SPX 2016 Panel - The Funny Pages: Evoking Laughter Through Comics
The words "comics" and "comedy" both trace their roots back to the same Ancient Greek term for "humorous," and "funny stuff" has been a major part of comics since its earliest days. In this panel discussion, three internationally-based creators of the comedic comics form—Glen Baxter, Roger Langridge and Tom Gauld—talk about what makes things "funny." The panel is moderated by Michael Cavna, the comics journalist and critic behind the Washington Post's popular web site, Comic Riffs.
Richard Thompson (1957-2016)—one of his generation's greatest cartoonists and caricaturists—was beloved by readers and fellow artists alike. Pat Oliphant called him "Michelangelo with a sense of humor," and Bill Watterson, who had not said anything publicly in almost 20 years, sent out a note crediting Thompson with "giving me a reason to read the comics again." A short documentary celebrating Thompson's art and generous spirit is followed by a conversation among Thompson's long-time intimates—his close friend and fellow cartoonist Nick Galifianakis, Shena Wolf, who is the Uclick acquisitions editor and was Richard's editor on Cul De Sac, as well as friend and art historian David Apatoff—concluding with questions and reflections from the audience. Moderated by publisher (Lost Art Books) and editor of the forthcoming Richard Thompson Library series, Joseph Procopio.
ART SOIREE PRESENTS: ANNUAL POLITICAL CARTOON EXHIBIT "HILLARY VS TRUMP CARTOON DEBATE"
Get the latest overview of the presidential candidates and insight into the hottest debate topics through the artistic commentary by most renowned editorial cartoonists at the Annual Political Cartoons Show curated by Art Soiree and benefiting Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI).
TICKETS: $20 online only – https://cartoonexhibit.eventbrite.com
Explore the cartoons on display, meet some of the artists behind the artwork and get a chance to purchase a signed print* during this one night exhibit!
Editorial cartoons are unlike any other form of commentary. For over 500 years the art of political cartoons has been used to convey social and political messages through the use of images familiar to all of the people in a society.
*For the third year in a row this event will benefit CARTOONISTS RIGHTS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL (CRNI). 100% of all sold prints will go directly to CRNI a 501(c)3 non-profit. CRNI defends the creative freedom and human rights of political cartoonists under threat throughout the world. cartoonistsrights.org
ATTIRE: Cocktail or Business Casual
As for any other event tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled.
Art Soiree has no political affiliation, endorses no political party, accepts no funds from governments or any political party. It's not about political ideologies, nor party lines. This exhibit is not left, It's not right. It's a creative take on the issues of the time and essense.
NPR Illustration blog October 12 2016http://nprillustration.tumblr.com/post/151699945504/daniel-clowes
This 'Doonesbury' strip isn't a laugh anymore [Letters to the Editor; online as These comics are no longer funny for many of us]
Jay Kalner, Arlington
Washington Post October 15, 2016, A13
In this inspired partnership, Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State and one of the nation's leading experts on climate change, and Toles, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post editorial cartoonist, expose the true folly of arguments against global warming. With dynamic, compelling graphics that illuminate the science, the book shows both the irrefutable evidence of human-generated environmental damage and the pretzel logic that skeptics and vested interests use to try to counter the inconvenient facts.
The award-winning and internationally syndicated columnist known as KAL, Kallaugher was hired by The Economist in the late seventies to do caricatures, which he soon elevated to the witty, insightful art of a master editorial cartoonist—skills he later carried over to The Baltimore Sun. This collection, drawn from over thirty years of his Economist work, focuses in turn on the United States, Europe, Economist covers, business and economics, and international topics, showing not just KAL's range, but providing a capsule history of recent decades as well as serving as a primer to political cartooning.
This event will be moderated by Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post's White House bureau chief.
|1 copy of DOUBLE DOWN and 3 tickets|
Five Wednesdays: November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7, 2:15 to 4:15 p.m.
The graphic novel—or memoir or history—has a bigger readership today than ever before. Eclectic and often surprising, writers use this form in innovative ways to tackle sometimes difficult subjects, such as Art Spiegelman's classic graphic novel of the holocaust, or Congressman John Lewis's powerful three-volume depiction of his struggle for civil and human rights. This course will provide an introductory menu for those who are new to reading graphic texts.
Best American Comics 2015, ed. Jonathan Lethem
March, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
Maus, Art Spiegelman
Alicia Oltuski is the author of Precious Objects, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her work has appeared on NPR's Berlin Stories, in W magazine, and other publications. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University, where she received a David Berg Foundation Fellowship, and a BA and MA from the University of Pennsylvania.
REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.
Quoting from an email from the Alliance:
Tomorrow evening, October 12th, the Alliance Française de Washington will be hosting French cartoonist Anne Simon on her "Einstein East Coast Tour" promoting "Einstein" the latest installation of her series of graphic novels on the lives of some of the most influential individuals of the 20th Century – a collaboration with Swiss author Corinne Maier. More details about the tour and the novel can be found here: http://nobrow.net/the-
Michael Cavna, of The Washington Post "Comic Riffs", will moderate the event; the presentation will be in both French and English. Copies of "Einstein" will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
The book talk will begin at 7:00P and tickets are $15 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/
Oct 05, 2016
NEW YORK — This morning the National Book Foundation announced the finalists for the 67th Annual National Book Awards — including, for the first time since 1957, a sitting member of Congress.
Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell are now National Book Award finalists in the Young People's Literature category, for the concluding volume of their bestselling graphic novel trilogy March. The autobiographical series, which depicts Lewis's firsthand account of the Civil Rights Movement, has previously won such honors as the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, the Eisner Award, two Harvey Awards, and a Coretta Scott King Author Honor. It is rapidly being adopted by universities and public school systems from New York to San Francisco, and recently spent six continuous weeks holding the top 3 spots on the New York Times Bestseller List.
"This is amazing to me," said Congressman Lewis. "I'm overwhelmed and deeply moved that March: Book Three is a finalist for the National Book Award. It is my hope that this honor inspires many more young people, and people not so young, to read March and to learn the transformative lessons of our ongoing struggle to create the beloved community."
Co-writer Andrew Aydin had this to say: "When I found out, I cried. I couldn't help it. This is such an unbelievable honor. It's been an incredibly long and difficult journey to get to this point, and I am deeply, deeply grateful to the judges and supporters who have gotten us here."
Artist Nate Powell added, "We're all blown away by how deeply this trilogy has been embraced. It's never been more urgent to understand and apply the Movement's history and perspectives — this work is for the unwritten future. We're grateful to be able to help those voices be heard."
Few graphic novels have previously reached NBA Finalist status, including such acclaimed works as American Born Chinese and Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang, Stitches by David Small, and Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. Other notable finalists include The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Profiles in Courage by Senator John F. Kennedy, who is himself a character in March.
Words by Sarah Schuster Photos by Jake Cunningham, Courage & Co. Photography
Oct 03, 2016http://rvamag.com/articles/full/26581/richmond's-largest-independent-zine-library-opens
By Susan Frohnsdorff and Gregory Frohnsdorff
Moultrie News October 5, 2016
On Nov. 3 at 7 p.m., Maria Semple will be at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington.
Meet-and-greet with French Cartoonist Anne Simon!
French cartoonist Anne Simon will be presenting her collection of graphic novels—a collaboration with Swiss author Corinne Maier—which explore the lives of some of the most influential figures of the 21st Century: Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, and Albert Einstein.
Anne Simon has studied at the Beaux-Arts in Angoulême and the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Her first comic book, Persephone in the Underworld, received the best "New Talent" award at the Angoulême festival in 2006.
A light reception will follow this event.
This event will be in French and translated in English.
AFDC Member / Culture Pass: $10 + Processing Fees.
General Admission: $15 + Processing Fees