Friday, August 09, 2013

'Canteen Kate' is coming!

Joe Procopio, publisher of the D.C.-area Lost Art Books, has a new project that should be available at the Small Press Expo in a few weeks. The Lost Art of Matt Baker: Canteen Kate will collect all episodes of this light-humor military comic. Below is the cover-in-progress to Vol. 1 and a sample of Procopio's work in getting pages ready for print. 

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Game On! Family Event Cancelled for this Saturday

ChildTime Magic
Saturday Family Event Cancelled

We have just found out that K. Michael Crawford is sick and will not be able to make it to our "Create a Super Hero" event this Saturday.  

We apologize for this and we will try to reschedule her event when she is feeling better!   
ChildTime Magic and Game On! Comics
ChildTime Magic | 310 Dominion RD NE | Vienna | VA | 22180

Nobleman interview with comics writer Alvin Schwartz

Alvin Schwartz previously unpublished interview, 6/6/06
Marc Tyler Nobleman
Noblemania blog (August 6-8)

Nobleman interview of Batman artist Lew Schwartz

Lew Sayre Schwartz previously unpublished interview, 6/2/06
Marc Tyler Nobleman
Noblemania blog August 5 2013

Dash Shaw, Frank Cammuso and Jay Lynch Featured Guests at SPX 2013

Frank Cammuso!  I don't have to wait until the Baltimore Comic Con to see him again! (oh wait, that's only a week later or so).  Anyway, I like Frank as a person, and I love his comics retelling Arthurian legend as middle school


Small Press Expo Announces Dash Shaw, Frank Cammuso and Jay Lynch as Featured Guests at SPX 2013

For Immediate Release              Contact: Warren Bernard



Bethesda, Maryland; August  8, 2013 – Small Press Expo is pleased to announce Dash Shaw, Frank Cammuso and Jay Lynch as featured guests to SPX 2013, to be held September 14 and 15. Dash, Frank and Jay will join previously announced guests Seth, Lisa Hanawalt, Gary Panter, Frank Santoro, Gene Yang, Congressman John Lewis, Rutu Modan, Michael Kupperman, Liza Donnelly and Liniers.

One of the great experimenters with the use of story, line and color in indie comics, Dash Shaw will be at SPX to sign his latest book from Fantagraphics, New School, as well as his latest comic, 3 New Stories. More information on Dash and his work can be found at and

Long time SPXer and creator behind the kid's series The Knights of the Lunch Table, Frank Cammuso, has collaborated with famed underground cartoonist and creator of Nard N' Pat Jay Lynch on the children's book Otto's Backwards Day. Their book is being published by children's book publisher Toon Books, which will make its first appearance in the SPX exhibitor room at this year's show. Both Frank and Jay will be in attendance to sign their latest work and more. More information on Toon Books and Otto's Backwards Day can be found at

About SPX

Small Press Expo (SPX) is the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comics, graphic novels, and alternative political cartoons. SPX is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit that brings together more than 500 artists and publishers to meet their readers, booksellers, and distributors each year. Graphic novels, mini comics, and alternative comics will all be on display and for sale by their authors and illustrators. A series of of panel discussions and interviews with this year's guests will be featured.

The Ignatz Award is a festival prize held every year at SPX, with the winners chosen by attendees at the show.

As in previous years, profits from the SPX will go to support the SPX Graphic Novel Gift Program, which funds graphic novel purchases for public and academic libraries, as well as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), which protects the First Amendment rights of comic book readers and professionals. For more information on the CBLDF, visit their website at
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The Express on the new Axe Cop cartoon

In the Toilet
by Rudi Greenberg
Express July 31, 2013
They also ran a story on 'The Awesomes' which isn't on their website...
Coyle, Jake / Associated Press.  2013.
A Superhero Sidetrack: Before Seth Myers heads to 'Late Night,' he's takingon an animated identity.
Express (August 1): 21

The ultimate fantasy coloring book

Back in 1972, Joel Pollack--who later founded Big Planet Comics of the greater Washington, D.C., area--co-published a rather interesting fazine with Bob Lewis. Colour Your Dreams, a 32-page fantasy coloring book, featured full-page art by--hold onto your hats--Jeff Jones, Berni Wrightson, Phil Trumbo, Henry Pitz, Howard Chaykin, Howard Pyle, Mike Nally, Frank E. Schoonover, Lawrence Kamp, John Linton, J. Allen St. John, Barry Smith, Robert Lewis, Dennis Fujitake, Yvon Sovereign, Michael W. Kaluta, Joel Pollack, Fred H. Ball, Arthur Rackham, Eric Friedrichs, Marc Cheshire, Dave Cockram, Walt Simonson, Norman Lindsay, Verlon Vrana, Maxfield Parrish, Roy G. Krenkel, John Lawson, Sherry Ives and Steve Hickman. Want a copy for your collection? A copy is on sale at eBay.


Comic Riffs on editorial cartoons about The Post's sale

BESOS FOR BEZOS? The nation's cartoonists take on The Washington Post sale.

NPR's Monkey See on Ryan North's Hamlet

Don't Like Hamlet? Now's Your Chance To Rewrite It
by Matthew Weddig
National Public Radio's Monkey See blog August 07, 2013
To Be or Not to Be

Paperback, 768 pages, Breadpig, List Price: $28.95 | purchase


The Post on Robert Williams and Gahan Wilson documentaries

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post (August 2 2013)
KICKSTARTER OF THE WEEK: Gahan Wilson documentary aims for a shot at the Oscar
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog (August 8 2013):

Western cartoonist Stan Lynde's obituary in today's Post

A longer Associated Press article ran on their website yesterday.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

That darn Toles (continued)

Letter to the Editor: Brave battle, poor choice in cartoon [in print as 'Brave battle out front; poor choice in back']
Michael C. Neff, Alexandria
Washington Post August 3 2013

District Comics reviewed

District Comics — Recommended
 by Johanna Draper Carlson
Comics Worth Reading August 6, 2013

The Origin of the D.C. Conspiracy

I had an opportunity in the new issue of the comics magazine Off Registration to give a brief history of the D.C. Conspiracy, its projects and where it's headed. (The issue also had a few comics pages by D.C. Conspiracy member Mal Jones.) It's a free download.

Monday, August 05, 2013

Jack Ohman blogs on the sale of The Post

The Washington Post, American democracy, and corduroy blazers...
By Jack Ohman
Sacramento Bee Aug. 5, 2013

Ryan Holmberg on an Indian comics lending library

Leaping Windows Comics Cafe: The Indo-Manga Connection II
BY Ryan Holmberg Aug 5, 2013

Ben Claassen's Dirtfarm has a Facebook page

And here it is -

International Ink: Tommysaurus Rex

Doug Tennapels' newly-expanded and colored graphic novel Tommysaurus Rex (Scholastic) is, as you might expect from the title, an odd animal. First published in 2004, this story of a boy and his dinosaur is aimed at children, but is really all-ages.

Ely's dog Tommy (and best friend of course) is killed by page 10 setting a rather dour tone for a book's beginning. His parents dispatch Ely to his grandfather's farm for the summer in hopes that he'll get over the death. When he arrives, his grandfather has a toy Tyrannosaurus Rex as well as a lot of farm chores for him. At the end of his first day, Ely is confronted by Randy, a local bully, who chases him into a cave and smears 'dog poop' on him. That night his grandfather hears about it, and while the two are talking about the morality of trying to make someone at poop, Grandpa's leg cramps. "It's just my trick ankle. It fires up everytime something good is about to happen. That or it's gout."

Guess which it is? That night, Ely hears a roaring through his open window and follows the sound back to the cave. Tennapel's tale takes a hard turn towards fantasy by having a small tyrannosaur hatching in the cave. It imprints on Ely, and the next morning Grandpa becomes the first person to ever say, "A dinosaur is eating my cow." Damage around town soon follows, but Grandpa and Ely convince the mayor that they can train the dinosaur and it will become a tourist attraction. As he trains it, Ely eventually comes to believe the dinosaur is Tommy reincarnated. The story meanders along through the dinosaur's training, a guest appearance by animator Ray Harryhausen, a kitty rescue, and further trouble with Randy until it reaches an unlikely, but emotional climax.

(an uncorrected proof was provided by the publisher for this review)

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Chicago Reader on 'March'


John Lewis's long march: With the help of illustrator Nate Powell, a civil rights legend's memoirs become a striking graphic novel.

By Dominic Umile

August 4 2013

'Hot Stuff' in Cookeville, TN

Harvey Comics' Hot Stuff apparently recommends tattoos even though he's still wearing a diaper.

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Friday, August 02, 2013

Monkey See blog not on Turbo

In Which We Consider 'Turbo,' But Do Not Quite Write A Review Of It
Trey Graham
July 19, 2013

Catching up with Truitt again

Everyday physics goes kablooey in 'Collider' series; Wormholes, bubbleverses and quantum entanglement are all fair game in Simon Oliver's science-centric Vertigo Comics series.

Brian Truitt, USA TODAY July 29, 2013


Kyle Higgins taps into cartoon love for 'Batman Beyond'; After growing up with the futuristic animated series, writer adds to it with new digital comic.

Brian Truitt, USA TODAY  August 2, 2013


Stan Lee voices 'Ultimate Spider-Man' janitor with gusto; The Marvel Comics icon guest-stars in an episode Sunday of the Disney XD animated series.

Brian Truitt, USA TODAY August 2, 2013


Galactus is on a mission to devour in Marvel's 'Hunger'; The comic-book world-eater wants to put the whole Ultimate Universe on his plate in new miniseries.

Brian Truitt, USA TODAY  August 1, 2013


Adrienne Barbeau recalls 'Swamp Thing' as 'charming'; In a new interview for a Blu-ray release, actress thought the movie could be another 'Star Wars'

Brian Truitt, USA TODAY August 2, 2013


Sunday Geekersation: Grant Morrison switches superheroes; The iconic comic-book scribe says goodbye to Batman and hello to Wonder Woman.

Brian Truitt, USA TODAY July 28, 2013


'2 Guns' creator unloads '3 Guns' comic-book sequel; '3 Guns' continues the adventures of two undercover agents forced to work together.

Brian Truitt, USA TODAY July 30, 2013

The Post on 2 Guns and 1st Zits

'2 Guns' movie review
By Ann Hornaday,
Washington Post August 2 2013

THE FIRST 'ZITS' NOVEL: Creators aim to draw reluctant young readers into the power of artful story
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog August 2 2013

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Dash Shaw: comics and animation, Aug. 8

Dash Shaw returns to his hometown of Richmond, Va., to share stories about his recent comics-based work, New School and 3 New Stories (both from Fantagraphics), and some new animation projects. He’ll be at Velocity Comics on Aug. 8 starting at 7 p.m.

Aug 24-25: International Cosplay Day includes DC


CONTACT: Jennifer Alice,, 847-732-0793

This 24th-25th of August 2013 will be a day like no other. You will wake up. You will put on cosplay (you will hopefully shower before hand). And you will live without regulations. It WILL be bold. It WILL be daring. But know that out there in the world, others will be joining you on this epic endeavor. Welcome to International Cosplay Day founded by Cosplayer Jennifer Alice International Cosplay Day is a celebration for Cosplayers with meet-ups held in Florida, Washington, DC, Japan and other locations around the world.

For those who are unfamiliar Cosplay is a Japanese term meaning Costume play as coined by Nov Takahashi head of the Japanese Studio, Studio Hard. This is when fans ofJapanese animation and comics dress up as their favorite characters by making their own costumes.

International Cosplay Day is sponsored by DC Anime Club a non for profit youth base organization in Washington, DC whose purpose is to educate people in Washington, DC about East Asian culture through Japanese Animation (anime) and comics (manga). International Cosplay Facebook group page is a good place to meet people from your area and start brainstorming. If you wish to have an International Cosplay Day event in your area please contact International Cosplay Day Founder/Admin Jennifer Alice with your event.

International Cosplay Day will take place at the following locations:

Woodly Park Zoo 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 

Houston, Texas 

São Paulo, Brazil


New Jersey 

Manila, Philippines

Brisbane, Australia

Norman Landscape Central Park New York, New York. 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Chicago, Illionois 

Nashville, Tennessee 

Greenville, South Carolina 

Bristol, Wisconsin

Downers Grove, Illinois

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

For more information about International Cosplay Day please visit the InternationalCosplay Day on the following sites:

Facebook Group page

Facebook Fan page




Also follow International Cosplay Day's Sponsor DC Anime Club at the following websites

Main site

Facebook fanpage

Facebook group page (Members only)

You Tube



America's Greatest Otaku Chris Wanamaker


About International Cosplay Day:

International Cosplay Day was founded by Cosplayer Jennifer Alice in Celebration for Cosplayers with meet-ups held in Florida, Washington, DC, Japan and other locations around the world. Sponsored by non for profit youth base organization DC Anime Club. interviews Sakey on Brilliance

Meyer, Petra.  2013.

What If The X-Men Were Real? Q&A With Marcus Sakey, Author Of 'Brilliance'. (July 27):

Andrew Aydin on Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story

The comic book that changed the world
Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story's vital role in the Civil Rights Movement
by Andrew Aydin
Creative Loafing Atlanta August 1 2013

Another 'March' video

CBR TV: Congressman Lewis, Andrew Aydin Revisit the Civil Rights Movement in "March"
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher
Comic Book Resources July 31 2013

Baltimore Comic-Con Welcomes Back Neal and Josh Adams

Baltimore Comic-Con 2012 logo
Baltimore Comic-Con Welcomes Back Neal and Josh Adams


BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - July 31, 2013 - The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce the return of Neal and Josh Adams as guests for this year's show, taking place September 7-8, 2013 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Neal and Josh join the growing line-up of talent attending the 14th annual show.


Neal Adams Hunger Silver Age artist and creator-rights advocate, Neil Adams' work on such DC Comics characters as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, and Green Arrow throughout the '60s and '70s redefined an era of comics, and brought a photo-realistic feel to the pages of their respective books. His eye for detail and definition elevated the art form to levels that had previously been seen only in fantasy illustration.


In the late-'60s, while freelancing for DC Comics, Adams also began working at Marvel Comics on X-Men with Roy Thomas. He continued to work for DC and Marvel throughout the late-'60s and '70s, working on the titles The Avengers, Detective Comics, and Green Lantern/Green Arrow.


In addition, Adams crusaded for years to secure pensions and recognition for Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman and, in 1978, he helped form the Comics Creators Guide. He was inducted into the Eisner Awards' Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1998, and the Harvey Awards' Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1999. Most recently, he finished working on the covers for Marvel Comics' First X-Men.


Josh Adams Doctor Josh Adams, the artist for IDW's Doctor Who series, has achieved notoriety on the Internet for his exquisitely designed Sherlock Holmes illustrations. He has worked throughout the industry for companies such as DC Comics (House of Mystery, JSA, Batman Odyssey) and Marvel Comics (Astonishing X-Men Motion Comic), as well as on Syfy shows like Eureka, Battlestar Galactica, Warehouse 13, and Alphas.


"I love Baltimore because they know that the best crabs come from the Bay and the best comics are found at the Baltimore Comic-Con," said Josh of the Baltimore Comic-Con and the city that hosts it.

In addition, Josh launched a new webcomic series in mid-July, called In the Garden of Steven ( Produced by Blind Ferret Entertainment, the comic is written and drawn by Adams, with colors by Luis Delgado and letters by Brandon DeStefano, and follows the (mis)adventures of Steve Morrison after he mysteriously wakes up in the Garden of Eden. The comic posts new strips on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.


"We couldn't be happier to have Neal and Josh returning to the show this year," said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. "The Adams' are among the few dynasties in comics, along with the Kuberts and Romitas, and we are honored to host both of them again here in Baltimore!"


The Adamses join our previously announced guests, including: Guest of Honor Stan Lee (Marvel comics), Brian Bolland (Dial H); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Jimmy Cheung (Avengers vs. X-Men); Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine); Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre); J.M. DeMatteis (Phantom Stranger); David Finch (Justice League of America); Dave Gibbons (The Secret Service); Keith Giffen (Masters of the Universe); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Barry Kitson (Empire); Roger Langridge (Popeye); Paul Levitz (World's Finest); Kevin Maguire (World's Finest); Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie); Mike Mignola (Hellboy In Hell); Jimmy Palmiotti (Batwing); George Perez (World's Finest); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Joe Prado (Earth 2); Ivan Reis (Aquaman); Chris Samnee (Daredevil); Louise Simonson (X-Factor); Walt Simonson (The Mighty Thor); Kevin Smith (Batman: The Widening Gyre); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Mark Waid (Indestructible Hulk), and Bill Willingham (Fables). 


In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.


Contact Information

Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con: - for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution - for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications - for inquiries about submitted registrations - for the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet - for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries


About The Baltimore Comic-Con

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 14th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit

About The Harvey Awards

The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry's oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 25 years, the last 7 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit


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