Showing posts with label Washington Post. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Washington Post. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

KAL and Don Graham's Herblock talks online

Kevin Kallaugher: 2015 Prize Winner

May 12 2015

Former Washington Post publisher specifically talks about Herblock's career and what he meant to the paper.

Donald E. Graham: 2015 Lecturer

May 12 2015

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Bob Staake featured in today's Post

Bob Staake is featured in today's Washington Post for a decade of weekly contest drawings.

Bob Staake's favorite cartoons of 20 years of Style Invitational
Washington Post March 3 2013

Bob Staake establishes the zaniness to the unwary of the Invitational. Bob started illustrating the weekly contest example in 1994, and he's drawn close to 1,000 images.

and a biographical note:

The art (or 'art') of the Invitational
By Pat Myers,
Washington Post (March 3 2013).
online at

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Superhero contest answers, Escape from Planet Earth, and the Walking Dead in today's Post

Style Invitational Week 1009: What's in a name, plus the winning super- (and not-so-super-) heroes.
By Pat Myers, Washington Post February 17 2013 - and don't forget that Bob Staake has done the illustrations for this contest for around a decade. The honorable mentions seem to only be in the print edition, and include my neighbor Larry Yungk's Bleeperman.

'Escape From Planet Earth' movie review
By Michael O'Sullivan, February 15 2013

and for the record:

McIntyre, Gina / Los Angeles Times.  2013.
Steven Yeun 'the heart' of 'The Walking Dead'.
Washington Post (February 17)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Post wimps out on Zits strip

YOU PLAY THE EDITOR: The Post didn't run this 'ZITS' strip — would you?
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog May 9 2012

Boy, the Post just doesn't let up on protecting its few remaining readers of the comics pages -- or should that be infantilizing them? One wonders what pictures from the current wars they also decided not to offend our delicate sensibilities with...

Click on the 'censorship' tag below to see plenty of previous examples.

Monday, January 09, 2012

The Doonesbury strips we didn't see last month

The Washington Post repeated two Doonesbury strips in the print newspaper last month (see above) - skipping the actual strips for December 15th and 16th, which can instead be seen at the Doonesbury archives. The Post didn't mention it, but the Toledo Blade explained why the strips were substituted for certain sensitive newspapers. My neighbor Bill. C came through with the print edition so I was finally able to confirm that the Post hadn't run them.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Post likes Big Planet Comics

The Washington Post's Weekend section featured 12 local sites in Georgetown and Big Planet Comics was one of them. Click here and go to page 21.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Wash Post obituary of interest for its photography

Note the family photograph of everyone reading the Sunday comics around 1955.

A Local Life: Alan L. Dean, 92, the 'Ideal Father'

Washington Post February 27, 2011

Alan L. Dean, with wife Vera and daughters Diana, left, and Claudia in 1955. Mr. Dean won The Washington Post's
Alan L. Dean, with wife Vera and daughters Diana, left, and Claudia in 1955. Mr. Dean won The Washington Post's "Ideal Father" contest. (Family Photo)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Post ombudsman on censoring Non Sequitur

The ombudsman has issues with the Post not running the Non Sequitur comic strip last weekend.

Where was the 'Where's Muhammad?' cartoon?
By Andrew Alexander
Washington Post October 10, 2010; A17

Why are some of the Post's Sunday comics colored pink?

It's a Breast Cancer awareness campaign thought up by Dan Piraro and done by King Features Syndicate. All of the strips can be seen at Cartoonists Care: The Sunday Funnies Pink Project. There's a link to donate to cancer charities from the main page.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Washington Post runs scared, censors Non Sequitur

The Post joined the group of newpapers afraid to publish a Non Sequitur strip that dared mention Muhammed - see the bigger story here  - 
 by Alan Gardner
October 4, 2010

The Post also issued a 'No Comment' to its own blog -
'Muhammad' does -- and does not -- appear in today's 'NON SEQUITUR' comic By Michael Cavna, Washington Post Comic Riffs blog October 3, 2010.

The Post's strong tradition of censoring on its comics page what it would never consider in the news pages continues - click on censorship in the tags to see other examples.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cruse's Stuck Rubber Baby reissue reviewed by Post

I haven't read this since the first edition came out, but I recall liking it quite a bit.

Howard Cruse's graphic novel "Stuck Rubber Baby," reviewed by Dennis Drabelle
By Dennis Drabelle
Washington Post August 21, 2010; C03

and here's a general who likes to use cartoons in his briefings. Herblock and Daryl Cagle are namechecked.

New intelligence chief Clapper brings sense of humor to serious job
By Ellen Nakashima
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, August 21, 2010; A03

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Animator is finalist in Post's Real Art D.C. contest

The first is his cartoon, the second is a profile, and the third is biographical information. This is online only.

Real Art D.C. Finalist: Adam Dwight,Washington Thursday, July 8, 2010.

Takoma Park, Md., artist Adam Dwight makes gouaches featuring figures that might populate gross-out comics, though they're more civilized than that. Think Mr. Smithers from "The Simpsons" as drawn by Dr. Seuss.

Finalist No. 4: Adam Griffiths a.k.a. Adam Dwight,Washington Thursday, July 8, 2010.

Bio: Adam Griffiths a.k.a. Adam Dwight,Thursday, July 8, 2010.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

That darn Babin

Another letter to the editor - this time on Rex Babin:
Cruel treatment of the Gores, Gerald Kamens, Arlington, Washington Post (June 12 2010).

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Post cartoonist contest adds Stan Lee as judge

The Post's America's Next Great Cartoonist contest run by Michael Cavna added Stan Lee as a judge. This may be Our Man Thompson's chance to pitch his Spider-Man / Cul de Sac cross-over idea! Ernesto and Dr. Octopus!