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Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/17/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': The five-strip process behind today's 'IMOGEN QUEST' comic

By Michael Cavna

Here are five 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 was today's cartoon a five-step process -- from sketch to edit to final submission?

"I think the five versions of the cartoon before it was accepted [by The Post] tell this story far better than I could," Walch tells Comic Riffs. So taking her cue, without further ado, here are the five iterations of today's toon:

THE PUBLISHED "IMOGEN QUEST":

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THE PATH TO A FINISHED STRIP:

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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 17, 2010; 12:01 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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Comments

Your 'find six differences' is better than Slylock Fox's.

Posted by: bupdaddy | September 19, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Olivia's gags are a little text-heavy, which is fine by me (I'll always pick a good pun over a visual gag, for example) but I'm surprised Post editors didn't ask her to do something about the text in the last panel (and that the text in the third panel got added back in). I can barely read these on my computer screen - I shudder to think what reading them in the print edition would do.

Typing that made me feel really old.

Posted by: RKaufman13 | September 20, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

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