News, interviews and reviews:
- Written in Blood: A Conversation with Comics Artist/Writer Mark Wheatley, Bill Baker, The Morton Report.
- Review of Xoc by Matt Dembicki, Publishers Weekly, May 2012 (about a third of the way down the page).
- Big Planet Comics’ photos of Jorge Aguirre/Jeremy Whitley signing and Free Comic Book Day in general.
- Full Sanction on Free Comic Book Day (video).
- Steve Anderson of Third Eye Comics writes about Free Comic Book Day
- Cinco de Sandra: A May 5 Chronicle by Hannah Means-Shannon, Trip City.
- Rafer Roberts’ photos (part 2) from Asbury Comic Con.
- Recap: Asbury Park Comic Con – May 12, 2012 by Curls Studio.
Debuts and new issues:
- Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson’s, various artists, Andrews McMeel Publishing. Benefit book for cartoonist Richard Thompson. June 5.
- Xoc: The Journey of a Great White, Matt Dembicki with colors by Evan Keeling, Oni Press. July 25.
- Mr. Big: A Tale of Pond Life, Carol and Matt Dembicki, Sky Pony Press. Sept. 1.
- District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington, DC, various artists, Fulcrum Publishing. Sept. 11.
- Ongoing until June 17: “Life Unreal: Art by Evan Keeling and Scott White,” Northside Social, Arlington, Va. Artist reception is May 26 from 7 to 9 p.m.
- May 18-June 23: Christiann MacAuley (artist profile) at Artomatic, Arlington, Va.
- May 19: Super Art Fest 2012, noon to midnight, Metro Gallery, Baltimore, Md. Benefit for Ulman Cancer Fund. More information on Facebook or at Super Art Fight.
- May 24: Henry & Glenn Forever #1 release party with Tom Neely and Ed Luce, 7 p.m. at Atomic Books, Baltimore, Md.
- May 26: Jerry Gaylord, artist of Fanboys vs. Zombies, singing, 1 to 3 p.m. at Big Planet Comics, College Park, Md.
- May 27: Tumbler Tour of the Tumbler and Bat-Pod, Washington D.C. Time and place to be determined.
- Beginning June 2: Mark Burrier: Rare Words Exhibition, Flying Dog Brewery, Frederick, Md. Opening reception 7 to 10 p.m. June 2 with music by Old Indian.
- June 2: Russ Kick, editor of The Graphic Canon, signing, 1 to 3 p.m. at Big Planet Comics, Bethesda, Md.
- June 5: Matt Dembicki, Trickster signing, 2 to 3 p.m., Book Expo America, New York, N.Y.
- June 6-July 8: The History of Invulnerability , Theater J, Jewish Community Center, Washington, D.C. Tickets and showtime information at the link.
- Beginning June 7: “Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women” at the Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery, Jewish Community Center, Washington, D.C. More details to come.
- June 9: Nick Abadzis, creator of Hugo Tate, signing, 3 to 5 p.m. at Big Planet Comics, Bethesda, Md.
- June 10: Team Cul de Sac book launch, 5 to 7 p.m., One More Page Books, Arlington, Va.