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Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 06/03/2010

WEINGARTEN: People who 'critique comic strips are anuses'

"I have decided that people like me, who presume to critique comic strips, are anuses."

Such is the self-realization -- perhaps even the tongue-in-cheek epiphany with an, um, surprise end -- of Post Magazine humor columnist Gene Weingarten.

As he prepares to debut his Washington Post Writers Group comic strip "Barney & Clyde" on Monday, Weingarten peeks out from behind his twin Pulitzers to talk with Comic Riffs about how his cartoon came to be -- notably after years of critiquing other strips himself.

So look for Comic Riffs's Q&A with Weingarten on Friday morning right here, where we will discuss billionaires and bums. And yes, Gene apparently means "bums" in multiple senses of the word.

See you then.

By  |  05:45 PM ET, 06/03/2010

Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists, Interviews With Cartoonists | Tags:  Barney & Clyde, Gene Weingarten, Washington Post Writers Group

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