Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday morning toons: It's not really a mosque.

And, in point of fact, it's not really at "Ground Zero" either. And meanwhile, 2 million Pakistanis (a nuclear power, you might want to keep in mind) have been displaced so far by last week's flooding there. But what upsets Newt Gingrich and worries Harry Reid naturally gets higher priority. Ah, America.

Fine. Let's start with Daryl Cagle's toon round-up for the week.

p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Luckovich, Pat Bagley, R. J. Matson, Bob Englehart, Michael Ramirez,and Monte Wolverton.

p3 Legion of Honor: Steve Sack.

p3 Certificate of Achievement for Most Bizarre Concept: Daryl Cagle.

p3 Award for Best Adaptation from Another Medium: John Darkow.

p3 Recognition of Unsung Irony: Ed Stein.

p3 World Toon Review: Stephane Peray (Thailand), Tjeerd Royaards (Netherlands), Ingrid Rice (Canada), Frederick Deligne (France), and Cam Cardow (Canada).

It's an Ann Telnaes twofer this week: With friends like Newt and Harry, does the Constitution need enemies?

Wow, that must have been a big plane! Mark Fiore gives us Dogboy and Mr. Dan, wrestling with the logistical problems raised by the idea that every single Muslim on earth attacked us 9 years ago, and other dubious beliefs.

Slouching Toward Extinction: Political cartoonist Steve Greenberg traces the slow demise of the staff political cartoonist job.

Donk-donk! How does criminal justice work in Gotham City? Well, it's complicated. (Hat-tip to Ron.)

At Red Meat, Bug-Eyed Earl considers some of the advantages of the suburban lifestyle.

La, la, la, la! Tom Tomorrow considers what happens when we finally take the Afghanistan war seriously.

Oddly, I had a similar conversation only a day or two ago -- but without graphics! The K Chronicles reviews Times I Probably Should Have Died (but didn't).

The Comics Curmudgeon asks: What if you wrote a comic strip that nobody, not even your editors, read or cared about?

It's not really a mosque. And it's not really at "Ground Zero" either. But that isn't stopping the blather. Michael Cavna counts down the top eight eye-catching cartoons about . . . well, about the blather.

Here's the Barry Blitt illustration to accompany Frank Rich's NYTimes column today.

Portland homeboy Jack Ohman raises a valid point: You can't compromise what you ain't got.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Goofy was a genius. Jack Kenney directed this 1944 gem for Disney, one of a classic series of the Big G explaining various activities such as sports and safe driving.

No p3 Bonus Toon again this week, but here's a Jesse Springer toon from three years ago this month. It was a simpler time.

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

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

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