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Comic Riffs: December, 2011

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 12/30/2011

NEW YEAR’S GOOGLE DOODLE: As partying logo rings in 2012, here are our Top 12 Doodles of 2011

By Michael Cavna  |  03:41 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/28/2011

STAN LEE’s BIRTHDAY TODAY: As the ‘Spider-Man’ co-creator turns 89, here are our 20 Favorite Quotes from the Marvel mastermind

As the “Spider-Man” and “X-Men” co-creator turns 89 Wednesday, here are our 20 Favorite Quotes that Lee has shared with Comic Riffs in recent years.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stan lee, marvel comics, tom brevoort, neil gaiman, marc nathan

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 12/24/2011

HAPPY HOLIDAYS GOOGLE DOODLE: ‘Jingle Bells’ logo rings in among the Best of 2011 [UPDATED]

By Michael Cavna  |  10:38 AM ET, 12/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles

Posted at 11:49 PM ET, 12/22/2011

NEW GOOGLE FUN: Send a personalized ‘Santa’ video — and enter the Search Cartoon-Caption challenge

By Michael Cavna  |  11:49 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 12/21/2011

VIDEO OF THE DAY: From Superman to Mr. Incredible: GOP candidates pick the superheroes they’d most like to be

WATCH | It’s a question as old assuperhero comics themselves: If you could be any crimefighting cartoon character, who would it be?Answering that question when you’re running for higher office, however, takes on loftier levels of would-be import. Because do you really want to be known to all of America as the candidate who longs to be Ant-Man?

By Michael Cavna  |  02:48 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 12/19/2011

CARTOON OF THE DAY: For Christopher Hitchens, a fifth of paradise

By Michael Cavna  |  06:00 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  matt bors, christopher hitchens

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 12/19/2011

‘THE DARK KNIGHT RISES’: Wayne vs. Bane looms darkly brilliant in new Batman trailer [UPDATED]

The trailer landed on the Web on Monday.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:56 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the dark knight rises, christopher nolan

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 12/17/2011

LET IT SNOW, GOOGLE: Falling for the newest ‘Easter Egg’ search trick

By Michael Cavna  |  04:49 PM ET, 12/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google easter eggs

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 12/16/2011

2011 BERRYMAN AWARD: Houston Chronicle’s Nick Anderson ‘humbled’ by win

By Michael Cavna  |  12:03 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nick anderson, berryman award

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 12/15/2011

JOE SIMON, RIP: Remembering the legendary ‘Captain America’ co-creator, who has died at 98

By Michael Cavna  |  02:10 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  joe simon, jack kirby, neil gaiman, stan lee, jerry robinson

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/15/2011

‘BIG NATE’s’ BIG NEWS: Best-selling kids’ feature launches its first app [Exclusive]

Lincoln Peirce’s kids’-comic franchise — buoyed by success at Poptropica and on the New York Times bestseller lists — will announce its first app Thursday.

By Michael Cavna  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  big nate, lincoln peirce, harpercollins

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/14/2011

IDW’s NEXT BIG STEP: comiXology-powered apps and ‘same day digital’

By Michael Cavna  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IDW publishing, comiXology

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 12/13/2011

MY BIAS: Is a newsroom’s political cartoonist a ‘journalist’? A Poynter chat sheds light

By Michael Cavna  |  12:13 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  poynter, political cartoons, plagiarism

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 12/12/2011

ROBERT NOYCE GOOGLE DOODLE: Logo conducts tribute to Intel co-founder and ‘mayor of Silicon Valley’

Monday’s logo on the search titan’s homepage celebrates the Intel co-founder and father of the integrated circuit.

By Michael Cavna  |  08:22 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  robert noyce, google doodle

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 12/10/2011

JEFF STAHLER QUITS: Columbus Dispatch cartoonist reportedly resigns amid plagiarism case

By Michael Cavna  |  12:28 PM ET, 12/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jeff stahler, ben marrison, columbus dispatch, plagiarism, political cartooning

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 12/09/2011

NEWSROOM PLAGIARISM: Why are cartoonists treated so differently from their journalistic brethren?

By Michael Cavna  |  12:19 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  plagiarism, jeff stahler, david simpson, matt bors, matt wuerker

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 12/08/2011

JERRY ROBINSON, RIP: Pioneering Batman artist and comics ambassador dies at 89

By Michael Cavna  |  01:29 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jerry robinson, joe simon, stan lee, jim lee, batman, the joker

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 12/08/2011

DIEGO RIVERA GOOGLE DOODLE: Logo celebrates the legendary Mexican muralist whose career was larger than life

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

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 12/07/2011

A CHRISTMAS WISH: Don’t cut down my ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’

By Michael Cavna  |  12:26 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  peanuts, charlie brown christmas, charlie brown christmas tales

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 12/06/2011

#SUPERHEROES, ANYONE? Twitter’s top film topics of 2011

By Michael Cavna  |  09:59 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  twitter 2011, thor, dark knight rises, green hornet, xmen

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 12/05/2011

OCCUPY CARTOON ART: A roundup of comics from the movement’s front lines [UPDATED]

By Michael Cavna  |  06:30 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  occupy comics, occupy cartoons, occupy art

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 12/05/2011

‘A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS’: The gospel truth behind how a humble ‘Peanuts’ holiday classic defied the odds

As the warm holiday classic airs Monday night, those close to the “Peanuts” production recall how a perennial classic came to be.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:30 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  charlie brown christmas, peanuts, lee mendelson, charles schulz, bill melendez, jean schulz, peter robbins, michael chabon, mike peters

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 12/05/2011

OCCUPY GALL STREET: ‘V’ is for Vitriol in Alan Moore vs. Frank Miller war of political words

Alan Moore (“V for Vendetta”) and Frank Miller (“Dark Knight Returns”) trade stinging words.

By Michael Cavna  |  09:35 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  frank miller, alan moore, david lloyd, occupy movement

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 12/02/2011

COMICS JOURNALISM: Today, ‘A.D.’s’ Josh Neufeld renders the compelling lines of ‘Bahrain’

By Michael Cavna  |  10:02 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  josh neufeld, matt bors, cartoon movement

Posted at 08:03 PM ET, 11/30/2011

SUPERMAN SOARS! Rare 1938 comic book sells for record $2M

Action Comics No.-1 — featuring the debut of Superman — soars in value after weeks on auction block.

By Michael Cavna  |  08:03 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman, vincent zurzolo, comicconnect

 

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