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Comic Riffs: September 21, 2008 - September 27, 2008

The Riff: Who's the Online Comics "Editor"? YOU Are.

To many readers, the news apparently comes as both bombshell and revelation: The Washington Post does not edit its daily choice of online comics and editorial cartoons. Yep, you read it right. Although every comic in the print edition is...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 26, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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The Morning Line: "Forth" vs. "Parker": Which Brings the (Sexual) Heat?

Ahhh, can you smell it? The whiff of sexual tension grows so thick in "Sally Forth," you can cut it with a knife. (Perhaps even Glenn Close's cutlery of choice in "Fatal Attraction.") Sometimes no words are needed. (KFS) Enlarge...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 26, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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The Interview: Comic-Book Writer Grant Morrison

When everyone from Comic Book Resources to Entertainment Weekly cites your status as a creative superstar, you know your place in the comics pantheon is ensured. Scottish writer GRANT MORRISON's legacy includes providing one of the most unique interpretations of...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 25, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The Morning Line: Today's Comics, "Sponsored" by Target.

Times are tight in comics land, and new revenue streams must be tapped. What's your visual evidence, you say? My cheeky reply: Direct your gaze, if you will, to today's "Mother Goose and Grimm." Will the "Arrow" shirt company want...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 25, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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The E-Mailbag: Which Comic Would You Drop? Act Now.

As the singer Meat Loaf -- or was it Yogi Berra? -- once said, "Two out of three ain't bad." So far this week, you've rendered judgment on two of The Post's three comics pages, telling us which strips you'd...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 24, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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The Morning Line: A Warning to "Get Fuzzy"

TO: Rob Wilco c/o "Get Fuzzy" FROM: The SPCCA (The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Cartoon Animals) We're on to Rob's tricks. (UPS) Enlarge Comic Dear Mr. Wilco: This urgent letter is to inform you that we are...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 24, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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The E-Mailbag: Tell Us Which Comic You'd Like to Drop.

The Readers Have Spoken. Yesterday, you were vocal about which strips you'd like to see spiked from the first page of The Post's print comics. Now, we ask you to unleash that enthusiasm -- and umbrage -- toward the paper's...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 23, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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The Morning Line: Garfield's Secret E-Files...

GARFIELD: The unhappy kitty is hacked off. (UPS)Enlarge Comic Suddenly, Garfield has conspicuously acquired yet higher proficiency at the keyboard. If he can actually send nasty emails, who knows what else this kitty is capable of? If we were able...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 23, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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The E-Mailbag: Which Comic Would YOU Drop? Vote Now.

When "Little Dog Lost" replaced "For Better or For Worse" on The Post's print pages this month, many of the hundreds of responses had a common refrain: The Pattersons' loss was this lost pooch's gain. (WPWG) Enlarge Comic "If you're...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 22, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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The Morning Line: The Power Rankings: 5 Toons We're Attached To

Just the other day, a new study measured our "emotional attachment" to television shows. By a formula that seeks to quantify human reaction -- and really, good luck with THAT -- market researchers measured fickle viewers for such things as...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 22, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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