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Comic Riffs: February, 2013

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 02/01/2013

AN OPEN REQUEST: As convention season kicks off, bring on more live cartoon performance

AN OPEN REQUEST: As convention season kicks off, bring on more live (interactive) performance

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:54 PM ET, 01/23/2013

GOOD GRIEF: Original ‘voice of Charlie Brown’ arrested on stalking, threat charges; reportedly is terminally ill

‘Peanuts’ child actor Peter Robbins reportedly is terminally ill.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:54 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  peter robbins, peanuts, charlie brown, chris shea

Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 01/20/2013

BATMOBILE SELLS FOR RECORD PRICE: TV-show vehicle fetches $4.6-million at auction

Original Batmobile from ‘60s TV series fetches record $4.6M.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:23 PM ET, 01/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  batmobile, batman, barrett-jackson, george barris, rick champagne

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 01/19/2013

2013 INAUGURATION: Top political cartoons — and their creators — on display for Saturday’s ‘Art Soiree’

Art Soiree: Political cartoons, and their creators, on inauguration display

By Michael Cavna  |  11:29 AM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  art soiree

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 01/19/2013

CARTOON OF THE WEEK: ‘Pearls Before Swine’s’ Newtown constellation

Cartoon of the Week: ‘Pearls Before Swine’s’ creator on Newtown comic.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:47 AM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stephan pastis, pearl before swine, newtown

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 01/18/2013

SEEING DOUBLE: Looking for truth, originality and plagiarism in an Internet world

Looking for truth and originality as cartoonist lifts copyrighted image.

By Michael Cavna  |  03:10 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill day, scott stantis, zack fowler

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 01/16/2013

FRANK ZAMBONI: As Google Doodle game celebrates cool inventor, here are 8 Things You Don’t Know About the Zamboni Machine

Frank Zamboni: Interactive Google Doodle game celebrates cool legacy of the ice-rink machine

By Michael Cavna  |  07:15 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodle, frank zamboni

Posted at 11:20 PM ET, 01/15/2013

BRAD MELTZER: ‘Fifth Assassin’ author comes to D.C. to ‘out-nerd’ us on American mythology

Best-selling author comes to D.C. fascinated by American mythology.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:20 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brad meltzer

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 01/14/2013

New Doodle4Google student contest announced: Team artist Mike Dutton spotlights the vital role of teachers

Team Doodle artist Mike Dutton spotlights the role of teachers.

By Michael Cavna  |  03:43 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 01/11/2013

2013 ACADEMY AWARDS: With lone nom, biggest film of the year flies flag for all superheroes

‘The Avengers’: What the lone Oscars nod for superheroes means.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:23 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  academy awards, the avengers, jeff white, industrial light and magic

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 01/10/2013

2013 OSCARS NOMINATIONS: Brenda Chapman, Pixar’s first woman director, ‘overwhelmed and humbled’ by ‘bittersweet’ nod for ‘Brave’

Brenda Chapman, Pixar’s first woman director, ‘overwhelmed and humbled’ by nomination for ‘Brave.’

By Michael Cavna  |  10:27 AM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brenda chapman, pixar's brave, frankenweenie, the pirates band of misfits, paranorman, wreck-it ralph

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 01/09/2013

PUBLISHING: And the bestselling comic book for 2012 is...

Marvel dominates the top of the list, Baltimore’s Diamond announces.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 AM ET, 01/04/2013

NCS changes award rules to increase recognition of excellent webcomics

National Cartoonists Society alters criteria, splits webcomic awards into two categories.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:02 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  national cartoonists society, reuben awards, tom richmond

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Historic Costa Book win for graphic work: ‘Dotter’ co-author calls it ‘long overdue recognition’ for graphic novels

Co-author Mary Talbot calls Biography honor ‘long overdue recognition’ for graphic novels.

By Michael Cavna  |  03:42 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dotter of her father's eyes, mary talbot, bryan talbot, costa prize

Posted at 11:58 PM ET, 12/31/2012

END OF THE LINE — AND THE BLUEPRINT FOR A BEGINNING: The story behind the most compelling cartoon of the year

When ‘Cul de Sac’ creator Richard Thompson really shared the inner workings of his brain.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:58 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  richard thompson, cul de sac, team cul de sac


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