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Comic Riffs: July 11, 2010 - July 17, 2010

POP FICTION: Justin Bieber gets his own comic book

One creative Canadian moneymaker is about to feature another. And how: Justin Bieber, the Ontario-born pop star, is getting his own comic book -- courtesy of the Vancouver-based publisher Bluewater Productions. "Fame: Justin Bieber" will be a 32-page bio-comic...

By Michael Cavna  |  July 17, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  The Comic Book  | Tags: Bluewater Comics, Bluewater Productions, Darren G. Davis  
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And the winner of The Post's NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST contest is...

After three months of comic plot twists, the final panel has long last arrived. The Post put out the call in May in search of "America's Next Great Cartoonist," and 500 aspiring comic artists responded. Now that readers, judges...

By Michael Cavna  |  July 15, 2010; 9:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist  | Tags: America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest, Amy Lago, Darrin Bell, Garry Trudeau, Gene Weingarten, Hilary Price, Jerry Scott, Lalo Alcaraz, Olivia Walch, Richard Thompson, Signe Wilkinson, Stan Lee, Stephan Pastis, Tom Toles  
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CARTOON CONTEST: Today's the final day to vote for your pick

The polling closes within hours and the outcome's still in doubt: Who will win the vote to be The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist"? There have been two rounds of challenges and a dozen celebrity critiquers. There have been...

By Michael Cavna  |  July 13, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist  | Tags: America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest by The Washington Post  
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A PEKAR TRIBUTE: Collaborators & colleagues remember 'sweet, curmudgeonly' Harvey

ED. NOTE: This collection of memories has been updated since it first was published Monday evening. There was much Pekar love in the comics community. Beyond the curmudgeonly persona and larger-than-life onscreen personality, Pekar represented an iconoclast who pioneered...

By Michael Cavna  |  July 13, 2010; 6:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  General , Interviews With Cartoonists , The Comic Book , The Graphic Novel  | Tags: American Splendor, Andrew Farago, Dean Haspiel, Frank Stack, Harvey Pekar, Josh Neufeld, Neil Gaiman, Scott McCloud, Ted Rall, Tom Spurgeon  
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Harvey Pekar book editor recalls a 'kind and diffident' man [UPDATED]

UPDATE: This item was originally published at 1:50 p.m. ET Monday. "I would think that he's the only [VA] file clerk to also be a jazz critic, book reviewer for the Washington Post, and comic book writer and have a...

By Michael Cavna  |  July 12, 2010; 5:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  General , The Comic Book , The Graphic Novel  | Tags: Harvey Pekar, Joyce Brabner, Mike Rhode  
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Remembering Harvey Pekar, legendary bard of the 'underground' comic book

Harvey Pekar and Joyce Brabner tell their tale in the film "American Splendor." (John Clifford/Courtesy of HBO/Fine Line) HARVEY PEKAR characterized himself as a flunkie of a hospital file clerk. What he really filed, for decades, were some of...

By Michael Cavna  |  July 12, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General , The Graphic Novel  | Tags: American Splendor, Harvey Pekar, Our Cancer Year  
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'Draw Muhammad' artist placed on execution hit list; her online sites disappear

NOTE: This post has been updated since Monday morning ET. A radical Islamic leader has placed Molly Norris -- the artist who helped spawn the recent "Everybody Draw Mohammad Day!" before distancing herself from the campaign -- on an execution...

By Michael Cavna  |  July 12, 2010; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  General  | Tags: Everybody Draw Mohammed Day, Molly Norris  
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COMIC-CON: Sunday's schedule is here -- and so, too, our early Top 10 picks

Artist Stan Sakai's words still resonate. At last year's Comic-Con, Sakai told Comic Riffs that back in the early days of the event, he and his wife would bring their then-young children to the 'Con -- and thus be...

By Michael Cavna  |  July 11, 2010; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con  | Tags: San Diego Comic-Con 2010  
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BOX OFFICE: 'Despicable Me' wins weekend with 'surprisingly' strong debut

About halfway into viewing the new "Despicable Me" -- and it's at the midpoint that the film really begins to gain entertainment traction as it grows a heart -- I realized to whose lineage the animated hit properly belongs....

By Michael Cavna  |  July 11, 2010; 12:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Animation , The Holly Word  | Tags: Despicable Me, Shrek Forever After, The Last Airbender, Toy Story 3  
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