Thursday, June 05, 2014

Loya's Splotch Monsters at Off Rhode Gallery this fall

Local cartoonist/artist Steve Loya offers a glimpse of his work-in-progress for his upcoming Splotch Monsters exhibit in September at the Off Rhode Gallery at Art Enables in D.C.

Photo courtesy of Steve Loya

July 6: Clevinger at Fantom Comics

Brian Clevinger, writer of AtomicRobo, will be signing at Fantom Comics on Sunday, July 6, from noon-3 p.m.

Post article on Art Enables notes ‘Wild Ocean’ exhibit

An article in the Washington Post features Art Enables, an art studio and gallery in D.C., that provides space for artists with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Downstairs from Art Enables is the Off-Rhode gallery where contributors from the comics anthology Wild Ocean have art from the graphic novel on display alongside similarly themed works by Art Enables artists. Read the story.

Courtesy of Art Enables,"North of Here," by Charles Meissner

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Kinhart video on Box Brown's 'Andre the Giant'

Local cartoonist and filmmaker John Kinhart has composed a nice video on Box Brown and his latest graphic novel, Andre the Giant: Life and Legend (First-Second). It was shot at Big Planet Comics on U St. during Brown's signing there last weekend.

Click on image to see YouTube video

June 4: 'Wild Ocean' signing at Beyond Comics

Join Michael Cowgill, Steve Loya and myself (Matt Dembicki) for a Wild Ocean: Sharks, Whales, Rays, and Other Endangered Sea Animals signing today at Beyond Comics in Frederick, Md., from 4-6 p.m. Here's a new review of the book by the Write Lies blog.

Detail from one of the 'Wild Ocean' stories

'Anonymous heroes of the Washington Post'

Illustrator Richard Johnson’s latest entry—“The anonymous heroes of the Washington Post” (June 2)—for his online feature in the Post, Drawing D.C.Together: A Journal of Urban Sketches.

“If you spend enough time in newspapers and newsrooms you begin to notice certain distinct personality types.” Read more.

Detail from Post column by Johnson

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Cohen's comic for Washington Bach Consort

Local cartoonist Andrew Cohen was recently hired by the Washington Bach Consort to write and draw "Bach to School," a comic on the composer. The consort is a professional chorus and orchestra that is arguably the nation's premiere baroque orchestra. In addition to performances for adults, the group this season performed two educational plays for free for 2,500 D.C. public elementary school students, who also received a copy of the comic.

Photo/images: Andrew in front of the boxes containing the 10,000 print run of the comic. Also posted is the cover of the book and a couple sample pages. 

Video: Stephan Pastis live at The Washington Post

I attended this last night, and it was great fun.

In front of a live audience at The Washington Post last night, cartoonist Stephan Pastis sketched some of his popular characters from his Pearls Before Swine comic strip and Timmy Failure children's book series. See video of the live sketch and read the Twitter recap which includes a "non-Oscars" selfie of Pastis, Cavna, Richard Thompson and Nick Galifianakis. Video highlights from the discussion will be published later today.



Molly Gannon

Senior Publicist, The Washington Post

Beyond Comics nominated for Eisner retailer award

Beyond Comics, which has locations in Frederick and Gaithersburg, Md., is a nominee for the 2014 Will Eisner 'Spirit of Comics' Retailer Award. A winner from the finalists will be named during Comic-Con International's Eisners Awards on July 25. If you'd like to support the store in its efforts by providing a testimonial, e-mail with a sentence or paragraph and your name, age, and where you live.