Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sunday evening toons: Heat waves and crime waves

Today's toons were selected from over the deafening sound of our own sweat, 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 Picks of the week: Mike Luckovich, Lisa Benson, Rebecca Hendin, Tom Toles, Ted Rall, Pat Bagley, Matt Wuerker, and Monte Wolverton.

p3 Best of Show: Jeff Danziger.

p3 Certificate of Harmonic Toon Convergence (Part 1): Nick Anderson, Robert Ariail,

p3 Certificate of Harmonic Toon Convergence (Part 2): Bill Plante and Lisa Benson.

p3 Award for Best Adaptation from Another Medium: Tom Toles.

p3 World Toon Review: Oliver (Austria) and Petar Pismestrovic (Austria).

Pro-tip: Don't give Ann Telnaes a setup like this unless you're ready to take what comes next.

Mark Fiore takes us inside the dark little club in a cellar around the corner from the Supreme Court.

Tom Tomorrow looks at the 2016 GOP presidential field. Come for the inspiration, stay for the final panel!

Keith Knight sings a song of the South.

Red Meat's Ted Johnson comes eerily close to my childhood, for the second week in a row. I find this . . . disturbing.

The Comic Strip Curmudgeon utters a sequence of words that has almost certainly never been constructed before.

Comic Strip of the Day discovers an example of the misuse of an artist's work – and it doesn't end badly. Bet you didn't see that one coming.

And while we're on that subject, the Facebook page for Young Americans for Liberty posted this cartoon on their timeline in late June (although it appears to be gone from the page now), with the artist's name removed and the content of the image severly edited. Here's the original from 2011 by Arend van Dam. Given the removal of the artist's name, plus the editing of the image to change the whole point of the original, I'm guessing that the alteration and use of the original happened without van Dam's permission. (Aren't libertarians supposed to revere the sacred nature of property rights?) True, the initial theft may have happened far upstream from the folks at YAL, but it only took me about a two minutes with Tin Eye to track the original down. Just thinking out loud.

Acceleratii Incredibus versus Carnivorous Vulgaris: And if you're our kind of reader, you know what that means. "Fast and Furry-ous," directed in 1949 by Chuck Jones from a story by Michael Maltese, is the first of the Roadrunner/Wile E. Coyote shorts. Uncredited voice work by Portland's Own Mel Blanc as the Coyote (or rather, according to IMDB, the "Coyote effects," and you-know-him-you-just-don't-know-you-know-him voice actor Paul Julian as the Roadrunner. Watch "Fast and Furry-ous" on Vimeo.

The Big, And Getting Bigger Since We Welcomed Back The Departed, Oregon Toon Block:

Theoretically Ex-Oregonian Jen Sorensen shows how much our heritage depends upon double negatives. You won't be unsurprised.

Jesse Springer points out that not many out there would envy Oregon its three consecutive years of drought and this summer's record-breaking heat.

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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