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Comic Riffs: September 12, 2010 - September 18, 2010

ANIMATION OF THE DAY: Christine O'Donnell's Delaware Express

Taiwan's Next Media Animation continues to crank out its timely animations about the American political landscape. Now, the artists offer their take on the Election Day "Express." "A Tea Party insurgency has left rancor and discord within the GOP's...

By Michael Cavna  | September 18, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  The Animation  | Tags:  Christine O'Donnell, Next Action Media, Taiwan animation  
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'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': Let us pause for a moment of 'IMOGEN QUEST' nostalgia

Here's today's "IMOGEN QUEST" comic from Olivia Walch, the 21-year-old winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So, ho does Walch feel about this "old fave" that so many voters liked, too? "This one has a special...

By Michael Cavna  | September 18, 2010; 11:45 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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THE 9 LIVES OF THE WEEK'S TOP MEME: Avenging #MRVLCATS, Assemble!

Comic Riffs's favorite meme of the week has been sparked by cartoonist Chris Eliopoulos and spurred on by such colleagues as Katie Cook and Marvel.Com editor Ryan Penagos. They are: MRVLCATS! Yes, there are the superheroic felines -- if...

By Michael Cavna  | September 17, 2010; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz  | Tags:  Chris Eliopoulos, Katie Cook, MRVLCATS, Ryan Penagos  
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'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': The five-strip process behind today's 'IMOGEN QUEST' comic

Here are five versions of today's "IMOGEN QUEST" comic from Olivia Walch, the 21-year-old winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So, what's the story: Why was today's cartoon a five-step process -- from sketch to edit...

By Michael Cavna  | September 17, 2010; 12:01 PM 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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'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': See the 'Imogen Quest' comic that DIDN'T make today's paper

THE "UNSEEN" STRIP: THE PUBLISHED STRIP: Here are two versions of today's "IMOGEN QUEST" comic from Olivia Walch, the 21-year-old winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So, what's the story -- why did the cartoonist reject...

By Michael Cavna  | September 16, 2010; 1:45 PM 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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'Draw Muhammad' cartoonist MOLLY NORRIS changes name, goes into hiding at FBI's insistence [UPDATED]

Note: This report was originally published Sept. 15. Seattle Weekly announced Wednesday that it will no longer run Molly Norris's artwork. The newspaper is also reporting that legally, there is no more "Molly Norris." Norris -- the Seattle-based illustrator whose...

By Michael Cavna  | September 16, 2010; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  General, The Political Cartoon  | Tags:  Everybody Draw Muhammad Day, Molly Norris, Seattle Weekly  
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'HARK! A WINNER': 5 Highlights from this year's SPX convention

The Washington area's SMALL PRESS EXPO is awfully easy to like. The indie comics convention puts on no airs, except the distinct air of a communal vibe. Access to artists is easy, the lines are almost never ominous (the...

By Michael Cavna  | September 15, 2010; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Comic conventions  | Tags:  Ignatz Awards, SPX, Small Press Expo  
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'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': You want the story behind today's 'Imogen Quest'? FINE!

Here's today's "IMOGEN QUEST" comic from Olivia Walch, the 21-year-old winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So, what's the story, be it passive or aggressive, behind this comic? "I think this is one of the ones...

By Michael Cavna  | September 15, 2010; 12:30 PM 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 FUTURE OF SPORTS CARTOONING? Drew Litton debuts his 'Monday Night Football' animations on ESPN.com

You so rarely see sports cartoonists in the wild. They are nearly a vanished breed, though given their once-glorious perch, I prefer to think of them as more condor than dodo. Given the opportunity, they can still soar. Which...

By Michael Cavna  | September 14, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Animation  | Tags:  Drew Litton, ESPN.com, Rich Moyer  
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'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': The story behind today's 'IMOGEN QUEST' fits to a 'T'

Here's today's "IMOGEN QUEST" comic from Olivia Walch, the 21-year-old winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So, what's the story behind today's sly social commentary -- and will it fit on a T-shirt? "T-shirt collections are...

By Michael Cavna  | September 14, 2010; 10:00 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: TED RALL returns from Afghanistan, ready to draw upon his up-close encounters

(images courtesy of Ted Rall) A month ago, alt-political cartoonist and graphic novelist TED RALL heaed back to Afghanistan, where he traveled nearly a decade ago. This time, the author of "From Here to Afghanistan" was trekking unembedded with...

By Michael Cavna  | September 13, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists, The Graphic Novel, The Political Cartoon  | Tags:  Matt Bors, Steven Cloud, Ted Rall  
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'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': Behind the wall of today's 'IMOGEN QUEST'

Here's today's "IMOGEN QUEST" comic [click link to see image] from Olivia Walch, the 21-year-old winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So, what -- by the beard of Zeus -- is going on here? "In my...

By Michael Cavna  | September 13, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, The Comic Strip  | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist contest, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch  
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'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': The trippy (and true) story behind today's 'IMOGEN QUEST'

(click image to embiggen) Here's today's "IMOGEN QUEST" comic from Olivia Walch, the 21-year-old winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So just how tall is this little tale? "Any and all events described in 'Memories"'are 100...

By Michael Cavna  | September 12, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, The Comic Strip  | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist contest, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch  
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