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Recent articles by Michael:

Sketch artists at the impeachment trial are capturing scenes that the cameras cannot

The scenes they draw include a senator seemingly falling asleep. → Read More

Cartoonists are having a tougher time with Trump’s impeachment than with Clinton’s. Except when it’s easier.

Cartoonists who have lampooned both administrations take aim differently now. → Read More

Hank Azaria reportedly quitting role as voice of Apu on ‘The Simpsons’

The actor has long voiced by the character, who had come under scrutiny for propagating stereotypes. → Read More

‘Joker,’ explained: How the movie went from divisive debut to Oscars darling

The Joaquin Phoenix movie earned 11 Academy Award nominations Monday, distancing itself from the doubters. → Read More

Will ‘Avengers: Endgame’ get a best picture Oscar nom? Here are four reasons it’ll probably get snubbed.

DC's "Joker" may have the edge on Marvel. → Read More

Many Star Wars fans are upset the new movie sidelines Kelly Marie Tran’s character. The writer is trying to explain.

Writer Chris Terrio has responded to the controversy in interviews, pointing to issues over cut scenes between Rose Tico (Tran) and Leia (Carrie Fisher). → Read More

How Carrie Fisher’s role was woven into ‘Rise of Skywalker’

It was "heartbreaking" not to have Fisher on set for the new Star Wars film, says director J.J. Abrams. → Read More

The secrets to creating an irresistible Star Wars creature, from Chewie to Baby Yoda

As “The Rise of Skywalker” opens, here's a look back at how the series created so many memorable ones. → Read More

With her new book, Raina Telgemeier makes a gutsy move. Kids and parents will love it.

The beloved graphic novelist writes bravely about her childhood anxieties in “Guts.” → Read More

The legendary editor who discovered ‘Cathy’ and ‘The Boondocks’ — and guided ‘Doonesbury’

Says Garry Trudeau, “Lee made wildly insecure artists feel supported and safe and empowered to take creative risks.” → Read More

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ trailer shows a terrifying version of Rey that we’ve never seen before

The D23 Expo teaser went online Monday, fueling speculation about the end of the Skywalker Saga. → Read More

How Pia Guerra became one of the Trump era’s most moving political cartoonists

The "Y: The Last Man" graphic novelist has created viral cartoons about the aftermath of mass shootings. → Read More

Spider-Man may exit Marvel’s universe. What would that mean for Tom Holland’s character?

Sony and Marvel's partnership is reportedly in jeopardy. → Read More

Art Spiegelman says his Marvel book introduction was killed over Trump joke

The "Maus" creator published the essay in the Guardian on Saturday. → Read More

How Woodstock — the bird — was inspired by the 1969 music festival

Charles Schulz named Snoopy's yellow friend in 1970, the summer after the festival staged 50 years ago this week. → Read More

New York Comic Con’s Harvey Award nominations show streaming services gaining ground

Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” and “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” Amazon’s “The Boys” and DC Universe’s “Doom Patrol” are among the nominees. → Read More

The story behind the fake Mad magazine and TV Guide covers in ‘Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood’

Quentin Tarantino even dreamed up the idea for Mad magazine's new parody cover. → Read More

How the Democratic candidates did in the debates, according to cartoons

As the candidates snipe, the satirists take aim. → Read More

She was the voice of Minnie Mouse. He was the voice of Mickey Mouse. That’s how their romance began.

Russi Taylor, who died last week, voiced Minnie Mouse for three decades — a job that led her to her true-life love, voice actor Wayne Allwine. → Read More

Robert Mueller’s testimony on Trump and the Russia probe satirized by political cartoonists

Michael Cavna Writer/artist for Comic Riffs, covering visual storytelling, cartoon art/illustration, comedy/satire and animation. When Robert S. Mueller testified Wednesday before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees, the spectacle became a fun-house mirror for journalists dissecting the words and the optics. Some Pulitzer-winning political cartoonists, such as the Sacramento Bee’s… → Read More