Saturday, May 04, 2019

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Library of Congress on Free Comic Book Day

Headlines & Heroes: Newspapers, Comics & More Fine Print Blog from the Library of Congress.


This year May the Fourth, a day to revel in all things Star Wars, coincides with Free Comic Book Day, an annual celebration of comic books! And on this May the Fourth, we're particularly remembering Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew who died on April 30, 2019. He made Chewbacca one of the best-loved Star Wars characters. […]

Friday, May 03, 2019

Cavna reports on Herblock Prize ceremony

At the Herblock Prize ceremony, Jake Tapper says the spirit of political 'outrage' is a must
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post May 3 2019

Free Comic Book Day at Fantom Comics news

Fantom on Dupont Circle reached out to me today with a couple of pieces of news:

WE'VE GOT A SURPRISE FOR YOU! Looks like we're gonna be able to get our AOC Exclusive Retailer Variant by Gene Ha in time for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

We have gone in with Beyond Comics and Third Eye to get what is Fantom's very first exclusive retailer variant cover (art by Gene Ha) of the Alexandria Ocasio Cortez comic that is coming out from Devil's Due next Wednesday, but we have permission to sell these variants in advance of the street date. Here's a link to a post on our FB page with the image. Remember that they are $10 each in person, and will cost more to ship. Currently we only plan to ship domestic.

We've been in touch with Georgia Higley from the Library of Congress about providing them with a copy of the Free Comic Book Day books for the 3rd year in a row, since it's such a challenge for the LOC to get the FCBD books so they have a complete collection.

Glen Weldon's annual guide to Free Comic Book Day

Your Guide To Free Comic Book Day 2019: Best Bets For Every Reader

The Post reviews UglyDolls

UglyDolls — yes, those goofy-looking misfit toys — are in a movie. And it's actually kind of charming. [in print as Movie inspired by plush toys delivers a beautiful message]

Bruce Guthrie's photos of Awesome Con

Bruce Guthrie's pictures of three days of the Awesome Con are at

Scoop on Awesome Con

Bruce Guthrie's photos of the Herblock Prize ceremony are online

Matt Davies received his second Herblock award last night, and Jake Tapper spoke at the presentation ceremony. Both were very entertaining. Bruce Guthrie has his photos online:

DC -- Library of Congress -- Ceremony: Herblock Prize (2019): Matt Davies -- Presentation

DC -- Library of Congress -- Ceremony: Herblock Prize (2019): Matt Davies -- Reception

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Herblock speeches

Matt Wuerker introduces Jake Tapper who is speaking about the history of cartoons.

Matt Davies just accepted the Herblock Prize

...From Marcela Brane as Jake Tapper waits to speak.

Catching up with Page-Kirby's Avengers review

Make some noise for 'Avengers: Endgame.' I insist on it.

Express Senior Arts Writer
April 26 2019


May 08 2019


Date and Time

Wed, May 8, 2019

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT


Long View Gallery

1234 9th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20001



Reception • Fundraiser • Auction

Please Join Us, along with a mix of Politicians, Journalists & Celebrities to Support Our Mission to Create Safe & Civil Workplaces for Women and Men

Host Committee:

Alisyn Camerota, Gretchen Carlson, Katie Couric, Colin Crowell, Liza Donnelly, John Donvan, Michele Dunn, Sarah Glover, Nicholas Kristof, Valerie LoCascio, Dianna May, Eleanor McManus, Elisa Munoz, Dianna Pierce-Burgess, Laura Register, Jill Sigal, Jake Tapper, Cary Weekes, Ari Wilkenfeld, Matt Wuerker

Media Partner: Twitter

That darn Kal, and Big Nate

William Hogarth book for sale at Second Story Books

While the book dates from 1774, the binding is much later as this type was introduced in the 1880s and went into the 20th century.

Hogarth, William; Ireland, Samuel


London: R. Faulder, New Bond Street; And J. Egerton, Whitehall, 1794. Quarto, xvi, 183 pages, VG; beautifully bound in an elaborate full morocco-gilt Kelliegram binding, featuring an eight-color morocco inlaid cover portrait to the front board and a seven-color morocco inlaid cover portrait to the rear; rebacked with spine preserved; mild bumping to corners, slight rubbing to spine; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt; gilt Kelliegram signature stamped to the rear board's lower turn-in;

With 57 plates, some aquatint, one folding; The front inlay is Count Viviani, from plate 3, page 34, the rear inlay is from plate 1 page 25.;

Consignment; shelved case 3.


Shelved Dupont Bookstore

Price: $2,500


William Hogarth (1697-1764) was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist. His work ranged from realistic portraiture to comic strip-like series of pictures called "modern moral subjects", perhaps best known being his moral series A Harlot's Progress, A Rake's Progress and Marriage A-la-Mode. Knowledge of his work is so pervasive that satirical political illustrations in this style are often referred to as "Hogarthian". [wikipedia]

Ash Griffith's latest RVA column

May 5: Myla Goldberg at Politics and Prose

Listed because cartoonist Jason Little is married to Ms. Goldberg, and I like her work.

Myla Goldberg

Sunday, May 5 at 1 p.m.

Goldberg made an unforgettable literary debut with Bee Season. Goldberg has gone on to write two more novels as well as essays and work for children. In Feast Your Eyes: A Novel, she profiles the fictional Lillian Preston: "America's Worst Mother, America's Bravest Mother, America's Worst Photographer, or America's Greatest Photographer, depending on who was talking." Narrated by Lillian's daughter and framed as the notes from an exhibition catalogue, the book is a collection of memories, stories, interviews with Lillian's friends, and excerpts from her journals, all centering on the artist's notorious 1955 show, which included partially-nude photos of herself and her daughter.

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The Post on the Times cartoon controversy, continued

New York Times publisher orders steps to prevent running another anti-Semitic cartoon. [in print as Times adds safeguards after offensive cartoon]

Washington Post May 2 2019, p. C1, 3

Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "Only In New York"

from Mike Flugennock, DC's anarchist cartoonist -

"Only In New York"

Welp, folks, it's official: Lis Smith is the Sidney Falco of our era. 
Who else would have the skills, connections, and moral turpitude to 
pull together this ham-handed stunt involving Pete Buttigieg riding 
the subway to a joint in Harlem to split a bottle of hot sauce with Al 

It's been reported they discussed racial disparity n'shit, but let's 
get serious; this was just a freakin' foto op. They could've been 
re-enacting the fake orgasm scene from "When Harry Met Sally" for all 
we know. I mean, c'mon, look at all the freakin' cameras in that 
place, crowding the window.

The questions I'd like to ask here are: what brand is that hot sauce, 
and why haven't they brought out the mayo yet? You know... that big 
'ol jar of weak, tasteless, store-brand diet mayo...? Oh, waitaminnit...


Sidney Falco, played by Tony Curtis in "Sweet Smell Of Success" (1957)

"Pete Buttigieg meets Rev. Al Sharpton for Sylvia's lunch tradition — 
but what did they discuss?"
The Grio, 04.29.19

Saturday is Free Comic Book Day

All the local stores that I know of participate. It's considered polite to buy something as well as get the free comics.

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Malaka Gharib interview at Pacific Standard

'This Is a Book I Wish I Had Growing Up': Malaka Gharib on Living Between Cultures

The journalist and author discusses her debut graphic memoir and explains how she's navigated white-dominated spaces—as a teenager, and as an adult.