Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sunday morning toons: Nothin' but good news!

The pull-out from Afghanistan is finally underway -- one general at a time.

If the Gulf disaster makes oil drilling too unpopular, there are other energy sources out there just as dirty that haven't made headlines lately.

Whales killed by Japanese whalers are just as dead, but now they're dead in the furtherance science.

These and other good-news stories, beginning with Daryl Cagle's toon round-up for the week.

p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Luckovich, Daryl Cagle, R. J. Matson, Mike Keefe, John Darkow, David Fitzsimmons,Steve Sack, Henry Payne, Adam Zyglis, John Cole, Jeff Darcy, Cal Grondahl, and Monte Wolverton.

p3 Palme d' Oil: Joe Heller.

p3 Best in Show: Jeff Parker.

p3 Legion of Merit: Jimmy Margulies.

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

Ann Telnaes sees the McCrystal firing as one of those boat is half-empty/boat is half-full kind of things.

Mark Fiore chronicles the search by the multi-millionaire man-boy for his missing life. Heartbreaking.

It's not "Disneyland After Dark," but it is enough to make you say, Good god, Walt -- what were you thinking? (h/t @ebertchicago)

So much for all those old "Superman" comics I kept in a box in my bedroom: The high-ups at DC Comics are going to launch digital multi-platform comics, some old titles and some new, for iPhone, iPad, iTouch, Sony Playstation, and lord knows what else. (h/t @owillis)

When you say "I do," that still leaves 136 more characters! From Non-Sequitur comes this look at modern romance.

Back for two weeks running! When the Comics Curmudgeon is finished with them, "The Lockhorns" are sadder and more poignant than you ever imagined (if you imagined at all).

Is the supreme leader experiencing an appropriately agitated emotional response? Well you may ask. Fortunately, Tom Tomorrow has the answer.

"I curse all of you for mocking me as a child! The K Chronicles discovers you really can go home again,

Yipe! At Red Meat, Bug-Eyed Earl gets on board with public transportation.

If families worked like corporations: it would probably work out a lot like this Tom the Dancing Bug strip.

Barry Blitt gets big play with this week's illustration for Frank Rich's NYTimes opinion column.

Portland homeboy Jack Ohman sees a wee problem with the way financial reform is headed.

Ods bodkins! Hast the knights of the Round Table turned chicken? In the seventy years since he was created, Bugs Bunny has won exactly one Academy Award for an animated short. It's always amazed me that, of all the wonderful Bugs Bunny toons from the golden age of the 1940s (or the early 1950s "Hunting Trilogy" or the 1957 classic "What's Opera, Doc?"), it would be "Knighty Knight, Bugs," directed by Friz Freleng in 1958, that would finally bring home the gold statue for Bugs.

p3 Bonus Toon: Jesse Springer looks at the budget cuts Oregon is facing, and says it won't be an exercise in subtlety. (Wonder if it would go any differently next year with a doctor in the house?) (Click to enlarge)

Remember to bookmark the daily political toon features at Slate's Slate, Time, and

Test your toon-captioning chops at The New Yorker's weekly caption-the-cartoon contest. (Rules here.)

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