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Posted at 1:45 PM ET, 09/16/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': See the 'Imogen Quest' comic that DIDN'T make today's paper

By Michael Cavna


THE "UNSEEN" STRIP:

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THE PUBLISHED STRIP:

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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 her earlier attempt for the one that was published in today's Post?

"I actually like the unpublished bears cartoon better than the one I [submitted]," Walch tells Comic Riffs. "But this one came from the first week I submitted, and three of the seven from that week would have prominently featured laptops had I included my preferred version.

"My concern," Walch continues, "was that: 1) people would think I only had one type of joke; and 2) people would realize how terrible I am at drawing laptops. They all look the same."

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 16, 2010; 1:45 PM 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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