Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sunday morning toons: The kindness of strangers

Both the Republican House leadership structure and the northern half of Iraq had the thoughtfulness to go kaflooie early enough in the week that political cartoonists could have them teed up by today, for which we here at p3 are appropriately grateful.

Unfortunately, school shootings are now happening with enough frequency and regularity that there's never a deadline problem there anymore, a fact for which we are not grateful.

Today's toons were selected by abruptly-jobless Republican congressmen from the week's offerings at McClatchy DC, Cartoon Movement, Go Comics, Politico's Cartoon Gallery, Daryl Cagle's Political Cartoons,, and other fine sources of toony goodness.

p3 Best of Show: Tom Toles.

p3 Legion of Merit: Jeff Danziger.

p3 Award for Best Adaptation from Another Medium: Mike Luckovich.

p3 World Toon Review: Pregrag Koraksić Corax (Serbia), Patrick Chappatte (Switzerland), Luojie (China), and Amorim (Brazil).

Ann Telnaes locates a possibly teachable moment for the GOP.

Mark Fiore suggests an interesting question: If we're not intervening to stop violent anti-government zealots here, why would anyone expect us to do it anywhere else?

Taiwan's Next Media Animation presents the most expensive Brazilian wax in history.

Comics is hard dollars: In which Roy Edroso chronicles disgruntled conservative cartoonists as they take to the pages of the Wall Street Journal to long for the good old days of the industry's self-sensoring Comics Code Authority as a way for them to get equal footing with their hippy-leftie competition. Because, you know, Mallard Fillmore is every bit as funny as, say, those peacenik free-love feminazi do-gooders at Doonesbury, meaning that if it isn't quite as popular it can only be the result of political correctness and the liberal media. Or something.

Available on Netflix:

Note: No one will be seated during the horrifying Berke Breathed self-loathing scene!

Tom Tomorrow presents Sparky the Penguin and Chuckles the Sensible Woodchuck on why it's sensible to keep the Gitmo prisoners there pretty much forever.

Keith Knight pays tribute to a phenomenal woman.

Tom the Dancing Bug offers a camper's guide to distinguishing open-carry patriots from deranged killers.

Red Meat salutes Father's Day.

The Comic Strip Curmudgeon celebrates the Wizard of Id/B.C. crossover strip you've been waiting for – assuming you've been waiting for one.

Comic Strip of the Day did the digging that I didn't do before I reflexively clicked Share – shame on me! – for the background on the most interesting cartoons I've seen in my Facebook pipeline for quite a while. And so, as a sign of our appreciation here at p3, here's a CSotD twofer: Dead as a doornail.

Weekly animation: Minimalist on almost every level, Simon's Cat shorts still manage to crack me up. "Pawtraits" is directed by the eponymous Simon Tofield and animated by Nick Wade. Like it? Enjoy some more.

The Big, And Getting Bigger Since We Bent the Rules and Welcomed Back The Theoretically Departed, Oregon Toon Block:

Ex-Oregonian Jack Ohman detects a pattern.

Possibly Ex-Oregonian Jen Sorensen looks at two places you never want to be taken captive.

Matt Bors casts a wary eye upon an idea that should have died as soon as they named it.

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

And you can review their latest cartoons at their gallery.  

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