Posts Tagged ‘Cartoons’

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 Visiting Comics Curator: A Chat With Andrew Farago

Andrew Farago isn't typical of the people I interview because he doesn't make comics. Instead he organizes exhibits of them and writes about them. Andrew works at the Cartoon Art Museum, one of the few U.S. cartoon museums (the other big ones are the soon-to-reopen Billy Ireland Library and Museum at Ohio State University and [...]

Arts Roundup: Downward Dog Edition

Rest in peace, Norm Parish. [Lenny Campello]
Smithsonian raises $170,00 for its forthcoming yoga exhibit. [Washington Business Journal]
Ibiza nightclub files for bankruptcy protection. [Eater]
Politics & Prose plans a D.C. cartoons exhibit. [ComicsDC]
Who will get Arlington County's art grants? [ARLnow]

Arts Roundup: Bells Edition

How local theaters are experimenting with new ways of making theater [Post]
Meet the Washington National Cathedral's chief Sunday bell ringer. [WAMU]
Planned Fairfax Army museum needs a lot more money to open. [WTOP]
Three shot and wounded near Maryland's Seize the Dance—but it's a dance studio, not a nightclub, as this report describes it. [Post]
A roundup of [...]

Meet a Visiting Cartoonist: A Chat with Lincoln Peirce

Big Nate is joining the ranks of Peanuts, Little Orphan Annie, and The Amazing Spider-Man. A musical based on Lincoln Peirce's comic strip premiered this month at Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo Park.
Big Nate has run for years locally in the Washington Post. The Post's Michael Cavna has written about the play's creation. I'm [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with T.R. Logan

Theresa Roberts Logan is a relatively recent arrival to the D.C. cartooning scene. I met her at the Cartoonists & Cocktails fundraiser this fall when I was outbid for a piece of her artwork.
Washington City Paper: What type of comic work or cartooning do you do?
T.R. Logan: I do my daily web comic, "Fog Of [...]

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 Local Cartoonist: A Chat With Josh Lyman

Josh Lyman was a guest artist at this month’s Capicons convention, and was taking commissions (by drawing on blank comic covers) and chatting, all this in spite of a case of food poisoning. Lyman most often draws characters in a cartoony, shortened style, first made popular 55 years ago with Little Archie, and recently used [...]

Tomorrow: Nick Galifianakis at Politics and Prose

Washington Post relationship cartoonist Nick Galifianakis returns to Washington just in time for Valentine's day, with an appearance at Politics & Prose. He's speaking about If You Loved Me You'd Think This Was Cute, his new collection of cartoons drawn from his illustrations for his ex-wife Carolyn Hax's advice column, which appears in the Post. Galifianakis will [...]

International Ink: France, Canada, England, New York, and New Haven

Jacques Tardi's Adèle Blanc-Sec is a longtime favorite French anti-heroine, appearing first in comic books in 1972. She's never quite broken into the English-language market, although four books appeared in English the 1990s. Now in the wake of a movie adaptation appearing in France, Fantagraphics publisher Kim Thompson has translated her first two stories anew. [...]

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