Comic Riffs: America's Next Great Cartoonist contest


Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/26/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST' ENDS: Check out the parting shot from today's 'Imogen Quest'

Today. as we come to the end of its monthlong run, here's the final "IMOGEN QUEST" comic from Olivia Walch, the 21-year-old winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So, what's the story behind today's comic? If...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/25/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': The heavenly story behind today's 'IMOGEN QUEST'

As we careen toward the end of its monthlong run, here's today's "IMOGEN QUEST" comic from Olivia Walch, the 21-year-old winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So, what's the story behind today's comic? "Every time an...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist contest, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 09/24/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': 'Imogen Quest' takes up arms against the Swiss

Here's today's "IMOGEN QUEST" comic from Olivia Walch, the 21-year-old winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So, what's the story -- if not the meta-story -- behind today's comic? "I hope nobody from the Swiss Guard...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:30 AM ET, 09/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist contest, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/21/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': How to make 5 bucks off of today's 'IMOGEN QUEST'!

Here's today's "IMOGEN QUEST" comic from Olivia Walch, the 21-year-old winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So, what's the story -- if not the meta-story -- behind today's comic? "Two meta-jokes in as many days?" Walch...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist contest, Olivia Walch, imogen Quest

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 09/21/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': 'IMOGEN QUEST' creator never met-a gag she didn't like

Here's today's "IMOGEN QUEST" comic from Olivia Walch, the 21-year-old winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So, what's the story -- if not the meta-story -- behind today's comic? "I stated from the the beginning that...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:30 AM ET, 09/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 09/20/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': Et tu, IMOGEN? Here's the backstory that just 'kills'

Here's today's "IMOGEN QUEST" comic from Olivia Walch, the 21-year-old winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So, what's the story behind the comic? "Another classical civilization one!" Walch tells Comic Riffs. "I was watching a lot...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:30 AM ET, 09/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist contest, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/17/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': The five-strip process behind today's 'IMOGEN QUEST' comic

Here are five versions of today's "IMOGEN QUEST" comic from Olivia Walch, the 21-year-old winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So, what's the story: Why was today's cartoon a five-step process -- from sketch to edit...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 09/16/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': See the 'Imogen Quest' comic that DIDN'T make today's paper

THE "UNSEEN" STRIP: THE PUBLISHED STRIP: Here are two versions of today's "IMOGEN QUEST" comic from Olivia Walch, the 21-year-old winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So, what's the story -- why did the cartoonist reject...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:45 PM ET, 09/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist contest, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 09/15/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': You want the story behind today's 'Imogen Quest'? FINE!

Here's today's "IMOGEN QUEST" comic from Olivia Walch, the 21-year-old winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So, what's the story, be it passive or aggressive, behind this comic? "I think this is one of the ones...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:30 PM ET, 09/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist contest, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/14/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': The story behind today's 'IMOGEN QUEST' fits to a 'T'

Here's today's "IMOGEN QUEST" comic from Olivia Walch, the 21-year-old winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So, what's the story behind today's sly social commentary -- and will it fit on a T-shirt? "T-shirt collections are...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:00 AM ET, 09/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist contest, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/13/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': Behind the wall of today's 'IMOGEN QUEST'

Here's today's "IMOGEN QUEST" comic [click link to see image] from Olivia Walch, the 21-year-old winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So, what -- by the beard of Zeus -- is going on here? "In my...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:00 AM ET, 09/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist contest, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 09/12/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': The trippy (and true) story behind today's 'IMOGEN QUEST'

(click image to embiggen) Here's today's "IMOGEN QUEST" comic from Olivia Walch, the 21-year-old winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So just how tall is this little tale? "Any and all events described in 'Memories"'are 100...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:30 AM ET, 09/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist contest, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/10/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': The scholarly story behind today's 'IMOGEN QUEST'

(click image to embiggen) Here's today's "Imogen Quest" comic from Olivia Walch, the 21-year-old winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So was the current college senior drawing from the recesses of her distant past for this...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 09/09/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': What what was the vision for today's 'IMOGEN QUEST'?

(click image to embiggen) Here's today's "Imogen Quest" comic from Olivia Walch, the 21-year-old winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So, just what was Ms. Walch's vision for this strip? Walch simply assures Comic Riffs with...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:30 AM ET, 09/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/08/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': The story behind today's bloody-good 'IMOGEN QUEST'

(click image to embiggen) Here's today's "Imogen Quest" comic from Olivia Walch, the 21-year-old winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So, what's the story here: Is Walch trying to tell us she's no fan of the...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist contest, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 09/07/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': Creator reveals 'IMOGEN QUEST's' (mostly secret) high jinks

(click image to embiggen) Here's today's "Imogen Quest" comic from Olivia Walch, the 21-year-old winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So, what's the deal with the Girl in The Green Shirt? Surely there's a story there....

By Michael Cavna  |  09:05 AM ET, 09/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 09/06/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': Why today's 'IMOGEN QUEST' comic is all Greek to us

(click image to embiggen) Here's today's "Imogen Quest" comic from Olivia Walch, the winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So what's with all the allusions to ancient civilizations? Is the cartoonist spoofing, say, the very idea...

By Michael Cavna  |  08:30 AM ET, 09/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 09/05/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': The tale behind today's tortoise & hare

(click image to embiggen) Here's today's "Imogen Quest" comic from Olivia Walch, the winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So, what was the genesis of this "fractured fable," exactly? Of the strip, Walch tells Comic Riffs:...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:45 AM ET, 09/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 09/04/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': Walch shares today's 'IMOGEN QUEST' comic

(click image to embiggen) Here's today's "Imogen Quest" comic from Olivia Walch, the winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." Or, or Walch sums up her own life observation to Comic Riffs: "Difficult texts: Still easier than...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:30 AM ET, 09/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 09/03/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': Walch's story behind today's 'IMOGEN QUEST' strip

(click image to embiggen) Here's today's "Imogen Quest" comic from Olivia Walch, the winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So what can we read into seeing this new character Jenny for the second straight day? "Another...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:15 AM ET, 09/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 07/15/2010

And the winner of The Post's NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST contest is...

After three months of comic plot twists, the final panel has long last arrived. The Post put out the call in May in search of "America's Next Great Cartoonist," and 500 aspiring comic artists responded. Now that readers, judges...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:24 AM ET, 07/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest, Amy Lago, Darrin Bell, Garry Trudeau, Gene Weingarten, Hilary Price, Jerry Scott, Lalo Alcaraz, Olivia Walch, Richard Thompson, Signe Wilkinson, Stan Lee, Stephan Pastis, Tom Toles

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 07/13/2010

CARTOON CONTEST: Today's the final day to vote for your pick

The polling closes within hours and the outcome's still in doubt: Who will win the vote to be The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist"? There have been two rounds of challenges and a dozen celebrity critiquers. There have been...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:30 AM ET, 07/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest by The Washington Post

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 07/09/2010

LIVE CHAT TODAY: 'Rhymes With Orange's' Hilary Price fields your questions

When Comic Riffs helped launch The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist" Contest, one of the dozen cartoonists we were quite pleased said "yes" to our invitation to guest-judge was "Rhymes With Orange" creator HILARY PRICE. Comic Riffs met Price...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:00 AM ET, 07/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest, Hilary Price, Rhymes With Orange

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 07/07/2010

'NEXT CARTOONIST' CONTEST: Let the final vote begin

The final round is here, the last of the challenge cartoons are posted and the poll is up. So: Let the voting begin. This morning, The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest" shows you the final five cartoons --...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:15 AM ET, 07/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 06/24/2010

POST CONTEST: The 'Next Great Cartoonist' finalists now face a second challenge [UPDATED]

UPDATE: As the finalists in "America's Next Great Cartoonist" Contest are culled to five, the remaining cartoonists now have their second challenge in hand. The five finalists must now create a color Sunday cartoon (as well as a "character...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:05 AM ET, 06/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 05/28/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': Check out the final list of celebrity judges

Wake the kids, text the neighbors. The list of "celebrity judges" for The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist" Contest is now complete. Comic Riffs came a-callin', and a dozen top cartoonists generously said yes. Frankly, we don't know quite...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:05 AM ET, 05/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest, Darrin Bell, Garry Trudeau, Gene Weingarten, Hilary Price, Jerry Scott, Lalo Alcaraz, Mike Krahulik, Richard Thompson, Signe Wilkinson, Stan Lee, Stephan Pastis, Tom Toles