Thursday, January 10, 2019

New Herblock exhibit opening this month at Library of Congress

Art in Action: Herblock and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times
Jan. 31, 2019 – Aug. 17, 2019

            A new exhibition, "Art in Action," will explore the tradition of artists as social commentators. Drawings by renowned editorial cartoonist Herblock will be paired with historical and contemporary artists' prints, drawings and posters that respond to major issues from the 17th century to the current day. As a political cartoonist for The Washington Post and other newspapers, Herbert L. Block, better known as Herblock, devoted his career to creating social commentary through art. Topics that drew his attention provide the exhibition's framework, including civil rights, women's rights, health, war, refugees and the role of media.

            Herblock's cartoons provide a call and response with other socially-engaged artists who expressed their opinions through art. The exhibition includes depictions of Pablo Picasso and works in the global tradition of political art by Jacques Callot, Francisco de Goya, and Leopoldo Méndez – as well as modern and contemporary American artists including Alexander Calder, Enrique Chagoya, Shepard Fairey, Kerry James Marshall, Juan Fuentes, Favianna Rodriguez and Helen Zughaib, among others.

Comics Research Bibliography 2018 print edition volumes and ebook available for order

Over 1200 pages long with more than 9,000 new entries, this is a bibliography of articles and books on all aspects of comic and cartoon art including comic books, comic strips, cartoons, animation, editorial cartoons, newly updated as of the end of 2018. It is based on the format used by John Lent in his ten-volume bibliography. Both the two volume print and the single file electronic book include tens of thousands of citations with links to information on comic book movies, the Charlie Hebdo massacre, the Danish Islam cartoon controversy and other topical matters. In the e-book, many citations are hot-linked to the web publication for ease of use.

Here's part of a sample entry (the * indicates a new entry for this edition):

                        DC Comics / National Periodical Publications

  Adegoke, Yinka. 2010. Warner Bros moving some DC Comics jobs to Hollywood. Reuters (September 21):

  Atchinson, Lee. 2003. DC's Marketing Doyenne: Patty Jeres. Sequential Tart (January)

  Bolle, Sonja. 1985. DC's 50th anniversary celebrates old favorites and new ideas. Publishers Weekly 228(Dec 6):40.

  Borsellino, Mary. 2007. Interview with a DC Editor: Jeanine Schaefer. Sequential Tart (October 1):

  Brady, Matt. 2006. Dan Didio, A 2006 Look Back [DC Comics]. Newsarama (December 13):

  Brady, Matt. 2008. SDCC 08: From Paul Levitz's Point of View [DC Comics]. Newsarama (August 11):

  *Campbell, Josie. 2012. "American Idol's" Chris Daughtry Partners With DC's We Can Be Heroes Charity. Comic Book Resources (May 31):

  Cavna, Michael. 2010. Comic-Con 2010: DC's Dan Didio talks Superman, Wonder Woman & why he loves fan interaction. Washington Post Comic Riffs blog (July 22):

To order the books:

Volume 2 covers Volume 2 covers Animation, Caricature, and Gag and Political Cartoons in the United States, as well as Canada, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia & Oceania, Central & South America and the Caribbean. $27 at

Table of Contents (highlights only)




Introduction                                                                                                                  v

United States

1.    Comic Books and Strips                                                                                 002

2.    Comic Books                                                                                                   015

·         BUSINESS ASPECTS - Publishers, Companies                                023

·         BUSINESS ASPECTS -            Distribution, Sales                                        062

·         COMIC BOOK MAKERS AND THEIR WORKS                                      140

·         CHARACTERS AND TITLES                                                                 337

3.    Comic Strips                                                                                                   540

·         CHARACTERS AND TITLES                                                                 547

·         Cartoonists                                                                                          618

3a. Web Comics, webcomics                                                                         673



4.     Animation, Caricature, and Gag and Political Cartoons                            682

4a. Comic Art                                                                                                 683

4b. Gag, Illustrative, Magazine Cartoons                                                    695

·         New Yorker magazine                                                                 696

4c. Animation                                                                                                 755

·         Animators and Their Works                                                        765

·         Characters and Titles                                                                  778

·         Companies, Networks, and Studios                                           884

4d. Caricature                                                                                                            894

4e. Political Cartoons                                                                                                904

·         Feiffer, Jules                                                                          918

Canada                                                                                                                        965

Global & Europe                                                                                                         984

·         Danish Islamic Cartoons - Religion & Censorship Controversy           985

·         Charlie Hebdo massacre                                                                          1011

·         Belgium                                                                                                    1029

·         France                                                                                                       1040

·         Great Britain                                                                                            1079

Africa                                                                                                                          1146

Middle East                                                                                                                 1155

Asia                                                                                                                             1168

·         India                                                                                                         1176

·         Japan                                                                                                        1183

Australia and Oceania                                                                                               1232

Central and South America                                                                                      1241

Caribbean                                                                                                                   1249


Editorial Cartoon by artleytoons

My cartoon, "Hump Day Trump Day."
    —Steven G. Artley, artleytoons

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Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Al Goodwyn available on ArcaMax

ArcaMax, an email service for cartooning (among other things) picked up local cartoonist Al Goodwyn at the start of the year:

Monday, January 07, 2019

Marc Singer's new comic studies book available for order

The discount code UTPRESS drops $14 off the price, and shipping is free so it's about $21.

Breaking the Frames

New in Comics Studies

By Marc Singer

Challenging common critical practices and offering new interpretations of canonical texts by Marjane Satrapi, Alan Moore, Kyle Baker, Chris Ware, and others, this volume offers the first major critique of the field of comics studies.

$34.95 Paperback
312 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 color and 21 b&w photos | ISBN: 978-1-4773-1710-5
Get your copy

1978 Stan Lee panel at James Madison University reprinted

Hello, Culture Lovers! Stan the Man Raps With Marvel Maniacs at James Madison University

Pierce Askegren, Ezra Goldstein,  David Wendelken, Jim Dawson


This interview is from The Comics Journal #42 (October 1978)

PR: Zinelab Tomorrow and Future Zinelabs

We wanted to make sure everyone knew about tomorrow's Zine Lab at the Woodridge Library.  It's a casual space where zinesters can get together to work on projects.  Supplies are provided, and many of our zinefest organizers will be there.  In fact, many people met our organizing team and decided to join up at these events. The information is below:

We're also interested in holding zine labs in all 4 quadrants of DC, and we're looking for volunteers who can help us facilitate and spaces that would be happy to host (libraries have often been their location, but that doesn't mean they have to be the only place).  Reply if you want to participate or know a great place.

All our best,
DC Zinefest Organizers 

Jan 26: Rafer Roberts signing Grumble in Annapolis

Grumble signing w/ Rafer Roberts Justin Jordan & Kristen Gudsnuk

  • Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 11 AM – 1 PM

    209 Chinquapin Round Rd, Annapolis, Maryland

Editorial cartoonists article quotes LoC's Sara Duke and formerly local cartoonist Nate Beeler

Rick Marschall on Teddy Roosevelt and Clifford Berryman

January 6, 2019

A Crowded Life in Comics –

Theodore Roosevelt, Cartoons, and Me

by Rick Marschall

Friday, January 04, 2019

Crumb and Bukowski signed book on sale at Second Story Books

Bukowski, Charles; Crumb, Robert
THERE'S NO BUSINESS [Signed by Bukowski and Crumb] Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1984.     $500 

Library of Congress Swann Fellowship applications due in February

With apologies for cross-posting—a reminder that Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon, administered by the Library of Congress is accepting applications for its graduate fellowship, one of the few in the field, for the 2019-2020 academic year. Deadline for applications is February 15, 2019. Please see the following for criteria, guidelines, and application forms:


Please email or call (202) 707-9115 if you have questions.


We appreciate the opportunity to post this notice!

Thank you!





Martha H. Kennedy

Curator, Popular & Applied Graphic Art

and poster acquisitions team member

Library of Congress

Prints & Photographs Division

Washington, D.C. 20540-4730









PR: Meet comics superstar Jason Aaron this Saturday at Third Eye Annapolis

Meet superstar JASON AARON (Avengers, Thor, Star Wars) at our Conan #1 Launch Signing at Third Eye Annapolis!!
Line caps at 1pm - all attendees must bein line by 1pm to get to meet Jason!

Limit of up to 6 items (2 from home, 3 from the table, any 1 CONAN #1) per trip through the line. 
Read all about the new Conan

Read more about Jason's Other Projects

Don't miss our Conan #1 Release Day Party on 1/2/19

Check out all the CONAN #1 Variants

Third Eye Comics | 2027A WEST ST, Suite 102, Annapolis, MD 21401

Tom King's the latest person touched by distrust of Washington

Did Batman's Tom King Work For the CIA? Yes, Yes He Did.

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Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

2018's deaths in the comic arts (from the Comics Research Bibliography)

Deaths in 2018 included editorial cartoonist Dick Adair, Édouard Aidans, British 'Garth' artist John Allard, Italian Communist cartoonist Vincenzo "Enzo" Apicella, British girls' comics cartoonist John Armstrong, Dell Comics editor Don Jon "DJ" Arneson, UK cartoonist Terry Bave, political cartoon PAC founder Bob Bedard, translator Anthea Bell, caricaturist Frankie Bernard, graphic novel writer Anthony Bourdain, Norm Breyfogle, Barbarian Books comic book store founder George "Carl" Bridgers, sports cartoonist Charley Burns, semi-pro comics creator Mark Campos, Argentinian illustrator Horacio Cardo, Kennebec Journal editorial cartoonist Ken Carlson Jr., Disney cartoonist Paul Carlson, Mother Goose & Grimm gag writer Bert (Chili) Challis, Singapore and Hong Kong cartoonist Morgan Chua, Canadian comic strip creator Phil Collins, Boom! Studios and Archaia Press president Jack Cummins, Filipino comic book artist Bong Ty Dazo, Flash and Rocketeer writer-producer Paul De Meo, Portuguese comics historian António Dias de Deus, Steve Ditko, Harlan Ellison, Judge Dredd co-creator Carlos Ezquerra, animator Pablo Ferro, comic writer Michael Fleisher, comic writer Gary Friedrich, Italian cartoonist Leone Frollo, Dr. Seuss's widow Audrey Geisel, Canandian political cartoonist Jean-Pierre Girerd, French cartoonist Frank Giroud, Fortune Kookies cartoonist Charles Grass, Argentine comics writer Alfredo Grassi, caricaturist Robert Grossman, the model for Sandman's Death character Cinamon Hadley, Jane Arden cartoonist W.G. Hargis Jr, Johnny Hart's widow Bobby Hart, Diamond Outside Sales Manager Dave Hawksworth, Baltimore Sun artist Charles R. 'Hap' Hazard, Russ Heath, 'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg, "Ponytail" creator Lee Holley, Austalian editorial cartoonist Geoff "Jeff" Hook, editorial and religious cartoonist Phil Jackson, Canadian Whites  comic book artist Murray Karn, Bengali cartoonist Chandi Lahiri,Irvine Community News & Views cartoonist Steve Layton, Stan Lee, comic strip/book artist Bill Lignante, New Zealand cartoonist Barry Linton, editorial cartoonist Jack Lucey, animator Bud Luckey, comic fan Pat Lupoff, animator Don Lusk, Portuguese comics writer and historian Jorge Magalhães, comic fan Kevin Michael McFadden, editorial cartoonist Jon "Tosh" McIntosh, Mad's Nick Meglin, editorial cartoonist Paul Miller, Block Island Times editorial cartoonist Bruce Montgomery, John Blair Moore, British comic book artist Mike Noble, illustrator Bill O'Connor, anime and manga importer Fred Patten, French cartoonist René Pétillon, Richard "F'murr" Peyzaret, Australian editorial cartoonist Larry Pickering, animator and illustrator Alice Provensen, Norwegian cartoonist "Hariton Pushwagner" aka Terje Brofos, Pop Art comic book painter Mel Ramos, Spanish cartoonist Julio Ribera, San Diego Comic-Con's president John Rogers, Momoko Sakura, animator and comics fan Jon Schnepp, Marie Severin, gag cartoonist Jim Sizemore, Odyssey Comics and Cards store owner Greg Sohlden, Howard Sparber, editorial cartoonist Marty Stanton, Wayne Stayskal, animation voice David Ogden Stiers, outdoor gag cartoonist Richard Stubler, *Indonesian cartoonist G.M. Sudarta, Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, Australian cartoonist Ron Tandberg, webcomic writer Greg Thelen, Dragon Con comics director Thom Trainor, illustrator Wallace (Wally) Tripp, Soviet animator Eduard Uspensky, Belgian comic book artist William Vance, Comic Heaven store owner John Verzyl, comic book artist Clifford Vanmeter, animator Will Vinton, British comic book cover artist Bob Wakelin, Mort Walker, animation music composer Robert J. Walsh, comics historian Hames Ware, comic store owner Dennis Webb, Danish comic strip creator Werner "WOW" Wejp-Olsen, UK indy comic book creator Terry Wiley, underground newspaper publisher John Wilcock, small town cartoonist Lorraine Williams, 'Walking Dead' tv actor Scott Wilson, Chicago Sun-Times cartoonist Cliff Wirth, Hong Kong cartoonist Yim Yee-king AKA Ah Chung …

Big Planet New Year's holiday hours and sale

These hours are for the Bethesda store ONLY. Please note:  All locations will be open on New Year's Day from 12-5 with a big SALE! Everything in the store 20% OFF!
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