Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
E-mail Michael  |  On Facebook: Comic Riffs  |  On Twitter: Comic Riffs  |  RSS Feeds RSS Feed

Comic Riffs: January 2, 2011 - January 8, 2011

2011 RIFFY AWARDS: Vote now for Best Comic of the Year...

We put out the call for your nominations. The question: What was the Best Comic (Any Medium) in 2010? Today, having tallied your most nominated comics, we announce the six finalists for the big 2011 Riffy Award. They are:...

By Michael Cavna  | January 7, 2011; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  The Riffy Awards  | Tags:  2011 Riffy Awards, Cul de Sac, Dilbert, Doonesbury, Jesus and Mo, Pearls Before Swine, xkcd  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

THE BEST IN COMICS: Time to vote from these nominees...

In recent weeks, Comic Riffs asked readers to nominate their favorite comics and animations from 2010. From webcomics to feature films, we received hundreds of Riffy Award nominations, from which we've culled the finalists that received the most mentions....

By Michael Cavna  | January 6, 2011; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  General, The Animation, The Comic Book, The Comic Strip, The Riffy Awards, The Webcomic  | Tags:  Best Comics of 2010, Riffy Awards  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

HAYAO MIYAZAKI's 70th birthday: Fans honor the legendary animator

The great Hayao Miyazaki-san & the men of Disney/Pixar in 2009. Immediately to the right of Miyazaki is Pixar founder John Lasseter. (Photo: Michael Cavna/The Washington Post) The hall sat hushed just moments after a thunderous ovation. Fans didn't...

By Michael Cavna  | January 5, 2011; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  The Animation  | Tags:  Hayao Miyazaki, John Lasseter  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

STAN LEE gets a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

(Photo: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images) Stan Lee has helped build iconic comics characters out of stone, sand and adamantium. On Tuesday, the Marvel mastermind conquered concrete. Lee has just received a star on the Walk of Fame sidewalk in front...

By Michael Cavna  | January 4, 2011; 6:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists, Superheroes, The Holly Word  | Tags:  Gill Champion, Stan Lee, Todd McFarlane  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

MARVEL MOVES: Axel Alonso takes the reins as editor-in-chief

Calling all Marvel fans: Axel Alonso is your new editor-in-chief. Marvel Worldwide announced today that Alonso has been promoted to the EiC's seat, putting him in charge of "all day-to-day aspects of Marvel's publishing division." According to the announcement...

By Michael Cavna  | January 4, 2011; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, General, The Comic Book, The Graphic Novel  | Tags:  Axel Alonso, Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada, Marvel Entertainment, Tom Brevoort  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

The Riff: Why DC Comics is right to bring back the letters columns of yore

Dear DC Editors: Although I am a die-hard comics fan, I haven't written to your letters page in years, mostly because -- and I hold this to be no small correlation -- you haven't had a letters page in...

By Michael Cavna  | January 4, 2011; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  The Comic Book  | Tags:  DC Comics, David Hyde, Jim Burke, T.M. Maple  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

'RIFFS IN REVIEW: The Top Comics Quotes of 2010

Some artists thrilled at surprise Oscar nominations and Pulitzer Prize victories. Some comic-strip creators such as Garry Trudeau marked anniversaries, while others like Cathy Guisewite called it a career from daily syndication. And some cartoonists traveled to Afghanistan to...

By Michael Cavna  | January 3, 2011; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists  | Tags:  Comics Quotes of 2010  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

'Riffs in Review: Remembering 10 cartooning greats who died in 2010

From such authentic street bards as Harvey Pekar and John Callahan to Pulitzer-winning political firebrands like Paul Conrad, some cartooning greats died in 2010. Here is what Comic Riffs and others said about 10 of these talents: TV animator...

By Michael Cavna  | January 3, 2011; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  General  | Tags:  Alex Anderson, Alex Johns, Frank Frazetta, Harvey Pekar, John Callahan, Leo Cullum, Paul Conrad, Satoshi Kon  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

'Riffs in Review: Top OBAMA cartoons from 2010

Be they liberal or conservative or perched somewhere moderately between, political cartoonists of all stripes naturally keep 1600 Penn at the forefront of their mental address book: From any direction, the White House remains a requisite true-North for occupational...

By Michael Cavna  | January 3, 2011; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  | Tags:  Darrin Bell, Garry Trudeau, Jack Ohman, Jeff Stahler, Lisa Benson, Matt Wuerker, Michael Ramirez, Next Media Animation, Obama cartoons, Steve Kelley, Tom Toles  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company