David J Bromley's knowledge of the comic art form is extensive;
he has taught "The History
of Cartoon Drawing" at Virginia Commonwealth University.
He is co-creator of the popular RVA comic strip "Art
in Shambles", which developed into art exhibits at
Capital One Corporate Headquarters, Cornerstone
Gallery and Artspace
Gallery. As a member of CompositionHouse.com,
he is a published editorial cartoonist and member of the 'Small
Press Sanctuary' at Virginia Comicon. Bromley is
from the generation when fanzines and the occassional comic
convention or specialty book were the only way to learn about
the industry; now, with the advent of regular Comicons, Comic
Shops and online publications, he is eager to share his experience
by reviewing venues, shops & events, as well as interviewing
artists, business people and educators in this profession.
War Adventure by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapisz, a
2015 release by Dover Publications, continues that
companies contributions to more serious subject
matter of the sequential art form of entertainment.
First published in 2009 by History Graphics Press...
the local newspapers reported a Richard Corben exhibit
at the famed Edgar Allan Poe Museum, this reviewer
immediately sent an email to the museum curator,
Chris Semtner. Upon his return from the Fourth International
Edgar Allan Poe Conference in New York...
definitions of cartoon art are varied, sometimes
even mutually exclusive: loose and sketchy or finished
and defined, for example. Compare E.C. Segar with
Hal Foster. But many artists avail themselves of
cartoon techniques who are not defacto cartoonists...
Books with letters pages, hand lettering, anthology
compilations and no UPC code on the front cover!
Just where, you may ask, has this selection of reading
material for the Fall Comics Review been gleaned,
“ the used comics...
having had a three-day comic book convention before,
Richmond is in for a treat. Wizard World, a publicly
owned company (WIZD), is in town for two more days
and will return next year. Full of celebrities,
opening night of Monstrous Optimism at Richmond,
Virginia's Artspace Gallery was an exciting time
- it was a reunion of friends, students, family
and colleagues for late artist Kerry Talbott - but,
perhaps more importantly, it was an introduction...
was the second annual Chesterfield Comic Book Convention,
held again at the Meadowdale Branch Library. Highly
publicized, the event was promoted across the internet
and TV Shows, including Virginia This Morning. Indeed,
the concept of a Library System sponsoring...
promised, here is a photographic overview of the
"When Pictures and Words Collide" opening night
at ArtSpace Gallery in Richmond, Virginia on Jan.
24, 2014.For newcomers to this column, this video
documents the final products of...
When Pictures and Words CollideComics Collaborations
by Virginia Commonwealth University students (writers
& artists)The idea of an inter-disciplinary,
collaborative course on the story telling art of
comics had been discussed for years by various faculty
Tye, author of Superman: The High-Flying History
of America's Most Enduring Hero, has a hit on
his hands. He is continuing a successful tour
of talks and book signings and his Nov. 12 appearance
mood of the second Thor film begins eerily, accentuated
by a now almost perfected special effects artistry:
the cross between magic and futuristic elements
are displayed by photography and computer animation
to an amazingly high degree of accomplishment.
Commonwealth University Grace Street Theatre -
VCU invited popular artist Stephen R. Bissette
to visit a cartoon collaboration class by day
and lecture students and the public by night.
They picked an outstanding speaker. True, his
work is worthy - but...
Va. Friday September 27, 2013 “ The first day
of the three day RVA Con event, new to the River
City, was off to an eclectic start that promises
to further RVA's reputation for creativity. Held...
nature of small business is to struggle. The goal
is to persevere and eventually prosper. The artist-businesspeople
of the recent Small Press Sanctuary, part of the
Richmond based Virginia Comicon, are testament
to this attitude of enthusiasm and...