Michael Cavna

Washington, D.C.

Covering visual culture and storytelling: cartoon art/illustration, comedy/satire and animation.

Education: University of California, San Diego, BA in Literature/Writing

Writer-artist-recovering-syndicated-cartoonist Michael Cavna is a man of many hyphenates. His articles on visual artists and comic art/illustration have been honored by the Sigma Delta Chi Awards, the National Headliner Awards and the international Harvey Awards. Cavna is creator of The Post's Comic Riffs online column, which has twice been named the best newspaper blog in the country by the Society for Features Journalism. A San Francisco native and University of California at San Diego graduate, Cavna wrote the main text for the Eisner Award-nominated anthology book "Team Cul de Sac: Car
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Schulz at 100: How ‘Peanuts’ lifts those on stage, on ice and in space

On the 100th anniversary of Charles M. Schulz’s birth, celebrities reflect on what the man and his beloved creation meant to them.

November 23, 2022

The 10 best graphic novels of 2022

Among this year's picks: textured memoirs, throwback superheroes and riveting real-life horror.

November 17, 2022

No one drew funnier dogs than this New Yorker cartoonist did

George Booth, the legendary cartoonist who died at 96, drew with the warmest wit.

November 4, 2022

How 2022 became a huge year for horror movies

Many fright films have helped the horror genre at the box office.

October 29, 2022

Kevin Nealon has a new comedic outlet: Painting celebrity caricatures

His new book spotlights his caricatures of those like Lauren Bacall and Dave Chappelle.

October 22, 2022

In Kate Beaton’s ‘Ducks,’ personal trial collides with economic flux

Beaton is known for her "Hark! A Vagrant" comics, but "Ducks" is the most gripping graphic memoir of the year.

October 6, 2022

Mad magazine’s oldest active artist still spoofs what makes us human

Sergio Aragonés has drawn for the magazine since he arrived in New York 60 years ago.

October 2, 2022

Is the print newspaper comics page in trouble?

The Lee Enterprises chain is cutting back comics pages across its nearly 80 newspapers, and many readers and cartoonists are not happy.

September 26, 2022

Day by day, an artist chronicled two years of covid in America

Illustrator Steve Brodner felt lives were overlooked amid the pandemic’s toll. In his new book, “Living & Dying in America,” he illuminates what we’ve lost.

September 17, 2022

The world’s funniest former NASA roboticist will take your questions

Randall Munroe, creator of the popular webcomic “xkcd” and author of the new book “What If? 2,” applies true research to wild ideas (rogue dinosaurs in New York City!)

September 12, 2022