Comic Riffs: Herb Block


Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 03/02/2011

TOM TOLES: The Post cartoonist wins the 2011 Herblock Prize [UPDATED]

The Herblock Prize is staying in town. A year after Politico's Matt Wuerker won the Herb Block Foundation's editorial-cartooning honor, The Washington Post's Tom Toles [right] has been picked for the prize, the foundation has announced.. Toles is the...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:40 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon | Tags:  Ann Telnaes, Harry Katz, Herb Block Foundation, Herblock Prize, Matt Wuerker, Signe Wilkinson, The Washington Post, Tom Toles

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 06/28/2010

THE RIFF: Where does D.C. rate as a 'comics town'?

As the mercury hit 99 degrees Sunday, I had to wonder: Is Washington, D.C.'s comics scene ripe for heating up, too? While talking with "Big Nate" cartoonist Lincoln Peirce over the weekend, I asked him how he came to...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:30 AM ET, 06/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General, General | Tags:  Aaron McGruder, Andrew Cohen, Ben Claassen, Comisgirl, Evan Keeling, Frank Cho, Herb Block, Jeff Kinney, Lincoln Peirce, Matt Wuerker, Michael Arndt, Mike Rhode, Richard Thompson, Shannon Gallant

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 05/21/2010

THE RIFF: A day after 'Draw Muhammad,' the political cartoon gets a powerful reminder

The power of the cartoon remains. The ability of a single sketched image to provoke, prompt, incite, summon or inflame -- a virility and virality sometimes questioned in a new-media age -- is intact. Whether deemed to have been...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:50 AM ET, 05/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Riffs, The Riffs | Tags:  Doug Marlette, Everybody Draw Muhammad Day, Herb Block, Herblock, Lars Vilks, Library of Congress, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, Molly Norris, Political Cartoons

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 04/16/2010

Politico's MATT WUERKER accepts the Herblock Prize

Matt Wuerker was clearly moved by the moment. "I was just trying to keep it together up there," the Politico cartoonist told Comic Riffs afterward yesterday. The moment was Wuerker's offering words of gratitude Thursday night as he accepted...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:45 AM ET, 04/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General, General | Tags:  Herb Block, Herblock Prize, Library of Congress, Matt Wuerker