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Comic Riffs: August 15, 2010 - August 21, 2010

TOP 10 TWEETS OF THE WEEK: From Blago's Batman moment to dueling Star Wars 'PR'

From Rod Blagojevich's appearance today at Chicago Comic-Con to the topical all-cap rants of DRUNK HULK, here are the @ComicRiffs picks for "Top 10 Comics-Culture Tweets of the Week": 10. @mattfraction: "i can't stop saying 'rod blagojevich' in my...

By Michael Cavna  |  August 21, 2010; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Top Tweets  | Tags: Top Comics Culture Tweets  
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'MOSQUE NEAR GROUND ZERO': The Eight Most Eye-Catching Cartoons this week... [UPDATED]

In recent pages of The Post, everyone from Charles Krauthammer to Gene Robinson to Michael Gerson to Kathleen Parker has naturally had a say on the Islamic-Community-Center-near-Ground-Zero controversy. Meantime, Comic Riffs has waited for the nation's political cartoonists to...

By Michael Cavna  |  August 20, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  | Tags: Ed Stein, Jimmy Margulies, Mark Fiore, Michael Ramirez, Mike Luckovich, R.J. Matson, Rob Rogers, Steve Breen  
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Afghanistan Update: RALL and BORS file from the streets of Taloqan

(Images courtesy of Matt Bors) Political cartoonist Matt Bors told Comic Riffs this month that in traveling to Afghanistan during the war, he was seeking to talk "to the people it directly affects." What, he yearns to know, is...

By Michael Cavna  |  August 18, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General , The Graphic Novel , The Political Cartoon  | Tags: Matt Bors, Steven Cloud, Ted Rall  
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THE UNEXPENDABLES: Five picks for your Summer Reading List

Perhaps there's something notably nostalgic in the summer air -- what with Sylvester Stallone and crew rolling back the decades at the box office -- because as I pore over my August reading list, I find myself drawn to...

By Michael Cavna  |  August 17, 2010; 3:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  This Riffster's Reading List  | Tags: David Small, Joe Sacco, Jules Feiffer, Neil Gaiman, Will Eisner  
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BOX OFFICE: 'Toy Story 3' now Disney's biggest non-Depp film ever

With the weekend's final box-office numbers out this afternoon, it's official: "Toy Story 3" is now the most successful Disney film not to star Johnny Depp. Pixar/Disney's "Toy Story 3" has now grossed $940.1-million globally, according to boxofficemojo; the...

By Michael Cavna  |  August 16, 2010; 7:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Holly Word  | Tags: Shrek 2, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Toy Story 3  
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Getting ideas? Omaha political cartoonist JEFF KOTERBA relies on the newspaper, the pencil -- and coffee

Today, longtime Omaha World-Herald political cartoonist JEFF KOTERBA shares insights into his daily creative process. Listening to, and reading, Koterba on his site reminds anew that there are at least a handful of commonalities among more than a few...

By Michael Cavna  |  August 16, 2010; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  | Tags: Jeff Koterba, Omaha World Herald  
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BOX OFFICE: Scott Pilgrim can't defeat the ultimate 'evil' ex: The Ex-pendables

For its debut weekend, at least, "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" has "bob-ombed" at the box office. Edgar Wright's inventive film based on the Bryan Lee O'Malley graphic-novel series has a great pedigree and a passionate fanbase and much...

By Michael Cavna  |  August 15, 2010; 5:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  The Graphic Novel , The Holly Word  | Tags: Bryan Lee O'Malley, Edgar Wright, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World  
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