Showing posts with label Express. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Express. Show all posts

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Express has 2 pieces on Kick-Ass dvd release

In the print paper for August 5th is a review of the DVD by Jen Chaney from the Post's website -

'Kick-Ass' does just that on DVD and Blu-rayBy Jen Chaney
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, August 3, 2010; 12:00 AM

Online a couple of days ago was this interview -

Ordinary People: 'Kick-Ass' Producer Tarquin Pack, on DVDWritten by Express contributor Stephen M. Deusner
Express at 9:45 AM on August 3, 2010

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Shooting ones' self in the foot? Or, 'Go to our website for comics'

A few months ago, we took the Express to task for dropping 2/3 of its comics page. One of the editors responded with the rationale that you could read them on their website. Here's an ad from the March 4th edition, conveying the same thing, but before I clipped it, it originally was sandwiched between two paid ads -- which they ain't getting on their website, or if they are, they won't make the same amount of money. And the rationale of going to their site is still weak, since you can go directly to the syndicates or some larger papers and read dozens of strips.

Monday, November 30, 2009

'Improved' Express cuts most comics UPDATED

The Washington Post's free Express paper was improved over the holiday and that means they cut 3 of the 5 comic strips they ran. Out are Bizarro by Dan Piraro, Cornered by Mike Baldwin, and The Duplex by Glenn McCoy. Remaining are Pearls Before Swine (which also appears in the Post) and Pooch Cafe, now in color.

Should you wish to question this improvement, you can write to

I will be doing so in a few minutes.

UPDATE: The editor wrote back to me to say, "We might feature fewer comics in our print edition now, but we've added an expanded comics section in an easy-access, newspaper-style format at our Web site, You'll find Bizarro, Cornered and The Duplex there every day - plus a slew of new comics to make a visit worth your time. Those include Lio, Non Sequitur, The Argyle Sweater, Bound and Gagged, Candorville, Cul de Sac and the New Adventures of Queen Victoria. You can find them here:"

While I obviously don't agree with him, I appreciate the fact that he took the time to respond. I've just sent him a response which includes, "We'll have to agree to disagree though because if it's a commuting newspaper, then putting the comics online doesn't really help anyone except those with overly-smart phones. Besides the Post does that already. In the end, I just don't see providing less of something as a way to bring in more readers."

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Watchmen in today's Express

The paper version has a Watchmen story from Angela Dawson and a Wonder Woman animation story from the LA Times Hero Complex blog, but their online version has an article by a new reader of the graphic novel - "Graphic, Not Novel: Who Reads the 'Watchmen'?" Stephen M. Deusner, Express at 9:30 AM on March 4, 2009.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Kevin Pope, formerly of Express ads

When the free Express paper started years ago, Juniper ran ads by cartoonist Kevin Pope. There were probably about 10 different full page ones before the campaign stopped in the paper. However, it continued online, until now. See "Juniper Kills the Cartoons!" Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading, FEBRUARY 24, 2009 and "Juniper's Cartoonist Isn't Bitter," Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading, FEBRUARY 27, 2009.

Unfortunately, the company also took the cartoons off their website, depriving us of an opportunity to play catchup.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Express poll on Delonas chimp cartoon

Yesterday the Express asked "Was the New York Post's cartoon using a chimp to criticize the stimulus bill racist?"

A short sample of the answers is printed in today's paper, and you can click through the online link to read 75 more.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Wondermark and Frisky Dingos in today's papers

The January 8th Onion has another special Wondermark strip by David Malki in it - a strip about the Onion dropping its comics. This one's probably not going online either so get your copy of the Onion now, or send me a pitiful begging note asking me to clip one for you.

Also, in the Express, Stephen Deusner explains what a Frisky Dingo is - a cartoon on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim that made it into a couple of DVDs, but isn't being renewed.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Comics Articles in Today's Free Papers UPDATED

And there's an online-only Aqua Teen Hunger Force bit at the Express today - "Hunger Forced: 5 Ridiculous Moments From 'Aqua Teen's' Shake."

Porter, Christopher. 2008.
Noisy, brutal genius: The second season of 'Metalocalypse' is a hilarious headbanger.
[Washington Post] Express (December 23): 17

Greenberg, Rudi. 2008.
Just keeps getting quirkier: The sixth volume of 'Aqua Teen' is as whacked as ever.
[Washington Post] Express (December 23): 15

Associated Press. 2008.
Batman and Japan: In a new book, perfect together.
Washington Examiner (December 23); 18

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Thursday, October 09, 2008

MacHomer featured in Express

See "Springfield Play: When 'Macbeth' meets 'The Simpsons,' it's lay on Duff Beer!," by Express contributor Dan Miller, Express October 9, 2008. If anyone gets to see this, I'd be interested in hearing about it.

The paper also had a wire-service story about bicyclist Lance Armstrong appearing on the children's animated show, Arthur which airs on PBS. Arthur is one of the better educational cartoons.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Jason Rodriguez and Chris Piers Article

Jason Rodriguez and Chris Piers are featured in an article about careers - "Getting Ahead: The Write Stuff," by Rachel Kaufman Express, August 13, 2008.

Over in the Examiner, they note Jim Henson's career, including some of his works as a University of Maryland student cartoonist along with the Muppets, are on exhibit at the Smithsonian's Ripley Center (the underground one). The article isn't online.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Express poll on comic book movies

Do you think Hollywood is making too many movies based on comic books?

I voted no, and as of 11 am Saturday, the results were:

46% Yes
54% No

Like anything else, the source material shouldn't control the quality of the adaptation, at least in my opinion. If I forget to check on Monday, hopefully someone will post the final results in the comments.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Johnny Bunko - Edumanga in Express

See "A Comic Office: 'The Adventures of Johnny Bunko'" by Express contributor Rachel Kaufman, Express June 11 2008 for an interview with the writer Daniel Pink. This is both in print and digital.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Quick bits from Express and Examiner

It's probably getting late to track one down, but the Express ran a wire story on the new Batman movie today, and a short excerpt of some of the better questions from the Quesada chat from yesterday.

Nate Beeler had a nice cartoon in the Examiner - the baby's not keeping him completely away from the drawing board apparently.