Monday, December 28, 2020

More on Wonder Woman from Betancourt of The Post

Wonder Woman survives a pandemic and polarizing reactions to remain one of the top superhero franchises

David Betancourt

Washington Post Dec. 28, 2020

For Pedro Pascal, this is the way to play a villain when you're also the coolest hero in the galaxy

David Betancourt

Dec. 26, 2020

Fine art animation at the Hirshhorn for a few more days

At the Hirshhorn, six online art videos ask how media shapes memory [fine art animation; in print as Videos find their messages in the media]

Saturday, December 26, 2020

2021 RFK Journalism Awards are now accepting submissions for editorial cartoons

We invite you to submit your work published or broadcast in 2020. The deadline for all submissions is February 1, 2021.

Robert F. Kennedy Book Award
The Robert F. Kennedy Book Award was founded in 1980 with the proceeds from Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.'s best-selling biography, Robert Kennedy and His Times. Each year, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights presents an award to the book that, as Schlesinger said, "most faithfully and forcefully reflects Robert Kennedy's purposes—his concern for the poor and the powerless, his struggle for honest and even-handed justice, his conviction that a decent society must assure all young people a fair chance, and his faith that a free democracy can act to remedy disparities of power and opportunity." The Robert F. Kennedy Book Award has been recognized as one of the most prestigious honors an author can receive. 

Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards

Launched in 1969 by the reporters who covered Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign, the prestigious RFK Journalism Awards honor a free and fair press and celebrate media professionals whose work explores issues of human rights, social justice, and the power of individual action. Awards are presented for 13 categories—spanning print, television, radio, photography, new media, and editorial cartoon—and are among the few determined by peers. Past winners include the Washington Post, National Public Radio, the Alabama Media Group, CBS's 60 Minutes, ProPublica, Newsy, and the New Yorker.

This year, RFK Human Rights will present special recognition awards for work that illuminates the themes of Criminal Justice Reform and Immigration, with a specific focus on Mass Incarceration and its implications, causes, alternatives, and remedies.

Cavna on Wonder Woman in DC

How Patty Jenkins turned 'Wonder Woman 1984' into a personal Washington story

Friday, December 25, 2020

That darn Telnaes

Ann Telnaes's Sunday Opinion editorial cartoon, "All the Republican rats."

Anne C. Stalfort, Easton, Md.

Aaron Rubin, Rockville

Jack LichtensteinAlexandria

Katherine Murphy, Falls Church

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Pop Culture Happy Hour

'Wonder Woman 1984': Waiting For Gadot

Gal Gadot returns as Diana Prince in Wonder Woman 1984.

Warner Bros.

Wonder Woman 1984 arrives as one of the biggest films yet to stream at home at the same time it hits theaters. Like its successful predecessor, 2017's Wonder Woman, it's directed by Patty Jenkins and stars Gal Gadot as our heroine. Chris Pine is back as Steve Trevor, and new cast members include Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal.

Weldon on Wonder Woman

This week's comic in The Lily

Comics  //  Perspective

My mom asked to be in my pod. I feel guilty saying no — but I want to keep her safe.

With the holidays looming, it's becoming more difficult to find a balance

By Marian Blair and Lily Feinn

Read more

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Herblock and fine art

Herb Block and Picasso?: One Cartoonist Connects with the Fine Art World

Martha H. Kennedy

Thomas Nast's Santa

A Visit from Santa…Who You Might Not Recognize

by Neely Tucker

Library of Congress Blog December 23, 2020

Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "Merry Christmas!"

From DC's anarchist cartoonist, Mike Flugennock -

"Merry Christmas"

So, after all the thrashing and banging and cheap theater, the next one-time stimulus check will be a whopping-ass means-tested $600. For all the people who are sick and dying of COVID19, who are about to  lose their jobs and homes, SIX HUNDRED DAMN DOLLARS.

Mind you, they practically broke their goddamn necks to approve a $740bn war budget, but for everybody out here sick, dying, unemployed, homeless...? SIX HUNDRED DAMN DOLLARS.

Luckily, we all have plenty of "understanding" to pay for our rent, groceries, utilities and COVID19 shots.


"Second stimulus check: How much will you get?" Aimee Picchi at CBS 
News, 12.21.2020

"House approves defense spending bill amid Trump veto threats" Daniel 
Uria at UPI, 12.08.2020

Wuerker talks to Rowson about Trump

Here's why cartoonists are going to miss Trump

Matt Wueker


Tuesday, December 22, 2020

The Post reviews Soul

Pixar's 'Soul' has plenty of visual razzle-dazzle, and a convoluted, existential plot

Dec. 19, 2020

Cavna talks to Soul director

Kemp Powers's long journey to becoming Pixar's first Black writer-director

Michael Cavna

Dec. 21, 2020

Big Planet Holiday hours

Happy holidays, folks! Time for our holiday schedule!!

Wed, Dec 23: 11-7 New Comics
Thu, Dec 24: 11-3
Fri, Dec 25: CLOSED
Sat, Dec 26: CLOSED
Wed, Dec 30: 11-7 New Comics
Thu, Dec 31: 11-3
Fri, Jan 1: CLOSED
Sat, Jan 2: CLOSED

Wed, Dec 23: 11-7 New Comics
Thu, Dec 24: 11-3
Fri, Dec 25: CLOSED
Wed, Dec 30: 11-7 New Comics
Thu, Dec 31: 11-3
Fri, Jan 1: CLOSED

Wed, Dec 23: 11-7 New Comics
Thu, Dec 24: 11-3
Fri, Dec 25: CLOSED
Wed, Dec 30: 11-7 New Comics
Thu, Dec 31: 11-3
Fri, Jan 1: CLOSED
Wed, Dec 23: 11-7 New Comics
Thu, Dec 24: 10:30-4
Fri, Dec 25: CLOSED
Sat, Dec 26: 11-6
Wed, Dec 30: 11-7 New Comics
Thu, Dec 31: 11-3
Fri, Jan 1: 12-6 – 20% off sale!

Michael O'Connell returns to Caniff at TCJ.

The Mystery Of The Caniff Nude!