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Comic Riffs: August, 2011

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 12:01 AM ET, 08/31/2011

THE NEW 52: DC’s DAN DiDIO shares his take on Wednesday’s hotly anticipated relaunch

DC’s DAN DiDIO shares his take on Wednesday’s hotly anticipated relaunch of 52 titles.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc comics, justice league, new 52, dan didio, jim lee, geoff johns

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 08/30/2011

9/11 TRIBUTE: Comics pages will mark 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 tragedy

By Michael Cavna  |  02:48 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sept. 11 comics, brendan burford, amy lago, newseum

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 08/30/2011

SPX 2011: Library of Congress to launch Small Press Expo collection

By Michael Cavna  |  09:58 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small press expo, library of congress, sara duke

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 08/30/2011

DICK CHENEY’S MEMOIR: How to think (and satirize) like a cartoonist

By Michael Cavna  |  05:00 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dick cheney, mike luckovich, joe heller, rob rogers, ann telnaes, next media animation

Posted at 10:17 PM ET, 08/29/2011

‘STRIPPED’: Comics documentary reaches Kickstarter target of $58K

The comics documentary “Stripped” reaches Kickstarter target in six days.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:17 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kickstarter, stripped, dave kellett, frederick schroeder

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 08/29/2011

HURRICANE IRENE: Cartoons that caught our eye in the storm

By Michael Cavna  |  01:51 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hurricane irene, nate beeler, joe heller, shlomo cohen, rob tornoe

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 08/26/2011

STEVE JOBS: The Apple pioneer’s career in pictures

By Michael Cavna  |  05:30 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  steve jobs, john sherffius, next media animation, bluewater comics

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 08/26/2011

ALI FERZAT: A Call to Cartoonists to draw support for the viciously beaten Syrian artist [UPDATED]

By Michael Cavna  |  11:06 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ali ferzat, syria, matt bors, cartoon movement, violence against cartoonists

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 08/24/2011

SPX 2011: Small Press Expo launches Graphic-Novel Program with book gift for libraries

By Michael Cavna  |  07:50 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small press expo, libraries, warren bernard, lilli carre

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 08/24/2011

#EARTHQUAKE HUMOR: Here’s our Video of the Day...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:37 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 08/24/2011

‘STRIPPED’: New documentary project seeks to chronicle the seismic state of comics

By Michael Cavna  |  09:30 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 AM ET, 08/24/2011

JORGE LUIS BORGES: Google Doodle celebrates 112th birthday of influential Argentinian writer

The latest Google logo celebrates the 112th birthday of great Argentinian writer Jose Luis Borges, who became a legend for his stories of magical surrealism.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:00 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 08/22/2011

MONDAY MORNING HOT LINKS: From ‘Girl Genius’s’ Hugo win to D23 fanfare

By Michael Cavna  |  05:00 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/21/2011

BALTIMORE COMIC-CON: Your 2011 Harvey Award winners are...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/20/2011

BALTIMORE COMIC-CON: Real ‘comic-lover’s con’ kicks off today...

By Michael Cavna  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 08/19/2011

GEORGETOWN-BAYI BASKETBRAWL: The Animated Video of the Day

Taiwan-based Next Media Animation offers its cartoon re-creation of the international incident in China — with a partisan twist.

By Michael Cavna  |  05:28 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 08/18/2011

The SPX 2011 Ignatz Award nominees are here...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:48 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney will star in new biographic comics

By Michael Cavna  |  06:44 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 AM ET, 08/17/2011

PIERRE DE FERMAT: Google Doodle is proof-positive of French mathematician’s 410th birthday

Google celebrates the 410th birthday of French mathematician Pierre de Fermat with a home-page logo that playfully nods to Fermat’s famed “Last Theorem.”

By Michael Cavna  |  02:00 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Marvel launches DAREDEVIL audiobook with visually impaired fans in mind

Marvel launches new format of blind superhero’s adventures with the visually impaired in mind.

By Michael Cavna  |  04:57 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 08/16/2011

MILES MORALES: Check out Sara Pichelli inking the new Ultimate Spider-Man

Check out Sara Pichelli inking the new Ultimate Spider-Man.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:38 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/15/2011

COMICS VIDEO OF THE DAY: Preview the ‘Team Cul de Sac’ auction art

By Michael Cavna  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/13/2011

Literacy Campaign: STAN LEE to throw out first pitch at Nats game

The Marvel mastermind’s ceremonial toss will kick off East Coast literacy campaign by the Stan Lee Foundation.

By Michael Cavna  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 08/11/2011

‘Family Guy’s’ SETH MacFARLANE to emcee Charlie Sheen roast

“Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane tapped for Comedy Central event in September.

By Michael Cavna  |  03:48 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  seth macfarlane

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Guy Fawkes & the Anonymous Facebook Plot: V for Video of the Day

By Michael Cavna  |  01:57 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 08/10/2011

OF DOWNGRADES & DOWNTURNS: 6 Top U.S. Economy Cartoons

By Michael Cavna  |  12:45 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 08/09/2011

R. CRUMB withdraws from Australia’s Graphic fest over ‘sex pervert’ article [UPDATED]

By Michael Cavna  |  02:14 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  r. crumb, graphic 2011, gary groth

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 08/08/2011

STAN LEE celebrates the Marvel Age’s golden anniversary

By Michael Cavna  |  03:38 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stan lee, marvel, fantastic four

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 08/08/2011

‘WOMANTHOLOGY’ UPDATE: Record-breaking Kickstarter project raises $109K

By Michael Cavna  |  10:20 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  womanthology, renae de liz, IDW publishing

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 08/08/2011

HBO’s ‘SUPERHEROES’: When real-life costumed crimefighters attack

By Michael Cavna  |  09:15 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 AM ET, 08/06/2011

LUCILLE BALL’s 100th birthday: Google Doodle celebrates centennial of ‘I Love Lucy’ star

Saturday’s Google home page pays tribute to the “I Love Lucy” star’s 100th birthday was an interactive logo featuring a vintage TV set that plays seven classic “Lucy” clips.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:53 AM ET, 08/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 08/04/2011

OBAMA TURNS 50: Political cartoon of the day

By Michael Cavna  |  02:46 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Henry Cavill as Superman: FIRST LOOK at your ‘Man of Steel’

By Michael Cavna  |  12:56 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 08/04/2011

MILES MORALES & ME: Why the new biracial Spider-Man matters

As Marvel introduces its new half-black half-Latino Spidey, a fanboy of color shares what the new character means to him — even amid the spate of hateful comments.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:30 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:10 AM ET, 08/03/2011

‘PEANUTS’ launches major digital and social-media expansion

Charlie Brown, Lucy and Snoopy are coming to you via gaming, apps and social media in new, massive global campaign with Iconix, Peanuts Worldwide announces.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:10 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  peanuts, charles schulz, jean schulz, iconix

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 08/02/2011

THE DEBT DEBATE: Six Top Cartoons That Raise the Comedy Ceiling

By Michael Cavna  |  12:42 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Meet new Spider-Man MILES MORALES: With Peter Parker dead, Marvel seeks ‘diversity’ with biracial webslinger

Marvel announces that its new Ultimate Spidey will be Miles Morales, a half-black, a half-Latino American teen who inherits the suit in the wake of Peter Parker’s death.

By Michael Cavna  |  09:54 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/31/2011

‘Smurfs’ and ‘Cowboy & Aliens’ duel to near-photo-finish atop box office

The animated film surprises the sci-fi western as both films gross $36.2-million in their domestic debuts, according to Sunday studio estimates — finishing in a tie atop the box office.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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