Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Sutliff working on caricatures

Local cartoonist Joe Sutliff was busy on caricatures this Sunday at the Israel Street Festival at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia in Fairfax. Joe says he was cranking a drawing every three to fives minutes for five hours.

Photo courtesy of Joe Sutliff

Signed copies of Cul de Sac book available

For Lovers of Richard Thompson's Cul de Sac...
, creator of "Cul de Sac," winner of the 2011 Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year and all-around great guy, has graciously offered to sign copies of the Complete Cul de Sac, a beautiful boxed set, when you place your order through OMP. Because cartoonists, like banjo players, are lovable but unpredictable, we can't guarantee a delivery time. We thank you in advance for your support, and your patience.
 Click here to order or call us at 703-300-9746.

One More Page Books 2200 N. Westmoreland Street, #101
Arlington, VA 22213
703-300-9746    Visit our website
Mon-Sat: 10 am - 8 pm; Sun: noon to 5 pm

The Post reviews French graphic novel ‘Weapons of Mass Diplomacy’

Today: Roberts, Jordan signing at Beyond Comics

Local comic booker Rafer Robert and writer Justin Jordan are signing today at Beyond Comics in Frederick, Md. The "X-O Manowar" #25 from Valiant Comics is a variant cover only available at Beyond Comics.

Photo: Beyond Comics

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A tip of the hat to Cul de Sac in Edison Lee

John Hambrock snuck a tribute into Richard Thompson into his Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee comic today.

Ignatz Award submissions due to SPX

This reminder is to let you know that submissions for the SPX 2014 Ignatz Awards need to be in the mail and postmarked by Saturday May 31, 2014 in order to be considered by this years panel of judges.

Please send all submissions to:

SPX Ignatz Awards
c/o Big Planet Comics
4849 Cordell Ave.
Bethesda, Maryland

Ignatz Award categories and guidelines for submission can be found here.

Of course, any questions, -

Rafer Roberts interviewed for Valiant work

May 28: Animezing: 5 Centimeters Per Second

Animezing Series
Presented by the Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan
5 Centimeters Per Second
Wednesday, May 28, 6:30 p.m.
Our Location:
JICC, Embassy of Japan
1150 18th St, NW
Suite 100
Washington, DC 20036

Driving directions

© Makoto Shinkai / CoMix Wave Films. All Rights Reserved | Japanese with English subtitles | Not Rated  63 mins | Directed by Makoto Shinkai  

Takaki Tono and Akari Shinohara shared a unique bond as elementary school students. They were separated upon graduation, however, and the passage of time continued heedless of their feelings for one another. On one snowy day, Takaki will finally reunite with Akari for the first time in a year...

A story told in three parts - "Oukasho," "Cosmonaut," and "5 Centimeters Per Second" - illustrate the budding love between two children, a high school girl in love with Takaki, and the wanderings of these individuals' souls. Weaved into a single work with poetic visuals, 5 Centimeters Per Second is a tale of emotional distance set in the "here and now" of Japan.

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This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.

Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please contact us at in the event of cancellation.

Doors open at 6:00 pm. No admission or re-entry after 7:00 pm.

JICC, Embassy of Japan | 1150 18th St., NW | Suite 100 | Washington | DC | 20036

Ladies' Night at Fantom Comics, May 25

Fantom Comics will host it's next Ladies' Night Sunday, May 25, from 6-9 p.m. Poster illustration by local artist Rachel Blier.

Monday, May 19, 2014

May 21: Ben Hatke Takoma Park MD Library

Come meet Ben Hatke illustrator/author (Zita the space girl) as he introduces his latest in this stellar kids series at the Takoma Park Maryland Library, this Wednesday at 7:30PM.  101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park MD 20912. 

Here at your friendly neighborhood library, the last small city-run library in all of Maryland,  we aim to connect comic artists with their reading public and promote comics reading in whatever way we can.    If you know kids who love comics and want to check out a great series; or if you want to engage in casual conversation with a working artist (and street performer/dad/ etc) come hang out and we'll have a great time.

The Celebrate Takoma Festival is coming! Enjoy Local food, entertainment & merchandise. | May 18th @ Takoma-Piney Branch Neighborhood Park. |

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Sutliff at Israel Street Fest in Fairfax

Local cartoonist Joe Sutliff will be participating in the Israel Street Festival at the Jewish Community Center of North Virginia in Fairfax, Va., on Sunday, May 18. From noon to 5 p.m., he'll be signing books and doing caricatures at the Temple Beth Torah booth.

Picture This Press garners honors for 'The Lost Art of Matt Baker'

Picture This Press, a publishing house run by Joe Procopio devoted to the graphic arts, received on Friday the top award in the category of “Illustrated Jacket or Cover: Commercial Publishers” at this year’s Book Design and Effectiveness Competition organized by the Washington Book Publishers professional society. First place was awarded for Picture This Press’s book The Lost Art of Matt Baker: The Complete Canteen Kate, released last summer.

Today: Gaithersburg Book Festival features cartoonists

Raina Telgemaier, Dave Roman and Ben Hatke will be at the Gaithersburg book festival today.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Comic Riffs talks to Raina

RAINA TELGEMEIER: Bestselling 'Smile' graphic novelist comes to Gaithersburg Book Festival with fans' wish: More true tales of a childhood

The Post on Gahan Wilson bio

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post May 16 2014

Mike Jenkins' Capital Artworks

Mike is a local caricaturist who lives in Northern Va.

From his Facebook page:

Capital Artworks' personalized art entertains with caricatures at an event or art for a special gift. See to see what we're up to!


Capital Artworks was started by award winning Editorial Cartoonist Mike Jenkins after he left the newspaper business. Combining his caricature skills with his ability to express a unique angle on a story graphically, Capital Artworks was born. By hiring only the best caricature artists, vetted and trusted by Mike personally, to meet his high standards, Capital Artworks entertains at events big and small alike and to create that perfect gift for a milestone event.