'Riffs Picks: From Brylcreem Daydreams to a Premature Pulitzer, Today's Fave Toons
THE MORNING LINE:
From one lost Man in Khaki to the Pre-Pulitzer Prize, today's fave cartoons culled from across the mighty mighty Web...
4. WHEN SUDDENLY, THE "PICKLES" FAMILY POOCH GOT GINORMOUS:
Making a swell cameo in today's "PICKLES" strip is...the one and only Mark Trail. (Permalink.) What's this lost "Lost Forest" vision doing in an environment that actually, um, gets irony? And who knew Opal had a thing for dreamy Brylcreemed men in khaki? Now, what's the next step of such a mashup: Earl with Mark's wife -- aka "Cherry Pickles"?
The imagination reels...
3. THE HERBLOCK BOOK: The companion book to the new Library of Congress exhibit is titled "HERBLOCK: The Life and Work of the Great Political Cartoonist." Co-authors Haynes Johnson and Harry Katz will discuss their book in Washington -- today at noon at the library's James Madison Building.
2. BEAUTY, EH? ART PICK OF THE DAY:
The STEVE BENSON cartoon of today is a gorgeous visual study in black-and-gray. The shell, the snail skin, the organic Obama head. Benson remains one of the best draftsman working today.
1. "IDIOT" MOXIE:
We've seen scores of cartoons mocking Obama's controversial Nobel win, but the most creative spin: MATT BORS ("Idiot Box") drafts his personal "call-to-action" vision -- which all quickly becomes a clever meta-spoof on the "politics" of the cartooning Pulitzer. Well-played, Mr. Bors. You're so persuasive in fact that you've convinced us: Our next Pulitzer vote goes to...Jack Ohman.
| October 15, 2009; 9:05 AM ET
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