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Recent articles by Michael:

CIA agent turned Batman writer will give away comics to government workers amid shutdown

Eisner Award-winning writer Tom King will appear Saturday at an Annapolis comic book store. → Read More

What this new trailer reveals about Spider-Man’s next adventure

In Sony's “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” Peter Parker (Tom Holland) wants nothing more than to travel to Europe. → Read More

2018 was the greatest year in superhero cinema

The art form continues to gain wider respect — winning over those who dimly viewed its roots as books ostensibly written for kids. → Read More

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to critics by quoting Alan Moore. Many nerds rejoiced in response.

This is the second time this month that the congresswoman has been prominently linked to an '80s pop reference. → Read More

What would Trump’s wall look like? Here’s how some political artists see it.

Cartoonists offer an eclectic mix of metaphors. → Read More

There’s a border between Trump and the truth, according to cartoons

Political cartoonists skewer the president's sense of the "facts" over the border plight. → Read More

John Lasseter left Pixar after a sexual harassment scandal. He’s now heading another animation studio.

The co-founder and former Disney Animation head, who will lead Skydance Animation, retired last year after acknowledging "missteps." → Read More

How the latest New Yorker cover captures the beautiful solitude of reading

Spain-based artist Anna Parini illustrates the power of literary escapism with animated art. → Read More

‘Spider-Verse’ won at the Golden Globes. An Oscar nod would mark a milestone for black directors.

Peter Ramsey could become the first African American director nominated for a feature animation Oscar. → Read More

Cartoonists take aim at Trump and the government shutdown

Artists find humor in the Trump-Pelosi standoff — and the effects on national parks. → Read More

Can ‘Spider-Verse’ pull a historic upset at the Golden Globes?

Animated features distributed by Sony have never won in their category — while Disney has won it nearly every year. → Read More

How cartoonists are tackling the heat between Romney and Trump

Romney wrote an op-ed in The Post that questioned Trump’s moral fitness for office. → Read More

Don Lusk, 105, was the last vital link to Disney’s ‘Golden Age’ of animation

As a magician of animated movement, Lusk worked on "Pinocchio, "Fantasia" and "Sleeping Beauty." → Read More

‘Aquaman’ director wants you to leave the movie’s haters alone (oh, and by the way, it’s made $750 million)

James Wan told "Aquaman" fans that they did not need to harass viewers who didn't like the film, saying that is “not the kind of support I want." → Read More

Jules Feiffer’s noir ‘The Ghost Script’ is a political masterwork and one of the best books of 2018

Michael Cavna Writer/artist for Comic Riffs, covering visual storytelling, cartoon art/illustration, comedy/satire and animation. The greatest living cartoonist no longer swallows up the Manhattan streets with a long, confident stride. He moved out of his city to escape that painful reminder of physical decline some years back. Yet out on Long Island, in his studio, he has found the fountain pen… → Read More

Trump’s contradictions are gold for ‘Doonesbury,’ as ‘#SAD!’ is one of the best books of 2018

Garry Trudeau's latest collection reflects insights gleaned from a three-decade study of Trump. → Read More

Why Julie Andrews does not make a cameo in ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ — but does in ‘Aquaman'

Oh, the spoonful of irony. → Read More

It’s beginning to look a lot like a Trump Christmas. The season in cartoons.

'Tis the season for White House satire reflected through a holiday lens. → Read More

Batman’s 80th birthday will be celebrated with a roster of all-star talent

Jim Lee, Neal Adams and Kevin Smith will be among the talents contributing to a book for the occasion. → Read More

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ tops the box office to back up all that acclaim

The Miles Morales hit pulls in $35.4 million in its domestic debut. → Read More