Posts Tagged ‘Manga’

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Alexa Polito

Alexa Polito set up in the lobby of this year's AnimeUSA con in Woodley Park. She sold me a copy of her mini-comic Rough Sex Vol. 1: A NSFW Sketchbook and answered our usual questions after the show.
Washington City Paper: What type of artwork do you do?
Alexa Polito: I do character illustration, focusing on cool [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Jennifer Zyren Smith

Jennifer Zyren Smith is a local cartoonist responsible for the Web comic LaSalle’s Legacy, which is a seafaring strip created with manga's simplified lines and style. "It's a manga-inspired fantasy graphic novel and has been online for a year and a half," she says. Smith has collected the comic as both a print-on-demand comic book [...]

International Ink: Back to the Future

Where were you on Oct. 29, 1986? That's when the third world war broke out and the world was destroyed in atomic fire, at least in the universe of The Atomic Knights by John Broome and Murphy Anderson (DC Comics, $39.99). The Atomic Knights were six adventurers who discovered armor that had somehow become radiation-proof, [...]

International Ink: Clowes, Kids, Crackers and Hellboy

Maybe Dan Clowes is experimenting on his readers. In Wilson (Drawn & Quarterly, $21.95), his new book from the Canadian publisher, he uses a tightly designed approach to tell the story of an extremely unlikable protagonist. Perhaps he was curious how far he could push two of the defining features of his work? The book [...]

Arts Roundup: Rabbit Hole Edition

*Nobody seems to be able to get through a review of Alice in Wonderland without invoking a rabbit-hole metaphor. The Washington Post's Ann Hornaday likes it, though.
*The Washington Post's Monica Hesse profiles Cruella DeVille. Wait, I'm sorry, that's bestselling romance writer Danielle Steele. Apparently she has a pretty great sense of humor.
*The battle over the [...]