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Comic Riffs Archive: The Political Cartoon

JAPAN QUAKE & TSUNAMI: World's cartoonists respond to the tragedy

Martin Sutovec (Slovakia): (image courtesy of Hassan Bleibel Al-Mustakbal (Lebanon): Kap (Spain): Pavel Constantin (Romania): Manny Aenlle Francisco (The Philippines): John Sherffius (Boulder Daily Camera, Colo.):...

By Michael Cavna  | March 12, 2011; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  | Tags:  Hassan Bleibel Al-Mustakbal, John Sherffius, Kap, Martin Sutovec, Pavel Constantin  
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RIP, DAVID BRODER: My line of tribute to a legend

If it's possible to be humble and approachable while also having earned your place on political journalism's Mount Rushmore, then our Post colleague David Broder embodied that deft ability to be an accessible institution in our midst. David S....

By Michael Cavna  | March 9, 2011; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  | Tags:  David Broder, The Washington Post  
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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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TOM TOLES: The Post cartoonist wins the 2011 Herblock Prize [UPDATED]

The Herblock Prize is staying in town. A year after Politico's Matt Wuerker won the Herb Block Foundation's editorial-cartooning honor, The Washington Post's Tom Toles [right] has been picked for the prize, the foundation has announced.. Toles is the...

By Michael Cavna  | March 2, 2011; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  | Tags:  Ann Telnaes, Harry Katz, Herb Block Foundation, Herblock Prize, Matt Wuerker, Signe Wilkinson, The Washington Post, Tom Toles  
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'OBAMA NATION' artist decries MSNBC rant about 'racist obscenity' cartoon

"THE LAST WORD": Visit 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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CUPID'S NIB: Our 10 Eye-Catching Valentine's Cartoons of the Day

From bitter to the sweet, sometimes it takes the skewed but humane eye of a cartoonist to put an occasion like Valentine's Day into properly humorous view. Be it snarky V-Day some e-cards or today's home-page Google Doodle tribute...

By Michael Cavna  | February 14, 2011; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General, Superheroes, The Animation, The Political Cartoon  | Tags:  Baby Blues, Barney & Clyde, Bizarro, Cul de Sac, David Fitzsimmons, Next Media Animation, Peanuts, Pickles, Spider-Man, Ty Templeton  
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VIDEO OF THE DAY: LBJ orders himself some pants, Michael Cavna , January 18, 2011
'Riffs in Review: Top OBAMA cartoons from 2010 , Michael Cavna , January 3, 2011
ELECTION HANGOVER: The Seven Best Midterm Cartoons, Michael Cavna , November 3, 2010
9/11 IMAGES: Today's 5 Most Eye-Catching Cartoons, Michael Cavna , September 11, 2010
Pink-slipped political cartoonist wins RFK Award, Michael Cavna , April 21, 2010
'OBAMA' VIDEO: When 'SNL' presidents unite... , Michael Cavna , March 3, 2010
READER PUZZLE: Why is a nude Obama ogling an iPad?, Michael Cavna , January 31, 2010
MLK DAY: Art to remember the Rev. King by..., Michael Cavna , January 18, 2010
The Eight HAITI Cartoons you should see..., Michael Cavna , January 14, 2010
Obama's Nobel Act: When cartoonists declare war , Michael Cavna , December 21, 2009
Black Friday: Cartoons we just can't discount, Michael Cavna , November 27, 2009
Mike Keefe, Matt Wuerker & Ann Telnaes are honored, Michael Cavna , November 20, 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
9/11 Gallery: More Top Cartoonists Pay Their Respects, Michael Cavna , September 11, 2009
You Need a Good Obama Cartoon? You Lie!, Michael Cavna , September 10, 2009
Mission to North Korea: Who Draws 'Lil Kim Best?, Michael Cavna , August 11, 2009
Text Ths Fnny Car2n? LOL!, The Reliable Source , August 5, 2009
President Obama: Happy Birther to You!, Michael Cavna , August 4, 2009
Last Call: The Beer-Summit Cartoons Runneth Over, The Reliable Source , August 4, 2009
Sarah Palin: Is She a 'Quitter'?, The Reliable Source , July 13, 2009
Michael Jackson Goes Where Angels Fear to Tread, The Reliable Source , June 27, 2009
The Most Poignant Cartoon of the Week, Michael Cavna , June 26, 2009
'Riffs Gallery: Best of the 'Twitter Iran' Cartoons, The Reliable Source , June 24, 2009
Obama in the Muslim World: Who Spins It Best?, Michael Cavna , June 9, 2009
Huffington Post and Sotomayor Draw Fire, Michael Cavna , June 1, 2009
Vote Now: Which Nancy Pelosi Cartoon Holds Water?, The Reliable Source , May 21, 2009
Vote Now: Judging the World of Caricature, Michael Cavna , April 27, 2009
U-T's Steve Breen Wins Cartooning's Pulitzer, Michael Cavna , April 20, 2009
A Landscape Lacking in Political Cartoonists..., Michael Cavna , April 14, 2009
'Black Ink Day': Time for Another Call to Arms , Michael Cavna , March 30, 2009
The Cartooning Cause That's Fit to Print, Michael Cavna , March 20, 2009
The Week's Seven Most Terrifying Cartoons, Michael Cavna , March 6, 2009
Lessons of a Fiery--and Fired--Cartoonist, Michael Cavna , February 23, 2009
Fave Five: The 'Best' Post-Chimp Political Cartoons , Michael Cavna , February 20, 2009
The 'Best' Editorial Cartoons of the Week, Michael Cavna , February 13, 2009
When Political Cartoon Ideas Seem to All Look Alike, Michael Cavna , January 22, 2009
Drawing Comparisons: The Art of Obama, Michael Cavna , January 20, 2009
The Bush Buh-Bye: End of One Comedic Era (Pt. 3), Michael Cavna , January 16, 2009
Cartoonists Bemoan the Bush Buh-Bye (Part 2), Michael Cavna , January 15, 2009
Which Cartoonist KO'd Obama or McCain?, Michael Cavna , October 15, 2008
The Interview: Political Cartoonist Steve Breen, Michael Cavna , August 5, 2008
Garry Trudeau: The Interview, Michael Cavna , July 15, 2008
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