Posts Tagged ‘comic strips’

When Comics Return: A Chat With Derf

Regular readers of the City Paper know that comic strips and cartoon illustrations disappeared from the paper a couple of years ago.  But now, after months of secret cogitation and negotiation, they're back. “We’re thrilled to have comics back,” says creative director Jandos Rothstein in a press release. “I know a lot of our [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat With Steve Conley

As Steve Conley notes, he's done it all. He started with a science fiction Web comic (before they were called that), moved it into a comic book, switched to doing an online political comic strip, drew a few licensed comic books including an excellent Star Trek series, and now he's relaunching Bloop, a little green [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson is a good friend of mine, so of course I've been asking him to do this interview for a year. Only now that he has a new book coming out has he finally agreed. That, dear readers, is how the world works. And that's why he appears to be an overnight success, in [...]

International Ink: Think Holiday Thoughts

Many comic art books released this fall are, naturally, suitable as gifts...whether that's for someone else or yourself is up to you. Here's a few that may be of interest.
How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less (Vertigo, $24.99) is American Jew Sarah Glidden's travelogue about her "Birthright Israel" tour of the country. Religiously [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Jamie Noguchi

Jamie Noguchi is a local cartoonist whose work was just pointed out to me this week. He's worked as a cover colorist on Marvel's Spider-Girl Nos. 50-52, 54-56 and Iron Man No. 59, and on Dark Horse's Chronicles of Conan and Image's Battle of the Planets through UDON studio. He also illustrated the first book [...]

Meet a Local Comics Publisher: A Chat with Joe Procopio

Local comics fan Joe Procopio is about to launch a new publishing venture in a big way. His official line is, "Picture This Press is dedicated to broadening the appreciation and awareness of the artists who work in the fields of illustration, cartooning, graphic arts, photography, and poster design. Lost Art [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Carolyn Belefski

Carolyn Belefski recently friended me on Facebook, and on the infrequent times I look in, I've been amused by her Sketch Before Sleep. Until I saw her mention plans to attend the Baltimore Comic-Con, it hadn't occurred to me to check and see if she's a local cartoonist. I did, she is, and s0 here [...]

Meet a Local Con Organizer: A Chat with Onezumi Hartstein of Intervention

Intervention, a new webcomics convention, is starting up in town in a week. Organized by Onezumi Hartstein, this is the first convention she's produced. The con's website notes that "Web developer James Harknell and I wanted to put together an event that would compliment the existing print-centric conventions—we wanted to showcase the creators [...]

Meet a Local Con Organizer: A Chat with Small Press Expo’s Jeff Alexander

For 16 years, the Small Press Expo has attracted people who are interested in making or buying comic books that the major publishers weren't involved in, and the show is on again in two weeks. The convention's survived moving from Bethesda to Silver Spring and back, and then to Rockville (don't believe the North Bethesda [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: Rafer Roberts of Plastic Farm and Magic Bullet

Rafer Roberts sent me this note last week about the DC Conspiracy's latest anthology: "Earlier this year the idea was presented that the DC  Conspiracy would put out a newspaper filled with our comics. A  newspaper? Filled with comics? In an era where comics are presented  smaller and on handheld digital devices, presenting large format comics [...]