Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sunday morning toons: Yesterday's headlines today!

This just in:
State Dept Gives Approval to Environmentally and Economically Lethal Keystone XL Pipeline Deal, EPA Not Bothered for Its Opinion

The Sequester Begins the Austerity Process in the US

Old Times There Are Not Forgotten, But the Voting Rights Act Might As Well Be

North Korea Has Its First ET Summit

Bob Woodward, Self-Promoting Wuss

Pope Hops Catches Last Train for the Coast, Just Before Next Round of Leaks

Don't wait to see it on yesterday's headlines at your local coffee shop -- get last week's news today, from the week's pages at Cartoon Movement, GoComics,, Slate, Time,, Daryl Cagle, and other fine sources.

p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Luckovich, Jack Ohman (runner-up for the 2013 Herblock Prize -- way to go!, Nick Anderson, Mike Smith, , Signe Wilkinson, Daryl Cagle, Dave Grandlund, Mike Wuerker, Jen Sorenson, and Monte Wolverton.

p3 Best of Show: Chad Lowe.

p3 “If He's An Alien, That's Not Much of a Disguise” Medal: Jim Morin.

p3 Award for Best Adaptation from Another Medium: Clay Bennett.

p3 World Toon Review: Dale Cummings (Canada), Patrick Chappatte (Switzerland), Tjeerd Royards (Netherlands), and Alex Falco (Cuba).

Ann Telnaes updates Churchill: Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to have a lifetime appointment on the US Supreme Court.

Mark Fiore, in one of his best to date, celebrates a war Americans finally can win -- by losing! (The war began, by the way, on January 20, 1981, probably the last time a President presented a request for a formal declaration of war to the Congress.)

Taiwan's Next Media Animation wonders what secrets Pope Benedict is taking to his early and lawyered-up retirement.

2013 Herblock Award winner Tom Tomorrow tells you the ugly truth today, or else he might have to tell you in twenty years!

Congratulations to p3 Sunday morning toon review regulars Tom Tomorrow and Jack Ohman, winner and runner-up respectively for the 2013 Herblock Award for political cartooning. (Portland artist and p3 regular Matt Bors was the 2012 award winner, by the way.)

The Society of Illustrators is hosting a retrospective of the work of p3 hero and founding Mad Magazine artist Harvey Kurtzman at the Museum of Illustration on NYC's Upper East Side.

If you've ever read a Donald Duck or Scrooge McDuck comic book, you've almost certainly seen the work of Don Rosa. Want to know why he got out of the business? Hint: There's a reason people in the business call his former employer “Duckau.”

Keith Knight has a simple plan to save the po(s)t office.

Tom the Dancing Bug reveals his Grand Unification Theory of Conservatism.

Red Meat's Ted Johnson explores the beverage/cleanliness interface -- with the missus.

The Comics Curmudgeon's memories of academia are more or less the same as mine.

As a tribute to “Family Guy” creator Seth McFarland's iffy appearance last weekend as host of the Oscars, here's one of the funniest parodies from a series that's done a lot of parody material over the years. Not safe for work. Not even remotely.

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(I originally planned to show “Fast and Furry-ous,” the 1949 premiere of the Roadrunner/Coyote team-up, directed by Chuck Jones, animated by Michael Maltese, with musical direction by Carl Stalling, but Time-Warner has apparently driven every copy of it off the internet, because, you know, if we embedded it here on p3 it would instantly crater the worldwide sales of their dozens and dozens of classic toon anthologies on DVD and Blu Ray. Luckily, parody is protected speech under the First Amendment. For now. So, Seth, about that Oscars performance: All is forgiven.)

The p3 Big Oregon Toon Block:

The p3 Sunday morning toon review regularly passes out awards and medals; here's Matt Bors making his contribution to the decorative cause.

Jesse Springer is losing his patience with you people!

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

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