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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

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Sketchbook: See the future stars, too, at this weekend's Small Press Expo

Small Press Expo kicks off Saturday with a chance to see both comics' rock stars and the industry's rising stars.

Meet the man who's creating a space for longform journalism — in graphic novel form

Matt Bors's relaunched site the Nib is helping comics artists cover everything from the campaign to Syria.

As Puerto Rican superhero makes debut, her writer brings 'the power of our people' to comics

Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is introducing heroic La Borinqueña to reflect Puerto Rican self-empowerment -- especially as the island faces financial crisis.

Donald Trump will win in a landslide. The mind behind 'Dilbert' explains why.

'Dilbert' creator Scott Adams is a longtime student in the powers of persuasion, and he believes Trump has been 'pitch-perfect' so far in deploying those powers.

Upon Comic Riffs' 7th birthday, here are our favorite quotes to celebrate comics

Upon Comic Riffs' 7th birthday, here are our favorite quotes that celebrate comics, animation -- and the artists who make them.

Trump and Black Lives Matter get custom new emoji, thanks to these political cartoonists

The comics site The Nib is offering a wide-ranging swath of sociopolitical emoji timed to this election season, says founder Matt Bors.

As 'The Great Pumpkin' turns 50, 'Peanuts' corn mazes will pop up across America

"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!" celebrates its golden anniversary next month.

How cartoons are making fun of the Hillary Clinton health controversy

Here's how political cartoonists are diagnosing Hillary Clinton's electoral condition.

How the Obamas helped Charlie Brown win an Emmy Award

The White House had a role in "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown!" -- which won an Emmy Award over the weekend.

Rep. John Lewis's riveting 'March' memoir is longlisted for the National Book Award

Rep. John Lewis is "pleased and grateful that 'March' has struck such a chord in America."

Hugh Jackman has one 'Wolverine' movie left. Could Mr. Sinister give us a clue to his replacement?

Could a classic X-Men villain provide the key to Hugh Jackman's on-screen Wolverine replacement?

Small Press Expo: Here are your 2016 Ignatz Award winners, including new talent Tillie Walden

Young comics creator Tillie Walden was a double winner at the Ignatz Awards ceremony, held Saturday evening during the Small Press Expo in suburban Washington. Walden was voted outstanding artist for her debut graphic novel, “The End of Summer,” and named most promising new talent for “I Love This Part.” Elsewhere, former Brooklyn studiomates Kate […]

Sketchbook: See the future stars, too, at this weekend’s Small Press Expo

SURE, Small Press Expo, which kicks off Saturday, lets you enjoy its established stars in the indie comics firmament, including (over the years) Chris Wars, Lynda Barry and Los Bros Hernandez. But one of its great joys is also catching those future stars who are just beginning to rise. There was now-superstar Raina Telgemeier (who’ll be […]

Meet the man who’s creating a space for longform journalism — in graphic novel form

  ON SATURDAY in suburban Washington, one of the jewels on the comics-convention circuit, Small Press Expo, will kick off. And one of the event’s first panels will feature both a rock star (Joe Sacco) and a rising star (Sarah Glidden) within the world of comics journalism, as moderated by Herblock Prize-winning cartoonist Matt Bors. […]

Trump and Black Lives Matter get custom new emoji, thanks to these political cartoonists

TO MATT BORS, the Internet still had a gaping hole. So many emojis, yet so relatively few that reflect the sociopolitical culture. Today, Bors and his team of fellow artists are offering a digital corrective, one Trump head, dumpster fire and weeping MLK at a time. And they’re calling them “Nibmoji.” Bors, the Herblock Prize-winning […]

As ‘The Great Pumpkin’ turns 50, ‘Peanuts’ corn mazes will pop up across America

TO JILL SCHULZ, the youngest child of late “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz, it seems as if the Great Pumpkin has almost always been in her life. Schulz, speaking by phone from Southern California, recalls trick-or-treating not long after the third “Peanuts” special, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!,” debuted on network television 50 years ago […]

How cartoons are making fun of the Hillary Clinton health controversy

NOW FOR the Campaign Circus’s next high-flying trick, we’ll apparently pivot from Benghazi to Benadryl — and from email to influenza, with the only common symptom being hacking. For long months, we’ve watched the poll charts; now, we’re being directed to the medical charts (“paging Nate ‘Centrum’ Silver”). This latest focus comes, of course, in […]

A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic that won’t always star the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

There have been so many versions of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in both animation and live-action movies that some may not remember that the green martial artists debuted in a comic book from creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird back in the early 1980s. Since 2011, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” has been the main turtle title […]

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