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

Coming soon: Senator AL FRANKEN, comic book 'hero'

For its line of political comic books, Bluewater Productions has featured such figures as Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin. In May, the publisher will have an entirely new subject. Why? Because -- as the old "Saturday Night...

By Michael Cavna  |  March 11, 2010; 6:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  The Comic Book , The Political Cartoon  | Tags: Bluewater Productions, Darren G. Davis, Sen. Al Franken  
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Comic Riffs Cameo: Stan Lee's bid for Oscar [UPDATED]

Perhaps we mostly have Kevin Smith to blame for this. No, not the surliness of our last flight attendant. Nah, this goes back at least to "Mallrats." The fact is: Stan Lee has become our favorite King of the...

By Michael Cavna  |  March 11, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists , The Comic Book , The Comic Strip , The Holly Word  | Tags: Funny or Die, Oscars cameo, Spider-Man, Stan Lee  
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'Garfield Minus Garfield': Are you listening, Hollywood?

Some days, for the lightest of twisted humor, nothing pleases quite like "the existential angst of a certain young Mr. Jon Arbuckle" in "Garfield Minus Garfield." Comic Riffs has cited "GMG" early and somewhat often, but for the few...

By Michael Cavna  |  March 9, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  General , The Comic Strip  
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Oscars to 'Alice' to 'iToons': The new Comic Riffs podcast is now up

In Sunday night's animation categories, at least, the Oscars went pretty much according to form: The heavy favorite "Up" won for feature film animation. France's "Logorama" (which 'Riffs tabbed as a better-than-even shot to edge Wallace & Gromit) was...

By Michael Cavna  |  March 8, 2010; 2:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists , The Animation , The Comic Book , The Comic Strip , The Holly Word  
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OSCARS 2010: Will Wallace & Gromit win the big cheese? We pick the Best Animated Shorts

Death becomes Oscar. Well, death and coffee. In each Best Animated Short nominee for tonight's Academy Awards, either mortality or caffeine proves to be the fixation of many pixels. And in the case of France's "Logorama," both do. Even...

By Michael Cavna  |  March 7, 2010; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Animation , The Holly Word  | Tags: A Matter of Loaf and Death, Academy Awards, Best Animated Shorts, French Roast, Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty, Logorama, The, The Lady and the Reaper  
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