Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
E-mail Michael  |  On Facebook: Comic Riffs  |  On Twitter: Comic Riffs  |  RSS Feeds RSS Feed
Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/ 1/2010

'Next Great Cartoonist': The real story behind today's IMOGEN QUEST comic

By Michael Cavna


IMQ0901.jpg (click image to embiggen)

Here's today's "Imogen Quest" comic from Olivia Walch, the winner of The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest." So just one question: What's up with the inspired slogan pillow?

"Slogan pillows are a great love of my life and have carried me through a lot of hard times," Walch tells Comic Riffs in sharing her behind-the-strip story.

"This cartoon," she continues wryly, "is based on a real event in my life, except that instead of exploring the arctic, I was shopping for back-to-school, and instead of the pillow saying 'Happiness is a journey...,' it said: 'If the shoe fits, buy it in every color.' "

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 1, 2010; 10:00 AM ET
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, The Comic Strip  | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist, Imogen Quest, Olivia Walch  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Bluewater's JUSTIN BIEBER comic book prompts lawsuit threat
Next: BEHIND THE STRIP: The real story of today's 'IMOGEN QUEST' comic


I'd just to say i've liked every one of the imogen quest comic strips since the post discovered it, including these recent ones...i really hope olivia walch gets a syndication deal soon. there are so few good strips out there, i'd hate to see this one disappear.

Posted by: bob4321 | September 1, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

This continues to be truly excellent. Here's another vote for a syndication deal. Would love to see this running in place of, say, Barney & Clyde. Or better, Prickly City.

Posted by: Alan_A | September 1, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company