Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunday morning toons: As the president once said, look forward, not back

Although, of course, he was talking about bringing war criminals to justice.

Meanwhile, if you're a political cartoonist and all you had to offer on Wednesday was a graphic way of saying that the Republicans won big on Tuesday, or the Democrats lost big, you probably didn't make the p3 cut today.

On the other hand, I think we're all glad that it's been a while since we saw any jokes about Democratic candidates or trick-or-treaters in hazmat suits, or bucket challenges.

Today's toons were selected by an extraordinarily small turnout from the week's offerings at McClatchy DC, Cartoon Movement, Go Comics, Politico's Cartoon Gallery, Daryl Cagle's Political Cartoons,, The Nib, and other fine sources of toony goodness.

p3 Best of Show: Chan Lowe.

p3 Legion of Merit: Gary Markstein.

p3 Certificate of Harmonic Toon Convergence: Stuart Carlson, Bob Englehart, and Robert Ariail. (Honorable Mention: R. J. Matson, who only needed some version of the "What now?" thought balloon to make the cut)

p3 World Toon Review: Patrick Chappatte (Switzerland) and Dr. Meddy (Tanzania).

Ann Telnaes suggests that pork is going to have a new meaning in DC. (That's the voice of former pig-castrator, Michelle Bachmann stunt double, and US Senator-elect Joni Ernst, from the electorally-indispensable state of Iowa, by the way.)

Mark Fiore presents: The Last Campaign Ad Ever. It isn't going where you think.

Tom Tomorrow elaborates on a point we've made more than once here at p3: When it comes to risk assessment, Americans are the worst.

Keith Knight goes to a very dark place.

Tom the Dancing Bug says, The answer is simple! Science!

Red Meat's The Old Cowboy re-evaluates his career trajectory.

The Comic Strip Curmudgeon reminds us that Saturdays in Beetle Bailey are for Crushingly Depressing Halftrack Episodes.
Get your curmudge on.

Comic Strip of the Day muses on the interconnectedness of all things, including a near-stabbing, the Buckinghams, and a pattern I noticed too (see above).

Goofy's Glider was directed by Jack Kenney in 1940, with uncredited voice work by George Johnson (as Goofy) and John McLeish (as the narrator). If my sources are right, this isn't the first Goofy "how-to" short, but it's the first one with the narrator, which is the way most of us remember that series. And, as Roger Rabbit said, "Goofy is a GEE-NIUS!" This short is dedicated to my pilot friends.

The Big, And Getting Bigger Since We Threw Out The Rulebook and Welcomed Back The Departed, Oregon Toon Block:

Ex-Oregonian Jack Ohman foresees the pedal getting put to the metal.

Hypothetically Ex-Oregonian Jen Sorensen identifies a resurgent class of predators. And they aren't timber wolves, who would certainly resent the comparison deeply. (Also, this is a topic we've written about before. And the irony is that when these predators were driven out of Oregon, these often filled the ecological niche.)

Matt Bors says, if you can't stop harassment, monetize it! (And MB's right to make the guy from seem only slightly less creepy, in his own way, as the catcaller.)

Jesse Springer examines the intersection of politics, economics, and lived time:

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

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