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Here’s a selection of my favourite political editorial comics of the week:


Bloomberg: Canadian Health Care, Even with Queues, Bests U.S.


Allan B. Bevere: On Why the Church in America Cannot Speak Truth to Power


Cogitamus: Wingnut Values on Parade


The Root: Jimmy Carter, True Son of the South, Hits Nail on the Head


FiveThirtyEight: IBD/TIPP Doctors Poll Is Not Trustworthy


[Thanks to AZSpot!]


How to Irritate

"How to Irritate" comicClick the comic to see it on its original page.

Geek It Happened to Me Toronto (a.k.a. Accordion City)

One of the Problems of Space Travel

I’m at the Science 2.0 conference today, the conference for scientists and what they need to know about how software and the web is changing the way they work. In honour of the conference, here’s a comic about one of the problems of space travel:

Old comic: "There are many problems of space travel you have to learn about"


If Housepets Were Libertarians

Most of the comics on flop for various reasons, but I rather like this one:

Comic: "If Housepets Were Libertarians"Click the comic to see it at full size.


The Definitive Collection Of Awesomely Bad Wolverine Costumes


Dork Shelf, a blog devoted to Toronto and nerd culture points to’s collection of photos of guys in so-bad-they’re-good Wolverine costumes. My favourite one is Jewish Wolverine, complete with adamantium menorah claws.

If you’re looking for costumed adventurers who really are “from the Tribe” (such as Kitty Pryde, mentioned recently in this blog entry), look no farther than Comic Book Religion’s catalogue of Jewish superheroes. The oddest one is “The Acidic Jew”, whose touch can dissolve anything.


“Full of Pryde” Art Expo: May 7 at Floating World Comics (Portland, Oregon)

"Full of Pryde" poster featuring Kitty Pryde of the X-MenClick the image to see it at full size.

It’s an odd idea, but I’m into it: next Thursday, May 7th, Portland, Oregon’s Floating World Comics will be hosting Full of Pryde, an art show featuring different interpretations of Kitty Pryde of the X-Men. Kitty’s been a popular character ever since she was introduced in Uncanny X-Men #129 way back in January 1980 and was played in the film X-Men: The Last Stand by Ellen “Juno” Page.

The folks at Floating World asked “dozens of comic artists, graphic designers, and illustrators” to create their own renditions of Kitty Pryde, which will be made available for sale, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Hemophilia Treatment Center at Oregon Health and Science University.

You can see some examples of various artists’ renderings of Kitty Pryde at the Full of Pryde blog that they’ve set up.

Accordion, Instrument of the Gods

“Garfield Minus Garfield” Features the Accordion

Today’s Garfield Minus Garfield strip – a web comic strip featuring Garfield comics with the titular character Photoshopped out – explains why the cool kids play accordion:

Jon in "Garfield Minus Garfield": "The accordion is my life. You know why? Because I have soul!"

Thanks to Guillaume for the heads-up!