Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sunday morning toons: Special "Ballot Deadline" edition

Let's kick things off with Daryl Cagle's round-up of this week's editorial toons.

p3 Picks of the Week: John Trever, Mike Keefe, Pat Bagley, Jeff Parker, Michael Ramirez, Steve Sack, Mike Thompson, Milt Pirggee, and Gary Brookins.

p3 Palme d'Or (with clusters) goes to Pat Bagley.

"I fault this president for not knowing what death is," wrote E. L. Doctorow in 2005. Ann Telnaes illustrates.

Special Ann Telnaes twofer: Let's just call this one "Reporting the cost."

Events force Opus to take matters into his own hands this week. Think good thoughts. (Salon Premium.)

For those of you who've avoided seeing the "Iron Man" movie, suspecting it's just as mindless and non-nutritive as a $7 bucket of popcorn, p3 says au contraire! It's also a critique of late-stage capitalism in the time of the American empire. Betcha you can't wait to see it now.

A few weeks ago, p3 pondered the somewhat creepy story of Garfield's apparent death. This week, instead of something so sweeping as a world without Garfield, we present you the smaller, but much more satisfying notion of a "Garfield" strip without Garfield. Its creator calls it an investigation of "schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life." This could catch on. (Belated hat-tip to Interesting Times.)

p3 Bonus Toon: Oregon voters--have you gotten your ballots mailed off? If not, it's too late now for them to arrive before the 8pm Tuesday deadline. Here's a list of drop-off points for your county. Jesse Springer reminds you: It's the only way to make the voices stop!

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