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Comic Riffs: October 24, 2010 - October 30, 2010

The 'Riffs Interview: 'American Vampire's' SCOTT SNYDER on vampires, Vertigo & collaborator Stephen King

(DC Comics/Vertigo) Unlike his tag-team partner in vampiric crime, SCOTT SNYDER does not strike a pose that embodies the macabre. Stephen King, of course, sometimes likes to glower at the viewer of his publicity stills, fulfilling our visual expectation...

By Michael Cavna  | October 28, 2010; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists, The Comic Book  | Tags:  American Vampire, Jim Lee, Rafael Albuquerque, Scott Snyder, Stephen King  
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Georgetown talk: Pulitzer cartoonist MARK FIORE on the midterms, Meg Whitman & good ol' Mark Twain

It's no overstatement to say that MARK FIORE has had a career year. Last December, the Bay Area-based freelance cartoonist was trying to persuade new clients to buy his political animations and trying to convince the good folks at...

By Michael Cavna  | October 27, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists  | Tags:  Georgetown University, Mark Fiore, Pulitzer Prizes, political cartooning  
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THIS JUST IN: The title of the new BATMAN film is...

(Warner Bros./DC) This just in: The current visionary for the Batman franchise, Christopher Nolan, tells Geoff Boucher over at Hero Complex that the title of his third Batman film will be (let's look to the skies) ... "The Dark...

By Michael Cavna  | October 27, 2010; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Superheroes, The Holly Word  
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James and the Giant Addiction: Cameron announces 'AVATAR' 2 & 3

Mission: Intervention, we are sad to announce, has failed. James Cameron -- aka The Avatar Addict -- has now decided that his next two films will be "Avatars" 2 and 3, 20th Century Fox -- aka The Great Enabler...

By Michael Cavna  | October 27, 2010; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, The Holly Word  | Tags:  Avatar, James Cameron  
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In Memoriam: New Yorker cartoonist LEO CULLUM's warm and witty legacy

(courtesy of the New Yorker) There's the stereotype of the gag cartoonist as a somewhat maladjusted shut-in, forever shackled to a drawing board and a deadline, let out only for book tours and comics conventions. Then, as the one-man...

By Michael Cavna  | October 26, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Gag Cartoons, Interviews With Cartoonists  | Tags:  Art Spiegelman, Barry Blitt, Drew Dernavich, Leo Cullum, Liza Donnelly, Matthew Diffee, Roz Chast, The New Yorker  
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Hokey Smoke! Our Top-15 'Rocky & Bullwinkle' Quotes (*RIP, Alex Anderson)

ALEX ANDERSON's cartooning career made for one fractured fairy tale. It's a story as old as Aesop: An idea is created, and the share of credit or commerce overly goes to one person instead of another. And in the...

By Michael Cavna  | October 25, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  The Animation  | Tags:  Alex Anderson, Jay Ward, Rocky and Bullwinkle  
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