Sunday, February 25, 2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Washington Post February 25 2018, p. E3, 6.
online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/feminine-masculine-beautiful-and-strong-the-vision-behind-black-panthers-stunning-look/2018/02/22/08dbe4a8-0126-11e8-9d31-d72cf78dbeee_story.html
He loved 'Black Panther' comics as a kid. Then Marvel asked him to write a novel for the movie. [in print as 'It was the culmination of a lifelong dream']
Washington Post February 24 2018, p. B1, 4
online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/he-loved-black-panther-comics-as-a-kid-then-marvel-asked-him-to-write-a-novel-for-the-movie/2018/02/23/939d2a6e-12ad-11e8-9065-e55346f6de81_story.html
Washington Post's About US blog February 23 2018
Washington Post Solo-ish blog February 23 2018
The Afrofuturistic Designs of 'Black Panther'
For her extraordinarily detailed costumes, Ruth E. Carter studied the garments of the Maasai, the Lesotho and other African tribes. A 3-D printer was also key.
By MELENA RYZIK
A version of this article appears in print on February 24, 2018, on Page C1 of the New York edition with the headline: African Designs Inspire a Film's Look.
'Black Panther' Costumes Merge African History With Afrofuturism
By ROBIN LINDSAY and MELENA RYZIK | Feb. 23, 2018 | 2:48
Washington Post February 25 2018, p. E1, 12
online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/will-the-cool-of-a-smart-british-director-prove-the-right-temperature-forfrozen/2018/02/21/c2106238-119c-11e8-827c-5150c6f3dc79_story.html
Friday, February 23, 2018
March 15: “In Conversation with the Librarian of Congress: Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists”
"In Conversation with the Librarian of Congress: Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists" featuring Whitney Sherman, Barbara Brandon-Croft and Jillian Tamaki
Thursday, March 15, noon
LJ 119, Thomas Jefferson Building
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden will talk with a panel of women illustrators and cartoonists highlighted in the current exhibition and Library co-published book, "Drawn to Purpose." A book signing and exhibition tours will take place after the conversation in the Graphic Arts Gallery on the ground floor of the Jefferson Building.
Barbara Brandon-Croft is the groundbreaking creator of the comic "Where I'm Coming From," which ran from 1990 to 2005. She was the first African-American woman to publish a nationally syndicated comic strip. Featuring an engaging cast of African-American women, her feature brought a broad range of topical themes into the comics, including politics, history, race and gender issues, and relationships. She has since continued to use her artistic talent in activist pursuits that include illustrations for a guide for black teen girls by Franchestra Ahmen-Cawthorne entitled "Sista Girl-Fren Breaks It Down…When Mom's Not Around."
Whitney Sherman, director of the MFA Illustration Practice program at the Maryland Institute College of Art and an award-winning illustrator, has created a body of multifaceted work for national magazines, corporations and multiple book projects. She has also co-authored and co-edited a monumental new book, "History of Illustration," that covers image-making and print history from around the world, spanning from the ancient to the modern.
Jillian Tamaki, an award-winning illustrator and comic artist, has in a short span of years produced an impressive volume and variety of creative work that includes three graphic novels, web comics, editorial illustrations for newspapers and magazines, portrait drawings of authors for the New York Times Book Review, book covers, posters and, most recently, her first children's book.
Join Future Tense and Tom King—comic book writer for Batman, Mister Miracle, and The Vision, among others—for a screening and discussion of the 1982 movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The film, based on the classic science fiction franchise, follows the crew of the USS Enterprise as they attempt to stop the genetically-engineered despot Khan Noonien Singh from acquiring a powerful planet-shaping device and exacting revenge.
The event will be followed by a discussion between King, and Jacob Brogan, Slate writer and host of Panoply's "Working" podcast, about how the cult classic influenced his love of science fiction. Audience members will also have a chance to ask King their own questions about the film and his career.
My Favorite Movie With Tom King, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Tested by Parkland, cartoonists see a movement developing — and more topics to drawhttps://www.poynter.org/news/tested-parkland-cartoonists-see-movement-developing-and-more-topics-draw
Saturday, March 3 at 6 PM - 8 PM
Big Planet Comics is excited to welcome Eleanor Davis for a reading from her new book, "Why Art?" on Saturday March 3 from 6 to 8. She will give a reading from the book at 6 followed by a discussion and signing of her works. Her books will be for sale.
What is "Art"? It's widely accepted that art serves an important function in society. But the concept falls under such an absurdly large umbrella and can manifest in so many different ways. Art can be self indulgent, goofy, serious, altruistic, evil, or expressive, or any number of other things. But how can it truly make lasting, positive change? In Why Art?, acclaimed graphic novelist Eleanor Davis (How To Be Happy) unpacks some of these concepts in ways both critical and positive, in an attempt to illuminate the highest possible potential an artwork might hope to achieve. A work of art unto itself, Davis leavens her exploration with a sense of humor and a thirst for challenging preconceptions of art worthy of Magritte, instantly drawing the reader in as a willing accomplice in her quest.
Eleanor Davis has been honored by the Eisner Awards and has won a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators. Her works include How to Be Happy (Fantagraphics Books, 2014), Libby's Dad (Retrofit Comics/Big Planet Comics, 2016), You & a Bike & a Road (Koyama Press, 2017), and she contributed a short piece to the acclaimed comics anthology NOW (Fantagraphics, 2017). She lives in Athens, GA with fellow cartoonist Drew Weing. You can check out her work at www.doing-fine.com, and buy her mini-comics at www.littlehousecomics.com.