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

This Just In: Cartooning's 'Oscars' announce the division nominees

Not only is MAD magazine artist Tom Richmond overwhelmed, in disbelief and "suitably humbled." He also is awaiting a "hanging-chad controversy" to emerge. So says Richmond on his "Mad Blog," in acknowledging that he's up for three -- count...

By Michael Cavna  |  March 18, 2010; 5:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Superheroes , The Animation , The Comic Book , The Comic Strip , The Graphic Novel , The Political Cartoon  | Tags: National Cartoonists Society, Reuben Awards  
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'CUL DE SAC' in action: Deftly, Richard Thompson is quick on the draw

Forget Wonderland's Alice for a while. Today, our favorite three-dimensional Alice goes by the name Otterloop. "Cul de Sac's" Reuben-nominated creator, RICHARD THOMPSON, recently turned his pen toward drawing a three-minute Alice (and company). And thankfully, someone turned a...

By Michael Cavna  |  March 17, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Comic Strip , The Video Shelf  | Tags: Cul de Sac, Richard Thompson  
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How to save newspapers? Ted Rall has the answer [VIDEO]

A coupla years back, alt-political cartoonist TED RALL told Comic Riffs: "At the end of the day, you still have as many people reading print newspapers in the future." Now, at last, we see how. Even if only satirically....

By Michael Cavna  |  March 16, 2010; 6:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  General , The Video Shelf  | Tags: David Essman, Ted Rall  
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The 'Riffs Interview: Artist Mike Manley makes his 'Judge Parker' debut today

"Judge Parker's" new artist debuts today. (KFS) The call came just weeks back. Would Mike Manley be interested in drawing "Judge Parker"? The strip's artist, Eduardo Barreto, had become severely ill, and King Features's comics editor, Brendan Burford, needed...

By Michael Cavna  |  March 15, 2010; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists , Superheroes , The Comic Book , The Comic Strip  | Tags: Eduardo Barreto, Judge Parker, King Features, Mike Manley, Woody Wilson  
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