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Comic Riffs: April, 2012

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 04/02/2012

THE RIFF: Why cartoonists are smart to pursue side projects — even if it means taking time off

By Michael Cavna  |  02:41 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 AM ET, 02/29/2012

GIOACHINO ROSSINI ‘LEAP YEAR’ GOOGLE DOODLE: A high note! Musical ‘Leap’-frog logo celebrates Italian composer’s birth

Google’s logo for Feb. 29 marks both the Leap Year’s extra day and the 220th anniversary of the Italian composer’s birth.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:03 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gioachino rossini, leap day, google doodle

Posted at 11:35 PM ET, 02/27/2012

RIP JAN BERENSTAIN: Co-creator of Berenstain Bears dies at 88

By Michael Cavna  |  11:35 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  berenstain bears, jan berenstain

Posted at 10:11 PM ET, 02/26/2012

‘Rango’ writer says Animation Oscar validates ‘mad vision’

By Michael Cavna  |  10:11 PM ET, 02/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 02/26/2012

‘Rango’: Why it deserves the Oscar for feature animation

Why “Rango” deserves the Oscar.

By Michael Cavna  |  06:40 PM ET, 02/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  academy awards, rango, man or muppet, morris lessmore, gore verbinski, james ward byrkit, john logan

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 02/24/2012

THIS JUST IN: Team Cul de Sac book cover unveiled

By Michael Cavna  |  04:12 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 02/24/2012

‘CALVIN AND HOBBES’ ART AUCTION: Watterson’s watercolor original sells for $107K

By Michael Cavna  |  12:06 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill watterson, calvin and hobbes, heritage auctions

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 02/23/2012

BIG-MONEY AUCTION: Comics collection from a Depression-era Virginia boyhood fetches $3.5M

By Michael Cavna  |  12:00 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  billy wright, heritage auctions, michael rorrer

Posted at 12:04 AM ET, 02/22/2012

HEINRICH RUDOLF HERTZ GOOGLE DOODLE: ‘Wavy Doodle’ proves a magnetic tribute to German physicist

In a world unloosed by wireless technology, it’s only fitting that we’re still tethered, somehow, to the history sparked by Heinrich Rudolf Hertz.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:04 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  heinrich rudolf hertz, google doodles, sophia foster-dimino

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 02/17/2012

REUBEN AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: Crane, Pastis and Richmond up for NCS ‘Cartoonist of the Year’

By Michael Cavna  |  07:22 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  reuben awards, tom richmond, stephan pastis, brian crane

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 02/17/2012

‘THE SIMPSONS’ HITS 500th EPISODE: The Top-15 Episodes Ever (*And Top-5 Moments)

To mark the occasion, Comic Riffs asked Gammill to share his Top 5 favorite moments from the show.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:19 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the simpsons

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 02/17/2012

‘CUL DE SAC’ GUEST ARTISTS MOVE IN MONDAY: On hiatus, Thompson asks 6 top cartoonists to take a shot at his strip

Six top cartoonists will take over the creative duties of the comic for five weeks while creator Richard Thompson seeks treatment for Parkinson’s.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Richard Thompson, Cul de Sac, Mo Willems, Stephan Pastis, Lincoln Peirce, Michael Jantze, Corey Pandolph, Ken Fisher

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 02/14/2012

VALENTINE’S GOOGLE DOODLE INTERVIEW: Animator ‘Lippy’ Lipman takes us behind the scenes (and screens)

The story behind how the viral animation got made in mere weeks.

By Michael Cavna  |  04:30 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, michael lipman, willie real, valentine's day, ryan germick

Posted at 12:03 AM ET, 02/14/2012

VALENTINE’S DAY GOOGLE DOODLE: Today’s charming musical animation makes for one sweet gift

Google is celebrating Valentine’s Day the world over with a charming animation that is all heart.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:03 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, michael lippy lipman, valentine's day, willie real, tony bennett

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 02/13/2012

GAME ANIMATION OF THE DAY: ‘Angry Birds’ for Facebook uncaged a day early

By Michael Cavna  |  04:35 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  angry birds, facebook, rovio

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 02/13/2012

THE BOULET INTERVIEW: Inside‘The Darkness,’ the secrets of a great 24-hour comic

By Michael Cavna  |  09:35 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  boulet, scott mccloud, angouleme

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 02/10/2012

STRIP OF THE WEEK: When ‘QV’ meets QR to spoof Doonesbury/Chicago Trib kerfuffle

By Michael Cavna  |  05:47 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:42 PM ET, 02/08/2012

#SNOOPYVALENTINE: ‘Peanuts’ trends on Twitter thanks to savvy social-media ‘party’

By Michael Cavna  |  09:42 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  peanuts worldwide, iconix, ariana grande

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 02/08/2012

STAN LEE LAUNCHES NEW SITE: Marvel mastermind answers our questions (*And yours at 7ET)

By Michael Cavna  |  03:23 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Political cartoonists say they’re indignant over Times’ solicitation

By Michael Cavna  |  10:41 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  new york times, matt wuerker, john cole, cam cardow, john cole

Posted at 12:04 AM ET, 02/07/2012

CHARLES DICKENS GOOGLE DOODLE: Classic characters populate today’s logo to celebrate author’s 1812 birth

Google paid tribute to the 200th anniversary of the author’s birth with its prominent perch.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:04 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  charles dickens, google doodle

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 02/06/2012

ANNIE AWARDS: ‘Rango’ tops animation honors

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Annie Awards, rango, kung fu panda 2, the simpsons

Posted at 12:18 AM ET, 02/04/2012

SUPER BOWL XLVI HUMOR: Our ‘Fave Five’ Giants vs. Patriots cartoons

By Michael Cavna  |  12:18 AM ET, 02/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  super bowl, next media animation, jeff parker, drew litton, clay bennett, gary varvel

Posted at 10:45 PM ET, 02/01/2012

‘BEFORE WATCHMEN’: Should DC Comics be revisiting the epic?

By Michael Cavna  |  10:45 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  before watchmen, dc comics, alan moore, dave gibbons, j. michael straczynski

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Watchmen prequels: Full list unveiled

Creator Alan Moore isn’t happy about the announcement of the Watchmen prequels.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:39 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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