DC Area Comics-Related Film Series

If DC is close to you – check out the Cartoon Film Series at the Provisions Library – all films free!

Provisions Library is at 1611 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC 20009 (202-299-0460)

Hooked on Comix, Parts I and II
(Dir: David Moore, 1989, 90minutes)
Friday, July 28, 7 pm

HOOKED ON COMIX:Life on the Cutting Edge of an All-American Art Form showcases some of the greatest second-generation underground or alternative/contemporary cartoonists working today. HOOKED ON COMIX is a lively and entertaining documentary that delves into the dedicated and creative minds behind some of the most brilliant work in contemporary comics.

Featured Cartoonists:
Peter Bagge (Hate), Donna Barr, Daniel Clowes (Eightball), R.L. Crabb, Chester Brown (Yummy Fur), Julie Doucet (Dirty Plotte), Dennis Eichhorn (Real Stuff), Mary Fleener, Roberta Gregory (Bitchy Bitch), Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez (Love & Rockets), Carel Moiseiwitsch, Pat Moriarity (Big Mouth), Joe Sacco (Yahoo, Palestine), Stan Shaw, Triangle Slash, James Sturm, J.R. Williams, Jim Woodring (Jim), Chris Ware (Jimmy Corrigan The Smartest Kid On Earth, Rusty Brown, Acme Novelty Library), Jessica Abel (Artbabe), Archer Prewitt (Sof' Boy), Ivan Brunetti (Schizo), Cherise Mericle (Eye Spy), Terry LaBan (Eno & Plum)

Music by:
Beat Happening, Bikini Kill, Sick & Wrong, Sin Alley Kats, Laughin' Spittin' Man, Archer Prewitt, Chris Ware, Mark Greenberg, John Swihart, and Edward Hobbs.

(Dir: Wolter Braamhorst, 1997, 46 minutes)
Friday, August 4, 7 pm
A rare blend of documentary war footage from World War II with archival animated material of the time to look at the use of cartoon animation in delivering propaganda to both the general public and the armed forces.


Will Eisner, Profession, Cartoonist
Part I: The Spirit, and Part II: The Dream
(Dir: Marisa Furtado, 2001, 100 minutes)
Friday, September 1, 7 pm
Only its second screening in North America! Two parts of the a brilliant three-part documentary series on Will Eisner's remarkable and long career — which sums up the history of the medium itself.


Funny Ladies: A Portrait of Women Cartoonists
(Dir: Pamela Briggs, 1988, 46 minutes)
Friday, September 8, 7 pm
A documentary that explores why there are so few women cartoonists in newspapers and how the ones who are there made it into the field. Features interviews with Cathy Guisewite, Nicole Hollander, Lynda Barry and Dale Messick.


Najl-Al-Ali: An Artist with Vision
(Dir: Kasim Abid, 1999, 52 minutes)
Friday, September 15, 7 pm
A documentary of Palestinian political cartoonist Naji Al-Ali who was shot in the face in the London offices of the Al Qabbas newspaper as a result of his uncompromising critique of a regressive Arab political culture and Western intervention in Arab affairs.


Xaviar Xerexes

Wandering webcomic ronin. Created Comixpedia (2002-2005) and ComixTalk (2006-2012; 2016-?). Made a lot of unfinished comics and novels.