The "Check Out" Aisle: Sample These Picks O' the Week
'Riffs readers and comics colleagues flag so much good -- and sometimes just, um, interesting -- cartoon material that today, Comic Riffs pauses to catch up to some of it. Without further delay, here are a few faves. Judge, if not enjoy, for yourself.
FAVE MASH-UP OF THE WEEK:
On the site deviantART, scripter Jean Luc Pham and artist NinjaInk combine forces for this wonderfully dark mash-up of "Peanuts" and "Sin City" -- titled: "Schulz City: That Yellow-Shirted Such-and-Such." The art is rather gorgeous in its own right.
FAVE ANIMATION REEL:
Professional New York artist Bryan Brinkman has grown a sudden online following for his animated reels, thanks to the power of Twitter and late-night TV. Brinkman, 24, tells Comic Riffs his work has evolved thanks to such influences as Bill Plympton, Don Hertzfeldt and Richard Williams. "I try to keep my styles different, but it really depends on the tone and content of the story," he tells 'Riffs. Here's one of his more recent reels:
FAVE "HIT ME WHERE I LIVE" EDITORIAL CARTOON:
As he awaits hearing the fate of his print newspaper, Seattle P-I cartoonist David Horsey >has drawn this cartoon, which gets to the core of the larger issue as some American newspapers vanish or go online-only with much-smaller staffs:
FAVE "WATCHMEN" SPOOF:
Was first alerted to this shortly after "The Watchmen" opened last weekend -- over time, it only seems funnier (perhaps even more entertaining than the loyal-but-lennnnghty film):
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