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Comic Riffs: June 28, 2009 - July 4, 2009

Best Fourth of July Cartoons: Let's Salute the Stars

As with any proper holiday, we seem to have a theme. Yes, my fellow patriots, if the holiday be Independence Day, the satirical angle of choice this year is: What civil liberties don't we have? Here are four political...

By Michael Cavna  |  July 4, 2009; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  
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Friday's Crop of Tasty 'Toons: We Pick 'Em

THE MORNING LINE: The quickie a.m. roundup of today's toons, from all the major food groups... 'AGNES' (Creators)Enlarge Image FAVE BALLOON OF THE DAY: Something about Agnes using "odd meats" as a grand metaphor is so bizarrely bold, it's to...

By Michael Cavna  |  July 3, 2009; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  The Morning Line  
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Do Redheads Have More Fun?

'CALVIN AND HOBBES' (UPS) Talk this week of redheads -- er, orangeheads -- in "Cul de Sac" has got me to thinkin': The funnypages love a good carrottop. (Not to be confused, puhleez, with the Carrot Top.) From strawberry...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 2, 2009; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  The E-Mailbag  
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The Interview: 'Ice Age' Director Carlos Saldanha

Scratte (left) and Scrat in "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs." (Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox) "Coraline," "Monsters vs. Aliens" and "Up" have all delivered brilliant 3-D effects this year -- each offering its own visual strengths -- yet...

By Michael Cavna  |  July 1, 2009; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists , The Animation  
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Mark Sanford: Dispatches From the 'Appalachian Trail'

THE MORNIING LINE: The early a.m. roundup of 'toons, from the lustful to the mistrustful... 'DAVID HORSEY' (Seattle Post-Intelligencer/Hearst/courtesy of cagle.com) FAVORITE SCANDAL-INSPIRED CARTOON THIS MINUTE: The e-mails! The yammering! The rambling press conference as confessional performance art! South...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 1, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  The Morning Line , The Webcomic  
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The Comics Minus 'Garfield'? Time to Defend That 'Toon

Yes, folks, it's time once again to play: Defend That 'Toon! 'GARFIELD' (UPS)Enlarge Image Last week, Comic Riffs asked readers: Were you editor, would you cancel "Hagar the Horrible" from your funnypages -- and the response was almost squarely...

By The Reliable Source  |  June 30, 2009; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Defend That 'Toon  
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Bernie Madoff: Can Cartoons Do Him Justice?

THE MORNING LINE: The a.m. roundup of today's 'toons, from the scams to the shams... Bernie Madoff, the man whose very surname is such a dead-giveaway of a pun, even "Frank & Ernest" would be hard-pressed to deliver more...

By Michael Cavna  |  June 30, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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The Morning Quickie: Of Junior Gags and Sophomoric Humor

THE MORNING LINE: The quickie a.m. roundup of today's 'toons... 'BIG NATE' (UFS)Enlarge Image SLY LANGUAGE AWARD: Back in the day, I was not able to get the world "tool" in the newspaper. Well, at least not like this....

By The Reliable Source  |  June 29, 2009; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Best of the Sunday Funnies: The Eeriest Cartoon You'll Read Today

Rounding up 'Riffs favorite Sunday 'toons... "Pearls Before Swine" cartoonist Stephan Pastis has told Comic Riffs that he typically draws many, many months ahead of schedule. Which makes it all the more poignant -- or just friggin' eerie --...

By Michael Cavna  |  June 28, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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