Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sunday morning toons: Special "Toon Market Report by the Exchange Telegraph" edition

Toon trading was crisp at the end of the week, with some brisk business on the floor. Health care was queasy. Afghanistan dug in and Windows 7 crashed. Abstinence rose dramatically during the week but faded by Friday at happy hour. Balloon Boy sank after an early gain. Fox News was rampant, while Rush Limbaugh remained flaccid. (Half-hearted apologies--I mean, honestly, after 40 years, they must have seen this sort of thing coming--to Monty Python.)

Let's kick it off, as always, with Daryl Cagle's toon round-up for this week.

p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Luckovich, Pat Bagley, R. J. Matson, John Trever, Monte Wolverton, Adam Zyglis, John Cole, Jeff Stahler, Ed Stein, Nate Beeler, Cameron Cardow, and Joe Heller.

p3 Best of Show: Bill Day.

p3 Legion of Merit: John Darkow,

p3 "Old Joke, New Context" Citation: Mike Keefe.

p3 World Toon Review: Cam Cardow (Canada), and Stephane Peray (Thailand).

Ann Telnaes looks at some signs of the times.

(And here's a little lagniappe.)

Feeling a little run-down? Tom Tomorrow just might know the reason why.

Democracy in Afghanistan? Portland homeboy Jack Ohman has his doubts.

Relinquish me, you foul, gibbering feline, you! Last week, in our run-up to Halloween, we presented "Claws for Alarm," the second of the Chuck Jones horror-themed Porky and Sylvester trilogy. ("Scaredy Cat" was the first.) This week we finish up our tribute with the third, and probably best-known--and definitely the funniest--of the set: "Jumpin' Jupiter," from 1955. No sinister glinty-eyed mice in this one!

p3 Bonus Toon: Always remember Jesse Springer's First Rule: It can always get worse.

And remember to bookmark Slate's political cartoon for today.

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