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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 08/30/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': Post winner's 'IMOGEN QUEST' begins monthlong run here

By Michael Cavna


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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 gag-cartoon entry, "IMOGEN QUEST" -- as the contest's "America's Next Great Cartoonist."

By winning the contest, Walch -- a 21-year-old math and biophysics major at the College of William and Mary -- received a $1,000 prize. She also won exposure: A month's run of strips begins appearing today on Page-2 of The Post's Style section, as well as on Comic Riffs.

As Walch said of the win: "This contest has opened up a whole new world for me." She has spent the past six weeks working closely with Style and Washington Post Writers Group editors to prepare "Imogen Quest" for publication.

Now, you can follow her work daily -- here and in Style. And your feedback is welcome -- feel free to share it below.

By Michael Cavna  | August 30, 2010; 11:30 AM ET
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, The Comic Strip  | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch  
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A week ago the WaPo said that Frazz was being suspended for a week and we should read it online. Now they are running last week's episodes this week. Do you all intend to stay a week behind until next year and then drop 2 weeks behind??

Posted by: olddog1 | August 30, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

>> olddog1:

The KidsPost section says re "Frazz": "The strips going forward for the rest of the week will be current."


Posted by: Michael Cavna | August 30, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Funny! Off to a great start.

Posted by: KeithW2 | August 30, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

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