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Comic Riffs: February 7, 2010 - February 13, 2010

The 'Riffs Interview: 'PvP' creator Scott Kurtz speaks today at Macworld

Among Scott Kurtz's gifts is his talent for turning heads and raising eyebrows. This afternoon, Kurtz, creator of the webcomic "PvP," will speak at Macworld at San Francisco's Moscone Center. The provocative title of his main-stage session: "He Wants...

By Christian Hettinger  |  February 12, 2010; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists , The Webcomic  
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BREAKING: 'Judge Parker' artist Eduardo Barreto is 'gravely ill'; new artist sought

Beginning next week, readers will notice a significantly different look to the comic strip "Judge Parker." That is because Eduardo Barreto, the feature's artist since 2006, is gravely ill. "Eduardo is not coming back," Woody Wilson, the longtime writer...

By Michael Cavna  |  February 12, 2010; 9:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists , The Comic Book , The Comic Strip , The Morning Line  | Tags: Eduardo Barreto, Graham Nolan, John Heebink, Judge Parker, King Features Syndicate, Woody Wilson  
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2010: A SNOW ODYSSEY: 'I Can Haz feline Snowmageddon diversions'

[ NOTE: Updated at 9:50 a.m. with new cartoonage.] Ah, the Morning After. The groggy rise. Time to embrace the Big Dig-Out. To the shutters we go and...yeow, too bright, too bright. We need coffee. We need more time. And...

By Michael Cavna  |  February 11, 2010; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Morning Line , The Political Cartoon  
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SNOW GALLERY: Cartoons from the Blizzard of 2010 [UPDATED]

[NOTE: Cartoons from Snowmageddon: The Sequel will be updated on an ongoing basis.] For the most part, a scan of editorial-page cartoons in recent days is a pretty fair indicator of where the cartoonists live. Across the country, many newspaper...

By Michael Cavna  |  February 10, 2010; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  | Tags: Chris Britt, Clay Jones, Jeff Koterba, Ken Catalino, Kirk Walters, Nate Beeler, Randy Bish, Rob Rogers, Tom Toles  
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Reader picks: What was the funniest SUPER BOWL ad?

[ UPDATED: Comic Riffs will update periodically with posted videos as nominated (by comment or e-mail) by readers -- including 2010 midgame nominees] All Super Bowl fans have their own ways to enhance their viewing of the Big Game. Some...

By Michael Cavna  |  February 8, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  General  | Tags: Super Bowl commercials  
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Bo Knows: 'Shoe' spoofs White House reporting

Because we here at Comic Riffs can usually laugh at journalism's foibles, we long appreciated the skewering of newspapers by the late, great Jeff MacNelly. Which is why today, we pause to point out a "Shoe" worthy of the...

By Christian Hettinger  |  February 7, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Comic Strip  
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OSCAR BUZZ: 'Up's' Annie Award bodes well for Oscars

Disney/Pixar's "Up" continues its sure-footed march toward Oscar gold. On Saturday night, "Up" won for best animated feature at the 37th annual Annie Awards on the UCLA campus, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Since the Academy Awards began its...

By Michael Cavna  |  February 7, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Animation  | Tags: Coraline, Pixar, The Princess and the Frog, Up  
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