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Longtime local fan, collector, teacher Ellen Vartanoff has passed away

Irene Vartanoff is noting on Facebook that her sister Ellen has passed away in hospice on March 17th. Ellen was a fixture in local fandom, and taught comics classes too. In the 1990s she had an exhibit of original comic art collected by herself and her sister which was lovely to see. She worked on three comic books for Marvel. Later today, we'll have Stu McIntire's remembrance of Ellen. [Author: Mike Rhode]
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A Remembrance of Ellen Vartanoff

by Stu McIntire I don't remember exactly when or where I met Ellen Vartanoff, but there's a good chance it was October 4th or 5th, 1975 at a small comic convention (my first) at the Howard John's Motor Lodge in Wheaton, Maryland. Gene Carpenter made the introductions as I recall. That makes Ellen my third oldest acquaintance in the local comic community. Of course, I got to see my new friend on a regular basis at convention after convention. It was sometime around 1978 when I, with...
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The Post reviews Wonder Park

'Wonder Park' is a movie about a girl with an overactive imagination, made by people who have none [in print as Going round and round...] By Kristen Page-Kirby Express Senior Arts Writer March 15 2019, p. 24 also in print as A child's imagination isn't actually this tedious, thank goodness. Washington Post March 15 2019, p. Weekend 26-27 online at
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Cavna on Batman

Sen. Patrick Leahy was in 5 Batman movies. Now he's written the foreword for the superhero's 80th anniversary. [in print as Sen. Leahy answers the Bat-Signal]. By Michael Cavna Washington Post March 14 2019, p. C1, 5 And I missed this one: Leaving Batman behind is the best thing that could happen...
Tags: Comics, Ben Affleck, Bat Signal, Patrick Leahy, Mike Rhode, Michael Cavna, Sen Leahy, Michael Cavna Washington Post, Cavna

Re-Constitution book announced by local author Beka Feathers

You can read about the new imprint from First Second here: First Second to Launch World Citizen Comics By Calvin Reid | Mar 13, 2019 The book of interest to us is: Re-C...
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March 16: Garth Ennis and Russ Braun at Third Eye Annapolis

Meet comic superstars Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys, Punisher, Night Witches) & Russ Braun (The Boys, Night Witches) at our SARA / NIGHT WITCHES Signing at THIRD EYE ANNAPOLIS this Saturday  MARCH 16th, 2019! One of our biggest signing events! Meet the legendary writer b...
Tags: Comics, Amc, Annapolis, Mike Rhode, Garth Ennis, Third Eye Annapolis, Russ Braun, Garth Russ

Comics Journal talks to Marc Singer

"I Wasn't Writing About the Work I Find Most Valuable": An Interview with Marc Singer BY Noah Berlatsky Mar 13, 2019 [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Comics, Marc, Noah Berlatsky, Mike Rhode, Marc Singer, Comics Journal

March 18: Folger Library pop-up exhibit of caricature and cartoons

The Folger on Capitol Hill has a pop-up exhibition next Monday, March 18, 2019, from 1:00-4:00 pm in the Board Room. "A scribbled form drawn with a pen upon a parchment" will present a selection of Shakespeare-themed caricatures and political cartoons from the Folger collection, poking fun at everyone from King George III to Henry Irving.   [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Comics, Capitol Hill, George III, Henry Irving, Mike Rhode, Folger, Folger Library

Singer's Breaking the Frames excerpt at TCJ

Excerpt: Breaking The Frames BY   Marc Singer Mar 12, 2019 He's a Howard University professor who wrote a new book on the problems in comics scholarship. [Author: Mike Rhode]
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Osvaldo Oyola interviews Marc Singer From his introduction: Today's talk is with Marc Singer an Associate Professor of English at Howard University and holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Maryland, College Park. Before Howard, he taught at the University of Maryland, Mary Washington College, and Tennessee State University. He is the author of Grant Morrison: Combining the Worlds of Contemporary Comics (Mississippi UP, 2012) and the editor...
Tags: Comics, Tennessee, Grant Morrison, Howard University, Marc, Mike Rhode, Marc Singer, International Comic Arts Forum, Thomas Inge, Osvaldo Oyola, University of Maryland College Park Before Howard, University of Maryland Mary Washington College, Contemporary Comics Mississippi, Nels Pearson, Prestige in Comics Studies Texas

Tom Brevoort reads Amazing Fantasy 15 original as an editor would

The original art being in the Library of Congress lets the Marvel editor do a close reading of what changes were made in the first Spider-Man story. Lee & Ditko: AMAZING FANTASY #15 Tom Brevoort The Tom Brevoort Experience blog March 3, 2019 [Author: Mike Rhode]
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Library of Congress blog on superheroines

Let's Talk Comics: Superheroines by Megan Halsband Library of Congress' Headlines and Heroes blog March 12, 2019 [Author: Mike Rhode]
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Tonight - Nerds in NoMa with four local cartoonists

March 12, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Comic Converts: The World of Comic Illustrators in D.C. Telling stories through narrative illustrations and words is a centuries-old art that continues to thrive everywhere — including D.C., where there are a number of comic art practitioners. Some do it only as a private passion, while others manage to get paid for their creative endeavors. We'll dive into the local scene to learn what motivates artists, how they find wa...
Tags: Comics, Noma, Mike Rhode, Josh Kramer, Michael Rhode, Facebook Eventbrite, Jade Feng Lee Educator Illustrator

May 8: Little Girls Graphic Novel tour at Fantom Comics

Bleeding Cool has the details. [Author: Mike Rhode]
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Art Institute of Washington shut down

Last year we noted that the Art Institute of Washington had stopped accepting new students. The New York Times has reported that essentially the entire chain of Art Institutes has closed, and last week, "... members of the faculty at Argosy's Chicago and Northern Virginia campuses told students that they had been fired and instructed to remove their belongings." [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Comics, Washington, Chicago, New York Times, Art Institute, Northern Virginia, Argosy, Mike Rhode, Art Institutes, Art Institute of Washington

Smithsonian's superhero collection via their catalog

This site seems to have gone up in honor of Stan Lee although much of it has nothing to do with his work - Excelsior! Super Superheroes Explore items in our collections related to superheroes, including comic books, original comic art, movie and television costumes and props, and memorabilia.- a surprise is a John Byrne and Jerry Ordway drawing of Superman in the National Portrait Gallery. It came as part of a collection of Time ...
Tags: Comics, Smithsonian, Time Magazine, Stan Lee, John Byrne, Mike Rhode, Jerry Ordway

Disney's Aladdin coming to the Kennedy Center in July

Tickets are on sale for members now, and open to the public next week. Disney's Aladdin Thursday, July 18, 2019 - Saturday, September 7, 2019 Theater Discover a whole new world at Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical! From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable b...
Tags: Comics, Disney, Kennedy Center, Aladdin, Goldstar, Mike Rhode

Chip Kidd is speaking at Politics and Prose bookstore on Shazan

[Author: Mike Rhode]
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Jaime Hernandez and Sarah Boxer are at Politics and Prose

[Author: Mike Rhode]
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March 23: Bill Griffith in Baltimore MAR 23 Bill Griffith's Nobody's Fool Talk & Signing Public   · Hosted by   Atomic Books Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM Atomic Books 3620 Falls Rd, Baltimore, Maryland 21211 [Author: Mike Rhode]
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March 23: Josh Frank at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Josh Frank - Giraffes on Horseback Salad: Salvador Dali, the Marx Brothers, and the Strangest Movie Never Made — at Politics and Prose at Union Market Saturday, March 23, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Giraffes on Horseback Salad: Salvador Dali, the Marx Brothers, and the Strangest Movie Never Made (Hardcover) By Josh Frank, Tim Heidec...
Tags: Comics, Washington Dc, Tim Heidecker, Salvador Dalí, Marx Brothers, Black Lagoon, David Thomson, Fay Wray, Mike Rhode, Robert Riskin, Harpo, Angelika, Josh Frank, Josh Frank Giraffes, Horseback Salad MGM, Mallory O Meara

The Post's Captain Marvel timeline

BECOMING CAPTAIN MARVEL How Carol Danvers's evolution, from love interest to the most powerful Avenger, mirrors the ups and downs many female superheroes have experienced. By Shelly Tan March 7, 2019 [Author: Mike Rhode]
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The Post, Express, and NPR on Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel Glen Weldon, Mallory Yu, Daisy Rosario Pop Culture Happy Hour March 8, 2019
Tags: Comics, Npr, Glen Weldon, Mike Rhode, Kristen Page Kirby, Ann Hornaday Washington Post, Post Express, Glen Weldon Mallory Yu Daisy Rosario

Tonight: City Paper recommends Super Art Fight March 8, 2019 8-10 p.m. Black Cat 1811 14th St. NWWashington, DC (202) 667-4490 $15 [Author: Mike Rhode]
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Gareth Hinds' new Iliad book is spawning interviews

Gareth has sent out a new email listing various bits of news about his new book. Here's some interviews he's done: The Bronze Age Gets Eloquent: Gareth Hinds Brings Us The Illiad by Hannah Means Shannon GARETH HINDS INTERVIEW – THE ILIAD March 4th, 2019 | by Dana Folkard ...
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RVA comics column features a Richmond store

RVA Comics X-Change: Issue 14 Ash Griffith | March 5, 2019 [Author: Mike Rhode]
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Herblock Prize goes to Matt Davies for the second time 2019 Winner Matt Davies Newsday Matt Davies is the editorial cartoonist for Newsday in NY and has won both the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the 2001 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism prize. In 2004 he was awarded the first ever Herblock Prize. In 2017 he received the National Headliner Award and was also a runner up/finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2011 and 2016. Finalist ...
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The City Paper reviews Captain Marvel

True '90s Kids Will Treat Captain Marvel With Guarded Skepticism The latest MCU movie has its flaws, but is ultimately inspiring when it needs to be. Alan Zilberman Mar 6, 2019 [Author: Mike Rhode]
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March 22-31: Marvel Universe Live at George Mason's Eaglebank Arena (aka Patriot Center) More than 25 Marvel superheroes and villains -- including Iron Man, Spider-Man, Hulk, Thor and Loki -- are ready to rumble at the Patriot Center in this all-new live-action spectacular, complete with state-of-the-art 3D projections and pyrotechnics, movie-style martial arts, mind-blowing stunts and even high-flying motocross. The exciting original story kicks off with The Mighty Thor smashing an all-powerful Cosmic Cube to prevent it f...
Tags: Comics, Thor, Hulk, Loki, George Mason, Patriot Center, Goldstar, Mike Rhode, Eaglebank Arena aka Patriot Center, Hulk Thor, Spidey Wolverine Iron Man Captain America

Catching up with Josh Kramer

by Mike Rhode Next week, I'll be moderating a Nerds in NoMa panel on March 12th on "Comic Converts: The World of Comic Illustrators in D.C." One of the attendees will be Josh Kramer, and it's been 6 years since I talked to him for the City Paper, so it was time to check in with him again. You've kept doing cartoon journalism in those years, although I think you moved to the midwest for a while. Is that correct? Yes. I was a 2017 Knight-Wallace Fellow ...
Tags: Comics, University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Noma, Josh, Phoebe Gloeckner, Mike Rhode, Josh Kramer, TCJ, Comics Journal, Cartoon Journalism, Mike Rhode Next