Posts Tagged ‘Cartoonists’

Flow Chart: D.C.’s Thriving Comic-Creator Scene

From local comic conventions to an active network of cartoonists and illustrators, D.C.’s making big moves in the world of comic books.

Reviewed: “Donkeys & Elephants” at Studio Gallery

Considering how much the practice of politics—and the media—has changed over the years, it’s something of a surprise to realize how resilient the art of political cartooning has been. The Studio Gallery is mounting a “celebration” of American political cartoons, which proves to be a sprawling, occasionally inspired, but slightly scattershot endeavor.
The exhibit's strength comes [...]

Meet a Visiting SPX Cartoonist: A Chat With Keith Knight

Keith Knight, the prolific creator of (th)ink, The Knight Life (which runs Sundays in the Post) and The K Chronicles, who's also a 2011 Glyph and 2010 Inkpot award winner will be at the Small Press Expo again this year. Keith (or Keef as his friends call him) has been a regular attendee for years at SPX, self-syndicating and self-publishing his cartoons, which [...]

Reviewed: Krazy & Ignatz in Tiger Tea by George Herriman

Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson thought that George Herriman’s work was peerless. “Krazy Kat is a completely unique strip,” Watterson told Honk magazine. “I think it’s the best comic strip ever drawn…I marvel at it because it’s beyond duplication. It’s like trying to paint a sunrise—you’re better off not even trying.” Watterson even paid [...]

Anti-War Cartoon Friday

Casual Friday? You're in Washington—you can do better than that. How about Anti-War Cartoon Friday? Once upon a time, Americans used to protest wars they didn't believe in and cartoonists helped fight the anti-"good fight" fight. My, how the world has changed. Tonight, editor Craig Yoe will be showing a selection of cartoons from The Great [...]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on Arts Desk: Fan Death’s Haterade, D.C. Twitter Trends, Michelle Rhee

This week, haterate spewed everywhere. The dudes behind Fan Death Records aren't impressed with D.C.'s music—and they named names. Check out what they had to say, and the 100-plus comments—angry, amused, confused—that followed:

Fan Death Records to D.C. Bands: "Stop Sucking"
Twitter Adds Local Trending; D.C. Tweeting Skews Scatological
Arts Roundup: Michelle Rhee at Sundance Edition
New Songs for [...]