From local comic conventions to an active network of cartoonists and illustrators, D.C.’s making big moves in the world of comic books.
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"American comics are more interested in showing you Superman...flying through a window. Japanese comics want you to know what it FEELS like to fly through a window."
"If books go away in favor of digital formats, will I still be able to find an audience and make a living?"
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 [...]
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, [...]
Damian Wampler is a fledgling comic-book writer temporarily based in Arlington. While in the area, he is trying to crowdfund his graphic novel, Sevara, which he hopes will be available in shops and on Amazon in the spring of 2015. In advance of Wampler's appearance at Vienna's Game On! Comics and Games Wednesday evening, Washington [...]
Pardon me while I lift Michael Wenthe's biography directly from Georgetown Day School's website. He's about to start teaching there, including a class on comics:
Michael has worked as an assistant professor and instructor, respectively, at American University and Yale University where he taught everything from modern American literature to The Canterbury Tales. A Rhodes Scholar, Michael earned [...]
What's going to be small about this weekend's Small Press Expo? Most likely your bank account after you walk through the hundreds of cartoonists' tables. Because when you say Small Press Expo, you need to link the first two words together—it’s an expo for small presses, not just a diminutive expo. And it’s grown markedly [...]
I recently discovered local comic artist Carl Yonder, and learned he has a current comic-book series and plans to sign issues at Baltimore Comic-Con this weekend.
Let the Q-and-A begin.
Washington City Paper: What type of comic work or cartooning do you do?
Carl Yonder: I’ve done a variety of comic work; a four issue mini-series, some short stories [...]
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 [...]