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Comic Riffs: October 4, 2009 - October 10, 2009

'Riffs Picks: From the Nobel's Nervy 'Tude to a TV Superstar in the Nude--Today's Catchy Cartoons

THE SATURDAY MORNING QUICKIE: From Marge Simpson in the buff to Obama's Nobel guff, today's most eye-catching cartoons culled from across the mighty mighty Web... 5. The Nobel Obama cartoons came forth like a hard rain. Perhaps one of the...

By Michael Cavna  |  October 10, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  The Animation , The Comic Strip , The Morning Line  
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'Riffs Interview: As 'SNL' Satirizes Nobel-Winning Obama, Is Mike Luckovich Ready to Go Down That Same Road?

MIKE LUCKOVICH: Obama is "smart and smooth -- he's a hard guy to satirize." The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Pulitzer-winning cartoonist, MIKE LUCKOVICH, quickly honed in on his Barack Obama caricature during last year's campaign. What's been slower to evolve...

By Michael Cavna  |  October 9, 2009; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists , The Political Cartoon  
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Riffs' Picks: From Genesis to an Editor's Exodus, Today's Fave Five Cartoons

THE MORNING LINE: From holier-than-thou editors to R. Crumb's adventures in Eden, today's Fave Five cartoons culled from across the mighty mighty Web... 5. THE FIRST SWINE OF DEFENSE: As is so often its wont, today's "PEARL BEFORE SWINE"...

By Michael Cavna  |  October 8, 2009; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  The Comic Strip , The Graphic Novel , The Morning Line , The Webcomic  
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Color Me Curious: Where Should 'Cul de Sac' Reside on Sundays?

In the 1999 film "The Muse," the deadpan comic Steven Wright -- playing a loser cousin of Steven Spielberg's -- shares with Albert Brooks's character a would-be nugget of golden advice: Consider making films in color, he intones. "The...

By Michael Cavna  |  October 7, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  The Comic Strip , The E-Mailbag  
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Riffs' Picks: From Late-Night TV to the Idiot Box, Today's Fave Five Cartoons

THE MORNING LINE: From Late-Night TV to the Idiot Box, here are today's favorite cartoons culled from across the mighty mighty Web... Facing the unforgiving spectre of a cartoon deadline, sometimes you inadvertently discover things. Under the pressure of...

By Michael Cavna  |  October 6, 2009; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  The Comic Strip , The Morning Line , The Political Cartoon  
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Should 'Family Circus' Remain in Our Inner Circle? Time to Defend That Toon

'FAMILY CIRCUS' (KFS)Enlarge Image In a somewhat unusual move, I'd like to begin today's edition of "Defend That 'Toon" by addressing FAMILY CIRCUS creator BIL KEANE directly to say a few words. First off, just let me say: Happy...

By Michael Cavna  |  October 5, 2009; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Defend That 'Toon  
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