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Comic Riffs Archive: The Comic Book

NEW STEPHEN KING COMIC: Bluewater teams with the master of macabre

(image courtesy of Bluewater Comics) First came the sizzle, now comes the steak. And given the author, make that steak blood-red. Earlier this week, Bluewater Comics announced that -- timed to the current trendy heat around Charlie Sheen --...

By Michael Cavna  | March 10, 2011; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Comic Book  | Tags:  Bluewater Comics, Stephen King  
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NEW CHARLIE SHEEN COMIC: First look at Bluewater's bio book

(image courtesy of Bluewater Comics) Why is Bluewater Comics releasing a Charlie Sheen bio-comic? Duh! Given the continued fascination from a large segment of the "can't-look-away" public, Sheen's ratings are still win-ning! (Or so Charlie might tweet.) The Vancouver,...

By Michael Cavna  | March 8, 2011; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  The Comic Book  | Tags:  Bluewater Comics, Charlie Sheen  
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Amid revolution, Arab cartoonists draw attention to their cause

Note: A somewhat truncated version of this article appears in the print edition of today's Washington Post. Comic-book translator DALIA ZIADA (image courtesy of Dalia Ziada) It was August of 2006 when Dalia Ziada, a young Egyptian writer, discovered her...

By Michael Cavna  | March 7, 2011; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  General, The Comic Book, The Political Cartoon  | Tags:  Amr Okasha, Arab cartoonists, Babak Rahimi, Dalia Ziada, Egypt cartoons, Emad Hajjaj, Jordan cartoons, Sherif Arafa  
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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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RIP, ANANT PAI: 'Father of Indian comics' dies at 81

There long was such a poignant quality to Anant Pai's creative rise through the power of the cartoon. Orphaned by age 2, the multilingual scholar rose to become a parental teacher of sorts for millions of children and, in...

By Michael Cavna  | February 25, 2011; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  General, The Comic Book  | Tags:  .Rang Rekha Features, Amar Chitra Katha, Anant Pai, Indian Comic-Con  
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RIP, DWAYNE McDUFFIE: Shocked fans, friends mourn the comics/animation force [UPDATED]

Tomorrow, Dwayne McDuffie had written on his blog, he planned to be celebrating the launch of Reggie Hudlin's new website at a signing alongside such Hudlin friends as Rashida Jones, Eriq LaSalle, Ziggy Marley and McDuffie's Milestone Media co-founder,...

By Michael Cavna  | February 22, 2011; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  General, Superheroes, The Comic Book  | Tags:  DC Entertainment, Damage Control, Dan DiDio, Dwayne McDuffie, Marvel Entertainment, Milestone Media, Reggie Hudlin, Static Shock, Tom Brevoort  
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