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Comic Riffs: September, 2011

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

CHRIS CHRISTIE: The 7 Most Eye-Catching Cartoons

By Michael Cavna  |  09:30 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chris christie, next media animation, mike luckovich, nate beeler, rob tornoe, john darkow, jimmy marguilies, steve benson

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 09/28/2011

ZIGGY’S GIFT: How the artistic son treasures his father’s creative inheritance

By Michael Cavna  |  02:24 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tom wilson sr., tom wilson jr., ziggy, universal uclick

Posted at 01:53 AM ET, 09/27/2011

GOOGLE BIRTHDAY: Doodle celebrates company’s 13th anniversary

By Michael Cavna  |  01:53 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 09/26/2011

‘ASTERIX’ cartoonist Uderzo to hang up his pen

By Michael Cavna  |  05:42 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  asterix, albert uderzo, rene goscinny

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 09/25/2011

BOX OFFICE: ‘Lion King (3-D)’ holds off ‘Moneyball’ to retain weekend crown

Disney’s re-release of Oscar-winning animated classic holds offs “Moneyball,” grossing $22.1-million in its second weekend out.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:53 PM ET, 09/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lion king 3-D, disney, pixar, toy story 3

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 09/23/2011

JIM HENSON’s MUPPETS: New Google Doodle celebrates late creator’s 75th birthday

Google’s latest main-page logo celebrates the 75th birthday of the late Muppets creator Jim Henson.

By Michael Cavna  |  06:45 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 09/23/2011

‘HABIBI’: The Illustrated Review of Craig Thompson’s ornate new epic

By “Michael Cavna’s Canvas”  |  09:30 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 09/19/2011

RIP, TOM WILSON Sr.: ‘Ziggy’ creator dies at 80 [UPDATED]

Tom Wilson Sr, who also helped create Strawberry Shortcake and the Care Bears, passed away at age 80 after a long illness, his syndicate says.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:45 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 09/19/2011

THE OATMEAL: Check out humorist Matthew Inman’s chat (*art included)

By Michael Cavna  |  10:30 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 09/18/2011

BOX OFFICE: ‘Lion King (3-D)’ ascends box-office throne with $29.3M weekend

In a win for hand-drawn feature animation, re-release of 1994 Disney film wins weekend with $29.3M domestic box office, easily dethroning “Contagion.”

By Michael Cavna  |  01:16 PM ET, 09/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  disney, pixar, lion king 3-d

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 09/16/2011

FIRST LOOK: DC Comics announces the new ‘RAY’

By Michael Cavna  |  09:00 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the ray, dc comics, jimmy palmiotti, justin gray

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/16/2011

Live Chat with THE OATMEAL: Viral humorist Matthew Inman takes your questions — and drawing suggestions

By Michael Cavna  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  matthew inman, the oatmeal

Posted at 02:44 AM ET, 09/16/2011

Google Doodle celebrates Vitamin C scientist Albert Szent-Györgyi

By Michael Cavna  |  02:44 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodle, Albert Szent-Györgyi

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 09/15/2011

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS opens masterful ‘Timely and Timeless’ exhibit today to celebrate comic art

By Michael Cavna  |  03:27 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 AM ET, 09/15/2011

Today’s Sarah Palin/Glen Rice ‘DOONESBURY’ strip: Would you run it? [POLL]

Would you run today’s comic, which includes an excerpt from Joe McGinniss’s upcoming tell-all ”The Rogue” about a supposed romantic encounter between the pol and the pro basketballer?

By Michael Cavna  |  01:35 AM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  garry trudeau, scott stantis, joe mcginniss, sarah palin, glen rice, comics syndicate, editor and publisher

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 09/13/2011

THE RIFF: Papers pull ‘Doonesbury’ — but must satire really be ‘fair’?

By Michael Cavna  |  01:43 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doonesbury, garry trudeau, chicago tribune, newsday, thomas nast, herblock

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/11/2011

SPX 2011: Author CRAIG YOE hatches celebration of Herriman with dazzling new ‘Krazy Kat’

By Michael Cavna  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  george herriman, krazy kat, craig yoe, bill watterson, richard thompson, michael chabon

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 09/10/2011

This Just In: SPX 2012--Dan Clowes and Chris Ware announced as guests for burgeoning event

By Michael Cavna  |  10:00 PM ET, 09/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/10/2011

SPX 2011: Brooklyn’s JULIA WERTZ on the cartooning life — after giving up the drinking life

By Michael Cavna  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  spx 2011, julia wertz, fart party, drinking at the movies, pizza island

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/10/2011

SPX 2O11: New Yorker’s great ROZ CHAST tells us what she hates

Famed New Yorker cartoonist discusses her new book, “What I Hate: From A to Z.”

By Michael Cavna  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  spx 2011, roz chast, kate beaton, the new yorker

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/10/2011

SPX 2011: Through his interviews, G.B. TRAN constructs an especially compelling ‘Vietnamerica’

By Winyan Soo Hoo  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  g.b. tran, vietnamerica, spx 2011

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 09/10/2011

9/11 ART: Spain’s Ana Juan shares the inspiration behind her evocative New Yorker anniversary cover

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 09/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/09/2011

9/11 ART: From honor to anger, 10 cartoonists reveal feelings behind Sunday’s funnies to mark anniversary

Cartoonists discuss how they’re marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11 in this Sunday’s “funnies.”

By Michael Cavna  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  9/11 comics, darrin bell, jim borgman, brendan burford, dave coverly, lincoln peirce, tim rickard, jerry scott, mark tatulli, jim toomey, gene weingarten, brian walker

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/08/2011

SPX 2011: Pizza Island’s DOMITILLE COLLARDEY sings the creative praises of shared artistic space

Paris-to-Brooklyn transplant Domitille Collardey sings the praises of Pizza Island’s shared creative space.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small press expo 2011, domitille collardey, pizza island

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 09/04/2011

FREDDIE MERCURY: Google Doodle honors late Queen singer to mark his 65th birthday [UPDATED]

Google Doodle honors late Queen singer with music animation to mark his 65th birthday

By Michael Cavna  |  11:12 AM ET, 09/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodle, freddie mercury

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 09/03/2011

ARIANNA HUFFINGTON: Writer of new bio-comic book sums her up in a single word: ‘Survivor’

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 09/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bluewater comics, arianna huffington, martin t. pierro

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 09/02/2011

THE POWER & PITFALLS OF GEEK MEMORY: From DC to Star Wars, what a week it was for ‘Nostalgia Factories’

From DC Comics’s relaunch to Star Wars, it was a stellar week for “nostalgia factories.”

By Michael Cavna  |  01:00 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc comics, star wars, craig thompson, craig yoe, george herriman, bill watterson, joe simon, jack kirby, george lucas, grant morrison, jim lee, geoff johns, dan didio, new 52

 

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