Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sunday morning toons: Special "Meddling with the very fabric of time itself" edition

That's the theme this week, and it starts with the possibility of an end to Saturday mail delivery. Where can it lead? Only time can tell.

Let's start with this week's Daryl Cagle toon round-up.

p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Luckovich, Daryl Cagle, Pat Bagley, John Trever, John Darkow, Steve Sack, Milt Priggee, Joe Heller, Jeff Stahler, Brian Fairrington, Ed Stein, and Monte Wolverton.

p3 Award for Best Adaptation From Another Medium (tie): Bill Day and Jeff Darcy.

p3 World Toon Review: Cam Cardow (Canada), Patrick Chappatte (Switzerland), Stephane Peray, (Thailand), Frederick Deligne (France), Petar Pismestrovic (Austria), and Jeremy Nell (South Africa).

Ann Telnaes pays tribute to a politician who's left his mark on the body politic.

Meddling with the very fabric of time and space itself, Part 1: So, is gravity a socialist plot? Maybe it really is a parachute of big-government viciousness feeding on the blood of the fallen, but Mark Fiore thinks it might be time to pull the damned cord--metaphorically speaking.

Meddling with the very fabric of time and space itself, Part 2: Ever wish that tomorrow you could get out of that jam you got into last week? Well, Tom the Dancing Bug says now you can!

Hint: Technically, the dung is the one in the middle. Kevin Moore gives the Nature Channel treatment to those wonderful people who gave us Keep America Safe.

Portland homeboy Jack Ohman returns us to the fundamentals on health care.

Meddling with the fabric of time and space itself, Part 3: Last week's toon review featured 1948 Tex Avery animation where things got a little bit surreal. If you thought some of that Daliesque imagery in "The Cat that Hated People" seemed familiar, there's a reason: For some reason, that imagery was passed around--let's be generous and say "borrowed"--by several artists Warner Bros., MGM, and even TerryToons from the 1930s through the 1950s. You can read the list of cartoons that lifted those ideas and images here, but today we've got the 1938 Bob Clampett black-and-white from Warner Bros. that started it all: The one--the only--"Porky in Wackyland." Brace yourself.

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p3 Bonus Toon: Meddling with the very fabric of time and space itself, Part 4: When you mess with time, as Jesse Springer observes, you can wind up with temporal anomalies like this:

Remember to bookmark:

Slate's political cartoon for the day.

And Time's cartoons of the week.

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