You've seen the fireworks, you've been to the cookout, you've gone for the family drive. So all we have to do to wrap up this holiday weekend is do the toon review, starting with Daryl Cagle's round-up.
p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Lane, Pat Bagley, Mike Thompson, Jeff Stahler, Jeff Koterba, and Henry Payne.
The p3 Citation for Literary Merit goes to Steve Breen.
A p3 Hometown Fist Bump to Portland's own Jack Ohman, seen here taking things to their inevitable extreme.
Update: Politicker.com observes the passing of Jesse Helms (R - Jim Crow) by recalling the long-time battle between Helms and the late Doug Marlette, political cartoonist for the Charlotte Observer, who never missed the chance to point out what a disgrace Helms was to citizens of the Tarheel State born after the fifteenth century.
Ann Telnaes captures the essence of the Fifth of July hangover.
Opus continues to explore the oil grief cycle. (Hint: It's not just solar-powered; it's also moon-powered.)
The Comics Curmudgeon
The first Ren & Stimpy cartoon I ever saw--stumbled across it by accident, really--was "Space Madness." I was hooked.
Creator John Kricfalusi, who voiced Ren Höek in the original six episodes, said he created the voice as a cross between Kirk Douglas and Peter Lorre (especially from "Maltese Falcon").
p3 Bonus Toon: Oregon's newest Obamamaniac gets a welcome from Jesse Springer (click to enlarge):