VA – Art of Richard Thompson Signing

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Nick Galifianakis, David Apatoff,  Mike Rhode, and Chris Sparks appear at the Arlington Library on Saturday, December 6th at 2:30 PM to present and discuss THE ART OF RICHARD THOMPSON, an anthology celebrating the life and career of the Cul de Sac creator. Richard will be attending, but not signing the book. A short film about Richard’s career will also be premiered.

Presented in partnership with One More Page Books.

Arlington Central Library
1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington VA 22201

DC – District Comics Signing

Press Release:

The gang behind the smash hit anthology Trickster is back with another great anthology all about the history of Washington, D.C.! Many of the writers and artists of District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington D.C. will be appearing at both our Washington DC store on Saturday, October 27 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

The Washington City Paper is running a preview of the book along with two stories in their September 6 issue. Pick one up for free or read the article on their webpage!

(We will update our list of artists as we confirm more of them.)

District Comics creators appearing include:

Jeffrey-Troy Allen
Michael Brace
Andrew Cohen
Michael Cowgill
Matt Dembicki
Dale Rawlings
Kevin Rawlings
Mike Rhode
Jason Rodriguez
Jacob Warrenfeltz

Big Planet Comics
1520 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20009

VA – District Comics Launch Party

Editor Matt Dembicki and several local contributors sign at One More Page Books on Sunday, August 19, 2012 from 3:00pm until 5:00pm for the launch of District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington, DC.

There will be more than 20 contributors on hand to sign (this will certainly be our biggest signing), including:

Rebecca Goldfield
Jacob Warrenfeltz
Tabitha Whissemore
Art Haupt
Jason Rodriguez
Andrew Cohen
Rand Arrington
Mal Jones
Mike Rhode
Rafer Roberts
Gregory Robison
Joe Carabeo
Carolyn Belefski
Jeff Barrus
Michael Cowgill
Dale Rawlings
Michael Brace
Steve Loya
Kevin Rechin
Paul Zdepski
Matt Dembicki
Carol Dembicki
Also the Small Press Expo has generously donated FREE day passes to SPX to the first 25 people who buy a copy of the book at the signing!

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One More Page Books & More
2200 N. Westmoreland St. # 101, Arlington, VA 22213

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 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!