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March 29: Early Comics and the Nature of the Child Lecture, Library of Congress

Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. SE
Washington DC   20540

March 6, 2012
Public contact:  Martha Kennedy (202) 707-9115, mkenn@loc.gov

 Swann Foundation Fellow Lara Saguisag to Discuss
How Early American Comic Strips Shed Light on the Nature of the Child

Swann Foundation Fellow Lara Saguisag, in a lecture at the Library of Congress, will examine how early 20th-century comic strips that featured child protagonists revealed the nature of the child during that era.

Saguisag will present "Sketching the 'Secret Tracts' of the Child's Mind: Theorizing Childhood in Early American Fantasy Strips, 1905-1914," at noon on Thursday, March 29, in Dining Room A on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue S.E., Washington, D.C.  The lecture is free and open to the public.  No tickets are needed.

Saguisag will focus specifically on fantasy strips such as Winsor McCay's "Little Nemo in Slumberland" and Lyonel Feininger's "Wee Willie Winkie's World."  These strips featured child characters who inhabited dream worlds and transformed their environments through their imaginations.  According to Saguisag, central to these works is the idea that a child's perception and experience of the world was shaped by his/her proclivity for fantasy.  This natural connection with fantasy, moreover, made the child a complex, sometimes inscrutable figure, one who was essentially different from an adult.

Comic strips that linked childhood and fantasy drew from and built on themes of late-19th and early-20th-century children's books such as Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," Robert Louis Stevenson's "A Child's Garden of Verses" and Frank L. Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."  Such literature portrayed and celebrated the child as a highly imaginative being who enters and sometimes creates fantasy worlds that an adult could not readily access.

According to Saguisag, during the same period, psychologists and practitioners associated with the Child Study Movement were also intrigued by what G. Stanley Hall termed the "secret tracts" of the child's mind.  Many psychologists concluded that imaginative play and reverie were healthful childhood activities and advised parents to take an active role in cultivating the child's imagination.  The intersection of children's literature and psychology encountered in early American "kid strips" helped perpetuate and naturalize the image of the imaginative child.

Born and raised in the Philippines, Saguisag completed an M.A. in Children's literature at Hollins University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at The New School. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden, where she held a University Presidential Fellowship from 2007-2009. 

This presentation is sponsored by the Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon of the Library of Congress and the Library's Prints & Photographs Division.  The lecture is part of the foundation's continuing activities to support the study, interpretation, preservation and appreciation of original works of humorous and satiric art by graphic artists from around the world.  The foundation strives to award one fellowship annually to assist scholarly research and writing projects in the field of caricature and cartoon.  Applications for the 2013-2014 academic year are due Feb. 15, 2013.  More information about the fellowship is available through the Swann Foundation's website: www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/ or by e-mailing swann@loc.gov.

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PR12-48
3/6/12
ISSN: 0731-3527


Local bits

Bill Brown has a calendar out of cartoons from his local paper - Citizen Bill 2012, Takoma Park, MD: Takoma Voice.  I bought mine directly from him last weekend.


I also met Jason E. Axtell who just colored Mr. Big for the Dembicki's reissue. His website is http://www.jasoneaxtell.com


Magic Bullet #4, Washington's cartoon newspaper is out, and has an ad for ComicsDC that Rafer Roberts kindly drew for me. Pick it up at finer comics stores in the area.





Monday, March 05, 2012

Post article on Lorax merchandising and advertising...

...isn't online. But it's in the paper as

Brown, Emma.  2012.
At a school near you, the Lorax now speaks for SUVs.
Washington Post (March 5): B2

OT: An interview about a book about Jack Kirby

Charles is a good buddy of mine and he's got a new book on Jack Kirby out -

Spurgeon, Tom.  2012.
CR Sunday Interview: Charles Hatfield.
Comics Reporter (March 4): http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/cr_sunday_interview_charles_hatfield/

Winston-Salem Journal adds Cul de Sac on Sunday

Journal introduces new comics
By: Tim Clodfelter | Winston-Salem Journal March 05, 2012
http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2012/mar/05/wsmain02-journal-introduces-new-comics-ar-2002769/

and by the way, Reuben Bolling is doing the strip starting today.

Cavna on the Lorax

'THE LORAX' DEBUTS WITH $70M: What does it mean when the Seuss film is so 'green'?
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog March 5 2012
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/comic-riffs/post/the-lorax-debuts-with-70m-what-does-it-mean-when-the-seuss-film-is-so-green/2012/03/05/gIQA8HUjsR_blog.html#pagebreak

March 6: Kal on Washington's NPR station WAMU

From: kevin Kallaugher
 
Friends and colleagues

On Tuesday March 6, 1-2PM I will be a guest on Washington's NPR station, WAMU (88.5FM) with the great Kojo Nnamdi. According to the station's website, we will be discussing satire, politics and the hi-tech future of editorial cartoons.

I cannot wait to hear what I have to say! If you cannot listen live, you will be able to listen on the web during or after the show here


Kal
Kevin Kallaugher

The iKAL iPhone App is now available at the iTunes store.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Truitt on Grim Leaper

'Grim Leaper' explores a gory story of love, life and death
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY February 27 2012
http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/story/2012-02-27/Grim-Leaper-comic-book-series/53265248/1

Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - March 2, 2012



Big Planet Comics

March 2, 2012

Bizarro Heroes Book Now Available

We got our shipment of Dan Piraro's new strip collection Bizarro Heroes, so if you'd like to read it before his signing next weekend, we should have copies at all of our stores by early next week. We also got a nice supply of the beautiful screenprinted comics of Nobrow Press at our Vienna store!

Feel free to forward on our newsletter, and please send us any comments or mailing list requests to vienna@bigplanetcomics.com

Thanks!
 
- the Big Planet Comics kids

UPCOMING March 11 - Dan Piraro Signing

Dan Piraro, will be appearing at our U Street store March 11, from 6:00 to 7:00, to sign his new book, Bizarro Heroes. Bizarro Heroes is a collection of his superhero themed spoofs from the last 25 years of Bizarro.

6-7 pm
Big Planet Comics of U Street
1520 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009

202-342-1961
greg@bigplanetcomics.com

Ralph Wiggum Comics #1

by Carol Lay, Mike Kazaleh, and Sergio Aragon├ęs


The Simpsons brings one of their most iconic and hilarious characters to comics! Ralph Wiggum tries to make breakfast, becomes a TV news anchor, gets involved in a prison riot, and goes up against a devious leprechaun! Obviously fun to write, Ralph has some great lines just like in the TV show.

(all ages)

Obsolete SC

by Mikkel Sommer

A damaged soldier returns from years serving in the wilds of Afghanistan and tries to find his way in regular life, only to head down a path of depression, madness, and tragedy. A beautifully drawn and emotionally evocative tale from one of the rising talents from Nobrow Press.

FF 1 SC

by Jonathan Hickman, Steve Epting and Barry Kitson

After the death of the Human Torch, Spider-Man becomes the newest member of the Fantastic Four, just as the plots by all the Richard Reeds from other dimensions begins to impact the FF! So Mr. Fantastic assembles a conference of his greatest enemies to plan how best to defeat himself! Amazing art brings across the great adventures that Hickman comes up with.

Key of Z SC

by Claudio Sanchez, Chondra Echert, and Aaron Kuder

After the zombie apocalypse, the warlords of New York City orient around old baseball stadiums. In this new world, one man continues his vendetta against the king of Yankee Stadium while fighting off the zombie hordes.

Big Planet Comics Podcast #35

The fifth Wednesday in a month doesn't have a lot of new comics, but Kevin, Nick and Jared do their best! Download this week's now or subscribe on iTunes! Send us questions to podcast@bigplanetcomics.com
 

4/14 - Justin Jordan & Tradd Moore

Signing The Strange Talent of Luther Strode 11am-1pm
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180

703-242-9412
vienna@bigplanetcomics.com


Signing The Strange Talent of Luther Strode 3pm-5pm
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

301-699-0498
bigplanetcollegepark@yahoo.com

 

5/5 - Free Comic Book Day

All stores!
freecomicbookday.com

 

5/5 - Jeremy Whitley


Batman Beyond Unlimited #1
by Adam Beechen, Derek Fridolfs, Dustin Nguyen, Norm Breyfogle

The Batman of the future returns as Joker gang members converge on Gotham.

Invincible #89
by Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley, Cliff Rathburn

Invincible is out, but who is the new Invincible?

Orc Stain #7
by James Stokoe

What? Another issue of Orc Stain?! Heading into a cursed mountain pass!
 





That darn Drawing Board

Drawing Board's anti-GOP slant
Barry Dwyer, Ashburn
Washington Post March 3 2012
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/drawing-boards-anti-gop-slant/2012/02/27/gIQADTQdnR_story.html

Friday, March 02, 2012

Post's review of The Lorax animation

It's no prescription for fun
By Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post Mar. 2, 2012
online at http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/movies/dr.-seuss-the-lorax-3d,1217668/critic-review.html

 

Molly Lawless' Hit by Pitch book available now

From the publisher's website where it's available for $24.95 (Molly says it should be on Amazon soon):
 
Hit by Pitch
Ray Chapman, Carl Mays and the Fatal Fastball

Molly Lawless


Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-4609-4
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-7864-8484-3
b&w illustrations, bibliography
208pp. softcover (7 x 10) 2012
 
About the Book
On August 16, 1920, Yankees pitcher Carl Mays threw a fastball that struck Cleveland Indians shortstop Ray Chapman in the head. Chapman died the next morning. Hit by Pitch is a nonfiction graphic novel about these men, their lives and legacies, and the event that linked them forever. Born the same year (1891), both in Kentucky, they had similar beginnings but opposing personalities. This wonderfully drawn work brings the two men and their era back to life.

About the Author
Molly Lawless grew up in Boston, where she developed a passion for two things: drawing and baseball. After several years working as a freelance illustrator, she found a way to combine the two, publishing her baseball-themed comic art, including the series "Great Moments in Baseball." She lives in Arlington, Virginia. Hit by Pitch is her first graphic novel.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Post on Sandman and Zen Pencils, Truitt on Shadowlaw

Book Review: 'The Annotated Sandman'
By Mike Musgrove, Thursday, March 1, 2012
http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/book-review-the-annotated-sandman/2012/02/21/gIQAibB4kR_story.html

ZEN PENCILS: Barlett's meets brushwork in Australian cartoonist's popular motivational-quote blog
By Maura Judkis
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog February 29 2012
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/comic-riffs/post/zen-pencils-barletts-meets-brushwork-in-australian-cartoonists-popular-motivational-quote-blog/2012/02/29/gIQAGpiikR_blog.html#pagebreak

The future world of 'Shadowlaw' found in writer's past
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY February 29 2012
http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/story/2012-02-29/Shadowlaw-graphic-novel/53306548/1

PR: St. Baldrick's Foundation Introduces Marvel Custom T-shirt to Fight Childhood Cancer

I've lectured about comics and cancer, initially due to Harvey Pekar's experiences, and I've got an article I'm working on now, so I'll post this fundraising press release and buy one of the shirts.


 

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:

Jayme Owen

919-334-3779

jayme.owen@fleishman.com

                                                                            

St. Baldrick's Foundation Introduces Marvel Custom T-shirt to Fight Childhood Cancer

 

Marvel teams up five of its iconic Super Heroes to help support the Foundation's cause

 

LOS ANGELES (March 1, 2012) – It takes Super Heroes to fight childhood cancer and save lives! The St. Baldrick's Foundation, the largest volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for life-saving childhood cancer research, today introduces its exclusive Marvel-designed "Super Heroes Save Lives" t-shirt to help St. Baldrick's raise awareness and funds to Conquer Kids' Cancer! The t-shirt design features five of Marvel's legendary Super Hero characters: Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America, the Hulk and Thor.

 

The "Super Heroes Save Lives" t-shirts are available for purchase at StBaldricks.org/Marvel for $19.99 plus shipping and handling. The unique t-shirt design was created by Marvel on behalf of the St. Baldrick's Foundation and the proceeds of each t-shirt will go directly to the Foundation to help fund childhood cancer research.

 

"When we first heard about the St. Baldrick's Foundation we knew we wanted to get involved and be a part of this incredible movement to help Conquer Kids' Cancer," shares Chris Fondacaro, executive vice president of Marvel Creative Services. "When we paired the Foundation's existing slogan with our iconic Super Heroes the design came to life. We are proud to be a part of this incredible effort to help fund lifesaving childhood cancer research."

 

In 2011, St. Baldrick's awarded more than $21 million in childhood cancer research grants which were made possible by the incredible support at the Foundation's signature head-shaving events.  

 

"We are so grateful for Marvel's support and creation of the "Super Heroes Save Lives" t-shirt," says Kathleen Ruddy, executive director of the St. Baldrick's Foundation. "Marvel fans everywhere will be proud to see five of their beloved characters joining forces with St. Baldrick's to help raise awareness and fund the most promising childhood cancer research to cure every child, so that they not only survive, but thrive. Every one of us can be a Super Hero in the fight against childhood cancer!"

 

To become a Super Hero in the fight against childhood cancer, locate or organize a head-shaving event in your community, sign-up to shave, donate or volunteer. You can also become a fan on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, join our letsCONQUER movement and visit the Foundation's YouTube and Vimeo channels. Visit StBaldricks.org for more information.

About the St. Baldrick's Foundation

The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. The Foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. St. Baldrick's funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, a child's best hope for a cure. Since the Foundation's first grants as an independent charity in 2005, St. Baldrick's has funded more than $78 million in childhood cancer research. For more information about the St. Baldrick's Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit StBaldricks.org.

 

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com.

 


March 2: KAL in Frederick

Renowned political cartoonist to appear at art council's ArtSelect event
By Katie Crowe
Frederick News-Post March 1, 2012
http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/72hours/subdetail.htm?ID=132513&catid=1

Marc Tyler Nobleman talks to schoolchildren about Superman

Superman author, cartoonist talks to Thoreau Elementary students in Kirkland about persistence

By MATT PHELPS

Kirkland Reporter February 29, 2012

http://www.kirklandreporter.com/entertainment/140929713.html