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Comic Riffs: November 21, 2010 - November 27, 2010

WEBCOMIC OF THE WEEK: The 'xkcd' guest heads to the Smithsonian

While the brilliant "xkcd" creator Randall Munroe takes a break for personal reasons, some gifted cartoonists are offering their surrogate stick-figures on his site. Among the replacement workers have been Jeph Jacques ("Questionable Content") and Bill Amend ("Fox Trot")....

By Michael Cavna  | November 27, 2010; 8:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Webcomic  | Tags:  Bill Amend, Jeph Jacques, Randall Munroe, Zach Weiner, xkcd  
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ANIMATION OF THE DAY: 'Black Friday' brings out the smashmouth shoppers

John Madden meets "The Matrix" in the latest comedic video from the Taiwanese studio Next Media Animation. In "World Pins Hopes on Black Friday," the bull-rushing shoppers are quick to engage in hand-to-hand combat over a cheesy tchotchke. One...

By Michael Cavna  | November 24, 2010; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Animation  
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TRAILER OF THE DAY: Berkeley Breathed's 'Mars Needs Moms,' Disney-style

Comic Riffs has wondered since it was announced: Just how would Berkeley Breathed's children's book "Mars Needs Moms" look as a Disney film, as produced by Robert Zemeckis? Might the style look like Zemeckis's "The Polar Express," perhaps, or...

By Michael Cavna  | November 24, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Animation, The Holly Word  | Tags:  Berkeley Breathed, Disney, Mars Needs Moms, Robert Zemeckis  
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Politico cartoonist MATT WUERKER 'thrilled' to get Berryman Award

A cartoon from the winning portfolio. (courtesy of Matt Wuerker) The National Press Foundation has just announced that Politico cartoonist Matt Wuerker has won the prestigious Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for editorial cartooning. "I'm thrilled to...

By Michael Cavna  | November 22, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  | Tags:  Daryl Cagle, Jimmy Margulies, Matt Wuerker, Steve Breen, Tom Toles  
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SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2011: Today's registration again delayed

Never mind the San Diego Convention Center. Comic-Con International has now outgrown even its own website. For the second time in recent weeks, the Con has had to delay attendee registration for the 2011 event over systemic problems. Registration...

By Michael Cavna  | November 22, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con  | Tags:  San Diego Comic-Con International  
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DON'T TOUCH MY JUNK: Best of the TSA body search cartoons [*Updated]

It's an emotional, hot-button brouhaha that -- like some happy-handed grand poobah of airport pat-downs -- pretty much touches us all. From actual body scans to John Tyner's sudden "folk hero" status -- his four-word rebel yell striking a...

By Michael Cavna  | November 22, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  | Tags:  TSA cartoons  
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