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Comic Riffs: May, 2013

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 05/31/2013

JULIUS RICHARD PETRI: Animated Google Doodle lets viewers mix it up with father of the Petri dish

Animated Google Doodle lets viewers mix it up with Petri — a name that still has cultural currency.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:05 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, bacteriology

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 05/29/2013

THIS JUST IN: ‘Doonesbury’ to go on sabbatical as Amazon Studios officially picks up Trudeau’s Capitol Hill comedy, ‘Alpha House’

‘Doonesbury’ to go on sabbatical as Amazon Studios picks up Trudeau’s Capitol Hill comedy ‘Alpha House.’

By Michael Cavna  |  10:12 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doonesbury, political comedy, alpha house

Posted at 11:57 PM ET, 05/28/2013

‘PICKLES’ ’ BIG WIN: Creator Brian Crane reflects on inspiration, affirmation — and almost letting his dream die in his desk

‘Pickles’ creator Crane reflects on inspiration, affirmation — and how he owes comics career to his wife.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:57 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  reuben awards, pickles

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 05/27/2013

MEMORIAL DAY: Cartoonists pay tribute to America’s fallen

MEMORIAL DAY: Cartoonists pay tribute to America’s fallen

By Michael Cavna  |  03:58 PM ET, 05/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  memorial day

Posted at 01:30 AM ET, 05/26/2013

2013 REUBEN AWARDS: Crane (‘Pickles’) and Kirkman (‘Baby Blues’) share Cartoonist of the Year Award

2013 Reuben Awards: Brian Crane and Rick Kirkman share night’s big honor at NCS ceremony.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:30 AM ET, 05/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  reuben awards

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 05/23/2013

‘COMING HOME’: Wisconsin teenager wins ‘Doodle 4 Google’ contest with poignant military reunion

‘COMING HOME’: Wisconsin teenager wins ‘Doodle 4 Google’ contest with poignant military reunion

By Michael Cavna  |  12:00 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 05/22/2013

‘MAN OF STEEL,’ ‘WOLVERINE’ TRAILERS: Of Zod and man, we glimpse superheroic fates

‘Man of Steel,’ ‘Wolverine’ trailers: Of Zod and man: Breaking down the teasers

By David Betancourt  |  11:36 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 PM ET, 05/21/2013

HERBLOCK AT HALF-CENTURY: Library of Congress show illuminates cartoonist’s brilliance in 1963

Herblock at Half-Century: Library of Congress show illuminates cartoonist’s brilliance in 1963.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:29 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  herblock, library of congress

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 05/19/2013

‘STAR TREK’ BOX OFFICE: ‘Into Darkness’ debut tops billion-dollar ‘Iron Man 3’

‘STAR TREK’ BOX OFFICE: Underperforming ‘Into Darkness’ debut tops billion-dollar ‘Iron Man 3’

By Michael Cavna  |  01:20 PM ET, 05/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  box office

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 05/17/2013

NO MERIDA MAKEOVER? ‘Brave’ director Brenda Chapman on Disney princess and ‘sexing her up’

NO MERIDA MAKEOVER? ‘Brave’ director Brenda Chapman on Disney princess and ‘sexing her up’

By Michael Cavna  |  03:36 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  animation, pixar films

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 05/17/2013

‘CANDORVILLE’: Darrin Bell poignantly memorializes his 94-year-old grandfather, who embodied the Greatest Generation

‘CANDORVILLE’: Darrin Bell poignantly memorializes 94-year-old grandfather this week.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:22 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  darrin bell, candorville

Posted at 11:19 PM ET, 05/15/2013

‘SUPERWOMAN’: ‘Cancer Vixen’ author praises Angelina Jolie’s ‘fearlessness’ in double mastectomy decision

Marisa Acocella Marchetto praises Jolie’s ‘fearlessness’ in preventative double-mastectomy decision.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:19 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 05/12/2013

‘IRON MAN 3’: Tony Stark holds off ‘The Great Gatsby’s’ great opening, nears $1B worldwide

‘IRON MAN 3’: Tony Stark holds off ‘The Great Gatsby’s’ great opening.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:26 PM ET, 05/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 05/08/2013

SAUL BASS: From Hitchcock to Kubrick, Hollywood title-sequence pioneer celebrated with stylish video Google Doodle

Google Doodle celebrates graphic/film designer with nods to his ‘Psycho,’ ‘Vertigo’ and ‘Spartacus’

By Michael Cavna  |  07:42 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, film art, title sequences

Posted at 07:10 AM ET, 05/08/2013

RIP, RAY HARRYHAUSEN: Inspired as a child, the special-effects titan transformed fantasy on film

‘Argonauts’ to ‘Titans,’ Harryhausen changed the nature of stop-motion.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:10 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  animation, film, special effects

Posted at 11:04 PM ET, 05/06/2013

RIP: Matt Groening’s mother — for whom Marge Simpson is named — dies at 94

‘The Simpsons’ creator’s own family inspired the names of his show’s nuclear family.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:04 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 05/05/2013

‘IRON MAN 3’ rockets to second-biggest debut ever with $175.3M; Tony Stark holds top-2 spots

Year after ‘Avengers,’ Tony Stark-led films now hold top-2 spots in domestic-debut record books.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:39 PM ET, 05/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  box office, superhero movies

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 05/04/2013

‘BIG NATE’ MUSICAL DEBUTS: Encouraged by ‘Peanuts,’ Lincoln Peirce’s comic-strip hit comes to the Maryland stage

Encouraged by ‘Peanuts,’ Lincoln Peirce’s comic-strip hit comes to the Maryland stage.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:35 AM ET, 05/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  comics, theater

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 05/03/2013

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2013: From Annapolis to Australia, Saturday’s big event invites discovery — from comics page to your neighborhood comics shop

Saturday’s big event invites new discoveries — from comics page to your neighborhood comics shop.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:34 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 05/02/2013

‘IRON MAN 3’: One Fanboy’s Six Quick Questions & Answers (*Mostly Spoiler-Free)

‘IRON MAN 3’: One Fanboy’s Six Quick Questions & Answers (*Mostly Spoiler-Free).

By David Betancourt  |  12:56 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superhero films

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 05/01/2013

RICK PERRY CONTROVERSY: Houston cartoonist Nick Anderson responds to dust-up over fertilizer-plant cartoon

RICK PERRY CONTROVERSY: Nick Anderson replies editorially to dust-up over fertilizer-plant cartoon.

By Michael Cavna  |  03:35 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  editorial cartoons, texas government

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 05/01/2013

DOODLE 4 GOOGLE: Maryland, Virginia winners announced among 50 student finalists

DOODLE 4 GOOGLE: Maryland, Virginia winners announced among 50 student finalists

By Michael Cavna  |  11:24 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles

Posted at 11:50 PM ET, 04/30/2013

STUMPTOWN: Maryland’s Carla Speed McNeil (‘Finder’) among big winners with ‘Best Cartoonist’ honors

STUMPTOWN: ‘Finder’s’ Carla Speed McNeil among big winners with ‘Best Cartoonist’ honors

By Michael Cavna  |  11:50 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stumptown awards

 

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