Comic Riffs: gene weingarten

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/09/2011

9/11 ART: From honor to anger, 10 cartoonists reveal feelings behind Sunday’s funnies to mark anniversary

Cartoonists discuss how they’re marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11 in this Sunday’s “funnies.”

By Michael Cavna  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 07/15/2010

And the winner of The Post's NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST contest is...

After three months of comic plot twists, the final panel has long last arrived. The Post put out the call in May in search of "America's Next Great Cartoonist," and 500 aspiring comic artists responded. Now that readers, judges...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:24 AM ET, 07/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 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 11:05 AM ET, 05/28/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': Check out the final list of celebrity judges

Wake the kids, text the neighbors. The list of "celebrity judges" for The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist" Contest is now complete. Comic Riffs came a-callin', and a dozen top cartoonists generously said yes. Frankly, we don't know quite...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:05 AM ET, 05/28/2010 |  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)