Today's selections have been carefully hand-selected from the week's political cartoon pages at Slate, Time, Mario Piperni, About.com, and Daryl Cagle:
p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Luckovich, Pat Bagley, RJ Matson, Mike Keefe, Jimmy Margulies, Martin "Shooty" Sutovec, Clay Jones, John Cole, Signe Wilkinson, Stuart Carlson, and Monte Wolverton.
p3 Legion of Honor: Clay Bennett.
p3 Best of Show: Monte Wolverton.
p3 Award for Best Adaptation from Another Medium: Nate Beeler.
p3 Certificate of Harmonic Toon Convergence: and John Darkow and Cameron Cardow.
Seriatim terminus! , Dave Fitzsimmons, Cameron Cardow, Jeff Stahler, and Jeff Koterba.
p3 World Toon Review: Ingrid Rice (Canada), Jianping Fan (China), Bill Leak (Australia), and Christo Komarnitski (Bulgaria).
Ann Telnaes salutes the House GOP's spending priorities.
Mark Fiore says it's time for courage from our leadership.
Taiwan's Next Media Animation explains the American Debt Ceiling Crisis.
Tom Tomorrow takes us to an alien world whose problems bear no resemblance to our own whatsoever.
At The K Chronicles Keith has his mind officially blown.
Tom the Dancing Bug salutes the priorities of a certain crusading Supreme Court justice.
How did your favorite TV animation fare in the Emmy nominations? Comic Riffs has the story.
Red Meat reveals how Milkman Dan spent his vacation.
The Comic Curmudgeon spots (so to speak) a comic strip first in "Ballard Street" -- keep scrolling; it's down there.
Portland homeboy Jack Ohman has a dream.
She's not good enough for you! She lacks depth! Here's a little oddball I'd almost forgotten about: "A Dot and a Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics," directed by Chuck Jones in 1965 during his MGM stint. It's based on the 1963 book by the same name, authored by Norton Juster. The point of the story is that, if you want a relationship to work, you have to be willing to bend a little. You'll see. "Dot and Line" was the winner of the 1965 Oscar for best animated short.
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No p3 Bonus Toon this week; Jesse Springer is off. He encourages you to browse the archives.
Get your toon-captioning mojo working at The New Yorker's weekly caption-the-cartoon contest. (Rules here.)