Comic Riffs: Stephan Pastis


Posted at 11:57 PM ET, 02/26/2013

STEPHAN PASTIS’s BIG ‘FAILURE’: ‘Pearls’ cartoonist’s new kids’ book is poised for success

STEPHAN PASTIS’s BIG ‘FAILURE’: ‘Pearls’ cartoonist’s new kids’ book is poised for success.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:57 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stephan pastis, timmy failure, pearls before swine

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 02/21/2013

2013 REUBEN AWARD FINALISTS: Creators of ‘Baby Blues,’ ‘Pearls Before Swine’ and ‘Pickles’ nominated

Brian Crane, Rick Kirkman and Stephan Pastis are finalists for the 2013 NCS Reuben Award.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:12 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  reuben awards, stephan pastis, brian crane, rick kirkman

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 01/19/2013

CARTOON OF THE WEEK: ‘Pearls Before Swine’s’ Newtown constellation

Cartoon of the Week: ‘Pearls Before Swine’s’ creator on Newtown comic.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:47 AM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stephan pastis, pearl before swine, newtown

Posted at 12:03 AM ET, 10/05/2012

‘PEARLS’ BEFORE AN AUDIENCE: ‘Pearls Before Swine’ creator Stephan Pastis keeps reaching for new readers

Pearls Before Swine’ creator Stephan Pastis keeps reaching for new readers.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:03 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stephan pastis, pearls before swine

Posted at 12:44 AM ET, 06/11/2012

TEAM ‘CUL DE SAC’ AUCTION: Rare Watterson painting sells for $13K

Rare painting by ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ creator Bill Watterson sells for more than $13,000 at Team Cul de Sac auction.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:44 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  team cul de sac, richard thompson, chris sparks, bill watterson, stephan pastis, patrick mcdonnell, r. sikoryak

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 05/29/2012

2012 REUBEN AWARDS: MAD’s Richmond, Post’s Galifianakis react to big wins

MAD magazine’s Tom Richmond, Post cartoonist Nick Galifianakis react to winning big awards over the holiday weekend at the 2012 NCS Reuben Awards.

By Michael Cavna and Tom Racine  |  10:34 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  national cartoonist society, reuben awards, tom richmond, brian crane, stephan pastis, nick galifianakis, mark parisi, glenn mccoy, erik wiese, bob rich, mark mccreery, zach kanin, ed sorel, john rocco, j.h. williams, ben katchor, jon rosenberg, michael ramirez

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 02/17/2012

REUBEN AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: Crane, Pastis and Richmond up for NCS ‘Cartoonist of the Year’

By Michael Cavna  |  07:22 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  reuben awards, tom richmond, stephan pastis, brian crane

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 02/17/2012

‘CUL DE SAC’ GUEST ARTISTS MOVE IN MONDAY: On hiatus, Thompson asks 6 top cartoonists to take a shot at his strip

Six top cartoonists will take over the creative duties of the comic for five weeks while creator Richard Thompson seeks treatment for Parkinson’s.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Richard Thompson, Cul de Sac, Mo Willems, Stephan Pastis, Lincoln Peirce, Michael Jantze, Corey Pandolph, Ken Fisher

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/11/2012

THIS JUST IN: ‘Pearls Before Swine’ launches immersive-- and ‘intimate’ — new app (*Shirt optional)

By Michael Cavna  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stephan pastis, pearls before swine

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 10/26/2011

COMIC MASH-UP OF THE DAY: The bestselling ‘Pearls Before Keane’

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pearls before swine, stephan pastis, family circus, jeff keane, bil keane

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 03/17/2011

CARTOONING AWARDS: And your NCS Reubens division nominees are...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:08 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  comic riffs, NCS reuben awards, richard thompson, glen keane, stephan pastis

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 11/19/2010

SHOUT-OUT OF THE DAY: Why 'Pearls' tips its (backward) cap to 'Cul de Sac'

(click here for enlarged image) The comics pages aren't unlike a sports team, in that only a couple of superstars are required to spark a wider sense of excitement, daily devotion and -- with an eye on the bottom...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:45 PM ET, 11/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Strip, The Comic Strip | Tags:  Cul de Sac, Pearls Before Swine, Richard Thompson, Stephan Pastis

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 11/18/2010

Artists in Afghanistan: Luckovich, Pastis & Keane moved by latest USO Tour

Stephan Pastis (from left), Mike Luckovich, Jeff Keane, Rick Kirkman, Garry Trudeau and Tom Richmond in Kandahar in November. (images used by permission from Tom Richmond) The soberness of war emerged from the darkness before Mike Luckovich and his...

By Michael Cavna  |  02:00 PM ET, 11/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General, General | Tags:  Garry Trudeau, Jeff Keane, Mike Luckovich, National Cartoonists Society, Rick Kirkman, Stephan Pastis, Tom Richmond, USO

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 11/15/2010

BEHIND THE SCENES: See 'Cul de Sac,' 'Pearls,' 'Lio' cartoonists offer peeks behind the creative curtain

RingTales co-founder Michael Fry recently told Comic Riffs that his animation studio would soon feature behind-the-scenes interviews with such cartoonists as Stephan Pastis ("Pearls Before Swine"), Richard Thompson ("Cul de Sac"), Mark Tatulli ("Lio") and Paul Gilligan ("Pooch Cafe"),...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:30 AM ET, 11/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Strip | Tags:  Cul de Sac, Lio, Mark Tatulli, Michael Fry, Pearls Before Swine, Richard Thompson, RingTales, Stephan Pastis

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/22/2010

Casting 'PEARLS BEFORE SWINE': Stephan Pastis & RingTales take aim at screens big and small

A talking Larry the Croc has just come to computer screens -- and hopes are heightened that the grammatically challenged carnivore might also hit the big screen. "Pearls Before Swine" has just "soft-launched" 29 short animations on Babelgum.com --...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Animation, The Animation | Tags:  Babelgum, Michael Fry, Over the Hedge, Pearls Before Swine, RingTales, Stephan Pastis

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 07:15 PM ET, 06/09/2010

PARODY VIDEO: When famous cartoonists get hold of a camera

Ever wonder what nationally syndicated cartoonists do when not playing golf, cruising the Mediterranean or hitting drives off of a yacht while sipping extra-dry martinis and cruising oh-so-casually toward the Aegean? Some of them, it turns out, channel their...

By Michael Cavna  |  07:15 PM ET, 06/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General, General | Tags:  Bill Hinds, Jeff Keane, Jerry Scott, Mark Tatulli, National Cartoonists Society, Reuben Awards 2010, Sean Parkes, Stephan Pastis, Tom Gammill

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

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/24/2010

AWARDS: 'Cul de Sac' cartoonist 'gobsmacked' by Reubens nod; Pastis & Piraro also nominated

The call so blindsided "Cul de Sac" cartoonist Richard Thompson, he says he didn't even quite understand the news. National Cartoonists Society prez Jeff Keane was calling to tell Thompson that he was a finalist for the Reuben "Cartoonist...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Strip, The Comic Strip | Tags:  Bizarro, Cul de Sac, Dan Piraro, Jeff Keane, National Cartoonists Society, Pearls Before Swine, Reuben Awards, Richard Thompson, Stephan Pastis

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 07/29/2009

Pearls of Wisdom From 3 Top Cartoonists

Cartoonists Stephan Pastis, left, Keith Knight, center, and Richard Thompson, seated. (Michael Cavna/The Washington Post) NOTE: San Diego Comic-Con the Behemoth Event has trampled out of our town, but our notebook remains mammoth. Here's another jaunty dispatch... Once this...

By The Reliable Source  |  01:10 PM ET, 07/29/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  Keith Knight, Michael Cavna, Richard Thompson, San Diego Comic-Con, Stephan Pastis