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Comic Riffs: September 20, 2009 - September 26, 2009

'Cul de Sac' Migrates & Cavna Hits the 'Town'

A meta-post heads-up, since I'd be remiss not to mention it... Comic Riffs has occasionally posted its personal cartoons both fresh and archived on this site, but beginning this weekend, my art will also appear biweekly in the newly...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 25, 2009; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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From Spiders to 'Surrogates': Our Five Fave Cartoons This Minute

THE MORNING LINE: From arachnids to avatars, here are our five fave cartoons for the day, culled from across the mighty mighty Web... 5. THE MIGHTY COMIC HAS CRAPPED OUT: Some syndicated cartoonists tell Comic Riffs they can't use...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 25, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Superheroes , The Comic Strip , The Graphic Novel , The Morning Line , The Political Cartoon  
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From Tom DeLay to Mickey Mouse, Our Five Fave Cartoons This Minute...

THE MORNING QUICKIE: From Tom DeLay's cha-cha to Steamboat Willie's whistle, here are our fave five cartoons this minute, culled from across the mighty mighty Web... 5. DANCE AS A BIPARTISAN THREAT: With all the verbal gusto of Judge...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 24, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  The Animation , The Comic Strip , The Morning Line , The Political Cartoon , The Webcomic  
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The Riffs Interview: Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz Dives Headlong Into Being a Comic-Book Creator

Led by Pete Wentz's efforts, Fall Out Boy launches its new comic-book series. (Image Comics) It's a bleak, futuristic setting. Forces of authority are trying to control the development of machines. And in this illustrated tale, a toymaker scientist...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 23, 2009; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists , The Comic Book  
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Morning Quickie: Presidents Garfield to Obama, Our Five Fave Cartoons This Minute...

THE MORNING LINE: Our five favorite cartoons this moment, culled from across the mighty mighty Web... 5. TV AS Rx: CNN! CBS! Oxygen? To peddle his health-care reform plan, President Obama is visiting more networks than Emmys host Neil Patrick...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 23, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  The Animation , The Comic Strip , The Morning Line , The Political Cartoon , The Webcomic  
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New Album Cover Art: Tom Tomorrow (Pearl Jam) Joins Some Select Company

Pearl Jam's "Backspacer." (AP Photo/MonkeyWrench Records) At the recommendation of new Post pop-music critic Chris Richards, I'll get around soon to listening to all of "Backspacer," the Pearl Jam CD that drops/lands/arrives/roars-toward-consumers today (here's Chris's review). Thing is, at...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 22, 2009; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Staff Recommendations: The Fave-Five Cartoons to Start Your Day With

THE MORNING LINE: From flood zones to low-fi headphones, here are today's Fave Five Cartoons from across the mighty mighty Web... 5. In today's Atlanta Journal Constitution, MIKE LUCKOVICH offers a little (comic) relief to his fellow Georgians weathering...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 22, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Comic Strip , The Morning Line , The Political Cartoon , The Webcomic  
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Puzzled? What Comics-Page Question Do You Have for The Post?

'FRAZZ' (UFS)Enlarge Image It's a simple question, really: Do you like "Slylock Fox" -- or other such one-off comics-page features -- fraternizing with your "Fox Trot"? Riffs reader kilby raises a good point this week, questioning the necessity as...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 21, 2009; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  The E-Mailbag  
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Fave Five: The Cartoons Now Catching Our Eye

From all across the mighty web, here's the Official Comic Riffs Fave Five Cartoons list right now... 5. In a mere three panels and four balloons, this strip from Saturday pulled off the trifecta: It made me (1) laugh...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 21, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  The Comic Strip , The Morning Line , The Political Cartoon , The Webcomic  
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The 'Riffs Interview: 'SNL's' Bill Hader Embraces His Inner Nerd for 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs'

(Sony Pictures Animation) Bill Hader say his voice was "nerdy enough" to be cast as the lead voice in "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs." [ NOTE: Updated Sunday with new video.] I've got two things to declare upfront...

By The Reliable Source  |  September 20, 2009; 6:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists , The Holly Word  
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