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Posted at 8:30 AM ET, 09/ 6/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': Why today's 'IMOGEN QUEST' comic is all Greek to us

By Michael Cavna

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Here's today's "Imogen Quest" comic from Olivia Walch, the winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So what's with all the allusions to ancient civilizations? Is the cartoonist spoofing, say, the very idea of cartoon "classics"?

"This was originally drawn for an all-Greco-Roman theme week," Walch tells Comic Riffs. "If you notice more than an average number of togas over the next three weeks, it's because they've been redistributed. That said, I suspect this happened all the time in Ancient Greece. Like, daily."

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  | September 6, 2010; 8:30 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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Love today's! I have always wondered why the only thing everybody is taught about architecture is the three orders of columns...LOL!

Posted by: Kas300 | September 6, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

If this Walch person WON the cartoon contest, I'm glad not to have seen the losers.

Crap, if you ask me.

Posted by: kinkysr | September 6, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

This is very good. Architecture has been too long an unexploited source of humor.

Posted by: markiethemarkster | September 6, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Very funny. Architecture has too long been unexploited as a source of humor.

Posted by: markiethemarkster | September 6, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Alanis Morissette, take note.

Posted by: olddog1 | September 6, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

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