Posts Tagged ‘comic strips’

Arlington’s 13-Year-Old Web Cartoonist and His Talking Ice Pop

"I should have used something that at least had arms or something as my main protagonist."

Meet a Visiting Cartoonist: A Chat with Shaenon Garrity

Shaenon Garrity has made a name for herself in the web comics world. Living in California, she's been the artist for two successful online comic strips. She also writes a column for The Comics Journal, edits manga for Viz Media, and volunteers at the Cartoon Art Museum where her husband Andrew Farago works as a [...]

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 Matt Rawson

Matt Rawson is a recent member of the DC Conspiracy comics co-op (whose new and free Magic Bullet comics tabloid comes out this spring). In addition to doing a a new web comic, Rawson co-hosts the comics-related Slabbed! The Podcast Without Fear and writes for the ComicsCritique site. Rawson's previous web comic was "Cottage 3," [...]

International Ink: Gift Ideas for Comics Nerds (Part 2 of 2)

In which we take a look at a great big pile of review copies of comic books, cartoons, and graphic novels. This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Read Part 1 here.
Anyone mourning the gradual shrinking and axing of comic strips in newspapers should consider the comic-strip reprint collection. One of this year's most [...]

International Ink: Summer Reading

It's been a long time since one of these columns appeared, so here's a bunch of capsule reviews of books that have been piling up.
Crogan's Loyalty by Chris Schweizer (Oni Press, $15) is the third volume in a multigenerational adventure series. Brothers William and Charles Crogan find themselves on opposite sides during the American Revolution. [...]

International Ink: A Summer Comics Gift List

Fine, so it's way too early to think about the holidays, but summer usually requires some gift-giving. Take the opportunity to convert people to Team Comics by giving them a cartoon book.
For the high school or college graduate, Casey Scieszka and Steven Weinberg's To Timbuktu: Nine Countries, Two People, One True Story (Roaring Press, $20) [...]

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 [...]

When Comics Return: A Chat With Shawn Belschwender

Shawn Belschwender honed his cartooning chops in D.C. in the '80s, beginning in George Washington University's student newspaper and then moving over to City Paper. Now he's back. Belschwender's Clowntime Comics stars his character Refrigerator Johnny; which is fondly remembered by many Washingtonians, and will not be appearing in the Post any time soon, at [...]

When Comics Return: A Chat With David Malki!

Regular readers of the City Paper know that comic strips and cartoon illustrations disappeared from the paper a couple of years ago. Now they're back.  David Malki!'s steampunk-influenced Wondermark appeared locally in The Onion until that paper dropped its comics months ago. It's one of my favorite web comics, and I'm glad to see [...]

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