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URL :http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/comic-riffs
Filed Under:Entertainment / Comic Books
Posts on Regator:1108
Posts / Week:5.8
Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

12 DAYS OF GRATITUDE: #6. The gift of comics generosity—from crowd-funded films to helping the ailing Batman artist Norm Breyfogle

ED. NOTE:For the holidays, Comic Riffs has decided to count down the comics-world elements and developments for which we’re most grateful. Because that lengthy list could carry us clear till the years-away debut of the next Spider-Man...Show More Summary

12 DAYS OF GRATITUDE: #7. Gene Luen Yang’s speech resonates in a year of necessary strides toward greater diversity

ED. NOTE: For the holidays, Comic Riffs has decided to count down the comics-world elements and developments for which we’re most grateful. Because that lengthy list could carry us clear till the years-away debut of the next Spider-Man...Show More Summary

12 DAYS OF GRATITUDE: #8. Cartoonists who not only can elicit laughter, but also mine deep truth

ED. NOTE: For the holidays, Comic Riffs has decided to count down the comics-world elements and developments for which we’re most grateful. Because that lengthy list could carry us clear till the years-away debut of the next Spider-Man...Show More Summary

SKETCHBOOK: If Stephen Colbert’s farewell ‘interview’ tonight had been, oh, a North Korean leader…

IF ONLY Seth Rogen had come to the table sooner.Early this week, Rogen — in one of his final promotional appearances before pulling the plug on, er, plugging a film — was a guest on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.” And so here,...Show More Summary

12 DAYS OF GRATITUDE: #9. Matt Bors builds Medium’s The Nib into a must-click destination for sociopolitical comics [Q&A]

ED. NOTE: For the holidays, Comic Riffs has decided to count down the comics-world elements and developments for which we’re most grateful. Because that lengthy list could carry us clear till the years-away debut of the next Spider-Man...Show More Summary

12 DAYS OF GRATITUDE: #10. Why tonight’s (uncut) ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ still inspires…

EDITOR’S NOTE:It’s the best-received “Peanuts” story we’ve ever told. So to continue a holiday tradition here, Comic Riffs is “rebroadcasting” this “Charlie Brown Christmas” tale, which we first shared in 2010 to high feedback and many a fan’s warm memories.Read full article >>

Super Smash Bros.: A comforting brand of mayhem

Super Smash Bros. Developer: Sora Ltd./Bandai Namco Games Publisher: Nintendo Available on: Nintendo Wii UIn the beginning, Nintendo’s Mario was nameless, a man with no history, purposefully left in harm’s way to amuse an unseen interloper. Show More Summary

WASSILY KANDINSKY: Google Doodle celebrates abstract-art pioneer’s symphony of sonic color

THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN visual art and sonic art as creative expressions have long sparked ambitious theories. Listen to an artist even describe the act of laying down an ink line, and the sense of it can sound like the act of playing a musical line.Read full article >>

Chattanooga’s Clay Bennett is ‘thrilled’ to win the 2014 Berryman Award for editorial cartooning

“DISARMING AND charming” style? Check.“Subtle and wry” humor? Right-o.Read full article >>

12 DAYS OF GRATITUDE: #11. With gift of time, Garry Trudeau’s political show grows toward ‘Doonesbury’-like depth and texture

ED. NOTE: For the holidays, Comic Riffs has decided to count down the comics-world elements and developments for which we’re most grateful. Because that lengthy list could carry us clear till the years-away debut of the next Spider-Man...Show More Summary

12 DAYS OF GRATITUDE: #12. Finding ‘Pearls’ of craft and dedication in the comics community

ED. NOTE: For the holidays, Comic Riffs has decided to count down the comics-world elements and developments for which we’re most grateful. Because that lengthy list could carry us clear till the years-away debut of the next Spider-Man...Show More Summary

SKETCHBOOK: Rep. John Lewis: From ‘Selma’ to ‘March’ to a moral social-media voice [+ANIMATED VIDEO]

“WHAT HAPPENS when a man says, ‘Enough is enough?’ ”That line punctuates the trailer for the new film “Selma,” which yesterday received four Golden Globe nominations, including for Best Motion Picture Drama. The film, which depicts the...Show More Summary

RIP, Michel du Cille: Photojournalist. Storyteller. Visual genius.

IT IS RARE to work with a visual genius. An artist with an unerring and singular eye.It is rarer to know one who has a gift and passion for journalistic storytelling.Read full article >>

‘THE SHADOW HERO’: Author Gene Luen Yang admits research error through new comic

“So. I screwed up.” That’s how Gene Luen Yang begins his first-person comic this week in a “Diversity in YA” Tumblr post. Read full article >>

TEEN TITANS: Despite awe, Jeff Lemire couldn’t pass up writing for his ‘gateway’ comic characters

TEENAGERS. They’ll do, and say, the nuttiest things. Especially when they’re Titans. DC Comics went with a youth movement, choosing the Teen Titans for the next installment of their Earth One graphic novels — a series that allows for fresh takes on classic characters, untethered as it is from past and current continuity. Read full article >>

This War of Mine is a game that appeals to hearts and minds

This War of Mine Developer: 11 bit studios Publisher: 11 bit studios Available on: PC I made the mistake of putting a kettle on the stove before sitting down to start “This War of Mine” — a game about civilian life during wartime. Imperceptibly,...Show More Summary

SEE: 10 of the Most Striking #EricGarner Cartoons (so far)…

Can’t Breathe in the Wind from Tom Racine on Vimeo. WHEN NEWS BROKE this week of the decision not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the July death of Eric Garner, visual commentators working on deadline reached for familiar symbols. Show More Summary

SKETCHBOOK: Amid Eric Garner and Ferguson protests, a song that yearns to ‘Breathe’ free [ILLUSTRATED]

CARTOONIST TOM RACINE is rightly proud of his father’s service. Dad worked for the NYPD for more than 30 years, seeing it all, from petty crime to Mob jobs, much of during Gotham’s gritty ’60s and ’70s. And the son of a man who roseShow More Summary

DARRIN BELL: From Ferguson to New York cases, ‘Candorville’ cartoonist draws deeply from the personal [Q&A]

FOR DARRIN BELL, the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown and Tamir Rice at the hands of police strike a personal chord. When he draws cartoons about such tragic incidents, he remembers “the talk” he once had with his mother — and anticipates “the talk” he will one day need to have with his own son. Read full article >>

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