Thursday, February 07, 2013

SL Gallant sneaks himself into GI Joe

Dupont Circle'ish cartoonist SL Gallant snuck himself into GI Joe lately. See the last piece in this article:

Kickstarter collection of Kal cartoons from The Economist

Posted by Kevin Kallaugher 

As our awesome Daggers Drawn campaign enters its final days I have added a New Reward Level.

2 ORIGINAL CARTOONS : Two from a select collection of original Kal Black and White editorial cartoons from The Economist (see cartoons here ). Plus two signed copies of Daggers Drawn, Invitation to the Book launch party plus name in book.  $800.

Only 5 days left!  Spread the word!

Thanks for the support!


Comic Riffs on the NRA's enemies list (which includes Tom Toles)

...but not Matt Wuerker or Ann Telnaes!  More details at -

IN NRA's SIGHTS: A striking 14 cartoonists make 'anti-gun' list
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog February 6 2013

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Retrospective collection of Kal cartoons continues at Kickstarter

Kal's coming close to wrapping up his Kickstarter book campaign, but he's still adding goodies to it:

Project Update #15: New Original Cover Artwork from The Economist!

Posted by Kevin Kallaugher Like

While compiling images for the book Daggers Drawn I have found three original watercolor painted covers for The Economist.

I have been added them to the once sold out cover reward category.

You can view the covers here.

6 days left in our campaign... spread the word!




Luna Brothers' The Sword headed for the movies

Berlin 2013: Lakeshore To Adapt 'The Sword' Graphic Novel; The tale of vengeance from the Luna Brothers follows Lakeshore's success with the "Underworld" franchise.
 by Scott Roxborough

Bambi wants YOU

Bambi Disney prevent forest fires poster

Disney's Bambi "Protect Our Forest Friends" by preventing wildfire poster, in Skyline, Falls Church, VA.

Our buddy Bernard examines Wertham's cold remains

Local comics historian Warren Bernard (friend of ComicsDC, SPX grand poobah) volunteers at the Library of Congress' prints and photos division, identifying editorial cartoons and topics for them, but he snuck over to the building next door to research and write an article on Fredric Wertham's anti-comics crusade for the Comics Journal #302. Warren's kindly convinced the journal to put his research material online.

Warren Bernard's Citations and Fredric Wertham Documents
BY Warren Bernard Feb 6, 2013

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

That darn anti-gun Tom Toles

Alan Gardner of the Daily Cartoonist is reporting that Tim (sic, Tom) Toles is on an NRA blacklist with 13 other cartoonists. Toles is the Washington Post's editorial cartoonist.

Feb 13-18: Disney on Ice returns

Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove - A Live Celebration of Disney's Animated Gems! will be at the Verizon Center from February 13-18th. $20-$75 for tickets. Save $5 with "Examiner" offer code.

A Chat with Matt Rawson online now

Feb 9: Whodunit - Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

Michael AugerJesse Cohen and Roger Cutler will be at
Whodunit - Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!
Saturday, February 9, 2013, 7:30pm - 10:00pm at 5710 Baltimore Ave. Hyattsville, MD 20781
Artists included in this show will either show an original from their own collection in their own style or imitate another artist's style... or maybe both! The viewers exploring the works in the show will embark on a treasure hunt as they try to determine if a piece was done by the original artist or someone else. If the piece is a copy — then who did the copy?
Update: David Hagen will be there as well.

Congressman's autobiographical 'graphic novel' to be out soon

Rep. John Lewis To Visit BEA, San Diego Comic-Con To Promote 'March'
 By Calvin Reid
Feb 04, 2013

Friday, February 01, 2013

Weldon on superhero's civilian names

They Call Me ... Bruce? When Characters Outlive Their Names
by Glen Weldon
February 01, 2013

Comic Riffs on live cartooning events

AN OPEN REQUEST: As convention season kicks off, bring on more live cartoon performance
 By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog February 1 2013
There's a link to watch the hour-long literary death match of which Cavna says, "The Cartoon Death Match pitted such political cartoonists as [Mike Peters,] Mark Fiore, Jen Sorensen and Keith Knight in spontaneous drills at the drawing board — with comics/publishing figures Dean Haspiel, The Beat's Heidi MacDonald and The Post's Gene Weingarten serving as judges. The scene played like a mix of great anecdote-sharing and quick wits between bouts between world-class Pictionary artists."  I was there, and enjoyed it a lot.

Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - 1 February 2013

Big Planet Comics
1 February 2013

Magic Gatecrash events in College Park

Our College Park store is hosting two Magic the Gathering Gatecrash events this weekend, tonight (Friday) at 6 and Saturday at noon will sealed drafts. Stop on by if you want to check out the new Magic release!

Well, I'm grateful none of you wanted to point out I forgot to update the year on our last newsletter. But no No-Prizes for anyone either!

I hope everyone found some good loot in Bethesda for our hardcover sale! Seems like everything else has calmed down too, though we did just order our Free Comic Book Day comics, so that's coming up in only 3 months!

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

- the Big Planet Comics kids



Young Avengers #1

by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Mike Norton

The Young Avengers are finally back! With young Loki thrown into the mix, we get a quick update on where the characters have been for 2 years, some crazy space action, and a creepy ending! Such a good start!

Dalen & Gole: Scandal in Port Angus SC

by Mike Deas

Two young aliens find a way to Earth and get mixed up with a fish-stealing scheme and enlist the friendship of an Earth girl. A strange, cartoony fun adventure!

all ages!

The Books of Magic HC

by Neil Gaiman, Bolton, Vess, Hampton, Johnson

A young boy is told by 4 mysterious strangers (included John Constantine, Hellblazer!) that he might become the greatest magician ever and goes on a tour of the magic of the universe. Good thing JK Rowling never read this one before coming up with her idea!

Hellraisers: A Graphic Biography SC

by Robert Sellers, Jake
Richard Burton, Pete O'Toole, Richard Harris, and Oliver Reed take a wannabe hellraiser on a tour of their past and present drunken adventures!

Todd the Ugliest Kid on Earth #1

by Ken Kristensen, M.K. Perker

A strange and darkly humored tale about a naive kid so ugly he always wears a bag over his head, his attempts to make friends with a neighbor who goes missing as a serial killer stalks the town! Plus a crazed detective, oblivious parents, and bullies! Super weird and fun.

The Answer #1

by Mike Norton, Dennis Hopeless

A mysterious hero tries to protect the city even as a woman gets drawn into a strange puzzle-obsessed cult! Unexpected twists.

Uncanny X-Force #1

by Sam Humphries, Ron Garney

The new team sees the addition of a mohawked-Storm and a crazy development in Fantomex's life!

Jihad HC

by Igor Barenko
A Russian dictator tries to find the reincarnation of Genghis Khan to help him conquer the future world!

New This Week 1/30

(Let us know if you want any of these!)
Activity #11
Adventure Time #12
All New X-Men #3 2nd Ptg
All New X-Men #4 2nd Ptg
All Star Western #16
Amazing Spider-Man #698 3rd Ptg
Amazing Spider-Man #699.1 2nd Ptg
Angel & Faith #18
Aquaman #16
Archie Double Digest #237
Archie The Married Life Vol 3 SC
Arrow #3
Avengers #2 2nd Ptg
Avengers #4
Avengers Vs X-Men AVX Consequences SC
Avenging Spider-Man #15.1 2nd Ptg
Bad Medicine Vol 1 SC
Batman And Robin Annual #1
Batman Beyond Unlimited #12
Batman The Dark Knight #16
Batman The Dark Knight Golden Dawn SC
Batman Incorporated #7
Before Watchmen Dollar Bill #1
Before Watchmen Ozymandias #5 (OF 6)
Cape 1969 HC
Cave-In SC
Complete Crumb Comics Vol 3 Fritz Cat SC
Courtney Crumrin #9
Criminal Macabre Final Night 30 Days crossover #2
Crossed Badlands #22
Damsels #5
Daredevil #21 2nd Ptg
Dark Avengers #186
Dark Avengers End Is Beginning SC
Dark Shadows #13
Darkness #110
Deadpool #3 2nd Ptg
Dear Beloved Stranger SC
Deathmatch #2
Doctor Who Prisoners Of Time #1 (OF 12)
Dragon Age Vol 2 Those Who Speak HC
Emily & The Strangers #1 (OF 3)
Executive Assistant Iris Vol 3 #2
Extermination Vol 1 SC
Fantastic Four Reunited They Stand SC
Flash #16
Flash Gordon Zeitgeist #9
Freddie Stories HC
Fury Of Firestorm The Nuclear Men #16
Futurama Comics #65
Global Frequency SC
Glory #32
Green Hornet #33
Green Lantern Corps Annual #1 (RISE)
Hack Slash #23
Happy #3 (OF 4) 2nd Ptg
Hawkeye #5 2nd Ptg
Hawkeye #7
He Man And The Masters Of The Universe #6 (OF 6)
Hellboy In Hell #1 2nd Ptg
Hellraisers Graphic Biographies SC
I Vampire #16
Injustice Gods Among Us #1
Invincible #100 Chromium Ed
Invincible #100
Iron Man #1 2nd Ptg
Iron Man By Joe Quesada SC
Jihad HC
Joe Kubert Presents #4 (OF 6)
Journey Into Mystery #648
Justice League Vol 1 Origin SC
Justice League Vol 2 The Villains Journey HC
Justice League Dark #16
Limit Vol 3 SC
Lot 13 #4 (OF 5)
Macgyver Fugitive Gauntlet #4 (OF 5)
Mara #2 (OF 6)
Marbles: Mania Depression Michelangelo & Me Graphic Memoir SC
Mars Attacks Zombies Vs Robots (One Shot)
Marvel Previews February 2013
Masters Of The Universe Origin Of He Man #1
Nowhere Men #2 2nd Ptg
Nowhere Men #3
Orchid #12
Pantha #6
Planet Of The Apes Vol 4 SC
Previews #293 February 2013
Prince Valiant Vol 6 1947-1948 HC
Punisher Nightmare #5 (OF 5)
Punisher War Zone #4 (OF 5)
Red Lanterns #16 (RISE)
Savage Hawkman #16
Shadow #9
Silver Surfer By Stan Lee And Moebius #1
Simpsons Illustrated #5
Sixth Gun #28
Roger Langridge's Snarked Vol 3 SC
Spawn #227
Star Wars Agent Of The Empire Hard Targets #4 (OF 5)
Star Wars Omnibus Infinities SC
Superior Spider-Man #2
Superman #16
Superman Family Adventures #9
Talon #4
Teen Titans #16 (DOTF)
Thor God Of Thunder #3 2nd Ptg
Thunderbolts #1 2nd Ptg
Thunderbolts #2 2nd Ptg
Treasury Of Victorian Murder Compendium Vol 1 SC
Ultimate Comics Divided We Fall United We Stand HC
Unwritten #45
X-9 Secret Agent Corrigan Vol 5 HC
X-Men Blank Generation SC
X-Men Legacy #5
X-Men Mutant Massacre SC New Ptg
X-Treme X-Men #9
X-Women SC

Big Planet Comics Podcast #70
"We're Back!"
This week, Kevin, Nick, and Jared review a bunch of new comics! Download now or subscribe on iTunes!

The Answer #1 by Mike Norton, Dennis Hopeless
Dalen & Gole: Scandal in Port Angus SC by Mike Deas
The End Times of Bram and Ben #1 by James Asmus, Jim Festante, Rem Broo
New Avengers #1 and #2 by Jonathan Hickman, Steve Epting
Savage Wolverine #1 by Frank Cho
Star Wars #1 by Brian Wood, Carlos D'Anda
Sullivan's Sluggers HC by Mark Andrew Smith, James Stokoe
The Superior Spider-Man #1 by Dan Slott, Ryan Stegman
Threshold #1 by Keith Giffen, Tom Raney, Scott Kolins
Todd, the Ugliest Kid on Earth #1 by Ken Kristensen, M.K. Perker
Uncanny X-Force #1 by Sam Humphries, Ron Garney
Young Avengers #1 by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Mike Norton

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!
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New Next Week 2/6

(Let us know if you want any of these!)
7 Miles A Second HC
Adventure Time Fionna & Cake #2 (of 6)
Adventures Of Augusta Wind #4
All New X-Men #5 2nd Ptg
All New X-Men #7
Amazing Spider-Man #700 2nd Ptg
Animal Man #17 (ROT)
Avengers #5
Avengers Assemble Annual #1 Now
Avengers Once And Future Kang SC
Aya Love In Yop City SC
Batgirl Vol 1 The Darkest Reflection SC
Batgirl Vol 2 Knightfall Descends HC
Batwing #17
Blackacre #3
Bleach Vol 55 SC
Blue Bloods Vol 1 SC
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Willow Wonderland #4 
Caligula Heart Of Rome #3 (OF 6)
Captain America Death Of Captain America Ultimate Collection SC
Colder #4 (OF 5)
Dan The Unharmable #10
Daredevil End Of Days #5
Deadpool MAX Second Cut SC
Debris SC
Detective Comics #17 (DOTF)
Dia De Los Muertos #1 (OF 3)
Dial H #9
Django Unchained #1 (OF 6) 2nd Ptg
Doctor Who Omnibus Vol 1 SC
Doctor Who Vol 3 #5
Earth 2 #9
Epic Kill #8
Fairest #12
Fairy Quest #1 (OF 2)
Fashion Beast #6
Fearless Defenders #1 Now
Gantz Vol 26 SC
GiIJoe A Real American Hero #187
Great Pacific #4
Green Arrow #17
Guarding The Globe #6
Harbinger #0
Hawkeye #1 4th Ptg
Hawkeye #2 4th Ptg
Hawkeye #6 2nd Ptg
Hellboy In Hell #2 (2ND Ptg)
Hellboy In Hell #3
Hit-Girl #5 (OF 5)
Human Bomb #3 (OF 4)
Hypernaturals #8
I Love Trouble #3
Insurgent #2 (OF 6)
Iron Man #6
Jennifer Blood #22
Jugheads Double Digest #189
Kevin Keller #7
King Conan Phoenix On The Sword SC
Legend Of The Shadowclan #1 (OF 5)
Legends Of The Dark Knight #5
Looney Tunes #211
Marvels Iron Man 3 Prelude #2 (OF 2)
Monsters Inc Humanween Party #1
Mr Toast Comics #4 Ninja School
Mudman #6
Multiple Warheads Alphabet To Infinity #4 (OF 4)
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #3
Naruto 3-In-1 Edition Vol 4 SC
Naruto Vol 60 SC
Negima Vol 37 SC
New Avengers #3
New Crusaders Rise Of The Heroes #6
New Deadwardians SC
Ninjago Vol 6 SC
Perhapanauts Danger Down Under #4 (OF 4)
Phantom Stranger #5
Planet Of The Apes Cataclysm #6
Pokemon Adventures Platinum Vol 7 SC
Prophecy #7
Rachel Rising #14
Red She-Hulk #62
Garth Ennis Red Team #1
Repossessed #2 (OF 4)
Rex Mundi Omnibus Vol 2 SC
Road To Oz #5 (OF 6)
Dave Stevens Rocketeer Artist Edition New Ptg
Scarlet #6
Scooby Doo Where Are You #30
Secret Avengers #37
Shadowman #4
Sketch Monsters Vol 2 New Kid HC
Slam Dunk Vol 26 SC
Smallville Season 11 #10
Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #21
Snapshot #1 (OF 4)
Son Of Merlin #1
Sonic Super Special Magazine #6
Sonic The Hedgehog #245
Star Trek #17
Star Wars #1 (2nd Ptg)
Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier #1
Stormwatch #17
Super Dinosaur #17
Superior Spider-Man #1 2nd Ptg
Superior Spider-Man #3
Superman For Tomorrow SC
Superman The Man Of Steel Vol 7 SC
Swamp Thing #17 (ROT)
Tales Designed To Thrizzle Vol 2 HC
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #18
Think Tank #5
Thunderbolts #4
Tower Chronicles Vol 3 SC
Transformers More Than Meets Eye #13
Transformers Prime Rage Of The Dinobots #3 (OF 4)
Transformers Spotlight Megatron One Shot
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #20
Uncanny X-Men By Kieron Gillen Vol 3 AVX SC
Vampirella #26
Vampirella Strikes #2
Venom #31
Voltron #10
Wasteland #43
Weapons Of The Metabaron HC New Ptg
Winter Soldier #15
Wonder Woman Odyssey Vol 2 SC
Worlds Finest #9
X-Factor #251
X-Men Fall Of Mutants Vol 1 SC
Young Romance New 52 Valentines Day Special #1
Youngblood #76
Zed A Cosmic Tale SC
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Mar 27-30: Popular Culture Association meeting in DC

Popular Culture Association meeting is in DC on March 27-30 - this is an academic conference that has a section on comics. The schedule isn't online yet.

Feb 3: Clandestine Comics con in Laurel

Details are here for the Sunday February 3 Clandestine Comics con in Laurel -

The Post and The Examiner on Oscar's animated shorts

Cartoons, stop motion, puppetry will take viewers back in time
By Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post February 1, 2013
Oscar shorts offer up plenty of variety
Kelly Jane Torrance
Washington Examiner February 1 2013, p. 25.

The Express on Oscar's animated shorts

Quick Connections


[Washington Post] Express February 01, 2013, p. 25


These Will End in Tears


[Washington Post] Express January 31, 2013