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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/ 1/2010

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

By Michael Cavna


"IMOGEN QUEST":

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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 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  
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Comments

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

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