Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017
A Best-Selling Author's Heroes for Our Time
By JAMES BARRON
A version of this article appears in print on January 30, 2017, on Page A18 of the New York edition with the headline: In the Age of Reality TV, a Best-Selling Author Calls In Real-Life Heroes.https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/29/nyregion/a-best-selling-authors-heroes-for-our-time.html
The Little Particle That Could was originally released as a black & white eBook in 2012. Noel Tuazon supplied the illustrations and Dylan Todd did the cover. Today we're launching The Little Particle That Could KickStarter for a new version of the book, in print for the first time, with color for the first time by Rob Croonenborghs and re-lettered by Jason Hanley.
The Little Particle That Could is about the friendship between two elementary particles - a graviton, which guides the force of gravity, this invisible force that pulls you down to earth, and a photon, which is the source of the electromagnetic radiation we know as light.
Sunday, January 29, 2017
"Fascism Is Not An Option"
A follow-up to the poster in solidarity with the rogue National Park Service Twitter feed, here's one in solidarity with all the guys'n'gals working the new rogue NASA feed.
Big ups from an old "Apollo Kid".
Here's a quick one -- a remix of a poster I did about 11 years or so ago -- in solidarity with the dissident National Park Service employees running a "rogue" Twitter account on their own time to continue posting environmental information currently under lockdown by the White House.
Webcomics cartoonist Ru Xu has a News Prints new graphic novel out from Scholastic's Graphix imprint. She was at Fantom Comics on Dupont Circle yesterday and I'm sure they still have signed copies.
The book is the start of a steampunk series about a young girl who pretends to be a boy to sell newspapers on the street after her family is killed in an ongoing war. She falls in with a crazed inventor and then gets involved with high-level hijinks about the conduct of the war, and also has to contend with what journalism and truth really mean.
The art is heavily-manga influenced, and I liked it quite a bit. Ms. Xu told me that one of her influences for this book is Miyazaki and one can certainly see that. She's working on the next book in the series now. Her webcomic, Saint for Rent is here.
Recommended for tweens (and aging men who like Miyazaki)
Next to the Cartooning book was an early, perhaps first edition of the Star Wars novelization for $50.
Friday, January 27, 2017
The Red Turtle is Another Studio Ghibli Delight [in print as Life's a Dream].
Michael Dudok de Wit's hand-drawn film is surreal and heartwarming.
The New York Times just killed its graphic novel bestseller lists — and authors aren't happy
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog January 27 2017
Synopsis for NewsPrints:
"Blue is an orphan who disguises herself as a newsboy. There's a war going on, and girls are expected to help the struggling economy by selling cookies. But Blue loves living and working at the Bugle, the only paper in town that tells the truth. And what's printed in the newspapers now matters more than ever.
But Blue struggles with her secret, and worries that if her friends and adopted family at the Bugle find out that she's a girl, she'll lose everything and everyone she cares about. And when she meets and befriends Crow, a boy who is also not what he seems, together they seek the freedom to be their true selves... and to save each other."
'The Red Turtle,' from Studio Ghibli, is a lyrical escape into silence and solitude [in print as Cast away with no words... and a rosy reptile].
Washington Post January 27 2017, p. Weekend 29
Q&A: 'The Red Turtle' director talks about making his first feature film
Washington Post January 26 2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017
He did cartoons for the Washington Blade and the library would like to hear from you if you knew him or own original art.
Drawing the Women's March and the Way Forwardhttp://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/drawing-the-womens-march-and-the-way-forward
There's something arch about 'Riverdale' [online as 'Riverdale' isn't about the same old Archie. (For starters, he's having sex with Ms. Grundy.)]
In 'Riverdale,' Archie Is Hot and Haunted
By JAMES PONIEWOZIK
A version of this review appears in print on January 26, 2017, on Page C2 of the New York edition with the headline: Sex, Drugs and Archiehttps://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/arts/television/review-in-riverdale-archie-is-hot-and-haunted.html
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
"March: Book Three" Makes History at the YMAs | ALA Midwinter 2017By Christina Vercelletto and Sarah Bayliss
January 24, 2017
Drawing the Women's March on Washington
By Lauren R. Weinstein January 23, 2017
Lauren Weinstein, an illustrator who draws the Normel Person strip for the Voice, attended the Women's March on Washington with her family this past weekend.
Courtesy of the Library of Congress
- Title: "To begin with, 'I'll paint the town red'" / Hamilton.
- Creator(s): Hamilton, Grant E., artist
- Date Created/Published: 1885 January 31.
- Medium: 1 print (2 pages) : chromolithograph.
- Summary: Cartoon showing "Democracy" portrayed as the devil holding a bucket labeled "Bourbon Principles" and a paintbrush (in which appears a profile caricature of Grover Cleveland), both dripping red paint with which he plans to "paint the town"; he is standing on a wall overlooking a view of Washington, D.C. showing mostly government buildings.
- Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-10482 (digital file from original print) LC-USZC4-5418 (color film copy transparency)
- Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.
- Call Number: Illus. in AP101.J8 1884-1885 Case X [P&P]
- Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
- Illus. in: Judge, v. 7, no. 172, 1885 January 31, pp. 8-9.
John Lewis' Graphic Memoir Wins 4 American Library Association Awards
Monday, January 23, 2017
Cartoonist Katie Fricas draws the march on Washington – in pictures
Katie Fricas interviewed women at the anti-Trump march in DC on Saturday – here's what they had to say
My Cartoon Diary of the Women's March on Washington
Migraines, bad signs, and heartbreak.
Archie and Betty and Veronica and Zombies
How a 76-year-old gang of teenagers wound up fighting the undead, meeting the Ramones, and starring in a sex-infused murder-mystery show on the CW.
By Abraham Riesman
*A version of this story appears in the January 28, 2017 issue of New York Magazine.
Covering Donald Trump as an editorial cartoonist
CBC News January 22, 2017
Host John Northcott speaks with Ann Telnaes, editorial cartoonist for the Washington Post about the role of an editorial cartoonist today.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
"David Ross and I took Magic Bullet 14 to the Inauguration protests this weekend. At the Capitol, a guy from CSPAN ran up to us because he recognized the newspaper from picking it up at the comic stores. Later, near the security check in Chinatown, someone else flagged us down because his mother, an art teacher, would read it. Further west, around Franklin Square, we had a pleasant conversation with an anarchist, while the police set off concussion bombs and tear gas, beside us. We gave our last issues to a guy in McPherson Square, who told us that when he was in high school, his bedroom walls were decorated with show posters, and Magic Bullet pages."
Saturday, January 21, 2017
As Joe Biden exits, comedy bids farewell to a one-man gold mine
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog January 19 2017
Beginning at noon is Mocomcon at the Silver Spring library.
January 21, 2017
900 Wayne Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910
We are very excited to be holding our very first comic convention, MoComCon. This event is open and accessible to all. We want to attract seasoned comic conventioneers, novices, and the curious of all ages. The event will include a variety of panels, workshops, programs, displays, exhibits and cosplay — all free of charge.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Jacket Required: With The Return Of 'The Ray,' Superhero Fashion Gets Layered