Posts Tagged ‘Small Press Expo’

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Pre-Small Press Expo Chat with Michael Wenthe

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 [...]

ToDo ToDay: “Crank & Groove,” Neighborhood Festivals, and Mousetrap

Energized by Charles Stephenson and Kip Lornell’s book The Beat: Go-Go’s Fusion of Funk and Hip-Hop, community organizer and theater director Jessica Solomon persuaded SpeakeasyDC Artistic Executive Director Amy Saidman to collaborate on a program that conveys the vitality of D.C.’s homegrown genre. The program, "Crank & Groove: A Go-Go Love Story," takes place this weekend. Read [...]

This Weekend Brings the Biggest Small Press Expo to Date

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: Small Press Expo Edition

Small Press Expo announces its 2013 schedule. [ComicsDC]
The comedy festival Bentzen Ball will return to D.C. this fall. [Post]
Netherlands transplant and Virginia electronic-music producer Martyn makes a mix for Little White Earbuds. [Little White Earbuds]
Amherst College's Board of Trustees wants to remove and investigate six marble panels on Folger Shakespeare Library's façade. [Washington Business Journal]
The [...]

Meet a Local Cartooning Couple: A Chat With Liz and Jimmy Reed

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: Michael Kaiser’s Future Hubbie Edition

Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser is getting married to a nice guy he met at the gym. Adorbs! [Post]
Following problems with the registration process, the 2013 Small Press Expo adds more tables—and now it might be the biggest SPX in history. [SPX via ComicsDC]
(Former) D.C. band Tennis System wants your donations. [Tennis System]
"Pump Me Up" curator Roger [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Cartoonist Guy Delisle on His Year in Israel and Creating Jerusalem: Chronicles From the Holy City

Guy Delisle is a French-Canadian expatriate cartoonist who specializes in travelogues. He’s made books about Shenzen, China, and Pyongyang, North Korea, both of which he visited as a supervising animator. He spent a year in Burma after starting a family with an employee of the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders. After leaving the country, he [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat With Carla Speed McNeil

Carla Speed McNeil has been writing and drawing Finder, a science-fiction story, since 1996. McNeil began self-publishing the title as a comic book via her Lightspeed Press, then collected it as graphic novels, then started doing it as a webcomic, and most recently produced a new graphic novel and separate chapters for Dark Horse Comics. [...]

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