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

Fave Fan Anecdotes: 'Pickles' & 'Candorville'

MOVING TOONS: CREATORS SHARE POIGNANT FAN ANECDOTES All week on Comic Riffs, in the spirit of the season, syndicated cartoonists share their favorite fan anecdotes -- telling us in their own words about their artwork that struck a particularly poignant...

By Michael Cavna  |  December 26, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Morning Line: Opening the Christmas Riffys

It's the day after Christmas and I'm still recovering from indecipherable toy instructions and one relative's wicked "back-door" eggnog, so: Let's get right to it, Cartoon Nation. This week's Riffys go to today's cartoons that are so deft, they cut...

By Michael Cavna  |  December 26, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Fave Fan Anecdotes: 'Pearls Before Swine' & 'Hi and Lois'

MOVING TOONS: CREATORS SHARE THEIR POIGNANT FAN ANECDOTES: All week on Comic Riffs, in the spirit of the season, syndicated cartoonists share their favorite fan anecdotes -- telling us in their own words about their artwork that struck a particularly...

By Michael Cavna  |  December 25, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The Morning Line: Christmas Comics, the Ultimate Stocking Stuffer

This morning, Enlarge Comic in the spirit of Christmas morning, 'Riffs gathers 'round the tree hoping childlike for new comics collections of "Get Fuzzy," "Dilbert" and Will Eisner's "The Spirit." And we wish you, Cartoon Nation, a Merry Christmas by...

By Michael Cavna  |  December 25, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fave Fan Anecdotes: 'The Buckets' & 'Big Nate'

MOVING TOONS: CREATORS SHARE THEIR POIGNANT FAN ANECDOTES All week on Comic Riffs, in the spirit of the season, syndicated cartoonists share their favorite fan anecdotes -- telling us in their own words about their artwork that struck a particularly...

By Michael Cavna  |  December 24, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Morning Line: 'Twas the Spoof Before Christmas...

Looking at "Pickles," we're with Earl. (WPWG) Enlarge Comic This time of year, we grow a tad sentimental for even some of our lesser strips that have disappeared since last year. So today, we swaddle the comics in old-school fashion...

By Michael Cavna  |  December 24, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Fave Fan Anecdotes: 'For Better or For Worse' & Signe Wilkinson

All week on Comic Riffs, in the spirit of the season, syndicated cartoonists share their favorite fan anecdotes -- telling us in their own words about their artwork that struck a particularly poignant chord with readers. Today, LYNN JOHNSTON and...

By Michael Cavna  |  December 23, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Morning Line: When Santa's Act Ain't Worth Zip

As we here at 'Riffs count down the Christmas-week toons, the one that takes the (fruit)cake today is "Baldo" because, really, what is going on here? Has the store Santa simply forgotten to zip his fly? (UPS) Enlarge Comic (Not...

By Michael Cavna  |  December 23, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Favorite Fan Anecdotes: 'Speed Bump' and 'Sherman's Lagoon'

MOVING TOONS: COMIC CREATORS SHARE THEIR POIGNANT FAN ANECDOTES I was both intrigued and a little alarmed by the return address on the letter. It was early 1991, the United States was at war, I was in college -- and...

By Michael Cavna  |  December 22, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The Morning Line: 'Rockit' Man Achieves Liftoff

For the next five days, with the funnypages thick with elves, bells and reindeer scat, Comic Riffs will highlight our fave Christmas-week cartoons. Today, it's "Brewster Rockit" that gets its wings. (TMS) Enlarge Comic In the face of the yapping...

By Michael Cavna  |  December 22, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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