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Comic Riffs: December 28, 2008 - January 3, 2009

The E-Mailbag: A Last Look-back at the Comments o' the Year

Of the thousands of smart (and smart-alecky) comments made on the Comic Riffs blog this past half-year, a good number of reader reactions especially stood out. Here are a handful of faves amid a stellar field. Happy New Year, --M.C....

By Michael Cavna  |  January 2, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Morning Line: Riffys to Ring in the New Year

When "Brewster Rockit" recently spoofed current fiscal woes, some 'Riffs commenters (most notably "oceanchild") said they thought it was the best commentary on the economy they had seen. Anywhere. BREWSTER ROCKIT (TMS)Enlarge Comic Well, similarly, this week's "Rockit" deserves the...

By Michael Cavna  |  January 2, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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The Riff: Younger Spidey--and the Amazing Mark Trail?

In this excrutiating era of downsizing in the newspaper cartooning world, it seems the time has come for one obvious change. MARK TRAIL (NAS)Enlarge Comic My modest proposal: A single artist could now draw the characters of both Mark Trail...

By Michael Cavna  |  January 1, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The Morning Line: No If's, And's or Buttocks

Some weeks back, 'Riffs wrote about the dance that goes on among cartoonists, syndicate editors and newspaper editors over "iffy" language. By that, we mean language that is far tamer than George Carlin's "Seven Words," but saltier than what you...

By Michael Cavna  |  January 1, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The E-Mailbag: Guess the Fate of Sally Forth

SALLY FORTH: The plot -- and Ted's mental capabilities -- thickens. (KFS)Enlarge Comic "Sally Forth" has gotten so juicy, one inspired commenter was moved yesterday to foresee the story's climactic denouement -- the Big Reveal, as it were: "In Thursday's...

By Michael Cavna  |  December 31, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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The Morning Line: Gary Larson's Long Shadow

Has any single-panel cartoon ever left a more mammoth footprint than "The Far Side"? Cavorting cows. Hostage-taking deer. Punk porcupines. Beehived, cat-eyed dog owners. And of course, all those lab-coated scientists peering through Coke-bottle glasses. BREVITY (UFS)Enlarge Comic Gary Larson...

By Michael Cavna  |  December 31, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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The Political Cartoon: The Staff Cartoonists Who Needed a Moving Van in '08

From the dozens of interviews with cartoonists that Comic Riffs conducted this year, it stands out as one of the most poignant lines -- a quote that still resonates in its personal nature. Fresh off of being pink-slipped by the...

By Michael Cavna  |  December 30, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The Morning Line: In Memoriam: The Man Behind the Pringles Can

Forget the punch line. Like a good lead, the real payoff in today's most intriguing Post strip is in the first panel. MOTHER GOOSE & GRIMM (KFS)Enlarge Comic Today's "Mother Goose and Grimm" begins with the balloon: "So the guy...

By Michael Cavna  |  December 30, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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The Morning Line: Picking the Year's Top Plotlines

Looking back at the 12 months past, Comic Riffs basked in thousands of strip storylines, ranging from lively high jinks to deadpan plot twists. Of those, scores were especially memorable. Today, culling from a crowded field, 'Riffs offers five of...

By Michael Cavna  |  December 29, 2008; 9:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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