Comic Riffs: Imogen Quest


Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 09/27/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': Listen to 'IMOGEN QUEST' creator Olivia Walch describe her Style experience

"I for one will miss Ms. Walch's witty, intelligent humor." "Amazing work by a super talented cartoonist." "It was so much better than so many of the other comics in the paper." Those comments constitute a sampling of the...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:05 AM ET, 09/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch, Tall Tale Radio, Tom Racine

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)
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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...

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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)
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Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 09/23/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': The Sphinxian story behind 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 -- or "not" the story -- behind today's comic? "I actually didn't even bother to count...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:15 AM ET, 09/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/22/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': How the artist builds a better '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 behind the construction of today's comic? "A Frank Lloyd Wright joke!" Walch says to Comic Riffs....

By Michael Cavna  |  10:00 AM ET, 09/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 09/18/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': Let us pause for a moment of 'IMOGEN QUEST' nostalgia

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, ho does Walch feel about this "old fave" that so many voters liked, too? "This one has a special...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:45 AM ET, 09/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/02/2010

BEHIND THE STRIP: The real story of 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." So, we've got two simple questions: (1) Is Jenny going to become a central character; and (2)...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:00 AM ET, 09/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/01/2010

'Next Great Cartoonist': The real story behind today's IMOGEN QUEST comic

"IMOGEN QUEST": (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 just one question: What's up with the inspired slogan pillow? "Slogan pillows are a...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:00 AM ET, 09/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 08/30/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': Post winner's 'IMOGEN QUEST' begins monthlong run here

"IMOGEN QUEST": (click here to embiggen) Here they are, your winner's cartoons. After two rounds of voting, some 500 entries and 8,000 votes, you'll recall, Washington Post readers last month chose Olivia Walch -- on the strength of her...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:30 AM ET, 08/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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