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Comic Riffs Archive: Interviews With Cartoonists

The 'Riffs Interview: 12 Secrets of the insanely viral 'OATMEAL' creator Matthew Inman

MATTHEW INMAN shares at least one striking trait with Mark Zuckerberg, beyond the fact they are once-introverted, sandy-haired, whipsmart men in their 20s. Both the Facebook founder and the founder of "THE OATMEAL" seem to understand their missions on...

By Michael Cavna  | March 11, 2011; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists, The Webcomic, This Riffster's Reading List  | Tags:  Andrews McMeel, Matthew Inman, The Oatmeal  
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The 'Riffs Interview: 'MARS NEEDS MOMS' author Berkeley Breathed buckles in for Hollywood voyage

THE THREE FACES OF MILO: Berkeley Breathed's real-life son [from left]; Breathed's rendering of his Milo character for the picture book "Mars Needs Moms"; and Milo the boy hero in the new Disney film of the same name. (images...

By Michael Cavna  | March 11, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists, The Holly Word  | Tags:  Berkeley Breathed, Bloom County, Mars Needs Moms, Opus, Robert Zemeckis, Simon Wells, Wendy Wells  
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The 'Riffs Interview: Post syndicate launches Donna Lewis's 'REPLY ALL' today

NOTE: "Reply All" creator Donna A. Lewis will take reader questions during a Post.com live chat today at 1 p.m. You can go to this link to read and participate. For many years, Baltimore native DONNA A. LEWIS was more...

By Michael Cavna  | February 28, 2011; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists, The Comic Strip  | Tags:  Amy Lago, Donna A. Lewis, Reply All, Washington Post Writers Group  
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'ZUCKERBERG' writer likes 'Social Network's' Oscars chances tonight

Jerome Maida's mission wasn't entirely dissimilar from that of Oscar-nominated "Social Network" screenwriter Aaron Sorkin: By dint of research and glint of imagination, their job was to create a fleshed-out story that spins the largely mysterious person and caricatured...

By Michael Cavna  | February 27, 2011; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  General, Interviews With Cartoonists, The Comic Book  | Tags:  Aaron Sorkin, Bluewater Comics, Hayden 5 Media, Jerome Maida, Mark Zuckerberg, Sal Field  
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The 'Riffs Interview: 'FRAZZ' creator Jef Mallett on art, childhood -- and inspiration at the 10-year mark

(Editor's note: A shorter version of this interview appears in today's print edition of KidsPost.) JEF MALLET AT THE BOARD (photos by Jeffrey Sauger for The Washington Post) Neither Jef Mallett nor his comic-strip avatar, Frazz, has children, but...

By Michael Cavna  | February 27, 2011; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists, The Comic Strip  | Tags:  Frazz, Jef Mallett  
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'OBAMA NATION' artist decries MSNBC rant about 'racist obscenity' cartoon

"THE LAST WORD": Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Artist Batton Lash says he's fair game for criticism over his controversial "Obama Nation" cartoon. What Lash now calls out-of-bounds, though, is the extent...

By Michael Cavna  | February 18, 2011; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists, The Political Cartoon  | Tags:  Andrew Breitbart, Batton Lash, James Hudnall, Lawrence O'Donnell, Obama Nation  
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Older Entries in This Category »

STAN LEE reacts to big-screen Spider-Man's new look, Michael Cavna , February 16, 2011
STAN LEE gets a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Michael Cavna , January 4, 2011
'RIFFS IN REVIEW: The Top Comics Quotes of 2010, Michael Cavna , January 3, 2011
Remembering Comic-Con co-founder Shel Dorf , The Reliable Source , November 7, 2009
The Interview: Archie Comics EIC Victor Gorelick, Michael Cavna , August 19, 2009
The Interview: 'Zits' Co-Creator Jerry Scott, Michael Cavna , August 6, 2009
The Interview: "Maus's" Art Spiegelman, Michael Cavna , May 5, 2009
The Interview: DC Comics's Dan DiDio, Michael Cavna , April 9, 2009
The Twitter Interview: Cartoonist Daryl Cagle, Michael Cavna , April 2, 2009
The Interview: Animator Bryan Brinkman, Michael Cavna , March 23, 2009
The Interview: 'Dilbert' Creator Scott Adams, Michael Cavna , January 29, 2009
Obama the Comic Superstar: Stan Lee Explains All..., Michael Cavna , January 14, 2009
Fave Fan Anecdotes: 'Pickles' & 'Candorville', Michael Cavna , December 26, 2008
Fave Fan Anecdotes: 'The Buckets' & 'Big Nate' , Michael Cavna , December 24, 2008
The Interview: 'Candorville' Cartoonist Darrin Bell, Michael Cavna , December 17, 2008
The Interview: Pixar Animator Angus MacLane, Michael Cavna , December 11, 2008
The Interview: "Mutts" Cartoonist Patrick McDonnell, Michael Cavna , December 8, 2008
The Interview: "Watchmen's" Dave Gibbons, Michael Cavna , November 20, 2008
The Interview: "Opus's" Berkeley Breathed, Michael Cavna , October 22, 2008
The Interview: Alt-Political Cartoonist Ted Rall, Michael Cavna , October 2, 2008
The Interview: "Iron Man" Writer Matt Fraction, Michael Cavna , October 1, 2008
The Interview: Comic-Book Writer Grant Morrison, Michael Cavna , September 25, 2008
The Interview: HBO Animator Steve Dildarian, Michael Cavna , September 19, 2008
The Interview: Jim Borgman of 'Zits', Michael Cavna , September 9, 2008
The Interview: 'Hulk' Writer Jeph Loeb, Michael Cavna , September 3, 2008
The Interview: "Cul de Sac's" Richard Thompson, Michael Cavna , August 18, 2008
The Interview: Political Cartoonist Steve Breen, Michael Cavna , August 5, 2008
The Interview: Marvel Comics' Joe Quesada, Michael Cavna , July 24, 2008
Garry Trudeau: The Interview, Michael Cavna , July 15, 2008
 
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