Monday, July 22, 2013

SPX exhibitor list online

The Small Press Expo exhibitor list is online now.

Aug 12: AFI/Silver -- Peter Beagle and the Last Unicorn cartoon


In person: author Peter S. Beagle at the August 12 show!

Based on Peter S. Beagle's beloved book, this sophisticated fairy tale was produced by animation innovators Rankin Bass (RUDOLPH, THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, 1977's THE HOBBIT). Fearing she's the last of her kind, unicorn Amalthea (voiced by Mia Farrow) travels to the realm of King Haggard (Christopher Lee) in hopes of finding her lost brethren. But after being transformed into a beautiful young woman by her friend, the bumbling wizard Schmendrick (Alan Arkin), Amalthea catches the eye of the king's son, Prince Lir (Jeff Bridges). Music by soft rock greats America!

DIR/PROD Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.; SCR Peter S. Beagle, from his novel. US/UK/Japan/Germany, 1982, color, 92 min, 35mm. RATED G


Mon, Aug 12, 7:15; Sat, Aug 17, 11:05 a.m.

Screenprinted poster show opening July 26

Civilian Art Projects is holding an opening on July 26 from 7-9 pm for Permanent Summer, an exhibition of screenprinted poster art. It features local artists, such as Anthony Dihle of Fire Studio and Jeffrey Everett of El Hefe Design, as well as folks well-known in comics circles, such as Brian Chippendale. (Dihle has told us his exhibited work will include the silkscreen cover to Magic Bullet #5, a free D.C.-area comics newspaper published by the D.C. Conspiracy.)

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Librari-Con July 27

The D.C. Public Library is hosting Libari-Con on July 27 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Pentworth Neighborhood Library. It will feature discussions about comics, manga and other sic-fi fantasy type subjects. D.C. Conspiracy members Troy-Jeffrey Allen, Teresa Logan, R.M. Rhodes and Evan Keeling will be talking about comic writing and creating from 11 am to 1 pm.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Comic Riffs at Comic-Con continued

COMIC-CON EISNER AWARDS 2013: 'Building Stories,' 'Saga' lead the honorees
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog July 20 2013

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: Passion for comics fuels 'Stripped' docu as 'love letter to the art form'
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog July 20 2013

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: Artist Tom Richmond on the power of the MAD parody
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog July 20 2013

cARToons exhibit opens in Politics and Prose

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The exhibit at Modern Times Coffeehouse in Politics and Prose bookstore, curated by Theresa Roberts Logan, opened tonight with many of the contributors attending. Here's some photographs, although I eventually gave up taking them when professional Joe Carabeo arrived.

101_5959 cARToons exhibit

Cavna and Weldon on Comic-Con continued

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: Cats vs. dogs? Best-selling humorist Francesco Marciuliano's jests poetic
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog July 19 2013

A Comic-Con Diary, Day One: Faces In The Crowd And A Book In The Middle
by Glen Weldon
National Public Radio's Monkey See blog July 19, 2013

Editor Sparks wins humanitarian award for Team Cul de Sac

COMIC-CON EISNER AWARDS: Chris Sparks wins Humanitarian Award for Team Cul de Sac project to fight Parkinson's
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog July 20 2013

Read R.C. Harvey's comics newsletter for free in July

Dear Rabbit Habiteers,

Once more down the rabbit hole to continue our Annual Open Access Month: for all the month of July (starting with Opus 312 even though it's dated June 26), the online magazine Rants & Raves, as well as archived R&R and the entire Hindsight archive—thirteen years of history, lore, reviews and commentary—is open to non-$ubscribers in the hope that they will be so thrilled with what they find that they'll $ubscribe. Join the deliriou$ly happy throng.

Our current posting focuses on editorial cartooning—the annual editorial cartoonists' convention, Pat Oliphant, codes of ethics, plagiarism, no cartoons for NSA or Zimmerman, and Chuck Asay's retirement, plus Uslan's Shadow and Green Hornet and a comic strip word game. And more. Beam up by clicking below.

Stay tooned,
R.C. Harvey
For comics news and reviews, profusely dosed with cartooning history and lore, beam up to, where our online magazine, Rants & Raves, is posted fortnightly or thereabouts.

cARToons opening reception on July 20

The cARToons exhibit has its opening reception Saturday night from 7-9 pm at the Modern Times Coffeehouse at Politics & Prose.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Comic Riffs talks to Paige Braddock at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: Paige Braddock on the power of 'Peanuts' —
and LGBTQ storytelling in 2013
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog July 19 2013

Strips in the Post

A few notes about the Post's comic strips...
This week, Patrick McDonnell in Mutts has been drawing Marvel Comics characters being hit by nuts.
Zits breaks the fourth wall today by having the dad from Baby Blues appear. Both strips are written by Jerry Scott.
And has anyone else noticed the massive amounts of reprints that have been running this year in Get Fuzzy? This week has been from 2011, but reruns have been a constant this year.

Cover of Gordon Harris' upcoming comic

Gordon Harris has a new comic, The Secret Origin of the Dust Elves, coming out soon, and he'd like your help in selecting the cover design. Cast your vote.

Cavna and Weldon on Comic-Con

A Comic-Con Diary, Day Zero, Part II: A Man Waits For A Batmobile On Preview Night

by Glen Weldon

July 18, 2013


SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: As SDCC rookie, how 'Big Nate' creator Lincoln Peirce is bracing for his 'first day of school'

By Michael Cavna

Washington Post Comic Riffs blog July 19 2013


SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: Tonight's Eisner Award nominee Jerry Scott, on why 'inspiration' is irrelevant

 By Michael Cavna

Washington Post Comic Riffs blog July 19 2013

The Post on Red 2

 The first of these movies was based on Warren Ellis and Culley Hammer's graphic novel. I don't imagine they have anything to do with this sequel.
It's a sequel, not an equal ['Red 2' movie review]
By Stephanie Merry,
Washington Post July 19 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

July 20: 1st Ever Third Eye Throwdown Tent Sale!



10AM-9PM (Early Bird Pass Holders)

*Annapolis Location Only*


Hello Third Eye Faithful! 

We've got a very special event going down this Saturday... it's unlike anything else we've ever done before, and we're hoping you'll come by and see us for what is sure to be an epic Third Eye First! 

We're hosting the first ever Third Eye Throwdown Tent Sale! If this goes off without a hitch, we're going to hopefully make it an annual thing, to coincide with San Diego Comic-Con. 

Why? 'Cause, let's face it: we gotta bring some of that comic love to all of those who happen to be #notatcomiccon during the big show out in San Diego, and what better way to do it than to load up a GIANT tent full of goodies from the Third Eye Warehouse?

So, here's what we're doing -- all day Saturday, rain or shine, we're going to have a giant party tent set up in the rear lot of the store -- it's large enough to fit almost 200 peeps at one time, and it will have over a dozen tables lined up with:

  • 90 Long Boxes of BACK ISSUE Comics... at just $1.00 each! 
  • Fill A Short Box of BACK ISSUES from the bins for $50.00!
  • Hundreds of graphic novels at 20%, 50%, and 60% OFF 
  • A bunch of great toys and statues at 50% & 60% OFF
  • Third Eye Lucky Bags -- sealed, mystery bags with 20 comics for $5.00; these are COMPLETELY random, so you don't know what you're getting. ONE Lucky bag will have a $50 gift card in it. Limit of 5 Lucky Bags Per Person. We only have a limited number of these available, so once they're gone, they're gone!
  • Comic Value Sets -- We've bundled select complete story arcs together for just $9.99 a piece! Get a full story for only $10!
  • Third Eye CLASSIC Packs -- We've bundled classic comic storylines into special value-packs at some super low prices. Want the full run of the now-classic CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS? We've got it. The original X-CUTIONER'S SONG arc? Yup. 
  • The $3.00 Poster Bin -- we've got a ton of awesome posters.. and they're only $3.00!
  • The $5.00 T-Shirt Bin -- What'd we do with all the cool shirts we can't fit in our massive t-shirt wall? Well, we put 'em in the $5.00 T-Shirt bin!
If it's in the tent -- it's on sale! 
Click here to RSVP on FACEBOOK.

Now, with something this awesome and new, we've had a lot of questions, so here's a quick FAQ. 


Will The Store Be Open During The Sale?

Yes -- we will have staff inside the shop and inside the tent to help you out. 


Where Do I Pay?

ALL tent sale items must be purchased in the tent, all items from inside the store must be purchased inside. 


Will You Take Credit Cards In The Tent?

Yes, we will have two mobile credit card readers set up, as well as a cash register for cash transactions.


Where Do I Get My Third Eye Points for Tent Purchases?

Just bring your receipt in from the tent, and show it to us at the counter, and we'll get your points for you. If you're in a hurry, you can bring your receipt in on your next visit to Third Eye and we'll get you then.

Are Regular Items In The Store On Sale? 
No. Only items that are in the tent are on sale.
Can I Use My Third Eye Card Discount on Tent Sale Items?
No, the Third Eye Card discount does not stack with sale discounts. However, you can use your Third Eye discount on any items inside (as those are not on sale.)
Is It Rain or Shine?
Yes. The forecast looks good, but this is a real deal event tent that has sealed sides all around it; and it's built to keep the water out. 


Is This Item In The Tent?
Honestly, we do not know. These are often items we've gotten from various stores and convention dealers over the years. We've got boxes in here that we've never even touched; so there could be some real gems, but it's hard for us to know for sure. Sorry about this! 
I Have An Early Bird Pass, What Time Do I Get In?

If you participated in the promotion we ran for early bird passes a couple of weeks ago, then you will get in at 10AM instead of 11AM

We've got tons of parking all around the store. Our only recommendation / suggestion is please don't park directly in front of the other businesses in our plaza, so we don't get yelled at. :) Your best bet for parking is the entire rear of the store has a huge parking lot, as well as the sides. If you are going to be at the event for longer than a few hours (i.e Cosplaying and hanging out), then please, please park at the Kohl's / Shopper's Food Warehouse lot.
Extra Parking?
I doubt the parking lot will fill up, but if it does, Kohl's has a HUGE lot, and it's only a short walk to our store from there (less than a 5-min walk)
There's tons of public restrooms within walking / driving distance of the store, including Dunkin Donuts on West St (walking distance)., McDonalds & Wendys on West St., and more. It's always good etiquette to make a small purchase when using someone's restroom. :) 
How Early Should I Line Up?
This is totally up to you. It won't be as crazy as FCBD 2013, but it will be very busy, and if you want to get to the sweet stuff in the tent, we'd recommend lining up as early as you like. Heck, camp out if you want -- that's always fun, and we may even have a surprise or two for you. :)


Get A Special Pre-Order Tag For the Upcoming 2014 Third Eye Con T-Shirt! 
Get Your's In Time for Baltimore Comic-Con!

So... we've got something VERY cool we're planning to have ready in time for Baltimore Comic-Con. 

It's the new Third Eye Shirt Design! This is a full color design, and will be a BIG print... which means we're only going to be able to print a limited run of these.

We know how fast some of these go, and the artist we've recruited to do the design... well.. this shirt will be HOT, and we're expecting it to go fast.

So, we've got 200 Pre-Order Slips printed up and ready to give out to you guys at the event. We'll be giving them to the first 200 folks who make a purchase in the store or in the tent. 

This will help you guarantee a reserve on the size of the shirt you want. You don't have to place the pre-order until 8/6, but hang onto your slip, because the slip is required to secure the size and style (men or women's cut) that you want.

We will be unveiling the design for the shirt late July / early August.

And if you don't get a pre-order slip, don't worry: we will have extra shirts available, we just know that sometimes certain sizes fly out fast, so we want to make sure you secure the one you want! :)

And, trust us: we're stoked for how this one is going to look -- you'll definitely want to be rocking at Baltimore Comic-Con.
Win FREE Tickets to the SHINDIG Music Festival in Baltimore, MD from Our Special Guests 24/7 Promotions
In addition to all the other awesome stuff we'll have going on, our friends from 24/7 Entertainment will be popping up their own tent where you can play Plinko to win tickets to THE SHINDIG music festival in Baltimore, MD.

With a line-up so good, we couldn't help but endorse these guys, the Shindig is going to be awesome, and we're stoked to give you guys the opportunity to score some free tickets to see Third Eye faves like Joan Jett, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Clutch, the Hold Steady, and more!

Third Eye Comics | 2027A WEST ST | Annapolis | MD | 21401

Comic Riffs on Comic-Con again

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: How-to-Con tips? Cartoon Art Museum's Andrew Farago curates a good experience
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog July 18 2013

'Asterios Polyp.' Discuss.

Fantom Comics is hosting a comic book club meeting July 30 at 6 p.m. at the Chinatown Coffee Co. to talk about Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli

Siegel & Shuster in 'New Yorker'

I spotted this article on Siegel and Shuster and DC Comics in the June 24 New Yorker. Nothing particularly new in it, but the ending was a bit odd, as if corporates made good on what was owed to the duo that created Superman.

Weldon goes to Comic-Con

A Comic-Con Diary, Day Zero: A Nervous Man Ponders A Bag Of Sharp Objects

July 17, 2013