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Posted at 9:10 AM ET, 06/15/2010

AQUAMAN DOWN: The 10 Best BP Spill Cartoons [UPDATED]

By Michael Cavna


Aquaman was among the first casualties, tragically washing up weeks ago. And as the BP oil spill has worn on -- long uncapped, uncontained and un-"killed," top or otherwise -- visual satirists have co-opted numerous other cartoon characters.

Given the need to laugh for a moment in the face of maddening tragedy -- humor as a defiantly uncapped release -- we should have known such cartoons would continue to spill onto our pages and screens.

As such, Comic Riffs asked readers this week to share their favorite cartoons and other illustrations about the spill in the Gulf. Here's a sampling of some faves. We'll dub these The 10 Best BP Spill Cartoons -- at least so far. More swell ones are sure to bubble up.


AQUAMAN DOWN:

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(via Aquaman Shrine)

THE ULTIMATE FAIL WHALE:

bpwhale.jpg
(via 9GAG)

WHERE'S OIL E. COYOTE?

bpbillday.jpg
Bill Day (via Cagle Cartoons)

ABSORBENT IS HE:

bpspongebob.jpg
Mike Mitchell (via Cartoon Brew)

BURIED DEPOSITS:

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Matt Davies (via GoComics.com)

GAME OVER:

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(via Zero-Lives)


THE SMOKY-TAR MONSTER:

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Mike Luckovich (via Atlanta Journal Constitution)

CRUDE BUT DEFECTIVE:

bpspill3.jpg
Mike Keefe (via Cagle Cartoons>

MAD-DENING LIBS:

bpspill7.jpg

FOUL PLAY:

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R.J. Matson (via Cagle Cartoons)

...AND ONE BONUS VID:

By Michael Cavna  | June 15, 2010; 9:10 AM ET
Categories:  General  | Tags:  Aquaman, BP Oil Spill, Bill Day, Matt Davies, Mike Keefe, Mike Luckovich, R.J. Matson, SpongeBob SquarePants  
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Comments

Here's the one I did for Transport Topics a couple weeks back:

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs605.snc3/31865_404981694028_608239028_4227754_3022042_n.jpg

Posted by: shadow27 | June 15, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Here's my 2c! :]

http://geekykarma.com/comics/man-vs-nature/

Posted by: geekykarma | June 15, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

And here's my "Boycott BP" Logo simply based on BP's logo and the ubiquitous "do not" sign!

http://orangemercury.blogspot.com/2010/06/boycott-bp.html#links

Posted by: ibernard | June 18, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

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