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Comic Riffs: May 23, 2010 - May 29, 2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': Check out the final list of celebrity judges

Wake the kids, text the neighbors. The list of "celebrity judges" for The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist" Contest is now complete. Comic Riffs came a-callin', and a dozen top cartoonists generously said yes. Frankly, we don't know quite...

By Michael Cavna  |  May 28, 2010; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist  | Tags: America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest, Darrin Bell, Garry Trudeau, Gene Weingarten, Hilary Price, Jerry Scott, Lalo Alcaraz, Mike Krahulik, Richard Thompson, Signe Wilkinson, Stan Lee, Stephan Pastis, Tom Toles  
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Pink-slipped cartoonist BILL DAY picks up RFK Award in D.C.

BILL DAY, who was laid off last year by the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, officially picked up his Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in a ceremony last night at George Washington University. Mike Rhode, who was one of the...

By Michael Cavna  |  May 27, 2010; 10:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  General  | Tags: Bill Day, RFK Awards, political cartooning  
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Why reinvited Swedish 'Muhammad' artist continues to make news

Now that controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks has just been invited to speak again at Uppsala University -- where a violent protest ended his lecture weeks ago -- the question arises anew: Do Vilks's actions continue to merit making...

By Michael Cavna  |  May 26, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  General , The Political Cartoon  | Tags: Lars Vilks, Muhammad art and cartoons  
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STAN LEE joins judges for Post's 'Next Great Cartoonist' contest

Stan Lee (AP)Enlarge Image STAN LEE, the man who helped sire Spider-Man, Iron Man and scores of other legendary characters in the Marvel universe, has joined the team of celebrity judges for The Washington Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist"...

By Michael Cavna  |  May 26, 2010; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist , Superheroes  | Tags: America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest, Marvel Comics, POW! Entertainment, Stan Lee  
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COMEDY: Eight Things You Can Learn from Twain Prize's TINA FEY

We here at The Post have internal "bio" pages, on which employees reveal interesting (or quasi-interesting) morsels about themselves. My own page has long cited several comedy names past and present who prove a continual source of inspiration when...

By Michael Cavna  |  May 25, 2010; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  The Riffs  | Tags: Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Saturday Night Live, Tina Fey, Twain Prize for American Humor  
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TOM TOMORROW receives Pearl Jam gold record -- 'how cool is that?'

Tom Tomorrow with Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. (Beverly Gage) Some cartoonists dream of Pulitzers or Reubens. But how many bag a gold record? (Anyone? Anyone? ) Word comes this morning that TOM TOMORROW -- the ever-talented "This Modern...

By Michael Cavna  |  May 24, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Geek Buzz , The Political Cartoon  | Tags: Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam, This Modern World, Tom Tomorrow  
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BOX OFFICE: 'Shrek' 4 opens a little less green with $71M debut [UPDATED]

DreamWorks Animation UPDATE: "Shrek Forever After" was tops at the domestic box office this weekend by earning $71.3-million, according to studio estimates -- but not even new villain Rumpelstiltskin could spin the franchise's first 3-D film into record gold....

By Michael Cavna  |  May 23, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  The Animation , The Holly Word  | Tags: DreamWorks Animation SKG, Iron Man 2, Marvel/Paramount, Shrek Forever After  
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