Mark Sanford: Dispatches From the 'Appalachian Trail'
THE MORNIING LINE:
The early a.m. roundup of 'toons, from the lustful to the mistrustful...
FAVORITE SCANDAL-INSPIRED CARTOON THIS MINUTE: The e-mails! The yammering! The rambling press conference as confessional performance art! South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has given cartoonists so much in such a short period of time -- practically talking scandal-mate John Ensign right off the nation's drawing boards.
From Argentina weeping to Appalachian Trail hiking as a hot-and-heavy euphemism (even hotter than "hiking on the Mark Trail, apparently), Sanford promises to keep on giving -- and talking. So it takes a sure-handed David Horsey to really catch up to Sanford's chronic verbosity. EVERYbody...warble along, won't you? ("I sneaked off to Argentina...")
MOST ARRESTING VISUAL THIS MINUTE: Bill Day delivers this powerful image. So strong, we'll let the cartoon do the talking now. 'Nough said.
FUZZY ON THE BRAIN: What I most like about Francis: To me, he looks pert-near exactly how I imagine R. Crumb looked back in the day. Keep on truckin', Bucky.
What cartoons did you particularly like -- or dislike -- today; you're invited to share them links.
The esteemed Harvey Award nominees have been announced, with homegrown talent Jeff Kinney ("Diary of a Wimpy Kid") among the leading nominees. (Winners will be named at the Baltimore Comic-Con Oct. 10.) To see all the nominees, go to the Harvey Awards site. Congrats to all the honorees, and here -- as a sampling -- are the nominees in the comic strip and online comic categories:
BEST ON-LINE COMICS WORK
1. BLACK CHERRY BOMBSHELLS, Tony Trovarello and
John Zito, www.zudacomics.com
2. HIGH MOON, Scott O. Brown, www.zudacomics.com
3. LEAST I COULD DO, Lar deSouza and Ryan Sohmer, www.leasticoulddo.com
4. NIGHT OWLS, Bobby & Peter Timony, www.zudacomics.com
5. PVP, Scott Kurtz, www.pvponline.com
BEST SYNDICATED STRIP OR PANEL:
1. BREWSTER ROCKIT: SPACE GUY!, Tim Rickard, Tribune Media Services
2. GET FUZZY, Darby Conley, United Features Syndicate
3. MUTTS, Patrick McDonnell, King Features Syndicate
4. THE NORM, Michael Jantze, Uclick Gocomics
5. PEARLS BEFORE SWINE, Stephan Pastis, United Features Syndicate
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| July 1, 2009; 7:00 AM ET
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