Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday morning toons: Eagle and Kitten Cuteness

Today's p3 toon offerings have been meticulously hand-selected from the week's political cartoon pages at Slate, Time, Mario Piperni,, and Daryl Cagle:

p3 Picks of the Week:   Mike Luckovich, Pat Bagley, Bob Gorrell, John Cagle, John Darkow, Lalo Alcaraz, , R. J. Matson, Adam Zyglis, Clay Jones, and Monte Wolverton.

p3 Award for Best Adaptation from Another Medium (Part 1): . (Note: The “other medium” might not be what you think it is. If you're in doubt, go here.)

p3 Award for Best Adaptation from Another Medium (Part 2): Stuart Carlson.

p3 Award for Best Adaptation from Another Medium (Part 3): John Darkow.

p3 Special Tribute to the Irreplaceable Service Iowa and New Hampshire Perform for the Nation: Ben Sargent

p3 Special Mention for Being the Toon That Made No Sense to Me This Week Clay Bennett.  Don't get me wrong: I like Bennett's layouts. I note with interest and approval that the “Occupy” guy is not depicted as a hippie, an ex-hippie, a dead-ender, or a stoner, although the “Stupefy” fellow appears a little older and is in a suit and tie. I just don't understand the playoff of the two signs, or the looks they're exchanging. Stupefy?

p3 “American Dream” Medal: Mike Keefe

p3 World Toon Review: Cam Cardow (Canada), Jiho (France), Martin Sutovec (Slovak Republic), and Petar Pismestrovic (Austria).

Ann Telnaes explains why you won't be seeing a peace divident anytime soon.

It takes a minute or so to find its groove, but Mark Fiore's ad for ContagionEx ends up being the funniest thing he's done in a good while. Remember: When you're getting screwed by Wall Street, you're also getting screwed by everyone who's ever screwed Wall Street too! Protect yourself!

And for you Anglophiles out there, Taiwan's Next Media Animation brings you the happy news: The marriage of the heir apparent to the heir apparent to the British throne may soon be blessed with issue.

Perhaps the Republicans have been that close to getting it right all along: From Jen Sorenson comes the problem and the solution.  

Tom Tomorrow presents an unearthly tale of horror and possession. And it's probably not going to end well, either.

Tom the Dancing Bug presents “Billy Dare: Into The Uncanny Valley.” Uhm, it's a tad meta.

Of all the Charlie Brown apps in the world, you're the Charlie Browniest: Comic Riffs brings the news that the classic Charlie Brown TV specials, including the legendary Christmas story, will soon be available as digital apps.

Red Meat's Ted Johnson faces the pain.

The Comic Curmudgeon looks forward to A Very Special Dick Tracy Hanukkah!

Portland homeboy Jack Ohman raises the question: Should we call the whole Supercommittee thing off?

Your Eagle-and-Kitten “Awww” Moment: “Go Fly a Kit” (1957) is a sort of empty-headed but endearing bit of fluff directed by Chuck Jones. Jones usually produces stories that are a little more cynical and self-reflexive, but this just seems to be one of his sweet moments. Let's just go with it. The characters' names are Marc Anthony and Pussyfoot. I don't know why.

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And for an extra dose of cuteness: Suzanne at FDL brings back a 1952 Disney minor gem: Susie the Little Blue Coupe. Note the voice talent names.

p3 Bonus Toon: Jesse Springer notes this unpleasant statistic: The average annual cost of child care in Oregon is $10,392 -- nearly $4,000 more than the annual state college tuition.

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

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