Comic Riffs: neil gaiman

Posted at 11:37 PM ET, 06/23/2013

NEIL GAIMAN’s FAREWELL SIGNING TOUR: In D.C., it’s ‘The Emotion at the End of the Line’

At GWU’s Lisner, the bestselling author signed for about four hours --and his fans didn’t mind the wait.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:37 PM ET, 06/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 06/18/2013

CAVNA’S CANVAS: Neil Gaiman’s transporting gift for the magical power of ‘place’ [+ANIMATED VIDEO]

CAVNA’S CANVAS: The cinematic eye of Neil Gaiman & the magical power of ‘place’ [+ Animated Video]

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012

LITERATI, TWITTERATI: Neil Gaiman arrives for tonight’s Mason Award at full creative gallop

By Michael Cavna  |  12:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  neil gaiman, fall for the book festival, mason award, michael chabon, fairfax prize

Posted at 09:15 PM ET, 07/20/2012

AURORA TRAGEDY: Christopher Nolan, comics community react to ‘Dark Knight Rises’ theater shooting

Aurora tragedy: Nolan, comics community reacts to the ‘Dark Knight Rises’ theater shooting.

By Michael Cavna  |  09:15 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  batman, dark knight rises, christopher nolan, aurora shooting, brad meltzer, neil gaiman, scott snyder

Posted at 12:09 AM ET, 05/25/2012

SKETCHBOOK QUOTE OF THE MONTH: Neil Gaiman’s compelling and wise advice to artists

Neil Gaiman’s advice to artists, as told through these sketchbook illustrations: The 14 Faces of Gaiman.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:09 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  neil gaiman, university of the arts philadelphia

Posted at 09:50 PM ET, 05/24/2012

THE CLASSIEST OF 2012: Neil Gaiman and Mike Peters talk about wowing the commencement crowd

The Classiest of 2012: Neil Gaiman and Mike Peters deliver two of the season’s most inspiring commencement speeches — perhaps bolstering the graduation lectern market for creators of comics.

By Michael Cavna  |  09:50 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike peters, neil gaiman, university of the arts philadelphia, washington university st. louis

Posted at 10:20 PM ET, 01/30/2012

LONG ‘SPAWN’ DISPUTE SETTLED: Neil Gaiman says case is good for creators, ‘incredibly good’ for copyright

For the better part of a decade, “Spawn” creator Todd McFarlane fought in court with fellow fantasy-publishing titan Neil Gaiman. Caught in the middle were their spawn: A handful of characters Gaiman worked on while teaming with McFarlane.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:20 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  neil gaiman, todd mcfarlane, spawn

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/28/2011

STAN LEE’s BIRTHDAY TODAY: As the ‘Spider-Man’ co-creator turns 89, here are our 20 Favorite Quotes from the Marvel mastermind

As the “Spider-Man” and “X-Men” co-creator turns 89 Wednesday, here are our 20 Favorite Quotes that Lee has shared with Comic Riffs in recent years.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stan lee, marvel comics, tom brevoort, neil gaiman, marc nathan

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 12/15/2011

JOE SIMON, RIP: Remembering the legendary ‘Captain America’ co-creator, who has died at 98

By Michael Cavna  |  02:10 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  joe simon, jack kirby, neil gaiman, stan lee, jerry robinson

Posted at 11:36 PM ET, 10/24/2011

DC vs. BARNES & NOBLE SHOWDOWN: O Creator, Where Art Thou?

Comic authors stuck in the crossfire of the DC Entertainment and Barnes & Noble tablet standoff.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:36 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc entertainment, barnes and noble, neil gaiman, david lloyd, tom richmond, fabio moon, courtney simmons

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 10/07/2011

LINKS OF THE WEEK: From ‘xkcd’s’ inspired Jobs tribute to Neil Gaiman art

By Michael Cavna  |  04:15 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  xkcd, randall munroe, steve jobs, richard thompson, cul de sac, the simpsons, harry shearer, neil gaiman

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 06/23/2011

QUICK SKETCH: The Neil Gaiman cartoon

By Michael Cavna  |  08:32 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  neil gaiman, american gods

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 06/13/2011

MONDAY MORNING ROUNDUP: Of the Tonys, Reubens, Comic-Con and Neil Gaiman himself

By Michael Cavna  |  10:52 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tonys, reubens, spider-man, thor, x-men, neil gaiman, jeff parker, clay bennett, robert ariail

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 10/11/2010

'Superheroes': Turning 97 today, JOE SIMON reflects on his legacy with JACK KIRBY (*As do STAN LEE and NEIL GAIMAN)

(Courtesy of Titan Books) Besides our boyhood fandom of Batman and our adulthood appreciation of Henry Selick, comics god Neil Gaiman and Comic Riffs humbly share at least one other cartoon-land trait: our mutual regret over our not meeting...

By Michael Cavna  |  02:30 PM ET, 10/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Superheroes, Superheroes, Superheroes, Superheroes | Tags:  Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Mark Evanier, Neil Gaiman, Stan Lee, Titan Books

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 08/17/2010

THE UNEXPENDABLES: Five picks for your Summer Reading List

Perhaps there's something notably nostalgic in the summer air -- what with Sylvester Stallone and crew rolling back the decades at the box office -- because as I pore over my August reading list, I find myself drawn to...

By Michael Cavna  |  03:01 PM ET, 08/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  This Riffster's Reading List | Tags:  David Small, Joe Sacco, Jules Feiffer, Neil Gaiman, Will Eisner

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 08/14/2010

TOP VIDEOS OF THE WEEK: 'Scott Pilgrim,' 'Avengers' & Neil Gaiman

The "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" onslaught continues, even if the film is thus far faring poorly at the box office. Even Stan Lee tells Comic Riffs that he personally approves this would-be vintage "Avengers" premake, by self-admitted geek...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:15 PM ET, 08/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Video Shelf, The Video Shelf, The Video Shelf, The Video Shelf, The Video Shelf | Tags:  Ivan Guerrero, Neil Gaiman, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Avengers

Posted at 06:20 AM ET, 07/13/2010

A PEKAR TRIBUTE: Collaborators & colleagues remember 'sweet, curmudgeonly' Harvey

ED. NOTE: This collection of memories has been updated since it first was published Monday evening. There was much Pekar love in the comics community. Beyond the curmudgeonly persona and larger-than-life onscreen personality, Pekar represented an iconoclast who pioneered...

By Michael Cavna  |  06:20 AM ET, 07/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists, Interviews With Cartoonists, Interviews With Cartoonists, Interviews With Cartoonists | Tags:  American Splendor, Andrew Farago, Dean Haspiel, Frank Stack, Harvey Pekar, Josh Neufeld, Neil Gaiman, Scott McCloud, Ted Rall, Tom Spurgeon

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 04/15/2010

Who's 'Most Influential'? PENNY ARCADE & NEIL GAIMAN want your vote by tonight

Lady Gaga and Conan O'Brien, Robert Pattinson and Rain are above them. But even more "impressive," perhaps, are the folks currently ranked below the guys from "Penny Arcade." Tycho and Gabe now sit at the No. 14 spot on...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:05 AM ET, 04/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jerry Holkins, Mike Krahulik, Neil Gaiman, Penny Arcade, Seth MacFarlane, Time 100 List

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/03/2010

5 HOT LINKS: Of Marvel's iPad app & Neal Adams's new Batman

Catching up to five of our fave links of the week... 1. "APP-TAIN AMERICA": On the cusp of lines snaking around Apple stores on Saturday -- in search of the (allegedly) mighty mighty iPad -- Marvel Comics drops news...

By Michael Cavna  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, Geek Buzz, Geek Buzz | Tags:  Batman, Bruce Beattie, David Horsey, Daytona Beach News-Journal, Drew Litton, Jerry Holkins, Marvel Comics iPad, Mike Krahulik, Mike Thompson, Neal Adams, Neil Gaiman, Penny Arcade, Seth MacFarlane, Tom Toles

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 03/05/2010

OSCARS 2010: Best Animated Film: 'And the winner is...'

NOTE: Some weeks back, we handicapped the animation nominees for the Golden Globes. Today, we update our picks for the Academy Awards... tweetmeme_style = 'compact'; Foxes and frogs, 2-D wolf-girls and 3-D robo-dogs. The Oscars race for feature film...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:10 AM ET, 03/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Holly Word, The Holly Word | Tags:  Academy Awards, Bob Peterson, Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, John Musker, Neil Gaiman, Oscars, Princess and the Frog, Ron Clements, Secret of Kells, Tomm Moore, Up, Wes Anderson

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 01/06/2010

Awards season: Handicapping the Best Animated Films of 2009

The Producers Guild of America, that somewhat vague trade-org cluster of TV, film and new-media producers in Hollywood, on Tuesday did what it -- as a cast of thousands -- perhaps does best: Act as a trusty bellwether for...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:30 PM ET, 01/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Animation, The Animation | Tags:  Bob Peterson, John Musker, Neil Gaiman, Ron Clements, Tim Burton, Wes Anderson