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Posted at 9:30 AM ET, 08/31/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': Today's 'IMOGEN QUEST' comic

By Michael Cavna

"IMOGEN QUEST":

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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, but also that her father (Mark Anthony Walch) is a software executive, and mom (Sharon Murphy Walch) is a grade-school technology teacher.

If you have feedback about "Imogen Quest's" monthlong run in Style and on Comic Riffs, feel free to share your impressions.

By Michael Cavna  | August 31, 2010; 9:30 AM ET
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, The Comic Strip  | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch  
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Comments

It is always interesting to see how cartoonists work at their drawing boards, so it would be interesting to see by comparison how Olivia Walch draws her cartoons digitally. Might she post a video of the process sometime?

Posted by: seismic-2 | August 31, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

A video of Olivia at work is available here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2010/07/15/VI2010071504497.html

Plus, check out more of America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest at http://www.washingtonpost.com/greatcartoonist

Posted by: sarah_marston | August 31, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

I am going to check out the video tonight.

I too produce my strip digitally... BUT I hand draw everything. I love a good brushstroke. You just cannot get that on a computer. I draw my scenes and characters and then scan it. Text and shading are all computerized... sorry purists but Dave has HORRIBLE handwriting... I should have been a doctor but I wound up here... I don't have to look good, I just have to be clear...

Posted by: FugCheese | August 31, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

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