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IMAGE OF THE DAY: Tom Richmond talks of unveiled NCS Reubens art

Reubens luminaries Gammill, Doty, Blechman, Keane, Pastis and Thompson. (image courtesy of TOM RICHMOND) If Reuben-nominated cartoonists Stephan Pastis and Richard Thompson suddenly give MAD artist Tom Richmond the silent treatment, now we'll know why. Richmond, the ever-talented caricaturist,...

By Michael Cavna  | March 5, 2011; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Comic conventions, General  | Tags:  Glen Keane, NCS Reuben Awards, R.O. Blechman, Richard Thompson, Roy Doty, Stephan Pastis, Tom Gammill, Tom Richmond  
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'HARK! A WINNER': 5 Highlights from this year's SPX convention

The Washington area's SMALL PRESS EXPO is awfully easy to like. The indie comics convention puts on no airs, except the distinct air of a communal vibe. Access to artists is easy, the lines are almost never ominous (the...

By Michael Cavna  | September 15, 2010; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Comic conventions  | Tags:  Ignatz Awards, SPX, Small Press Expo  
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D.C.'s cartoon riches: INTERVENTION and SPX cons kick off this weekend

It's an embarrassment of comic riches in the D.C. area this weekend. One day after SPX guests Richard Thompson ("Cul de Sac") and Keith Knight ("The Knight Life," "The K Chronicles") were speaking at the Politics & Prose bookstore,...

By Michael Cavna  | September 10, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Comic conventions  | Tags:  Dean Haspiel, Intervention Con, Jaime Hernandez, Kate Beaton, Keith Knight, Raina Telgemeier, Richard Thompson, Small Press Expo DC  
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FRANK CHO UPDATE: Oil painting sells at Comic-Con auction for $10K

(Images courtesy of Frank Cho) Some Frank Cho fans at Baltimore Comic-Con wanted Brandy and Dean sketches. For Cho, though, a high point was doing his oil painting. "I finished the painting at the show," Cho tells Comic Riffs....

By Michael Cavna  | August 31, 2010; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Comic conventions  | Tags:  Baltimore Comic-Con 2010, Frank Cho  
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The 'Riffs Interview: Comic artist CLIFF CHIANG offers an insider's tour of Neil Young's 'Greendale'

(Images courtesy of Vertigo / DC Comics Comic artist and editor CLIFF CHIANG is accustomed to working in the action stories of Human Target and The Spectre and Green Arrow/Black Canary. So when legendary rocker Neil Young came calling,...

By Michael Cavna  | August 29, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Comic conventions, Interviews With Cartoonists, The Graphic Novel  | Tags:  Baltimore Comic-Con 2010, Cliff Chiang, Dave Stewart, Joshua Dysart, Neil Young  
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BALTIMORE COMIC-CON: Has it become the supreme antidote to San Diego?

Hard past the harbor, San Diego was once a dreamboat. Its event, San Diego Comic-Con, was still an ingenue, too young and humble to know just how charming it was. Then worldliness, as it must to all wildly popular...

By Michael Cavna  | August 27, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Comic conventions  | Tags:  Baltimore Comic-Con, Cliff Chiang, Dean Haspiel, Frank Cho, Jerry Robinson, Marc Nathan, Scott Kurtz, Tom Brevoort  
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