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URL :http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/comic-riffs
Filed Under:Entertainment / Comic Books
Posts on Regator:990
Posts / Week:5.7
Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

COMIC-CON 2014: Here are your Eisner Award winners…

Here are the 2014 Eisner Award winners from this weekend at Comic-Con International in San Diego: BEST SHORT STORY: Untitled, by Gilbert Hernandez, in Love and Rockets: New Stories #6 (Fantagraphics) BEST SINGLE ISSUE (OR ONE-SHOT): Hawkeye #11: Pizza Is My Business, by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel) Read full article >>

COMIC-CON 2014: A closer look at ‘Arrow’s’ upcoming season: From Arsenal to Ra’s al Ghul

NOTE: The usual caveat: Thar be “Arrow” Season 2 spoilers below; if you’re not caught up, proceed knowingly. THE HOOD, bow and arrow and domino mask are all there, but when the third season of the CW’s superhero hit “Arrow” begins Oct. 8, there will be another hand reaching for a quiver. Read full article >>

COMIC-CON 2014: 3 Takeaways from Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman reveal for ‘Batman vs. Superman’

WARNER BROS. wasted little time giving fans what they had been waiting for Saturday during the studio’s presentation before San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H throng of 6,500-strong. Although there was no official confirmation of any big developments in Zack Snyder’s “Batman vs. Show More Summary

COMIC-CON 2014: Brian Michael Bendis illuminates the craft, and commerce, of becoming a comics pro

WHEN PUBLISHER Random House reached out to Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis to see whether he was interested in creating a book about how to write comics, Bendis knew he had to do it. Known for writing some of the top...Show More Summary

COMIC-CON 2014: 5 Takeaways from today’s Ben Affleck/Batman sneak-peek

Holy Bat-stubble. It’s the most talked about chin at the first full day of Comic-Con. Warner Bros. on Thursday released an up-close and in-color profile image of Ben Affleck’s Caped Crusader from the forthcoming film “Batman vs. Superman:...Show More Summary

COMIC-CON 2014: This Just In—comiXology to announce new ‘DRM-free’ backup feature today

comiXology will announce today at Comic-Con a new backup feature that lets customers download and store books without the obstacle of digital rights management, the company tells The Post’s Comic Riffs. Read full article >>

COMIC-CON 2014: DC Comics marks ‘Batman Day’ Wednesday with national celebration—and retail sales

PLANES SHOT down over Ukraine or gone into thin air. Bitter fighting in Gaza among the globe’s scores of current wars and conflicts. And always the concern about that next violent act that strikes too close to home. Read full articl...

THE NEW FEMALE THOR: From Asgard to new guard, 5 things to know about Marvel’s bolt from the blue

WHEN SUPERHERO comics publishers alter a character, they often wait and hope for the clap of approval. This week, Marvel Comics’ big announcement brought a thunderclap. Marvel announced this week — on the friendly venue of ABC’s “The...Show More Summary

THIS JUST IN: See the stunning cover to Rep. John Lewis’s ‘March: Book Two’

LAST YEAR, when Rep. John Lewis began to share his illustrated tale of civil-rights fights, he depended on the sharp storytelling eye on Nate Powell. So for “March: Book One,” the Eisner-winning artist delivered a head-turning cover that pulled us in with hues of worn orange and hard-won history. Read full article >>

With ‘Arrugas (Wrinkles),’ Spanish artist Paco Roca gives poignant voice to overlooked seniors

WHEN SPANISH artist Paco Roca sought inspiration for “Arrugas,” a graphic novel he wrote and illustrated, he believed there was only one place that could provide him with the drama, comedy, heartbreak and unpredictable behavior he needed to breathe life into his project: Read full article >>

COMIC RIFFS CELEBRATES: 60 Telling Quotes About Comics and Cartooning

AS COMIC RIFFS celebrates its sixth birthday this month — and thanks to all those who have supported this burgeoning blog column along the way — here’s a wee token of my anniversary gratitude: 60 Telling Quotes About Comics and Cartooning from the past six years of ‘Riffs… Read full article >>

‘GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’: 5 Things We Gleaned from the new ‘sneak’ screener

ON MONDAY  EVENING, Marvel Studios unspooled a 17-minute, IMAX-enhanced preview of its raccoon-fueled galactic roll of the dice. And f rom the spotlighted comedy to the classic rock, “Guardians of the Galaxy” is certainly getting a precision roll-out. Show More Summary

SHELFIES: Re-appreciating Seth’s ‘Palookaville 21?: ‘That is my entire purpose as a cartoonist.’

ED. NOTE: Today, Comic Riffs launches an occasional feature, dubbed “SHELFIES,” in which we pull a favorite graphic novel or other comic off our personal shelves that’s ready for a fresh close-up. — M.C. Read full article >>

‘A MOST IMPERFECT UNION’: ‘La Cucaracha’ cartoonist takes on a nation’s ‘dead white men’

LALO ALCARAZ, as a cartoonist, can’t help but ring out with irreverence. In time for Independence Day, Alcaraz — perhaps best known for sociopolitical comic strip “La Cucaracha” — is the illustrator of a new book about the republic,Show More Summary

THIS JUST IN: Bill Watterson’s ‘Pearls Before Swine’ art for Parkinson’s to be auctioned in August

IT MADE INTERNATIONAL headlines when Bill Watterson returned to the comics page this month for the first time in nearly two decades. Now, an August date has been set for those widely viewed strips to go up for auction. Read full article >>

SPX 2014: Small Press Expo adds guests Tom Tomorrow, Sorensen, Burns and Katchor to alt-weekly salute

SMALL PRESS EXPO continues to curate its welcome celebration of the alt-weekly comic. SPX will announce this afternoon that it has officially added recent Herblock Prize winners Tom Tomorrow and Jen Sorensen, as well as Charles Burns and Ben Katchor, to its lineup of special guests for this fall’s event in suburban Washington. Read full article >>

JOHN ROMITA JR.: Drawing Superman? Artist’s new gig surprises even himself

IF YOU’RE one of the many comics fans who thought you’d never see John Romita Jr. draw the world’s most famous Kryptonian for DC Comics, you’re in good company. There’s another person who thought the same thing: Read full article >>

‘EAST OF WEST’: Hickman and Dragotta are riding high atop their apocalyptic Western for Image Comics

When creating a comic-book universe, nothing is more important to Jonathan Hickman than the collaborative process. So when Hickman (writer of The Avengers, Fantastic Four, FF, The Manhattan Projects) began plotting his next creator-owned project for Image Comics, he knew he wanted to team with someone who would make the process fun. Show More Summary

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