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Comic Riffs: April 18, 2010 - April 24, 2010

Meta-post: Kevin Smith vs. Sarah Silverman, DC-style [UPDATED]

Note: The original post was published Fri., April 23, at 1:45 p.m. 2010 file photo / Getty Images Two edgy, oft-profane, beguilingly charismatic 39-year-old entertainers -- both with uncommonly tight ties to Matt Damon -- visited Washington on Thursday...

By Michael Cavna  |  April 24, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Geek Buzz , Superheroes , The Animation , The Comic Book  | Tags: Chasing Amy: The Criterion Collection, Clerks, George Carlin, Kevin Smith, Mallrats, Sarah Silverman, Scott Mosier  
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JON STEWART satirizes own network's censorship of 'South Park' Muhammad episode

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cSouth Park Death Threatswww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party If you're a topical humorist for a living, and Comedy Central cuts your checks, AND your boss censors a colleague...

By Michael Cavna  |  April 23, 2010; 8:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  The Animation  | Tags: Censorship, Comedy Central, Daily Show, Jon Stewart, Matt Stone, Muhammad, Trey Parker  
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'BETTY or VERONICA...or KEVIN?': First gay character enrolls at Archie's Riverdale [UPDATED]

Note: This post was originally published Thurs., April 22 at 12:01 p.m. The way Archie Comics artist-writer Dan Parent tells it, Riverdale High is getting ever more diverse. Archie's already dating Valerie from Josie and the Pussycats. The House...

By Michael Cavna  |  April 23, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  The Comic Book  | Tags: Archie Comics, Comics, Dan Parent, Jon Goldwater, Kevin Keller, Victor Gorelick  
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AWARDS SEASON: Wash. Examiner's Beeler wins OPC Thomas Nast honor

This continues to be a fertile awards season for Washington-based cartoonists. Politico's Matt Wuerker picked up his Herblock Prize last week days after being named a Pulitzer finalist. "Cul de Sac" creator Richard Thompson is up for the Reuben...

By Michael Cavna  |  April 22, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  | Tags: Nate Beeler, National Cartoonist Society, Overseas Press Club, Overseas Press Club Awards, Richard Thompson  
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Pink-slipped political cartoonist wins RFK Award

BILL DAY, who was laid off last year by the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, has just won a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. Day, who is carried by United Feature Syndicate, won for a series of cartoons that shed...

By Michael Cavna  |  April 21, 2010; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  | Tags: Commercial Appeal Memphis, Editorial cartoonist Bill Day, Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award  
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Political satire: So has Apple finally seen the light?

Now that Apple has approved Mark Fiore's "NewsToons" iPhone app, will the wall come down for other political-cartoon satire to gain entrance to the store? So far, there's no app for that. "I don't know if it changes anything,"...

By Michael Cavna  |  April 21, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Geek Buzz , The Animation , The Political Cartoon  | Tags: App Store, Apple, Daryl Cagle, Editorial cartoon, Mark Fiore's NewsToons iPhone app, Pulitzer Prize, San Francisco Chronicle, Steve Jobs, Tom Richmond  
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This Just In: Satire-phobic APPLE now approves Pulitzer cartoonist's rejected iPhone app

This just in from the left coast: MARK FIORE, just eight days from his historic Pulitzer win for cartooning, tells Comic Riffs that his iPhone app "NewsToons" has been accepted by Apple. Or as Fiore tells Comic Riffs: "Looks...

By Michael Cavna  |  April 20, 2010; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Animation , The Political Cartoon  | Tags: Apple, IPhone, MARK FIORE, NewsToons, Pulitzer Prize, Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning, San Francisco Chronicle, Steve Jobs  
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'SOUTH PARK': Is pro-jihad website threatening cartoonists over Muhammad satire?

"South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker. (Comedy Central) "South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker know the power of a satiric image. The producers of the website RevolutionMuslim.com, in turn, are trying to rely on the...

By Michael Cavna  |  April 20, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  General , The Animation  | Tags: Comedy Central, Matt Stone, RevolutionMuslim.com, South Park, Trey Parker  
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BOX OFFICE: Weak 'Kick-Ass' barely kicks 'Dragon' tail [UPDATED]

Note: This post originally published at 10:30 a.m. today and updated at 4:45 p.m. UPDATE: As Comic Riffs suggested this morning might happen, "Kick-Ass" has benefited from a day of adjusted box-office numbers. (Ah, the "magic" of Hollywood.) According...

By Michael Cavna  |  April 19, 2010; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Holly Word  | Tags: How to Train Your Dragon, Kick-Ass the Movie  
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'Riffs Picks: Check out the week's TOP 10 TWEETS

From comics to the cartoonists themselves, here are Comic Riffs's insanely subjective picks for Top Cartoon Tweets of last week. Well, except for No. 1 -- it is OBJECTIVELY entertaining... TOP 10 TWEETS (listed by Twitter account name): 10....

By Michael Cavna  |  April 18, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Top Tweets  | Tags: ComicsAlliance, Danielle Corsetto, FakeAPStylebook, Gene Weingarten, Mark Fiore, Neil Gaiman, RStevens, Richard Thompson, Scott Kurtz, Stan Lee  
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