THE YEAR IN COMIC RIFFS: What most resonated with readers in 2010
Which Comic Riffs pieces resonated the most with readers in 2010?
Our Webcomic of the Decade vote, we learned this week, was one of The Post's 25 most-read blog items of 2010. But many of the most popular articles were national news stories, poignant remembrances and anniversaries and, occasionally, simply a fond tribute to a cartoonist or comic creation.
As we turn the calendar on 2010, we take a look back at what 'Riffs readers most liked and shared these past dozen months, based largely on e-mails, calls and social-media feedback. They are:
1. How "A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS" was born 45 years ago.
2. Seattle artist MOLLY NORRIS distances herself from "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day" and, after a death threat, changes her name and shields her identity.
3. Virginia college student OLIVIA WALCH shares her story after she wins The Post's America's Next Great Cartoonist contest.
8. AQUAMAN DOWN: A collection of top BP Spill cartoons taps into the roiling controversy, and Pulitzer-winning cartoonist STEVE BREEN travels to the Gulf to create political cartoons out of actual BP crude.
11. COMIC STRIP CHANGES: CATHY GUISEWITE announces the end of her Reuben-winning strip "Cathy" after 37 years. And earlier in the year, "JUDGE PARKER" artist EDUARDO BARRETO is gravely ill (and is subsequently replaced by MIKE MANLEY) -- prompting strong responses from readers.
| January 1, 2011; 1:15 PM ET
Categories: America's Next Great Cartoonist, General, Interviews With Cartoonists, Superheroes, The Animation, The Comic Book, The Comic Strip, The Graphic Novel, The Political Cartoon, The Webcomic
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