Comic Riffs: washington post writers group


Posted at 11:48 PM ET, 09/24/2012

‘MIKE DU JOUR’ DEBUTS: Mike Lester vows to ‘just be funny’

Atlanta cartoonist Mike Lester vows to ‘just be funny’

By Michael Cavna  |  11:48 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike du jour, mike lester, amy lago, alan shearer, washington post writers group

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 06/23/2010

Tony Murphy's comics-newspaper project hits pledge goal

Tony Murphy's message to his comics donors: It's all about you! Murphy, creator of the Washington Post Writers Group-syndicated comic strip "It's All About You," wants to launch "a weekly comic-strip newspaper" called Coffee Talk. And today, Murphy announces...

By Michael Cavna  |  04:45 PM ET, 06/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Strip | Tags:  It's All About You, Tony Murphy, Washington Post Writers Group

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 06/21/2010

Defend That 'Toon: Does 'BARNEY & CLYDE' spark a billion laughs -- or bum you out?

Here at Comic Riffs, every strip in The Post gets spotlighted for public scrutiny. So now that the Weingartens and Clark comic "BARNEY & CLYDE" has appeared on The Post's funnypages for a coupla weeks, it's time once again...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:45 AM ET, 06/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Defend That 'Toon | Tags:  Barney & Clyde, Dan Weingarten, David Clark, Gene Weingarten, Washington Post Writers Group

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 06/07/2010

POST HUNT: When a comic strip stands between you and $2K

Gene Weingarten fairly warned us that his new strip, "Barney & Clyde," would make a conspicuous appearance at yesterday's 2010 Post Hunt in D.C. Hoo-boy, did it ever -- in large, glorious color. A prominently displayed "Barney & Clyde"...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:45 AM ET, 06/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Strip, The Comic Strip | Tags:  Barney & Clyde, Dan Weingarten, David Clark, Gene Weingarten, The Washington Post Writers Group

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 06/03/2010

WEINGARTEN: People who 'critique comic strips are anuses'

"I have decided that people like me, who presume to critique comic strips, are anuses." Such is the self-realization -- perhaps even the tongue-in-cheek epiphany with an, um, surprise end -- of Post Magazine humor columnist Gene Weingarten. As...

By Michael Cavna  |  05:45 PM ET, 06/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists, Interviews With Cartoonists | Tags:  Barney & Clyde, Gene Weingarten, Washington Post Writers Group

Posted at 06:10 AM ET, 03/24/2010

Post comics changes: Of Barney, Clyde & Gene (Weingarten)

A coupla years back, I heard a rumor about my esteemed colleague Gene Weingarten -- whom I would refer to properly as The Post's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Humor Columnist, but I'm apparently legally bound to cut him a royalty check...

By Michael Cavna  |  06:10 AM ET, 03/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Strip | Tags:  Amy Lago, Barney & Clyde, Dan Weingarten, David Clark, Gene Weingarten, Washington Post Writers Group