Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
E-mail Michael  |  On Facebook: Comic Riffs  |  On Twitter: Comic Riffs  |  RSS Feeds RSS Feed

Comic Riffs: May 16, 2010 - May 22, 2010

The 'Riffs Interview: 'SHREK' animator Walt Dohrn steps into the oh-so-green limelight

Rumpelstiltskin and Shrek (DreamWorks Animation) A young aspiring animator -- let's call him "Walt D." -- comes to Hollywood with big dreams in tow. He wants to write animated films. He wants to create cartoon characters -- talking animals,...

By Michael Cavna  |  May 21, 2010; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Animation  | Tags: CalArts, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Eddie Murphy, Mike Mitchell, Mike Myers, Rumpelstiltskin, Shrek Forever After, Walt Disney, Walt Dohrn  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

THE RIFF: A day after 'Draw Muhammad,' the political cartoon gets a powerful reminder

The power of the cartoon remains. The ability of a single sketched image to provoke, prompt, incite, summon or inflame -- a virility and virality sometimes questioned in a new-media age -- is intact. Whether deemed to have been...

By Michael Cavna  |  May 21, 2010; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon , The Riffs  | Tags: Doug Marlette, Everybody Draw Muhammad Day, Herb Block, Herblock, Lars Vilks, Library of Congress, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, Molly Norris, Political Cartoons  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

'Draw Muhammad Day': Pakistan bans YouTube; Facebook still blocked [UPDATED]

UPDATE: The primary "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!" and "Against 'Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!' " Facebook pages each have more than 100,000 "supporters." Elsewhere, the DC-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued "a Muslim response" to Everybody Draw Muhammad Day...

By Michael Cavna  |  May 20, 2010; 3:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  General , The Political Cartoon  | Tags: Everybody Draw Mohammed Day, Facebook, Jon Wellington, Molly Norris, Muhammad cartoons, Pakistan, YouTube  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

THEIR TURN: 12 top cartoonists offer their take on 'Draw Muhammad Day'

"Shock for shock's sake." "Choreographed punditry." And "wrong, childish and needlessly provocative." That's what some critics think of today's Facebook-ignited campaign titled "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day." But those aren't Islamic extremists speaking. Those are the words of pro-free-speech political...

By Michael Cavna  |  May 20, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  General , Interviews With Cartoonists , The Political Cartoon  | Tags: Ann Telnaes, Clay Bennett, David Horsey, Mark Fiore, Matt Davies, Mike Luckovich, Mike Peters, Molly Norris, Nikahang Kowsar, Rex Babin, Scott Stantis, Steve Breen, Ted Rall  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Pakistan blocks Facebook in response to 'Everybody Draw Muhammad Day' pages [UPDATED]

When is a cartoon not "just" a cartoon? Well, perhaps when an entire nation decides to ban its citizens' access to Facebook over a page spawned by an illustration. An illustration that, in turn, was created to support an...

By Michael Cavna  |  May 19, 2010; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  General , The Political Cartoon  | Tags: Everybody Draw Mohammed Day/May 20, Facebook, Jon Wellington, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, Molly Norris, Pakistan, South Park  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

HAPPY 5th, YouTube! Eight Animated Clips to Mark the Cultural Occasion

Fifth birthday already? Where did the time go? I've been so utterly immersed in viral videos lo these past five years -- tithing large chunks of my life to drunken squirrels and Steinway-playing kitties and fingertip-nibbling British toddlers with...

By Michael Cavna  |  May 18, 2010; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  General , The Animation  | Tags: Alan Becker, AniBOOM, Animation, Arts, CollegeHumor, Cyriak, Gregg Spiridellis, JibJab, Lucas Martell, Susan Boyle, Terry Gilliam, Video, YouTube  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Why canceled 'LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE' is really seeing her final 'tomorrow'...

Little Orphan Annie will soon skip off into the newspaper sunset, Tribune Media Services announced last week in canceling the plucky 86-year-old redhead. So what does it take, exactly, for a syndicate to decide that such an iconic American...

By Michael Cavna  |  May 17, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  The Comic Strip  | Tags: Arts, Comic strip, Comics, Dick Tracy, Jay Meador, Little Orphan Annie, Sherlock Holmes, Ted Slampyak, Tribune Media Services  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Swedish 'Muhammad' artist goes into hiding after attack; arrests made [UPDATED]

Swedish artist Lars Vilks continues to be targeted, reportedly facing a second attack this week. The southern Sweden home of Vilks was hit by a suspected arson attack Friday night, according to the Associated Press. Vilks, who sparked a...

By Michael Cavna  |  May 17, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  General , The Political Cartoon  | Tags: Chicago Tribune, Islam, Lars Vilks, Muhammad, Pat Oliphant, Philadelphia Daily News, Scott Stantis, Signe Wilkinson, Steve Breen, Sweden, Uppsala University  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

BOX OFFICE: 'Iron Man 2' fends off 'Robin Hood' for top spot

Slings and arrows were no match for Iron Man's outrageous, rapidly amassing fortune. The Marvel franchise sequel "Iron Man 2" won the domestic box office for the second straight week, rebuffing the debut of Russell Crowe as "Robin Hood,"...

By Michael Cavna  |  May 16, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  General , Superheroes  | Tags: Box office, Iron Man 2, Marvel Comics, Ridley Scott, Robin Hood, Russell Crowe  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company