Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sunday afternoon toons: Mother's Day edition

Let's get down to business, beginning with Daryl Cagle's toon round-up for the week.

p3 Picks of the Week:

Mike Luckovich, R, J. Matson, Mike Keefe, John Darkow, David Fitzsimmons, Michael Ramirez, Bill Day, Ed Stein, Cal Grondahl, and Monte Wolverton.

p3 Best in Show: Daryl Cagle.

p3 Commendation for Classical Allusiveness: Steve Trever.

p3 Legion of Merit: Jerry Holbert.

p3 Award for Speaking Truth to Power: Milt Priggee.

Mother's Day Harmonic Toon Convergence, Part 1: David Fitzsimmons and Joe Heller.

Mother's Day Harmonic Toon Convergence, Part 2: Steve Nease and Mike Lester.

p3 World Toon Review: Cam Cardow (Canada), Patrick Chappatte (Switzerland), Stephane Peray (Thailand), Tjeerd Royaards (Netherlands), and Ingrid Rice (Canada).

Ann Telnaes raises a fundamental question: What is it about these people that makes them hate America so much?

Mark Fiore explores the problem of explaining lizard juice to little green men.

Animated Sci-Fi Romantic Comedy? Sort of. Comic Riffs has the details.

Barry Blitt provides this illustration to accompany Frank Rich's NYTimes piece today on how the mainstream media was too busy covering itself to cover the evacuation of Times Square.

Hey, Senator Franken -- work your own side of the street: Al Franken briefly sticks his toe in the water of the political toon biz. (I think my job here -- to the extent that we can call it that -- is safe for now.)

This Modern World asks: Why can't all businesses operate like Goldman Sachs?

You should have seen it coming: The saga of a stolen bike at the K Chronicles.

Portland homeboy and Sigma Delta Chi Award winner Jack Ohman says it's just an accounting glitch.

In celebration of Mother's Day, here's "Little Quacker" (1950), directed by Hanna and Barbera, and starring Tom and Jerry, with the first appearance (of 7) by Quacker the duckling:

p3 Bonus Toon: Jesse Springer looks at two of Oregon's biggest problems (although he hastens to point out that obesity is actually correlated positively with low food security -- i.e., hunger):

And remember to bookmark Slate's political cartoon for the day, and Time's cartoons of the week.

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