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Posted at 5:40 PM ET, 09/11/2009

9/11 Gallery: More Top Cartoonists Pay Their Respects

By Michael Cavna

(NOTE: This gallery was updated with additional cartoons Friday afternoon.)

In the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, cartoonists turned to many of the same iconic images: a mournful Statue of Liberty. A single-teardropped American eagle. And then increasingly, soul-girding artwork to reflect America's resolve, spirit and sense of unity. Many of the illustrations still retain a certain poignancy as first-draft testaments to the national, and international, tragedy.

Today, upon the eighth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, here's a small gallery of some of our favorite 9/11 cartoon remembrances. After which, Comic Riffs feels compelled to pause, reflect -- and take a few moments of silence. Thank you, artists, for tapping what, sometimes, mere words cannot convey.

JIMMY MARGULIES:


J.D. CROWE:


DARYL CAGLE:

TO SEE MORE CARTOONS IN THIS GALLERY, CLICK BELOW TO CONTINUE:


JOHN COLE:

RANDY BISH:


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** STEVE BREEN, San Diego Union-Tribune.

** WALT HANDELSMAN, Newsday.

By Michael Cavna  | September 11, 2009; 5:40 PM ET
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Comments

My CPOTD is One Big Happy...

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Posted by: capecodner424 | September 11, 2009 10:23 AM | Report abuse

This seems to be the only comments box at WaPo that is working today. Any chance of alerting those who can look into the problem?

Posted by: marshlc | September 11, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

That's very interesting - the comments on the SF Chronicle are all down today. You can't even look at them let alone make one.

Posted by: elyrest | September 11, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Thanks, marshlc and elyrest. The Web site's administrators are aware of the problem and it's being worked on now.

--M.C.

Posted by: comicriffscavna | September 11, 2009 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Margulies and Bish nailed the correct amount of remembrance for the date (and the people). The others all drifted off to become soppy memorials to the World Trade Center. As the families of Flight 93 and the Pentagon victims know all too well, the towers are irrelevant.

Posted by: kilby | September 12, 2009 2:10 AM | Report abuse

Anyone else having a problem getting past Sept.10 on web comics and some WashPost comics?

Posted by: olddog1 | September 12, 2009 9:10 AM | Report abuse

olddog1 - comics.com seems to be having problems again. They were down all last weekend and now they seem to be stuck on Thursday. Oddly enough the site and their comics worked fine on Friday. I get their comics through email and those are fine, but they are only sending the first three on my list so not really much help. The WaPo comics that come from them are the ones not working right.

Posted by: elyrest | September 13, 2009 12:58 PM | Report abuse

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