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Comic Riffs: October 26, 2008 - November 1, 2008

Obama Wins? Yes, 'Doonesbury' Calls the Election!

Networks have long taken flak for calling elections early, but what are newspaper editors to do when a cartoonist "calls" an election several days in advance? That's the controversial question raised by next Wednesday's "Doonesbury," which Pulitzer-winning creator Garry Trudeau...

By Michael Cavna  |  October 31, 2008; 1:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Who'll Win the White House? Cartoonists Issue Their Predictions

As TV's campaign pundits chirp like nocturnal birds of prey, the buzzwords can begin to blend together. Listen too long, and it all becomes its own nonsensical night-song. Honestly, bend an ear and you will nearly hear: "Spread-the-wealth-when-rogue-diva-field-dresses-Karl-Marx-then-international-crisis-but-media-in-the-tank-for-Joe-the-Plumber! ... You-betcha!"...

By Michael Cavna  |  October 31, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Morning Line: Come Halloween, the Geek Shall Inherit the Mirth

Time once again for the Riffy Awards, which this week hew to a Halloween theme. And hands down, there is one comic prospect that frightens us right down to our double-wool socks: Namely, the thought of being cornered at a...

By Michael Cavna  |  October 31, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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The Reader Cartoon Contest: Time to Vote for Obama or McCain

To the notion of election commentary by civilians, some highfalutin pundits would tell you: "Don't try this at home. Leave it to the professionals, thankyouverymuch." To which we would politely reply: Pshaw. Poppycock. And cork your piehole. Comic Riffs takes...

By Michael Cavna  |  October 30, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  
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The Morning Line: When You Wish Upon an Upstart

Woe unto Dennis and Jeffy, a coupla down-on-their-luck dreamers who prove that today, the true visionaries live in single-panel land. The boy with the V-chip on his shoulder. (KFSEnlarge Comic There's "Dennis the Menace's" lovable titular scamp, declaring his vision...

By Michael Cavna  |  October 30, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The Semifinals: Who Should Be Character-in-Chief?

As the real-life presidential election dwindles to less than a week away, so, too, do the cartoon candidacies. Since Friday, you the Comic Riffs Voter have narrowed the field of contenders for the top job -- namely, the comic creations...

By Michael Cavna  |  October 29, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The Morning Line: The Wordplay's the Thing--but Which Puns to Pan?

Puns to the left of me, double-entendres to the right. Or, as Shakespeare might have quipped: "Get thee to a punnery!" Mucking through today's funnypages is sticky stuff, indeed -- even for the comics, the wordplay is thick on the...

By Michael Cavna  |  October 29, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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The Riff: Stuck for a Halloween Costume? Try This Character at Home

Stumped for Halloween? For many grownups, the "what to go as?" question is particularly vexing this year. Sarah Palin and Barack Obama both seem way played-out as costume ideas, as does dressing as "the Economy." So as a reader service,...

By Michael Cavna  |  October 28, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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This Just In: The Post's Replacement for 'Opus' Is...

Hot off the cartoon wire comes this news: The loss of Opus is Keith Knight's gain. Keith Knight's edgy strip comes to The Post's pages. (UFS) Enlarge Comic Knight's self-titled comic "The Knight Life" will replace the retiring "Opus" in...

By Michael Cavna  |  October 28, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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The Rant: 'Garfield': Nine Lives, but Are They Worth Living?

Some comic strips, like great music, have soul. And then there is Garfield. Does anybody really know what time it is? (UPS) Enlarge Comic "Garfield" is the huge bubblegum pop hit that is catchy, that understandably appeals to kids --...

By Michael Cavna  |  October 27, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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The Morning Line: Write Your Own 'Toons for Fun and Profit

Economy got you down? Bills aplenty and stocks a-crashed have you considering that second -- or third -- job? Then it just might be time for you to consider an exciting new career as a Professional Gag Writer. Sound daunting?...

By Michael Cavna  |  October 27, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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