- AWESOME CON: ‘Curls’ creator Carolyn Belefski on the creative ‘mischief’ that has spawned her rich art career, Michael Cavna, Comic Riffs
- iFanboy Upstarts: Liz Suburbia, Chris Arrant, iFanboy
- Sacred Heart is a webcomic tale of punks and murder, without adult supervision, Lauren Davis, io9
- Keeping alive the joys of ‘nerd-dom’ at comics convention, Meredith Somers, Washington Times
- Comic lovers gather at first Awesome Con D.C., Theresa Vargas, Washington Post
- At Awesome Con D.C., Comic Book Debuts, Intergalactic Debates, and Sci-Fi Speed Dating, Eileen Shim, DCist
- Time to Do-It-Yourself: Publishing, podcasting and comics, It’s All Journalism. Features Matt Dembicki, Carolyn Belefski and Joe Carabeo.
Free Comic Book Day events (May 4):
- Matt Dembicki, S.G. Artley and Michael Cowgill at Big Planet Comics, Vienna, Va.
- Andrew Cohen and Evan Keeling at Big Planet Comics, Washington, D.C.
- Art Hondros at Big Planet Comics, Bethesda, Md.
- Troy-Jeffery Allen and Matt Rawson at Fantom Comics, Washington, D.C.
- Jacob Warrenfelt?z at Third Eye Comics, Annapolis, Md.
- Rafer Roberts and John Shine at Beyond Comics, Gaithersburg, Md.
- Carolyn Belefski and Joe Carabeo at Laughing Ogre Comics, Fairfax, Va.
- Rob Anderson at Laughing Ogre, Lansdowne, Va.
- Cary Nord, Brandon Seifert, Greg LaRocqoue, Joe Keatinge, Mike Moreci, Steve Seeley, Marc Hempel at Collectors Corner, Baltimore, Md.
- Adam Kubert, Frank Cho, and Steve Conley at Cards, Comics & Collectibles, Riestertown, Md.
- Now through Aug. 18: ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950, Jewish Museum of Maryland, Baltimore, Md.
- April 25: Growing Up with Graphics panel with Eleanor Davis, Nathan Hale, Andrés Vera Martínez, and Mark Siegel and moderated by Michael Cavna, 7 p.m., Politics & Prose, Washington, D.C.
- May 4: ThinkGeek’s Super Awesome Super Art Fight, 5 p.m., Jammin Java, Vienna, Va. Tickets are $10 general admission; ages 13 and older.
- May 11: ANS Sci-Fi and Comic Con, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Archbishop Neale School, La Plata, Md.
- May 16-19: The Intergalactic Nemesis: A Live-Action Graphic Novel, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. More information and tickets.
- May 18: Gaithersburg Book Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Gaithersburg City Hall, Gaithersburg, Md. Features Dave Roman and Matt Dembicki.