Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday afternoon toons: Special "latex thingies" edition

At Daryl Cagle's round-up we're off the AIG obsession, at least for now. This week the toons run the gamut from the economy to the flame-out topic of the day: Twitter,

p3 Picks of the Week: R. J. Matson, Mike Keefe, Larry Wright, Bob Englehart, John Darkow, Steve Sack, and John Cole.

The p3 "Truth About a One-Paper Town" medal goes to Milt Priggee,

p3 World Toon Review: A lot of people around the world wondered this week about the Pope's priorities, as regards little latex thingies for preventing disease, and the toons were there, including: Riber Hansson (Sweden), Mike Lane (US), David Fitzsimmons (US), Taylor Jones (Puerto Rico), Christo Komarnitski (Bulgaria), Guy Badeaux (Canada), Rainer Hachfeld (Germany), Julius Hansen (Denmark), and Hajo (Netherlands).

Ann Telnaes gives the Republicans credit: they may not know art, but they know what they like.

When life imitates art imitating life: Between the recession and the widespread failure of the traditional newspaper business model, editorial and alternative cartoonists have been taking a professional beating. And reporters have been facing cutbacks and furloughs. So it was probably just a matter of time before cartoon reporter Brenda Starr also faced a furlough. How long until Lois, Clark, and Jimmy start trying to draw advertisers to their group blog?

Guest toon: Things that make Salt Lake City cool: The first thing that struck me was the amazingly wide, clean streets and sidewalks: It seemed like a town the CIA might have built to practice in. At The K Chronicles, Keith considers some more upsides to the City of the Saints.

Portland homeboy Jack Ohman detects trouble in a niche market.

Sports and cheerful sadism--the golden age of Tom & Jerry: The earliest of the T&Js are easy to spot: Tom still looks like a cat, not a guy in a cat suit; the characters move in all three dimensions, and the backgrounds have these beautiful blue hues. This is "Bowling Alley Cat," the seventh T&J cartoon, produced by Fred Quimby for MGM in 1942.

No p3 Bonus Toon from Jesse Springer this week. But don't forget to browse Dan Froomkin's weekday political toon review.

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