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Comic Riffs: November, 2011

Posted at 03:49 AM ET, 11/30/2011

MARK TWAIN GOOGLE DOODLE: Panoramic  'Tom Sawyer' logo colorfully celebrates legendary Clemens

America’s finest humorist receives one of America’s finest Google tributes.

By Michael Cavna  |  03:49 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 11/30/2011

A MILLION-DOLLAR-PLUS ‘SUPERMAN’? Rare 1938 comic book expected to fetch record price tonight

By Michael Cavna  |  12:06 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman, '

Posted at 08:37 PM ET, 11/29/2011

HERMAN CAIN: Behind the lines, Luckovich sparks our Cartoon of the Day

By Michael Cavna  |  08:37 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike luckovich, political cartoons

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 11/29/2011

THE ‘STATE’ OF EDITORIAL CARTOONING: As Colorado Pulitzer winner goes today, so goes the nation?

By Michael Cavna  |  11:30 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:22 AM ET, 11/28/2011

EGYPT GOOGLE DOODLE: Logo spotlights start of nation’s elections

The California-based company gets particularly politics-minded with a new logo on nation’s historic elections.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:22 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 11/26/2011

‘RIFFS PICKS OF THE WEEK: 2011 Pulitzer winner Mike Keefe calls it quits; and five cartoons for your holiday cheers

2011 Pulitzer winner calls it quits; and five Thanksgiving/Black Friday weekend cartoons for your holiday cheers.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 11/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike keefe, denver post

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 11/24/2011

BEST OF COMICS 2011: An open call to nominate your favorite books

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 11/23/2011

STANISLAW LEM GOOGLE DOODLE: The best interactive cartoon animation ever rendered by Google. Seriously.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:30 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 11/23/2011

OCCUPY MIAMI: ‘Israel’ graphic journalist Sarah Glidden deftly sketches the story

By Michael Cavna  |  10:15 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sarah glidden, matt bors, occupy movement, cartoon movement

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 11/22/2011

THANKSGIVING GOOGLE DOODLE: Fine-feathered interactive logo lets you share the bird

By Michael Cavna  |  04:25 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 11/22/2011

‘BEST’ COMIC STRIPS OF 2011: An Open Call for Your Nominations

By Michael Cavna  |  11:29 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  best comics of 2011

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 11/22/2011

TEAM CUL DE SAC: Galifianakis’ beautiful nod to Richard Thompson

By Michael Cavna  |  08:30 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  richard thompson, nick galifianakis, team cul de sac

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 11/21/2011

CARTOON OF THE DAY: ‘Lio’s’ artful Bil Keane tribute

By Michael Cavna  |  07:00 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lio, family circus, bil keane, mark tatulli, mell lazarus

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 11/21/2011

‘THE SIMPSONS’: D’oh! 7 Good Reasons Why You Should Be (Still) Watching

In its 23rd season, the show can still put down the Duff beer and flex its satiric muscle.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:25 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 11/19/2011

‘RIFFS PICKS OF THE WEEK: From holiday ‘Peanuts’ (new app!) to Sunday’s ‘Simpsons’ (new Gaiman!)

The holiday season heralds the warmest chestnuts of classic animation, including “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” But this year, for the first time, the beloved “Peanuts” special is being delivered digitally as a book app.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 11/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 11/18/2011

HARVEY PEKAR MEMORIAL: Oy! What does it take to honor comics’ Everyman already

By Michael Cavna  |  10:55 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  harvey pekar, joyce brabner, pekar memorial

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 11/18/2011

LOUIS DAGUERRE GOOGLE DOODLE: Artful logo honors the French inventor who revolutionized photography

Artful logo honors the French inventor who revolutionized photography.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, louis daguerre

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 11/17/2011

‘BEST’ WEBCOMICS OF 2011: An Open Call for Your Nominations

It’s that time of year again when Comic Riffs pauses to reflect on the comics comfort food that has sustained us all year.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:30 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  webcomics

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 11/16/2011

PENN STATE: 6 Striking Scandal Cartoons

By Michael Cavna  |  01:34 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 PM ET, 11/15/2011

OCCUPY COMICS: Cartoon Movement journalists sketch a multi-city composite

Sometimes it’s easier to earn a protestor’s trust with a sketch pad than a news camera.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:55 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:08 PM ET, 11/15/2011

TEAM CUL DE SAC: Legend Sergio Aragones contributes but MAD-ly

By Michael Cavna  |  10:08 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 11/15/2011

MARCEL THE SHELL: Shoes on, viral video star makes a big return

By Michael Cavna  |  11:14 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 11/14/2011

FRANK MILLER ON OCCUPY MOVEMENT: These ‘louts, thieves, and rapists’ should join the military

Frank Miller: These ”louts, thieves, and rapists” should join the military.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:04 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 11/14/2011

‘FAMILY GUY’S’ 9/11 SATIRE: Show reminds that MacFarlane partied his way off doomed flight

By Michael Cavna  |  08:59 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 11/11/2011

A TALE OF TWO OCCUPY CARTOONISTS: From arrest to arresting humor — how diverging journalists respond to the movement

By Michael Cavna  |  11:59 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nate beeler, susie cagle, occupy movement

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 11/11/2011

RARE SUPERMAN COMIC ON THE BLOCK: Action Comics bidding expected to top $1.5-million record [UPDATED]

By Michael Cavna  |  06:00 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman, action comics, comicconnect, metropolis collectibles

Posted at 03:47 AM ET, 11/11/2011

VETERANS DAY GOOGLE DOODLE: Logo salutes history’s troops with ribbon of remembrance [UPDATED]

Logo salutes history’s troops with yellow ribbon of remembrance in honor of Veterans Day.

By Michael S. Cavna  |  03:47 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 11/10/2011

THE [WASHINGTON] DC REBOOT: Ward Sutton unmasks the candidates as comic ‘superheroes’

Faster than a speeding ballot? It’s Semi-Superman.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:59 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ward sutton, washington dc reboot, village voice

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 11/09/2011

BIL KEANE MEMORIAM: Fellow cartoonists remember the ‘Family Circus’ creator [UPDATED]

Fellow cartoonists share their memories of the “Family Circus” creator.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:22 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bil Keane, family circus

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 11/09/2011

BIL KEANE:‘Family Circus’ creator dies at 89

Legendary cartoonist Bil Keane, known for his distinctively circular comic, died at the age of 89.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:54 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  family circus, bil keane

Posted at 11:56 PM ET, 11/08/2011

OCCUPY GUY FAWKES: What does the man behind the mask think of the movement?

By Michael Cavna  |  11:56 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 11/08/2011

THE ‘SPIDER-MAN’ SUIT: Julie Taymor sues musical’s producers over payment, rights [UPDATED]

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

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 11/08/2011

HERMAN CAIN: The 8 Most Eye-Catching Sex-Scandal Cartoons [UPDATED]

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 11/07/2011

MARIE CURIE GOOGLE DOODLE: Is it one of the year’s best? Here’s our Top Ten

By Michael Cavna  |  10:09 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles

Posted at 01:17 AM ET, 11/07/2011

MARIE CURIE GOOGLE DOODLE: Art celebrates birthday of Nobel Prize-winning pioneer

Google celebrates the 144th anniversary of Madame Curie's birth with a pastel-colored “Doodle.”

By Michael Cavna  |  01:17 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:20 PM ET, 11/03/2011

FRENCH FIREBOMBING: Attack on magazine is a violent reminder of the satirist’s risk

By Michael Cavna  |  08:20 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 PM ET, 11/02/2011

TIMELESS SYD HOFF: How a Depression-era cartoonist speaks to the Occupy Movement

By Michael Cavna  |  11:47 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  syd hoff, carol edmonston, the ruling clawws, occupy movement

Posted at 11:39 PM ET, 11/01/2011

SCENES FROM A PLAGIARISM CASE: Tulsa cartoonist’s latest scandal leaves behind a line of questioning [UPDATED]

Urban Tulsa Weekly’s David Simpson leaves job for second time in six years amid allegations of plagiarism.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:39 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  david simpson, jeff macnelly, bob englehart, mike peters, matt bors, alan gardner, julie moos

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/01/2011

‘CUL DE SAC’ ON PARADE: From art contributions to the Corcoran

By Michael Cavna  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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