Up-top announcement: I am compiling a standing list of D.C. area webcomics, comics-related podcasts/TV shows, yearly events and other things that I’m not always able to include in the weekly roundup. This will be very much a work-in-progress I’m trying to get the initial list up by the middle of next month. I have a good list, but email me what you have (if it’s a webcomic or podcast, also include what day it’s usually updated as well as how often it’s updated). Thanks!
- Mike Rhode’s photos from the Team Cul de Sac signing at Politics & Prose (they begin at that photo — earlier photos in that set are from the earlier One More Page Books singing)
- Steve Artley’s short report and photos from the Team Cul de Sac signing at Politics & Prose
- CrashGem Studios on the Southern Maryland Comic Con
Announcements and debuts:
- Small Press Expo reveals the gorgeous Chris Ware poster for 2012
- Malaka Gharib has a new comic in the Washington City Paper (may or may not be a recurring feature)
- Xoc: The Journey of a Great White, Matt Dembicki with colors by Evan Keeling, Oni Press (20-page preview from 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.
- Through Sept. 2: “Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women” at the Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery, Jewish Community Center, Washington, D.C.
- Various dates beginning June 17: Create a Comic Book with Matt Dembicki, 7 p.m. at Fairfax County Libraries.
- July 28: Washington D.C. Zinefest, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church – Washington, D.C.
- July 28: Matt Dembicki signs copies of Xoc, Big Planet Comics College Park (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Big Planet Comics Vienna (3 to 5 p.m.)
- July 28: Support Local Creativity Showcase, featuring Rafer Roberts among others, 6 to 9 p.m., Flying Dog Brewery, Frederick, Md.
- Beginning Aug. 3: Fever Dreams of Organic Machines: The Comic Book Art of Rafer Roberts, Common Ground Gallery, Rockville, Md.