Wednesday, October 23, 2013

2 more positive articles on Rep. Lewis' 'March'



March: Book One

REVIEWED BY Robert Kirby Oct 23, 2013


BEST BOOKS OF 2013: How artist Nate Powell helps tell John Lewis's compelling civil-rights story, 'March'

By Michael Cavna

Washington Post Comic Riffs Blog October 21 2013

Fredericksburg gets Clay Jones back

Clay Jones to return to Freelance-Star

October 23, 2013

Corrected - the town is Fredericksburg (which I got wrong) and the paper is the Free Lance-Star (which Alan got wrong).

Rebecca Sugar interview

SW #23.4 – NYCC '13 Interview With Rebecca Sugar & Ian Jones-Quartey

According to Joel Pollack, Rebecca was a customer at Big Planet Comics Bethesda, but he never mentions these things until someone's moved....

Ryan Holmberg interviews Indian cartoonist Ghosh

Inverted Calm: An Interview with Vishwajyoti Ghosh

BY Ryan Holmberg Oct 23, 2013

Oct 24: Comics Journalism class

Comics Journalism

date Thursday, 24 October 2013 time 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

👤 Josh Kramer 🏢 Washington Post

 Registration is open

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Are you a news junkie with a taste for graphic novels? Or maybe you're a comics fan who also geeks out over The New Yorker and "This American Life." At the intersection of art and nonfiction, comics journalism radically combines real stories about real people with imaginative, drawn storytelling. 

We'll tear through a brief lecture and conversation about contemporary comics journalism and then go straight into a workshop in which you'll learn the building blocks of a comics story and how to apply journalism tools and ethics. Some reporting experience is useful, but not necessary. If you choose, you may bring a short piece of journalism — ideally a simple narrative — and we'll thumbnail some of it into the beginnings of a comic. 


Washington Post
1150 15th St. NW 
WashingtonDC 20071 
Neighborhood: McPherson Square 
Between L and M streets NW

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Walking Dead wire story in today's Express

TV's 'The Walking Dead' inspires Atlanta's newest convention, a
podcast and a one-man show

By Jeff Martin/ Associated Press,

October 20 2013

Lou Scheimer's obituary in The Post

Art show by Britt Conley

Britt's a friend of mine, and a friend of cartoonists in general.
Conceptual Structuralism: Considerations with Graphite
November 9 - December 1, 2013

Free Reception:  Saturday, November, 9, 2013.  6 - 9pm
Workhouse Arts Center, Building W-6 Gallery
9601 Ox Road, Lorton, Virginia  22079
Gallery hours: Wed – Sat 11am – 6pm and Sun 12 – 5pm

To me, art is a means of communication that goes far beyond subject matter alone. Although direct reference can be used to motivate the mind or evoke a reaction, visuals can be configured to move a person and trigger aesthetic responses on much broader and hopefully, deeper, levels. These abstract drawings are from a nearly daily drawing journey from which I have been exploring conceptual structuralism.

I find graphite to be both an incredibly versatile and neutral medium which allows for expressive explorations into the potential of line as well as subtle "breathable spaces."   For these graphite works line is a character supporting a conversation among spatial areas.  Each of the images constitutes an evolving journal of ideas, considerations and concepts, which have in turn, helped shape the blueprints of my larger works.

Theoverture: Britt Conley, The Overture, 2012, Graphite, 8" x 11" 

Whatnot: Britt Conley, What Not, 2011, Graphite, 6 1/2" x 7 1/2"

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For more information, contact:                                                                                  
Britt Conley, Studio Artist at the Workhouse Arts Center                    
703 981-5442

Dec. 16: Kennedy Scholarship deadline

Applications for the 2014 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship are due Dec. 16. Applicants must be college juniors or seniors and do not have to be art majors to be eligible for the scholarship. The winner is selected by the National Cartoonists Society Foundation. (As an aside, the scholarship winners since 2010 have been female cartoonists.)

2013 SPX video interviews

A new batch of 2013 Small Press Expo video interviews with creators at the show. This is a great annual tradition started by local comics/zinefest/videocast creators Joe Mochove and Rusty Rowley. Below is one of the videos that includes part of the SPX crew, including Warren Bernard, Sam Marx and MDT.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Brian Biggs' brand new book Everything Goes: By Sea

Launched today at Hooray for books in Alexandria VA. Tomorrow Biggs will be at Politics and Prose at 10 AM.

Lion King theater article in today's Express

Billion-Dollar Mane Attraction: 16 years later, 'The Lion King' musical is still smashing records.
Mark Kennedy / Associated Press
Express October 21 2013, p. 29

1st show to make a billion dollars, 4th longest running show (within a month).

Swann Foundation accepting fellowship applications

The Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon, administered by the Library of Congress is accepting applications for its graduate fellowship, one of the few in the field, for the 2014-2015 academic year. Deadline for receipt of applications is February 14, 2014. Please email or call (202) 707-9115 if you have questions. For criteria, guidelines, and application forms, please see:

NPR interviews Scott 'Dilbert' Adams

Scott Adams Explains 'How To Fail At Almost Everything' (Except Dilbert)
Morning Edition October 21, 2013

TALKIN' 'BOUT TOONS Panel Discussion | Monday, 21 October 2013

TALKIN' 'BOUT TOONS Panel Discussion | Monday, 21 October 2013



DATE:                    Monday, October 21
TIME:                    7:30 - 9 p.m.

LOCATION:         Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, Va, Tyler Building | AA-270

Join us for an informative panel discussion moderated by NOVA's Rachel Martin and Chris Choi with the following cartoon artists:

Marty Bauman

Artist at Pixar Animation Studios, and illustrator for Disney on such films as Toy Story 3 and Cars 2.

Steve Conley

Award-winning cartoonist, designer and co-creator of His comics work includes Star Trek: Year Four, Michael Chabon's Escapist and his own self-published Astounding Space Thrills.

Kevin Rechin
Editorial cartoonist for USA Today, National Geographic, and the Wall Street Journal among others.

Matt Wuerker
POLITICO's editorial cartoonist and the winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning.

Tyler Gallery, Room AT-270
Current Exhibit: Five Fantastic Cartoon Artists: A Look at Art, Process, Story, and Design

For more information, contact Lisa Hill or Britt Conley

Friday, October 18, 2013

Oct. 20: 5 Centimeters Per Second anime at Freer Gallery

Date Sunday, October 20, 2013, 2 pm
Categories Films
Venue Freer Gallery
Event Location Meyer Auditorium
Cost Free; walk-in.

Book club screening! Read the manga version (available in English) and then join Adriel Luis, curator of digital and emerging media for the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, for an informal discussion in the Freer conference room after the screening.

Watch the trailer

Manga comics and anime movies both belong to a long, rich tradition of Japanese narrative visual art. Both versions of 5 Centimeters Per Secondillustrate how sophisticated these art forms can be. The title of Makoto Shinkai's wistful coming-of-age film, which he adapted from his own manga comic book, describes the velocity at which cherry blossom petals fall. This metaphor for the impermanence of human relationships is the theme of the film's three connected stories. Each takes place at a different point in the lives of the three main characters, from puppy love thwarted by a family move, to an unrequited teenage crush, to melancholy reminiscences in adulthood. "[A] sensitive and achingly beautiful tale of youthful love, loss and longing" (Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times). (Dir.: Makoto Shinkai, Japan, 2007, 62 min., DVD)

DVD courtesy of Crunchyroll.

NPR on Afterlife with Archie; local variant editions to collect

And remember that Big Planet Comics and Game On! Comics both got special variant editions that you can buy at their stores.

by Jody Arlington
October 18, 2013

Oct 21-22: Brian Biggs booksignings

Cartoonist turned children's book illustrator Brian Biggs will be at Hooray for Kids in Alexandria on Monday afternoon Oct 21 at 4 pm, and at Politics and Prose on Tuesday Oct 22 at 10:30 am. Here's the trailer he's made for his new book, Everything Goes: By Sea. I'm sure he'd be glad to sign your copy of Dear Julia too.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Bleeding Cool has a Washington, DC correspondent, who interviews Nobrow founder

"We Want To Print Books That Deserve To Be Printed" – The Bleeding Cool Interview With Nobrow Co-Founder Alex Spiro
October 15, 2013

David Dissanayake, our Washington DC Correspondent, interviews Nobrow co-founder Alex Spiro shortly after their New York office opening.