The Sunday Funnies (12/27/09)

Our weekly survey of recent comic strips and editorial cartoons that reference animation characters. Once again we begin with The Princess and the Frog being used as a metaphor to comment on the Health Care Reform Bill (via Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution):


Next, Tim Rickard’s sci-fi spoof Brewster Rockit presented a Christmas Special in serialized form:





(Thanks, Uncle Wayne)


  • David Breneman

    The spleen is definitely one of the more comical body organs. That was a great strip.

  • Jake

    It had to be either ‘pancreas’ or ‘spleen’ and Tim Rickard probably sensed the former was overused as a comical internal reference. The cameos in this strip are drawn so much better than the rest of it, but that’s part of its charm.

  • DJM

    I’ve rarely have heard the pancreas used as a punchline. The spleen is old.

  • http://kirbydream.com/ Leirin

    Heck yes, Rankin/Bass.

  • Emil

    Warner Bros cartoons used it all through the 90′s.

  • http://www.animationinsider.net/ Aaron H. Bynum

    I read Brewster Rockit regularly and loved this past week of strips.

  • TheGunheart

    So, instead of slapping buzzwords on an ostrich sticking its head in the sand, they now slap ‘em on a frog about to be kissed by Tiana?

    Political cartoonists are so clever.

  • pheslaki

    The dream mash-up of Xmas specials was done better by The Venture Bros.

  • Lamont

    He should have wrote “Box Office Results” on the frog.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/MovieRatIan Movie Rat Ian

    So Health Care reform is a wacky singing and dancing ambiguously foreign prince who turned into a frog after messing with a witch doctor from 1920s New Orleans.

    Finally, it all makes sense.

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

    The one about christmas was hilarious! Also I agree with Lamont.