, USA TODAY June 6 2011
http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/2011-06-06-Deliriums-Party-is-Endless-crazy-fun_n.htm

Punisher's history of violence continues in new series
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY June 10 2011
http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/2011-06-10-Punisher-stars-in-relaunched-comic-series_n.htm

Review of Cho's 50 Girls 50

Frank Cho's co-written 50 Girls 50 is reviewed here. Cho will be appearing at the Washington Comic Con on Father's Day.

PR: Capicons show today

Capicons Comic Book & Pop Culture Con
Sun, June 12, 2011
10 am - 3 pm

Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Hall,
2148 Gallows Rd, Dunn Loring, Virginia

Admission $3 - Kids FREE!

Opento the public from 10 am - 3 pm. Buy, sell & trade: Gold, Silver,Bronze Age comics; Indie & Modern comics, Publishers &Creators, TV & Movie Collectibles. Non-sport cards; Videos &DVDs; Horror/Sci-Fi; figures, toys; Star Wars & Star Trekmemorabilia; original artwork, posters and other comic-relatedcollectibles.



FEATURING:
Tom Chillemi of Azure Press
http://azure-press.com/index.html (Ninjas vs Zombies)
Dan Nokes of 21st Century Sandshark Studios http://21sandshark.com/
Tim Dzon, Former Marvel cover artist and inker http://www.comicvine.com/tim-dzon/26-7887/
Carolyn Belefski and Joe Carabeo of Curls Studio
http://www.curls-studio.com/


Directions to DLVFRD: 
Take I-495 (DC/Capital Beltway) to Exit 47A (Rt.7 West). Go 1/2 Mile, Left on Gallows Rd. 1 mile to 2148 Gallows Rd

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To book a table, be added to our mailing list, request flyers, or for more info about our show, email info@capicons.com.

Thank you,
Jeff & Laura & Ed

Capicons




Saturday, June 11, 2011

Comic Book Diner Kickstarter plea

I've put my money in - Mike


Okay folks we are down to the wire-- we have begged, pleaded, marketed, e-mailed, called friends,. family-- but I guess I goofed up. Jamar, Rich and I were told for years that there weren't enough kids graphic novels out there-- fun, funny, something that makes kids excited to read.  Was I wrong? Maybe everyone is all full up?

We just haven't done a good job of making our case. So here is the message I am sending out to everyone-- librarians, teachers, friends, etc., basically reminding folks of what we have done for others, and now we need help.

Librarians, Educators, Friends, Family, Lovers of literacy and creativity,

My name is John Gallagher, creator of the Buzzboy comics and I'm asking for your help in funding the "Comic Book Diner Project", a 3 book set of all-ages Graphic Novels, by Rich Faber, Jamar Nicholas, and me. Each book is 96 pages, full color, and full of comic stories, how-to's and drawing tutorials. Buzzboy, Roboy Red, and Leon: Protector of the Playground are the three books, and we are trying to pre-fund them through Kickstarter.Com-- all you need is an Amazon account to sign up, but we also have other ways of helping organizations buy the books, at an educational discount.  Buzzboy is the world's coolest super sidekick. Roboy Red is the tale of a runaway robot. And Leon is about the world's first latch key superhero. Together they make up almost 300 pages of action fun, and fantasy for an all-ages audience.  

We think that by selling these books together (and in a collector's box set), we are helping young people create the beginnings of a graphic Novel library within their own home. If you or a friend are a retailer or educator, we have a special way to order the books to get the proper discount (just e-mail me at john@sky-dog.com, and upon proof of organization, we can apply the discount)

You can see the type of fun comics we create by visiting our Comic Book Diner website (www.comicbookdiner.com), and I hope you will see in the art our dedication to young people in creating entertaining stories that are fun to read.

Just a few things about us:

I am a co-founder of Kids Love Comics, an organization helping promote all-ages comics-- we have exhibited at several conventions and book festivals over the last 8 years, including ALA, BEA, San Diego Comic-Con, ALA Book Festival, and more.

Through Sky-Dog Comics, I published More Fund, and Even More Fund, raising over $30,000 for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Rich edited, and all three of us contributed time, art and stories.

Rich and I published "Drawing Strength" a benefit sketch book for Hurricane Katrina victims, raising $4000 in one weekend at the Baltimore Comic-Con. I also sent 1000 Buzzboy comics out to New Orleans book donation programs, all on my own dime.

Jamar is an educator and motivational speaker, encouraging inner city kids to reach high and be creative. He was handpicked by Geoffrey Canada to adapt "Fist, Stick, Knife Gun" as a graphic novel, telling the tale of Canada's ascension out of Harlem.

Rich and I have spoken at over 100 schools and libraries between us, all with a focus on promoting the magic of Comics and Reading. 

We have also both taught cartooning classes at Moore College and Susquehanna University. 

Jamar currently teaches cartooning at Arcadia University.

We really love creating comics for all ages, and intend to move forward no matter what-- but this funding will help us to get the books in the hands even quicker. So please go to kickstarter.com for $40, you get a three book set, with sketches and signed by the Comic Book Diner Team. Back us for $50 and get the set in a limited edition collectors box. There are other rewards, offering free art and even cameos in the books. Please check it out, and thanks for your consideration.

Best

John


Truitt on Flashpoint

'Flashpoint' event creates new characters, tweaks old ones
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY 6/3/2011
http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/2011-06-03-Flashpoint-series-has-new-chaaracters-tweaks-old-ones_n.htm

Friday, June 10, 2011

Profile of Steve Niles, formerly of Washington

Steve Niles Takes on Wulf
Scott Braden

Scoop June 10 2011

 
"Born in Jersey, raised in Washington, D.C., and now a Los Angeles local, the creator of the breakout vampire epic 30 Days of Night has broaden his storytelling scope with Wulf, the relaunch of the classic Atlas-Seaboard title Wulf the Barbarian."
 
I knew this, after his Big Planet comic book signing a few years ago, and then forgot it again.

Danish Islam cartoon controversy mentioned in Post today

Chicago man convicted in Danish newspaper case, cleared in Mumbai plot [online title: Defense calls jury's split verdict for Chicago man cleared in Mumbai attacks 'conflicting']
By Sophia Tareen Associated Press,
Washington Post June 10 2011, p. A11
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/defense-calls-jurys-split-verdict-for-chicago-man-cleared-in-mumbai-attacks-conflicting/2011/06/10/AGdUWLOH_story.html

Paul Horschemeier's signed books available at Big Planet Comics

I missed Paul Horschemeier's  signing due to family committments, but I checked this week and signed books are available at Big Planet Comics in Bethesda - 703-654-6856.
 
Mike

Richmond comic con this weekend has free tickets to June 19th DC con

Free Tickets To DC Comicon (Father's Day) Available at VA Comicon This Saturday

Thursday, June 09, 2011

PR: Super Art Fight RETURNS to DC!

Super Art Fight RETURNS to DC!



Saturday, June 18 at 9:00pm - June 19 at 12:00am

Location
The Red Palace
1212 H St. NE
Washington, DC

Created By

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This past March, we at Super Art Fight had the honor and pleasure to make our debut in the Nation's Capital to a SOLD OUT show at The Red Palace.
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On Saturday Night, June 18th, 2011 – WE'RE COMING BACK!

That's right, we'll be once again presenting a full Super Art Fight event at the Red Palace that evening, delivering DC everything that has made us known as the Greatest Live Art Competition In the Known Universe.

Talents signed so far for June 18th: Nick "Ghostfreehood" Borkowicz, Jami "Angry Zen Master" Noguchi, Kelsey "Killer" Wailes and the undefeated Brandon J. Carr!

Stay tuned to SuperArtFight.com for more details (or on this event invite), including the full card, as they are announced. Tickets should go on sale soon at RedPalaceDC.com, and will be just $15.

Weldon on DC's latest reboot


DC al Fine*: The Great Superhero ... Reboot? Relauch? Revamp? Retread?
by Glen Weldon
National Public Radio's Monkey See blog June 9, 2011
http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2011/06/09/137069771/dc-al-fine-the-great-superhero-reboot-relauch-revamp-retread

PR: Heroclix Tournament Saturday June 11 at Beyond Comics









Beyond Comics

Beyond Comics Heroclix Tournament...

Saturday June 11th 

1:00pm to 5:00pm

   

600pts  

Modern Age  

   

$2 Entry Fee

Prizes include $25 Gift Card, Limited Edition GSX Figures 

Find out more information or RSVP on Facebook...

   

Find us on Facebook

 

 

Upcoming Tournament Dates:

June 25th

Find us on Facebook 

July 16th

(Captain America Release Event)

Find us on Facebook 

At Beyond Comics

5632 Buckeystwon Pike Frederick, MD 21704  

 

 

(301) 668-8202

 

 


Two 'Peanuts' plays in Richmond this summer

Dog Sees God: Confessions of Teenage Blockhead Review
by Casey Menninger
Richmond.com June 09, 2011
http://www2.richmond.com/entertainment/2011/jun/09/dog-sees-god-confessions-teenage-blockhead-review-ar-1092074/

 

Truitt on Walking Dead toys and the New Avengers

'Walking Dead' toys invade store shelves this fall
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY June 9 2011
http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/2011-06-08-Walking-Dead-toys-imvade-store-shelves-this-fall_n.htm
 
The New Avengers add a devilish new member
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY June 8 2011
http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/2011-06-08-The-New-Avengers-add-a-devilish-new-member_n.htm

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Publishers Weekly on Carla Speed McNeil's Finder

Adventures in Publishing: Carla Speed McNeil's 'Finder'
By Sasha Watson
Jun 07, 2011
http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/book-news/comics/article/47544-adventures-in-publishing-carla-speed-mcneil--s-finder-.html

Hilary Clinton comic book out from Bluewater

On newsstands: Hillary Clinton, the comic book
By BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press June 7 2011
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gBa4dn0bB63wHXMkBSUT9ygzNUEQ?docId=0e1441cdf60b42b184edd03f4e90ae9a

Comic Riffs on Swamp Thing

DC writer SCOTT SNYDER calls the new Swamp Thing 'a labor of love'
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog June 8 2011
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/comic-riffs/post/dc-writer-scott-snyder-calls-the-new-swamp-thing-a-labor-of-love/2011/06/07/AGcEuyLH_blog.html

June 9: Nick Galifianakis at One More Page in Arlington/Falls Church

 

·  Thurs, June 9, 7 pm: A very fun evening with Nick Galifianakis, author of If You Loved Me, You'd Think This Was Cute: Uncomfortably True Cartoons About You.  We will have a wine tasting at 6 pm, leading up to the event with Nick, so plan to come early and join us!  2200 North Westmoreland Street.

 

July 8-10: Shore Leave con guests include comics authors

There are a bunch of comics authors (that also happen to write SF) attending the Shore Leave convention in Baltimore:

 

http://www.shore-leave.com/guests/authors.htm

 

including Mike W. Barr, Keith DeCandido and Greg Cox that I recognized.

 

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

MTV Geek on Heroes Con panel

HeroesCon 2011: Evan Dorkin, Roger Langridge and Richard Thompson Talk Humor in Comics
6/4/11
 by Alex Zalben
http://geek-news.mtv.com/2011/06/04/heroescon-2011-evan-dorkin-roger-langridge-and-richard-thompson-talk-humor-in-comics/

- there's a nice photo of everybody too.

Former White House speechwriter reviews Walker's The Comics

 The Funny Papers: An Illustrated History of American Newspaper Comics, from the Yellow Kid to Dilbert.
New York Times Book Review June 5, 2011 p. 30

June 19: Washington DC Comicon


On June 19th, the Washington DC Comicon returns to George Mason University with Frank Cho, Larry "G.I. Joe" Hama and Ron "Green Lantern" Marz.

Shannon Gallant's a hit with a Heroes Con family

Click through to see a picture of Shannon Gallant drawing G.I. Joe and read more comments like:
 
WOW! he did an amazing sketch that is just.. yeah! It's awesome! THANK YOU! You made my 5-year old AND my husband very happy!


Day 2 of Heroes Con with another Gallant encounter is here.

PR: This Sun, June 12--Capicons Comic Con

 
Capicons Comic Book & Pop Culture Con
Sun, June 12, 2011
10 am - 3 pm

Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Hall,
2148 Gallows Rd, Dunn Loring, Virginia

Admission $3 - Kids FREE!

Opento the public from 10 am - 3 pm. Buy, sell & trade: Gold, Silver,Bronze Age comics; Indie & Modern comics, Publishers &Creators, TV & Movie Collectibles. Non-sport cards; Videos &DVDs; Horror/Sci-Fi; figures, toys; Star Wars & Star Trekmemorabilia; original artwork, posters and other comic-relatedcollectibles.



FEATURING:
Tom Chillemi of Azure Press
http://azure-press.com/index.html (Ninjas vs Zombies)
Dan Nokes of 21st Century Sandshark Studios http://21sandshark.com/
Tim Dzon, Former Marvel cover artist and inker http://www.comicvine.com/tim-dzon/26-7887/
Carolyn Belefski and Joe Carabeo of Curls Studio
http://www.curls-studio.com/


Directions to DLVFRD: 
Take I-495 (DC/Capital Beltway) to Exit 47A (Rt.7 West). Go 1/2 Mile, Left on Gallows Rd. 1 mile to 2148 Gallows Rd

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To book a table, be added to our mailing list, request flyers, or for more info about our show, email info@capicons.com.

Thank you,
Jeff & Laura & Ed

Capicons


 


Express on comic book movies

Crime Time: Comic Book Heroes Step Into the Real World
By Kristen Page-Kirby
 June 2, 2011
http://www.expressnightout.com/content/2011/06/comic-book-heroes-in-real-world.php

If I'm Not Mistaken: Beware the Ire of Comic Book Nerds

By Kristen Page-Kirby

June 3, 2011

http://www.expressnightout.com/content/2011/06/xmen-first-class-ire-of-nerds.php

 

Monday, June 06, 2011

SL Gallant's Family Guy comic book previewed

Family Guy's escapades make leap to comic books
By MATT MOORE, Associated Press June 2, 2011
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/jun/02/family-guys-escapades-make-leap-to-comic-books/

Weldon on summer beach reads

Beach Reads For Those Who'd Prefer Not to Acknowledge That They're At The Beach
by Glen Weldon
National Public Radio's Monkey See blog May 26, 2011
http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2011/05/26/136644123/beach-reads-for-those-whod-prefer-not-to-acknowledge-that-theyre-at-the-beach

- missed it, but Spurgeon caught it.


June 20th: International Political Cartoonists in DC

Daring to Draw: An Evening with Political Cartoonists from Around the World
Monday, June 20, 2011
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Holeman Lounge, The National Press Club
Free for Press Club Members, Non Members: $10
Free for DC Conspiracy Members and any other DC cartoonists (enter discount code DOS)

Daring to Draw: An Evening with Political Cartoonists from Around the World

Press Club Hosts Political Cartoonists From Around the World

Political cartoonists have the unique ability to capture complex issues in a picture and a few short words. In many parts of the world, they contribute political commentary that few print or broadcast journalists would dare.

The U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is hosting a group of 20 political cartoonists from North Africa, the Middle East, and South and Central Asia. During their three weeks in the U.S., they will meet with fellow cartoonists around the country and get a taste of American culture.

We invite you to a welcoming reception hosted jointly by the U.S. Department of State and the National Press Club. The event will begin at 5 p.m. in the Holeman Lounge at the National Press Club. A brief program will begin at 6 p.m. The international cartoonists' pieces will be on display and they will be available to discuss their work and experiences.A cash bar will be available and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

This event is free to members of the National Press Club and $10 for non members.

X-Men reviews in local papers

McAvoy and Fassbender reignite 'X-Men'
By: Kelly Jane Torrance
Washington Examiner 06/03/11 p.25
http://washingtonexaminer.com/entertainment/2011/06/mcavoy-and-fassbender-reignite-x-men
 
A whole other kind of Cold War superpower
By Ann Hornaday
Washington Post June 3, 2011
http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/movies/x-men-first-class,1163132/critic-review.html
 
The latest 'X-Men' makesfor a first-class action film
By Claudia Puig, USA TODAY June 3 2011
http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/reviews/2011-06-02-x-men-first-class_n.htm
 
'X-Men' take 'First Class' to first place

By Scott Bowles, USA TODAY June 5 2011

http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2011-06-05-box-office-june-6_n.htm

 

June 6: Paul Hornschemeier at Big Planet Comics and interview at Washington City Paper

Meet a Visiting Cartoonist: A Chat With Paul Hornschemeier
 by Mike Rhode on Jun. 6, 2011
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/books/2011/06/06/meet-a-visiting-cartoonist-a-chat-with-paul-hornschemeier/
 
He'll be at Big Planet Bethesda tonight at 6 pm.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

2 comic books by local cartoonists out today

Zombies vs Cheerleaders #3 (Moonstone) has a story drawn by Bill McKay.

Frank Cho's co-written 50 Girls 50 #1 (Image) has a cover by Cho as well.

Truitt on DC Comics reboot

DC Comics unleashes a new universe of superhero titles
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY May 31 2011
http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/2011-05-31-dc-comics-reinvents_n.htm

DC Comics ready for a risky yet relevant publishing change
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY June 1 2011
http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/2011-06-01-dc-comics-why-the-change_n.htm

USA Today on DeviantArt and Blue Estate

DeviantArt makes artists, looks to expand
By Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY June 1 2011
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2011-05-31-deviantart-talking-tech_n.htm

'Blue Estate' a dark, funny slice of pulp fiction
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY June 1 2011
http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/2011-06-01-Blue-Estate-a-dark-funny-slice-of-pulp-fiction_n.htm

Richard Thompson at Heroescon in Charlotte, NC this weekend

I know because I'm driving him.

However, this will be an excellent opportunity to get Team Cul de Sac collectibles such as the 'zine Craig Fischer has put together, and get them defaced, I mean signed by Richard.