Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday morning toons: Belated Veterans Day

This week's selections have been lovingly hand-selected from the week's political cartoon pages at Slate, Time,, and Daryl Cagle's political cartoon index at

p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Luckovich, Daryl Cagle, Joel Pett, Clay Jones, Jim Morin, Scott Stantis, Chris Britt, and Monte Wolverton.

p3 Best of Show: Pat Bagley.

p3 Legion of Merit: David Fitzsimmons.

p3 Cross de Guerre: Adam Zyglis.

p3 Norman Rockwell Award: R. J. Matson.

p3 Doomed to Repeat History Medal: Steve Sack.

p3 World Toon Review: Ingrid Rice (Canada), Julius Hansen (Denmark), Pavel Constantine (Romania), Michael Kountouris (Greece), and Cam Cardow (Canada).

Ann Telnaes notes how GOP homophobes celebrate Veterans Day.

Mark Fiore looks ahead to compromising with the uncompromising.

Here's Barry Blitt's illustration for this week's Frank Rich NYTimes column: "Who Will Stand Up to the Superrich?"

Two words: Serenity: Downtime.

Tom Tomorrow looks at the aftermath of an election in which voters largely shun the party unable to fix the economic mess in favor of the party that caused it.

The K Chronicles has a message that was too late that time, but maybe not next time: Get help. (Warning: Not fun like the "Life's Little Victories" strips.)

In a strip that may have more political overtones than you might like to think, Red Meat looks at what happens when you screw with a hand puppet.

This is absolutely fascinating: Three top-of-the-chart caricature artists show how they'd draw Pablo Picasso.

The Comic Curmudgeon looks at how Funky Winkerbean celebrates Veterans Day in the most libido-killing way imaginable. Remember when FB was a harmless, high-school version of Doonesbury? Yeesh.

Portland homeboy Jack Ohman sez: The voters have spoken!

Here's why you never tear your prescriptions in half! "Naughty but Mice," was the 1939 debut of Sniffles the Mouse, one of Chuck Jones' minor creations (actually, Sniffles' original design work was done by a Disney artist who specialized in cute, and it shows). In this rarely-shown-on-TV-for-obvious-reaons short, Sniffles gets -- there's no way to put this delicately -- hammered on cold medicine.

By the way: Notice that in the background at around the 2:20 mark is a box labeled "Radium Hair Pins." There's a story behind that reference.  There are several similar "high-tech" home-remedy products along the shelf at the same time. Also, the music that begins at that point is "You Go To My Head." Musical director Carl Stalling could never resist a pun like that.

p3 Bonus "News of the Future" Toon: Jesse Springer looks at where the Kitzhaber re-election may eventually lead Oregon (click to enlarge).

Match toon-captioning wits with other buffs at The New Yorker's weekly caption-the-cartoon contest. (Rules here.)

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