A lot of this week's cartoons are still about Gingrich wanting to take the US to the moon, and Romney not being that terribly worried about the very poor. But political toonists are starting to turn out good work on the Komen/Planned Parenthood debacle. And SGK deserves all the unwanted attention they get.
Today's selections have been lovingly 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, Wiley Miller, Lian Amiris, Mario Piperni, Clay Jones, Walt Handlesman, John Cole, David Fitzsimmons, Paul Szep, Glenn McCoy, Signe Wilkinson, Tony Auth, Bill Day, Pat Bagley, and Monte Wolverton.
p3 Best of Show: Mike Luckovich.
p3 Award for Best Adaptation from Another Medium: John Darkow.
p3 Award for the Cruelest Truth: Nate Beeler.
p3 World Toon Review: Ingrid Rice (Canada), Victor Ndula (Kenya), Patrick Chappatte (Switzerland), and Christo Komarnitski (Bulgaria).
Ann Telnaes asks: Is that pink thing all the Susan G. Ko followers have been wearing a ribbon, or is it something else?
Mark Fiore scores big with SuperPAC Mad Libs. (It's maybe even almost arguably funnier perhaps than my own p3 Right-winger Mad Libs.
With not a moment to spare, Taiwan's Next Media Animation lets you choose Tom Brady or Eli Manning? Wait for the wrap-up: Go Packers!
Usually I come down hard on the misuse of literally, but Tom Tomorrow may be on to something here.
The K Chronicles (now a DailyKos.com regular) has mixed feelings about Tim Thomas' decision to give the White House a miss.
Tom the Dancing Bug (also a regular at DailyKos.com -- congratulations!) considers the tricky “good-versus-evil” business.
Comic Riffs presents the top five Super Bowl toons.
Red Meat's Bug-eyed Earl makes me appreciate my love of daylight even more than I ususally do.
Here's a special play along at home edition of The Comic Curmudgeon!
The other Jungle Book: In 1976, nine years after the Disney version of “the Jungle Book” sucked all of the oxygen out of theatres, veteran animator Chuck Jones (from the golden and silver age of Warner Bros, plus “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”) made a fairly daring leap: He animated “Mowgli's Brothers,” part of the same cycle of Kipling stories, for television. Jones also directed animated versions of “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi” and “The White Seal,” which will show up here in the weeks to come.
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The p3 Big Oregon Toon Block:
Jack Ohman notes that even being a monopolist (monopolier?) is not without its risks.
Matt Bors imagines the most horribly unimaginable.
Jesse Springer shares this news item:
To compensate for the loss of Federal money to rural Oregon timber counties, Oregon's Representatives to the U.S. House are working on a plan to open up timber harvests that has been criticized as secretive and overly favorable to timber interests.:
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