Synopses & Reviews
District Comics is a graphic anthology featuring lesser-known stories about Washington, DC, from its earliest days as a rustic settlement along the swampy banks of the Potomac to the modern-day metropolis. Spanning 1794and#150;2009, District Comics stops along the way for a duel, a drink in the Senate's speakeasy, a look into the punk scene, and much more.
Featuring stories by:
- Scott O. Brown, award-winning man of comics and Harvey Award nominee
- Chad Lambert, five-time Howard E. Day Memorial Prize finalist and writer for Kung Fu Panda and Megamind
- Jim Ottaviani, creator of The New York Times bestseller Feynman
"From Colonial-era Georgetown through Obama-era downtown, more than three dozen cartoonists weave a richly textured tapestry of the capital." and#151;The Washington Post
"District Comics is already one of my all-time favorite graphic novels. Whether or not you read it in 2012, or plan to read it in 2013, it will most likely end up on your "favorites" list as well." and#151;Katie's Korner: Graphic Novel Reviews for Schools and Libraries
"District Comics ... is one of the top graphic titles of the year for use in social studies classes." and#151;School Library Journal
Winner of the 2013 Shel Dorf's Original Graphic Novel of the Year Award
Winner of the 2012 American Graphic Design Award
BEA Editors Pick for 2012
Finalist in the Best Anthology category from The Harvey Awards
2nd Place Winner in the Graphic Novel category for the 2014 SPACE Awards
A graphic anthology featuring lesser-known stories about our nationand#8217;s capital.
About the Author
Matt Dembicki, a member of the D.C. Conspiracyand#151;a comics creators collective in the nationand#8217;s capitaland#151;previously edited and contributed to the Eisner-nominated and Aesop Prizeand#150;winning Trickster: Native American Tales, A Graphic Collection
Scott O. Brown, the award-winning Man of Comics, has worked in the comics industry for more than 10 years as a writer, letterer, and publisher. He won an IP award for independent publishing while at Cyberosia, as well as a Harvey nomination and award for his lettering work on High Moon. Visit his website at manofcomics.com.
Writer/producer Rebecca Goldfieldand#8217;s documentaries have been commissioned by National Geographic Television, Discovery Channel, PBS, the Smithsonian, and NPR, among others. Her short stories have appeared in the Potomac Review, and her upcoming graphic novel The Captive of Friendly Cove will be published by Fulcrum Publishing in 2014.
Chad Lambert is a five-time Howard E. Day Memorial Award finalist and two-time Champion City Award nominee for his work in small press comics. His writing credits include Kung Fu Panda and Megamind from Ape Entertainment, as well as the biography Saturday Night Live from Bluewater Comics.
Jim Ottaviani began writing comics about scientists in 1997 and has published nine graphic novels so far, with a few more in the pipeline. Feynman, his most recent book, with art by Leland Myrick, spent more than two months on the New York Times Best Seller List and was a 2012 Science Books and Film Prize Finalist from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.