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Comic Riffs: August 29, 2010 - September 4, 2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': Walch shares today's 'IMOGEN QUEST' comic

(click image to embiggen) Here's today's "Imogen Quest" comic from Olivia Walch, the winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." Or, or Walch sums up her own life observation to Comic Riffs: "Difficult texts: Still easier than...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 4, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist , The Comic Strip  | Tags: America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch  
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The 'Riffs Interview: 'PENNY ARCADE' artist Mike Krahulik talks success, charity & today's PAX

It's been a good year for the "Penny Arcade" guys. Their online reality show "Penny Arcade: The Series" debuted in February. They released their sparkling milestone collection, "The Splendid Magic of Penny Arcade: The 11.5 Anniversary Edition" early this...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 3, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists , The Webcomic  | Tags: Jerry Holkins, Mike Krahulik, PAX, Penny Arcade  
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'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': Walch's story behind today's 'IMOGEN QUEST' strip

(click image to embiggen) Here's today's "Imogen Quest" comic from Olivia Walch, the winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So what can we read into seeing this new character Jenny for the second straight day? "Another...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 3, 2010; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist , The Comic Strip  | Tags: America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch  
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THE GLENN BECK CARTOONS: Honestly, who best invokes Abe?

When political cartoonists strive to make a power-through-simplicity statement, they sometimes reach for the nearest large icon -- an emblem already imbued with poignant meaning. So when it came to commenting upon last weekend's Glenn Beck rally, many editorial...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 2, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  | Tags: Bruce Plante, Clay Bennett, John Cole, John Darkow, Mike Luckovich, Randy Bish, Taylor Jones  
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BEHIND THE STRIP: The real story of today's 'IMOGEN QUEST' comic

(click image to embiggen) Here's today's "Imogen Quest" comic from Olivia Walch, the winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So, we've got two simple questions: (1) Is Jenny going to become a central character; and (2)...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 2, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist , The Comic Strip  | Tags: America's Next Great Cartoonist, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch  
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'Next Great Cartoonist': The real story behind today's IMOGEN QUEST comic

"IMOGEN QUEST": (click image to embiggen) Here's today's "Imogen Quest" comic from Olivia Walch, the winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So just one question: What's up with the inspired slogan pillow? "Slogan pillows are a...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 1, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist , The Comic Strip  | Tags: America's Next Great Cartoonist, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch  
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Bluewater's JUSTIN BIEBER comic book prompts lawsuit threat

Comic Riffs reported last month that Justin Bieber was getting his own comic book, courtesy of the Vancouver-based publisher Bluewater Productions. Now, a Los Angeles attorney is saying: Not so fast. Bluewater publisher Darren G. Davis tells Comic Riffs...

By Michael Cavna  |  August 31, 2010; 10:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Comic Book , The Holly Word  | Tags: Bluewater Comics, Darren G. Davis, Kenneth Feinswog, Revolutionary Comics  
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FRANK CHO UPDATE: Oil painting sells at Comic-Con auction for $10K

(Images courtesy of Frank Cho) Some Frank Cho fans at Baltimore Comic-Con wanted Brandy and Dean sketches. For Cho, though, a high point was doing his oil painting. "I finished the painting at the show," Cho tells Comic Riffs....

By Michael Cavna  |  August 31, 2010; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Comic conventions  | Tags: Baltimore Comic-Con 2010, Frank Cho  
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'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': Today's 'IMOGEN QUEST' comic

"IMOGEN QUEST": (click image to embiggen) Here's today "Imogen Quest" comic from Olivia Walch, the winner of The Post's "America's Next Cartoonist Contest." As for her computer-themed humor, Walch notes that not only does she draw her comics digitally,...

By Michael Cavna  |  August 31, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist , The Comic Strip  | Tags: America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch  
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'RHYMES WITH ORANGE': Rina Piccolo fills us in on her Hilary Price fill-in

(Rina Piccolo / King Features Syndicate) Some newspaper cartoonists simply run repeats when they go on vacation. "Rhymes With Orange" creator Hilary Price, on the other hand, allows other cartoonists to feature their wares within her comic-strip walls. Price...

By Michael Cavna  |  August 30, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists , The Comic Strip  | Tags: Hilary Price, Rhymes With Orange, Rina Piccolo  
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'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': Post winner's 'IMOGEN QUEST' begins monthlong run here

"IMOGEN QUEST": (click here to embiggen) Here they are, your winner's cartoons. After two rounds of voting, some 500 entries and 8,000 votes, you'll recall, Washington Post readers last month chose Olivia Walch -- on the strength of her...

By Michael Cavna  |  August 30, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist , The Comic Strip  | Tags: America's Next Great Cartoonist, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch  
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BOX OFFICE: 'Toy Story 3' tops $1-billion; 'Avatar' extends record

"To one billion -- and beyond!" "Toy Story 3" has officially done it: By earning millions more this weekend, the Disney/Pixar film has surpassed the billion-dollar mark in worldwide gross -- the first animated film to do so. The...

By Michael Cavna  |  August 29, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Animation , The Holly Word  
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The 'Riffs Interview: Comic artist CLIFF CHIANG offers an insider's tour of Neil Young's 'Greendale'

(Images courtesy of Vertigo / DC Comics Comic artist and editor CLIFF CHIANG is accustomed to working in the action stories of Human Target and The Spectre and Green Arrow/Black Canary. So when legendary rocker Neil Young came calling,...

By Michael Cavna  |  August 29, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Comic conventions , Interviews With Cartoonists , The Graphic Novel  | Tags: Baltimore Comic-Con 2010, Cliff Chiang, Dave Stewart, Joshua Dysart, Neil Young  
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