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Comic Riffs Archive: The Rants

The Rant: Yet more 'AVATAR'? Stop James Cameron before he thrills again!

I was hoping it wouldn't come to this, but James Cameron -- well, James Cameron must be stopped. If not for his own safety, then at least for ours. Don't get me wrong: Cameron is cinematic royalty, king of...

By Michael Cavna  | October 6, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Holly Word, The Rants  | Tags:  Avatar, CGI and performance capture, James Cameron, Jon Landau  
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THE RANT: Now is the time for all cartoonists to satirize Steve Jobs

Now is the time for all good cartoonists to come to the aid of their profession. Until, at least, there's an app for that. Word comes from political-cartoon syndicator Daryl Cagle that his latest iPhone app has been denied:...

By Michael Cavna  | June 30, 2010; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  The Rants  | Tags:  Apple, Daryl Cagle, Mark Fiore, Robert Berry, Steve Jobs, Tom Richmond, Trudy Muller  
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THE RANT: Did the HuffPost misplace its 'funny'?

This is not a rant. It's too small for that. You could call it a "runt." That's because our highhanded and harrumphing "runt" for today involves catching up to a recent Huffington Post item that we came across some...

By Michael Cavna  | February 3, 2010; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  The Comic Strip, The Rants  | Tags:  Family Circus, The Huffington Post  
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Really, TIME magazine? The 'Best'?? Here are 10 more editorial cartoons to consider

Declaring anything the absolute best -- short of da Vinci, Einstein or Derek Jeter -- is a fool's errand and the height of trivial human folly. (And if you disagree vehemently with dubbing the Yankee shortstop the "best" --...

By Michael Cavna  | December 15, 2009; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon, The Rants  | Tags:  Chip Bok, David Fitzsimmons, David Horsey, J.D. Crowe, Jen Sorensen, Matt Bors, Mike Luckovich, Nate Beeler, Scott Stantis, Steve Breen  
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You want 'CUL DE SAC' in color? Well. 'You've got to get mad'

When Richard Thompson's warm and whimsical strip "CUL DE SAC" moved into a new neighborhood recently -- migrating from its native Post Magazine to take up residence in Sunday's Arts&Style -- we were mildly shocked. Like some sort of...

By Michael Cavna  | November 13, 2009; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  The Comic Strip, The Rants  
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Henry Allen speaks: When the reader reaches a tipping point

When the Comics Reach the Readers' Tipping Point NOTE TO READERS: In the wake of recent newsroom events, more than a few readers have urged and encouraged Comic Riffs to re-post this rant, which was first published two weeks...

By Michael Cavna  | November 5, 2009; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  The Comic Strip, The Rants, The Riffs  
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Older Entries in This Category »

The Rant: When 'Cathy' Haters Are Staler Than the Gag , Michael Cavna , September 16, 2008
The Rant: A Showdown to Whet Our Appetites, Michael Cavna , August 25, 2008
The Rant: Improving "Prickly's" Rundown City, Michael Cavna , August 21, 2008
The Rant: Bucky Katt v. Garfield, Michael Cavna , July 23, 2008
 
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