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Comic Riffs: November 7, 2010 - November 13, 2010

ANIMATION OF THE DAY: Does new 2-D Winnie-the-Pooh beat a 3-D Yogi Bear?

Who knew Milne and Keane could sound so right for each other? The new trailer is out for next year's release of "Winnie the Pooh," and something about the warm 2-D rendering of Hundred Acre Wood and the lyrics...

By Michael Cavna  | November 12, 2010; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Animation  | Tags:  A.A. Milne, Keane, Winnie the Pooh, Yogi Bear  
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VETERANS DAY GAFFE: 'Garfield' creator Jim Davis apologizes for 'Stupid Day' gag

(click here for enlarged image) It's one of the perils of working months ahead, a cursed confluence that has befallen many a syndicated strip cartoonist. But it's especially unfortunate when it occurs on a date as poignantly important as...

By Michael Cavna  | November 11, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  The Comic Strip  | Tags:  Garfield, Jim Davis  
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Pink-slipping the Pulitzer: Editorial cartoonists are cut in Election Day's wake

(cartoon courtesy of Matt Davies) So much of the spectacle of elections involves watching political parties gain and lose seats, yet within hours of every Election Day, there is one seat that's grievously lost for good: the one in...

By Michael Cavna  | November 11, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  | Tags:  Marshall Ramsey, Matt Davies, Steve Greenberg  
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The Newspaper Will Be Satirized: 'NON SEQUITUR' skewers The Post

Universal UClick (click here to view enlarged image) "Non Sequitur" creator Wiley Miller has never been one to shy away from criticizing the very medium that has delivered his comic since 1991. Years before "The Daily Show" was even...

By Michael Cavna  | November 10, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Comic Strip  | Tags:  Muhammad cartoons, Non Sequitur, Universal UClick, Wiley Miller  
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Tonight's Twain Prize: Eight Things You Can Learn From TINA FEY

On Tuesday night, TINA FEY is scheduled to accept the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center. Fey, 40, is the prize's youngest recipient, but from performance to producing, her resume has been marching double-time since...

By Michael Cavna  | November 9, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  General  | Tags:  Kennedy Center, Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Tina Fey  
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ANIMATION OF THE DAY: Robert Downey Jr. voices new MR. PEANUT ad

Robert Downey Jr. has played his share of nut jobs, but this is likely the first time he's ever taken a nut job. In an ad that has just debuted on a Mr. Peanut Facebook page prior to spreading...

By Michael Cavna  | November 9, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Animation  | Tags:  Mr. Peanut, Robert Downey Jr.  
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Update: SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON registration set for Nov. 22

To us, it's as big an announcement as who will next wear the Superman suit (with or without the hoodie) or who his next big-screen villain might be: San Diego Comic-Con has now announced that attendee registration for the...

By Michael Cavna  | November 8, 2010; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con  | Tags:  San Diego Comic-Con 2011  
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INTRO OF THE DAY: 'Cul de Sac's' Thompson draws on the history of 'BARNEY GOOGLE'

(click here to see enlarged image) Who's the most important man this country ever knew? Who's the man our presidents tell all their troubles to? No, it isn't Mr. Bryan and it isn't Mr. Hughes; I'm mighty proud that...

By Michael Cavna  | November 8, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Comic Strip  | Tags:  Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, Billy DeBeck, Craig Yoe, Fred Laswell, John Rose, King Features, Richard Thompson  
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Box Office: 'MEGAMIND' wins record-setting holiday kickoff weekend

UPDATE: Megamind became the biggest blue character to hit the screen since the Na'vi, pacing a record-setting weekend. DreamWorks Animation's "Megamind" won the weekend by grossing $47.7-million at the domestic box office -- making it DWA's third film this...

By Michael Cavna  | November 7, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Holly Word  | Tags:  Despicable Me, Dreamworks Animation, How to Train Your Dragon, Megamind, Shrek Forever After  
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