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Comic Riffs: October, 2011

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 07/06/2011

‘CARS 2’ animator Bob Moyer embodies Pixar 2.0: The Next Generation

Maryland native made the leap from College Park to the leading animation studio as character designer for the “Cars” sequel.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:53 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pixar, bob moyer, angus maclane, denise ream, john lasseter, cars 2

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 06/29/2011

New Bin Laden comic created to ‘celebrate’ SEAL Team 6 raid

By Michael Cavna  |  10:38 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:08 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Post’s ‘FRANK CHO’S WORLD’ video wins regional Emmy [UPDATED]

By Michael Cavna  |  09:08 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Denver Post cuts a whopping 13 strips — including ‘Doonesbury,’ ‘Non Sequitur’

By Michael Cavna  |  01:58 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 06/27/2011

‘BRAVE’ TRAILER: Pixar’s new teaser is our Video of the Day

By Michael Cavna  |  12:08 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 06/27/2011

RIP, GENE COLAN: Stan Lee joins those memorializing the legendary artist [UPDATED]

By Michael Cavna  |  09:38 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 06/26/2011

NEW YORK TIMES DEBUT: Alt-cartoonist Brian McFadden revels in paper’s first Sunday Review slot

‘Big Fat Whale’ artist talks about his new gig as the first cartoonist in the paper’s new rotating roster of editorial comic creators.

By Michael Cavna  |  03:30 PM ET, 06/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brian mcfadden, aviva michaelov, the new york times

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 06/26/2011

‘CARS 2’ LAPS FIELD: Pixar’s latest wins weekend with $68M debut

The animated Disney/Pixar’s film exceeded industry predictions, crossing the domestic-debut finish line with a $68-million weekend.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:05 PM ET, 06/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 06/24/2011

NEIL GAIMAN’S TWITTER VISION: Author plans to write about #Twitter in new ‘American Gods 2’

Author Gaiman tells Comic Riffs he plans to include Twitter — or something much like it — in a new follow-up story to “American Gods.”

By Michael Cavna  |  03:58 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 06/24/2011

PIXAR PILE-UP: Is ‘Cars 2’ crashing into overheated expectations?

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pixar, disney, cars 2, john lasseter

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 06/23/2011

QUICK SKETCH: The Neil Gaiman cartoon

By Michael Cavna  |  08:32 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  neil gaiman, american gods

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 06/22/2011

RIP, SPIDER-MAN: In Memoriam, a fan’s tribute to Peter Parker

Contributor David Betancourt memorializes the end of an 11-year ride with the Ultimate Spider-Man.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:00 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  spider-man, ultimate comics, marvel comics, brian michael bendis, mark bagley

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 06/21/2011

SPIDER-MAN’S DEMISE: ‘Ultimate’ webslinger spins his last tomorrow

“Ultimate Spider-Man” meets the ultimate Grim Reaper on Wednesday, as Marvel Comics kills Peter Parker in the “Death of Spider-Man” finale that hits shops tomorrow.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:02 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  spider-man, brian michael bendis, mark millar, ultimate comics

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 06/19/2011

DIM BULB?: ‘Green Lantern’ suffers power outage with $52.7M debut

“Green Lantern” topped the weekend domestic box office by grossing $52.7-million in its debut, according to studio estimates Sunday — well short of even Warner Bros.’s projections.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:02 PM ET, 06/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/18/2011

THE LINES BEHIND THE LIES: Through fiction, ‘Poseurs’ author Deborah Vankin unveils truths of self-discovery

Vankin is in her hometown this weekend as a guest of the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con to promote her “young adult” graphic novel, “Poseurs.”

By Michael Cavna  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  deborah vankin, rick mays, poseurs, image comics

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/17/2011

SPOOF TRAILER FOR THE WEEKEND: The Muppets Take Coast City

By Michael Cavna  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the muppets, green lantern

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Riffing With Creators: ‘Green Lantern’ writer-producer GEOFF JOHNS waxes rhapsodic about Hollywood, Hal Jordan and his brightest days

Writer-producer Geoff Johns waxes rhapsodic about Hollywood, Hal Jordan and his brightest days.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:00 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  geoff johns, jim lee, dc comics, green lantern

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 06/16/2011

GREEN LANTERN: The Super Satiric Video of the Day

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  green lantern, onion news network

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 06/15/2011

GOOGLE DOODLE: Lunar eclipse is the latest ‘motion logo’ to arise

By Michael Cavna  |  03:46 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 06/15/2011

CAN BROADWAY’S ‘SPIDER-MAN’ BE SAVED? 6 Take-Away Conclusions from Opening Night

By Michael Cavna  |  11:53 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  spider-man: turn off the dark

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 06/13/2011

MONDAY MORNING ROUNDUP: Of the Tonys, Reubens, Comic-Con and Neil Gaiman himself

By Michael Cavna  |  10:52 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tonys, reubens, spider-man, thor, x-men, neil gaiman, jeff parker, clay bennett, robert ariail

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 06/11/2011

‘WEINERGATE’: Cape. Tights. A Tale Writ Comically Large.

By Michael Cavna  |  05:30 PM ET, 06/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike luckovich, adam zyglis, jack ohman, anthony weiner

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 06/10/2011

IMAGE OF THE DAY: DC unveils Superman’s new, blue-trunked costume (*But what will the fans think?)

By Michael Cavna  |  04:28 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman, dc comics, grant morrison, rags morales, george perez, jesus merino

Posted at 01:56 AM ET, 06/09/2011

LES PAUL: Today’s great Playable ‘Google Doodle’ Guitar marks legend’s 96th birthday (*Pluck it for yourself)

By Michael Cavna  |  01:56 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, les paul

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 06/06/2011

ANTHONY WEINER: The most eye-catching ‘Weinergate’ cartoons so far...

By Michael Cavna  |  06:44 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anthony weiner, nate beeler, steve breen, mike luckovich, next media animation, michael ramirez, adam zyglis

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 06/05/2011

BOX OFFICE: ‘X-Men: First Class’ debut wins weekend with less-than-magnetic $56M

By Michael Cavna  |  01:56 PM ET, 06/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  x-men: first class, box office

Posted at 12:18 AM ET, 06/05/2011

RICHARD SCARRY: Today’s Google Doodle marks author’s 92nd birthday

By Michael Cavna  |  12:18 AM ET, 06/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, richard scarry

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 06/02/2011

DC Comics lifts veil on the First Issue releases

By Michael Cavna  |  11:30 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc comics

 

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