Wednesday, March 28, 2018
|NEWS from the LIBRARY of CONGRESS|
March 16, 2018
Library of Congress and DC Entertainment Celebrate 80 Years of Superman
The Library of Congress will celebrate the 1000th issue of seminal DC comic book series Action Comics, a commemoration of 80 years of Superman, with a live interview featuring DC legends on Thursday, March 29. Former publisher and president of DC, Paul Levitz, will join famed DC writer and artist Dan Jurgens, known for his work on the Superman series and the pop culture phenomenon "The Death of Superman," for a conversation about the history of superhero comics, the writers and artists who create comics and the legacy of DC's iconic Superman character. The event coincides with Awesome Con, which will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center beginning March 30.
Levitz and Jurgens will be interviewed by creator Michael Cavna, of the Eisner-nominated "Comic Riffs" column for The Washington Post. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow.
The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, in the Coolidge Auditorium on the ground floor of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C. The event is free, but tickets are required. Visit this event-ticketing site for more information and to secure your ticket.
Guests will preview of Action Comics #1000, which features the DC debut of acclaimed writer Brian Michael Bendis, art by legendary DC Comics publisher and artist Jim Lee and stories from Superman writer Peter J. Tomasi, artist Pat Gleason and artist Dan Jurgens. Selected materials from the Library's comic book and comic art collections will also be on display during the event.
Media wishing to schedule pre-event interviews may specify interest with their RSVP, due by Wednesday, March 28. Additional details will follow.
In 2017, the Library welcomed visitors to explore "Library of Awesome," a pop-up display of more than 100 iconic comic-book issues of today's most popular characters. The collections of the Library of Congress include nearly 140,000 comic books dating back to the 1930s.
DC Entertainment will publish a new hardcover book, "Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman," this spring as part of the celebration of the 1,000th issue of Action Comics—the longest continually published comic book of its kind in history, the series that introduced Superman to the world and the title that launched the superhero genre.
This "Library of Awesome" event is made possible by gifts to the Library of Congress Fund. Those interested in supporting free programs at the Library can contact email@example.com.
The Serial and Government Publications Division maintains one of the most extensive newspaper collections in the world. It is exceptionally strong in United States newspapers, with 9,000 titles covering the past three centuries. With over 25,000 non-U.S. titles, it is the largest collection of overseas newspapers in the world. Beyond its newspaper holdings, the division also has extensive collections of current periodicals, comic books and government publications. The comic-book collection is available for research use by scholars, collectors and other researchers in the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room. For more information, visit https://www.loc.gov/rr/n
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.
The Library of Congress is the world's largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States—and extensive materials from around the world—both on-site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. Explore collections, reference services and other programs and plan a visit at loc.gov, access the official site for U.S. federal legislative information at congress.gov, and register creative works of authorship at copyright.gov.
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From the Vault of ArtleytoonsThis cartoon from 1987 when Florida — thanks to NRA lobbying —was one of the first States to pass a concealed carry law with the goal of making its citizens safer (click on image for larger view).
See more recent work by Steve Artley at Artleytoons.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
The Curtain Falls on Piranha ClubBY R.C. Harvey Mar 27, 2018
Robert Grossman, illustrator who caricatured presidents and designed 'Airplane!' poster, dies at 78 [in print as Robert Grossman, 78; Illustrator lampooned presidents].By Harrison Smith
Washington Post March 27 2018, p. B4.
online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/robert-grossman-illustrator-who-caricatured-presidents-and-designed-airplane-poster-dies-at-78/2018/03/20/19b8209c-2c4c-11e8-8ad6-fbc50284fce8_story.html
Monday, March 26, 2018
The Wisdom of "The Vision," a Superhero Story About Family and Fitting In
March 22, 2018https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-wisdom-of-the-vision-a-superhero-story-about-family-and-fitting-in
Saturday, March 24, 2018
'Big Nate' and the Treasury Building have this in common [in print as Immortalized in 'Nate' - and bronze],
John F. Schorn, Silver SpringWashington Post April 24 2018, p. A17
Note that this is actually a 2009 strip as cartoonist Lincoln Pearce has taken time off for a family issue.
Why 'Isle of Dogs' may be Wes Anderson's most timely film yet [in print as The warp and woof of Wes Anderson].
By Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post March 25 2018, p. E3,12
Friday, March 23, 2018
I want to make my recent cartoon (below) available to the MARCH FOR OUR LIVES Movement. #MarchForOurLives #MarchForOurLivesdcpermission movementto to share, print, distribute for non resale. This is in JPEG format, but at 300 dpi, so should print out nicely up to 15x13 or even a bit larger, if anyone wants to put it on a placard, flyer for anyone going to the DC march or similar in your city. Understand I make this offer for non resale use only and cannot be used on items for sale. I am working out licensing details on that to donate a portion of sales to the the organization. But, for now am willing to release temporary free use licensing for the March.
My daughter enjoyed Broadway's 'Frozen.' What more do you need to know? [in print as 'Frozen': A warm hug for fans of the Disney movie].
By Peter Marks
Washington Post March 23 2018, p. C1, 2.online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/my-daughter-enjoyed-broadways-frozen-what-more-do-you-need-to-know/2018/03/22/40aa9cea-2d17-11e8-911f-ca7f68bff0fc_story.html
Saturday 3/24 - Illustration panel at VA Book Festival, Charlottesville, 2pm
Wednesday 3/28 Elizabethtown College (PA), 7pm
Thursday 3/29 Franklin & Marshall (PA), 4:30pm
Saturday 5/19 Gaitherburg Book Festival (MD), schedule TBA
Saturday 6/2 - Maine Comic Arts Festival (Portland ME), schedule TBA
Saturday 7/28 - Bookstock, Woodstock VT, schedule TBA
Script-to-Page Comparison: DISTRICT COMICS: AN UNCONVENTIONAL HISTORY OF WASHINGTON, DC
Mar 15 2018
online at https://www.washingtonpost.
Wes Anderson brings his jewel-box aesthetic to Japan with 'Isle of Dogs' [in print as Wes Anderson's new dog with old tricks].
online at https://www.washingtonpost.
Bad things happen to pets in Wes Anderson movies. 'Isle of Dogs' tries to make up for that.
by Sonia Rao
Washington Post March 22 2018
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog March 23 2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Per its Facebook event page: “Anyone can make a zine: all you need is some paper, a writing utensil, copy machine, and a desire to create. Meet the artists from not too high, not too low and learn how to get started designing your very own self-published, no rules art piece. Join DC’s long tradition of DIY, counterculture art! This is a free, walk-in workshop open to all ages and levels of experience!”
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
MICE 2017 Panel Discussion: Comics and Migration
By the end of the chat, I felt the most significant piece to come out was that Horace LaBadie actually wrote the offending strip. I know Gene has talked about having writing help, but the last I recall was his son. However, LaBadie is credited on the Syndicate's webpage for the strip at https://www.washingtonpost.com/syndication/comics/barney-clyde/
Nikki Ryan - Chantilly Regional Library
Location - 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043
Date/Time - April 14th, 10:00am-3:00pm
Description - "Come see author Nikki Ryan (THE FAMILY TRADE) at the Fairfax County Public Library System's 2018 Library Comic Con! The convention will take place at George C. Marshall High School and will feature cosplay contests, author lectures, discussions with comic book creators, an appearance by the Star Wars 501st Legion, fantastic vendors, and much, much more!"
Awesome Con is ten days away now.
Tickets are on sale here: https://www.showclix.com/event/AwesomeCon18
Sunday, March 18, 2018
How a Local Percussionist Went From Making Music to Making Moves in Black Panther
Southeast D.C.-born drummer Jabari Exum became a consultant on one of the biggest films in history.
Armando Iannucci's The Death of Stalin Is Political Satire At Its Finest [in print as Laugh and Death].
Robert J. Bedard, political consultant and gardener, dies
Frederick N. Rasmussen
The Baltimore Sun March 13 2018
Robert Bedard, 67, labor consultant
by Kristen A. Graham, Staff Writer @newskag | firstname.lastname@example.org
Philly.com March 12, 2018
Cartoons unite the world: Illustrations by Jim Henson's cartoonist on display at Workhouse Arts Center
- By Hanan Daqqa / Fairfax County Times
"Imagination is the Medium"
Workhouse Arts Center
Feb. 10 through April 1
For more information, visit http://www.workhousearts.org.
Friday, March 16, 2018
Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators