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Comic Riffs: June 6, 2010 - June 12, 2010

'CALVIN MINUS HOBBES': Even Miss Wormwood might shudder at this new math

courtesy of Jeff Ocean / Calvin Minus Hobbes "Garfield Minus Garfield" is a joy to read, with a twist that's not just sending up the strip but also spinning it with a winningly surreal bent. Then, on the flip...

By Michael Cavna  |  June 11, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  The Comic Strip  | Tags: Bill Watterson, Calvin Minus Hobbes, Dan Walsh, Garfield Minus Garfield, Jeff Ocean, Jim David  
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PARODY VIDEO: When famous cartoonists get hold of a camera

Ever wonder what nationally syndicated cartoonists do when not playing golf, cruising the Mediterranean or hitting drives off of a yacht while sipping extra-dry martinis and cruising oh-so-casually toward the Aegean? Some of them, it turns out, channel their...

By Michael Cavna  |  June 9, 2010; 7:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  General , The Comic Strip  | Tags: Bill Hinds, Jeff Keane, Jerry Scott, Mark Tatulli, National Cartoonists Society, Reuben Awards 2010, Sean Parkes, Stephan Pastis, Tom Gammill  
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The First Pitch: Calling upon Ken Burns to consider the American cartoon

Hours before Stephen Strasburg's electric major-league debut, the timely Ken Burns -- aka "America's documentarian" -- visited The Post to discuss his fall film, "The Tenth Inning." This is the fourth time I'd conversed with Burns over the years...

By Michael Cavna  |  June 9, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  The Riffs  | Tags: Bill Gallo, Charles Schulz, Chuck Jones, George Booth, Herb Block, Herblock, Mort Walker, Richard Outcault, Stan Lee, Thomas Nast  
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READERS: Which strips would YOU pick to anchor your comics page?

A change in The Post's comics lineup always makes for a heftier mailbag. And when that change involves the rightly beloved "Cul de Sac," then woe to the virtual mailboy who must lug that fatted satchel. With Gene Weingarten...

By Michael Cavna  |  June 8, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  The Comic Strip  | Tags: Barney & Clyde, Comics Reporter, Cul de Sac, Doonesbury, Tom Spurgeon  
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Danish 'Muhammad' cartoonist Westergaard to retire

The man who drew what many Muslims called the most offensive of the 2005 Danish depictions of Muhammad has decided to retire. Cartoonist Kurt Westergaard said he's calling it quits because he is getting old, according to the Associated...

By Michael Cavna  |  June 7, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  | Tags: Kurt Westergaard, Muhammad cartoons  
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POST HUNT: When a comic strip stands between you and $2K

Gene Weingarten fairly warned us that his new strip, "Barney & Clyde," would make a conspicuous appearance at yesterday's 2010 Post Hunt in D.C. Hoo-boy, did it ever -- in large, glorious color. A prominently displayed "Barney & Clyde"...

By Michael Cavna  |  June 7, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  General , The Comic Strip  | Tags: Barney & Clyde, Dan Weingarten, David Clark, Gene Weingarten, The Washington Post Writers Group  
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Get Him to the Peak: 'SHREK' stays No. 1 at box office

DreamWorks Animation SHREK may have had to recall millions of glasses, but that didn't stop the animated mega-franchise from moving plenty of 3-D glasses over the weekend. "Shrek Forever After" made $25.3-million over the weekend to remain No.-1 at...

By Michael Cavna  |  June 6, 2010; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General , The Animation , The Holly Word  | Tags: How to Train Your Dragon, Iron Man 2, Marmaduke, Shrek Forever After  
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