- Baltimore Comic-Con, Small Press Expo and #!&%!! turn D.C. into Cartoon Central, Michael Cavna, Washington Post
- College Park considers offering renovation incentives to entice businesses, Daniel J. Gross, Washington Post
- The 3-Minute Interview: Matt Dembicki, Aubrey Whelan, Washington Examiner
- Faux Reals: On the Deconstruction, Mainstreaming, and Redeconstruction of Superheroes, Chris Klimek, Washington City Paper (this one is marginally connected, but I thought it was interesting)
- Cul de Sac ends, Katherine M. Hill, Blast-o-Rama
- The Lost Art of Heinrich Kley, Lost Art Books, Sept. 14 (Small Press Expo)
- Remake: 3Xtra, Lamar Abrams, AdHouse Books, December 2012.
- Through Sept. 8: Fever Dreams of Organic Machines: The Comic Book Art of Rafer Roberts, Common Ground Gallery, Rockville, Md.
- Sept. 8-9: Baltimore Comic Con, Baltimore, Md.
- Sept. 14: Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, 7 p.m., Politics & Prose, Washington, D.C.
- Sept. 15-16: Small Press Expo, North Bethesda, Md. with local creators Christopher Williams, Josh Kramer (Comics Picayune), Rafer Roberts, Matt Dembicki (and family), Curls Studio, and probably a bunch of other members of DC Conspiracy, Deanna Echanique, Emily Huff, Lamar Abrams, Jamie Noguchi, Ross Nover (or his parents, apparently), RM Rhodes, AdHouse Books, Lost Art Books, interviews by Full Sanction, so many other area people I’m sure I’ve missed (email me and I’ll get you in next week!) and hundreds upon hundreds of other amazing creators and cartoonists. I’ll also be at a dedicated Ignatz Award table for at least a couple of hours on Saturday. Otherwise, you can find me running around all weekend.
- Sept. 15: Justin Jordan Team 7 Launch Party, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Third Eye Comics, Annapolis, Md.
- Sept. 22:Raina Telgemeier signing at Big Planet Comics Vienna (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and Big Planet Comics College Park (3 to 5 p.m.)
- Sept. 22: District Comics signing, 7 p.m., at Locust Moon Comics & Movies, Philadelphia, Pa.
- Sept. 22-23:National Book Festival with Raina Telgemeier, Craig Thompson and Hope Larson (comics-related events are on Sept. 23)