Posts Tagged ‘comics’

Settle Down, Nerds: Awesome Con D.C. Is Coming

At this point, it's not much of a secret that D.C.'s comic culture is manifold and thriving. It’s fructified by podcasts, blogs, and a newsletter published by home-grown comics collective DC Conspiracy. Comics devotees in the D.C. area have kindred spirits in other breeds of nerds, too: Trekkies, steampunks, LARPers—even Bronies, the adult viewers of [...]

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 [...]

There Are So Many Comics Events Happening in September

It's kind of insane how much comics-related stuff is happening in town this month. Here's a list of what's on when, who's appearing, and where to find it.
September 8-9: Baltimore Comic Con at the Baltimore Convention Center
This year the megaconvention features local cartoonists Matt Dembicki (whose anthology District Comics we feature on our cover this [...]

Meet a Formerly Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Steven Weinberg

Here's how Steven Weinberg introduced himself to me: "I'm a cartoonist and illustrator who grew up in D.C. and Bethesda. Since then, I've gone on to live all over the place, which is kind of what my first book that I just made with my girlfriend Casey Scieszka called To Timbuktu is all about. [...]

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 [...]

Heroes, Hold the Super: Suilebhan’s REALS

It's been more than a decade since a summer movie season has passed without a big-budget superhero release. Even super-anti-hero comics, like WATCHMEN, the brilliant, downbeat Reagan-era series about how the existence of superheroes would improve exactly nothing, and KICK-ASS, a more recent, less brilliant gloss on similar ideas, have been mined for the movies. [...]

Artisphere’s Half of “Party Crashers” Exhibit Opens Tomorrow

The second half of the two-part "Party Crashers" exhibit in Arlington opens tomorrow. The first part opened Nov. 19 at the Arlington Arts Center. The exhibit at the Terrace Gallery at the Artisphere, curated by Cynthia Connolly, features artists influenced by alternative comics and 'zines. The idea behind this part of the dual exhibit, according [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat With Nick Galifianakis

Nick Galifianakis began editorial cartooning for USA Today in 1992. Following that, he worked with then-wife Carolyn Hax to create the advice column ‘Tell Me About It" (now simply “Carolyn Hax”) in 1997 for The Washington Post. The column and cartoon are now syndicated. An exhibit of his cartoon prints is currently on display in [...]

Hate Comic Books? Library of Congress Opens Papers of Comics Opponent Fredric Wertham

This May, the Library of Congress quietly opened 222 containers of psychiatrist Fredric Wertham's papers. While the great majority of Americans haven't heard of the man, for a select few, the ability to read through his letters will be a big deal. That's because Fredric Wertham wrote a book about comic books and juvenile delinquency. [...]

This Saturday – “Graphic Content: A Conversation with Five DC Area Graphic Storytellers”

This weekend you can meet local cartoonists at a free program at the DC Public Library.  Shannon "G.I. Joe" Gallant, Matt "Politico" Wuerker, Andrew "Trickster" Cohen, Evan "DC Conspiracy" Keeling and Ben "Dirtfarm" Classen will be speaking on creating various types of comics. The panel will be moderated by me, your Washington City [...]