Comic Riffs: lee salem


Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 02/25/2013

NCS REUBEN AWARDS: Legendary Universal exec Lee Salem to receive ‘T-Square’ Award

NCS REUBEN AWARDS: Legendary Universal executive Lee Salem to receive T-Square Award.

By Michael Cavna  |  05:56 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 PM ET, 08/01/2012

COMICS SYNDICATES: As Universal editor changes titles, Trudeau, Watterson, Johnston, Thompson and Tatulli salute an influential figure

Comics syndicates: As influential Universal editor changes titles, Trudeau, Watterson, Johnston, Thompson and Tatulli salute the the great Lee Salem

By Michael Cavna  |  09:01 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 AM ET, 06/01/2012

RIP JIM UNGER: Cartoonists remember the trailblazing talent of ‘Herman’s’ brilliant creator

Remembering one of the comics pages’ key practitioners of producing the offbeat single-panel, ”Herman” creator Jim Unger.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:27 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 03/16/2012

THE GREAT ‘DOONESBURY’ ABORTION-STRIP ROUNDUP: From animation to aberrations, here’s how things shook out

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 03/09/2012

THE ‘DOONESBURY’ INTERVIEW: Garry Trudeau says to ignore abortion-law debate would have been ‘comedy malpractice’

Comic Riffs caught up with Trudeau to ask him about how he approached the abortion series, how his syndicate supported the idea — and whether the nation’s comics editors have grown more or less skittish about controversial content on “the funny pages.”

By Michael Cavna  |  06:23 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 09/12/2011

‘DOONESBURY’s’ ‘strip tease: Garry Trudeau offers sneak-peak of McGinniss’s new Palin bio

By Michael Cavna  |  09:30 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:42 PM ET, 05/19/2011

THE ‘COMIC RIFFS’ / WASHINGTON POST PROFILE: ‘Cul de Sac’ creator Richard Thompson faces life’s cruel twists with artful wit

By Michael Cavna  |  10:42 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 09/09/2010

Good grief: 'PEANUTS' will leave syndicate in February for Universal [UPDATED]

It's official: Come next February, United Feature Syndicate will no longer distribute "Peanuts." After 60 years, Charlie Brown is moving to the syndicate Universal Uclick. "We feel Universal is a natural partnership for us," Jean Schulz, wife of late...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:25 PM ET, 09/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)