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Comic Riffs: February 28, 2010 - March 6, 2010

VIDEO: 'Alice in Wonderland': Falling for this special clip

THE META-POST: Through history's looking-glass... As Comic Riffs finally catches Tim Burton's full "Alice in Wonderland" today -- in all its CGI-rich glory -- we can't help but note that the first "Alice in Wonderland" was made more than...

By Michael Cavna  |  March 6, 2010; 6:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Holly Word  | Tags: Alice in Wonderland  
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OSCARS 2010: Best Animated Film: 'And the winner is...'

NOTE: Some weeks back, we handicapped the animation nominees for the Golden Globes. Today, we update our picks for the Academy Awards... tweetmeme_style = 'compact'; Foxes and frogs, 2-D wolf-girls and 3-D robo-dogs. The Oscars race for feature film...

By Michael Cavna  |  March 5, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Animation , The Holly Word  | Tags: Academy Awards, Bob Peterson, Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, John Musker, Neil Gaiman, Oscars, Princess and the Frog, Ron Clements, Secret of Kells, Tomm Moore, Up, Wes Anderson  
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Cartoon of the Day: 'How do you solve a problem like Marion?'

Accuse us of being Washington-centric today, but really: Isn't Marion Barry of national interest -- if not national amusement for some, alas -- at this point? And so it is, with the D.C. Council's censuring of HIzzoner in recent...

By Michael Cavna  |  March 4, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  | Tags: City Paper, ComicsDC, Mike Rhode, Nate Beeler, Washington Examiner  
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'OBAMA' VIDEO: When 'SNL' presidents unite...

THE META-POST: When "SNL" presidents stage a comedy summit... Because Comic Riffs often traffics in political humor -- and writes fairly regularly about the art of satire -- we offer this meta-post from Will Ferrell and the rest of...

By Michael Cavna  |  March 3, 2010; 6:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General , The Political Cartoon  | Tags: FunnyorDie.com, Saturday Night Live, Will Ferrell, political satire  
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Denver Post cuts 22 comics: 'It appears we didn't totally screw up'

"It's only Day One, but so far, it appears we didn't totally screw up." It's Monday and Jeanette Chavez is fielding the first wave of reader responses. She has had a hand in the Denver Post's comics pages for...

By Michael Cavna  |  March 2, 2010; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  The Comic Strip  | Tags: Agnes, Brewster Rockit: Space Guy!, Candorville, Cornered, Cul de Sac, DeFlocked, Denver Post, Dog Eat Doug, Dustin, Lio, Little Dog Lost, Loose Parts, Monty, Pajama Diaries, Pluggers, Pot-Shots, Prickly City, Rip Haywire, Rudy Park, Scary Gary, Speed Bump, The Argyle Sweater, The Elderberries, Zippy, comics cuts, the Flying McCoys, the Fusco Brothers  
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This Just In: Spider-Man gets canned

Peter Parker is getting pink-slipped. It's not only a tongue-twister -- it's also a dose of true "Up in the Air" reality. Marvel Comics announces today that in the new storyline for Amazing Spider-Man No. 623 (hitting your favorite...

By Michael Cavna  |  March 1, 2010; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Superheroes , The Comic Book  
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THE OSCARS RANT: Sure, 'Avatar' is art -- but is it animation?

It's a distinction you will little find elsewhere -- but perhaps one that will soon force rule changes for the assorted Hollywood awardgasms. With the Oscars less than a week away -- and with "Avatar" and "Up" both poised...

By Michael Cavna  |  March 1, 2010; 9:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Animation , The Holly Word  | Tags: Academy Awards, Avatar, Disney/Pixar's Up, James Cameron, Jon Landau, Visual Effect Society honors  
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