Comic Riffs: John Callahan

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/03/2011

'Riffs in Review: Remembering 10 cartooning greats who died in 2010

From such authentic street bards as Harvey Pekar and John Callahan to Pulitzer-winning political firebrands like Paul Conrad, some cartooning greats died in 2010. Here is what Comic Riffs and others said about 10 of these talents: TV animator...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 07/31/2010

'Riffs Picks: The Week's TOP 10 COMICS TWEETS

From Comic-Con forays to Callahan bouquets, it was a particularly memorable week in comics-world tweets. Here are The Ten Tweets that most caught the ever-watchful eye of @ComicRiffs: 10. @God_Damn_Batman: Arkham Asylum is the most disgusting den of filth...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:15 PM ET, 07/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 07/28/2010

From Pekar to Callahan: Why a town's 'favorite son' cartoonist is good for the civic soul

"From my seat in a medium-sized newspaper, I can only advise cartoonists to focus their work on their communities as newspapers focus more and more on the local." That was the advice of the Cincinnati Enquirer's longtime cartooning legend,...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:45 AM ET, 07/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 AM ET, 07/27/2010

A CARTOONIST'S TRIBUTE: Let us not forget the unflinching wit of John Callahan

JOHN CALLAHAN'S "PELSWICK": If you were a teen cartoonist in the '80s, trying to figure out how best to shock the world with a punch line, there was one man you especially had to come to a reckoning with....

By Michael Cavna  |  06:05 AM ET, 07/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)