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Comic Riffs Archive: The Sketchbook

TAKE THE COMICAL CHARLIE SHEEN QUIZ: Who said it first -- Sheen or a big-screen character?

RANDY BISH (via cagle.com): "You have [a] right to kill me." -- Charlie Sheen...OR "Apocalypse Now"? Is Charlie Sheen subtly cribbing from his own scripts? Or perhaps, too, even his dad's? Comic Riffs has been combing Charlie Sheen cartoons and...

By Michael Cavna  | March 2, 2011; 11:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  General, The Sketchbook  | Tags:  Charlie Sheen  
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THE TAI SHAN GOODBYE: A cartoon tribute to America's Favorite Panda

It was more than four years ago that Butterstick first melted our hearts. And at times, perhaps, our news judgment. As the "all-growed-up" Tai Shan -- aka America's Favorite Bamboo-Eater -- is crated away from the National Zoo to...

By Michael Cavna  | February 4, 2010; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  The Sketchbook  | Tags:  National Zoo, Tai Shan  
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The Salahi Sketch: How a pro cartoonist 'crashes' deadline like an uninvited guest

If journalism is the first draft of history, then a breaking-news editorial cartoon is, at best, history's first scrawled blueprint. And therein, sometimes, lies a great deal of fun. While speaking recently at a national high school journalism conference,...

By Michael Cavna  | December 1, 2009; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  The Political Cartoon, The Sketchbook  | Tags:  Tareq and Michaele Salahi; Jason Campbell; Jim Zorn; Michael Cavna  
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San Diego Comic-Con: 5 Star Cartoonists Do the Time Warp Again

Greetings from San Diego: The Land of 'Con... As San Diego Comic-Con: International hits 40 years old this week, Comic Riffs asked five veterans in advance of the 'Con to recall their first impressions of the once-toddlin' event, which...

By The Reliable Source  | July 22, 2009; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con, The Sketchbook  
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Inaugural Sketchbook: Scenes From Obama's Mall

Wit took on a different air in Washington on Tuesday. When a mass of more than a million people is sharing a sense of uplift -- reveling in a rolling lovefest, actually -- the moment's unjaundiced humor can take a...

By Michael Cavna  | January 21, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  The Morning Line, The Sketchbook  
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Sketchbook: Building a Better Obama Caricature

Our call to the nation's cartoonists went out last week: Now that Obama's won the election, it's time to raise their game when caricaturing the president-elect. But such a call to arms -- or drawing hands -- has zilch-o cartoon...

By Michael Cavna  | November 10, 2008; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Sketchbook  
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