Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sunday morning toons: It takes two to Twitter a town hall

Maybe, but it doesn't take 140 characters to ask the important question: via Steve Breen.

Today's selections have been diligently hand-picked by Georgia parolees from the week's political cartoon pages at Slate, Time, Mario Piperni,, and Daryl Cagle:

p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Luckovich, Mike Keefe, Jeff Parker, Jeff ParkerJerry Holbert, Drew Sheneman, Nick Anderson, Clay Jones, Stuart Carlson, Walt Handlesman, and Monte Wolverton.

p3 Best in Show: Pat Bagley.

p3 Best Adaptation from Another Medium: RJ Matson.

p3 Legion of Merit, with boings: Steve Sack.

And did we mention? Rupert Murdoch runs a corrupt global operation. Here's Jack Ohman, Paul Szep, and Martin Rowson.

p3 World Toon Review: Ingrid Rice (Canada), Michael Kountouris (Greece), Cam Cardow (Canada), and Victor Ndula (Kenya).

Ann Telnaes presents John McCain in McCain Hears a Who.

Mark Fiore takes us to the land of trickle-down tales and tax-cut fairies. If you pay them enough, maybe they'll be happy enough to give you a job!

Taiwan's Next Media Animation offers their ineffable retelling of the Murdoch/News of the World scandal. How does the blimp figure in again?

Tom Tomorrow presents tomorrow's history of today. Try to stifle your laughter, please. (And good luck with the organ harvesters!)

The K Chronicles presents: Child of LA, Child of San Francosco.

Tom the Dancing Bug reprises the Super-Fun-Pack Comix, and whether you agree or not, Guy Walks Into a Bar is the funniest thing this week. (Also, congrats to TtDB for its Harvey Award nomination!)

Comic Riffs salutes the forthcoming project Womanthology, a collection of the work of over 140 (whoa!) women in the cartoon industry.

Red Meat's Bug-eyed Earl goes for the cheap laugh.

The Comic Curmudgeon is too kind to this Jumble from last week; it's actually a rip-off of a Joey Tribbiani joke from 1994.

Portland homeboy Jack Ohman looks at budget cuts.

Well, blow me down! I can't believe I've never included this on p3 Sunday Toons, but apparently it's slipped through the cracks. The first screen appearance of Popeye was actually spun out in a 1933 Betty Boop cartoon, directed Dave Fleischer. (Betty's appearance is limited to her hula act. Hard to understand why the Hays Commission had any problem with her.)

(Note to Facebook friends: If you're reading this in FB Notes, you'll need to click View Original Post, below, to see the video.)

p3 Bonus Toon: Jesse Springer thinks he smells something about the UO Ducks following last year's National Championship.

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

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