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Comic Riffs: July 19, 2009 - July 25, 2009

San Diego Comic-Con: The Top 10 Moments (So Far)

Greetings from the Land of Con... As this Riffster hits the midpoint of Marathon Comic-Con, here's a rundown of Top Ten Highlights so far: 10. Pixar founder John Lasseter telling several of us the advice he gives to aspiring...

By Michael Cavna  |  July 25, 2009; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con  
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Dispatch from Comic-Con: Fan Costumes

One in a series of occasional photographic forays into the world of San Diego Comic-Con 2009. BELOW: Going only by their aliases, Catwoman and Black Canary get righteously black-leathered for the Big Con's Opening Day at the San Diego Convention...

By Michael Cavna  |  July 23, 2009; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con  
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Twittering from Comic-Con

Follow me live from San Diego Comic-Con. Today I'll Twitter from sessions featuring filmmakers Tim Burton, Robert Zemeckis and James Cameron. Latest Tweets:   MultiTweetUsers = "comicriffs"; MultiTweetMask = ""; TweetsPerUser = 4; getUserTweet(MultiTweetUsers, TweetsPerUser);...

By Nancy Kerr  |  July 23, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con  
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Comic-Con: No One Knows What to Call This Thing

San Diego Comic-Con International suffers from an ailment, a nagging symptom, a tsetse fly in the ointment. Call it the Curse of the Lame Name Game. Comic-Con -- as great an event as it is -- cannot seem to...

By Michael Cavna  |  July 23, 2009; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con  
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San Diego Comic-Con: 5 Star Cartoonists Do the Time Warp Again

Greetings from San Diego: The Land of 'Con... As San Diego Comic-Con: International hits 40 years old this week, Comic Riffs asked five veterans in advance of the 'Con to recall their first impressions of the once-toddlin' event, which...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 22, 2009; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con , The Sketchbook  
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Does 'Beetle' Mania Live On? Time to Defend That 'Toon

'BEETLE BAILEY' (KFS)Enlarge Image Later today, this Riffster will begin blogging from San Diego Comic-Con. But first, it's time for this week's edition of "Defend...That...Toon!" Today's strip on the talking block: "Beetle Bailey." This famously was the last comic strip...

By The Reliable Source  |  July 22, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Defend That 'Toon , The E-Mailbag  
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Save Frazz: What Strip Would YOU Send to KidsPost?

'FRAZZ' (UFS)Enlarge Image Greetings from California, comics fans. This Riffster might be en route to this week's San Diego Comic-Con (which I'll blog...and Twitter...and Twitpic...and whatever other random means is at hand to convey a sense of this year's...

By Michael Cavna  |  July 21, 2009; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  The Morning Line  
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