Comic Riffs: san diego comic con


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)
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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)
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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)
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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 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)
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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)
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Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 04/18/2013

2013 COMIC-CON EISNERS AWARDS: One judge’s diary notes on the wild, the innocent and the Harbor Drive tussle

2013 Eisner Awards noms: One judge’s diary notes on the wild, the innocent and the Harbor Drive tussle.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:01 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  san diego comic-con, comic convention, eisner awards

Posted at 11:40 PM ET, 07/17/2012

COMIC-CON 2012 REVIEW: 7 Personal Highlights from San Diego convention floor

San Diego Comic-Con 2012 review: Highlights from the convention floor

By Michael Cavna  |  11:40 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  san diego comic-con, willian shatner, the hobbit, bill amend, dan piraro, greg evans, lynn johnston

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 07/15/2012

COMIC-CON 2012: From Downey Jr. to Shatner, Saturday is as big as all imagination

San Diego Comic-Con 2012: From Downey Jr. to Shatner, Saturday is as big as all imagination

By Tom Racine  |  02:39 PM ET, 07/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  san diego comic-con 2012, robert downey jr., william shatner, david falconer, roger corman, christopher nolan, shane black

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 05/03/2012

‘The Avengers’ to ‘Spider-Man’: Nearing 90, Marvel mastermind STAN LEE shoots from the still-hip (about Whedon, Kirby and RDJ)

As he nears 90, STAN LEE isn’t slowing down: He revels in “Avengers” film, Spider-Man’s 50th birthday and new documentary and feature-film projects. A Q&A with the Marvel mastermind.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:51 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stan lee, marvel comics, jack kirby, joss whedon, morgan spurlock, the avengers, spider man, epix, with great power, san diego comic-con

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011

COMIC-CON 2011: From ‘Spider-Man’ to ‘Captain America,’ see the wonders of the Preview Night floor

San Diego’s Comic-Con International — the world’s foremost gathering of comics and entertainment geeks — kicks off with Preview Night.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:01 PM ET, 04/07/2011

2011 EISNER AWARDS: Comic-Con announces the nominees...

By Michael Cavna  |  08:01 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2011 eisner awards, san diego comic-con

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/22/2010

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2011: Today's registration again delayed

Never mind the San Diego Convention Center. Comic-Con International has now outgrown even its own website. For the second time in recent weeks, the Con has had to delay attendee registration for the 2011 event over systemic problems. Registration...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  San Diego Comic-Con International

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 11/08/2010

Update: SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON registration set for Nov. 22

To us, it's as big an announcement as who will next wear the Superman suit (with or without the hoodie) or who his next big-screen villain might be: San Diego Comic-Con has now announced that attendee registration for the...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:15 PM ET, 11/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  San Diego Comic-Con 2011

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 10/01/2010

BREAKING: Comic-Con plans to stay in San Diego till 2015

San Diego Comic-Con International will announce Friday that the largest comics convention of its kind will remain in its native city for at least five more years, the San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting. For months, speculation has run high...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 10/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  San Diego Comic-Con

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 08/03/2010

The 'Riffs Interview: New Eisner winner JOHN LAYMAN relishes the success of 'CHEW'

(All images used by permission courtesy of John Layman) When your line of work often involves covering people who openly aspire to be good and great and legendary, you hear a lot of boasts and bravado. Rarely, though, do...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:00 PM ET, 08/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists | Tags:  Baltimore Comic-Con, Chew, John Layman, Rob Guillory, San Diego Comic-Con

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 07/28/2010

'COMIC-CON 2011 Preview Night Already Sold Out.' (*No, we are not making this up.)

"COMIC-CON 2011 PREVIEW NIGHT" ALREADY SOLD OUT No, afraid that isn't an Onion headline. Particularly because it's difficult to satirize something that's already reached the point of presale absurdity. Various outlets are reporting that all 15,000 four-day passes that...

By Michael Cavna  |  06:30 PM ET, 07/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  San Diego Comic-Con 2011

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 07/26/2010

COMIC-CON 2010 POSTSCRIPT: Is this the new 'Avengers' team -- or the ol' E Street Band? [PHOTOS]

We thought that Marvel lineup with the rock-star charisma and camaraderie looked familar. Perhaps it's just us -- entirely possible -- but when the "Avengers" roster united for the first time for public consumption, stepping to the skirt of...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:30 PM ET, 07/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  Captain America, Iron Man, Joss Whedon, San Diego Comic-Con 2010, The Avengers, The Incredible Hulk, Thor

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 07/24/2010

COMIC-CON 2010: 'iCarly's' JERRY TRAINOR goes 'b-i-g' to voice the new cartoon 'T.U.F.F. Puppy'

(courtesy of Jerry Trainor / Kids Choice Awards) Prior to his panel at Comic-Con today, "iCarly" comic actor JERRY TRAINOR tells us he cannot verbally confirm or deny that he will be the voice of Dudley, the lead dog...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:20 PM ET, 07/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  Jerry Trainor, San Diego Comic-Con 2010, T.U.F.F. Puppy

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 07/24/2010

COMIC-CON 2010 Interviews: MAD magazine artists 'excited' about TV show for a new generation

MAD magazine legend SERGIO ARAGONES has attended 34 of the previous 40 San Diego Comic-Cons and increasingly, he's found that the convention-going helps introduce MAD to a whole new generation. Now, he's about to get a big boost in...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:40 AM ET, 07/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  Kevin Shinick, MAD magazine, Peter Girardi, Sam Viviano, San Diego Comic-Con 2010, Sergio Aragones, Tom Richmond, Warner Bros. Animation

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 07/22/2010

COMIC-CON 2010: Keith Knight talks new books, Nappy Hours & why he won't be on an Angry Black Panel

KEITH KNIGHT used to sneak onto Artists' Alley at San Diego Comic-Con, displaying his 'zines till someone told him to fold up shop. Now, nearly two decades later, for the first time, the acclaimed creator of "The Knight Life"...

By Michael Cavna  |  02:15 PM ET, 07/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists, Interviews With Cartoonists | Tags:  Keith Knight, San Diego Comic-Con 2010, The K Chronicles, The Knight Life

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 07/21/2010

Has COMIC-CON outgrown San Diego? 9 big-time guests tell us where to go

Let the pilgrimage to the land of "Scott Pilgrim" begin. Ten of thousands of people will descend upon San Diego today for the 41st Comic-Con International -- the largest such convention in the world and the granddaddy of all...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:30 AM ET, 07/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  Berkeley Breathed, Comic-Con International, Dan DiDio, Jerry Robinson, Keith Knight, Kevin Michael Richardson, Olivia Munn, San Diego Comic-Con 2010, Sergio Aragones, Stan Lee, Tom Richmond

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 07/08/2010

COMIC-CON: Thursday's schedule is here! (Comic Riffs's early picks)

It's here. It's here. After months of speculation and a long-ago sellout, San Diego Comic-Con today has just released its Thursday programming for 2010's event. . Here are a mere 10 promising highlights amid an embarrassment of nerdvana riches...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:15 PM ET, 07/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  San Diego Comic-Con 2010

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 07/06/2010

SUPER SITES: The Top 10 COMIC-CON Links We're Likin' This Minute

Any day now, the geeked-out behemoth that is San Diego Comic-Con will announce its 2010 schedule. And because of that, thousands upon thousands check the official San Diego Comic-Con website daily, eager for even mere morsels of new information....

By Michael Cavna  |  10:15 AM ET, 07/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  Comic-Con International, Harry Knowles, Joss Whedon, Keep Comic Con in San Diego!, LatinoReview, Morgan Spurlock, San Diego Comic-Con, Stan Lee, Televisionary

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