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Comic Riffs: December 27, 2009 - January 2, 2010

Remembering Post ombud DEB HOWELL

It is one of my favorite stories about cartoonists, for which the tales and anecdotes and fabled shenanigans are legion: Some years back, Mike Luckovich and at least several other editorial cartoonists were attending a national political convention and,...

By Michael Cavna  |  January 2, 2010; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  General  | Tags: Deborah Howell  
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Danish cartoonist who caricatured Muhammad faces alleged armed intruder

The Danish Muhammad-cartoon controversy remains as potentially lethal as ever. A Somali man allegedly tried to break into the Aarhus residence of Danish political cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, who has faced death threats for his illustrations of the Muslim prophet,...

By Michael Cavna  |  January 1, 2010; 9:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  General  | Tags: Kurt Westergaard  
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A glorious line of work: Remembering legendary caricaturist DAVID LEVINE

As a young and hungry caricaturist, I found it impossible to pursue my creative enterprise seriously without studying at the altar of one artist in particular: the legendary David Levine. For caricaturists, Mr. Levine's shadow was (and is) so...

By Michael Cavna  |  December 30, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  General , The Riffs  | Tags: David Levine, New York Review of Books  
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2009: From Tiger to terrorist, the Year of the Overexposed Underpants

Only a few things are so professionally compelling that they will induce a cartoonist to cut short a vacation. One is a once-in-a-lifetime news event. Second is a call from the Pulitzer committee. And a third, I submit, is...

By Michael Cavna  |  December 29, 2009; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  The Riffs  | Tags: Underpants Bomber  
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