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The 'Riffs Interview: 12 Secrets of the insanely viral 'OATMEAL' creator Matthew Inman

MATTHEW INMAN shares at least one striking trait with Mark Zuckerberg, beyond the fact they are once-introverted, sandy-haired, whipsmart men in their 20s. Both the Facebook founder and the founder of "THE OATMEAL" seem to understand their missions on...

By Michael Cavna  | March 11, 2011; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists, The Webcomic, This Riffster's Reading List  | Tags:  Andrews McMeel, Matthew Inman, The Oatmeal  
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'Riffs Best Books of 2010: THE NEW YORKER's Bob Mankoff offers a comic window into the year

Self-portrait of The New Yorker cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff (Special to The Washington Post / courtesy of Bob Mankoff) Men, women and tykes are stripped down to their birthday suits, a tarmac of naked backsides waiting patiently to board...

By Michael Cavna  | December 16, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Gag Cartoons, Interviews With Cartoonists, This Riffster's Reading List  | Tags:  Bob Mankoff, Roz Chast, The New Yorker  
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Riffs' Best Books of 2010: Trudeau reflects on 40 years of 'DOONESBURY'

With the holiday shopping season upon us, Comic Riffs kicks off its list of some of its favorite books of 2010. Today, we begin with "40: A Doonesbury Retrospective, Garry Trudeau's massive new career treasury that's well worth picking...

By Michael Cavna  | November 29, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Comic Strip, This Riffster's Reading List  | Tags:  Andrews McMeel, Brian Walker, Doonesbury, Garry Trudeau, Jules Feiffer, Lee Salem, Stephan Pastis, Universal UClick  
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THE UNEXPENDABLES: Five picks for your Summer Reading List

Perhaps there's something notably nostalgic in the summer air -- what with Sylvester Stallone and crew rolling back the decades at the box office -- because as I pore over my August reading list, I find myself drawn to...

By Michael Cavna  | August 17, 2010; 3:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  This Riffster's Reading List  | Tags:  David Small, Joe Sacco, Jules Feiffer, Neil Gaiman, Will Eisner  
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The 'Riffs Interview: Being Bill Watterson -- 'LIO' creator MARK TATULLI shares the secrets of spoofing 'Calvin & Hobbes'

(Images courtesy of Universal Press Syndicate & Mike Lynch Cartoons) Will the real bespectacled, besweatered Bill Watterson please stand up? Because a fellow Universal Press Syndicate creator, it seems, is cribbing your look. Numerous cartoonists have been accused over...

By Michael Cavna  | August 11, 2010; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists, The Comic Strip, This Riffster's Reading List  | Tags:  Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes, Lio, Mark Tatulli, Universal Press Syndicate  
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COMIC-CON 2010: Rising OLIVIA MUNN has already inherited the geeks. Will she now inherit the Earth?

Has Tina Fey left the building? Because if the "Megamind"-hawking writer/performer/super-producer has indeed exited the San Diego Convention Center, then OLIVIA MUNN -- unofficial "Queen of the Con" -- no longer is merely the second funniest actress in the...

By Michael Cavna  | July 23, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, San Diego Comic-Con, The Holly Word, This Riffster's Reading List  | Tags:  Jon Stewart, Olivia Munn, San Diego Comic-Con 2010, Tina Fey  
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