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Posted at 8:45 AM ET, 03/13/2009

The "Check Out" Aisle: Sample These Picks O' the Week

By Michael Cavna

'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.


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.


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:


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:


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):

By Michael Cavna  | March 13, 2009; 8:45 AM ET
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Mr. Jefferson did not have radio and television or the internet. I agree, I'd rather have the internet than gov't. Wouldn't the internet be a truer democracy than this democratic republic?

Posted by: MSchafer | March 13, 2009 9:19 AM | Report abuse

Wow. That Peanuts spoof is awesome!

Posted by: SportzNut21 | March 13, 2009 12:37 PM | Report abuse

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