Posts Tagged ‘autobiography’

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Rachel Scheer

One More Page bookstore in Arlington had a notice in its most recent newsletter: "Local writer and collector Rachel Scheer leads a dynamic discussion about the autobiographical comics genre. Guests are invited to participate in a question-and-answer session and a brief drawing and writing activity." The event happens Thursday at 7 p.m. I hadn't [...]

Meet a Semilocal Cartoonist: A Chat with Ben Hatke

Ben Hatke actually lives in Front Royal, Va., but we'll call him local: He does book signings here, most recently at the Capicons convention and Big Planet Comics. The classically trained artist with an infectious grin works well with kids—at his Politics & Prose talk for his first book, he ended it with a backflip, [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat With Katie Omberg

Katie Omberg is a young lesbian cartoonist whose Office Bitch webcomic reminds me favorably of the early days of Dykes to Watch Out For. She's also the creator of Gay Kid, a mini-comic about growing up.
Washington City Paper: What type of comic work or cartooning do you do?
Katie Omberg: I have two different projects right [...]

International Ink: Pirates, Ghosts, and Wookies, Oh My!

Books for review have been piling up again, but the fall con schedule has been working against me. Here's some quick hits of material I've read recently.
Set to Sea by Drew Weing (Fantagraphics, $16.99) is a graphic novel largely because there's nothing else to call these things yet. The book is about 150 pages long, [...]

Meet a Visiting Cartoonist: Ryan Claytor, the Man Behind Elephant Eater Comics

Ryan Claytor was feeling restless this spring. The minicomics artist and fledgling assistant professor of comic art decided to visit 15 American states and five Canadian provinces promoting his new comic, And Then One Day No. 8. He'll be making three stops in our area this week, so we took the opportunity to question him.
Washington [...]