Thursday, January 24, 2013

Bill Day, editorial cartooning, reusing artwork, and my opinion

Syndicates: Unemployed Cartoonist's Fundraising Drive Marred by Plagiarism Allegations
by: Rob Tornoe 1/23/2013

I've got a quote in this article.

Decorating my office with original art

For a short time, I've got an office at work. I've started framing some of the original comic art that I've gotten, and putting it up.  Buying this type of art is a good way to support cartoonists you like, of course.

Ullman coffee IV

The great Rob Ullman, who illustrated the sex column for the Washington City Paper for years, did the above. As a spot illustration, this doesn't have a title, but I call it "Coffee I.V." He's got a new minicomic for sale.

 Thompson - Dr jenner's vaccine

"Dr. Jenner's Vaccine" original scratchboard art by Baltimore children's book artist Jeff Thompson (of Big Planet Comics) on vaccinating for smallpox with cowpox. You can buy his art here.

 Emerson - Penicillin

"Penicillin" original art by British cartoonist Hunt Emerson, - a Christmas gift from my wife. You can buy his work here.

Obama, after Kal UPDATED


KAL gave a great presentation at an exhibit a few days ago. He talked about his career and political cartooning for an hour and a half, and it was great fun throughout. (The drawing above was a rush job, done on vacation at a dude ranch, and colored with a children's watercolor set.)





At the very end of his talk, he took the audience of about 30 people through a lesson in how to draw Obama. His was better, naturally, but it's pretty amazing that he got us to draw a recognizable caricature.
The exhibit, which includes some original artwork by KAL, is open for a few more days. If you go, make sure you see the second part of the exhibit downstairs.




January 4 - January 26, 2013
Studio Gallery Hours:
Wednesday - Friday, 1 - 7pm
Saturday, 1 - 6pm
  2108 R Street N.W. Washington, DC 20008   |   |   202.232.8734

Politics and Prose bookstore's 'Best Graphic Novels of 2012'

Politics and Prose bookstore has put up their list of the 'Best Graphic Novels of 2012'.
To be a bit cranky, 5 of the 14 selections are reprints of fairly old European and Japanese comics, and another by Tomine is a straight illustration book.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Matt Wuerker on drawing Obama on NPR

For Cartoonists Who Cover Obama: Four More Ears

National Public Radio's All Things Considered (January 18, 2013)

Feb 9: Game On Comics collecting comics for charity

Note that Jamie Crosley will be signing his all-ages comic book on the same day.

Game ON logo
Game On! Comics Weekly Digest
Come  Visit Us!
January 23th, 2013
In this issue
:: New Titles this Week
:: Game Nights
 Dear Mike,  

Welcome to Game On! Comics
All Back Issues only $2 for the entire month of January!!  
st jude  

Help GAME ON bring joy to kids fighting cancer and soldiers deployed overseas!

On FEBRUARY 9, 2013, Game On Comics will accept donations of comic books and money for distribution between St Jude's Children's Research Hospital and Veterans for Foreign Wars (VFW) for distribution to deployed troops. Both charities serve soldiers and/or kids who would love to have a chance to escape into the world of comics that we know and love. On February 9th, bring in any comic books you would like to donate and volunteers at GOC will collect, sort, and pack the comics for shipping to the charities.

Monetary donations are most appreciated, and will be used to pay for shipping the comics. Any leftover funds will be split as a cash donation between St Jude's and the VFW.

Don't have comics to donate, but want to send some anyway? Our back issues will be priced at $2 each for folks to buy and donate just for these four hours, just for this event.

Virginia's own Jamie Cosley (creator of the all ages book CODY THE CAVALIER) will be at the shop signing copies of his CODY THE CAVALIER comic, as well as drawing sketches, which will be perfect for young kids looking for a unique valentine to give their parents!

If you can't make it to the shop on the 9th but still want to help, email jr at gameoncomics dot com.

Keep an eye on your email for more special news regarding this event and possible prizes!

Volunteers to help collect, sort, pack, and deliver boxes are still needed, so please call or email to let us know if you can come help, even for an hour!

Thanks, and thanks in advance for all your help in bringing a little happiness to all of those out there that need it!


J. R.

WHAT: Game On Comics' "Share the Comics Love" Donation Day
WHEN: February 9, 2013, from 11am to 3pm
WHY: Bring/Buy comics or cash to be split between children convalescing at the St Jude's Children's Hospital and U.S. Military Men and Women deployed around the world
MORE: Call 703-242-3838 or email jr at gameoncomics dot com


 Don't forget to sign up for a free Comixology account!
Game On! Comics is now working with Comixology!  What does this mean for you?
  • You can manage your subscription list online.  You can add or delete comics from your Game On! subscription list either at Comixology or by simply sending us an email.
  • Our store will get credit any time you buy digital comics online
How do you sign up?  It's free and easy.
Click here to create your account and create your sub list:  
First create an account, then click on the Store Locator, type in our zip code 22180, and choose Game On! Comics as "your store".

How to sign up for the store to get credit for digital comic purchases?  Simply buy comics from our digital Comixology store front page:  Game On! Comics digital Store Front



Game On! Comics Loyalty Members:
Please remember that while we will hold comics for you every week and give you the discounts/perks, we do ask that you pick up your comics at least once per month.  Please help us out by coming in at least once per month or by communicating with us about any delays  Thanks!!


New Comic Book titles this week 1-23-13

Best Discounts in the area--Not just a slogan, we really do have the best price discounts when you become a Game On! Comics Loyalty Member!  Details here:  Loyalty Membership  
Uncanny X-Force #1 

A Plus X #4
Answer, The #1
Army Of Darkness Ongoing #9
Astonishing X-Men #58
Avengers #3
Battlefields (Garth Ennis): Green Fields #3
Batwoman #16
Bedlam #3
Before Watchmen Minutemen #6 (L)
Bionic Woman #7
Birds Of Prey #16
Blue Beetle #16
Borderlands Origins #3
Buffyverse Sampler 1-Shot
Castle: A Calm Before Storm #2
Catwoman #16
Chew #31
Cobra Ongoing #21
Dan The Unharmable #9
Dark Horse Presents #20
DC Universe Presents #16
Deadpool #4
Deadpool: Killustrated #1
Doctor Who Special #33
Fables #125
FF #3
Gambit #8
Godzilla Ongoing #9
Green Lantern #16
Green Lantern Corps #16
Green Lantern New Guardians #16
Grimm FT Animated Series 1-Shot
Harbinger #8
Hell Yeah #6
Hellblazer #299
Hellraiser: The Road Below #4 (L)
Homecoming #3
Jennifer Blood - First Blood #3
JSA Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull #2
Judge Dredd #3
Justice League #16
Knights Of The Dinner Table #194
Legend Of Oz: The Wicked West #3
Legion Of Super Heroes #16
Lone Ranger, The #12
Lord Of The Jungle #12
Mars Attacks Transformers 1-Shot
Masks #3
Massive #8
Mind Mgmt #7
Nightwing #16
Number 13 #2
Prophecy #6
Punisher Nightmare #4
Red Hood And The Outlaws #16
Revival #6
Saucer Country #11
Spider, The #8
Spike (Buffy TVS) #5 (L)
Star Trek: Countdown To Darkness #1
Steed And Mrs Peel Ongoing #4
Stumptown V2 #5
Superboy Annual #1
Supergirl #16
Sword Of Sorcery #4
TMNT Secret Foot Clan #2
Ultimate Comics Ultimates #20
Uncanny Avengers #3
Uncanny X-Force #1
Ursa Minor #4
Winter Soldier #14
Witch Doctor: Malpractice #3
Witchblade #163
Wolverine And the X-Men #24
Wonder Woman #16
Wonderland #7
X-O Manowar #9
Young Avengers #1

DC Heroes Dark Knight TP: Cat Commander
Life With Archie #26
Marvel Universe: Ultimate Spider-Man #10
Peanuts Vol 2 #5
Young Justice #24

Frank Cho: Women Book 2 HC
MMW-TP Doctor Strange Vol 2

All New X-Men #2 2nd Ptg
Borderlands Origins #1 2nd Ptg
Marvel Select Deadpool AF

Game Nights 

Sunday Nights, 5pm-9pm
D and D


Wednesday Nights 7-11pm
Magic the Gathering

Casual Play and booster Draft.

Sunday Afternoons, 12:30pm
kaijudo logo  

Come check out Kaijudo on its new day, Sundays!!
Brand new card based game by the makers of Magic the Gathering.  Geared to be a little easier than MTG.  Want to try it out?  Come on Sundays, weekly demos. 

Friday Night, 7pm
Friday night magic logo
 Booster Draft Tournament--$15
 Return to Ravnica!
 Win promo cards and boosters from Ravnica!

Saturdays 4-7pm
Batman Heroclix set

Heroclix at Game On! Comics this Saturday, January 26th, at 4 p.m., Build an 800 point Modern Age team, limit one Colossal figure or vehicle per team, no Feats or BFC's; Utility Belt, Infinity Gauntlet, and other special objects are allowed. Each week adds cumulative points for another territory, Join your Gang and compete to claim it!
Lord of the Rings/Hobbit, Gears of War, and HALO figures can be used for this event but without the special rules that accompany them. Prize support from other venues which has not been given out yet at Game On! Comics is not eligible for play. For our venue, Modern Age is defined as anything from the Secret Invasion set forwards unless otherwise specified. Using Unicorns, Polar Bears, or Dinosaurs as objects is not required but is encouraged.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and Fellowship!

Congrats to last weeks winners: 


 Game Release 
 Amazing Spider-Man Heroclix

HC spidey  

Individual: $3
Case: $72

Thank you so much for your support of our new comic and game shop.  We look forward to taking care of all of your comic and game needs.

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Dave, J.R., and Louis
Game On! Comics


Lots of discounts in our new SALE SECTION!!

Can not be used in conjuction with any other discount.
Offer Expires: 08/09/12

Game On! Comics | 310 Dominion Rd. NE | Vienna | VA | 22180

Ann Telnaes live sketches the inauguration is the place to see them collected. You can follow her on Twitter at

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

KAL interview about Kickstarter book

Cartoonist Kevin Kallaugher's Kickstarter Project a Roaring Success

Jan 23: Politics & Proses' Graphic Novel Bookgroup Resumes

From: Hannah Oliver <>

I just wanted to drop a note and say hello and that we will be resuming the GN bookgroup after a break from the holidays. We're starting with Alex Alice's Siegfried tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7:30 in the remainder room of P&P. Like always you guys get 20% off the books here!

Here's a link for the rest of our winter/ spring choices and as always we're definitely open to suggestions.

Further, here's a link of some cool and not so cool (depending on taste of course) graphic novelists in the realm of Bechdel.

Cheers and hope to see you tomorrow,

Jan 22: KAL speaks at Donkey's & Elephants

Kevin KAL Kallaugher speaks tonight at 6 pm.

January 4 - January 26, 2013
Studio Gallery Hours:
Wednesday - Friday, 1 - 7pm
Saturday, 1 - 6pm
  2108 R Street N.W. Washington, DC 20008   |   |   202.232.8734

Monday, January 21, 2013

Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - 21 January 2013

Big Planet Comics

21 January 2012

Best of Year! HC Sale in Bethesda!

We are open today on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (If anyone is brave enough to venture out during the inauguration crowds!)

Our sale on all hardcovers continues in Bethesda! Tomorrow through the end of January all hardcovers will be 50% off, so come in quick if you've been waiting to pick up something, they go quick!

We have not one but THREE new podcasts for you to enjoy! We did a short one covering the few comics that came out at the end of December, and then we did our Best of 2012 Podcast - which was so long we split it into two episodes! All linked to the right, we cover 12 categories and pick our top 3 in each, then argue out our #1 pick for the year! It's a long argumentative process, but was really fun. Plus everything on our lists is already weeded down to our best of the year, so if you haven't read any of those, we recommend them highly! If you think we left off something important, or made some crazy decision, email us and let us know so we can respond on our next podcast!

Feel free to forward on our newsletter, and please send us any comments or mailing list requests to

- the Big Planet Comics kids



The End Times of Bram and Ben #1

by James Asmus, Jim Festante, Rem Broo

Ignore the terrible cover art! When the rapture comes, one guy gets taken by mistake - then sent back to Earth. Will any one believe him? A very dark comedy!

The One Trick Rip-Off + Deep Cuts HC

by Paul Pope

Paul Pope's early out of print crime saga is collected and colored for the first time! Plus a bunch of his short stories are collected too, also in color. Dig up!

New Avengers #1

by Jonathan Hickman, Steve Epting

The Black Panther encounters a force that will destroy the entire Earth and our whole universe unless he assembles the might of the secret Illuminati, including his foe Namor! More epic scifi tinged superhero action from Hickman!

Savage Wolverine #1

by Frank Cho
Cho returns with dinos, slashing, and a guest appearance by Shanna the She-Devil as Wolverine has to fight to escape the Savage Land!

The Superior Spider-Man #1

by Dan Slott, Ryan Stegman

The insane ending to the Amazing Spider-Man #700 picks up with this all new series, and a sort-of new Spider-Man - perhaps a superior version? Hilarious dialogue as Spidey meets old friends and foes and tries to adapt, plus a crazy ending! Buy it even if (or especially) if you hated #700!

Star Wars #1

by Brian Wood, Carlos D'anda

The Death Star has been destroyed! But now the Rebels need to find a new base with the Imperial Fleet after them! Picking up right after A New Hope! Luke, Leia, Han and Chewie!

The Heart of Thomas HC

by Moto Hagio

One of the first classics from Japanese shojo comics, this romance is set in an all-boys boarding school and finally in print in English!

The Silver Darlings HC

by Will Morris
A deft coming of age story as a young man goes out on his family's fishing boat, determined to challenge their superstitious ways before he heads off to college.

Adventure Time Fionna & Cake #1
Batman Incorporated Vol 1 SC
Book Of Human Insects SC
Castle Waiting Vol 1 SC
Curses! Foiled Again SC
Fatale Vol 2 Devil's Business SC
Jack Jackson American History Los Tejanos & Lost Cause HC
New Avengers #1
Shako SC
Woodwork Wallace Wood 1927-1981 HC

Big Planet Comics Best of 2012 Podcast
"Part 2!"
Kevin, Nick, and Jared have selected the best of the year and are gonna decide their top 3! Download now or subscribe on iTunes!


Best Reprint
Best Anthology
Best Ongoing Series
Best Writer
Best Graphic Novel

Big Planet Comics Best of 2012 Podcast
"Part 1!"
Kevin, Nick, and Jared have selected the best of the year and are gonna decide their top 3! Download now or subscribe on iTunes!


Best New Series
Best Colorist
Best Artist
Best Single Issue
Best for Kids
Best Book About Comics
Best Mini-Series

Big Planet Comics Podcast #69.1
"Point One"
This week, Kevin, Nick, and Jared review a bunch of new comics! Download now or subscribe on iTunes!

Amazing Spider-Man #700 by Dan Slott, Humberto Ramos, J.M. DeMatteis, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Jen Van Meter and Stephanie Buscema
Avenging Spider-Man #15.1 by Chris Yost and Paco Medina
Deathmatch #1 by Paul Jenkins and Carlos Magno
Mara #1 by Brian Wood and Ming Doyle

Send us questions to or leave a voicemail at 1-703-539-CAST! (1-703-539-2278)


5/4 Free Comic Book Day
All our stores!

7/4 4th of July Sale!
All our stores!

New This Week 1/23

(Let us know if you want any of these!)
The Amazing Spider-Man #700
A Plus X #4
Answer #1 (of 4)
Army Of Darkness #9
Astonishing X-Men #58
Avengers #3
Bart Simpson Comics #79
Garth Ennis Battlefields #3 (of 6) Green Fields
Batwoman #16
Bedlam #3
Before Watchmen Minutemen #6 (OF 6)
Betty & Veronica Double Digest #209 SC
Bionic Woman #7
Birds Of Prey #16
Blue Beetle #16
The Books Of Magic: The Deluxe Edition HC
Borderlands Origins #1 (of 4) 2nd Ptg
Bride's Story Book 4 HC
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Spike #5 (OF 5)
Buffyverse Sampler One Shot
Calling Dr Laura Graphic Memoir GN
Castle A Calm Before Storm #2 (of 5)
Catwoman #16
Chew #31
Cobra #21
Conan Vol 12 Throne Of Aquilonia SC
Culling Rise Of The Ravagers SC
Dan The Unharmable Vol 1 SC
Dark Horse Presents #20
DC Universe Presents #16
Deadpool #4
Deadpool Killustrated #1 (OF 4)
Deva Zan Hc 
Doctor Strange Marvel Masterworks Vol 2 SC
Fables #125
FF #3
Frank Cho Women Book 2 HC
Gambit #8
Gambit Classic Vol 2 SC
Game Of Thrones #12
Godzilla #9
Green Arrow Vol 2 Triple Threat SC
Green Lantern #16 (Rise)
Green Lantern Corps #16 (Rise)
Green Lantern New Guardians #16 (Rise)
Harbinger #8
Hell Yeah #6
Hellblazer #299
Hellraiser Road Below #4 (of 4)
It Girl & The Atomics #6
Jennifer Blood First Blood #3
JSA Liberty Files The Whistling Skull #2 (OF 6)
Judge Dredd #3
Justice League #16
Knights Of The Dinner Table #194
Legion Of Super Heroes #16
Life With Archie #26
The Lone Ranger #12
Lord Of The Jungle #12
Mad Artist Edition HC
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #10
Masks #3
The Massive #8 
Mind Mgmt #7
Nightwing #16 (DOTF)
Number 13 #2
Peanuts Vol 2 #5
Prophecy #6
Prophet #33
Punisher Nightmare #4 (of 5)
Red Hood And The Outlaws #16 (DOTF)
Revival #5 2nd Ptg
Revival #6
Saucer Country #11
Secret Avengers By Rick Remender Vol 1 SC
Simpsons Comics Supernova SC
Sonic Universe #48
Sonic Universe Vol 4 Journey To The East SC
The Spider #8
The Spider Vol 1 Terror Of The Zombie Queen SC
Star Trek Countdown To Darkness #1
Star Wars Blood Ties Ol 2 Boba Fett Is Dead SC
Steed And Mrs Peel #4
Stumptown 2 #5
Superboy Annual #1
Supergirl #16
Sword Of Sorcery #4
TMNT Secret Foot Clan #2 (of 4)
Ultimate Comics Ultimates #20
Ultimate Comics Ultimates By Hickman Vol 2 SC
Ultimate Comics X-Men By Nick Spencer Vol 2 SC
Uncanny Avengers #3
Uncanny X-Force #1
Winter Soldier #14
Witch Doctor Malpractice #3 (of 6)
Witchblade #163
Wolverine And The X-Men #24
Wolverine And The X-Men: Alpha And Omega SC
Wonder Woman #16
X-O Manowar #9
Young Avengers #1
Young Justice #24

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