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Comic Riffs: June, 2012

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 06/29/2012

‘OBAMACARE UPHELD’: 6 Eye-Catching Cartoons react to the high court’s decision

Pens sharpened like scalpels, cartoonists react to the Supreme Court’s “Obamacare” decision.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:52 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obamacare, john cole, mike luckovich, bob gorrell, david fitzsimmons, adam zyglis, mike thompson

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 06/28/2012

THIS JUST IN: Art from 7 top cartoonists joins SPX holdings at the Library of Congress

Art of 7 top cartoonists joins SPX holdings at the Library of Congress

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  small press expo, library of congress

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 06/26/2012

THE OATMEAL’s CHARITY DRIVE: Inman’s Indiegogo campaign closes with $220K — next: the money shot

The Oatmeal’s Indiegogo campaign ends with $220K — next: the money shot.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:05 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  matthew inman, the oatmeal, indiegogo, slava rubin, charles carreon, funnyjunk, american cancer society, national wildlife federation

Posted at 08:42 PM ET, 06/25/2012

PIXAR TIPS: ‘Brave’ artist Emma Coats shares her storytelling wit and wisdom on Twitter (#FollowHer)

Pixar’s ‘Brave’ artist Emma Coats shares her storytelling wit and wisdom on Twitter (#FollowHer)

By Michael Cavna  |  08:42 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  emma coats, pixar, brave, sweetpea, horizon

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 06/24/2012

‘BRAVE’: Pixar’s first princess continues studio’s streak with $66.7M debut

With “Brave,” Pixar’s first princess continues studio’s streak with $66.7M debut

By Michael Cavna  |  02:39 PM ET, 06/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pixar, brave, madagascar 3

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 06/23/2012

ALAN TURING GOOGLE DOODLE: Decoding the depth of his genius — by the numbers

Alan Turing Google Doodle: At 100, celebrating the genius — by the numbers

By Michael Cavna  |  12:53 PM ET, 06/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alan turing, google doodles, andrew eland

Posted at 02:59 AM ET, 06/22/2012

PIXAR’s ‘BRAVE’: Director Mark Andrews on the duality of teens, the singularity of his mission — and what a man in a kilt brings to Pixar

Q&A: Pixar’s ‘Brave’ director Mark Andrews on teen heroines, parent-child relationships — and what a man wearing a kilt brings to Pixar

By Michael Cavna  |  02:59 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brave, pixar, mark andrews, john lasseter, andrew stanton, brad bird, brenda chapman, pete docter

Posted at 10:53 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Dean Haspiel donates his mini-comic collection to Library of Congress’ SPX holdings

Dean Haspiel donates his mini-comic collection to Library of Congress’ SPX holdings

By Michael Cavna  |  10:53 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dean haspiel, library of congress, small press expo, mini-comics

Posted at 10:10 PM ET, 06/19/2012

ANIMATORS v. EMMYS: TV Academy should rethink its double-standard eligibility

By Michael Cavna  |  10:10 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 06/18/2012

FunnyJunk lawyer suing The Oatmeal cartoonist Inman over Indiegogo charity drive [UPDATED]

A skirmish between two websites has spawned accusations of content theft and claims of defamation.

By Michael Cavna  |  09:34 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 06/17/2012

‘MADAGASCAR 3’ wins its sophomore weekend with $35M (as Sandler and Cruise films flail)

‘Madagascar 3’ wins sophomore weekend with $35M — as new Adam Sandler and Tom Cruise films experience epic-flail.

By Michael Cavna  |  05:41 PM ET, 06/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  madagascar, box office

Posted at 07:34 AM ET, 06/17/2012

FATHER’S DAY: Google rolls out the warmest of animated Doodles for Dad

Dad often runs second to Mom come holiday time, but today, according to Google, the father is “#1.”

By Michael Cavna  |  07:34 AM ET, 06/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 06/12/2012

STEVE KELLEY PINK-SLIPPED: Veteran political cartoonist is among today’s Times-Picayune layoffs

Veteran political cartoonist Steve Kelley is among today’s scores of Times-Picayune layoffs.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:48 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  steve kelley, new orleans times-picayune

Posted at 06:48 AM ET, 06/12/2012

Why Denver’s ED STEIN is quitting the political-cartoon business: ‘The passion was gone’

Why Denver’s Ed Stein is quitting the political-cartoon business: ‘The passion was gone’

By Michael Cavna  |  06:48 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ed stein, rocky mountain news

Posted at 12:44 AM ET, 06/11/2012

TEAM ‘CUL DE SAC’ AUCTION: Rare Watterson painting sells for $13K

Rare painting by ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ creator Bill Watterson sells for more than $13,000 at Team Cul de Sac auction.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:44 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  team cul de sac, richard thompson, chris sparks, bill watterson, stephan pastis, patrick mcdonnell, r. sikoryak

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 06/10/2012

‘MADAGASCAR 3’ REIGNS: ‘Europe’s Most Wanted' tops ‘Prometheus’ in battle of big box-office debuts

‘Madagascar 3’ tops ‘Prometheus’as both films top $50-million in box-office debuts.

By Michael Cavna  |  03:01 PM ET, 06/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  madagascar 3

Posted at 01:31 AM ET, 06/08/2012

Meta-Post: Are ‘link-bloggers’ journalists?

Meta-Post: Are ‘link-bloggers’ journalists?

By Michael Cavna  |  01:31 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  link blogger journalism

Posted at 12:34 AM ET, 06/07/2012

WATCHING DARWYN COOKE: Writer-artist respects the dissenters — but ‘Before Watchmen’ was too challenging to pass up

Writer-artist Darwyn Cooke respects the dissenters — but believes DC’s ‘Before Watchmen’ was too challenging to pass up.

By David Betancourt  |  12:34 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  darwyn cooke, dc comics, alan moore, dave gibbons, dan didio, before watchmen, watchmen

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 06/06/2012

FIRST DRIVE-IN GOOGLE DOODLE: 8 Things You Don’t Know About Drive-In Theaters [UPDATED]

Google Doodle animation celebrates opening of first drive-in; here are 8 Things You Don’t Know About Drive-In Theaters.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:14 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:13 AM ET, 06/06/2012

FIRST DRIVE-IN GOOGLE DOODLE: As cool animation marks anniversary: 8 Things You Don’t Know About Drive-Ins

Today, Google offers admission to an artful tribute to Hollingshead’s big screen debut.

By Michael Cavna  |  05:13 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 06/05/2012

THE NEW ‘BARACK OBAMA’ BOOK: Is he our geekiest president yet?

Judging by the new “Obama” biography, is Barack our geekiest president yet?

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama the story, david maraniss, obama and superheroes, obama doodles

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 06/04/2012

TEAM CUL DE SAC BOOK LANDS: ‘Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson’s’ arrives Tuesday amid auction, Michael J. Fox feedback

Team Cul de Sac’s new charity art book for Parkinson’s research lands Tuesday — as the donated original art is auctioned off.

By Michael Cavna  |  05:08 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  team cul de sac, richard thompson, chris sparks, michael j. fox

Posted at 08:51 PM ET, 06/03/2012

TINTIN’s GREEN TREASURE: Rare Herge art fetches a record $1.6M at auction

Rare Herge cover art “Tintin in America” fetches a record $1.6M at auction

By Michael Cavna  |  08:51 PM ET, 06/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tintin, herge, comic art record

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 06/03/2012

‘THE AVENGERS’ becomes the biggest superhero film of all time

‘THE AVENGERS’ becomes the biggest superhero film of all time

By Michael Cavna  |  07:03 PM ET, 06/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the avengers, marvel, the dark knight, the dark knight rises, dc entertainment

Posted at 01:47 AM ET, 06/02/2012

SATURDAY ROUNDUP: Post Hunt 2012, royal Doodling and the Video of the Day

Our weekend roundup includes Post Hunt V, the Diamond Jubilee Doodle and the new short film from those viral stop-motion masters at The Theory.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:47 AM ET, 06/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  diamond jubilee, post hunt, tom jenkins, simon sharp

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 06/01/2012

GREEN LANTERN’s REBOOTED SEXUALITY: Alan Scott? Yep, he’s gay [Updated]

DC confirms that original Green Lantern Alan Scott is the “major character” who is coming out on its upcoming pages.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:51 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  green lantern, alan scott, dc comics

 

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