Got the "hardware" this weekend at the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo in Columbus, Ohio, for First Place for Xoc and Second Place for District Comics. Big thanks to all the contributors in the anthology and double kudos to my pal Evan Keeling, who pulled coloring duties on Xoc and for a story in District Comics.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Friday was the closing reception for the cARToons exhibit at the University of the District of Columbia, which included a few pages from some of my comics. Here are some photos courtesy of photographer Bruce Gutherie.
ComicsDC blogger Mike Rhode (left)
Steve Perryman (left) from the Library of Congress
Cartoonist extraordinaire Steve Artley mugs for the camera (right)
Posted by Matt D. at 8:28 AM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I have the honor of having two of my books Xoc: The Journey of a Great White (Oni Press) and District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington, D.C. (Fulcrum Publishing) being named the winner and second place in SPACE Prize's graphic novel category. The awards are part of the annual Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo in Columbus, Ohio, which is one of my favorite comics shows.
Friday, February 14, 2014
The exhibitors are posted, the programming is set, the blog is rolling with cool cartoons from kids, and now we're finishing up some awesome items for the show, like button pins and T-Shirts! AND following the show there is a showing of 'Dear Mr. Watterson,' a documentary about Calvin & Hobbs (with live music by the band that contributed to the soundtrack!)
Don't forget: March 8, noon-6 p.m., Artisphere in Rosslyn, Va.! It's a block from Metro's orange line and there is validated parking at the building. Plus the event is FREE!
Photos (and work!) courtesy of Smudge co-coordinator Tina Henry
Posted by Matt D. at 3:22 PM
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Thursday, January 2, 2014
My friend Tina Henry and I are organizing a new indie comics show in the D.C. area for March 8 called Smudge! Although it will feature exhibitors selling their indie comics and related items, we also want the show to inspire new cartoonists, especially kids. To do that, we will include hands-on workshops as well as a few interactive panels. If you're interested in applying for a table, click here. Meanwhile, below are a few drafts of logos I did for the show. We went with the one that is colored, but I kinda like the other ones, too.
Posted by Matt D. at 9:06 PM