Posts Tagged ‘animation’

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat With G.E. Gallas

G.E. Gallas is a multimedia creator who is currently raising funds to make her short film Death Is No Bad Friend, about Robert Louis Stevenson. She's also working on two web comics, and has illustrated a new young adult book, Scared Stiff: Everything You Need to Know About 50 Famous Phobias. Recovering from emergency gall bladder surgery, [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Essa Neima

Originally from Damascus, Syria, Essa Neima now teaches animation at the University of the District of Columbia. Over the summer, two of his pieces were on display at the "cARToons" exhibit in Politics and Prose's café.
This interview has been edited for clarity.
Washington City Paper: What type of comic work or cartooning do you do?
Essa Neima: The [...]

Meet a Local Cartooning Couple: A Chat With Liz and Jimmy Reed

You may have spotted Liz and Jimmy Reed at the first Awesome Con in D.C. this spring. Together, the married couple cartoons about food in a variety of media, including webcomics, minicomics, and sculptural dioramas. Arts Desk spoke to the duo, who answered our questions as a single human unit.
Washington City Paper: What type of comic work or [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Alexa Polito

Alexa Polito set up in the lobby of this year's AnimeUSA con in Woodley Park. She sold me a copy of her mini-comic Rough Sex Vol. 1: A NSFW Sketchbook and answered our usual questions after the show.
Washington City Paper: What type of artwork do you do?
Alexa Polito: I do character illustration, focusing on cool [...]

International Ink: Gift Ideas for Comics Nerds (Part 2 of 2)

In which we take a look at a great big pile of review copies of comic books, cartoons, and graphic novels. This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Read Part 1 here.
Anyone mourning the gradual shrinking and axing of comic strips in newspapers should consider the comic-strip reprint collection. One of this year's most [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Marty Baumann

Marty Baumann is a cartoonist who works in a variety of media—he's done a comic book story, The Crater Kid, that appeared in the back of Steve Conley's Astounding Space Thrills comic; children's books such as Old Pard The Last Singing Cowboy; and the hilarious movie poster parodies in Posterama! Coming Attractions That Never Arrived. His [...]

Meet a Visiting Cartoonist: A Chat With Paul Hornschemeier

Paul Hornschemeier is cartoonist from Ohio who has a degree in philosophy. He's now living outside Chicago, and has a new mainsteam publisher for his latest book, Life with Mr. Dangerous (Villard), which was previously serialized in Fantagraphic's Mome anthology.
Washington City Paper: How do you do it? Traditional pen and ink, computer or [...]

Meet a Visiting Cartoonist: A Chat With Jason Little

Jason Little made a big splash in the alternative comics world with his Xeric grant-funded debut, Jack's Luck Runs Out, in 1998. More than a decade later, I can remember being absolutely blown away when I first saw the comic at SPX. The Jack of the title, and the other main characters, were based on [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Rob Steibel

Robert Steibel recently let me know about Wild Life, his new webcomic. It turns out that Steibel is yet another University of Maryland cartoonist alumni and has recently returned to both the area and to comics. Steibel's going to work in the single-panel format, and writes that "Wild Life is the umbrella title for four [...]

International Ink: Think Holiday Thoughts

Many comic art books released this fall are, naturally, suitable as gifts...whether that's for someone else or yourself is up to you. Here's a few that may be of interest.
How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less (Vertigo, $24.99) is American Jew Sarah Glidden's travelogue about her "Birthright Israel" tour of the country. Religiously [...]

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