Feeling good about Il Papa's outburst against unrestrained capitalism, but he found time yesterday to remind us that gay marriage is bad, so no cartoons for him today.
And sorry to see that Thanksgiving has become for Americans what most of them also consider Boxing Day – that day of pointless tradition about sharing that comes adjacent to a day about political squabbling and unfettered consumerism.
So in the proper tradition of this week, we're probably going to double up on turkey leftovers.
Today's toons were made into turkey salad, turkey sandwiches, and turkey soup from the week's offerings at McClatchy DC, Cartoon Movement, Go Comics, Daryl Cagle's Political Cartoons, About.com, and other fine sources.
p3 Picks of the week: Mike Luckovich, Jack Ohman, Jeff Danziger, Clay Bennett. Stuart Carlson, Lisa Benson, Nick Anderson, David Fitzsimmons, Chris Britt, Mario Piperni, Matt Wuerker, Jen Sorenson, and Monte Wolverton.
p3 Best of Show: Mike Luckovich.
p3 Legion of Merit: David Fitzsimmons.
p3 World Toon Review: Christo Komarnitski (Bulgaria), Payam Boromand (Iran), and Faruk Sovarat (Turkey).
Ann Telnaes answers the seasonal question: WWTC?
Mark Fiore awards the annual turkey.
Tom Tomorrow presents the long-awaited return of the Super Hero Who . . . oh never mind.
Keith Knight draws a comparison.
Tom the Dancing Bug is absolutely right – which means he agrees with me. This really isn't even a joke.
Red Meat's Mr. Bix and Ted's son exchange Thanksgiving recipes.
The Comic Strip Curmudgeon watches in quiet horror as Dennis the Menace and Joey learn about death.
Comic Strip of the Day presents the only Black Friday cartoons you'll need.
Teachers are people! That's the title and theme of this 1952 Disney short starring Goofy, directed by Jack Kinney, with story by Kinney and Bruce Mack. Pinto Colvig (né Vance DeBar Colvig, originally of Jacksonville OR, who voiced Bluto for Fleischer Studios until 1940) is uncredited as Goofy's voice.
The Big, But Still Aiming to Be Bigger, Oregon Toon Block:
Matt Bors wishes one and all a Very Special Walmart Thanksgiving.
Jesse Springer is on haitus this week.
Test your toon captioning superpowers at The New Yorker's weekly caption-the-cartoon contest. (Rules here.)