Comic Riffs: Matt Wuerker

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 10/19/2012

A NEWSWEEK APPRECIATION: Saluting the cartoon-friendly ‘Perspectives’ page [UPDATED]

Saluting the ‘Perspectives’ page, that onetime roundup oasis of the nation’s political cartoons.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:18 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 AM ET, 05/12/2012

PROFILES IN CARTOONING COURAGE: How artists in Syria, Iran and India wield their free-speech pens against powerful forces

How artists in Syria, Iran and India wield free-speech pens against powerful government forces.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:57 AM ET, 05/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 AM ET, 04/20/2012

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: How’s it feel to win a Pulitzer? Politico’s Matt Wuerker says...

Comic Riffs introduces a new art feature in which we spotlight topical and telling interview quotes. The debut: Politico’s Matt Wuerker on his Pulitzer win Monday for political cartooning.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:05 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 04/18/2012

ALI FERZAT: Beaten Syrian cartoonist named to TIME 100 Most Influential List

The Syrian editorial cartoonist, who was brutally beaten by his nation’s regime after creating work critical of the government, makes the magazine’s annual list of powerful people.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:28 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 04/16/2012

2012 PULITZER PRIZES: Politico’s Matt Wuerker calls today’s Pulitzer ‘a dream come true’

Editorial cartoonist Matt Wuerker tells The Post it’s “a dream come true” as he wins the first Pulitzer in Politico’s young history.

By Michael Cavna  |  03:33 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Political cartoonists say they’re indignant over Times’ solicitation

By Michael Cavna  |  10:41 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 12/17/2011

BEST QUOTES OF 2011: From Gaiman to Watterson, the Year in Comic Riffs

From Neil Gaiman to Bill Watterson, here are our favorite witty and poignant lines this year straight from our interviews with cartoonists and other creators.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 12/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 12/09/2011

NEWSROOM PLAGIARISM: Why are cartoonists treated so differently from their journalistic brethren?

By Michael Cavna  |  12:19 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 10/18/2011

HERBLOCK TRIBUTE: Remembering The Post’s cartooning legend a decade after his death

By Michael Cavna  |  10:00 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/31/2011

ALI FERZAT GALLERY: Eight eye-catching cartoons to support beaten Syrian artist

The abduction and vicious beating of top Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat has spurred an artistic response from his global brethren at the drawing board.

By Michael Cavna  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 03/02/2011

TOM TOLES: The Post cartoonist wins the 2011 Herblock Prize [UPDATED]

The Herblock Prize is staying in town. A year after Politico's Matt Wuerker won the Herb Block Foundation's editorial-cartooning honor, The Washington Post's Tom Toles [right] has been picked for the prize, the foundation has announced.. Toles is the...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:40 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 01/10/2011

TUCSON TRAGEDY: Nation's cartoonists respond to the shooting [UPDATED]

(Note: This collection was originally published Monday at 10:50 a.m. ET) Arizona Daily Star's cartoonist/columnist David Fitzsimmons drew from life quite personally in response to Saturday's shooting tragedy in Tucson. Fitzsimmons, who was at the scene shortly after the...

By Michael Cavna  |  05:30 PM ET, 01/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/03/2011

'Riffs in Review: Top OBAMA cartoons from 2010

Be they liberal or conservative or perched somewhere moderately between, political cartoonists of all stripes naturally keep 1600 Penn at the forefront of their mental address book: From any direction, the White House remains a requisite true-North for occupational...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 11/22/2010

Politico cartoonist MATT WUERKER 'thrilled' to get Berryman Award

A cartoon from the winning portfolio. (courtesy of Matt Wuerker) The National Press Foundation has just announced that Politico cartoonist Matt Wuerker has won the prestigious Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for editorial cartooning. "I'm thrilled to...

By Michael Cavna  |  02:00 PM ET, 11/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 06/28/2010

THE RIFF: Where does D.C. rate as a 'comics town'?

As the mercury hit 99 degrees Sunday, I had to wonder: Is Washington, D.C.'s comics scene ripe for heating up, too? While talking with "Big Nate" cartoonist Lincoln Peirce over the weekend, I asked him how he came to...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:30 AM ET, 06/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 04/16/2010

Politico's MATT WUERKER accepts the Herblock Prize

Matt Wuerker was clearly moved by the moment. "I was just trying to keep it together up there," the Politico cartoonist told Comic Riffs afterward yesterday. The moment was Wuerker's offering words of gratitude Thursday night as he accepted...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:45 AM ET, 04/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 11/20/2009

Mike Keefe, Matt Wuerker & Ann Telnaes are honored

UPDATE: Mike Keefe responds Friday to winning the award. Over at The Daily Cartoonist, Alan Gardner reports that Denver Post political cartoonist MIKE KEEFE has just won the Berryman Award. So first let us say: Huzzahs, because Comic Riffs...

By Michael Cavna  |  06:25 PM ET, 11/20/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)