Wednesday, May 24, 2017
More To Come 261: TCAF 2017 and Scott Snyder Interview
Cartoonist Mike Thompson and Kerry Kennedy pose before the award ceremony.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
"It's official! "Laughing Redhead Comics" starts publishing on GoComics, with Andrews McMeel Syndicate, on June 26th! I'm thrilled, y'all!"
Teresa Roberts Logan
Laughing Redhead Studio, Inc.
Graphic Novels: The Latest from Matt Kindt, Margaret Atwood, and More | May 2017 Xpress Reviews
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Monday, May 22, 2017
As female cartoonists respond to Trump era, a political anthology gains momentum
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog May 22 2017
Artist and writer Steve Conley of the comic "The Middle Age" joins me to talk about his most excellent and varied career in comics and multimedia design! Steve has had several successful independent comics in the past, like "Astounding Space Thrills" that ran for 15 issues and was compiled by IDW in a 10-year anniversary edition back in 2008.
Here in Part 1 of this epic interview, we talk about his early career and the path through indie comics that he's taken, and get into the creation of the 2017 Eisner Award nominated comic, "The Middle Age" which you can get a copy of right here!
Steve Conley talks about how he uses the iPad Pro almost exclusively for his 2017 Eisner Award nominated comic "The Middle Age," and how it's changed how he approaches his art. Then we go into more detail about his long history with comic conventions, notably his time as the Executive Director of SPX and his involvement with the excellent Baltimore Comic Con!
Sunday, May 21, 2017
I briefly stopped in the Hooray for Books bookstore in Alexandria on Saturday to meet Portuguese cartoonist Vanessa Bettencourt, and enjoyed seeing her interact with the kids. I bought her two books, and we'll be doing our usual interview with her, but in the meantime, she wrote up her own impressions of her workshop at https://www.vanessabettencourtart.com/2017/05/21/workshop-was-fun/
Democrats aren't mad that Comey was fired. They're mad that Trump did it. [in print as Focus on the firer; Letters to the Editor]
Eric Sorensen, Rockville
Friday, May 19, 2017
Fourth 'Wimpy Kid' film mixes fitful laughs with frequent groans [in print as In new 'Wimpy' film, a fresh cast and amped-up 'yuck'.
Washington Post May 19 2017, p. Weekend 26
Thursday, May 18, 2017
We wanted to let you know we've launched a Kickstarter to help fund our late spring line of new comics. To simply back us, go here:
We're putting out four incredible new comics, and reprinting two classic Van Sciver titles. We've got rewards at all levels, from $1 to $175, and we hope you'll help us out.
Pénélope Bagieu was born in Paris in 1982 to Corsican and Basque parents. Returning for her second time to the Gaithersburg Book Festival, Penelope is a best-selling graphic novel author and her editorial illustrations appear across the French media. "Culottées," her graphic novel of short biographical sketches of daring women throughout history, debuted as the #1 best-selling
Brian Biggs is the illustrator of approximately one bazillion children's books, three of which he also wrote. Brian creates his pictures in an old, one-story garage studio in Philadelphia. He lives with his wife and teenage kids nearby in a three-story house, right next to some very noisy neighbors. Facebook Twitter: @mrbiggsdotcom Vimeo
Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared
Molly Brooks grew up in Nashville, Tenn., received her MFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts, and is currently based in Brooklyn. Her illustrations have appeared in The Village Voice, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, Time Out New York, The Toast, BUST Magazine, Sports Illustrated online, and elsewhere. Twitter: @mollybrooks Tumblr: MollyBrooks
Alexis Frederick-Frost is co-author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed "Adventures in Cartooning" series of graphic novels and picture books. Combining instructional material and an exciting comic, "Adventures in Cartooning: How To Turn Your Doodles into Comics," was named a Top Ten Graphic Novel and Top Ten Art Book for Kids by Booklist. Called "a
Gareth Hinds is the creator of critically-acclaimed graphic novels based on literary classics, including "Beowulf," "King Lear," "The Merchant of Venice," "The Odyssey," "Romeo & Juliet," "Macbeth" and coming in August 2017, "POE: Stories and Poems." His books have received rave reviews from every major review publication, and most recently he illustrated "Samurai Rising," a
Bats: Learning to Fly
Falynn Koch currently lives in old city Philadelphia with her husband Tucker and her dog Ghost. She has a Masters degree from Savannah College of Art and design in Atlanta, and is a graduate of the International Culinary Center in New York City. She's a former food truck owner and is the writer and illustrator for
Juana and Lucas
Juana Medina was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. She won the 2017 Pura Belpre award for her book "Juana & Lucas." She also is the illustrator of "Smick!" by Doreen Cronin and the author-illustrator of "One Big Salad." Juana has studied and taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and now teaches at
Dave Roman is the editor and creator of the Science Comics series that will consist of 25 graphic novels. He also is the author/illustrator of the "Astronaut Academy" series (winner of Maryland's Black-Eyed Susan Book Award) and writer of the graphic novels "Teen Boat! Race for Boatlantis" and "Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery." He has contributed stories
Science Comics: Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared
Alison Wilgus is a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based best-selling writer for comics and prose. "Flying Machines: How The Wright Brothers Soared " is her latest book. She has upcoming graphic novels – "Chronin" with Tor and non-fiction comics about aviation and human spaceflight for First Second Books. Her previous work has been has been published by Dark Horse, Del
Ru Xu grew up in Indianapolis and received a degree in Sequential Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is the creator of the popular webcomic "Saint for Rent." "NewsPrints" is her first graphic novel. Her favorite things include historical fiction, fat birds and coffee-flavored ice cream. Twitter: @ruemxu
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Complimentary copies of artist Matt Dembicki’s book, Wild Oceans: Sharks, Rays, and other Endangered Sea Creatures, will be available to attendees while supplies last. (Courtesy of
This reception is supported by Subaru Loves Learning. RSVP here.