Posts Tagged ‘Big Planet Comics’

Try Something Small-Press on Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day has been luring new readers into comic stores for more than a decade. Usually scheduled to coincide with a superhero movie launch, this year's FCBD, pegged to Amazing Spider-Man 2, is this Saturday, May 3.
Store owners have a choice of ordering 57 different comics from publishers to give away for free. Since they're [...]

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 [...]

How to Spend Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day has taken place the first Saturday of May since 2002, which is May 7 this year, the day after Marvel Comics' Thor movie opens. For some strange reason,  FCBD has not been declared a national holiday yet, but a family barbecue after a visit to your local store might be appropriate. [...]

Meet a Formerly Local Cartoon Editor: A Chat with Dan Nadel

Dan Nadel is a local comics guy who broke into the big time. He's become one of the best-known proponents of the idea of  comics as art. Art in Time: Unknown Comic Book Adventures, 1940 – 1980 (Abrams ComicArts, $40) is his second book on lesser-known artists, following o Art Out Of Time: Unknown [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Jeffrey Thompson

Jeffrey Thompson’s worked at Big Planet Comics Bethesda for a long time, but he's also an artist.  He’s had gallery shows of his paintings in Baltimore, does spot illustration on demand, and has done children’s books in a very interesting scratchboard style. Recently he began creating in the comics field, although his new works won’t [...]

In D.C. and Industrywide, Will the iPad Save Comics and Kill Print?

Screenshots of Marvel's Apple-device application.
For print media, the potential impact of the iPad has loomed for months—even if its implications are unclear. That's still true three days after its much-heralded landing. On Saturday, Apple reportedly sold 700,000 units of the new device.
For comics books, the iPad promises a new revenue stream and a challenge to [...]

This Saturday: ACT-I-VATE Yourself with Web Comics Creators

Members of the New York City-centric Web comics collective ACT-I-VATE will be in the area on Saturday signing copies of their first anthology book, The ACT-I-VATE Primer.  You'll be able to meet Harvey Pekar collaborator Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, The Alcoholic), Simon Fraser (Lilly MacKenzie, Nikolai Dante), Joe Infurnari (ULTRA-lad!, the Process, Mush!), and Washington's [...]

What’s So Special about Wednesday?

The counter at Aftertime Comics in Old Town Alexandria.
For most, Wednesday is probably better described as Hump Day: the day when you can just glimpse the approaching weekend. For some people, though, Wednesday is something more special—it's New Comic Book Day, or the day when comics published that week go on sale at local specialty [...]

Arts Roundup: Songs Jay Reatard Left Behind Edition

Good morning!
There will be a memorial on Saturday in Memphis for garage rocker Jay Reatard, who died early Wednesday morning at 29. Already, it appears Reatard left behind at least some unreleased material. To start, there's "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle," a Nirvana cover that popped up on his Web site yesterday. Another cover [...]