Comic Riffs: Ted Rall


Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 02/01/2011

THE DAILY CARTOONIST site to shut down Comments section [UPDATED]

As one of the more popular blogs for comics pros, Alan Gardner's The Daily Cartoonist bills itself as "the source for industry news for the professional cartoonist." What Gardner does not want his blog to be is the source...

By Michael Cavna  |  02:30 PM ET, 02/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General | Tags:  Alan Gardner, Drew Litton, Steve Benson, Ted Rall, The Daily Cartoonist, Tom Richmond

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 09/13/2010

The 'Riffs Interview: TED RALL returns from Afghanistan, ready to draw upon his up-close encounters

(images courtesy of Ted Rall) A month ago, alt-political cartoonist and graphic novelist TED RALL heaed back to Afghanistan, where he traveled nearly a decade ago. This time, the author of "From Here to Afghanistan" was trekking unembedded with...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:05 PM ET, 09/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists, Interviews With Cartoonists, Interviews With Cartoonists | Tags:  Matt Bors, Steven Cloud, Ted Rall

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 09/05/2010

UPDATE: Cartoonists finish journalistic journey in Afghanistan

After a month of traveling unembedded in Afghanistan, Matt Bors tells Comic Riffs that he and fellow cartoonists Ted Rall and Steven Cloud are now out of the wartorn nation. "I'm safely out of Afghanistan and en route to...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:15 AM ET, 09/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon, The Political Cartoon | Tags:  Matt Bors, Steven Cloud, Ted Rall

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 08/18/2010

Afghanistan Update: RALL and BORS file from the streets of Taloqan

(Images courtesy of Matt Bors) Political cartoonist Matt Bors told Comic Riffs this month that in traveling to Afghanistan during the war, he was seeking to talk "to the people it directly affects." What, he yearns to know, is...

By Michael Cavna  |  02:30 PM ET, 08/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General, General, General | Tags:  Matt Bors, Steven Cloud, Ted Rall

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 08/09/2010

'No filter': Cartoonists MATT BORS & TED RALL depart for Afghanistan eager to tell 'the people's story'

For 18 long months, Matt Bors spent his days at war. In every hot spot, his eyes trained on every Humvee, on every rocket, on every malaria pill. It was challenging, grueling, exhausting -- and all from the safe...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 PM ET, 08/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists, Interviews With Cartoonists, Interviews With Cartoonists | Tags:  David Axe, Matt Bors, Steven Cloud, Ted Rall

Posted at 06:20 AM ET, 07/13/2010

A PEKAR TRIBUTE: Collaborators & colleagues remember 'sweet, curmudgeonly' Harvey

ED. NOTE: This collection of memories has been updated since it first was published Monday evening. There was much Pekar love in the comics community. Beyond the curmudgeonly persona and larger-than-life onscreen personality, Pekar represented an iconoclast who pioneered...

By Michael Cavna  |  06:20 AM ET, 07/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists, Interviews With Cartoonists, Interviews With Cartoonists, Interviews With Cartoonists | Tags:  American Splendor, Andrew Farago, Dean Haspiel, Frank Stack, Harvey Pekar, Josh Neufeld, Neil Gaiman, Scott McCloud, Ted Rall, Tom Spurgeon

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 06:15 PM ET, 03/16/2010

How to save newspapers? Ted Rall has the answer [VIDEO]

A coupla years back, alt-political cartoonist TED RALL told Comic Riffs: "At the end of the day, you still have as many people reading print newspapers in the future." Now, at last, we see how. Even if only satirically....

By Michael Cavna  |  06:15 PM ET, 03/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General, General | Tags:  David Essman, Ted Rall

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 01/27/2010

Top 10 Names for the new Apple tablet (*as chosen by top artists)

As so much of the wired known world awaits Steve Jobs's bringing unto us of the Thing Still Most Known as the 'Tablet,' the question resounds: Just what will Apple's big-cheese call this device? iSlate? iTablet? And according to...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:05 AM ET, 01/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, Geek Buzz | Tags:  Berkeley Breathed, Dave Coverly, Jen Sorensen, Nick Anderson, Scott Adams, Scott Kurtz, Simon Oxley, Ted Rall