Thursday, October 19, 2017
'Wry Titters' in the Age of Trump
How New Yorker cover artist Barry Blitt became the master of the political moment.http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/10/19/barry-blitt-cartoons-interview-new-yorker-215719
|Zahler at BCC in 2014|
|Warning Label webcomic|
Jason Reynolds - Long Way Down — in the Children & Teens Dept. **FOR TEENS AND ADULTS
Fifteen-year-old Will stands in his building's elevator, a gun tucked into his waistband, heart thudding with grief and fear. When he reaches the lobby, he knows what he has to do: shoot the man who killed his older brother. But as the elevator descends from the seventh floor to the first, something unbelievable happens that forces Will to question everything he's been taught. The events unfold over the course of a single minute, revealed in verse. Long Way Down will ignite an important conversation about gang violence and the rigid "rules" of masculinity. Ages 14 and up.
This is part of the Can We Talk About This event series
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
EARLY SCI FI COLLECTION GOES TO AUCTION OCT 21
The Brammer Family Collection of more than 10,000 books, comics, ephemera
to be sold at Quinn's Auction Galleries
A treasure trove assemblage of early science fiction will be sold October 21 when the Fred and Eric Brammer Family Collection of books, comics and ephemera goes to auction at Quinn's Auction Galleries & Waverly Rare Books in Falls Church, Virginia.
An encapsulation of the collections of father and son duo, Fred and Eric Brammer, of McLean, VA, the sale represents more than six decades of purposeful collecting starting with items from early science fiction and fantasy conventions in the 1930s. Fred, a member of the First Fandom, a group of lovers of the sci-fi and horror genres, amassed a collection of pulp fiction, comic books, ephemera, classic novels, short stories and cult hits starting before the Second World War As he traveled the globe attending sci-fi conventions, Fred often purchased the newest works by burgeoning authors. Passing along his love of weird fiction to his son, Eric, the Brammer family eventually became staples at conventions sharing their passion for the genre and supporting then little known authors and ventures such as Star Trek.
After Fred's death Eric, a filmmaker and photographer, decided to bring his father's collection to auction for the purpose of using the proceeds to create a documentary examining the Brammer family story in the world of science fiction. His film will also show the influence and importance the members of the First Fandom had on contemporary science fiction and popular culture fandoms.
Highlights of the Quinn's sale will include a first edition of Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and H. P. Lovecraft's The Outsider and Others. In addition to a series of rare and desirable first editions, the Brammer Family Collection boasts hundreds of golden and silver age comic books including Batman No. 181 with the first appearance of Poison Ivy; Captain America, No. 100, and the first appearance of Captain America in his own series; Fantastic Four No. 48, "The Coming of Galactus," and The Amazing Spider-Man No. 129, the first appearance of the Punisher, among many other important and early comics.
The auction will take place Saturday, October 21 at 11 am at Quinn's Auction Galleries, 360 South Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia. www.QuinnsAuction.com
The Trump Bump
How covering Trump has changed the careers of some of journalism's hottest names
Batman Shows His Softer Side
The Dark Knight is evolving, with writer Tom King seeing Batman as 'sort of a machine that turns pain into hope.'
By Michael Rapoport
Updated Oct. 16, 2017
Appeared in the October 17, 2017, print edition as 'batman takes on a more human dimension.'
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
...although I can't figure out how to listen to these on a computer...
How Does a Comic Book Store Owner Work?
Jared Smith talks about the weekly grind of bringing comics to readers.
Over the past six episodes of Working, we've been talking with writers and artists about how comics get made. In this episode, which you can listen to via the player above, we're looking at how they make their way into readers' hands.
This week, we sat down with Jared Smith, one of the co-owners of Big Planet Comics, a chain of four shops in the Washington area. Smith discusses the ups and downs of a job that finds him reading comics almost every day. Along the way, he leads us through a week in the life of the comics shop, from the labor that goes into unpacking boxes of new books every Tuesday to the daily effort of building relationships with customers. He also talks Big Planet's publishing partnership with Retrofit Comics, a project that finds him serving an editorial role.
Then, in a Slate Plus extra, Smith talks about the comics he eagerly reads every month. If you're a member, enjoy bonus segments and interview transcripts from Working, plus other great podcast exclusives. Start your two-week free trial at Slate.com/workingplus.
Monday, October 16, 2017
SPX 2017 Panel - Good Minnesotans and Mirror Mirrors: Ten Years of 2dcloud
|Gallant inked by Earskine|
|Shadows drawn and inked by Gallant|