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The Sunday Funnies (4/4/10)

This week from the top: The Quigmans (4/1) by Buddy Hickerson, Argyle Sweater (3/30) by Scott Hilburn, Moderately Confused (3/31) by Jeff Stahler and La Cucaracha (3/3) by Lalo Alcaraz.

(Thanks, Jim Lahue)

  • Stahler’s comic is really great! LOL Really genius on his part.

  • Pedro Nakama

    The Alice in Wonderland one was funny.

  • David Breneman

    OK, would one of you folks who understands the Stahler “Alice” comic care to explain it?

  • Fred Sparrman

    It’s a joke about the “Tea Party”…um…”movement” in the U.S.

  • Horace

    So, when did Gary Larson start doing cartoons again? Also, when did he start sucking?

  • David Breneman

    Maybe it would make more sense if the Mad Hatter was the one protesting. After all, it’s his tea party.

  • A much better group than last week. Liked the Alcaraz one the best.

  • From wikipedia’s Honey Smacks page:

    Introduced in 1953, the cereal has undergone several name changes. It started out as Sugar Smacks. In the 1980s, it was renamed Honey Smacks. In the early 1990s, perhaps because the product mascot, Dig’em Frog, had customarily been portrayed as calling the cereal “Smacks”, the word “Honey” was dropped from the name and the product was then simply called Smacks. In 2004, the cereal was given back the name Honey Smacks, which is now its current name.

    Thanks wiki! for making an unfunny single-panel comic less funny.

  • Angry Anim

    It looks like he traced that Fred Flintstone.

  • Rooniman

    Wow, these strip are spectacularly boring.

  • This is a pretty classy joint. Too bad you had to crap it up wit the Quigmans.

  • The Alice in Wonderland one was original and funny at the same time!

  • Demetre

    Wow. Retinas are bleeding again.

  • Re the Alice one, maybe the Mad Hatter is surprised because the title of the first chapter of the first book in Lewis Carroll’s *other* fantasy novel duology (and one that about 5 people have heard of), Sylvie and Bruno, is “Less Bread! More Taxes!”

  • mick

    The frog thing…..a cartoon that has to tell you who it is????
    ‘hello I am a cartoon and the reason i am funny is….’

    subtle stuff

  • As one might expect there are quite a few other political cartoons that use Alice in Wonderland imagery to comment on the tea parties. The degree to which they actually try to resemble the Tenniel illustrations varies widely, with many just using the political cartoonist’s usual style, down to this one that’s almost identical to Tenniel (and I couldn’t find any that use imagery from the Disney Alice movie):
    And before the tea parties existed, there were quite a few cartoons tying Alice to various other political events, some of which are collected on this page (including one with George W. Bush as Alice (!) and Saddam Hussein as the Chesire Cat’s smile):