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Comic Riffs: April 12, 2009 - April 18, 2009

Morning Quickie: Doonesbury Twitters, Ted Forth Teeters

Garry Trudeau may be skeptical of Twitter, but his "Doonesbury" character Roland Hedley most certainly is not. Enlarge Comic Several weeks back, Trudeau told Comic Riffs that Twitter, the social networking/micro-blogging service, is "indisputably a time suck." But Twitter, the...

By Michael Cavna  |  April 17, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Here Comes the 'Judge'! Strip to Return to Post's Pages

It's official: After an impassioned response from readers -- not to mention thousands of respondents to two poll votes on Comic Riffs -- The Washington Post has decided to bring back "Judge Parker." The serial strip -- which has enjoyed...

By Michael Cavna  |  April 16, 2009; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Morning Line: On the Trail of the 'Judge Parker' Artist...

Are you missing your fix of artist Eduardo Barreto -- aka the Man Who Revivified "Judge Parker"? Well, Mike Rhode -- keeper of the excellent blog comicsDC -- alerts us that Barreto is also busy these days with an adaptation...

By Michael Cavna  |  April 16, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Morning Quickie: The Taxing Dearth of IRS Gags...

Morning, Cartoon Nation... Time was, Tax Day brought a bevy of IRS-themed comics, as every other cartoonist seemed to fire up the TurboTax and then immediately channel their emotion into gags about tax brackets and write-offs and H&R Blockheads. This...

By Michael Cavna  |  April 15, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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A Landscape Lacking in Political Cartoonists...

Greetings, Cartoon Nation... So the San Francisco Chronicle's Tom Meyer -- for decades a Bay Area morning must-read -- is the latest political cartoonist to lose his journalistic perch. This change comes while the losses are still fresh in...

By Michael Cavna  |  April 14, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  
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Morning Quickies: What We're Reading Now...

Greetings, Cartoon Nation... With so much good cartoon news in the air, it seems the ideas are just as fertile as the tequila-doused college kids come Spring Break week. To help wend your way through the crush, here's Comic...

By Michael Cavna  |  April 13, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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