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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

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TED CRUZ: 10 Eye-Catching Cartoons that skewered his news, Texas BBQ-style

MAYBE IT’S mostly because he’s the first presidential candidate to officially throw his ten-gallon hat into the ring. Maybe it’s because he makes statements, or enrolls in programs, that even some conservative cartoonists find to be tasty satiric meat. Show More Summary

#Hotelpocalypse: When Comic-Con experience comes freighted with reservations

HELLO, my dear Aunt and Uncle:Hey, hola, and greetings to my favorite San Diego residents! It’s your long-lost nephew Michael…no, the one on the East Coast…yeah, Washington…yeah, I can’t believe Congress or the White House, either.Read full article >>

Shock and Draw: Here’s the graphic cartoon U.S. airdropped on ISIS

IN THE Martin Scorsese-directed “Life Lessons,” within the larger film “New York Stories,” a grizzled abstract painter played by Nick Nolte is cleaned-up and charismatic in tux and tales — yes, tales, because a man with an ego the size...Show More Summary

For generational conflict, Mark Millar relishes exploring the rings of ‘Jupiter’

MARK MILLAR’s starry career has spanned creator-owned mega-projects, influential DC and Marvel superhero tales and numerous panel-to-screen hit adaptations (the “Kick-Ass” films, “Wanted,” “Kingsman: Secret Service”), taking the writer from the Scottish bogs to the world stage.Read full article >>

Battlefield Hardline, a game where the police do more arresting than serving

Developed by: Visceral Games Published by: Electronic Arts Available on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360“Battlefield Hardline” opens with a familiar scene: you’re a cop on a drug bust. After kicking down a dingy apartment door, you cuff thelll four drug dealers inside, nervously training your gun from person to person. Show More Summary

See: The kid in Jason Momoa—and the kids OF Momoa—poised for Aquaman’s future [VIDEO]

LAST MONTH, Zack Snyder did his best to break the Internet, if not the Aqua-net.The director of next year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” tweeted the first image of Jason Momoa as his big-screen Aquaman, and the monochromatic portrait parted the seas of DC superhero fandom:Read full article >>

First Look Exclusive: As team’s Catwoman runs ends, a familiar power-suit returns

RARE IS the comic book that can artfully tell its story by taking a half-year to unmask its protagonist. Writer Genevieve Valentine and artist Garry Brown, however, have accomplished exactly that in their six-issue run on DC Comics’s Catwoman.Read full article >>

Kickstarter of the Week: New romance anthology aims to attract more women to comics

JANELLE ASSELIN has worked in the comic-book industry for more than a decade, and has edited for such publishers as Disney and DC Comics, yet there’s one genre of storytelling she sees too little of among the new titles: romance.Read full article >>

RIP, Jim Berry: For 40 years, ‘Berry’s World’ cartoonist dispensed relatable laughs

THE MAN was as warm and welcoming as his cartoon feature, drawing you out with a line of gentle questioning, and punctuating the exchange with reassuring wit.Read full article >>

‘Nightly Show’s’ Larry Wilmore mines superheroes & stereotypes for laughs [+VIDEO]

THIRTY-ONE EPISODES IN, one of the best running segments on Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore” has been “Keep It 100 (Keep It Hunnid),” in which panelists are awarded the show’s badge of approval, or “weak tea” bags, based on the host’s assessment of their honesty in response to lightning-round questions. Show More Summary

As China seeks American fare, Valiant says DMG film deal reflects love for its characters

ED. NOTE: China continues to embrace the world of American comics and animation. Just this month, event producer ReedPOP announced that it will launch the inaugural Chinese Comic Con in May; Disney/Marvel’s “Big Hero 6” ($66-millionShow More Summary

RIP, Irwin Hasen: Dean Haspiel, who inherited Hasen’s The Fox, pays tribute.

 ED. NOTE: Irwin Hasen was not a tall man, yet his arms seemed almost magically oversized because he had such a passionate embrace for comics and illustration, for dear friends and statuesque women, for laughter and stories and — well, life.Read full article >>

‘Superman’: How Geoff Johns and Clark Kent both relished a sense of new connection

TWO CONSIDERATIONS lured Geoff Johns back to writing Superman: John Romita Jr., and loneliness.And on both counts, DC Comics’s chief creative officer was primed to bring artistic connection to the Man of Steel.Read full article >>

‘The Flash’: Epic reveals & reversals? For the best superhero TV going, time is of the essence

ED. NOTE: Major “Flash” spoilers ahead. If you are not caught up, proceed at your own all-grown-up peril.FANS OF the CW’s “The Flash” have known for some time that Dr. Harrison Wells (as played by Tom Cavanagh), the mentor/father figure to Barry Allen/The Flash (Grant Gustin) and his S.T.A.R. Show More Summary

‘Batgirl’: Artist sides with fans in canceling variant cover of Joker. (Still angry? Surely you jest.)

SEE JUST how much dung the Joker can stir up?With one “simple” image, one of the greatest villains the comics have ever known has managed even to turn some Batgirl fans against one another.Read full article >>

Ori and the Blind Forest: A beautiful version of gaming’s good ole days

Ori and the Blind Forest Developed by: Moon Studios Published by: Microsoft Studios Available on: PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox OneFrom the early eighties, when kids flocked around arcade cabinets bustling with 2-D characters like Donkey Kong...Show More Summary

Of Disney and Dumbo: Is the ‘Cinderella’ studio still the best fit for dark prince Tim Burton?

I DIDN’T begrudge Tim Burton his preoccupation as he sat across the small hotel table. Our conversation was in San Diego several years back, while a Pond away, the editing of “Alice in Wonderland” awaited him like a clamoring child. His mind had only temporarily emerged from that rabbit hole, down which he’d soon again disappear.Read full article >>

Anna Atkins: Google celebrates first photographic book with blue birthday Doodle

SET AGAINST that bright Prussian blue background, like alabaster ballerinas of sun and light and frozen movement, Anna Atkins’s subjects still beguile like some botanical dance.It takes a special eye to stage a portrait “sitting” for kelp, and then lend to it the art of composition. Show More Summary

Sketchbook: Still counting the days till justice for jailed Post reporter Jason Rezaian

BECAUSE HE is not free to light a candle, today I will light one for Jason Rezaian. Today is Jason’s 39th birthday, but there is another number that looms: He has now been in captivity for 236 unjust days. The Washington Post bureau chief sits in a cell, in a Tehran prison, facing another numeral: zero. Show More Summary

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