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Posted at 11:47 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Is ‘Pearls Before Swine’ creator getting divorced?? Well, if you believe everything you read in the (funny) papers...

Stephan Pastis is now single, you say. Well, if you believe everything you read in the (funny) papers...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:47 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pearls before swine

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 02/19/2014

KICKSTARTER OF THE WEEK: From Kirby to Clowes --the magical history tour of Jackie Estrada’s candid ‘Comic Book People’

KICKSTARTER OF THE WEEK: The magical history tour of Jackie Estrada’s ‘Comic Book People.’

By Michael Cavna  |  02:14 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 02/19/2014

‘GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’: First trailer offers deft peek at these lesser-known Marvel heroes

‘GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’: First trailer offers clever peek at these lesser-known Marvel superheroes.

By David Betancourt  |  11:49 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  guardians of the galaxy

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 02/17/2014

‘LEGO’ sets holiday record: Brick flick ($63M) is putting the ‘block’ in blockbuster

‘LEGO Movie’ sets holiday record: Colorful brick flick ($63-million) is putting the ‘block’ in blockbuster.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:17 PM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lego movie

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 02/14/2014

VALENTINE’S DAY: Thanks to NPR, Doodle gives new meaning to ‘Google Glass’

Valentine’s Day: Thanks to NPR host, today’s animated Doodle gives new meaning to ‘Google Glass.’

By Michael Cavna  |  02:13 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, valentine's day

Posted at 12:59 AM ET, 02/14/2014

VALENTINE’S DAY CAPTION CONTEST: Enter now by writing this Nick Galifianakis cartoon (*and win the signed art)

Enter now by writing your caption for this Nick Galifianakis illustration* *(and win the signed art)

By Michael Cavna  |  12:59 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  valentine's day, nick galifianakis

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 02/11/2014

THIS JUST IN--Trudeau puts daily ‘Doonesbury’ on long-term hiatus to work on renewed ‘Alpha House’: ‘I’m ready for an extended break’

Trudeau puts daily ‘Doonesbury’ on long hiatus to work on ‘Alpha House’: ‘I’m ready for an extended break.’

By Michael Cavna  |  12:07 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  garry trudeau, doonesbury, alpha house

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 02/10/2014

Dark Horse’s SKYMAN: New soldier of color battles racism — and echoes of the NSA

Dark Horse’s SKYMAN: New soldier of color battles racism — and echoes of the NSA headlines.

By David Betancourt  |  01:22 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dark horse, skyman

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 02/09/2014

Box Office: Oh, snap! ‘LEGO’ ($69M) wins the weekend with record-setting opening

‘The LEGO Movie’ grosses $69.1M in its domestic debut to become biggest February animated opening ever.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:26 PM ET, 02/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  box office, the lego movie

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 02/07/2014

Five fun (small) surprises we gleaned from ‘The LEGO Movie’

Oh, SNAP! 5 (small) surprises we gleaned from ‘The LEGO Movie’ — the product-placement fun fest.

By David Betancourt  |  11:43 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the lego movie

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 02/07/2014

OLYMPIC CHARTER: To mark start of Sochi Games, Google offers its most political Doodle yet in clear Putin rebuke over gay rights

To mark start of Sochi Winter Games, Google’s new Doodle reads like reply

By Michael Cavna  |  09:36 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  olympic games, google doodles

Posted at 11:40 PM ET, 02/05/2014

‘Justice League War’: 5 ways the new animated DVD helps sate the wait for the big-screen film

‘Justice League War’:‘ Here are five ways the new animated DVD helps sate the wait for the big-screen film.

By David Betancourt  |  11:40 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  justice league war, dc animaton

Posted at 11:42 PM ET, 02/04/2014

CW’s ‘ARROW’: Star Stephen Amell on why fans love the hit show: ‘They can tell that we care’

Star of CW’s hit show ‘Arrow’ illuminates the thrills — and challenges — of his new success.

By David Betancourt  |  11:42 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stephen amell, the cw, the arrow

Posted at 11:15 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Teeming with talent, Mark Waid and Dean Haspiel are sly like the Fox with deft Red Circle miniseries

Teeming with talent, Mark Waid and Dean Haspiel are sly like the Fox with their Red Circle miniseries.

By David Betancourt  |  11:15 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the fox, red circle, dean haspiel, mark waid

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 02/04/2014

MS. MARVEL: Why does Marvel’s latest book succeed? Because its new Muslim teen superhero is ‘sweet, conflicted and immensely relatable’

Ms. Marvel debut works because its Muslim teen superhero is ‘sweet, conflicted and immensely relatable’

By Sabaa Tahir  |  01:25 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marvel comics, ms marvel

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 02/04/2014

MS. MARVEL: Marvel Comics’ new focus on women ‘characters and creators’ aims to defy the ‘scantily clad’ cliche

Debut of Muslim teen superhero puts focus on Marvel’s new ‘Characters and Creators’ women’s initiative.

By Sabaa Tahir  |  12:17 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marvel comics, ms. marvel

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 01/31/2014

RIP, MORRIE TURNER: Cartoonists say farewell to a friend, a hero, a ‘Wee Pals’ pioneer

To many cartoonists, the pioneering African American artist was not only a legend, but also a hero and friend.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:25 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  morrie turner, wee pals

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 01/28/2014

JOHN LEWIS’s ‘MARCH’: Graphic novel receives Coretta Scott King Book honor; recipients ‘humbled’

‘March: Book One’: Rep. John Lewis’s graphic novel receives Coretta Scott King Book honor.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:49 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  john lewis, andrew aydin, nate powell, coretta scott king book awards

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 01/20/2014

MLK DAY: As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day, here are civil-rights books worth checking out

As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day, here are some civil-rights books (and links) worth checking out.

By Michael Cavna  |  09:25 AM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  martin luther king, john lewis

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 01/18/2014

Batman’s ‘secret’ co-creator died 40 years ago today. What’s it take to get him some credit? *(A.: Author hopes Google can help.)

Batman’s ‘secret’ co-creator died 40 years ago today. What’s it take to get Bill Finger some credit?

By Michael Cavna  |  10:22 AM ET, 01/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  batman, bill finger, marc tyler nobleman

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Legendary artist Russ Heath reacts to 2014 NCS Caniff honor: ‘It’s very humbling’

Legendary artist Russ Heath reacts to winning the 2014 NCS Milton Caniff honor: ‘It’s very humbling.’

By Michael Cavna  |  03:05 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ncs reuben awards, russ heath

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 01/09/2014

STAN LEE’s ‘MIGHTY 7’: Marvel legend on his first starring role in new animated Hub movie: ‘I’ve finally made it!’

Stan Lee will make his debut as the star of an animated movie in the Hub’s just-announced ‘Mighty 7’

By Michael Cavna  |  02:33 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stan lee, the hub network, animation

Posted at 11:45 PM ET, 01/07/2014

‘Afterlife With Archie’: The Walking Jughead? The art of bringing zombies to Riverdale High

‘Afterlife With Archie’: The Walking Jughead? Writer and artist on

By David Betancourt  |  11:45 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  archie comics

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 01/07/2014

‘THE TRIAL BALLOON’: Readers react to graphic novels in schools

‘The Trial Balloon’ Letters: Readers believe the graphic novel has a place in the classroom and school library.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:34 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  graphic novels, schools, classroom education

Posted at 11:54 PM ET, 12/31/2013

THE TRIAL BALLOON: O teachers, after a banner year for graphic novels, don’t ban these books

THE TRIAL BALLOON: In banner year for graphic novels, teachers should heed these titles for class.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:54 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  graphic novels

Posted at 06:09 AM ET, 12/27/2013

STAN LEE TURNS 91: We salute the Marvel legend with this animated interview [+VIDEO]

STAN LEE TURNS 91: We salute the Marvel legend with this animated interview clip [+VIDEO].

By Michael Cavna  |  06:09 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stan lee, marvel, animated interviews

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 12/24/2013

Holiday Shopping: Stuck for a geek gift? ‘Dark Knight Trilogy’ Collector’s DVD set rises to the occasion

Holiday Shopping: Stuck for a geek gift? ‘Dark Knight Trilogy’ Collector’s DVD set rises to the occasion.

By David Betancourt  |  10:24 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  batman movies

Posted at 10:33 PM ET, 12/22/2013

Holiday shopping: ‘Wolverine’ on DVD brings it into razor-sharp focus: Jackman must return to the role

After rewatching new ‘Wolverine’ DVD, here are 5 reasons Jackman must return to the Marvel role.

By David Betancourt  |  10:33 PM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  wolverine, marvel films

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 12/20/2013

CROSSWORD GOOGLE DOODLE: Behind the scenes, here’s how today’s 100th-anniversary interactive puzzle came out letter-perfect

Behind the scenes: Here’s how today’s 100th-anniversary interactive puzzle came out letter-perfect.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:06 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 12/19/2013

Tonight’s ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’: Why the ‘Peanuts’ TV special’s appeal endures

‘Charlie Brown Christmas’: Emmy-winning producer reflects on classic show’s appeal — and its serendipity.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:01 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  peanuts, holiday TV specials, holiday_activity

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 12/16/2013

BRIAN GRIFFIN’S RETURN: ‘Family Guy’ offers a canine holiday gift from a 9/11 ‘passenger’

Brian Griffin’s lively return: Fox’s ‘Family Guy’ offers a canine holiday gift exchange from a 9/11 ‘passenger’

By Michael Cavna  |  11:44 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 12/13/2013

‘ARROW’ RECAP: 5 Vital Moments from the on-target midseason finale

‘ARROW’ RECAP: 5 Vital Moments from the CW show’s on-target midseason finale.

By David Betancourt  |  12:06 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  arrow

Posted at 11:14 PM ET, 12/10/2013

NELSON MANDELA: 6 Eye-Catching Cartoons remember the great South African leader

Nelson Mandela memorial: These 6 eye-catching cartoons reflect on the South African leader’s legacy.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:14 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nelson mandela

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Box Office: On second try, ‘Frozen’ is able to ice ‘Catching Fire’ with $31.6M

‘Frozen’ wins the weekend with $31.5M; Disney hit drops just 53% over domestic debut.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:53 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  holiday box office

Posted at 06:09 AM ET, 12/09/2013

GRACE HOPPER GOOGLE DOODLE: By writing computer language, pioneering ‘Grandma COBOL’ helped rewrite history

By writing computer language, pioneering ‘Grandma COBOL’ helped rewrite the history books [+Video].

By Michael Cavna  |  06:09 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 12/07/2013

PictureBox Appreciation: In just a decade, Dan Nadel’s small publisher had an outsized impact

PictureBox appreciation: Author Frank Santoro pays tribute to the little arts publisher that could.

By Frank Santoro  |  12:01 PM ET, 12/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  picturebox, dan nadel

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 12/05/2013

‘AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2’: As first trailer lands, our 5 Takeaways about Rhino, Electro and Gwen.

‘AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2’: As first trailer lands, our 5 Takeaways about Rhino, Electro ... and Gwen!

By David Betancourt  |  01:48 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  spider-man, superhero films

Posted at 11:39 PM ET, 12/04/2013

BEST BOOKS OF 2013: Ed Piskor finds a beautiful groove with ‘Hip Hop Family Tree’

BEST BOOKS OF 2013: Ed Piskor hits a beautiful groove with retro graphic novel ‘Hip Hop Family Tree.’

By Michael Cavna  |  11:39 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ed piskor, hip hop

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Rep. Lewis, publisher give his graphic-novel memoir to all of Congress

Every Hill politican will receive digital copy of Lewis’s bestselling civil-rights memoir ‘March: Book One.’

By Michael Cavna  |  01:31 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 PM ET, 12/02/2013

ANNIE AWARDS: ‘Frozen,’ ‘Monsters University’ lead animation nominations with 10

The two animated hits each receive 10 noms; Maryland’s Steven Sugar (‘Steven Universe’) also gets a nod.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:23 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  annie awards

Posted at 11:12 PM ET, 12/01/2013

FIRE AND ICE: ‘Frozen,’ ‘Catching Fire’ torch box office with big holiday weekends

Fire and ice dominate Thanksgiving box office, as ‘Catching Fire’ and ‘Frozen’ combined for $200M-plus.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:12 PM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  frozen, disney animation

Posted at 11:28 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Best Books of 2013: Comic Riffs’ Top 10 Superhero Comics of the year

Best Books of 2013: Comic Riffs offers its Top 10 Superhero Comics of the year.

By David Betancourt  |  11:28 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superhero comics

Posted at 12:03 AM ET, 11/26/2013

CHARLES SCHULZ: Celebrating the anniversary of ‘Peanuts’ creator’s birth with tribute cartoons

CHARLES SCHULZ: Celebrating the anniversary of ‘Peanuts’ creator’s birth today with tribute cartoons.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:03 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  charles schulz, peanuts

Posted at 10:34 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Life after ‘Family Guy’ death: Petition to bring back major character hits a target 1 day after MacFarlane hits his

Social media wants creator Seth MacFarlane to resuscitate character after Sunday’s death scene.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:34 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  family guy, seth macfarlane

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Political Auction Committee: D.C. cartoon sale raises more than $20K

$550. At least that’s how much Al Franken’s Nixon drawing went for at Cartoons & Cocktails charity auction.

By Michael Cavna  |  08:19 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cartoons and cocktails, al franken

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 11/23/2013

‘Doctor Who’: Hello, Dalek! Celebrating 50th birthday with today’s BBC special, interactive Google Doodle game

As BBC airs ‘Day of the Doctor’ show, British-born Google artist tells origin of today’s ‘Doctor Who’ Doodle game.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:14 AM ET, 11/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doctor who

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 11/20/2013

BEST BOOKS OF 2013: Joe Sacco on his panoramic ‘fascination’ with ‘The Great War’

BEST BOOKS OF 2013: Comics journalist Joe Sacco talks about his panoramic ‘fascination’ with WWI.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:57 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  joe sacco, the great war

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 11/19/2013

BEST BOOKS OF 2013: Kal’s ‘Daggers Drawn’ unsheathes Economist political artist’s rapier pen

Kal’s new book ‘Daggers Drawn’ unsheathes the Economist political artist’s rapier pen at 35-year mark.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:43 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kal, political cartoons

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 11/17/2013

‘Thor’ sequel ($38M) wins second weekend; flies past the 2011 original

‘Thor: The Dark World’ holds off strong debut of ‘Best Man Holiday’; ‘Gravity’ tops $500-million globally.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:10 PM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  thor: the dark world

Posted at 12:55 AM ET, 11/14/2013

‘BORDERTOWN’: Lalo Alcaraz on joining Seth MacFarlane’s new Fox immigration comedy

Lalo Alcaraz says Seth MacFarlane’s immigration comedy ‘Bordertown’ has hired a diverse writing staff.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:55 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  seth macfarlane, immigration, lalo alcaraz

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 11/12/2013

‘MAN OF STEEL’ DVD/BLU-RAY: Is today’s red-caped release worth your greenbacks?

‘MAN OF STEEL’ DVD/BLU-RAY: Is today’s red-caped release worth your greenbacks? Your five-point guide.

By David Betancourt  |  03:30 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  man of steel

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 11/11/2013

‘THOR: THE DARK WORLD’: Sequel tops box office ($86M) as Avengers brand flexes yet more muscle

‘Thor: The Dark World’ tops box office with $86.1 million; Marvel sequel has already grossed $327M worldwide.

By Michael Cavna  |  03:08 PM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  thor the dark world, box office

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 11/08/2013

MAILBAG: What Post readers are saying about the ‘Get Fuzzy’ drop...

MAILBAG: What Post readers are saying about the ‘Get Fuzzy’ drop...

By Michael Cavna  |  04:20 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  get fuzzy

Posted at 02:49 AM ET, 11/08/2013

‘THOR: THE DARK WORLD’: 7 Things to Know About the Marvel Sequel *(Spoiler-Free)

‘THOR: THE DARK WORLD’: 7 Things to Know About the Marvel Sequel *(Spoiler-Free).

By David Betancourt  |  02:49 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  thor

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Millennials & the Economy: The Nib’s latest webcomic has all the answers in 6 easy steps [Q+A]

Millennials & the Economy: The Nib’s latest webcomic has all the answers in 6 easy steps. [Rich Stevens Q+A.]

By Michael Cavna  |  04:06 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Marvel, Netflix reach deal for 4 new superhero series, including ‘Daredevil,’ ‘Luke Cage’

Live-action ‘Daredevil,’ ‘Luke Cage’ among original online series coming in 2015 from Marvel TV and Netflix.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:53 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marvel, netflix

Posted at 11:21 PM ET, 11/03/2013

‘STEVEN UNIVERSE’: Monday night’s new Cartoon Network show spotlights strength of Maryland-sprung sister-brother team

‘Steven Universe’ debut Monday spotlights 1st woman to be solo show creator on Cartoon Network.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:21 PM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  steven universe, steven sugar, rebecca sugar

Posted at 10:04 PM ET, 11/03/2013

‘THOR: THE DARK WORLD’: Marvel sequel hammers world box office with $109.4M opening

‘Thor: The Dark World’ wins dozens of foreign markets ahead of U.S. debut; ‘Ender’s Game’ wins domestic.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:04 PM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  thor the dark world

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 10/31/2013

‘HERBLOCK’ FILM: ‘Black & the White’ docu lands deal, airdates with HBO

‘The Black & the White’ film about The Post’s political cartooning legend will debut Jan. 27.

By Michael Cavna  |  05:43 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  herblock, hbo

Posted at 11:21 PM ET, 10/30/2013

POST DROPS ‘GET FUZZY’: O, how high the tolerance for comic-strip reruns?

POST DROPS ‘GET FUZZY’: Darby Conley’s strip raises question: What’s reader tolerance for comic reruns?

By Michael Cavna  |  11:21 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  get fuzzy

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 10/30/2013

BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS: From X-Men to Ultimate Spider-Man, writer’s passion resonates with fans

BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS: From X-Men to Ultimate Spider-Man, writer’s passion resonates with fans.

By David Betancourt  |  07:35 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brian michael bendis, marvel comics

Posted at 11:29 PM ET, 10/29/2013

POST ADDS NEW COMIC STRIP: Welcome to the world of ‘Wumo’

Post alters its print comics lineup: The popular Danish strip ‘Wumo’ is in — and ‘Get Fuzzy’ is out.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:29 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  wumo, get fuzzy

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 10/29/2013

‘X-MEN’: 5 Takeaways from today’s new‘Days of Future Past’ trailer

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’: 5 takeaways from today’s new trailer for Bryan Singer’s return sequel.

By David Betancourt  |  01:32 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  x-men, bryan singer

Posted at 11:40 PM ET, 10/28/2013

‘IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN’: 7 Things You Don’t Know About Thursday’s ‘Peanuts’ Special

‘IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN’: 7 Things You Don’t Know About ‘Peanuts’ Special

By Michael Cavna  |  11:40 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  peanuts, halloween

Posted at 11:32 PM ET, 10/27/2013

Best Books of 2013: Judd Apatow leads celebs, creators who joyously go ‘Inside MAD’

Best Books of 2013: Celebrities, creators pick their favorites for twisted new ‘Inside MAD’ anthology.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:32 PM ET, 10/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 PM ET, 10/24/2013

‘CAPTAIN AMERICA’: First ‘Winter Soldier’ trailer promises not only action, but also political intrigue

‘CAPTAIN AMERICA’: First ‘Winter Soldier’ trailer promises not only action, but political intrigue,

By David Betancourt  |  11:40 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  captain america winter soldier

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Best Books of 2013: Junot Diaz & Jaime Hernandez team up deftly on deluxe illustrated ‘This Is How You Lose Her’

Best Books of 2013: Junot Diaz and Jaime Hernandez on their new illustrated ‘This Is How You Lose Her’

By Michael Cavna  |  02:35 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  junot diaz, jaime hernandez

Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 10/21/2013

BEST BOOKS OF 2013: How artist Nate Powell helps tell John Lewis’s compelling civil-rights story, ‘March’

BEST BOOKS OF 2013: How artist Nate Powell helps tell John Lewis’s compelling civil-rights story, ‘March.’

By Michael Cavna  |  11:59 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nate powell, john lewis, andrew aydin, march book one, best books 2013

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 10/16/2013

‘CALVIN’ MEETS ‘CUL DE SAC’: Bill Watterson, Richard Thompson say they’re ‘happy’ to share new two-man OSU show next March *(dates announced)

‘Calvin and Hobbes’ and ‘Cul de Sac’ creators ‘happy’ to share OSU’s new galleries; dates just announced.

By Michael Cavna  |  05:36 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  richard thompson, bill watterson, billy ireland museum library

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 10/15/2013

‘SUPERHEROES’ INTERVIEW: Filmmakers hold mirror up to American culture in tonight’s PBS documentary

‘SUPERHEROES’: Filmmakers aim to hold mirror up to American culture in tonight’s PBS documentary.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:52 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PBS, superheroes

Posted at 11:11 PM ET, 10/13/2013

Akram Raslan: Rights group clarifies report that Syrian political cartoonist was executed

Akram Raslan: Cartoonists Rights Network clarifies report that Syrian political cartoonist was executed.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:11 PM ET, 10/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Akram Raslan

Posted at 12:49 AM ET, 10/09/2013

GREEN ARROW: Jeff Lemire, David Ramsey shed light on the new synergy between CW hit and the DC comic

As ‘Arrow’ kicks off Season 2 tonight, Jeff Lemire, David Ramsey (Diggle) discuss new show/comic synergy.

By David Betancourt  |  12:49 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  arrow, green arrow, jeff lemire, david ramsey

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 10/08/2013

‘I QUIT’: Viral video’s dancing star weighs post-NMA job offers — and still awaits that Kanye call

Producer who quit Taiwan-based Next Media Animation with viral video considers Queen Latifah’s job offer.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:24 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marina shifrin, next media animation, kanye west

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 10/04/2013

JEFF SMITH: Why the bestselling ‘Bone’ creator is a great addition to CBLDF board

Jeff Smith says Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is needed to protect creators — and consumers.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:58 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jeff smith, comic book legal defense fund

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 10/01/2013

SHUTDOWN 2013: Cartoons from a furloughed Washington [UPDATED]

Shutdown 2013: Political cartoonists take aim at both sides of Congress amid a furloughed Washington.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:21 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 10/01/2013

YOSEMITE: As government shuts down, Google marks anniversary of national park you suddenly cannot see

Google Doodle celebrates a national treasure that as of today, because of federal shutdown, you cannot go see.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:50 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, govenment shutdown

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 09/27/2013

GOOGLE’s 15TH: Interactive piñata Doodle, Easter egg are among this week’s birthday treats

Interactive piñata Doodle is among the Google goodies as company celebrates its 15th birthday today.

By Michael Cavna  |  08:15 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles

Posted at 11:49 PM ET, 09/26/2013

With Horse_eBooks put out to pasture, what happens to Burton Durand’s ‘spinoff’ webcomic?

Would-be spambot Horse_eBooks was unmasked. So what happens to Burton Durand’s ‘spinoff’ webcomic?

By Michael Cavna  |  11:49 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  burton durand

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 09/25/2013

COMIC BOOK DAY PICK: High-flying Mark Waid never dreamed he’d be ‘a good fit’ for Daredevil

National Comic Book Day Pick: Swashbuckling Mark Waid ‘never thought I’d be a good fit’ for Daredevil.

By David Betancourt  |  03:14 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  national comic book day, daredevil

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 09/20/2013

National Book Festival 2013: DON’T MISS: This new Lynda Barry comic illustrates the ‘20 Stages of Reading’

NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL 2013: Wonderful new Lynda Barry comic illustrates the ‘20 stages of reading.’

By Michael Cavna  |  12:16 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  national book festival, lynda barry

Posted at 12:03 AM ET, 09/19/2013

NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL 2013: Poster creator Suzy Lee wanted to reflect ‘everything you can do with books’

Festival poster creator Suzy Lee of South Korea wanted to reflect ‘everything you can do with books.’

By Michael Cavna  |  12:03 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  national book festival, suzy lee

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 09/18/2013

LEON FOUCAULT: Many happy returns — Google’s interactive pendulum Doodle celebrates French physicist

Leon Foucault: Many happy returns — Google’s interactive pendulum Doodle honors French physicist.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:16 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leon foucault, google doodles

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 09/17/2013

2013 NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS: ‘Boxers & Saints’ graphic novelist Gene Yang calls long-list honor ‘mind-blowing’

2006 ‘American Born Chinese’ finalist makes 2013 National Book Award longlist for Young Adult Literature.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:54 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Navy Yard rampage: How editorial artists respond to the tragedy

From grief to anger, editorial artists react to D.C.’s Navy Yard rampage that killed at least 13.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:08 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  navy yard rampage

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 09/16/2013

SPX 2013: Liza Donnelly’s Ignatz Awards make some history ‘to celebrate’ women cartoonists

SPX 2013: Ignatz Awards host Liza Donnelly honors women cartoonists by setting a presenting precedent.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:52 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ignatz awards, small press expo

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 09/13/2013

SPX 2013: From John Lewis to ‘Margaret Sanger,’ the pioneers will abound at weekend’s Small Press Expo

SPX 2013: Authors of ‘Bone,’ ‘March’ and ‘American Born Chinese’ look forward to this weekend’s festival.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:18 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small press expo, indie comics

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 09/09/2013

COMICS OF THE YEAR: From Saga to Adventure Time, who pulled off the Eisner/Harvey award sweep?

From Saga to Adventure Time, a closer look at the awards season’s comics of the year.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:14 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  comics awards

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 09/07/2013

2013 BALTIMORE COMIC-CON: Dean Haspiel’s latest collaboration was born out of this 2007 Baltimore Con vow...

For Haspiel and Mark Waid, their new collaboration has roots in a vow made at Baltimore Con six years ago.

By Michael Cavna  |  09:18 AM ET, 09/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  baltimore comic-con

Posted at 06:43 AM ET, 09/06/2013

2013 BALTIMORE COMIC-CON: With Steve Conley’s local unveiling of crowdfunded book, little ‘Bloop’ comes home

For Va. cartoonist Steve Conley, a crowdfunded book at this con brings his little green monkey full circle.

By Michael Cavna  |  06:43 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  baltimore comic-con

Posted at 05:31 AM ET, 09/06/2013

JANE ADDAMS: To honor Nobel Peace Prize winner, Google renders The (Hull) House That Jane Built

Today’s Doodle celebrates Nobel Peace Prize winner who established Chicago’s influential Hull House.

By Michael Cavna  |  05:31 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jane addams, google doodles, nobel prizes

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 09/03/2013

MORT WALKER TURNS 90: As his ‘Beetle Bailey’ celebrates 63, the cartoonist reflects on a comic life

As Walker celebrates 90th birthday today, creator of ‘Beetle Bailey’ and ‘Hi and Lois’ reflects on a comic life.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:42 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 08/28/2013

‘I HAVE A DREAM’ SPEECH: Google lets history ring with 50th-anniversary March on Washington Doodle [+VIDEO]

Google honors 50th anniversary of King speech, March on Washington today with elegant Doodle [+VIDEO].

By Michael Cavna  |  08:14 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  march on washington, google doodles

Posted at 11:29 PM ET, 08/27/2013

INTERVENTION 2013: Co-founder Oni Hartstein says Maryland convention ‘is my way of giving back’

INTERVENTION 2013: Co-founder Oni Hartstein says Maryland convention ‘is my way of giving back’

By Michael Cavna  |  11:29 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  webcomics, comics conventions

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 08/26/2013

DC’s ‘Trinity War’: Geoff Johns and Jeff Lemire, on being in league for epic crossover

DC’s ‘Trinity War’: Creators Geoff Johns and Jeff Lemire, on being in league for epic crossover.

By David Betancourt  |  12:45 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc comics

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 08/23/2013

#BATFLECK BACKLASH: On the Web, does Batman’s studio hear you scream?

The #Batfleck Backlash: Fanboys, filmgoers look to justify instinctual revulsion to Ben Affleck’s Batman.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:43 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  batman, ben affleck

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 08/22/2013

BAT-FLECK: This Just In: Ben Affleck is your new big-screen Batman

BAT-FLECK: This Just In: Ben Affleck is your new big-screen Batman. We look at the casting choice.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:00 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superheroes, ben affleck

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 08/22/2013

CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Google’s ‘Clair de Lune' cartoon is its most elegant (and cinematic) Doodle yet

Claude Debussy: With ‘Clair de Lune’ Doodle animation, Google moves ever closer to cinema.

By Michael Cavna  |  09:29 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, claude debussy

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 08/18/2013

Box Office: ‘Kick Ass 2’ gets ‘served’ by weekend champ ‘The Butler’ ($25M)

Superhero sequel finishes 4th; film inspired by Post article exceeds predictions with $25M take.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:45 PM ET, 08/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  box office, kick-ass 2, lee daniels' the butler

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 08/15/2013

SPX 2013: From Carré to DeForge: Here they are, your Ignatz Award nominees...

SPX 2013: Lilli Carre, Michael DeForge and Sam Alden top list of Ignatz Award nominees.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:22 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small press expo

Posted at 12:04 AM ET, 08/14/2013

‘MARCH’ ON WASHINGTON: Is Rep. John Lewis the biggest comics fan on the Hill?

‘MARCH’ ON WASHINGTON: Is Rep. John Lewis the biggest comics fan on the Hill? Here’s the proof.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:04 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  john lewis

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 08/12/2013

ERWIN SCHRODINGER: Google’s ‘Cat’ Doodle honors physicist and his legacy’s many lives

Schrödinger’s many lives: Google’s Doodle honors physicist’s paradox that’s intellectual catnip.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:55 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, erwin schrodinger

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 08/09/2013

MORNING SKETCHBOOK: What drives us to be fascinated by the ‘family’ newspaper?

MORNING SKETCHBOOK: What drives us to be fascinated by the ‘family’ newspaper?

By Michael Cavna  |  11:17 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  journalism, morning sketchbook

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 08/08/2013

BESOS FOR BEZOS? The nation’s cartoonists take on The Washington Post sale.

Anyone left to weigh in? Ah, yes: The nation’s editorial cartoonists size up the sale of The Washington Post.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:52 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jeff bezos, washington post, editorial cartoons

Posted at 11:27 PM ET, 08/07/2013

KICKSTARTER OF THE WEEK: Gahan Wilson documentary aims for a shot at the Oscar

Kickstarter pick: Documentary about cartoonist Gahan Wilson aims for Oscars eligibility.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:27 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kickstarter, gahan wilson

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 08/04/2013

‘THE SMURFS 2’: Deep blue (over)seas: Sequel is neck and neck with ‘Pacific Rim’ for top global spot

No worldwide box-office blues for ‘The Smurfs 2’ with $52.5 million gross; ‘2 Guns’ wins domestic debut.

By Michael Cavna  |  04:39 PM ET, 08/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  smurfs 2, box office

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 08/02/2013

THE FIRST ‘ZITS’ NOVEL: Creators aim to draw reluctant young readers into the power of artful story

THE FIRST ‘ZITS’ NOVEL: Creators aim to draw reluctant young readers into the power of story.

By Michael Cavna  |  03:04 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  zits, illustrated novels, jim borgman, jerry scott

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 08/01/2013

MARIA MITCHELL: Google celebrates pioneering astronomer’s stellar career

Google spotlights nation’s first acknowledged female astronomer with stellar ‘195th birthday’ Doodle.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:05 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  maria mitchell, google doodles

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 07/31/2013

‘NOBODY KNOWS YOU’RE A DOG’: As iconic Internet cartoon turns 20, creator Peter Steiner knows the joke rings as relevant as ever

As iconic New Yorker cartoon turns 20, creator Peter Steiner knows the joke rings as relevant as ever.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:35 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the new yorker, internet humor, peter steiner, bob mankoff

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 07/31/2013

MORNING SKETCHBOOK: Life in the political doghouse

SEE: From ‘Cavna’s Canvas,’ when politicians go to the dogs.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:20 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 07/28/2013

‘THE WOLVERINE’: Hugh Jackman’s $55M return tops box office — and superhero flexes global muscle

‘The Wolverine’: Hugh Jackman’s return underperforms domestically — but proves muscular overseas.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:37 PM ET, 07/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superhero films

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 07/26/2013

‘BEN RIDES ON’: After his pink slip, Pulitzer winner’s new book soars above the blues

Matt Davies writes and draws new kids’ book ‘Ben Rides On’ to channel his thoughts after Gannett job loss.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:40 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  children's books, political cartoons, matt davies

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 07/25/2013

ROSALIND FRANKLIN: Google Doodle casts pioneering ‘Dark Lady of DNA’ in a truer light

ROSALIND FRANKLIN: Today’s Google Doodle casts pioneering ‘Dark Lady of DNA’ in a truer light.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:41 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rosalind franklin, google doodles

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 07/23/2013

COMIC-CON EISNER AWARDS: Newly minted Hall of Fame inker Joe Sinnott, on the career that stole his heart — and his art

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: New Hall of Fame inker Joe Sinnott on career of joys, underappreciation.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:00 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 07/22/2013

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON: 12 Quotes to Remember the 2013 Event by...

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON: 12 Quotes to Remember This Year’s Event by...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:22 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  san diego comic-con

Posted at 07:24 PM ET, 07/21/2013

COMIC-CON KICKSTARTER OF THE WEEKEND: Neil Kendricks plumbs creative mysteries with ‘Comics Are Everywhere’ documentary

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: Neil Kendricks to crowd-fund ‘Comics Are Everywhere’ film.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:24 PM ET, 07/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  san diego comic con

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/21/2013

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: From Cleveland to Cavill, ‘Superman’ author Glen Weldon illuminates the 75th-birthday candles

From Cleveland to Cavill, ‘Superman’ author Glen Weldon shines light amid the 75th-birthday candles.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman, superhero comics, glen weldon

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 07/20/2013

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: Passion for comics fuels ‘Stripped’ docu as ‘love letter to the art form’

Directors see their crowd-funded comics documentary as their ‘love letter to the art form.’

By Michael Cavna  |  04:01 PM ET, 07/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  san diego comic-con

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 07/20/2013

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: Artist Tom Richmond on the power of the MAD parody

Top caricaturist illuminates the reach and challenges of modern satire — from print to TV.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:57 PM ET, 07/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MAD magazine, satire, national cartoonists society, san diego comic-con

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 07/20/2013

COMIC-CON EISNER AWARDS 2013: ‘Building Stories,’ ‘Saga’ lead the honorees

‘Building Stories,’ ‘Saga,’ David Aja are among the night’s top honorees at San Diego gala.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:20 AM ET, 07/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eisner awards, san diego comic-con.

Posted at 01:31 AM ET, 07/20/2013

COMIC-CON EISNER AWARDS: Chris Sparks wins Humanitarian Award for Team Cul de Sac project to fight Parkinson’s

Sparks leads Team Cul de Sac project to fight Parkinson’s.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:31 AM ET, 07/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eisner awards, san diego comic-con

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 07/19/2013

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: Cats vs. dogs? Best-selling humorist Francesco Marciuliano’s jests poetic

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON: ‘Sally Forth’/’Medium Large’ cartoonist hits pay dirt with bestselling pet series.

By Michael Cavna  |  06:16 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  francesco marciuliano, humor books, webcomics

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 07/19/2013

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: Paige Braddock on the power of ‘Peanuts’ — and LGBTQ storytelling in 2013

COMIC-CON 2013: Paige Braddock on the lasting power of ‘Peanuts’ — and LGBTQ storytelling in 2013.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:07 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  san diego comic-con, peanuts, paige braddock, webcomics

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 07/19/2013

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: As SDCC rookie, how ‘Big Nate’ creator Lincoln Peirce is bracing for his ‘first day of school’

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: Creator Lincoln Peirce enters spotlight for his first #SDCC.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:20 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  san diego comic-con, lincoln peirce, big nate

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 07/19/2013

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: Tonight’s Eisner Award nominee Jerry Scott, on why ‘inspiration’ is irrelevant

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: ‘Zits’ cartoonist Jerry Scott is a nominee at tonight’s Eisner Awards

By Michael Cavna  |  09:26 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  san diego comic-con, eisner awards, jerry scott

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 07/18/2013

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: How-to-Con tips? Cartoon Art Museum’s Andrew Farago curates a good experience

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: Key how-to-Con tips from Cartoon Art Museum manager Andrew Farago.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:02 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  san diego comic con, andrew farago

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 07/17/2013

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: Futurist/author Rob Salkowitz sizes up the Con’s pop-culture pull

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: Futurist Rob Salkowitz sizes up the long arc of the granddaddy Con.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:51 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  san diego comic-con, rob salkowitz

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 07/17/2013

2013 NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL: Graphic novelists Barry, Chao added to stellar lineup

2013 NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL: Library of Congress’s Mall event to include Graphic Novels pavilion.

By Michael Cavna  |  08:53 AM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  national book festival

Posted at 12:05 AM ET, 07/17/2013

RFK JOURNALISM AWARD: Alt-cartoonist Jen Sorensen thrilled with ‘profoundly meaningful’ honor — and a certain phone call

2013 RFK JOURNALISM AWARDS: Alt-cartoonist Jen Sorensen cherishes call from Ethel Kennedy.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:05 AM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 PM ET, 07/16/2013

CROWDFUNDED COMIC OF THE WEEK: Michael Jantze aims to get ‘The Norm’ signed, sealed, delivered

CROWDFUNDED COMIC OF THE WEEK: Michael Jantze aims to get ‘The Norm’ signed, sealed, delivered.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:01 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  indiegogo

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 07/15/2013

2013 HARVEY AWARD NOMS: Chris Ware, ‘SAGA’ among top nominees

HARVEY AWARD NOMS: Hawkeye, Batman, Cul de Sac, Adventure Time also receive multiple nods

By Michael Cavna  |  02:56 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  baltimore comic con, harvey awards

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 07/15/2013

REMBRANDT VAN RIJN: In ‘Doodle With Beret,’ Google celebrates Dutch master’s birthday with National Gallery nod

Rembrandt: Google marks Dutch master’s 407th birthday with D.C.’s National Gallery of Art portrait.

By Michael Cavna  |  08:51 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rembrandt, google doodles

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 07/14/2013

‘DESPICABLE ME 2’: Animated champ holds off ‘Grown Ups 2’ and ‘Pacific Rim’ at box office

‘DESPICABLE ME 2’: Animated hit ($45M) holds off ‘Grown Ups 2’ and ‘Pacific Rim’ at box office

By Michael Cavna  |  01:33 PM ET, 07/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  box office

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 07/08/2013

ROSWELL UFO INCIDENT: Alien Doodle spotted: Google marks 66th anniversary with stellar interactive game

Roswell UFO Incident: Alien Doodle spotted: Google marks 66th anniversary with interactive game.

By Michael Cavna  |  06:01 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  roswell, google doodles

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 07/07/2013

‘DESPICABLE ME 2’: Animated sequel wins record-setting holiday weekend; ‘Lone Ranger’ flounders

‘DESPICABLE ME 2’: Animated sequel wins record-setting holiday weekend; ‘Lone Ranger’ flounders

By Michael Cavna  |  02:01 PM ET, 07/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 07/03/2013

‘DESPICABLE ME 2’ vs. ‘LONE RANGER’ DUEL: Who will win the holiday weekend?

Box Office Showdown: Will animation again outgun action-adventure at the multiplex this weekend?

By Michael Cavna  |  03:23 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  box office

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 07/03/2013

‘THE SIXTH GUN’: Cullen Bunn on the art of weaving the supernatural Western

‘THE SIXTH GUN’: Writer Cullen Bunn illuminates the art of weaving a supernatural Western tale.

By David Betancourt  |  03:01 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cullen bunn

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 07/03/2013

FRANZ KAFKA: In apt metamorphosis, Google transforms tribute Doodle to a bug’s life

Franz Kafka: In apt metamorphosis, Google transforms its birthday Doodle to a bug’s life.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:31 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  franz kafka

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 07/02/2013

OF ‘MAUS’AND MAN: Are these really the top-10 graphic novels ever?

From ‘Maus’ to ‘Sandman’: Does ‘EW’ really get it right with its new graphic-novel list?

By Michael Cavna  |  01:46 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  best graphic novels

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 06/30/2013

BOX OFFICE: ‘Monsters University’ beats ‘The Heat’; ’White House’ is way down

BOX OFFICE: ‘Monsters University’ beats ‘The Heat’; ’White House’ is way down.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:38 PM ET, 06/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 06/27/2013

KICKSTARTER OF THE WEEK: Training a lens on The New Yorker magazine’s cartoonists

KICKSTARTER OF THE WEEK: Training a lens on The New Yorker magazine’s cartoonists

By Michael Cavna  |  03:14 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 06/25/2013

ANTONI GAUDI: Google celebrates ‘God’s architect’ with a colorfully constructed Doodle

Architect famed for distinctive, twisting buildings that grace the Barcelona skyline.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:56 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles

Posted at 09:35 PM ET, 06/24/2013

SALUTING HERBLOCK: An open note to ‘The Black and the White’ filmmakers: Send in the satirists

SALUTING HERBLOCK: An open note to ‘The Black and the White’ filmmakers: Send in the satirists

By Michael Cavna  |  09:35 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  herblock

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 06/24/2013

TIME.com e-mail: Cartoons of the Week feature discontinued

Political-cartoon contributors received notice from magazine’s website about changes.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:49 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cartoons of the week

Posted at 11:37 PM ET, 06/23/2013

NEIL GAIMAN’s FAREWELL SIGNING TOUR: In D.C., it’s ‘The Emotion at the End of the Line’

At GWU’s Lisner, the bestselling author signed for about four hours --and his fans didn’t mind the wait.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:37 PM ET, 06/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  neil gaiman

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 06/23/2013

‘MONSTERS UNIVERSITY’: Pixar stays perfect as ‘Monsters’ prequel ($82M) tops box office

Pixar stays perfect as ‘Monsters’ prequel ($82M) tops box office; Pitt’s

By Michael Cavna  |  04:11 PM ET, 06/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pixar films, monsters university

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 06/23/2013

‘MONSTERS UNIVERSITY’: For young Md.-sprung talent, the path to Pixar was off the ‘safe, steady’ course

‘MONSTERS UNIVERSITY’: For Md.-sprung Daniel Chang, the path to Pixar was off the ‘safe, steady’ course

By Michael Cavna  |  01:22 PM ET, 06/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  monsters university, pixar films

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Q&A: Get Him to the Greek mythology: Brian Azzarello takes on Wonder Woman

Q&A: Get Him to the Greek mythology: Brian Azzarello takes on Wonder Woman

By David Betancourt  |  02:42 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc comics

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 06/21/2013

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: With Bendis books, Marvel readies the ramp-up to next year’s film

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: With Bendis books, Marvel readies the ramp-up to next year’s film

By David Betancourt  |  02:21 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marvel entertainment

Posted at 08:05 PM ET, 06/19/2013

RIP, KIM THOMPSON: Out of D.C.’s comics scene, Fantagraphics co-publisher grew into widely influential figure

RIP, KIM THOMPSON: Fantagraphics Books co-publisher grew into widely influential figure.

By Michael Cavna  |  08:05 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kim thompson

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 06/18/2013

CAVNA’S CANVAS: Neil Gaiman’s transporting gift for the magical power of ‘place’ [+ANIMATED VIDEO]

CAVNA’S CANVAS: The cinematic eye of Neil Gaiman & the magical power of ‘place’ [+ Animated Video]

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  neil gaiman

Posted at 08:22 PM ET, 06/17/2013

‘MONSTERS UNIVERSITY’: How a mockumentary gave Dan Scanlon a boost up to the director’s chair

‘MONSTERS UNIVERSITY’: How a mockumentary gave Dan Scanlon a boost up to the director’s chair.

By Michael Cavna  |  08:22 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pixar films

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 06/16/2013

‘MAN OF STEEL’: As film tops box office, here’s A Fanboy Review

‘MAN OF STEEL’: As film tops box office, here’s a Fanboy Review

By David Betancourt  |  05:52 PM ET, 06/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 06/16/2013

‘MAN OF STEEL’: Superman soars above expectations with June-record $125M debut

Safe for sequels: DC’s new Superman soars above expectations with June-record $125M debut

By Michael Cavna  |  01:27 PM ET, 06/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman, hollywood

Posted at 11:42 PM ET, 06/13/2013

‘MAN OF STEEL’: Want to dig deeper into Superman’s past? Here are our 14 recommended reads

‘MAN OF STEEL’: Want to dig deeper into Superman’s past? Here are our 14 recommended reads

By David Betancourt  |  11:42 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 06/13/2013

KICKSTARTING THE COMICS: From D.C. to San Diego, here are today’s picks

KICKSTARTING THE COMICS: From (Awesome Con) DC to (Lash) California, here are today’s picks

By Michael Cavna  |  06:42 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 06/11/2013

SCOTT SNYDER on creating ’SUPERMAN UNCHAINED’: ‘It’s a huge honor and it’s really scary’

SCOTT SNYDER on today’s debut of ‘Superman Unchained’ with Jim Lee: ‘It’s a huge honor and it’s really scary.’

By David Betancourt  |  11:59 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 06/11/2013

‘SUPES’ OF THE DAY: Hans Zimmer soars with new ‘Man of Steel’ score

Superman’s 75th anniversary: Hans Zimmer soars with distinctive new ‘Man of Steel’ score

By David Betancourt  |  01:51 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  film scores, superheroes, hans zimmer, man of steel

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 06/10/2013

‘SUPES’ OF THE DAY: Upon 75th anniversary, we ask creators: Why does Superman endure?

Upon his 75th anniversary, creators answer the question: Why does Superman endure?

By Michael Cavna and David Betancourt  |  02:40 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 06/10/2013

MAURICE SENDAK: Google’s rollicking Doodle tribute lets the rumpus begin

Maurice Sendak: Google’s rollicking rumpus of a birthday tribute features author’s beloved characters.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:58 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  maurice sendak, google doodles

Posted at 09:37 PM ET, 06/09/2013

POST PICKS UP ‘FORT KNOX’: Military strip will replace ‘Doonesbury Flashbacks’ for the summer

Post picks up ‘Fort Knox’: Military strip will replace ‘Doonesbury Flashbacks’ for the summer

By Michael Cavna  |  09:37 PM ET, 06/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  military comics

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 06/07/2013

In his Reuben Award win,‘Baby Blues’ creator RICK KIRKMAN sees key links to Johnny Hart

In his Reuben Award tie, ‘Baby Blues’ creator RICK KIRKMAN sees a new link to ‘B.C.’ creator Johnny Hart.

By Michael Cavna  |  04:23 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  reuben awards

Posted at 11:34 PM ET, 06/05/2013

The Ring Cycle: GEOFF JOHNS on ending his high-powered partnership with the Green Lantern after a decade

GEOFF JOHNS on his decade-long working relationship (and breakup) with the Green Lantern.

By David Betancourt  |  11:34 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  green lantern, geoff johns

Posted at 10:34 PM ET, 06/05/2013

AAEC Convention 2013: As deadlines near, the public, too, can appreciate many of these offerings

Political cartoonists’ convention: As deadlines near, the public, too, can appreciate some of its offerings.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:34 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cartoon conventions, political cartoons

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 05/31/2013

JULIUS RICHARD PETRI: Animated Google Doodle lets viewers mix it up with father of the Petri dish

Animated Google Doodle lets viewers mix it up with Petri — a name that still has cultural currency.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:05 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, bacteriology

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 05/29/2013

THIS JUST IN: ‘Doonesbury’ to go on sabbatical as Amazon Studios officially picks up Trudeau’s Capitol Hill comedy, ‘Alpha House’

‘Doonesbury’ to go on sabbatical as Amazon Studios picks up Trudeau’s Capitol Hill comedy ‘Alpha House.’

By Michael Cavna  |  10:12 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doonesbury, political comedy, alpha house

Posted at 11:57 PM ET, 05/28/2013

‘PICKLES’ ’ BIG WIN: Creator Brian Crane reflects on inspiration, affirmation — and almost letting his dream die in his desk

‘Pickles’ creator Crane reflects on inspiration, affirmation — and how he owes comics career to his wife.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:57 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  reuben awards, pickles

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 05/27/2013

MEMORIAL DAY: Cartoonists pay tribute to America’s fallen

MEMORIAL DAY: Cartoonists pay tribute to America’s fallen

By Michael Cavna  |  03:58 PM ET, 05/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  memorial day

Posted at 01:30 AM ET, 05/26/2013

2013 REUBEN AWARDS: Crane (‘Pickles’) and Kirkman (‘Baby Blues’) share Cartoonist of the Year Award

2013 Reuben Awards: Brian Crane and Rick Kirkman share night’s big honor at NCS ceremony.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:30 AM ET, 05/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  reuben awards

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 05/23/2013

‘COMING HOME’: Wisconsin teenager wins ‘Doodle 4 Google’ contest with poignant military reunion

‘COMING HOME’: Wisconsin teenager wins ‘Doodle 4 Google’ contest with poignant military reunion

By Michael Cavna  |  12:00 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 05/22/2013

‘MAN OF STEEL,’ ‘WOLVERINE’ TRAILERS: Of Zod and man, we glimpse superheroic fates

‘Man of Steel,’ ‘Wolverine’ trailers: Of Zod and man: Breaking down the teasers

By David Betancourt  |  11:36 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 PM ET, 05/21/2013

HERBLOCK AT HALF-CENTURY: Library of Congress show illuminates cartoonist’s brilliance in 1963

Herblock at Half-Century: Library of Congress show illuminates cartoonist’s brilliance in 1963.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:29 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  herblock, library of congress

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 05/19/2013

‘STAR TREK’ BOX OFFICE: ‘Into Darkness’ debut tops billion-dollar ‘Iron Man 3’

‘STAR TREK’ BOX OFFICE: Underperforming ‘Into Darkness’ debut tops billion-dollar ‘Iron Man 3’

By Michael Cavna  |  01:20 PM ET, 05/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  box office

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 05/17/2013

NO MERIDA MAKEOVER? ‘Brave’ director Brenda Chapman on Disney princess and ‘sexing her up’

NO MERIDA MAKEOVER? ‘Brave’ director Brenda Chapman on Disney princess and ‘sexing her up’

By Michael Cavna  |  03:36 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  animation, pixar films

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 05/17/2013

‘CANDORVILLE’: Darrin Bell poignantly memorializes his 94-year-old grandfather, who embodied the Greatest Generation

‘CANDORVILLE’: Darrin Bell poignantly memorializes 94-year-old grandfather this week.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:22 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  darrin bell, candorville

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 05/17/2013

‘COMICS ABOUT CARTOONISTS’: Editor Craig Yoe delves into the tales and trials of the ‘world’s oddest profession’

Editor Craig Yoe delves into the tales and trials of the ‘world’s oddest profession’

By Michael Cavna  |  12:00 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cartooning, comics

Posted at 11:19 PM ET, 05/15/2013

‘SUPERWOMAN’: ‘Cancer Vixen’ author praises Angelina Jolie’s ‘fearlessness’ in double mastectomy decision

Marisa Acocella Marchetto praises Jolie’s ‘fearlessness’ in preventative double-mastectomy decision.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:19 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 05/12/2013

‘IRON MAN 3’: Tony Stark holds off ‘The Great Gatsby’s’ great opening, nears $1B worldwide

‘IRON MAN 3’: Tony Stark holds off ‘The Great Gatsby’s’ great opening.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:26 PM ET, 05/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 05/08/2013

SAUL BASS: From Hitchcock to Kubrick, Hollywood title-sequence pioneer celebrated with stylish video Google Doodle

Google Doodle celebrates graphic/film designer with nods to his ‘Psycho,’ ‘Vertigo’ and ‘Spartacus’

By Michael Cavna  |  07:42 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, film art, title sequences

Posted at 07:10 AM ET, 05/08/2013

RIP, RAY HARRYHAUSEN: Inspired as a child, the special-effects titan transformed fantasy on film

‘Argonauts’ to ‘Titans,’ Harryhausen changed the nature of stop-motion.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:10 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  animation, film, special effects

Posted at 11:04 PM ET, 05/06/2013

RIP: Matt Groening’s mother — for whom Marge Simpson is named — dies at 94

‘The Simpsons’ creator’s own family inspired the names of his show’s nuclear family.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:04 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 05/05/2013

‘IRON MAN 3’ rockets to second-biggest debut ever with $175.3M; Tony Stark holds top-2 spots

Year after ‘Avengers,’ Tony Stark-led films now hold top-2 spots in domestic-debut record books.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:39 PM ET, 05/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  box office, superhero movies

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 05/04/2013

‘BIG NATE’ MUSICAL DEBUTS: Encouraged by ‘Peanuts,’ Lincoln Peirce’s comic-strip hit comes to the Maryland stage

Encouraged by ‘Peanuts,’ Lincoln Peirce’s comic-strip hit comes to the Maryland stage.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:35 AM ET, 05/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  comics, theater

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 05/03/2013

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2013: From Annapolis to Australia, Saturday’s big event invites discovery — from comics page to your neighborhood comics shop

Saturday’s big event invites new discoveries — from comics page to your neighborhood comics shop.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:34 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 05/02/2013

‘IRON MAN 3’: One Fanboy’s Six Quick Questions & Answers (*Mostly Spoiler-Free)

‘IRON MAN 3’: One Fanboy’s Six Quick Questions & Answers (*Mostly Spoiler-Free).

By David Betancourt  |  12:56 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superhero films

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 05/01/2013

RICK PERRY CONTROVERSY: Houston cartoonist Nick Anderson responds to dust-up over fertilizer-plant cartoon

RICK PERRY CONTROVERSY: Nick Anderson replies editorially to dust-up over fertilizer-plant cartoon.

By Michael Cavna  |  03:35 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  editorial cartoons, texas government

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 05/01/2013

DOODLE 4 GOOGLE: Maryland, Virginia winners announced among 50 student finalists

DOODLE 4 GOOGLE: Maryland, Virginia winners announced among 50 student finalists

By Michael Cavna  |  11:24 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles

Posted at 11:50 PM ET, 04/30/2013

STUMPTOWN: Maryland’s Carla Speed McNeil (‘Finder’) among big winners with ‘Best Cartoonist’ honors

STUMPTOWN: ‘Finder’s’ Carla Speed McNeil among big winners with ‘Best Cartoonist’ honors

By Michael Cavna  |  11:50 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stumptown awards

Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 04/29/2013

RICK PERRY CONTROVERSY: Sacramento Bee’s JACK OHMAN ‘stunned’ by governor’s response to his hot-button cartoon

Rick Perry controversy: Q&A with Sacramento Bee’s JACK OHMAN about his hot-button cartoon.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:25 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  editorial cartoons, texas politics

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 04/27/2013

EDITOR’S BRAIN vs. CARTOONIST’S BRAIN: Pittsburgh’s Rob Rogers on his inspired acceptance of the OPC’s Thomas Nast Award

ROB ROGERS: Pittsburgh cartoonist on his inspiration when accepting the Thomas Nast Award.

By Michael Cavna  |  04:01 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  journalism awards, political cartooning

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 04/26/2013

‘GUN VIOLENCE’ Q&A: Ruben Bolling ‘moved by the images’ of cartoonists’ new gun-control video

‘GUN VIOLENCE’ Q&A: Ruben Bolling ‘moved by the images’ of cartoonists’ new gun-control video

By Michael Cavna  |  02:25 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control cartoons

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 04/25/2013

ELLA FITZGERALD: Google jazzes up its Doodle to celebrate the beloved ‘First Lady of Song’

ELLA FITZGERALD: Google brightly celebrates the beloved ‘First Lady of Song.’

By Michael Cavna  |  12:52 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ella fitzgerald, google doodles

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 04/25/2013

TONIGHT’S HERBLOCK PRIZE CEREMONY: Winner Dan Perkins (aka Tom Tomorrow) on the need to support your friendly alt-cartoonist

HERBLOCK PRIZE: ‘Tom Tomorrow’ on the need to support your friendly alt-cartoonist.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:10 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alternative comices, herblock prize, dan perkins

Posted at 08:05 PM ET, 04/24/2013

GREEN ARROW: From TV’s ‘Arrow’ to New 52 comic, DC’s superhero has hit a bull’s-eye with growing fan base

GREEN ARROW: From TV’s ‘Arrow’ to New 52 comic, DC’s superhero has hit a bull’s-eye with growing fan base.

By David Betancourt  |  08:05 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 04/24/2013

CARTOON KERFUFFLE: Recaptioned political cartoon? Daryl Cagle says: ‘I changed my mind.’

Cartoon controversy: Recaptioned political cartoon? Daryl Cagle says: ‘I changed my mind.’

By Michael Cavna  |  02:57 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  political cartoonings, boston bombing

Posted at 11:50 PM ET, 04/23/2013

THE BEST IN POLITICAL CARTOONING: Stantis and Hands, Bagley and Breen win top awards

The Best in Political Cartooning: Stantis and Hands, Bagley and Breen win top awards

By Michael Cavna  |  11:50 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  editorial cartooning, cartooning awards

Posted at 10:14 PM ET, 04/23/2013

‘THOR: THE DARK WORLD’: As trailer lands, new director brings the hammer down with dark menace

‘THOR: THE DARK WORLD’: As trailer lands, new director brings the hammer down with dark menace

By David Betancourt and Michael Cavna  |  10:14 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superheroes, marvel film

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 04/22/2013

‘ALPHA HOUSE’ Q&A: Creator Garry Trudeau on Beltway satire, Amazon Studios’ bold launch — and why Bill Murray is called ‘the unicorn’

‘Alpha House’ Q&A: ‘Doonesbury’ creator on Beltway satire, Amazon Studio launch & Bill ‘Unicorn’ Murray.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:04 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amazon shows, garry trudeau

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 04/22/2013

EARTH DAY 2013: To celebrate, Google Doodle puts the power of nature at your fingertips

Earth Day 2013: To celebrate, Google puts the power of nature at your fingertips with interactive Doodle.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:51 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  earth day, google doodles

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 04/21/2013

KEVIN SMITH: The director’s ‘Groovy Cartoon Movie’ reunion tour for Jason Mewes’s road to recovery

KEVIN SMITH: The director’s ‘Groovy Cartoon Movie’ reunion tour for Jason Mewes’s road to recovery

By Michael Cavna  |  04:46 PM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kevin smith, jason mewes

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 04/20/2013

AWESOME CON: ‘Curls’ creator Carolyn Belefski on the creative ‘mischief’ that has spawned her rich art career

‘Curls’ creator Carolyn Belefski on the creative ‘mischief’ that has spawned her rich art career.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:48 PM ET, 04/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  carolyn belefski, awesome con