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Comic Riffs: December 7, 2008 - December 13, 2008

The E-Mailbag: Hamm vs. Colbert in a 'Mark Trail' Showdown

In recent days, Comic Riffs asked you, the keen-eyed reader, who should be cast in the lead role when "Mark Trail" -- in a perfect world -- is finally made into a movie. Jon Hamm or Stephen Colbert? Vote for...

By Michael Cavna  |  December 12, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The Morning Line: The Best in Threats

Let's get right to it, Cartoon Nation. It was a particularly interesting week as threats abounded on the "funny" pages -- from nuclear warheads to job cuts to male teen drivers. So in that spirit of laughing our way through...

By Michael Cavna  |  December 12, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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The Interview: Pixar Animator Angus MacLane

The Pixar film "Wall-E" is beginning to scoop up critics' awards, but it was a much smaller film that I hotly anticipated when the "Wall-E" DVD recently hit consumer shelves. I'd heard about this short called "Burn-E," based on a...

By Michael Cavna  |  December 11, 2008; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The Morning Line: Politicos Answer the Casting Call

Condoleezza Rice apparently makes for great cartoon fodder. Everyone from Aaron McGruder to Berkeley Breathed has co-opted Condi for sport, sassing or mockery. Today's "Curtis," though, invokes the secretary of state in a manner that skeeves me out even more...

By Michael Cavna  |  December 11, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Riff: In Tough Times, Let Them Eat Cake--Or Candy

Give "Sally Forth" its just due, if not its just desserts. Today's strip offers an observation that not only elicits a smile, but also sends me scurrying to the company vending machines. The corporate structure: You are what you eat....

By Michael Cavna  |  December 10, 2008; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The Morning Line: The Newspaper Is Ready for Its Closeup

Whenever I see a newspaper making a cameo within the funnies of my actual print newspaper, there seems to be a reflective quaintness about it all: An inky character who still values getting some of his news by reading inky...

By Michael Cavna  |  December 10, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Riff: All Politics Is Loco--and Amusingly So

Cartoonists are still grappling with how to comment on, get into, stir up and get laughs OUT of the incoming Obama administration. So it's an encouraging sign that today's "Candorville" and "Rhymes With Orange" have engaging takes of Operation Transition....

By Michael Cavna  |  December 9, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The Morning Line: Strong Stomachs Required

From probed eyeballs to ailing tootsies, today's funnies aren't for the squeamish. Before you dig into "The Piranha Club," for instance, you might wanna finish breakfast. (KFS) Enlarge Comic Somehow, waxing on about ingrown toenails -- let alone brain surgery...

By Michael Cavna  |  December 9, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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The Morning Line: 'Tis the Time for Painful Holiday Punning

Even if you're not a regular reader of "Dennis the Menace" and "The Family Circus," they are required reading today for one reason: "Some people call 'em reindeer, but I call 'em santalope." (KFS)Enlarge Comic They officially mark the start...

By Michael Cavna  |  December 8, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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The Interview: "Mutts" Cartoonist Patrick McDonnell

"Mutts" creator PATRICK McDONNELL has won some of the biggest awards in the cartooning biz, including the National Cartoonist Society's Reuben Award and Germany's international Max and Moritz Award. Yet it's safe to say that his honors for animal and...

By Michael Cavna  |  December 8, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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