Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Local cartoonists on School Library Journal's best of 2017 list

Juana Medina is on twice.

Gareth Hinds is on for his Samurai illustrations.

March vol. 3 by John Lewis, Andrew Ayden and Nate Powell is on the list.

Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "The Most Busted Name In News"

From Washington's anarchist cartoonist Mike Flugennock:

"The Most Busted Name In News"

It sure has been a real shitburner of a month for U.S. corporate media, hasn't it? Aside from other notable debacles last week, the top honors went to CNN for their spectacular self-own involving the wrong date on an email in a Wikileaks trove in its "bombshell" Russiagate report which cited multiple sources -- unnamed, of course. Once the correct date on the email was revealed, CNN's "bombshell" -- like pretty much all U.S. media Russiagate "bombshells" -- turned out to be a big, empty dry fart.

But wait, there's more! After that whole hot mess collapsed, David Frum, senior editor of The Atlantic, added to the hilarity by going on CNN, looking the whole country straight in the eye, and telling us that "The mistakes are precisely the reason people should trust the media." Ohhhh, yeah. Keep fucking that chicken, Dave.

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Saturday, December 09, 2017

Beyond Comics Shepherdstown store closing sale

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Sadly we are closing our Shepherdstown location.

Our other stores are doing well and will continue to operate normally.
Starting December 5th
60% OFF
Entire Store*
Some items may have a maximum discount. Visit the store for details.
Graphic Novels
60% OFF!
Comic Books
60% OFF!
60% OFF!
Comic Books
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Toys & Action Figures
60% OFF!
40% OFF!
Magic Singles
Black Commons
$1 for up to 100
Magic Singles
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5 for $1
*Excludes certain items including but not limited to Pokemon Boosters, Pokemon Elite Trainers, MTG Ixalan, MTG Amonkhet, MTG Binder Singles, New product November 1st forward, Games from the last month, Dice, Special Orders, Sideshow Products, Hot Toys Products, S.H.Arts Figures.
Fixtures, Showcases, Bookcases...it all must go.

That darn Dana Summers

Christopher Columbus was not a Pilgrim [in print as The wrong place at the wrong time].

Howard Kaplan, Chevy Chase

December 9 2017
online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/christopher-columbus-was-not-a-pilgrim/2017/12/07/1ed14e4c-d9fd-11e7-a241-0848315642d0_story.html

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Tonight: Lecture on French comics in Alexandria

Lecture: "An Introduction to French Comics" for 12/7/2017



A high-level introduction into how a closely neighboring culture views the humble comic book in a completely different way.About the Speaker: RM Rhodes has a day job and lives in Arlington, but he would prefer to be known as a comics creator and historian. He has written articles and reviews for sites like Forces of Geek, Need Coffee, The Hooded Utilitarian, and Comics Workbook. He is learning French so he can read his French comics and enjoys talking about himself in the third person. $5, Doors at 6:30 p.m., lecture at 7 p.m., followed by a wine and dessert reception.

VENUE: The Lyceum CAPACITY: 120 PRICE: $5.00 DATE: 12/7/2017 EVENTID: 6000278

The Post interviews Ferdinand voice actor

Five Minutes With: John Cena

December 7 2017, p. C2

Comic books on TV in the Express

Comic-book heroes flock to TV, but why are they so popular? [in print as It's a bird! It's a plane! It's another comic on TV!]

December 5

Express December 7 2017, p. 46

online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/comic-book-heroes-flock-to-tv-but-why-are-they-so-popular/2017/12/05/1d6eecca-d9db-11e7-a241-0848315642d0_story.html

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "In Solidarity with Imprisoned Cartoonists"

From DC's anarchist cartoonist Mike Flugennock:

"In Solidarity With Imprisoned Cartoonists"

In solidarity with cartoonists imprisoned, or currently threatened with imprisonment in India, Malaysia, Turkey, Equatorial Guinea and Australia.

Bala, India: https://www.ndtv.com/tamil-nadu-news/cartoonist-bala-arrested-in-chennai-for-criticising-chief-minister-officials-1771430

Zunar, Malaysia: https://www.zunar.my/about-me/

Musa Kart, Turkey: http://www.cartooningforpeace.org/en/soutiens/musa-kart-turquie/

Nse Ramon, Equatorial Guinea: http://freenseramon.egjustice.org/

Eaten Fish, Iran: https://eatenfish.com/

The Cumhuriyet 17, Turkey: https://muftah.org/turkey-trial-cumhuriyet17/

Dec 9: GRUMP returns to Crystal City

GRUMP 2017

GRUMP Crystal City is taking place on December 9, 2017, noon to 5pm at Crystal City Underground. Shop from 50 local makers and meet our Yeti (or two!). Vendors for GRUMP are chosen via jury in October each year. We get over 100 applications for less than 50 spaces. Follow GRUMP on Facebook to learn about upcoming shows. GRUMP 2017 shows are full.

GRUMP is ALSO coming to Zoolights at the National Zoo, December 15-17, 2017, from 5pm-9pm.

Cartoonists or illustrators I recognize are Spaghetti Kiss, Steve "Spotch Monsters" Loya, Annie & Linda Lunford aka Laughing Moon Artworks, and Santiago Casares.

Exhibit on Graphic Medicine opens at National Library of Medicine in January

New Ideas at the NLM: Graphic Medicine

by Circulating Now

By Patricia Tuohy and Erika Mills


Here's the exhibit details:

A banner from the Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well Drawn Special Display.
Design for the upcoming special display, Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn!

To make more widely known this new collection, the National Library of Medicine will launch a project on January 30, 2018 titled Graphic Medicine: Ill-conceived and Well Drawn! Ellen Forney, comic artist and author, guest curated this project, which includes a special display in the History of Medicine Division reading room, a traveling banner exhibition, and a new online exhibition. More information will be available on the National Library of Medicine homepage starting January 18, 2018.

Pictures from Cullen Murphy's talk at Politics and Prose

Bruce Guthrie has the photos up on his website.

Cullen Murphy - Cartoon County: My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe
Murphy, editor at large at Vanity Fair and the author of books including God's Jury, grew up in the middle of a thriving community of illustrators and cartoonists in southwestern Connecticut. His father, John Cullen Murphy (1919-2004), who had been a student of Norman Rockwell's, drew the popular comic strips Prince Valiant and Big Ben Bolt. Their neighbors were the artists responsible for classic comics ranging from Beetle Bailey to Hi and Lois to Family Circus. Murphy's memoir pays tribute to these many creative individuals and warmly evokes the spirit of a bygone era.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The Post talks to Gene Yang about Secret Coders

Authors help build interest beyond the Hour of Code

"Secret Coders" and "Girls Who Code" are among the offerings to inspire future programmers. [in print as New books for young readers illustrate the basics of coding].

Washington Post December 5 2017, p. C8

A panel from "Secret Coders: Robots & Repeats" by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes. (Macmillan)

Cullen Murphy at Politics and Prose bookstore

Murphy is talking about his father cartoonist John Cullen Murphy, including his role as a model for Norman Rockwell. 

Cullen Murphy at Politics and Prose bookstore

Murphy is talking about his father cartoonist John Cullen Murphy. 

Anime USA is this weekend - Anime USA 2017 Newsletter

Anime USA 2017 Newsletter, Volume 18: Guidebook, Pocket Guide, and Last Events Update --- See You Soon
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Kaffee Talks

Get up close and personal with our voice actors! Come sit down and relax with your favorite voice actor over tea, coffee, and French pastries. Meet in a small intimate setting and ask all your burning questions! One hour – $40 Click here to register for this event.
Saturday 11:00am – Oscar Seung and Leah Clark
Saturday 1:00pm – David Trosko, Chris Cason, and Chris Patton
Sunday 11:00am – Lisle Wilkerson and Trina Nishimura

Tokyo Attack Arcade

From driving simulators to Purikura to claw games to Dance Dance Revolution, Tokyo Attack will bring the Japanese arcade experience to you!
Visit Tokyo Attack Facebook or Tokyo Attack Twitter to see the list of games.

Scavenger Hunt 

We've all seen and done some crazy stuff around anime conventions, so Anime USA decided to make a game of it! Come to the Info Desk any time on Friday and sign up for our Scavenger Hunt, where teams of up to 4 people can go around the convention and try to get pictures of the 50 items on our list. 
Click here for the rules and scoring system 

Idol Showcase

Join us on Saturday in Stage 2 to see five of these extremely talented teams not only entertain you, but completely immerse you in the world of Idol culture! Click here for more information.

Tabletop Gaming

There is a lot of fun to be had at the Traditional Games Room at AUSA. From a large variety of board and card games, to various role playing games. If you want to run something or bring a game yourself feel free. Come stop by, play a game, have fun, and meet new people. Hope to see you there.

Pathfinder Demos / Gaming
Come out and learn the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, one of the most popluar tabletop fantasy roleplaying games on the market today. These events run as a series of 45-60 minute "quests" and are a great introduction to the system. Play one or as many as you'd like. Pregenerated characters will be available and all experience levels are welcome.
Fri: 3pm-6pm    Sat: 10am-2pm and 8pm-midnight 
Sun: 10am-2pm 

Starfinder Demos / Gaming
Come out and learn the Starfinder Roleplaying Game, one of the hottest new sci-fi tabletop roleplaying games out. These events run as a series of 45-60 minute "quests" and are a great introduction to the various aspects system including ship combat. Play one or as many as you'd like. Pregenerated characters will be available and all experience levels are welcome.
Fri: 8pm-12am    Sat: 3pm-7pm and 8pm-midnight

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