DC – In Between Panels

Carolyn Belefski, Molly Lawless, Matt Dembicki, and Mike Rhode on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Busboys & Poets, 5th & K Streets, Washington, DC
Cost: FREE and open to the public!

The Women’s National Book Association, DC Chapter will sponsor a panel discussion on the DC graphic novel scene. The panel for the event, to be held at Busboys & Poets in Mt. Vernon, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., will include Carolyn Belefski, Molly Lawless, Matt Dembicki, and Mike Rhode. The event is free and open to the public.

Carolyn Belefski is the mastermind behind the Web comic Curls. She is also one of the creators of several other comic books: Kid Roxy, Black Magic Tales and The Legettes. She posts nightly to her blog, Sketch Before Sleep. Her work has been published in USA WEEKEND Magazine, The Commonwealth Times, Virginia Living Magazine, Magic Bullet, CROQ Zine and The Pulse on COMICON.com. She was a nominee for the Kim Yale Award for Most Talented Newcomer for 2010.

Matt Dembicki is a D. C. based cartoonist. His works include the award-winning nature parable Mr. Big, the great white shark story Xoc and Brewmaster’s Castle, a story about legendary D.C. brewer Christian Heurich. His latest anthology, Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection, has received rave reviews from Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly and the School Library Journal. Trickster has been nominated for the Young Adult Library Services Association’s 2011 Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Dembicki also hosts comic book-making workshops for kids in and outside the D.C. area.

Molly Lawless is a Boston native who moved to the DC area in 2005. She has self published mini comics as well as a compilation, Infandum!…ad Infinitum. She is currently working on a full-length graphic novel for McFarland Publishing titled, Hit By Pitch. She is an avid blogger and includes her family in what she posts daily.

Mike Rhode, panel moderator, is co-author of the Comics Research Bibliography, Editor of Exhibition and Media Reviews of the International Journal of Comic Art, and a contributing writer for Hogan’s Alley. Rhodes was named Best (Comics) Art Blogger by the City Paper for his ComicsDC blog in 2008. He edited Harvey Pekar: Conversations, a book of interviews for the University Press of Mississippi. He has written for the Comics Journal and was selected as a RFK Journalism Awards judge for the editorial cartoon division in 2009 and 2010. Rhodes currently writes about comics for the City Paper.

This event is FREE and open to the public!

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