Sunday, May 4, 2008

Sunday morning toons

(Did you get your free comic book yesterday? Good work.)

This Derby weekend, we'll start off with Daryl Cagle's toon round-up, where Rev. Wright and Hillary are neck-and-neck at the clubhouse turn with "stimulus checks" coming up strong on the outside.

p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Lane, John Darkow, Eric Allie, Scott Stantis, and John Cole.

Ann Telnaes notes the Bush Administration's continuing hunt for ANWR oil. Be vewwy, vewwy quiet.

Opus handles the notion of strong commanding women in his own special way. And may I say, I just can't get enough of cartoons that end with the tag line, "Esther, fetch the napalm from the Prius." (Salon Premium.)

Speaking of, Opus isn't the only regular cartoon feature there. They've got a surprisingly good line-up, two of which I recommend in particular (not counting the widely available "This Modern World"): "The K Chronicles" is the occasionally autobiographical strip by Keith Knight that runs the full spectrum from cleaning the Bush Administration's clock to plans for selling the corporate naming rights to their soon-to-be-born child. In particular, I enjoy his recurring celebration of Life's Little Victories. Yes!

And there's also Carol Lay, whose "WayLay" and "Story Minute" strips (I've never quite figured out the difference) went through an extraordinarily dark period a few years ago and came out on the other side . . . only mildly dark. Favorite topics: Unintended consequences; the questionable wisdom of men and women trying to understand one another; arrogance and the inevitable cosmic ass-kicking that follows; and the strange Addams-ish things that might be going on around us this very minute.

p3 Bonus Toon: With a hushed sense of awe, Jesse Springer looks upon the gift Hillary has brought Oregon this month. (Click image to enlarge.)

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