Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Tomorrow: Meet Comic Book Author Jeremy Whitley

Meet Comic Book Author Jeremy Whitley
Thursday, March 29: 6:30 pm
Join comic book writer Jeremy Whitley as he leads a discussion about why he thinks comics are awesome and his desire to create books that he wants his young daughter someday to love. His original series, Princeless, an action/adventure story about a girl who's tired of waiting to be rescued and ready to save herself, has been nominated for two Eisner Awards.

Recommended for readers ages 8 and up.

Hooray For Books! Independent Bookstore | 1555 King Street, Suite 101, Alexandria, VA 22314

Tomorrow: Library of Congress and DC Entertainment Celebrate 80 Years of Superman

Reposting as I'm told that there are still tickets available.


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March 16, 2018



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Library of Congress and DC Entertainment Celebrate 80 Years of Superman
Live Interview Featuring Legendary Paul Levitz and Dan Jurgens


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.

The event also will be livestreamed on the Library's YouTube site at Follow the conversation on Twitter at @librarycongress and #LibraryofAwesome.

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

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

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, access the official site for U.S. federal legislative information at, and register creative works of authorship at




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From the Arlteytoons Vault

From the Vault of Artleytoons

This 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

Double-spread Chris Morris caricature of the Nationals in today's Post

There's a separate section on the baseball team that has a foldout caricature of the team.

New ReDistricted comic online

New story on "Rebel Rose" by Rafer Roberts, Mike Riley and Matt Dembicki -

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

RC Harvey on Bud Grace's Ernie strip ending

The Curtain Falls on Piranha Club

BY R.C. Harvey

The Post's obituary for Robert Grossman

Robert Grossman, illustrator who caricatured presidents and designed 'Airplane!' poster, dies at 78 [in print as Robert Grossman, 78; Illustrator lampooned presidents].

Washington Post March 27 2018, p. B4.
online at

PR: CC&C Easter Sale 2018; Spring Fling adds Tom King

CC&C Easter Sale 2018; Spring Fling adds Tom King

From the Store that Brings You...
Annual Easter Sale

Friday, March 30th through Sunday, April 1st, come to the first annual Easter sale at the new large location of Cards, Comics & Collectibles for amazing savings of 20% to 80% all weekend! come to the first Easter sale at the new large location

Cards Comics _ Collectibles

Fill in those missing back issues or pick up that paperback, hardcover, or action figure you've been meaning to buy! This is the weekend to shrink that want list!


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Tom King Comics to Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling

Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling, our "thank you" event for our fans, is a good old-fashioned comic book show with rows and rows of comic book dealers from 6-8 states around the country, with comics and collectibles from the ancient to the very modern!

Tom King
Batman by Tom King

The Baltimore Comic-Con is thrilled to announce, as a special guest of the Hero Initiative, the addition of the Ringo and Eisner Award-winning Tom King to our already impressive guest list that includes Frank Cho (Wonder Woman), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), John Gallagher (Buzzboy), Mark Morales (JLA), and Brandon Peterson (Trinity). Tom King is currently the writer of Batman at DC Comics, where he has also written Mister Miracle, Grayson, The Omega Men, DC Nation, Swamp Thing Winter Special, and has a story in Action Comics #1000, not to mention his award-winning work at Marvel on The Vision. King's first book, A Once Crowded Sky, a postmodern super hero novel, was recognized by USA Today as one of the best Graphic Novels of the year. He was named by the Hollywood Reporter as one of the five comic creators to watch in 2015.

Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling takes place Sunday April 29. from 10am-5pm ET at the BWI Airport Marriott, 1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD 20190, and as always, the Spring Fling is FREE! We will see you there!
Baltimore Comic-Con, P.O. Box 917, Reisterstown, MD 21136

Saturday, March 24, 2018

That darn Big Nate

'Big Nate' and the Treasury Building have this in common [in print as Immortalized in 'Nate' - and bronze],

John F. Schorn, Silver Spring

Washington Post April 24 2018, p. A17

online at

Note that this is actually a 2009 strip as cartoonist Lincoln Pearce has taken time off for a family issue.

The Post on Isle of Dogs animation

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

online at

Cartoonist-funded billboards at March For Our Lives

These photos by Bruce Guthrie show the billboards that an anonymous group of cartoonists have funded for today's event. Michael Cavna wrote about their efforts yesterday.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Cartoonists fund protest trucks at March for Our Lives

Cartoon for March For Our LIves

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. 

The Post reviews Broadway's Frozen

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].

Washington Post March 23 2018, p. C1, 2.

online at

Gareth Hinds' spring appearances

Friday 3/23 - Folger Shakespeare Theater (DC), 6pm - RSVP required
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

From his newsletter.

DC Comics at Awesome Con

And not listed is former publisher and current writer Paul Levitz.

DC Comics is coming to Awesome Con! They'll not only have a booth on the show floor with exclusives, but panels featuring top talent!

Celebrate 80 years of Superman​ with DC Comics​ at Awesome Con! Don't miss Past, Present & Future: The 80th Anniversary of Superman Panel, Saturday, March 31 at 10:30 AM on the Main Stage. Join Tom Welling​, Michael Rosenbaum​, Scott Snyder​, Greg Capullo, and Dan Jurgens​ as they discuss the Man of Steel! 

Troy-Jeffrey Allen on scripting vs drawing a District Comics story


Mar 15 2018

DC papers on Isle of Dogs animation

Changing the world, one good boy at the time [in print as Scary monsters: 'Isle of Dogs' looks fear in the snout].

Express March 23 2018 P. 33
online at

Wes Anderson brings his jewel-box aesthetic to Japan with 'Isle of Dogs' [in print as Wes Anderson's new dog with old tricks].

Washington Post
March 23 2018, p. Weekend 26
online at

Bad things happen to pets in Wes Anderson movies. 'Isle of Dogs' tries to make up for that.

Washington Post March 22 2018

‘Isle of Dogs’ cultural appropriation debate marks a major shift in how we watch movies

Washington Post
Comic Riffs blog March 23 2018

Smithsonian Magazine on Rose O'Neill

The Prolific Illustrator Behind Kewpies Used Her Cartoons for Women's Rights

Rose O'Neill started a fad and became a leader of a movement

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

March 25: DIY Zine Workshop

Join DC Conspiracy members Andrew Cohen and Eric Gordon March 25 1-3 p.m. for a DIY zine workshop at the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Hyattsville, Md. It’s free and open to the public.

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

Jason Rodriguez moderated a panel on comics and migration last fall

MICE 2017 Panel Discussion: Comics and Migration

A panel discussion held at the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo, October 22, 2017. Comics and Migration, with panelists Julia Alekseyeva, Dave Ortega, Iasmin Omar Ata, Leila Abdelrazaq. Moderator: Jason Rodriguez

Post Syndicate kills single Barney & Clyde strip; Weingarten discussing live now

The chat is here:

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

April 14: Nikki Ryan - Chantilly Regional Library

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!"

from Image Comics Library Market Newsletter

March 30-April 1: Awesome Con

Awesome Con is ten days away now. 

Tickets are on sale here:

Guests are listed at

Local cartoonists appearing are:

Tom King

S.L. Gallant

Rafer Roberts

Penelope Gaylord

Mark Wheatley

Marc Hempel

Matthew Dembicki

Jerry Gaylord

Cuddles And Rage

Carolyn Belefski

Bill McKay

Arsia Rozegar

Angela McKendrick

Andrew Aydin

You can see a list of programming and get an app for your phone here:

The Con has been kind enough to credit me as press again this year, so keep watching to see our coverage.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

The City Paper on another local Black Panther tie

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.

The City Paper on The Death of Stalin

Armando Iannucci's The Death of Stalin Is Political Satire At Its Finest [in print as Laugh and Death].

Washington City Paper March 16, 2018 p. 20

Again, no mention of the fact that it's based on a graphic novel.

Political cartoon PAC founder Bob Bedard has died in Baltimore


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 |  March 12, 2018

Guy Gilchrist's Muppet comic strips on exhibit in Fairfax

Cartoons unite the world: Illustrations by Jim Henson's cartoonist on display at Workhouse Arts Center

Friday, March 16, 2018

JK Snyder III interviewed about new book

Drawn to Purpose panel video and photographs online

Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden (sic, Martha Kennedy) talks with a panel of women illustrators and cartoonists highlighted in the current exhibition and book, "Drawn to Purpose." Panel will include Whitney Sherman, Barbara Brandon-Croft and Jillian Tamaki. Explore the Drawn to Purpose exhibition,