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


By Michael Cavna


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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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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:

Plus, check out more of America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest at

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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