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Comic Riffs: April 5, 2009 - April 11, 2009

When the Comics Are Cut Down to Size

Morning, Cartoon Nation... Scott Adams and the "Dilbert"-inspired Stephan Pastis may have outwitted even the most Draconian of comic-shrinking editors across the land. Seems that nearly no matter how much you reduce "Dilbert" and "Pearls Before Swine," the clean, relatively...

By Michael Cavna  |  April 10, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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The Interview: DC Comics's Dan DiDio

For DC Comics, 2009 is chock full of big storylines. There's the action in "New Krypton" (which puts Superman in the unfamiliar position of not being the most super person in the Milky Way). There's "Battle for the Cowl" (which...

By Michael Cavna  |  April 9, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists  
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Garfield Plus Garfield (Plus His Agenda)

Morning, Cartoon Nation... Ohh, Jim Davis, You think we're not on to you. You and your teeming millions -- er, minions -- produce The Franchise That Is Garfield, same as it ever was (or seemingly that way since at least,...

By Michael Cavna  |  April 8, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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The Interview: 'Monsters' Animator Phil 'Captain 3D' McNally

The leap from studying furniture design in London to becoming an animator on a multimillion-dollar 3-D film in Hollywood can sound like a doozy. But PHIL McNALLY, a Northern Ireland native who legally adopted the middle name "Captain 3D" even...

By Michael Cavna  |  April 7, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morning Quickie: Curse This Strip!

THE MONDAY RUNDOWN: Morning, Cartoon Nation... The Further Adventures of Serial Strips Not Named "Judge Parker": 'Riffs doesn't mean to curse the darkness in today's "Spider-Man," but there's definitely something funky about that left-arm anatomy in the final panel. The...

By Michael Cavna  |  April 6, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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