Comic Riffs: The E-Mailbag


Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/18/2011

VIDEO OF THE DAY: LBJ orders himself some pants

Even LBJ, as commander-in-chief, ordered his pants one leg at a time. Then again, perhaps no other orator to inhabit the White House has ever phoned in an order for slacks quite like this. "Like riding a wire fence,"...

By Michael Cavna  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/27/2010

BEST COMICS OF 2010: Today's the deadline to nominate your favorites

As your picks pour in by Facebook and Twitter, by e-mail and comments, tonight's the deadline to nominate your favorites for the 2010 Riffy Awards. As we announced last week, Comic Riffs is seeking your nominations for: Best Comic...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The E-Mailbag | Tags:  Best Comics of 2010, The Riffy Awards

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 12/08/2009

Take the 'Riffs Reader Quiz: Test your comical tastes in 60 seconds

So yesterday -- in which Comic Riffs asked what the "Comic Strip of the Decade" is -- commenter "5232news" complimented the comic strip "Agnes" by declaring the title character superior to another sharp-witted, oft-sarcastic little girl marked by her...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:05 AM ET, 12/08/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 10/01/2009

The E-Mailbag: Will 'Cul de Sac' Move Again -- & Are Comic Rates Being Cut?

Time for a coupla recent inquiries from the Riffs Reader e-mailbag... 1. Commenter "Jam893" asks: QUESTION: "I am hearing of a disturbing trend for cartoonists, their creators and the syndicates. Rate/fee concessions to keep a strip in a paper....

By Michael Cavna  |  09:05 AM ET, 10/01/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 07/07/2009

Michael Jackson: The Biggest Draw of the Day?

MIKE LUCKOVICH (Atlanta Journal Constitution / cagle.com) The official Michael Jackson Public Memorial/ Global Spectacle/ Mediapalooza will be upon us today, and this Riffster can't help but think: Did Atlanta cartoonist Mike Luckovich get it right?That is: Is this...

By Michael Cavna  |  07:05 AM ET, 07/07/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 05/19/2009

The Interview: 'Comic Riffs' Blogger Michael Cavna

'STEVE GREENBERG' (Courtesy of Steve Greenberg and Cagle.com) One danger of publicly bemoaning the state of the Endangered Newspaper Comics Industry for a living is that fellow journalists begin to contact you to speak authoritatively on the state of...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:00 AM ET, 05/19/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/02/2009

The E-Mailbag: A Last Look-back at the Comments o' the Year

Of the thousands of smart (and smart-alecky) comments made on the Comic Riffs blog this past half-year, a good number of reader reactions especially stood out. Here are a handful of faves amid a stellar field. Happy New Year, --M.C....

By Michael Cavna  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/02/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/04/2008

The E-Mailbag: Vote for Your "Mark Trail"

Yesterday, 'Riffs put out the casting call for "Mark Trail: The Movie" -- the sendup flick that, in a just universe, should be made. Today, it's time to cull the hotly touted candidates, courtesy of commenters, e-mailers and the Caribou...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/04/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/29/2008

The Semifinals: Who Should Be Character-in-Chief?

As the real-life presidential election dwindles to less than a week away, so, too, do the cartoon candidacies. Since Friday, you the Comic Riffs Voter have narrowed the field of contenders for the top job -- namely, the comic creations...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/29/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/17/2008

The E-Mailbag: YOU May Already Be a "Cul de Sac" Contest Winner!

There once was a furball named Danders... Readers capture the many faces of the Otterloops. (UPS) As "Cul de Sac" celebrated its first birthday in syndication this month, Comic Riffs invited readers to show their short-form poetic appreciation for the...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/17/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/29/2008

The E-Mailbag: The Final Smackdown: Which Comic Would YOU Drop?

Comic Riffs inquired and, with wit and passion and indignation, you delivered. Last week this blog took on The Post's print comics, page by page, polling readers about which comic they would drop. Some 1,500 votes later, one thing became...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/29/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 07/28/2008

The E-Mailbag: 'Tooning In to Obama & McCain

Ever since The New Yorker's Obama cover, we've received e-mails and comments about how political candidates are depicted in cartoon form: What's fair, what goes too far -- and does Mitt Romney really look like a character out of "Mark...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:00 AM ET, 07/28/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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