Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sunday morning toons: Special "No Farm Animals Were Harmed in the Making of This Post" Edition

Put yourself in a political toonist's place this week. You've got a Class 3 hurricane hitting Galveston, more deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan; Lehman Brothers may be the next bank to go under in the aftermath of the housing/credit bubble; the GOP is revving up its vote-suppression machine in swing states across the country.

. . . or there's that bit about the pig and lipstick.

Gee. Tough choice.

So brace yourself for heavily porcine- and makeup-oriented week here at the p3 weekly toon review.

Let's start with the recently-returned Bob Geiger, who brings us his faves. p3 Special Mention: Mike Luckavich (a hat trick) and Jack Ohman.

And it's pigs all over the landscape at Daryl Cagle's toon round-up, but we're going to try and mix things up a little rather than going whole hog.

p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Keefe, Patrick Chappatte, Jimmy Margulies, John Cole, and Daryl Cagle.

p3 World Toon Review: Christo Komarnitski (Bulgaria), Peter Lewis (Australia), and Marcello (France). And not a pig joke among the lot of them.

Just in time for Election Day! Ann Telnaes plugs the next Republican product sure to be flying off the toy-store shelves. And here's a special Telnaes two-fer, because her Dick Cheney is still an evil bastard, but it makes me laugh.

Meanwhile,Opus discovers that, even when contemplating the afterlife, there's always the paper trail to be considered. Where do you want to spend eternity?

Half a cop's life is spent waiting. I'm happy to assure you that there's not a speck of lipstick on this particular pig (from 1956). He's even wearing trousers. (Who does a better parody of Jack Webb's signature stick-up-the-butt walk--Daffy Duck or Dan Aykroyd? You decide.)

And, last but not least, this week's p3 Bonus Toon, in which Jesse Springer identifies the man-made phenomenon into which all light, matter, time--and public discussion of issues--has disappeared. (Click to enlarge.)

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