Comic Riffs: Barney


Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 06/21/2010

Defend That 'Toon: Does 'BARNEY & CLYDE' spark a billion laughs -- or bum you out?

Here at Comic Riffs, every strip in The Post gets spotlighted for public scrutiny. So now that the Weingartens and Clark comic "BARNEY & CLYDE" has appeared on The Post's funnypages for a coupla weeks, it's time once again...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:45 AM ET, 06/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 06/08/2010

READERS: Which strips would YOU pick to anchor your comics page?

A change in The Post's comics lineup always makes for a heftier mailbag. And when that change involves the rightly beloved "Cul de Sac," then woe to the virtual mailboy who must lug that fatted satchel. With Gene Weingarten...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:15 AM ET, 06/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 06/07/2010

POST HUNT: When a comic strip stands between you and $2K

Gene Weingarten fairly warned us that his new strip, "Barney & Clyde," would make a conspicuous appearance at yesterday's 2010 Post Hunt in D.C. Hoo-boy, did it ever -- in large, glorious color. A prominently displayed "Barney & Clyde"...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:45 AM ET, 06/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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...

By Michael Cavna  |  05:45 PM ET, 06/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 AM ET, 03/24/2010

Post comics changes: Of Barney, Clyde & Gene (Weingarten)

A coupla years back, I heard a rumor about my esteemed colleague Gene Weingarten -- whom I would refer to properly as The Post's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Humor Columnist, but I'm apparently legally bound to cut him a royalty check...

By Michael Cavna  |  06:10 AM ET, 03/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)