Showing posts with label Michael Cavna. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Michael Cavna. Show all posts

Friday, September 13, 2019

Monday, August 20, 2018

The Post's Cavna on Disenchantment.

Matt Groening's 'Disenchantment' gets a smart start. Just don't expect 'The Simpsons.'

Washington Post Comic Riffsblog August 17 2018 
[also in print as Gathering the knights of Groening’s roundtable, Washington Post August 18, 2018, p. C1, 4 and A fantasy to indulge in, Express, August 20 2018, p. 19]

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

National Book Festival's graphic novel panel photos


Pictures of the graphic novels panel with Gene Yang, Lincoln Peirce, Ann Telnaes, Mike Lester, and Roz Chast moderated by Washington Post's Michael Cavna are now online. Arranged by Library of Congress's Sara Duke and Small Press Expo's Warren Bernard.

My cell phone shots:

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Stephan Pastis: 2015 National Book Festival

Stephan Pastis: 2015 National Book Festival

Sep 28, 2015

Cartoonist Stephan Pastis appears at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

Speaker Biography: Stephan Pastis used to be a lawyer. Now, he is the award-winning cartoonist who creates "Pearls Before Swine," a syndicated daily comic strip that runs in 750 newspapers around the world. The humorous comic strip's host of friends -- Rat, Pig, Goat and Zebra -- deliver a smart, witty and painfully honest commentary on modern issues ranging from politics to pop culture. Pastis tends to produce his comics at an unusual five to nine months ahead of the deadline. His latest collection is "Pearls Gets Sacrificed: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury." In addition to creating "Pearls Before Swine," Pastis is the author of the best-selling children's chapter book series Timmy Failure.

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Friday, February 06, 2015

Scott McCloud in Conversation with Michael Cavna (February 6, 2015) UPDATED

The recording of the event, 1 1/2 hours long, is at this link:
This may be the only recording as I'm not sure if the store recorded it. Someone was videoing it, but they weren't from P&P.

Nice things were said about local cartoonist Richard Thompson, and less nice things about Bob "Batman" Kane. McCloud had some things to say that rang true to me and I'll try to excerpt them in a post early next week.

More photographs by me are online here.

Better photographs by Bruce Guthrie are online here.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Postcast: Cartoonists react to Paris attack

In this week’s podcast, It’s All Journalism producer Michael O’Connell (a local radio journalist who is also a comics arts fan) interviews Jen Sorensen, Erin Polgreen and Michael Cavna on their reactions to the Charlie Hebdo attack and how the media — and the cartooning community in particular — responded.

Monday, December 12, 2011

CARTOONS & PLAGIARISM: Live chat today @ 3 pm

Chat today at 3 with @washingtonpost Comic Riffs blogger Michael Cavna & Poynter's @kellymcb on cartoon plagiarism:

Michael Cavna
Style Section & "Comic Riffs"
The Washington Post

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Weldon and Cavna on Dwayne McDuffie

Dwayne McDuffie, RIP: Championed Diversity Among Champions
by Glen Weldon
National Public Radio's Monkey See blog February 23, 2011

RIP, DWAYNE McDUFFIE: Shocked fans, friends mourn the comics/animation force [UPDATED]
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog February 22 2011

Monday, December 13, 2010

Comic Riffs interviews Ward Sutton

PARODY OF THE DAY: The story behind 'How WikiLeaks Stole Christmas'
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog December 13 2010

Sutton's one of my favorite cartoonists - we need a collection of his work. He's done strips for TV Guide, and cartoon book reviews for Barnes and Noble's website...

Thursday, December 02, 2010