Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday morning toons: Special "Taking it on the nose" edition

This week, we've got disciplinary problems, the flu bug, the Beatles, the eighth anniversary of 9/11, the hundredth birthday of the dream of health care reform, and--last but not least--the place where empires go to die. Let's kick it off with Daryl Cagle's toon round-up.

p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Luckovich, R. J. Matson, Mike Keefe, Larry Wright, David Fitzsimmons, Joe Heller, Steve Breen, Bill Day, and Pat Bagley.

p3 Best of Show: Daryl Cagle.

p3 Legion of Honor (with clusters): Jeff Stahler.

p3 Best Adaptation from Another Medium: Eric Allie.

p3 Heroes of the Rebellion Medal: Monte Wolverton,

p3 World Toon Review: Patrick Chappette (Switzerland), LAZ (Cuba),
Frederick Deligne, (France) and Oguz Gurel (Turkey).

Ann Telnaes reminds us: it's back to school time.

Why did Highlights Magazine exist no other place but my eye doctor's waiting room? For those who remember Goofus and Gallant from childhood, Tom Tomorrow has helpfully updated them for our era. Can you say "But . . . but . . . "? I thought you could.

Portland homeboy Jack Ohman is looking for a new drug.

Now don't try to deny it--I know a some of you dropped some serious change on Beatles gear this week. So this--call it "the tune that the whole time was really about what they insisted for decades it wasn't about"--goes out to all of you, from the 1968 film "Yellow Submarine," directed by George Dunning (who personally oversaw the rotoscoped animation in this sequence).

p3 Bonus Toon: Jesse Springer considers who really took it on the nose--or beak last week.

And as always, check out Slate's political cartoon for today.

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