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The Morning Line: Arizona cartoonist apologizes for Tucson tragedy remarks on CNN

GALLERY: Nation's cartoonists respond to the Tucson shooting (Cartoon: David Fitzsimmons / courtesy of cagle.com) Within hours of the tragedy, Arizona Daily Star editorial cartoonist and columnist David Fitzsimmons apologized for his politically charged remarks. Fitzsimmons was on the...

By Michael Cavna  | January 10, 2011; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  The Morning Line, The Political Cartoon  | Tags:  David Fitzsimmons  
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BREAKING: 'Judge Parker' artist Eduardo Barreto is 'gravely ill'; new artist sought

Beginning next week, readers will notice a significantly different look to the comic strip "Judge Parker." That is because Eduardo Barreto, the feature's artist since 2006, is gravely ill. "Eduardo is not coming back," Woody Wilson, the longtime writer...

By Michael Cavna  | February 12, 2010; 9:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists, The Comic Book, The Comic Strip, The Morning Line  | Tags:  Eduardo Barreto, Graham Nolan, John Heebink, Judge Parker, King Features Syndicate, Woody Wilson  
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2010: A SNOW ODYSSEY: 'I Can Haz feline Snowmageddon diversions'

[ NOTE: Updated at 9:50 a.m. with new cartoonage.] Ah, the Morning After. The groggy rise. Time to embrace the Big Dig-Out. To the shutters we go and...yeow, too bright, too bright. We need coffee. We need more time. And...

By Michael Cavna  | February 11, 2010; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Morning Line, The Political Cartoon  
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From Saints to would-be sinners: our Fave Five picks this minute...

THE MORNING QUICKIE: From N'awlins to New Jersey, our fave five cartoon-related picks this minute... 5. FAVE POLITICAL CARTOON O' THE DAY: In the wake of the Supreme Court's recent ruling to remove curbs on corporate donations to political...

By Michael Cavna  | January 26, 2010; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  The Morning Line, The Political Cartoon  | Tags:  Drew Litton, Fredo&Pid'jin, Mike Luckovich, New Jersey Comic Con  
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The Post's new Sunday funnies lineup: What hath change wrought?

The official 'Riffs question of the day, my fellow Sunday funnies fans: "Why-oh-why was the beautifully and substantively artistic 'Mutts' comic moved inside today and squeezed within an inch of its life?" Braving such treacherous elements as slick ice,...

By Michael Cavna  | January 5, 2010; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  The Comic Strip, The Morning Line  | Tags:  Baby Blues, Doonesbury, Mutts, Sherman's Lagoon  
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Michael Chabon & Wes Anderson pick 'em: Their favorite Christmas animation

Michael Chabon is mulling the favorite holiday TV specials of his childhood -- as a man in his mid-40s, he was weaned on some of pop culture's "classics" -- but there is no hesitation when the Pulitzer-winning author has...

By Michael Cavna  | December 16, 2009; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  The Animation, The Morning Line  | Tags:  Charlie Brown Christmas, Michael Chabon, Rankin-Bass, Wes Anderson  
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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
You Need a Good Obama Cartoon? You Lie!, Michael Cavna , September 10, 2009
How to Become the Next Comics Superstar: Apply Within, The Reliable Source , August 20, 2009
Driving (Me Crazy) Test: Who's This VIP at the DMV?, The Reliable Source , August 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
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
Private Parts: A Laugh Built Entirely Upon Misdirection, The Reliable Source , July 31, 2009
At One Certain Syndicate, Love and Loss Are King, The Reliable Source , July 17, 2009
Morning Quickie: When Primal Urges Predominate, The Reliable Source , July 13, 2009
Best of the Sunday Funnies: We Pick 'Em, Michael Cavna , July 12, 2009
Would You Censor This Cartoon?, The Reliable Source , July 8, 2009
Best of the Sunday Funnies: We Pick 'Em, Michael Cavna , July 5, 2009
Friday's Crop of Tasty 'Toons: We Pick 'Em, Michael Cavna , July 3, 2009
Mark Sanford: Dispatches From the 'Appalachian Trail', The Reliable Source , July 1, 2009
Bernie Madoff: Can Cartoons Do Him Justice?, Michael Cavna , June 30, 2009
Michael Jackson: The King of Popular Cartoons, Michael Cavna , June 26, 2009
And Now for Something Completely Different..., Michael Cavna , June 23, 2009
A.M. Quickie: Presenting the Morning Picks, Michael Cavna , June 19, 2009
You Must Remember This: A Kiss That's Just a Miss, The Reliable Source , June 17, 2009
Best of the Sunday Funnies: We Pick 'Em, Michael Cavna , June 14, 2009
The Wildest Haircut in the Comics Belongs to..., The Reliable Source , June 12, 2009
Dick Cheney, Cartoon Cross-Dresser?, Michael Cavna , June 3, 2009
The Funnypages As We (Barely) Remember Them, Michael Cavna , May 29, 2009
Act Now: Your Four-Minute Comics Workout!, Michael Cavna , May 28, 2009
More Strips Deliciously Sexy -- What's Your Beef?, The Reliable Source , May 26, 2009
'Garfield Reverses Garfield' & Other Meta-Games, The Reliable Source , May 21, 2009
In China, It's the Year of the Rat-and-Pig, Michael Cavna , May 20, 2009
Morning Line: 'Risque Business' in the Comix, Michael Cavna , May 19, 2009
Morning Quickie: Good Cat, Bad Spidey, Michael Cavna , May 13, 2009
Twitter Satirized in Just a Few Characters, Michael Cavna , May 12, 2009
When Is a Cop Doughnut Joke TOO Stale?, Michael Cavna , May 8, 2009
Do Most Young People Still READ Print Comics?, Michael Cavna , April 30, 2009
Deliciously Good Dialogue? Sure, We'll Eat It Up, Michael Cavna , April 29, 2009
Do My Comics Look, Well, Green?, Michael Cavna , April 22, 2009
Morning Quickies: What We're Reading Now..., Michael Cavna , April 13, 2009
When the Comics Are Cut Down to Size, Michael Cavna , April 10, 2009
Garfield Plus Garfield (Plus His Agenda) , Michael Cavna , April 8, 2009
Morning Quickie: Curse This Strip!, Michael Cavna , April 6, 2009
Morning Quickie: Ten Things We're Reading Now, Michael Cavna , April 3, 2009
Take the 'If I Were Comics Czar' Quiz, Michael Cavna , March 31, 2009
Word From the Land of Comics Future, Michael Cavna , March 27, 2009
Spare the Editors, Save the World, Michael Cavna , March 26, 2009
Plush 'Pearls' Toys? Indeed--What a Croc!, Michael Cavna , March 25, 2009
Off to 'Watchmen'? Then sally forth!, Michael Cavna , March 24, 2009
In Name at Least, Chuckles Come to UClick, Michael Cavna , March 20, 2009
'Save Judge Parker' Sentiment Unfurled in Force, Michael Cavna , March 19, 2009
AIG Bonus Brouhaha: Who Draws the Most Interest?, Michael Cavna , March 18, 2009
New Toons and Old Favorites, Michael Cavna , March 13, 2009
Does Jessica Rabbit Really Bring the Sexy Back?, Michael Cavna , March 10, 2009
My Vow: Why I'm Giving Up "Peanuts" , Michael Cavna , March 6, 2009
New to the Funnies: Our Favorite Nut Case, Michael Cavna , March 5, 2009
Our Web Addiction? Why, We're Thrilled to Death, Michael Cavna , February 26, 2009
Morning Funnies: The Rapid Rundown, Michael Cavna , February 25, 2009
Mark Trail: One-Man Stimulus Plan, Michael Cavna , February 24, 2009
The Vote: Who Deserves Cartooning's Oscar?, Michael Cavna , February 23, 2009
From Our Lips to the Creator's Ears?, Michael Cavna , February 17, 2009
Today's Shopping List: 1. Beer; 2. Death; 3. Comics, Michael Cavna , February 12, 2009
What's Your Favorite Comic One-Liner?, Michael Cavna , February 11, 2009
What Comic Dazzles You With Its Art?, Michael Cavna , February 9, 2009
The 'Riffs Poll: Fishier Than a Florida Recount, Michael Cavna , February 6, 2009
Who Drew It Worst? The "Bad" Art Poll, Michael Cavna , February 4, 2009
Three Words You Just Can't Say on the Funnypages, Michael Cavna , February 3, 2009
How Do You Read Your Comics--Online or on Paper?, Michael Cavna , February 2, 2009
Who Best Captures Blagojevich's Hair?, Michael Cavna , January 30, 2009
What Comic Do You Read Despite Yourself?, Michael Cavna , January 29, 2009
Is Obama a Comic Flip-Flopper?, Michael Cavna , January 28, 2009
Inaugural Sketchbook: Scenes From Obama's Mall, Michael Cavna , January 21, 2009
In Time for the Inaugural: View New Obama Portrait, Michael Cavna , January 20, 2009
The Morning Line: Mother Goose & Riffy, Michael Cavna , January 16, 2009
The Morning Line: Vote for Obama's (Other) Cabinet, Michael Cavna , January 15, 2009
Do "Zombie Comics" Have a Reason to Live On?, Michael Cavna , January 14, 2009
The Morning Line: Today's Topic? YOU Name It., Michael Cavna , January 6, 2009
The Morning Line: Riffys to Ring in the New Year, Michael Cavna , January 2, 2009
The Morning Line: No If's, And's or Buttocks, Michael Cavna , January 1, 2009
The Morning Line: Gary Larson's Long Shadow, Michael Cavna , December 31, 2008
The Morning Line: Picking the Year's Top Plotlines, Michael Cavna , December 29, 2008
The Morning Line: Opening the Christmas Riffys, Michael Cavna , December 26, 2008
The Morning Line: When Santa's Act Ain't Worth Zip, Michael Cavna , December 23, 2008
The Morning Line: 'Rockit' Man Achieves Liftoff, Michael Cavna , December 22, 2008
The Morning Line: Riffys for Inspired Art and Cameos, Michael Cavna , December 19, 2008
The Morning Line: The Best in Threats, Michael Cavna , December 12, 2008
The Morning Line: Politicos Answer the Casting Call, Michael Cavna , December 11, 2008
The Morning Line: Strong Stomachs Required, Michael Cavna , December 9, 2008
The Morning Line: The Art of Young Love, Michael Cavna , December 5, 2008
The Morning Line: Rate That Mustachioed Menace, Michael Cavna , December 4, 2008
The Morning Line: The Ultimate "Slight" of Hand , Michael Cavna , December 2, 2008
The Morning Line: Holiday Highlights in a Hurry, Michael Cavna , November 26, 2008
The Morning Line: Your Holiday Comics in a Hurry., Michael Cavna , November 25, 2008
The Morning Line: Rhymes With "Riffy", Michael Cavna , November 21, 2008
The Morning Line: Mark Trail, Split-Second Crackpot, Michael Cavna , November 20, 2008
The Morning Line: The Funnies Feed Our Campaign Fix, Michael Cavna , November 10, 2008
The Morning Line: And the Riffy Award Goes to..., Michael Cavna , November 7, 2008
My Fellow Americans, Hear a REAL Comical Speech, Michael Cavna , November 3, 2008
The Morning Line: When You Wish Upon an Upstart, Michael Cavna , October 30, 2008
Mmm. Maryland Donut Shop Is Ready for Its Closeup, Michael Cavna , October 24, 2008
The Morning Line: One Story for the Price of Two, Michael Cavna , October 23, 2008
The Morning Line: From Bill Watterson to Bil Keane, Michael Cavna , October 22, 2008
The Morning Line: The Survival of the Funniest, Michael Cavna , October 17, 2008
The Morning Line: The "Gotcha!" Cartoon, Michael Cavna , October 13, 2008
The Morning Line: Get Out the Joke, Michael Cavna , October 10, 2008
The Morning Line: When Humanity Goes to the Dogs, Michael Cavna , October 9, 2008
The Morning Line: When Pastis Goes for "Peanuts" , Michael Cavna , October 7, 2008
The Morning Line: All Palin, All the Time!, Michael Cavna , October 3, 2008
The Morning Line: Brad Pitt & the Art of Body Language, Michael Cavna , September 30, 2008
The Morning Line: The New Power Rankings Are In..., Michael Cavna , September 29, 2008
The Morning Line: A Warning to "Get Fuzzy", Michael Cavna , September 24, 2008
The Morning Line: Garfield's Secret E-Files..., Michael Cavna , September 23, 2008
The Morning Line: The Riffys Go "Forth"..., Michael Cavna , September 19, 2008
The Morning Line: Decode Your Own Cartoon Name. , Michael Cavna , September 18, 2008
The Morning Line: Six Degrees of Stephan Pastis, Michael Cavna , September 17, 2008
The Morning Line: When Palin Populates the Funnies, Michael Cavna , September 15, 2008
The Morning Line: ¡Viva la Revolucion, Mon!, Michael Cavna , September 11, 2008
The Morning Line: Need a Friend? Dial 1-555-TED-4RTH, Michael Cavna , September 10, 2008
The Morning Line: The Secret Files of "Judge Parker", Michael Cavna , September 2, 2008
The Morning Line: Turn Your Head and Coif..., Michael Cavna , August 28, 2008
The Morning Line: Brewster Rocks Our E-World, Michael Cavna , August 26, 2008
The Morning Line: Cartoons That Just "Kill"..., Michael Cavna , August 20, 2008
The Morning Line: When Comics "Pull a Pastis"..., Michael Cavna , August 14, 2008
The Morning Line: Our First Caption Contest, Michael Cavna , August 7, 2008
The Morning Line: "Judge Parker" & the Lemon Law, Michael Cavna , August 5, 2008
The Morning Line: When Frazz Razzes Rockwell, Michael Cavna , August 3, 2008
The Morning Line: That Vexing "Family" Tree, Michael Cavna , August 2, 2008
The Morning Line: "Judge Parker," Laff Riot, Michael Cavna , July 29, 2008
The Morning Line: Blondies Have More Puns, Michael Cavna , July 26, 2008
The Morning Line: Hands Don't Lie, Michael Cavna , July 24, 2008
The Morning Line: Losing All Perspective, Michael Cavna , July 23, 2008
The Morning Line: Go 'Forth' and Multiply, Michael Cavna , July 22, 2008
The Morning Line: Do You Do 'Derivative'?, Michael Cavna , July 20, 2008
The Morning Line: Get Thee to a Punnery, Michael Cavna , July 19, 2008
The Morning Line: Doing the Full Doubtfire, Michael Cavna , July 16, 2008
The Morning Line: The Cat Also Rises, Michael Cavna , July 15, 2008
The Morning Line: Meta? Meh., Michael Cavna , July 14, 2008
 
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