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Comic Riffs Archive: The Graphic Novel

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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ART SPIEGELMAN reacts to winning grand prize at Angoulême

Art Spiegelman in his Manhattan studio. (Helayne Seidman for The Washington Post)Enlarge Image In a year jam-packed with projects, promises and deadlines, Art Spiegelman didn't think his 2011 workload could get any heavier. Then he got the call: Bonjour,...

By Michael Cavna  | January 31, 2011; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  General, The Graphic Novel  | Tags:  Angoulême, Art Spiegelman, Bill Griffith, Francoise Mouly, Maus, R. Crumb, Will Eisner  
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BEST COMICS CONTEST: And the winners of your 2011 Riffy Awards are...

For some artists and fans, it seems, 2010 was the Year of the Muhammad Cartoon. Yes, Swedish illustrator Lars Vilks and Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard and The Artist Formerly Known As Molly Norris attracted headlines and death threats over...

By Michael Cavna  | January 21, 2011; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Animation, The Comic Book, The Comic Strip, The Graphic Novel, The Riffy Awards, The Webcomic  | Tags:  2011 Riffy Awards, Batwoman: Elegy, Dilbert, Jesus and Mo, Toy Story 3  
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MARVEL MOVES: Axel Alonso takes the reins as editor-in-chief

Calling all Marvel fans: Axel Alonso is your new editor-in-chief. Marvel Worldwide announced today that Alonso has been promoted to the EiC's seat, putting him in charge of "all day-to-day aspects of Marvel's publishing division." According to the announcement...

By Michael Cavna  | January 4, 2011; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, General, The Comic Book, The Graphic Novel  | Tags:  Axel Alonso, Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada, Marvel Entertainment, Tom Brevoort  
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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...

By Michael Cavna  | January 1, 2011; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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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State Dept. sends Katrina cartoonist JOSH NEUFELD to Mideast to 'showcase cultural freedoms'

"A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge" cartoonist Josh Neufeld is going back out on the road on behalf of the State Department. "As with my trip to Burma [in March], it seems that -- because of 'A.D.' -- I...

By Michael Cavna  | October 8, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists, The Graphic Novel  | Tags:  A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge,, Brandon Jerwa, Josh Neufeld  
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