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Posted at 5:45 PM ET, 06/ 3/2010

WEINGARTEN: People who 'critique comic strips are anuses'

By Michael Cavna


"I have decided that people like me, who presume to critique comic strips, are anuses."

Such is the self-realization -- perhaps even the tongue-in-cheek epiphany with an, um, surprise end -- of Post Magazine humor columnist Gene Weingarten.

As he prepares to debut his Washington Post Writers Group comic strip "Barney & Clyde" on Monday, Weingarten peeks out from behind his twin Pulitzers to talk with Comic Riffs about how his cartoon came to be -- notably after years of critiquing other strips himself.

So look for Comic Riffs's Q&A with Weingarten on Friday morning right here, where we will discuss billionaires and bums. And yes, Gene apparently means "bums" in multiple senses of the word.

See you then.

By Michael Cavna  | June 3, 2010; 5:45 PM ET
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists, The Comic Strip  | Tags:  Barney & Clyde, Gene Weingarten, Washington Post Writers Group  
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Comments

I've been comparing Gene Weingarten to a rectum for years.

http://livebythefoma.blogspot.com/2008/07/comic-strip-temporal-dynamics.html

Glad to see he has finally come over to my point of view.

Posted by: yellojkt | June 3, 2010 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Which would also explain his choice of Twitter avatar.

http://livebythefoma.blogspot.com/2009/06/weingarten-twit.html

Posted by: yellojkt | June 3, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

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