Comic Riffs: king features

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 10/08/2012

POST ADDS ‘DUSTIN’ COMIC: Creators think ‘boomerang son’ strip reflects ‘modern American family’

By Michael Cavna  |  01:46 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 AM ET, 09/09/2012

OF ‘SHOE’ AND JEFF MacNELLY: New story celebrates strip’s 35th anniversary — and its legendary creator

OF ‘SHOE’ AND JEFF MacNELLY: New time-travel story marks strip’s 35th anniversary.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:57 AM ET, 09/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 05/09/2012

YOU PLAY THE EDITOR: The Post didn’t run this ‘ZITS’ strip — would you?

By Michael Cavna  |  03:15 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/27/2012

WHEN POPEYE MET WILCO: Director shares how ‘Dawned on Me’ ‘vintage’ video went from tune to cartoon

By Michael Cavna  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 10/05/2010

HILARY PRICE on why her 'Rhymes With Orange' will turn pink this Sunday

King Features just announced that come this Sunday, more than 50 of its cartoons will turn pink as part of its initiative timed to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Besides the monochromatic hues, the participating strips will feature a pink-ribbon...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:30 AM ET, 10/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 10/04/2010

A DAY OF PINK CARTOONS: King Features comics get new hues this Sunday for breast cancer awareness

The comics proofs landed on my desk a couple of weeks ago, and for a moment, I was certain something was askew with a color printer at The Post. The Sunday funnies were strikingly, brilliantly pink. Then I saw...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 09/22/2010

NEWSPAPER CUTS: Florida editorial cartoonist ED GAMBLE is laid off

(courtesy Florida Times-Union) Veteran political cartoonist Ed Gamble has lost his job at the Florida Times-Union, the newspaper reported Wednesday. Gamble's part-time position was eliminated as the Times-Union laid off 26 employees, or roughly 6 percent of its workforce,...

By Michael Cavna  |  07:10 PM ET, 09/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 08/26/2010

FAREWELL: His dream shot down, 'MY CAGE' cartoonist has a word for comics fans

Speaking straight from the heart, cartoonist Ed Power has some hard-won words of advice for comics fans: Support your favorite comic strip very, very vocally. The reason for Power's impassioned plea now? Because not enough readers were vocal enough...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:45 AM ET, 08/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 08/03/2010

New 'OH, BROTHER!' website hopes to follow in 'Big Nate's' big steps

Comic Riffs recently met with a King Features salesman who wasn't just excited by his syndicate's new comic panel "Oh, Brother!" He also enthused something serious about the comic's dedicated interactive website. Now, that very site is beginning to...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:55 AM ET, 08/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 03/15/2010

The 'Riffs Interview: Artist Mike Manley makes his 'Judge Parker' debut today

"Judge Parker's" new artist debuts today. (KFS) The call came just weeks back. Would Mike Manley be interested in drawing "Judge Parker"? The strip's artist, Eduardo Barreto, had become severely ill, and King Features's comics editor, Brendan Burford, needed...

By Michael Cavna  |  02:05 PM ET, 03/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:25 AM ET, 02/24/2010

'Judge Parker' names Mike Manley as strip's new artist [UPDATED]

[Note: This Tuesday-evening post has been updated with more details on Mike Manley and Eduardo Barreto.] On Monday, Comic Riffs noted -- with a tip of the cap to reader "brainiac1077" -- that artist Mike Manley said he was ghosting...

By Michael Cavna  |  07:25 AM ET, 02/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)