The Morning Line: 'Rockit' Man Achieves Liftoff
For the next five days, with the funnypages thick with elves, bells and reindeer scat, Comic Riffs will highlight our fave Christmas-week cartoons.
Today, it's "Brewster Rockit" that gets its wings.
In the face of the yapping blond Scrooge that rails against Christmas, could anything melt the chilliest space-age heart quite like Jimmy Stewart and fam around the "It's a Wonderful Life" hearth?
(And remember: "Every time a toon Scrooge carps / A cartoonist gets his harp.")
The other seasonal cartoon that could melt the coldest heart is today's "Mutts."
This is almost officially the cutest utterance ever of "freezing one's tail off."
ELSEWHERE 'ROUND THE PAGE...
'Riffs didn't even need every "Candorville" panel today, because the first panel alone -- in its sly pithiness, for what is implied without being overexplained -- is laugh-out-loud funny.
Our heartiest comics laff in days, in fact.
Those are my holiday picks; if ye have some, merry readers, now is the season of giving.
| December 22, 2008; 6:00 AM ET
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