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Comic Riffs: February 15, 2009 - February 21, 2009

The Post-Chimp Poll: Was the NY Post's Apology Pretty Sorry?

As we move into the "mea culpa" phase of the New York Post controversy, its political cartoonist Sean Delonas might want to ring up Don Imus's attorney for a little advice. Then again, throwing himself on the mercy of the...

By Michael Cavna  |  February 20, 2009; 11:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  
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The List: Our Top 10 Black Superheroes

As Marvel's female Black Panther character hits the comic stands and stalls, Comic Riffs pauses today to note two things: (1) How relatively few black superheroes there have been; and yet (2), how great and captivating some of them are....

By Michael Cavna  |  February 20, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Superheroes  
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Fave Five: The 'Best' Post-Chimp Political Cartoons

In the wake of this week's odious New York Post cartoon by Sean Delonas -- such an odoriferous whiff can linger for far longer than the "artwork" deserves -- Comic Riffs would like to turn your burning eyes toward some...

By Michael Cavna  |  February 20, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  
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'Stimulus Chimp': Political Cartooning's Larger Powderkeg

For political cartoonists, it was the powderkeg that was bound to blow. Sooner or later, an editorial cartoon published during the Obama administration was going to be viewed by many as incontrovertibly racist. As both cartoonist and critic, I'm half-surprised...

By Michael Cavna  |  February 19, 2009; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  The Riffs  
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'The Stimulus Monkey': Is Today's 'NY Post' Cartoon Racist?

The Rev. Al Sharpton has denounced it. Some cartoonists and commentators have lambasted it as racist. Other commenters have declared that it's just a "bad" cartoon, but one lacking in ugly intent. And its editor has defended it. Today's New...

By Michael Cavna  |  February 18, 2009; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (189)
Categories:  The E-Mailbag  
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Talking "Black Panther: The Sex Change"

Marvel's new female Black Panther debuted this month, and with the first issue now on the stands, Comic Riffs caught up with Black Panther writer Reggie Hudlin to discuss the direction of the new BP series. David Betancourt: So...

By Michael Cavna  |  February 18, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Superheroes  
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Test Your Cartoon IQ: How Well Do You Know Your Characters?

If there's anything more interesting than a cartoonist, it is -- all too often -- his or her cartoon creation. And that's why 'Riffs returns today with the sequel quiz: Better Know a 'Toon: Get Up Close With the Characters...

By Michael Cavna  |  February 18, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  The Morning Line  
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Rate Yourself: How Well Do You Know Your Cartoons?

BETTER KNOW A 'TOONIST How much do we know, really, about the cartoon artists who entertain us daily? Sure, many of us know that Charles Schulz had a boyhood dog; that Bill "Calvin & Hobbes" Watterson had a boyhood cat;...

By Michael Cavna  |  February 17, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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From Our Lips to the Creator's Ears?

Somewhere, I like to think, ever-sarcastic Sally Forth is listening at our door. Some weeks back, Comic Riffs drew and posted our first official "Ted Forth Manhood Index," in which we measured Ted's attempts to soon (in the chart's wording)...

By Michael Cavna  |  February 17, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  The Morning Line  
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First Peek: Marvel Releases New 'Abe Lincoln' Comic Today

CELEBRATING ABE THROUGH CARTOONS Enlarge Comic As Americans celebrate Presidents' Day filled with a sense of gratitude, glory and suspicion that Lincoln must have really, really loved a good discount mattress, who better to appreciate our most heroic president than...

By Michael Cavna  |  February 16, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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