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Comic Riffs: January, 2012

Posted at 08:48 PM ET, 01/31/2012

OCCUPY OAKLAND: After 2nd arrest, comics journalist Susie Cagle shares her on-the-ground experience

By Michael Cavna  |  08:48 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  susie cagle, occupy oakland

Posted at 10:20 PM ET, 01/30/2012

LONG ‘SPAWN’ DISPUTE SETTLED: Neil Gaiman says case is good for creators, ‘incredibly good’ for copyright

For the better part of a decade, “Spawn” creator Todd McFarlane fought in court with fellow fantasy-publishing titan Neil Gaiman. Caught in the middle were their spawn: A handful of characters Gaiman worked on while teaming with McFarlane.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:20 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  neil gaiman, todd mcfarlane, spawn

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/30/2012

ANGOULEME PRIZES: Jean-Claude Denis accepts Grand Prix award; Jim Woodring, Guy Delisle also honored

By Michael Cavna  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  angouleme, art spiegelman, jim woodring, guy delisle, jean-claude denis

Posted at 12:05 AM ET, 01/28/2012

SNOWFLAKE GOOGLE DOODLE: ‘World record’ largest flake drops in on the logo

Google’s homepage “Doodle” on Saturday celebrates the 125th anniversary of the largest recorded snowflake — a stone-cold behemoth said to be 15 inches in diameter.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:05 AM ET, 01/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  largest snowflake, google doodles

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/27/2012

WHEN POPEYE MET WILCO: Director shares how ‘Dawned on Me’ ‘vintage’ video went from tune to cartoon

By Michael Cavna  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  popeye, wilco, king features

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 01/23/2012

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR: How world’s search engines celebrate the Year of the Dragon

By Michael Cavna  |  06:06 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chinese new year, search engines

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/23/2012

DC Comics launches massive hunger-crisis campaign for Africa

By Michael Cavna  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 AM ET, 01/21/2012

STEVE JOBS COMIC: Bio-book’s writer on the sophistication — and simplicity — of distilling a remarkable life

By Michael Cavna  |  12:53 AM ET, 01/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 01/20/2012

DOODLE 4 GOOGLE: Katy Perry, ‘Phineas and Ferb’ to judge new national student contest

By Michael Cavna  |  07:00 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles

Posted at 04:42 AM ET, 01/18/2012

GOOGLE BLACKS OUT: ‘Censored’ logo goes dark to oppose SOPA/PIPA legislation

By Michael Cavna  |  04:42 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/16/2012

MARTIN LUTHER KING GOOGLE DOODLE: MLK ‘Dream’ logo celebrates civil-rights leader’s birthday

By Michael Cavna  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  martin luther king, google doodles

Posted at 01:48 AM ET, 01/16/2012

‘Cul de Sac’ goes on hiatus as Richard Thompson receives Parkinson’s treatment

“Cul de Sac” creator Richard Thompson has just announced that his syndicated comic strip is going on hiatus for “three or four weeks” as he receives new treatment for his Parkinson’s disease.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:48 AM ET, 01/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 01/14/2012

TIM TEBOW FOR SIX: The 6 Most Eye-Catching Cartoons on the Broncos’ QB

By Michael Cavna  |  04:21 PM ET, 01/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tim tebow

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 01/13/2012

‘HAITI’S SCAPEGOATS’: Cartoon Movement’s compelling video tells of LGBT abuse

By Michael Cavna  |  01:27 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 01/12/2012

MUST-SEE VIDEO: Alan Moore meets the Occupy men and women behind his mask [UPDATED]

By Michael Cavna  |  05:03 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alan moore, occupy movement, frank miller, occupy movement, anthony bourdain

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/11/2012

THIS JUST IN: ‘Pearls Before Swine’ launches immersive-- and ‘intimate’ — new app (*Shirt optional)

By Michael Cavna  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stephan pastis, pearls before swine

Posted at 12:04 AM ET, 01/11/2012

REUBEN AWARDS invite webcomics, animators — and Jim Davis

By Michael Cavna  |  12:04 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 01/11/2012

NICOLAS STENO GOOGLE DOODLE: Logo digs deep to celebrate Danish ‘father of geology’

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 01/07/2012

CHARLES ADDAMS GOOGLE DOODLE: Spooky ‘Addams Family’ logo celebrates macabre cartoonist

By Michael Cavna  |  12:00 AM ET, 01/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  charles addams, addams family, robert mankoff, the new yorker

Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 01/05/2012

MITT ROMNEY GETS OWN COMIC: Bachmann, Paul & Perry also get new bio-books

By Michael Cavna  |  11:59 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, ron paul, rick perry, michele bachmann, rick santorum

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 01/04/2012

QUICK HIT: ‘X-Men,’ ‘Captain America’ short-listed for effects Oscar

By Michael Cavna  |  04:46 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/04/2012

‘BEST’ OF 2011: 12 Books That Made Us Smile

By Michael Cavna  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 01/03/2012

RIP, RONALD SEARLE: A cartooning star pays tribute to the ‘tidal pull’ of a British genius

By Michael Cavna  |  11:00 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ronald searle, richard thompson, warren bernard, nick galifianakis

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 01/03/2012

MOST POPULAR STORIES OF 2011: What topped the year in Comic Riffs

By Michael Cavna  |  01:11 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  most popular topics 2011

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 12/31/2011

BEST COMICS OF 2011: Last call for webcomic, strip and book nominations

By Michael Cavna  |  06:24 PM ET, 12/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  best comics 2011

 

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