Comic Riffs: may day


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 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 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 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 01:09 PM ET, 03/17/2013

ST. PATRICK’S DAY 2013: Celebrating great Irish animation: Tomm Moore illuminates story of ‘Secret of Kells’

Great Irish animation: Tomm Moore illuminates the making of ‘Kells’

By Michael Cavna  |  01:09 PM ET, 03/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  st. patrick's day, animation

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 02/14/2013

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

Valentine’s Day Caption Contest: Enter now (and win!) by writing this Nick Galifianakis cartoon.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:10 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  valentine's day, nick galifianakis

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 01/18/2013

SEEING DOUBLE: Looking for truth, originality and plagiarism in an Internet world

Looking for truth and originality as cartoonist lifts copyrighted image.

By Michael Cavna  |  03:10 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill day, scott stantis, zack fowler

Posted at 11:52 PM ET, 11/27/2012

CROWDFUNDING AN ARTIST'S ‘SALARY’: Pink-slipped political cartoonist is ‘overwhelmed’ by Indiegogo campaign

Pink-slipped political cartoonist is ‘overwhelmed’ by Indiegogo campaign to replace his job.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:52 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill day, daryl cagle, slava rubin, indiegogo

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 11/11/2012

VETERANS DAY 2012: Artists salute our troops

Artists salute the troops.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:38 PM ET, 11/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  veterans day, google doodle

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 11/06/2012

OBAMA vs. ROMNEY: Vote for your favorite Election Day cartoon

Vote for your favorite Election Day cartoon right here.

By Michael Cavna  |  03:52 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election day 2012, barack obama, mitt romney

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 05/13/2012

MOTHER’S DAY GOOGLE DOODLE: Embraceable animation salutes mom’s day (*even if holiday’s founder didn’t)

Tech titan’s salutes moms on Sunday with a warm home-page animation. Here’s our favorite Google animations — and here’s the history behind the why its founder who rather have forgot the holiday

By Michael Cavna  |  07:06 AM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mother's day 2012, google doodles

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

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: What comics are you picking up today for #FCBD?

What books will you pick up Saturday, May 5? Feel free to tweet us @comicriffs (#FCBD) or email (comicriffs@washpost.com) with your best gets today.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:03 AM ET, 05/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free comic book day, bpick

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 05/01/2012

MAY DAY GOOGLE DOODLE: Google constructs logo to mark International Workers’ Day (*offer not available in U.S.)

Much of the world over — although not in the U.S. — Google celebrates International Workers’ Day with an industrial “working woman” logo.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:08 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  may day, international workers day, google doodle

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 03/17/2012

ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Filmmaker illuminates the lure of ‘Kells’

By Michael Cavna  |  03:01 PM ET, 03/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tomm moore, book of kells, secret of kells, st. patrick's day

Posted at 12:30 AM ET, 03/17/2012

ST. PATRICK’S DAY GOOGLE DOODLE: The Emerald style! Artist reveals the real inspiration behind elegant Irish logo

Google artist Jennifer Hom reveals the true inspiration behind today’s elegant Irish design.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:30 AM ET, 03/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodle, st. patrick's day, jennifer hom, tomm moore

Posted at 12:02 AM ET, 03/08/2012

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY GOOGLE DOODLE: Colorful logo celebrates 101st anniversary of empowering day

By Michael Cavna  |  12:02 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  international women's day, glenda stone

Posted at 12:03 AM ET, 02/29/2012

GIOACHINO ROSSINI ‘LEAP YEAR’ GOOGLE DOODLE: A high note! Musical ‘Leap’-frog logo celebrates Italian composer’s birth

Google’s logo for Feb. 29 marks both the Leap Year’s extra day and the 220th anniversary of the Italian composer’s birth.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:03 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gioachino rossini, leap day, google doodle

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 02/14/2012

VALENTINE’S GOOGLE DOODLE INTERVIEW: Animator ‘Lippy’ Lipman takes us behind the scenes (and screens)

The story behind how the viral animation got made in mere weeks.

By Michael Cavna  |  04:30 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, michael lipman, willie real, valentine's day, ryan germick

Posted at 12:03 AM ET, 02/14/2012

VALENTINE’S DAY GOOGLE DOODLE: Today’s charming musical animation makes for one sweet gift

Google is celebrating Valentine’s Day the world over with a charming animation that is all heart.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:03 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, michael lippy lipman, valentine's day, willie real, tony bennett

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/31/2011

ALI FERZAT GALLERY: Eight eye-catching cartoons to support beaten Syrian artist

The abduction and vicious beating of top Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat has spurred an artistic response from his global brethren at the drawing board.

By Michael Cavna  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ali ferzat, next media animation, matt wuerker, bill day, nate beeler, tjeerd royaards, sherif arafa, rick mckee, giacomo cardelli

Posted at 08:22 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Pixar’s JOHN LASSETER: ‘Day in a Life’ mini-doc is our Video of the Day

New ‘Day in the Life’ mini-doc is our Video of the Day

By Michael Cavna  |  08:22 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pixar, john lasseter, day in a life

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 04/06/2011

‘BRIGHEST DAY’ SPOILER: DC hails the return of...

By Michael Cavna  |  04:01 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Swamp Thing, Brightest Day, DC Comics

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 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 04:15 PM ET, 06/27/2010

'TOY STORY 3' repeats as the weekend's box office champ [UPDATED]

UPDATE: The CGI toys who watch their boy owner grow up beat the grownups who act like boys this weekend at the domestic box office. "Toy Story 3" grossed $59-million to stay No.-1, one week after it debuted with...

By Michael Cavna  |  04:15 PM ET, 06/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Animation, The Animation | Tags:  Disney Pixar, Michael Arndt, Night & Day, Toy Story 3

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 06/15/2010

AQUAMAN DOWN: The 10 Best BP Spill Cartoons [UPDATED]

Aquaman was among the first casualties, tragically washing up weeks ago. And as the BP oil spill has worn on -- long uncapped, uncontained and un-"killed," top or otherwise -- visual satirists have co-opted numerous other cartoon characters. Given...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:10 AM ET, 06/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General | Tags:  Aquaman, BP Oil Spill, Bill Day, Matt Davies, Mike Keefe, Mike Luckovich, R.J. Matson, SpongeBob SquarePants

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 05/27/2010

Pink-slipped cartoonist BILL DAY picks up RFK Award in D.C.

BILL DAY, who was laid off last year by the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, officially picked up his Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in a ceremony last night at George Washington University. Mike Rhode, who was one of the...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:19 AM ET, 05/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General | Tags:  Bill Day, RFK Awards, political cartooning

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 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

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 12/21/2009

Obama's Nobel Act: When cartoonists declare war

With President Obama having returned from Europe in recent days, Comic Riffs digs out from the towering snowbanks of other stories -- from health-care reform to planet-care "reform" to Tiger Woods sports-idol reform -- to spotlight the Nobel Peace...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:15 PM ET, 12/21/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon | Tags:  Ed Stein, Jim Day, Nate Beeler, Nobel Peace Prize, President Barack Obama

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 11/20/2009

Mike Keefe, Matt Wuerker & Ann Telnaes are honored

UPDATE: Mike Keefe responds Friday to winning the award. Over at The Daily Cartoonist, Alan Gardner reports that Denver Post political cartoonist MIKE KEEFE has just won the Berryman Award. So first let us say: Huzzahs, because Comic Riffs...

By Michael Cavna  |  06:25 PM ET, 11/20/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon | Tags:  Mike Keefe; Ann Telnaes; Matt Wuerker; Bill Day; Berryman Award; Michael Cavna