Comic Riffs: Molly Norris


Posted at 10:04 PM ET, 05/20/2012

Pakistan’s Twitter shutdown linked to ‘Everybody Draw Muhammad Day’ content

Pakistan shuts down Twitter on Sunday, apparently in response to “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day content

By Michael Cavna  |  10:04 PM ET, 05/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pakistan, raza gilani, south park, molly norris, matt stone, trey parker, zachary chesser, anwar al-awlaki

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 11/02/2010

DRAWING MUHAMMAD: Molly Norris and Zachary Chesser, six months after 'South Park'

The original of this Molly Norris illustration was auctioned off last week in Northwest Washington. It's quite the twist to consider now, but several years ago, Zachary Chesser and Molly Norris might have been equally likely to send a fan...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:00 PM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General, General | Tags:  Comedy Central, Matt Stone, Molly Norris, South Park, Trey Parker, Zachary Adam Chesser

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 09/24/2010

MOLLY NORRIS UPDATE: U.S. Muslim leader defends rights of both 'Draw Muhammad' cartoonist, targeted cleric al-Aulaqi

This week, The American Muslim published a petition to support such cartoonists as "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day" illustrator Molly Norris and "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The petition, titled "A Defense of Free Speech by American...

By Michael Cavna  |  05:15 PM ET, 09/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon | Tags:  Arsalan Bukhari, Everybody Draw Muhammad Day, Molly Norris, South Park

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 09/16/2010

'Draw Muhammad' cartoonist MOLLY NORRIS changes name, goes into hiding at FBI's insistence [UPDATED]

Note: This report was originally published Sept. 15. Seattle Weekly announced Wednesday that it will no longer run Molly Norris's artwork. The newspaper is also reporting that legally, there is no more "Molly Norris." Norris -- the Seattle-based illustrator whose...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:45 AM ET, 09/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General, General | Tags:  Everybody Draw Muhammad Day, Molly Norris, Seattle Weekly

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 07/21/2010

Alleged 'South Park' jihadist blogger arrested in terror case

Zachary Adam Chesser, the 20-year-old Virginia man who earlier this year allegedly posted controversial blog entries about the creators of TV's "South Park," was arrested Wednesday on charges of providing material support to a Somali extremist group linked to...

By Michael Cavna  |  07:19 PM ET, 07/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General | Tags:  Matt Stone and Trey Parker, Molly Norris, Revolution Muslim, South Park

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 07/19/2010

Q&A: Muslim cartoonist offers her thoughts on depicting Muhammad

Comic Riffs reported a week ago that Molly Norris, the Seattle cartoonist whose poster art spawned the recent "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day," has had an execution hit ordered against her -- one that the FBI reportedly is treating as...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:05 AM ET, 07/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists, Interviews With Cartoonists | Tags:  Molly Norris, Sepideh Anjomrooz

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 07/12/2010

'Draw Muhammad' artist placed on execution hit list; her online sites disappear

NOTE: This post has been updated since Monday morning ET. A radical Islamic leader has placed Molly Norris -- the artist who helped spawn the recent "Everybody Draw Mohammad Day!" before distancing herself from the campaign -- on an execution...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:20 PM ET, 07/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General | Tags:  Everybody Draw Mohammed Day, Molly Norris

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 03:52 PM ET, 05/20/2010

'Draw Muhammad Day': Pakistan bans YouTube; Facebook still blocked [UPDATED]

UPDATE: The primary "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!" and "Against 'Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!' " Facebook pages each have more than 100,000 "supporters." Elsewhere, the DC-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued "a Muslim response" to Everybody Draw Muhammad Day...

By Michael Cavna  |  03:52 PM ET, 05/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General, General | Tags:  Everybody Draw Mohammed Day, Facebook, Jon Wellington, Molly Norris, Muhammad cartoons, Pakistan, YouTube

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 05/20/2010

THEIR TURN: 12 top cartoonists offer their take on 'Draw Muhammad Day'

"Shock for shock's sake." "Choreographed punditry." And "wrong, childish and needlessly provocative." That's what some critics think of today's Facebook-ignited campaign titled "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day." But those aren't Islamic extremists speaking. Those are the words of pro-free-speech political...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:15 AM ET, 05/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon, The Political Cartoon, The Political Cartoon | Tags:  Ann Telnaes, Clay Bennett, David Horsey, Mark Fiore, Matt Davies, Mike Luckovich, Mike Peters, Molly Norris, Nikahang Kowsar, Rex Babin, Scott Stantis, Steve Breen, Ted Rall

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 05/19/2010

Pakistan blocks Facebook in response to 'Everybody Draw Muhammad Day' pages [UPDATED]

When is a cartoon not "just" a cartoon? Well, perhaps when an entire nation decides to ban its citizens' access to Facebook over a page spawned by an illustration. An illustration that, in turn, was created to support an...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:01 AM ET, 05/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General, General | Tags:  Everybody Draw Mohammed Day/May 20, Facebook, Jon Wellington, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, Molly Norris, Pakistan, South Park