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Comic Riffs: July, 2013

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 07/31/2013

‘NOBODY KNOWS YOU’RE A DOG’: As iconic Internet cartoon turns 20, creator Peter Steiner knows the joke rings as relevant as ever

As iconic New Yorker cartoon turns 20, creator Peter Steiner knows the joke rings as relevant as ever.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:35 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the new yorker, internet humor, peter steiner, bob mankoff

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 07/28/2013

‘THE WOLVERINE’: Hugh Jackman’s $55M return tops box office — and superhero flexes global muscle

‘The Wolverine’: Hugh Jackman’s return underperforms domestically — but proves muscular overseas.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:37 PM ET, 07/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superhero films

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 07/26/2013

‘BEN RIDES ON’: After his pink slip, Pulitzer winner’s new book soars above the blues

Matt Davies writes and draws new kids’ book ‘Ben Rides On’ to channel his thoughts after Gannett job loss.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:40 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  children's books, political cartoons, matt davies

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 07/25/2013

ROSALIND FRANKLIN: Google Doodle casts pioneering ‘Dark Lady of DNA’ in a truer light

ROSALIND FRANKLIN: Today’s Google Doodle casts pioneering ‘Dark Lady of DNA’ in a truer light.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:41 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rosalind franklin, google doodles

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 07/23/2013

COMIC-CON EISNER AWARDS: Newly minted Hall of Fame inker Joe Sinnott, on the career that stole his heart — and his art

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: New Hall of Fame inker Joe Sinnott on career of joys, underappreciation.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:00 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 07/22/2013

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON: 12 Quotes to Remember the 2013 Event by...

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON: 12 Quotes to Remember This Year’s Event by...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:22 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  san diego comic-con

Posted at 07:24 PM ET, 07/21/2013

COMIC-CON KICKSTARTER OF THE WEEKEND: Neil Kendricks plumbs creative mysteries with ‘Comics Are Everywhere’ documentary

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: Neil Kendricks to crowd-fund ‘Comics Are Everywhere’ film.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:24 PM ET, 07/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  san diego comic con

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/21/2013

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: From Cleveland to Cavill, ‘Superman’ author Glen Weldon illuminates the 75th-birthday candles

From Cleveland to Cavill, ‘Superman’ author Glen Weldon shines light amid the 75th-birthday candles.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superman, superhero comics, glen weldon

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 07/20/2013

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: Passion for comics fuels ‘Stripped’ docu as ‘love letter to the art form’

Directors see their crowd-funded comics documentary as their ‘love letter to the art form.’

By Michael Cavna  |  04:01 PM ET, 07/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  san diego comic-con

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 07/20/2013

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: Artist Tom Richmond on the power of the MAD parody

Top caricaturist illuminates the reach and challenges of modern satire — from print to TV.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:57 PM ET, 07/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MAD magazine, satire, national cartoonists society, san diego comic-con

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 07/20/2013

COMIC-CON EISNER AWARDS 2013: ‘Building Stories,’ ‘Saga’ lead the honorees

‘Building Stories,’ ‘Saga,’ David Aja are among the night’s top honorees at San Diego gala.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:20 AM ET, 07/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eisner awards, san diego comic-con.

Posted at 01:31 AM ET, 07/20/2013

COMIC-CON EISNER AWARDS: Chris Sparks wins Humanitarian Award for Team Cul de Sac project to fight Parkinson’s

Sparks leads Team Cul de Sac project to fight Parkinson’s.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:31 AM ET, 07/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eisner awards, san diego comic-con

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 07/19/2013

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: Cats vs. dogs? Best-selling humorist Francesco Marciuliano’s jests poetic

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON: ‘Sally Forth’/’Medium Large’ cartoonist hits pay dirt with bestselling pet series.

By Michael Cavna  |  06:16 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  francesco marciuliano, humor books, webcomics

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 07/19/2013

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: Paige Braddock on the power of ‘Peanuts’ — and LGBTQ storytelling in 2013

COMIC-CON 2013: Paige Braddock on the lasting power of ‘Peanuts’ — and LGBTQ storytelling in 2013.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:07 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  san diego comic-con, peanuts, paige braddock, webcomics

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 07/19/2013

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: As SDCC rookie, how ‘Big Nate’ creator Lincoln Peirce is bracing for his ‘first day of school’

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: Creator Lincoln Peirce enters spotlight for his first #SDCC.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:20 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  san diego comic-con, lincoln peirce, big nate

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 07/19/2013

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: Tonight’s Eisner Award nominee Jerry Scott, on why ‘inspiration’ is irrelevant

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: ‘Zits’ cartoonist Jerry Scott is a nominee at tonight’s Eisner Awards

By Michael Cavna  |  09:26 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  san diego comic-con, eisner awards, jerry scott

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 07/18/2013

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: How-to-Con tips? Cartoon Art Museum’s Andrew Farago curates a good experience

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: Key how-to-Con tips from Cartoon Art Museum manager Andrew Farago.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:02 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  san diego comic con, andrew farago

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 07/17/2013

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: Futurist/author Rob Salkowitz sizes up the Con’s pop-culture pull

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: Futurist Rob Salkowitz sizes up the long arc of the granddaddy Con.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:51 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  san diego comic-con, rob salkowitz

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 07/17/2013

2013 NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL: Graphic novelists Barry, Chao added to stellar lineup

2013 NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL: Library of Congress’s Mall event to include Graphic Novels pavilion.

By Michael Cavna  |  08:53 AM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  national book festival

Posted at 12:05 AM ET, 07/17/2013

RFK JOURNALISM AWARD: Alt-cartoonist Jen Sorensen thrilled with ‘profoundly meaningful’ honor — and a certain phone call

2013 RFK JOURNALISM AWARDS: Alt-cartoonist Jen Sorensen cherishes call from Ethel Kennedy.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:05 AM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 PM ET, 07/16/2013

CROWDFUNDED COMIC OF THE WEEK: Michael Jantze aims to get ‘The Norm’ signed, sealed, delivered

CROWDFUNDED COMIC OF THE WEEK: Michael Jantze aims to get ‘The Norm’ signed, sealed, delivered.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:01 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  indiegogo

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 07/15/2013

2013 HARVEY AWARD NOMS: Chris Ware, ‘SAGA’ among top nominees

HARVEY AWARD NOMS: Hawkeye, Batman, Cul de Sac, Adventure Time also receive multiple nods

By Michael Cavna  |  02:56 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  baltimore comic con, harvey awards

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 07/15/2013

REMBRANDT VAN RIJN: In ‘Doodle With Beret,’ Google celebrates Dutch master’s birthday with National Gallery nod

Rembrandt: Google marks Dutch master’s 407th birthday with D.C.’s National Gallery of Art portrait.

By Michael Cavna  |  08:51 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rembrandt, google doodles

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 07/14/2013

‘DESPICABLE ME 2’: Animated champ holds off ‘Grown Ups 2’ and ‘Pacific Rim’ at box office

‘DESPICABLE ME 2’: Animated hit ($45M) holds off ‘Grown Ups 2’ and ‘Pacific Rim’ at box office

By Michael Cavna  |  01:33 PM ET, 07/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  box office

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 07/08/2013

ROSWELL UFO INCIDENT: Alien Doodle spotted: Google marks 66th anniversary with stellar interactive game

Roswell UFO Incident: Alien Doodle spotted: Google marks 66th anniversary with interactive game.

By Michael Cavna  |  06:01 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  roswell, google doodles

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 07/07/2013

‘DESPICABLE ME 2’: Animated sequel wins record-setting holiday weekend; ‘Lone Ranger’ flounders

‘DESPICABLE ME 2’: Animated sequel wins record-setting holiday weekend; ‘Lone Ranger’ flounders

By Michael Cavna  |  02:01 PM ET, 07/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 07/03/2013

‘DESPICABLE ME 2’ vs. ‘LONE RANGER’ DUEL: Who will win the holiday weekend?

Box Office Showdown: Will animation again outgun action-adventure at the multiplex this weekend?

By Michael Cavna  |  03:23 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  box office

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 07/03/2013

‘THE SIXTH GUN’: Cullen Bunn on the art of weaving the supernatural Western

‘THE SIXTH GUN’: Writer Cullen Bunn illuminates the art of weaving a supernatural Western tale.

By David Betancourt  |  03:01 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cullen bunn

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 07/03/2013

FRANZ KAFKA: In apt metamorphosis, Google transforms tribute Doodle to a bug’s life

Franz Kafka: In apt metamorphosis, Google transforms its birthday Doodle to a bug’s life.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:31 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  franz kafka

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 07/02/2013

OF ‘MAUS’AND MAN: Are these really the top-10 graphic novels ever?

From ‘Maus’ to ‘Sandman’: Does ‘EW’ really get it right with its new graphic-novel list?

By Michael Cavna  |  01:46 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  best graphic novels

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 06/30/2013

BOX OFFICE: ‘Monsters University’ beats ‘The Heat’; ’White House’ is way down

BOX OFFICE: ‘Monsters University’ beats ‘The Heat’; ’White House’ is way down.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:38 PM ET, 06/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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