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Comic Riffs: September 19, 2010 - September 25, 2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': The heavenly story behind today's 'IMOGEN QUEST'

As we careen toward the end of its monthlong run, 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 comic? "Every time an...

By Michael Cavna  | September 25, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, The Comic Strip  | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist contest, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch  
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MOLLY NORRIS UPDATE: U.S. Muslim leader defends rights of both 'Draw Muhammad' cartoonist, targeted cleric al-Aulaqi

This week, The American Muslim published a petition to support such cartoonists as "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day" illustrator Molly Norris and "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The petition, titled "A Defense of Free Speech by American...

By Michael Cavna  | September 24, 2010; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  | Tags:  Arsalan Bukhari, Everybody Draw Muhammad Day, Molly Norris, South Park  
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'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': 'Imogen Quest' takes up arms against the Swiss

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 -- if not the meta-story -- behind today's comic? "I hope nobody from the Swiss Guard...

By Michael Cavna  | September 24, 2010; 9:30 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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PUTTING THE 'L.A.' in 'JLA': How might DC superheroes fare in their new California digs?

On Monday, anticipating DC's announcement this week of at least a partial relocation to Hollywood, Comic Riffs asked several creators about the move. Specifically, we wanted to know: What impact would the migration have not on the cartoonists or...

By Michael Cavna  | September 23, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, Superheroes, The Comic Book, The Holly Word  | Tags:  Cliff Chiang, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Dean Trippe, Frank Cho  
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'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': The Sphinxian story behind today's 'IMOGEN QUEST'

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 -- or "not" the story -- behind today's comic? "I actually didn't even bother to count...

By Michael Cavna  | September 23, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, The Comic Strip  | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch  
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NEWSPAPER CUTS: Florida editorial cartoonist ED GAMBLE is laid off

(courtesy Florida Times-Union) Veteran political cartoonist Ed Gamble has lost his job at the Florida Times-Union, the newspaper reported Wednesday. Gamble's part-time position was eliminated as the Times-Union laid off 26 employees, or roughly 6 percent of its workforce,...

By Michael Cavna  | September 22, 2010; 7:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  | Tags:  Ed Gamble, Florida Times-Union, King Features  
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'GOOD GRIEF, HARRY REID': GQ satirists spoof midterm elections through the power of comic panels

Political pop quiz: What nationally known colorful character with Midwestern roots gives off a tint even more orange than ultra-tanned Ohio Republican John Boehner? If you said Garfield the cat, congratulations: Your thinking is right in line -- creatively...

By Michael Cavna  | September 22, 2010; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Comic Strip, The Political Cartoon  | Tags:  Anthony King, GQ Magazine, R. Sikoryak, Scott Brown  
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IN SUPPORT OF MOLLY NORRIS: Pulitzer winner draws line against fatwa

(courtesy of WPWG) Responding to last week's news that "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day" cartoonist Molly Norris had gone into hiding at the FBI's urging, Philadelphia Daily News editorial cartoonist Signe Wilkinson has made a statement with her ink-dipped sword....

By Michael Cavna  | September 22, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  | Tags:  Everybody Draw Muhammad Day, Molly Norris, Signe Wilkinson, political cartoons  
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OBAMA and PALIN share a milkshake? Archie serves up one intriguing 'straw poll'

(images courtesy of Archie Comics) We've grown accustomed to a lot of changes in Riverdale. We've watched Archie, Betty and Veronica share a three-way malted. We've seen this year's debut of gay character Kevin Keller. And we've witnessed last...

By Michael Cavna  | September 22, 2010; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Comic Book  | Tags:  Archie Comics, Barack Obama, Sarah Palin  
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'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': How the artist builds a better 'IMOGEN QUEST'

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 the construction of today's comic? "A Frank Lloyd Wright joke!" Walch says to Comic Riffs....

By Michael Cavna  | September 22, 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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BATMAN GOES BICOASTAL: DC Comics multimedia heads to Hollywood! (*DC publishing to stay in Gotham)

After months of swirling relocation rumors, DC Comics on Tuesday clarified the big picture for us all: DC the comics media empire will geographically divide its operations and go bicoastal. It will also shutter its WildStorm imprint. DC Entertainment,...

By Michael Cavna  | September 21, 2010; 9:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, The Comic Book, The Holly Word  | Tags:  DC Entertainment, Dan DiDio, Dean Haspiel, Diane Nelson, Geoff Johns, Jeff Robinov, Jim Lee, Joe Kubert, Ryan Reynolds  
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THE MOUSE THAT SCORED: GPO publishes its own comic book (*starring Gutenberg!)

(courtesy of the GPO) How do you get young readers weaned on videogames particularly interested in the centuries-old history of printing -- get the "Halo" generation intrigued by Gutenberg? If you're the Government Printing Office, you print your own comic...

By Michael Cavna  | September 21, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  The Comic Book  | Tags:  Government Printing Office, James Cameron, Nick Crawford, Squeaks Discovers Type  
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'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': How to make 5 bucks off of today's 'IMOGEN QUEST'!

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 -- if not the meta-story -- behind today's comic? "Two meta-jokes in as many days?" Walch...

By Michael Cavna  | September 21, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, The Comic Strip  | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist contest, Olivia Walch, imogen Quest  
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'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': 'IMOGEN QUEST' creator never met-a gag she didn't like

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 -- if not the meta-story -- behind today's comic? "I stated from the the beginning that...

By Michael Cavna  | September 21, 2010; 9:30 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': Et tu, IMOGEN? Here's the backstory that just 'kills'

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 the comic? "Another classical civilization one!" Walch tells Comic Riffs. "I was watching a lot...

By Michael Cavna  | September 20, 2010; 11:30 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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