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Comic Riffs: April, 2012

Posted at 12:26 AM ET, 04/28/2012

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: ‘Persepolis’s’ Marjane Satrapi, on the profound power of words

“All big changes of the world come from words,” the acclaimed Iranian-born cartoonist/filmmaker tells Comic Riffs.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:26 AM ET, 04/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marjane satrapi, persepolis, chicken with plums, lisner auditorium

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/27/2012

THE COMIC RIFFS INTERVIEW: ‘Persepolis’s MARJANE SATRAPI comes not to bury American culture but to (mostly) praise it [*even if modern Hollywood is incapable of ‘Casablanca’]

Iranian-born graphic novelist/filmmaker Marjane Satrapi (“Chicken With Plums”) shares her views on comics-making vs. cinema, her American prejudices — and why Hollywood will never greenlight another “Chinatown” or “Casablanca.”

By Michael Cavna  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  poulet aux prunes, satrapi persepolis, satrapi chicken plums

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 04/24/2012

GIDEON SUNDBACK ZIPPER DOODLE: On the fly, Google celebrates father of the modern zipper

Let it slide! The search giant’s latest interactive logo celebrates the birthday of Gideon Sundback, the Swedish engineer who nearly a century ago designed the modern zipper.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:32 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gideon sundback, zipper doodle, google doodles

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 04/22/2012

EARTH DAY GOOGLE DOODLE: Blooming logo celebrates global campaign for environment

By Michael Cavna  |  06:03 AM ET, 04/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 AM ET, 04/20/2012

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: How’s it feel to win a Pulitzer? Politico’s Matt Wuerker says...

Comic Riffs introduces a new art feature in which we spotlight topical and telling interview quotes. The debut: Politico’s Matt Wuerker on his Pulitzer win Monday for political cartooning.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:05 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  matt wuerker, pulitzer prize, politico

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 04/20/2012

(VICTORIA’S) SECRET SERVICE: The Six Most Eye-Catching Cartoons about the Colombian scandal

Here are six of the most eye-catching editorial cartoons lampooning the steamy misconduct scandal in Colombia.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  secret service, next media animation, steve breen, chip bok, chris weyant, mike luckovich, pat bagley

Posted at 02:58 AM ET, 04/19/2012

TEAM ‘CUL DE SAC’ AUCTION: Parkinson’s campaign sets May date for selling top artists’ contributions

Original art by more than 150 top artists — including Bill Watterson, Garry Trudeau and Pat Oliphant — will be auctioned in May as part of “Cul de Sac” creator Richard Thompson’s campaign to fight Parkinson’s disease.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:58 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  team cul de sac, drawing the line at parkinsons, cul de sac auction, richard thompson, chris sparks

Posted at 10:48 PM ET, 04/18/2012

‘TIME 100’ Most Influential List: ‘Doonesbury’s Trudeau pays tribute to Colbert

By Michael Cavna  |  10:48 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  garry trudeau, stephen colbert, time magazine

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 04/18/2012

ALI FERZAT: Beaten Syrian cartoonist named to TIME 100 Most Influential List

The Syrian editorial cartoonist, who was brutally beaten by his nation’s regime after creating work critical of the government, makes the magazine’s annual list of powerful people.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:28 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ali ferzat, matt wuerker, time magazine

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 04/16/2012

2012 PULITZER PRIZES: Politico’s Matt Wuerker calls today’s Pulitzer ‘a dream come true’

Editorial cartoonist Matt Wuerker tells The Post it’s “a dream come true” as he wins the first Pulitzer in Politico’s young history.

By Michael Cavna  |  03:33 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  matt wuerker, matt bors, jack ohman

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 04/16/2012

‘IRON-MAN 3’ gains a powerful new co-production ally: China

Disney/Marvel aims to flex its overseas muscle as it reaches major production/distribution deal with China’s DMG Entertainment for 2013’s “Iron Man 3.”

By Michael Cavna  |  09:55 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marvel studios, disney, china, iron man 3

Posted at 02:18 AM ET, 04/16/2012

2012 PULITZER PRIZES: Handicapping the Cartoon Race with these 5 Key Questions

Five key questions in the contest for the editorial cartoon Prize.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:18 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 pulitzer prizes, editorial cartooning

Posted at 12:41 AM ET, 04/14/2012

ROBERT DOISNEAU GOOGLE DOODLE: French street photographer’s playful brilliance celebrated in birthday logo

Saturday’s home-page logo celebrates the centenary of the late French artist, so popular for his pioneering career as a Parisian street photographer. His most iconic image is 1950’s “Kiss by the Hotel de Ville.”

By Michael Cavna  |  12:41 AM ET, 04/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 04/13/2012

HOW TO KICKSTARTER: Cartoonist Keith Knight’s 14 Tips for a More Successful Funding Campaign

Fresh off his successful drive, “K Chronicles” cartoonist Keith Knight shares his hard-earned do’s and dont’s for creators launching Kickstarter projects.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:45 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  keith knight, kickstarter, renae de liz, dave kellett, frederick schroeder, rich burlew, batton lash

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 04/12/2012

READERS’ RIFFS: Fans are deeply moved by ‘Candorville’s’ Trayvon Martin cartoons

By Michael Cavna  |  10:53 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  trayvon martin, darrin bell, candorville, george zimmerman

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 04/10/2012

THE ‘SIMPSONS’ REVEAL: And the real Springfield is located in...

For the first time, creator Matt Groening shares the true inspiration of a town behind the Fox animation landmark’s setting.

By Michael Cavna  |  05:02 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the simpsons, matt groening, springfield oregon

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/09/2012

EADWEARD J. MUYBRIDGE GOOGLE DOODLE: Google trots out animated-horse tribute to groundbreaking British photographer

Eadweard Muybridge’s forerunning work with photo motion studies is celebrated with Google's racehorse animation.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eadweard j. muybridge, google doodles

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 04/05/2012

2012 EISNER AWARDS: Spotlighting four new nominees

By Michael Cavna  |  02:14 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eisner awards, art spiegelman, g.b. tran, craig thompson, josh neufeld

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 04/04/2012

EISNER AWARDS: And your 2012 nominees are...

The Eisner Awards have just announced their 2012 nominees, including nearly a dozen nods each for DC and Marvel.

By Michael Cavna  |  03:47 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 04/02/2012

THE TRAYVON MARTIN CARTOONS: ‘Candorville’ creator DARRIN BELL reminds readers of the humanity lost in the news narrative

By Michael Cavna  |  10:54 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  candorville, darrin bell, trayvon martin

 

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