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WILL EISNER'S GOOGLE LOGO: Doodle marks 'The Spirit' creator's 94th birthday

For comics fans, today's image may well be Google's greatest "Doodle" yet. The latest Google logo celebrates what would have been the 94th birthday of one of the cartooning world's towering legends, Will Eisner. The home-page "doodle" -- as...

By Michael Cavna  | March 6, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  General, The Comic Strip, The Graphic Novel  | Tags:  A Contract With God, Google Doodle, The Spirit, Will Eisner  
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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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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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BIG NEWS: United Media to outsource syndication to Universal Uclick [UPDATED]

In a seismic shift in the newspaper syndicate world, Universal Uclick will take over syndication services for the 150 comics and other features handled by United Media, the companies announced this morning. Under the outsourcing deal, the Kansas City-based...

By Michael Cavna  | February 24, 2011; 9:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  General, The Comic Strip  | Tags:  United Media, Universal Uclick  
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NCS REUBENS: Your 2011 'Cartoonist of the Year' finalists are... [UPDATED]

The National Cartoonists Society has just announced its three finalists for the 2011 Cartoonist of the Year Reuben award. And your trio of contenders are: GLEN KEANE, the animator/director who most recently worked prominently on Disney's "Tangled." Keane has...

By Michael Cavna  | February 22, 2011; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  The Animation, The Comic Strip  | Tags:  Cul de Sac, Disney animation, Glen Keane, NCS Reuben Awards, Pearls Before Swine, Richard Thompson, Stephan Pastis  
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PolitiFact runs the numbers on 'DOONESBURY's' post-9/11 gun stats

(click here to see entire "Doonesbury" strip) In this past Sunday's "DOONESBURY," Garry Trudeau's radio host Mark Slackmeyer compared "two sets of facts" involving Americans and fatal violence. In the strip's sixth panel, "Microphone Mark" Slackmeyer -- the longtime...

By Michael Cavna  | February 16, 2011; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Comic Strip  | Tags:  Doonesbury, Garry Trudeau, PolitiFact  
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How soon till a newspaper dumps ALL its comics?, Michael Cavna , November 30, 2009
REDSKINS POLL: Is this cartoon over the (goal) line?, The Reliable Source , November 15, 2009
Fave Five: The Cartoons Now Catching Our Eye, Michael Cavna , September 21, 2009
Hot Links: Our Fave Five Cartoons This Minute..., Michael Cavna , September 17, 2009
Halle Berry, Mila Kunis and...Jeremy Duncan?, The Reliable Source , August 13, 2009
Keeping Score: Who's NOT Running This Week's 'Tank'?, The Reliable Source , August 12, 2009
The Interview: 'Zits' Co-Creator Jerry Scott, Michael Cavna , August 6, 2009
Reader Contest: Time to Do Your Best Hair-Raising LIO , The Reliable Source , August 6, 2009
Text Ths Fnny Car2n? LOL!, The Reliable Source , August 5, 2009
Last Call: The Beer-Summit Cartoons Runneth Over, The Reliable Source , August 4, 2009
Are You @#$& Kidding Me? The Best Comics Curser Is..., The Reliable Source , August 3, 2009
 
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