Thursday, October 16, 2014

Oct 30: Animezing: Wolf Children

Animezing Series
Presented by the JICC, Embassy of Japan
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Wolf Children
Thursday, October 30, 6:30 p.m.
Our Location:
JICC, Embassy of Japan
1150 18th St, NW
Suite 100
Washington, DC 20036


©2012 "WOLF CHILDREN" FILM PARTNERS. Licensed by FUNimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved | 117 min | Rated PG | In Japanese with English subtitles | Directed by Mamoru Hosoda
Join us for a special Halloween "Animezing"! 
Come in your  best Halloween costumes and Trick-or-Treat with the JICC!

Wolf Children is a staggeringly beautiful animated feature film from director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars). This epic cinematic achievement follows Hana, a woman who falls in love with a Wolf Man and gives birth to two half-human, half-wolf children. After the tragic death of her beloved, Hana seeks refuge in rural town where she attempts to build a life for herself - and her children.


"Wolf Children" won the 2013 Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year, the 2012 Mainichi Film Award for Best Animation Film, and the 2013 Animation of the Year award at Tokyo Anime Fair

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

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

'Magic Bullet' 10 submissions

The D.C. Conspiracy is accepting submissions for 'Magic Bullet' #10. There is no theme for this issue, which has a deadline of Jan. 9. Here are the guidelines and specs.

If you plan to participate, email

Disney's Frozen used in fire safety message

Seen somewhere in Northern Virginia...

Batman stamps FDC by Joe Sutliff

My friend, cartoonist Joe Sutliff surprised me with this First Day Cover of Catwoman. Thanks, Joe!

The Post on a 'watermelon' cartoon

Boston Herald editor pens memorable apology for 'watermelon' cartoon

By Erik Wemple

Washington Post's Erik Wemple blog October 15 2014

Comic Riffs on Ghost Rider reboot

'ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER': Felipe Smith brings creative muscle to the reborn Spirit of Vengeance

By David Betancourt

Washington Post Comic Riffs blog October 14 2014

The New Yorker on Cul de Sac

Eyeball Kicks: "The Best American Comics 2014"
OCTOBER 15 2014

Fantastic Forum season 5 now online

20 coolest comic shops list includes Big Planet Comics

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tonight: Fantastic Forum returns to tv

6:30 PM tonight on Arlington Independent Media!

Season 5 begins now! Watch an ALL-NEW episode tonight at 6:30 PM in Arlington, VA on Arlington Independent Media. On location from Awesome Con DC!!! Host Billie Rae Bates and panelists Bria LaVorgna, El Anderson and Abigail Pritchard discuss MISOGYNY IN COMICS. Featuring Devon Sanders' interview with comics writer GAIL SIMONE and Cool Toys with DJI Phantom 2 unmanned aerial vehicle! #FantasticForum, #MisogynyInComics, #SexismInComics, #GailSimone, #ListenToTheLadies, #MadAsHell, #Inequities, #Equality, #GeekGirls, #RealGeekGirls, #comicbooks, #womenincomics
Rae Bates and panelists Bria LaVorgna, El Anderson and Abigail Pritchard discuss MISOGYNY IN COMICS. Featuring Devon Sanders' interview with comics writer GAIL SIMONE and Cool Toys with DJI Phantom 2 unmanned aerial vehicle!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Procopio and Galifianakis get animated at International Monetary Fund

In August, Joe told us, "One of the cool projects I got to work on was my first comic. I had the exciting opportunity to write and art direct the attached seven-page history of the IMF in comic strip form with the talented Nick Galifianakis. It is appearing in the special 70th anniversary issue of "F&D Magazine" published quarterly by the IMF. It was a thrill working so closely with my friend Nick and getting to try my hand at producing something in a medium I'm obviously passionate about. Hope you enjoy it..."

He followed that up with me recently, noting "The comic was originally printed as a feature in its quarterly magazine "Finance & Development," but it was well received and the IMF decided to print it as a stand-alone comic to distribute at its annual meetings.

That was certainly gratifying, but it also led to another first for me: The comic has now been adapted and produced as an animated video. I got to participate in everything from auditioning and coaching voice actors to shaping the score to weighing in on the editing of rough cuts. The animators did a cool job working with my script and Nick Galifianakis' art, and it was a challenge and a pleasure for me to think about storytelling in new mediums, first in comics and then in an animated short."

See it here:

Glen Weldon on the 'death' of Wolverine

The Express on the lack of Saturday morning cartoons

TV is full of 'educational' alternatives to Saturday morning cartoons [in print as 'Innocence lost: Saturday morning cartoons, RIP]

By Marc Silver

Washington Post's Express October 13 2014

online at

Sunday, October 12, 2014

November 15: Behind-the-Scenes of DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID

November 15, 2014 at 4pm
Tickets: Free for Olney Theatre Center Members; $10 for Non-members

How do you make a mermaid swim onstage? What are Ursula's tentacles made of? Find out with the costume and set designer of THE LITTLE MERMAID at this special look at the onstage magic with the people who make it!


Big Nate at Olney Theatre today

Olney Theatre Center presents the Adventure Theatre-MTC Tour of
October 10 - 12, 2014
Tickets: $10-$15 for Olney Theatre Center Members; $22 for Non-members
Nate Wright, a detention-riddled sixth grader (and drummer for the greatest garage band in the history of the galaxy, Enslave the Mollusk!) hopes to woo beautiful Jenny away from her boyfriend Artur by winning "The Nickelodeon", the first prize in his school's Battle of the Bands. But when Artur and Jenny team up with Nate's arch-rival Gina to form the sap-pop band, Rainbows and Ponies, he's gotta take his game to an all-star level. What will he do? (Recommended for ages 5 and up)


Thursday, October 09, 2014

Out and about

A few quirky, comic-y things I found around town this week.

Outside a restaurant at K and 20th streets NW

In the bathroom at Fantom Comics in Dupont Circle

On M St. between 18th and 19th streets NW

Cavna's illustrated interview with Richard Linklater, part 2 online now

Gene Weingarten on Public Radio

Bob Garfield
On the Media October 03, 2014

Oct 31: Halloween at Fantom Comics

Rafer Roberts launches his new book, Nightmare the Rat; come for the signing, stay for all the EVENTS

While 2-5pm on Halloween is kid time at Fantom Comics (, from 5-9pm Fantom is opening up to a wider, all ages audience. Think Free Comic Book Day in October!

5-9pm Rafer Roberts (of Tiger Lawyer fame) will be launching his new book at Fantom Comics! Nightmare the Rat looks scaaarrry, so he picked his day well.

5-9pm Raffles! Rafer & Raffles, we should have called this party. We'll be raffling off books and gift cards throughout the evening. And remember, like life, you can't win if you don't show up!

5-7pm The Geek Balloonist fun continues! You didn't think we were going to just let the kids have all the fun, did you?! The GB can create up to 200 different balloon designs of almost any geek-related subject you can come up with!

5-6pm The Face Painting & Henna session begun at the kids party continues on til 6pm.

6:30pm What's almost as much fun as comics? If you said "Donut Eating Contest" then you're very wise. Challenge yourself and others in the soon-to-be Olympic sport of eating a donut hanging from string with your hands behind your back. What fun!

6:30-8pm Our friends from the Molotov Theatre Group will be setting up a staged murder scene for those of you looking for the perfect holiday card picture! (we can't stress staged enough here, people). Makeup and props will be on-hand for those brave enough to insert themselves into this golden photo opportunity.

And then 9pm comes around and the Fantom After Hour party starts. Awww yeaaaahhh. Details to come tomorrow.

Lincoln comic by new area resident Eleri Harris

Big Planet Comics and Taste of Bethesda

This Saturday, Taste of Bethesda will have our street closed. It is a wonderful event that will draw 20,000 people. We will have free comics for the kiddies.

Joel Pollack

4849 Cordell Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Boing Boing likes Cul de Sac

Boing Boing likes Cul de Sac ... but who doesn't?

Oct 23: Cartoons & Cocktails auction

Tickets NOW ON SALE through 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23. Tickets will be available in the Holeman Lounge of The National Press Club thereafter.

Plan now to attend the 27th annual auction of editorial cartoons made possible through generous donations of original* cartoon art by prize-winning cartoonists.

Join us Oct. 23 in the National Press Club ballroom for an evening of food, drink and lively bidding. It's a fantastic opportunity for collectors and admirers of cartoon art to acquire new works and help good causes.

*Because some cartoonists are creating their work electronically, their C&C items vary. Some are limited-run prints with original signatures; some are original sketches accompanied by signed prints.

Monkey See blog on the Flash tv show

'The Flash' Winks At History And Keeps Its Superhero Tone Light

Oct 29: Roger K. Lewis cartoon exhibit opens

Exhibition Opening Reception - 30 Years of "Shaping the City" Cartoons by Roger K. Lewis, FAIA

Wednesday, October 29, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Price: Free. Registration required. 


Join AIA|DC in the SIGAL and Sorg Galleries for an engaging and entertaining exhibition of Roger K. Lewis, FAIA's cartoon collection from his "Shaping the City" column in the Washington Post. Each cartoon shares engaging and often comedic stories about changing attitudes and shifting cultures in the architectural profession and in everyday life around the Capital.
Roger K. Lewis, FAIA, is a practicing architect and urban planner; a professor emeritus of architecture at the University of Maryland, College Park; and an author and journalist.


Today: O'Barr, Komardin and Witterstaetter at Beyond Comics

Meet Award Winning
Comic Book Artist
James O'Barr
Creator of

the CROW

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8th - 12noon to 4:00pm

 Also Meet:

Konstantin Komardin
Award Winning Russian Comic Artist



Renee Witterstaetter

Comics Author, Editor and Historian





                Beyond Comics, in Frederick, MD, will be hosting a rare in store appearance by internationally acclaimed comic book creator James O'Barr. O'Barr is notably recognized for the creation of "the Crow" which was adapted into the cult film of the same name which stared the late Brandon Lee. With over 1 million copies in print, the Crow, is one of the best-selling independent graphic novels of all time.


Not appearing alone, O'Barr will be appearing at Beyond Comics along with Konstantin Komardin and Renee Witterstaetter.


Komardin is an award-winning Russian sequential artist, graphic artist and animator currently living in Moscow. This marks his first appearances in the United States, providing a rare opportunity to see some amazing originals never before offered in the US.


Komardin's published work includes the BD magazines "Veles," "Hacker," "Max Cooler," "Moulin Rouge," and the renowned comics "Agent Z," "Sit-o-city," "Gate of Alice," and "Mechanics of Senses." Other works include the upcoming Judge Dredd project, and the Russian/Polish project "City Stories." Konstantin was awarded the Grand Prize for "The Site of Polis" at the Moscow Comics Festival in 2003.


Renee Witterstaetter is the author of "Excess: The Art of Michael Golden" and "Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira." As well she has worked as an editor and colorist for comics as diverse as Superman, Conan, Avengers, Spider-man, X-Files and Xena. Her newest book is "Santa Confidential," by Hagar the Horrible artist Chris Browne. She has also worked on dozens of music videos for Madonna, Seal, Ben Harper and Usher, as well as the feature movies Crime Story, Rush Hour Two, and Red Dragon.



Beyond Comics
5632 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The Roarbots blog

The Roarbots blog is a local blog about children's interests, including comics, and has six interviews with cartoonists done by five-year old Zoe.

5 Questions with Gene Luen Yang

Jamie and Zoe

September 19, 2014


5 Questions with Mike Maihack

  October 6, 2014


5 Questions with Jeffrey Brown

  September 19, 2014


5 Questions with Frank Cammuso

October 3, 2014


5 Questions with David Petersen

  September 30, 2014


5 Questions with Jeff Smith

  September 17, 2014 

10/8: James O'Barr at Beyond Comics


Creator of

Wednesday October 8th
12:00noon to 4:00pm

Also Meet 
Award Winning Russian Artist
Konstantin Komardin 
And Comics Writer, Editor and Historian
Renee Witterstaetter

Comic Riffs talks to Scott McCloud

'BEST AMERICAN COMICS 2014′: Guest editor Scott McCloud illuminates the range of modern brilliance in new must-read [Q+A]By Michael Cavna 
Washington Post October 7 2014

The Express on The Flash tv series

'The Flash' is flashy, but will it just be a flash in the pan?
By Marc Silver Washington Post's Express October 6  2014

Sunday, October 05, 2014

That darn Post comics page

The Post ran 1 page of the comics twice this week. I noted it as it happened but forgot to write about it. Fortunately, Mitch Katz did not:


Letters to the Editor

Seeing double in the comics [in print as A familiar sight in the comics].

Mitch Katz, Falls Church

Washington Post October 4 2014

October 8: Otis Frampton signing Oddly Normal at Big Planet Vienna

October 8 – Otis Frampton signing Oddly Normal


Big Planet Comics is proud to welcome Otis Frampton, to celebrate his new series from Image Comics, Oddly Normal!

Oddly Normal is the tale about a young girl whose mother is a witch, making it very hard for Oddly to fit in at school! But when her own magical powers might be manifesting, things go from unpopular to dangerously bad…

Otis Frampton's website:
Otis Frampton's twitter:

Facebook event:

Big Planet Comics of Vienna
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180

Friday, October 03, 2014

Comic Riffs talks to Scott Stantis about child abuse

CARTOONS OF THE YEAR: Chicago Tribune's Scott Stantis reveals own child abuse in powerful, 'wrenching' essay [Q+A]

By Michael Cavna

Washington Post Comic Riffs blog October 3 2014

Zunar in the Library of Congress

Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar released the following statement today:

Zunar's statement: Book "Pirate Of The Carry-BN" accepted in the Library Of Congress.

Book "Pirate Of The Carry-BN" accepted in the Library Of Congress.

I hereby announce that my book, "Pirate of The Carry-BN" has been accepted as one of the collection at the Library Of Congress in Washington. The reception was held at the Library on October 1st, 2014.

Curator Sara W Duke, who is the curator of Popular and Applied Graphic Art in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress, has accepted on behalf of the Library.

It will be located and catalogued in the bookshelves of the Asia Section of the library. Prior to this, there are books of mine that have been listed but only recorded in catalogues while physically not in the Library.

The "Pirate Of The Carry-BN" will be one of the more than 120,000 cartoon books in the library.

To me, this is a form of recognition since none of my cartoon books are recognized and even banned by the Malaysian government.

The 200-year old Library of Congress is the largest library in the world with a collection of over 3 million books and 33 million catalogued books.

The "Pirate Of The Carry-BN" is not available in any library in Malaysia due to the government restrictions. For the same reason, it also cannot be sold in any shop in Malaysia. This program is part of the month-long "To Fight Through Cartoon" American tour starting September 15th, 2014. During this tour, I also held a solo cartoon exhibition at an art gallery of The Crane House in Louisville.

I also gave lectures on art and journalism at the University of East Kentucky, the University of West Kentucky, Manual High School and Berea College. Also, I will be holding a forum for Malaysians in New York City and San Francisco.

In San Francisco, I will be attending as a guest of the Annual Convention of The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists for three days from October 9th, 2014.

3 Oct 2014


Malaysian Political Cartoonist

“The Hero of Color City” and ‘Star Wars Rebels’ reviewed in The Post

'Star Wars Rebels': In visuals and in spirit, it's a new hope [in print as 'Star Wars Rebels': The Force, and fun, are back]
Hank Stuever
By Hank Stuever TV critic October 3 2014

Family Filmgoer reviews 'Gone Girl,' 'The Good Lie' and more
Green, Blue and Black are a boy's crayons who spring to life at night in about as innocent a flick as they come. (Magnolia Picture)
By Jane Horwitz October 3 2014

Oct. 9: Batman stamps

The U.S. Postal Service is launching a series of Forever stamps (49 cents) in honor of Batman's 75th anniversary. Four versions of the iconic DC Comics superhero are depicted from four eras of the comic-book character's history (Can you name the artists?). In addition, there are four incarnations of the Bat-Signal. The stamps, which will premiere at New York Comic Con next week, go on sale Oct. 9.

MISOGYNY IN COMICS on Fantastic Forum

Season 5 opens with a discussion on MISOGYNY IN COMICS. Featuring an interview with comics writer GAIL SIMONE and Cool Toys with the DJI Phantom 2 unmanned aerial vehicle.
 — with Gabrielle 'Bria' LaVorgna,Abigail Pritchard and El Anderson at Awesome Con.

News from Rafer Roberts on Nightmare the Rat

I plan to debut the NIGHTMARE THE RAT collection at theLocust Moon Comics Festival on October 25th in beautiful Philadelphia. It seemed like an appropriate venue since the Locust Moon folks are the guys that put out the giant LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM book. Debuting the NIGHTMARE collection alongside DREAM ANOTHER DREAM just feels right.

On Halloween, we will be having a NIGHTMARE THE RAT release party at Fantom Comics in stately Washington DC. Details are still being finalized but there will be a signing, possibly a reading, and an actual Halloween party with candy and dancing. I will be in a costume of some sort.

Finally, I'll be at New York Comic Con next week. It will be far too early to have copies of the collection available, but I will have finished commissions for those of you who pledged at that level (and who let me know that you'll also be at NYCC). I won't have my own table, but I will be doing signings at a few different publisher booths throughout the weekend. I may add one or two signings, but here is my schedule as it stands right now:


4:30-5:30 signing at Valiant, booth 2028


3:15-4:00 Kickstarter Office Hours panel - 1A24

4:30-5:30 signing at Valiant, booth 2028


12:00-1 signing at Valiant, booth 2028


11-12:30 signing at ComixTribe, booth 1172

1:30-2:30 signing at Valiant, booth 2028

Oct 4: Greg Pak at Fantom Comics

Oct 4 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Greg Pak Signing! @ Fantom Comics | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Greg Pak Signing!

Award-winning comics writer Greg Pak is back at Fantom for another signing, and WE. ARE. PUMPED!

From DC's Batman/Superman and Action Comics, to Marvel's Storm, Planet Hulk, Magneto Testament, Red Skull Incarnate, and Dynamite's Turok, chances are good that if you're reading an awesome book, Mr. Pak's name is all over it.

Mr. Pak will be here in-store from 2:30pm to 4pm and we'll have copies of some of his current work available for sale, so swing on by!

Via Convention Scene which also notes he'll be showing a short film later that evening.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Smithsonian Magazine on Wonder Woman

The Surprising Origin Story of Wonder Woman

The history of the comic-book superhero's creation seven decades ago has been hidden away—until now

Today's Unshelved done for Fairfax County Library

Unshelved is an entertaining web strip about a small staff of cranky librarians. I get it emailed to me every day, for free, which is cool. Then I buy their book collections.

Click here to see the strip of which the authors write:

I drew today's strip the old-fashioned way, on paper with pencil and ink. And I did it on the shores of Lake Michigan in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Honestly, it was pretty darned scenic. We wrote it for today's staff development day for the Fairfax County, VA Public Library. We looked over several dozen submissions and chose a great story from Randy Falkofske, presenting the library with the original art, and Randy a signed print.

We had a great time today and we'd love to do something similar for your library, conference, or customer event!

Oct 3-5: Anime USA con

Anime USA

Date: October 3–5, 2014
Location: Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC
This is a nice con with a lot of cosplay.

Caricaturist John Kascht

Caricaturist John Kascht interviewed his old friend Richard Thompson in the forthcoming book The Art of Richard Thompson.  A couple of pieces have recently appeared online about his Washington connections.

From the SPD Archives: John Kascht at The Washington Times, 1988-91
 by Linda Rubes

This second one talks about his work being collected by the National Portrait Gallery -

WTOP on "The end of Saturday morning cartoons"

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Keeling on 'Student Exposure'

"Student Exposure" interviews Evan Keeling about the D.C. Conspiracy, Dr. Dremo, Magic Bullet and self-publishing. Click on photo to see the video.

Comic Riffs on watermelon-toothpaste

Obama watermelon-toothpaste controversy: Apologetic Boston Herald cartoonist says, 'I detest' racist humor
By Michael Cavna Washington Post Comic Riffs blog October 1 2014

Q&A: Rodriguez on 'Colonial Comics'

by Matt Dembicki

D.C. Conspiracy member Jason Rodriguez has edited a new comics anthology called Colonial Comics (Fulcrum Publishing) that debuts this weekend at the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo in Boston. Below are a few questions Jason answered for us regarding his book. (Note: In full disclosure, I illustrated one of the stories in the book.)
What was your mission statement for the book?

I want to create a book that functions as both entertainment and education. The main idea is to tell stories that you often don't find in school history books that can, in turn, lead into larger discussions about colonial American history. When I was growing up, my knowledge of colonial American history was essentially: 1) some people came over here for religious freedom, they wore funny hats, 2) they met this one Native American...not sure what happened to him, 3) something about burning witches, and 4) we went to war with England. What I want to do is fill in those gaps and tell stories about the Native Americans and women and free-thinkers and slaves and business owners who came from the Colonies and give a better understanding of what life was like over our first 200+ years, the good and the bad.
How did you find collaborators, such as co-editors, writers and artists?
I reached out to a bunch of historians, first. That was always an interesting conversation. Writing Dr. Virginia DeJohn Anderson and telling her, "I really loved CREATURES OF EMPIRE, have you ever considered writing a comics story about free-range animal husbandry suitable for twelve year olds?" Of course the answer was, "No, I never thought of that." But over the course of several conversations we figured out what that story would look like, and then I found the right illustrator to bring it to life. As for a lot of the other creators, I reached out to folks from the DC Conspiracy and Locust Moon crews. The best resource I came across was the Boston Comics Roundtable - they are essentially the DC Conspiracy of Boston and consist of many different incredible cartoonists and writers. It was there that I found a lot of my contributors, people I've never worked with before, along with one of my assistant editors John Bell. I talked to John once and offered him the job, he was an amazing resource in this.
What were the most difficult aspects of putting this anthology together?

Probably working with people who never worked in comics before. There's a big difference between writing a history book and writing a comic script. We just needed small pieces of bigger stories and we needed to fit them into easy-to-read, 11-page comics stories. Schedules were difficult, as well - a lot of people taught and just simply didn't have the time to contribute on the level that would move the book along at a good pace. Also, I designed every page of the book and it turns out I'm a bit of a tinkerer. Two months before deadline I took the whole book part and rebuilt it with new intros, interstitials, book guides, and a reference section. I wouldn't say I'm my own worse enemy, but it turns out I'm definitely my own worst editor. 

How can Colonial Comics be used as a teaching tool?

It contextualizes history, plain and simple. When we were kids we loved the dioramas at history museums. A handful of cavemen taking down a Wooly Mammoth, we could stare at it for hours on end and build a story out of it. From there, we began to get interested in the details of the clothes and the weapons and the process of hunting. Comics afford kids that same luxury - they can study a panel, see what people were wearing and how they spoke. Get a sense of scale. All the while reading an entertaining narrative. From there, they may become interested in the details. The free-range animal husbandry story (which was illustrated by Mike Sgier) is a silent story about a troublesome pig who keeps eating Native crops. We see the escalation of destruction that eventually leads to Native American's packing up and moving westward. The story behind the story, and beyond the story, is where the real teaching comes in.
These comics can be used as a hook to get kids interested in history. Kind of like tricking them into learning a thing, and giving them several samples of topics to see what they're most interested in.

What are your future plans? Is this part of a series?

I have two more Colonial books coming out, one focusing on pre-Revolutionary New England and one focusing on Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic region. I would like to do more, but let's see how these are received, first. The other history book I'm editing is a student's memoirs about growing up in war-torn Sarajevo, but that won't come out until 2016 or so, most likely.
Beyond history comics I'm also working with AAAS to do a science and science fiction comics gallery show and comics creation workshop, with the idea being to team kids up with scientists, writers, and illustrators to help them understand how science fact turns into science fiction and then mentor them in the creation of their own comics. We're still in the planning phases for this program and it will be starting some time next year.
Below are a few images from the book that Jason gave us to share with our readers.

Rafer Roberts interview online

[Baltimore Comic-Con 2014] The Rafer Roberts & Nightmare the Rat Interview