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Comic Riffs: February 14, 2010 - February 20, 2010

TIGER TOONS: Cartoonists pull an irony out of their bag [UPDATED]

[Note: This Friday post was updated Saturday at 1:50 and 10 p.m.] And now, a new wave of Tiger toons rolls in. On-air commentators immediately began having their say after Tiger Woods's 14-minute video apology and statement this morning, in...

By Michael Cavna  |  February 20, 2010; 10:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  | Tags: Bob Englehardt, Bruce Beattie, Mike Luckovich, Randy Bish, Tiger Woods  
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VIDEO UPDATE: 'Family Guy' actress makes appeal to Palin

[Note: This Friday post has been updated Saturday with video of the "Family Guy" voice actress.] This week, Comic Riffs asked you whether you sided with ex-guv Sarah Palin or "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane -- or neither -- in...

By Michael Cavna  |  February 20, 2010; 5:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  The Animation  | Tags: Family Guy, Sarah Palin, Seth MacFarlane  
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Meta-Post: The Muppets near another million-view viral success

This month, the Muppets Studio posted its latest song-based video on YouTube. This weekend, the official video, "Beaker's Ballad," is likely to cross the platinum standard of viral-video popularity with 1 million views. Comic Riffs recently caught up with...

By Michael Cavna  |  February 19, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Holly Word  
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BREAKING: DC Comics names new honchos

DC Comics is hailing it as a creative "dream team." DC Entertainment announces today that it's tabbed three very familiar talents to a trio of top spots. Enlarge Image According to DC, "The new senior executive team includes Jim...

By Michael Cavna  |  February 18, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Geek Buzz , The Comic Book  | Tags: Dan DiDio, Geoff Johns, Jim Lee  
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POLITICO's Wuerker says winning Herblock Prize is 'mind-boggling'

Each year, the Herb Block Foundation bestows a prize upon an artist whose work best honors "the spirit of Herblock," the legendary Post cartoonist who the foundation says fought "abuses by the powerful." Small wonder, then, that Politico's MATT...

By Michael Cavna  |  February 18, 2010; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists , The Political Cartoon  | Tags: Matt Wuerker, Politico, The Herblock Prize  
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Sarah Palin slams TV's 'Family Guy' for mocking her family [UPDATED]

[Note: This Tuesday-night post was updated Wednesday at 7:25 a.m.] Sarah Palin may contribute to Fox these days, but that doesn't mean others at Fox won't satirize, spoof, mock or parody her -- or her family. Now, though, Palin is...

By Michael Cavna  |  February 17, 2010; 7:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (86)
Categories:  Geek Buzz , The Animation  | Tags: Bristol Palin, Family Guy, Fox Network, Sarah Palin, Seth MacFarlane  
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"2 FAT 2 FLY"? Filmmaker Kevin Smith is kicked off flight because of his girth

[NOTE: This report was previously updated at 4:45 and 5:18 a.m.] THE META-POST: Southwest Airlines calls itself "The LUV Airline!" Now, Kevin Smith is, in effect, flaming Southwest as The LUV-Handle-Hating Airline. Girth. Airline "safety" practices. Ranting Tweets. An official...

By Michael Cavna  |  February 15, 2010; 5:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Geek Buzz  | Tags: Kevin Smith  
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TOP 5 LINKS: From Tea Baggers to Tea Partiers, the Week in Review

1. DOES CAPTAIN AMERICA HATE THE TEA BAG MOVEMENT? "Tea Bag the Libs Before They Tea Bag YOU!" And "Stop the Socialists!" That signage mysteriously appeared in a protest-rally scene in the recent issue of Captain America, "Two Americas,...

By Michael Cavna  |  February 14, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  The Animation  
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