The Sunday Funnies (12/20/09)

Our weekly survey of recent comic strips and editorial cartoons that reference animation characters.

Mike Peters in the Dayton Daily News.



Rob Rogers from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.



Rhymes with Orange by Hilary Price (12/11/09)



Janis & Arlo by Jimmy Johnson (12/12/09)

(Thanks, Jim Lahue, Billie Towzer and Uncle Wayne)


  • http://garrisonsjunk.blogspot.com Chris Garrison

    I don’t understand that last panel of that last strip. Is he thinking about himself in the third person?

  • http://www.sportingnews.com/blog/mjf7583 Michael F.

    That Rhymes With Orange strip is pretty corny but I couldn’t help but laugh about it.

  • http://kirbydream.com/ Leirin

    “Hannukah Matata”? Ah well. Lovin’ these strips, possibly even better than last week’s!

    By the way, how do you guys find these comics exactly, especially in such good quality? Do readers send them in?

  • mrscriblam

    have sunday/political comics always been this tame and boring?

  • http://www.frankpanucci.com FP

    You should have featured the POPEYE comic strip in this weekly round-up. Last week, it featured the famous animation character Popeye.

  • Jonah Sidhom

    Yeah, Chris, that’s the only thing I don’t get as well. The others were pretty good though. The Clifford one is my favorite.

  • Isaac

    Arlo might be giving a motivational speech to his cat in hopes of getting it to finish its thesis. Sometimes I wonder where cartoonists get their inspiration.

  • http://robcatview.blogspot.com robcat2075

    I don’t get the second one. In which alternate universe does Olympia Snowe support healthcare reform? Maybe the same alternate universe where everyone wears a button on their lapel stating their name or political affiliation.

  • Slash Halen

    Ha, Hopey. I gotta remember that one.

  • Scarabim

    Unfortunately, Hopey and Dopey are pretty much interchangeable…

  • Andy

    Ha-ha! Political topic + pop culture reference = comedy!

    At least in the lazy minds of feeble cartoonists. Syndicated “comics” are dying their well deserved death.

  • Peter H

    Should’nt the thought bubbles in that last panel be emanating from the cat?

  • T

    These remind me of the editorial cartoons in The Onion (esp. the Snow White one).

  • Scarabim

    By god, Peter H, you’re right! The strip makes sense now!

    Still isn’t funny, though.

  • shlocko

    wait until all the dust setles and they will get all your money to pay
    for this turkey…

    And what’s coming!!!!

  • http://kirbydream.com/ Leirin

    Scarabim: Why is that unfortunate?

  • http://www.lauriannwestlibrary.org Ann

    Rob Rogers will be appearing at the Lauri Ann West Memorial Library in O’Hara Township on Thursday, January 21 at 7 pm. He will talk about his new book “No Cartoon Left Behind.”

  • http://www.facebook.com Pixar Fan 2010

    It’s like The Grinch switched roles with a human.